The Windows 11 2022 Update which is available now addresses a lot of the early complaints. It comes with a video-editing program and includes features like Start menu folders, improvements to Snap Layouts, Live Captions across the entire OS, better touch gestures, and even a new Xbox controller bar. The Task Manager now has a dark mode.
Microsoft has made some subtle design changes in the Windows 11 2022 Update, improving animations, icons, and more. A new Xbox controller bar allows users to easily navigate PC launchers and games. Microsoft now allows windowed games to support Auto HDR and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). Live Captions is accessible using the Winkey + CTRL + L shortcut. The Windows 11 2022 Update also includes Voice Access to let anyone control a PC with just their voice and new voices for Microsoft’s Narrator feature. Users can move the cursor, copy and paste, interact with apps, and basically do anything that you’d be able to normally do with a keyboard and mouse. Microsoft is also introducing Smart App Control in this latest update, which is a new feature that’s designed to block scripting attacks or untrusted apps from launching. An update to the Photos app is also coming next month, with a new photo management UI that includes a gallery, better browsing, and the ability to easily back up photos to OneDrive cloud storage. Microsoft is now testing and experimenting with more Windows 11 features through its Windows Insider program.