New Update Windows 11 Version 22H2 Gets File Explorer Tabs, More with November Patch Tuesday

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 76
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Well-known
Apr 24, 2016
6,585
Microsoft has just released the November 2022 Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10. For Windows 11 version 22H2, this update (KB5019980) brings Tabs in File Explorer and more UI and UX improvements.

If you missed being able to access Task Manager from the taskbar, this update adds Task Manager to the context menu when you right-click the taskbar. There’s also a new taskbar overflow menu to see additional apps that couldn’t fit in your taskbar.

Microsoft has also started rolling out “search visual treatments” on the taskbar to improve discoverability. “Some devices might notice different visual treatments as we gather feedback,” the company said. Some of the experiments you may see include different versions of the search button.

In the Settings app, you can now manage your Microsoft OneDrive subscription and related storage alerts in the section dedicated to your Microsoft account. Microsoft is also rolling out an enhanced backup experience when using a Microsoft Account on Windows 11.

You can watch a detailed rundown of the UI and UX changes in this month’s Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11 version 22H2 in the video below:



The KB5019961 update is also available today for Windows 11 version 21H2. It also adds Task Manager to the context menu when you right-click the taskbar, as well as improvements to Windows search results and performance.

Microsoft also released today the KB5019959 update for Windows 10 versions 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2. Microsoft didn’t mention any new notable changes in this patch except for security updates. Windows 10 version 22H2 started rolling out last month, but the software giant didn’t share any details about new features in this update.

 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,159

Windows 11 KB5019980 and KB5019961 cumulative updates released​

The Windows 11 cumulative updates include 31 improvements and fixes, with the highlighted fixes listed below:
  • New! It enhances search visual treatments on the taskbar to improve discoverability. This is available to a small audience initially and deploys more broadly in the months that follow. Some devices might notice different visual treatments as we gather feedback. To learn more about why you might be seeing these changes, see Search for anything, anywhere.
  • New! It enhances the backup experience when using your Microsoft Account (MSA). Some devices might notice visual treatments for this enhancement. This is available to a small audience initially and deploys more broadly in the months that follow.
  • New! It adds improvements to the Microsoft Account experience in Settings. For instance, you can manage your Microsoft OneDrive subscription and related storage alerts.
  • New! It adds Task Manager to the context menu when you right-click the taskbar. This feature rolls out in the coming weeks.
  • It addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Edge when it is in IE Mode. The titles of pop-up windows and tabs are wrong.
  • It addresses an issue that might cause vertical and horizontal line artifacts to appear on the screen.
  • It addresses an issue in that stops the credential UI from displaying in IE mode when you use Microsoft Edge.
  • It addresses an issue that might fail to sync the audio when you record game play using the Xbox Game Bar.
  • It addresses an issue that affects File Explorer. It is less dependable when you browse for Microsoft OneDrive folders.
  • It addresses an issue that affects the Start menu. It stops working when you use keyboard commands to move pinned items to a folder at the end of a list.
  • It stops the start of daylight saving time in Jordan at the end of October 2022. The Jordan time zone will permanently shift to the UTC + 3 time zone.
In addition to these issues, Microsoft made twenty other changes, as explained in the October KB5018496 preview update.
 

About us

  • MalwareTips is a community-driven platform providing the latest information and resources on malware and cyber threats. Our team of experienced professionals and passionate volunteers work to keep the internet safe and secure. We provide accurate, up-to-date information and strive to build a strong and supportive community dedicated to cybersecurity.

User Menu

Follow us

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to know first about the latest cybersecurity incidents and malware threats.

Top