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We recently told you that Microsoft began to roll out new features in the final version of Windows 11, including the new Media Player and support (for now limited to the United States) of Android applications. Now we have information about the Features Coming to Test Versions and that later, if Redmond decides to keep them, they will be available to all users.

New to Windows 11 build 22557 is the ability to create folders in the start menu, a redesigned task manager, new touch gestures, and more. Please note that these are only available to Insider Program members who have opted into the Dev Channel. If you are not yet part of this betatesting experience, you can sign up at any time.

The most important news of this Windows 11 Insider Preview

Folders in the Start menu: One of the novelties that Windows 11 introduced at its launch was the new start menu. Redmond not only moved the location of this element to the center, but also redesigned the way we interact with it. The new concept seemed inspired by mobile device systems, but lacked the possibility of advanced organization tools such as these.

Well, Microsoft has decided to address this issue with the ability to create folders within the start menu. Organizing our applications with this possibility will be quite simple. As in a mobile phone, we will only have to drag an application on top of another to create a folder. Of course, at the moment we cannot name them but the company promises that this possibility will come in the next updates.

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Do Not Disturb and Focus: We live in a world where notifications keep coming in and sometimes it can be hard to focus. Windows 11 introduced a feature to help improve productivity and now it’s improving it. With this update, Focus Assist integrates with the Clock app to make it easier to set different modes and receive only the notifications or alarms you want.

Subtitles Microsoft Windows 11

real-time subtitles: This accessibility feature can help everyone, including those who are hearing impaired, better understand spoken content. These are transcripts that are automatically generated and displayed at the top of the screen, at the bottom, or in a floating window. We can activate this feature from the keyboard shortcut WIN + Ctrl + L. However, at the moment it is only available in English.

File browser improvementsNote: Until before this update, Windows 11 only supported pinning folders to the explorer sidebar. Microsoft has extended this feature and now we can also pin files. We simply have to drag a file of any type to the Quick Access section. Moreover, OneDrive now also shows available storage at the top right of the windows.

New touch gesturesNote: Windows 11 now supports the following gestures: swipe up to open the start menu (down to hide it), swipe left for all apps and right for pinned apps, swipe from bottom right to open Settings, swipe from the right edge of the screen to open Notification Center (and the opposite swipe to hide it).

Window Fit Changes: An interesting novelty for those who work with many windows on large monitors was the function of adjusting the windows to different predefined sizes, configurable from the maximize button. Now we have a new way to access it. We just have to drag the windows to the top of the screen and that’s it.

New sustainability settings: This was one of the experimental features that were disabled and had been discovered by some users. Finally, the new “Sustainability” section officially appears within Settings. This is a section that seeks to improve energy consumption and provides advice on how to reduce carbon emissions.

Task Manager or Windows Task Manager: what it is and how to get the most out of it

Revamped task manager: and here we have another experimental function that we have already talked about before. The task manager, whose design and functional elements had remained almost unchanged since Windows 8, is finally getting a facelift. This does not add or remove system information tabs. However, he relocates them to a sidebar, providing greater consistency with Microsoft’s new operating system.

Task Manager Windows 11

It also receives an “Efficiency mode”, which allows you to identify the applications that are consuming a lot of energy and offers the possibility of limiting their consumption to give priority to other applications. This “will lead to faster foreground responsiveness and better power efficiency.”

This version for developers of Windows 11, as we have seen, releases a good handful of new features. There are also other minor improvements and fixes “under the hood” that we haven’t mentioned. However, you can check Microsoft’s blog post where all the details are told.

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We recently told you that Microsoft began to roll out new features in the final version of Windows 11, including…

We recently told you that Microsoft began to roll out new features in the final version of Windows 11, including…

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