This week, Microsoft rolled out the KB5022913 update for Windows 11 22H2 – bringing a host of new features. This is an optional update, so users need to download it manually.
The new Windows 11 update has a much-requested feature – a tablet-optimized taskbar. This was supposed to arrive early last year but was delayed due to user criticism in testing. Other additions include tabs in Notepad and Screen, a new search bar, Bing Search in Windows Search, etc.
Windows 11 KB5022913 Features
As per its routine timeline, Microsoft rolled out the final update of February, named KB5022913, to Windows 11 22H2 devices. Since this update doesn’t contain any security patches, it was market optional. But with a bunch of new features included in it, it’s worth downloading.
As Microsoft mentioned, the Windows 11 KB5022913 contains the following features;
- New search bar options; you can now customize the search to your preference.
- The Taskbar system tray overflow menu has been updated to look more modern and minimalist.
- Tabs in Notepad and Screen
- Recording in Snipping Tool, rolling out via Microsoft Store updates.
- Search in Task Manager
- Bing Chat in Windows Search taskbar.
- Full-screen widgets board.
- Voice access improvements
- Windows Studio Effects in Quick Settings.
This update is also known as Moment 2 and be available for eligible Windows devices in the Settings > Windows Update Section. If not found, users can download it directly from the Microsoft Update Catalog, named as “2023-02 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5022913)”.
The new update brings one of the most requested features – a tablet-optimized taskbar to Windows 11 that’s finally compatible with tablets running on Windows 11 OS. This was supposed to come in February 2022 but was delayed due to poor reception from the audience.
Anyhow, it’s coming now with two modes – collapsible and expanded – housing the Start, Widgets bar, and pinned apps. You can swipe up and down to switch between the modes.