Windows 11 Build 22000.739 (KB5014697) brings Desktop Windows Spotlight to everyone

Today is Patch Tuesday, so Windows 11 and supported Windows 10 versions are getting new patches. After enough testing, Microsoft is releasing Windows Spotlight for Desktop to everyone. It is now available in the stable version of Windows 11 with KB5014697. It raises the OS version to Build 22000.739.

Microsoft is testing a taskbar search widget in Windows 11

Looks like Microsoft is testing various methods of simplifying users' access to online and local search in Windows 11. In the released version, the taskbar has a dedicated Search button. In some pre-release versions, there was a desktop search bar. Finally, in Windows 11 Build 25136 Microsoft added a search widget that appears in the bottom left corner of the taskbar.

How to enable new File Explorer with Tabs in Windows 11 Build 25136 and 22621.160

Microsoft today officially announced that they bring up File Explorer tabs to Insiders in the Dev channel with Windows 11 Build 25136. But they are using a gradual feature roll-out, so not everyone see it after upgrading to that build. If you don't have the new File Explorer yet, follow the instructions in this build to enable them.

Windows 11 Build 25136 has tabs in File Explorer enabled by default

Microsoft today released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25136 to the Dev Channel. The update adds tabs to File Explorer, so you no longer have to enable them manually. Besides, there are widget updates, fixes and general improvements, along with two updated stock apps, Notepad and Media Player.