Following the release of the first preview version of Windows 11 (Build 22000.51), Microsoft recently released the second version Preview Update (Build 22000.56) for Insider users. Compared to the previous version, we have mainly fixed some obvious bugs in the previous version and added some detailed experience.
1. Start menu
The new version adds a search bar above the Start menu to help users search for documents, applications, settings, and other content.
After clicking, it will go directly to the search panel. In particular, the whole process is actually equivalent to adding a shortcut entry to the start menu. Since the sizes of the two panels are not the same, the whole jump is actually quite sharp and the experience is not very good.
2. Update “Return”
The last version of the right-click menu canceled the “refresh” function, which was considered annoying to the public. After a scolding, “refresh” finally returned, but don’t be happy nowMicrosoftOnly the update in the desktop menu has been restored, and File Explorer is still the same. At the same time, the menu shadow issue in two places is not fixed, it is not as perfect as.
3. Taskbar “Show desktop”
“Display Desktop” is still a narrow one, but it’s better than the previous version. The new version expands the activation range of “Display Desktop”. To activate this function we now need to move to the bottom right corner of the taskbar. However, the “desktop display hover” could not be recovered, and those in need still had to wait a little longer.
4. Battery mode
The new version adds power mode settings (better performance / balance / better power efficiency) and battery details, allowing you to more consciously view battery charge and discharge conditions. However, during the test, it was found that the new version of the Power Panel does not modify the Power mode of the traditional panel.
5. New notification style
New versionWindows 11 Set the style of the dialog box. Compared to the older version, it has a clearer sense of hierarchy, and the performance in Dark Mode is much better.
6. Bucket chart function
“Out” is a grounding function added in the latest version. When the location of the area is set to “China”, you can use the shortcut key (Win +.) To call up the “Out” dialog box. Currently, Microsoft is collaborating with Flash Alliance, a Chinese GIF provider, and the actual experience is not bad. Basically, you can find more popular online languages. However, there is still the issue of not being able to resize the dialog box. To be honest, it’s more uncomfortable to use.
7. Multi-monitor management
The new version adds a multi-monitor management function to the taskbar settings. For users with special needs, they can now adjust the display manually.
8. More comprehensive cynicization
An earlier version of Windows 11 supported Chinese, but it was not localized enough. The new version focuses on the localization of the “Settings” panel. Currently, most of the mainstream functions are completed (of course some localization quality needs to be improved), and you can compare the two screenshots yourself.
Write at the end
In addition to the above, the new version also adjusts personal details. For example, the Notification Center and Action Center add shadow effects, fix the Alt + TAB window dimming problem, and add “Troubleshoot noise issues” in the volume menu. In addition, the flashing problem of the taskbar, which used to be very noisy, should now be fixed, at least since the time I tried it, it has not appeared. Of course, in general, this is still a very … very … very early version, and it is not recommended to use it as a production environment.