We’ve just seen a potential mockup for Windows 12, but Windows 11 is far from finished. To be fair, it’ll be years before we see a working beta of the next Windows operating system, but for the moment, at least we’re getting closer to a more functional and fully-fledged Windows 11.
The latest update to the new OS is called the Moment 1 update, and it basically encompasses all of the quality-of-life changes that Microsoft has been teasing, testing, and promising over the last few months. You can see all of the changes to the fledgeling OS in Microsoft’s dedicated video, but we’ll take you through the most important parts below.
First off, we have the brand-new tabbed file explorer feature that we’ve seen in dev builds. The purpose of this new file explorer configuration is to minimize the number of windows you have floating around your desktop. Now, you can access all of your files in the same way that you access webpages in your favorite browser – tabs.
Another new feature is that items that don’t fit on your taskbar will now be accessible from a new overflow menu. This is similar to the one you see in the notifications interface, and it’ll be just as useful.
You can also now right-click to launch the task manager utility. This was confirmed in one of the more recent dev builds. However, the feature seems to be missing in the current update. This is likely a bug, and we should expect it to be rectified post haste.
Numerous other updates and quality-of-life changes have been made to the young new OS, but it isn’t the only one to get an update. Windows 10, as old as it is, has also received an update – possibly one of the last to mean anything. The OS is going to be phased out in favor of Windows 11 in the near future, as Windows 7 was in favor of Windows 10. This is the best time to switch to the new OS if you have not already.
Patches and updates aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be. In fact, the recent October 11 patch for Windows 11 seems to have created a few significant network issues.