Microsoft has just released the latest build of Windows 11 for members of the Insider program. Once again, the Redmond firm has made some changes to the new Start menu of its next OS to come on October 5, 2021.
As you probably know, the release of the final version of Windows 11 is scheduled for October 5, 2021. In the meantime, Microsoft continues to make some changes through the various OS builds for members of the Insider program, which help test the operating system before the fateful date.
The Start menu has undergone a lot of tweaking on Windows 11 which is now in the center of the taskbar. It also includes several elements from Windows 10X, Microsoft’s aborted OS. “We’ve put Start at the center of the OS, and we’ve made it easy to find everything you need quickly. Getting started uses the power of the cloud and Microsoft 365 to show you your recent files no matter what platform or device you’re viewing them on ”, CEO Panos Panay explained in a blog post.
More options to sign in to Windows 11 in the Start menu
However, the latest build 22458 accessible only via the channel reserved for developers includes an additional novelty in the Start Menu. This is a new tab called “Connection options” or “Sign-in options” in the language of Bill Gates. It offers several additional options for connecting to Windows 11. Unfortunately, Microsoft has not gone into detail about them.
As Microsoft reports in the changelog, this new build brings its share of various fixes:
- Start Menu: Fixed an underlying issue that impacted the reliability of the Start menu
- Search: Folders with # in the folder name can now be added to indexing
- Settings: Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Settings to crash when opening the View page
- Parameters: clicking on “More information on the refresh rate ” in the advanced display settings now opens the support page provided for this purpose
- Settings: Fixed an issue where the Location page in Settings did not display a warning text explaining why the Location Services setting was greyed out if it was
- Settings: Changes made to preferences under Manage app runtime aliases in Settings should now be preserved
- Windowing: Addressed an issue that could cause some games to crash unexpectedly when using the Alt + Enter shortcut when Auto HDR is enabled
In addition, note that this build now includes a new Tips app, which according to Microsoft’s explanations, contains a hundred tips and tricks “to help you get started with Windows 11 and learn new things ”like keyboard shortcuts, PC and gaming optimization, etc.