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Tabs arrive in Windows 11 explorer and widget improvements

The new Windows 11 update, 22H2, is just around the corner. However, that doesn’t mean Microsoft has taken a break, far from it. The company continues to work on what will be the great update of its system for the next 2023, that is, the 23H2. Users signed up for the Insider Dev program can now test what will be next year’s update for the operating system. And this is all we will find in the new build 25136.

This new update brings novelties, on the one hand, in the File Browser. In it we will find several aesthetic changes to facilitate navigation using the anchored directory bar and quick access on the left side of the window, as well as some other improvements in the distribution of the elements of this browser. In addition, the tabs in file explorer they make their debut again, so it seems that, this time, we will officially see them all in 2023.

Another novelty that we find in this new build is the arrival of the dynamic widgets. Until now, in the lower left corner of the screen we could only see the weather forecast. And when you hover your mouse over there, the full widget panel opens. From this new update we can see how the icon of the widget panel changes depending on certain updates of the widgets to show us, for example, notifications or changes in the stock market.

build 25136 - Widgets

On the other hand, the Notepad and Media Player applications have also received a good number of changes and improvements, adapting much more to the aesthetics of the new Microsoft operating system.

And finally, Microsoft has taken the opportunity to fix a good number of bugs found in previous builds of the OS. Some of the most important are:

  • Fixed a SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION bug.
  • Windows 11 no longer detects a PC as if it were a tablet.
  • Various bugs fixed in taskbar and start menu.
  • Fixed various issues related to Windows Update.

In addition to detecting new errors that will be corrected in future updates, such as:

  • Mica and Acrylic effects don’t render well.
  • It is not possible to shut down the PC from the start menu.
  • Easy Anti-Cheat works poorly.

Should I install this new build 25136?

Currently, Microsoft has parked the Windows 11 Beta and Release Preview channels on version 22H2 of the operating system. This means that these channels are offering us the RTM, the final version of the update, which will reach all users sometime this year. Therefore, the Dev channel is offering us a very early version of Windows that we will see in a year. And, except in test environments, we should not install these builds.

Microsoft is experimenting with all kinds of changes and novelties, both aesthetic and at the Kernel level, and that translates, as we can see, into a large number of bugs and errors that can affect our day to day. If we are not advanced users, and we have no need, it is better do not install build 25136 of Windows 11. Since, if we do, we will not be able to return to the stable version of the system unless we format and reinstall the OS.

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