21.07.2024

Windows 11 got folders in Start, dragging icons to the taskbar, and more

The Task Manager has been updated with a new navigation and settings bar, as well as support for a dark theme. v-puske-peretaskivanie-ikonok-na-panel-zadach-i-mnogoe-drugoe-0755b77.jpg” alt=”Windows 11 got folders in Start, dragging icons to the taskbar, and more” />

Following the update to Windows 11 Stable, Microsoft released a fresh preview build 22557. It's already available to Insiders in the Dev channel, and there are a lot of changes. Here are the main ones:

  • added the ability to drag (drag-and-drop) files and icons to the taskbar;
  • added the ability to create and pin folders with program icons in the Start menu;

Windows 11 got folders in Start, dragging icons to the taskbar, and more

  • Do Not Disturb added to Notification Center to completely disable pop-up notifications;
  • there is now an updated focus mode that disables alerts and eliminates other distractions;

Windows 11 got folders in Start, dragging icons to the taskbar and more

  • New handy gestures have been added to control Start and Action Center on touch screens;
  • in the “Quick Access” section in “Explorer”, it became possible to pin not only folders, but also individual files;

Windows 11 got folders in Start, drag and drop icons on the taskbar and more

  • also added syncing with OneDrive in File Explorer so you can see the sync status and cloud storage quota usage;
  • added the ability to conveniently drag windows of running programs to specific areas of Snap Layouts;
  • updated settings for sleep mode and turning off the screen of the device, as well as added recommendations for energy saving;

Windows 11 got folders in Start, dragging icons to the taskbar, and more

  • For PCs with multiple color profiles, a quick setting has been added to switch between them ;
  • a separate icon for the taskbar has appeared, signaling screen sharing;
  • a visual indication of a window on the taskbar that has been shared has been added;
  • “Dispatcher tasks” got a redesign with a new navigation bar, settings and dark theme support.

Windows 11 got folders in Start, dragging icons to the taskbar, and more

With full changelog and improvements can be found on the dedicated page on the Microsoft site dedicated to this Dev build of Windows 11.

All or most of these innovations should appear in a stable version of the system with one of the upcoming updates.