Windows 11 KB5018496 is the second major update for Windows 11 version 22H2, and it rolls out some new features and some improvements. Microsoft has published a direct download link for the offline installer for Windows 11 KB5018496 on its update catalog.
KB5018496 enhances the visual handling of Windows Search on the taskbar to help users discover more content, such as weather and other global or local updates from Bing.
After KB5018496 is installed, a system restart is required to complete the changes to Windows 11 22H2.
How to Get Windows 11 KB5018496?
Download link for Windows 11 KB5018496: 64-bit.
Just click the Download button and run the .msu installer.
Windows 11 KB5018496 (build 22621.755) Improvements
As mentioned above, KB5018496 enhances the search visuals. As Microsoft is A/B testing the new vision for the Windows Search panel, different user devices may show off the design.
Microsoft has also integrated the MS account experience in KB5018496 Settings. This feature lets you manage your OneDrive subscriptions and related storage alerts right from the Windows 11 Settings app!
In addition to this, KB5018496 also adds a new way to access the Task Manager – the right-click context menu of the taskbar. This feature has always been part of the operating system, but was removed with the release of Windows 11 version 21H2.
Windows 11 KB5018496 fixes and improvements:
Fixed Microsoft Edge not working in IE mode.
Fixed vertical and horizontal line artifacts issue.
Fixed an issue preventing the Credentials UI from showing in IE mode,
Fixed an issue where audio would not sync with games recorded using the Xbox Game Bar.
Fixed an issue affecting File Explorer where OneDrive folders would not appear.
Fixed an issue where the Start menu stopped working when using key commands.