Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22563 Released with Taskbar and Widgets Improvements

On Feb. 24th, 2022, Microsoft announced the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22563 for ARM64 PCs. As previous updates, all the new features and improvements in this version are only available for Insiders.

In Windows 11 Build 22563, there are also some notable changes that worth to test, such as the Taskbar experience improvements for Tablets, more dynamic content in Widgets and also the improvements for File Explorer.

Highlighted Improvements on Windows 11 Build 22563

Tablet-optimized Taskbar

A new state for Taskbar is released which will help you work more smoothly with the Collapsed mode. As before, there was an Expanded states. After upgrading to build 22563, your taskbar will switch to this new version automatically once you disconnect or fold back the keyboard on your 2-in-1 device.

Collapsed and Expanded States on Windows 11 Build 22563

Users with the tablet device can experience that you have more screen space to help you focus on your current task. Of course, you can easily switch between this two states by swiping up and down on the bottom of your device.

Here is the steps to check whether your device supports this feature or not: Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > Taskbar behaviors where you will see a new feature “Automatically hide the taskbar when using your device as tablet”.

Dynamic Widgets Content

Seeing the pictures below to check the improvements on the content showing in the Widgets. In this new version, Windows 11 tries to blend widgets and news feed together to help the users to experience a dynamic feed which includes the widgets and news content. Also, users still can pin your own content on the widgets and all the customization you did to your Widgets will be kept.

Dynamic Widgets Content on Windows 11 Build 22563

More Efficient Fire Explorer

With the new updates, Windows 11 users can not only search the files/ folders from your local device, but also from the cloud drive such as OneDrive, as well as from Downloads, and any indexed location.

Above are the most notable changes in Windows 11 Insider Build 22563. In the Microsoft official blog, the following improvements have also been done: Windowing on Microsoft Edge; input improvements with more emoji; some general bugs fixes.


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