Windows 11 build 23466 showcases AI-powered depth effects for wallpapers

As you may remember, Microsoft is working on Depth effects for desktop backgrounds. As discovered earlier, when the feature is enabled, Windows will generate a stack of layers from your desktop background. The layers will shift accordingly based on accelerometer/mouse data. Windows 11 build 23466 is the first build to demonstrate these effects in actions.

Windows 11 Build 23466: Enable taskbar labels, new File Explorer, and more

The latest Dev channel release, Windows 11 Build 23466, comes with plenty of hidden features. With little effort, you can enable taskbar button ungrouping and labels, new File Explorer design, suggestions to disable notifications for select apps, and even the ability to get rid of the Chat app. While some features have been announced in the official change log, Microsoft rolls out most of them gradually. So there is a high chance that they remain hidden for you.

Windows 11 Build 23466 (Dev) allows ungrouping taskbar buttons, backup your apps, updates emoji, and more

Dev channel insiders are receiving Windows 11 Build 23466 that comes with a huge number of changes. There are the earlier announced Dev Drive feature, the ability to ungroup taskbar buttons and show their labels, the ability to backup and restore your Store apps to the cloud, and tons of other changes.

Microsoft has officially released the Moment 3 update for Windows 11

Microsoft has released an optional cumulative update KB5026446 (OS Build 22621.1778) for Windows 11 version 22H2 that brings with it several new features and changes. Being part of the Moment series, it ships new features without users having to upgrade to a full pledged release. This is the second such update in 2023.

May 2023 optional Preview updates for Windows 11/10 are available

Microsoft has released optional Preview updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10. For Windows 10, the only supported version is Windows 11 22H2, as older releases no longer receive optional updates. Only cumulative monthly security updates (known as the "B" or Update Tuesday release) will continue for Windows 10 versions 20H2 and 21H2.

Google Chrome’s sidebar now includes options for customizing its look

The latest update for Google Chrome is great news for users who want to customize their browser's appearance. With the new update, users can tweak up the browser's look, and especially the new tab page, using the side panel. It now hosts a dedicated category with gorgeous themes and styles.

PowerToys 0.70 released with new Mouse Without Borders and Peek tools

PowerToys 0.70 is available for download, featuring two new tools, Mouse Without Borders and Peek. Mouse Without Borders may be already familiar to many, as  it existed as a standalone project for years. Now it is part of the suite, and allows you to use a single set of keyboard and mouse for managing multiple computers. The other tool, Peek, allows you to quickly preview the select file contents with a key stroke.

Microsoft has introduced Edge for Business, new UI, and stable version of Workspaces

Microsoft has launched a preview of a new work experience called Microsoft Edge for Business. The company suggests it as the default experience for organizations. This will allow you to organize private browsing activity and work tasks in separate, non-overlapping processes.

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