Windows 11 Start menu started showing Suggested websites

Windows 11 Start menu started showing Suggested websites

Windows 11’s suggested sites feature is currently being tested by Microsoft. There are a number of new customization choices for the taskbar, the Start menu, and other places in Windows 11’s latest Insider release.

Windows 11 Build 25247 is now available to Dev Channel Insiders, according to the latest update from Microsoft.

  • When executing the build, Windows 11’s Start menu will feature suggested web pages.
  • Windows Studio effects can now be accessed from the Quick Settings area on the taskbar.
  • This week, Microsoft will take a break from releasing Insider builds as a way to celebrate the holidays with their customers.

Microsoft has just released Windows 11 Build 25247 for testing by the Dev Channel Insiders. The Windows team is taking some time off for the holidays, so this will be the last build for Insiders for over a week. There are a few new features and adjustments in build 25247. One of these is the ability to customize Windows Studio effects from the Quick Settings tile on the taskbar.

Devices with a Neural Processing Unit have access to Windows Studio features like background blur, eye contact, and automatic framing (NPU). The Microsoft Surface Pro 9 is probably the best-known gadget to use an NPU, however, unfortunately, it is only present in the ARM variant.

Windows Studio effects can now be toggled on and off directly from the Taskbar in the most recent Insider edition of Windows 11.

Windows 11 will now offer suggested sites to check out directly from the Start menu, beginning with this version. Microsoft said the sites displayed will be tailored to your location and browsing history. Both individual recommendations and the feature itself can be disabled.

Energy Recommendations are included in the build to assist you to optimize your device’s power usage.

This week, we made available to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel a preview of a future.NET update (2022-11 Cumulative Update for.NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8.1 for Windows Version Next for x64 (KB5020992)) to test the delivery of.NET enhancements. Located in the Windows Update Advanced Options and Optional Updates menus, this.NET update does not bring any new features. Please let us know what went wrong when trying to locate or install this update via the Feedback Hub if you experienced any problems doing so.

We’ve been working hard to improve Start’s Recommended section, and we’re happy to finally launch a new content type: links to external websites. To get you back to the sites you care about quickly and simply, we’ll start by suggesting popular sites based on your location and browsing behavior. By using the context menu that appears when you right-click on a suggested site, you can hide only that one or hide all of them. Only a select few Insiders will get to see this, so if you do, we’d love to hear what you think!

We’re implementing the option to display seconds on the system tray clock in response to requests from our users. To activate this function, go to Settings > Personalization > Taskbar and toggle the option found there under Taskbar behavior. Taskbar preferences can also be accessed using the right-click context menu. As we are just starting to roll out this update, not all Windows Insiders will see it right away. However, we do intend to make this update available to everyone as soon as possible.

As a result of our optimization efforts, a larger portion of your computer’s data will be indexed by Windows’ search function. We’re curious to know if you’ve had any luck finding files in Windows and if so, if the results have improved.

Removed the toggle for the touch keyboard icon in Settings > Personalization > Taskbar, replacing it with a menu from which you may choose Never, Always, or When no keyboard is attached.

In this update, we’re introducing two new keyboard layouts. Both the AZERTY and BÉPO standards for the French keyboard are incorporated into these keyboards. The latest designs aim to make it easier for French speakers to type their language. Greek letters and a wide range of scientific, mathematical, and financial symbols are supported, in addition to all the Latin-based languages spoken inside the European Union. You can activate one of these keyboards by going to Settings > Time & language > Language & region and tapping the ellipsis next to the language for which you want to use this layout. You may find the updated French (Standard, AZERTY) and French (BÉPO) keyboard layouts by clicking “Add a keyboard” on the Settings page. Instead of the usual AZERTY keyboard layout, it now looks like (Legacy, AZERTY).

By correctly processing Kana/Kanji and Pinyin in the emoji panel, we have enhanced the Emoji search for Japanese and Simplified Chinese.

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