Beta Insiders receive new dialog box UI, Widgets content, and taskbar overflow thanks to KB5015890

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.440 and Build 22622.440 are the two builds of KB5015890 that Microsoft issued to the Beta Channel. Similar to earlier builds where the Insider group was divided, one of the builds (Build 22622.440) will have the new features activated by default while the other build (Build 22621.440) won’t. Microsoft stresses again that users who had the features disabled by default can search for and install the updates that contain them.

Microsoft is reintroducing the taskbar overflow for insiders who will receive Build 22622.440. After running multiple programs and when the taskbar’s maximum space capacity has been reached, this will enable users to access the overflow apps. When the taskbar switches to the overflow state, an entry point (three-dot icon) will show up. By selecting the icon, the apps will be displayed, and by navigating away from the overflow area, the overflow will be hidden. For a better user experience, it also includes many of the present taskbar actions.

The “Open with” dialog box’s design has also seen a significant overhaul in build 22622.440. The purpose of this upgrade is to enhance the other Windows 11 design components. The menu has changed from a box with square corners and a white theme to one with rounded corners and a sky-blue theme. With this version, updating the default app is now simpler and only requires one click.

Contrarily, Builds 22621.440 and 22622.440 will both provide the new Dynamic Widgets content on the taskbar by displaying real-time updates from the sports and finance widgets as well as breaking news alerts. Microsoft claims that it will be “glanceable,” and by clicking on them, you can access the widgets board to view more information about them. However, these notifications are not constant. The taskbar will revert to its weather content if no users respond.

Along with its corrections and other known issues, Build 22622.440 also includes a number of other modifications and enhancements.

Christopher Woodill

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