How to Enable Task Manager in Taskbar Context Menu on Windows 11

By releasing the "Moment 1" October update for  Windows 11 2022 Update, version 22H2, Microsoft has finally shipped several long awaited features, such as Tabs in File Explorer, Taskbar Overflow, and the Task Manager  item in the context menu of the taskbar. As Microsoft rolls out new features gradually in its typical fashion, some users didn't get the Task Manager entry even after installing the 22621.675/KB5019509 update. Here's how to force enable the new taskbar context menu.

Windows 11 Build 22000.1163 (RP) restores Task Manager in taskbar context menu

The original version of Windows 11 is also getting the long awaited change to the taskbar. It will soon allow you to open the Task Manager from the right-click menu. Insiders in the Release Preview channel can already test the change after installing KB5018483, which raises the OS version to Windows 11 Build 22000.1163.

Microsoft finally updates Windows 11 22H2 with File Explorer tabs, Android apps, and more

Microsoft releases the set of new features, earlier known as "Moment 1" to everyone running Windows 11 2022 Update. It includes Tabbed File Explorer, Suggested Actions, Taskbar Overflow and Task Manager in the taskbar right-click menu, and enhanced Windows Share experience. Besides, there is an updated Photos app that comes to users by the end of this month. Also, Android apps on Windows are now generally available in 31 countries with the Amazon Appstore. Finally, there is a new New sports and entertainment app, ESPN.

How to enable Widgets settings pane in Windows 11 Build 25211

As you may remember, recent builds of Windows 11 in the Dev channel includes a new settings pane that allows you change behavior of Widgets. You can finally stop them from opening on mouse hover, and disable badges and notifications. However, Microsoft rolls out this change gradually, so not everyone can access it.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Builds 22621.746 and 22623.746 are in Beta

Microsoft has released new preview builds of Windows 11 (version 22H2) with KB5018490 to Windows Insiders on the Beta channel. Traditionally, Build 22623.746 is for testing new features, and  in Build 22621.746 new features are disabled by default.

Microsoft accidentally revealed next-gen Windows UI prototype with floating taskbar

Microsoft accidentally revealed a UI design prototype for the next version of Windows at Ignite 2022, which is internally known as "Next Valley". It sports a floating taskbar, something that company earlier denied to be a thing. But in one of the screenshots the taskbar appears with rounder corners floating on the desktop.

Microsoft demoed Surface Duo running Android 12L with Windows 11-inspired UI

Microsoft has shown a new firmware version for Surface Duo running Android 12L with a new UI that replicates the Fluent Design of Windows 11.  It brings with it an updated notification bar, new blur effects, and a redesigned Settings app with Windows 11-like icons. It supports changing  system accent color automatically by picking it from the wallpaper.

Windows 11 2022 Update will receive screen recording in Snipping Tool

Besides the new Surface device announcements, Microsoft also revealed a few more changes that Windows 11 2022 Update, version 22H2, will soon receive. Much to surprise, there are new apps Apple TV and Apple Music, and new features in the Snipping Tool. The latter will allow you to record your screen without installing anything extra.

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