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First Big Windows 11 Update Tweaks Taskbar

The first big Windows 11 update comes complete with tweaks to Android apps and taskbar changes.

Windows 11 will let users install apps from Amazon’s App Store (below), but the biggest changes in the update relate to the taskbar, with a return of the weather widget, and a new mute/unmute feature for Microsoft Teams calls.

There will also be the ability to quickly share an app or window from the taskbar straight to a Teams call.

Notepad will include a multi-step undo, along with an improved search interface and dark mode support.

Meanwhile, the new Media Player app is set to replace Groove Music and Windows Media Player. It will support both audio and video, with a design better suited to Windows 11’s UI improvements.

There are also more tweaks in the pipeline. “Over time, you’ll see us release new features into Windows 11 for end users more frequently in addition to our annual update,” says Windows and devices chief Panos Panay.

“We will leverage the variety of update mechanisms we have in place, including servicing and Microsoft Store updates. Our goal is to deliver continuous innovation, providing you with the best experiences year-round.”

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