What’s New in the Windows 11 22H2 Moment 1 Feature Drop Update?

Every Tuesday, Microsoft rolls out updates containing new features and fixes for any issues or bugs for all users whether you use Windows 10 or Windows 11. Since Windows 11 is a newer operating system, we’ll be looking at the new features we get to see in the recently rolled-out update for Windows 11 users.

The new update that has recently been rolled out to Windows 11 users is the KB5019980 22H2 update. This update weighs in at 350MB and is available now for all users running Windows 11 22H2. You can check out the changelog details for the update by heading here.

What’s New with Windows 11 22H2 Update

This new update for Windows 11 22H2 users is nicknamed the Moment 1 update. This is a feature drop update that was released. We can expect Moment Windows 11 feature drop updates to be rolling out in the long run. Now, let’s take a look at some of the important features that have been made available with the Moment 1 feature drop update.

Tabs in File Explorer

File Explorer for Windows 11 has received a lot of updates since the launch of Windows 11. With the new update, File Explorer now has tabs. Yes similar to the tabs that you would see in a web browser. You can open different File Explorers using the tabs Currently, you will not be able to move or rearrange the tabs.

Windows 11 22H2 Update

This reduces the need for opening multiple instances of the Fiel Explore. With tabs, you can have different folders open within one window itself. You can open a new tab by pressing the Control and T keys together. To close all the tabs one by and finally the File Explorer you can use the Control and W keys short to close tabs one by one and eventually close the File Manager.

Other changes to the File manager also include the revamped sidebar. You now have the Home and OneDrink quick links added to the sidebar. You will also see folders that you frequently open or interact with in the sidebar of your Fiel Explorer.

Suggested Actions When Copying Date or Phone Number

When you now copy or highlight a phone number on Windows 11, you will now be getting a small popup that will show you different actions. This can include actions such as the option to contact the person using Microsoft Teams or to add the number to your phone book.

Now, if you copy a date on your Windows 11 PC, Windows will show you a suggested action to add the date to your calendar by creating an event. These little suggested actions are pretty useful and reduce the number of steps that you’d need to perform a particular task.

Taskbar Refinements

When you have a number of programs open and the Taskbar no longer has any space to display the open programs icons, it will now create an overflow menu and shove all the icons that don’t fit on the taskbar into the new overflow menu. Clicking on the menu will allow you to open or access a particular file or folder.

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When you now right-click on the Taskbar, you will finally be able to open or launch the Task Manager. This was a feature that was removed when Windows 11 was officially launched last year in October.

These are all the new features that have been made available in the Windows 11 Moment 1 feature drop. If you haven’t revoked the update on your windows 11 PC, simply open the Settings app and click on the Windows Update option at the top right corner. Click on the button that says Check for Updates. Once the system checks for updates, you should see the update beginning to download and eventually install on your Windows 11 PC.

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