Windows 11 Version 22H2: What’s New In Microsoft’s OS Update

Windows 11 Version 22H2: What’s New In Microsoft’s OS Update

Microsoft finally released its latest 2022 update, known as Windows 11 version 22H2, to the public on September 20th. The update includes many improvements to various aspects of the Windows 11 experience, from simple visual changes to adding new features to bringing back some that were removed in the original release. 

Version 22H2 of Windows 11 is the first major OS update for Microsoft's latest operating system. Version 22H2 is available as a free update for all Windows 11 users. It focuses on improving OS productivity, making tablets more user-friendly, and continuing to polish the OS. Read on below as we dive into the details of all you need to know regarding the Windows 11 update.


Start menu folders and personalisation

In the initial release of Windows 11, users could no longer create folders in the Start menu, so one might typically have to go into the "All apps" list to see all their apps. However, in the latest Windows 11 update, this feature – which was available from Windows 10- is being returned. File Explorer now allows you to open multiple directories in one window, just like a web browser, which should make your desktop cleaner. 

Furthermore, the sidebar navigation interface has been updated to better group shortcuts to common file system areas, like user folders and OneDrive. This update allows users to personalise the Start menu to suit their needs. The update might seem minor, but it is an update that would be useful to many.



Microsoft has also added several new settings pages to the Settings app featured in 22H2. A new Microsoft Account page is available in Accounts, providing quick access to other online settings and services and an overview of your Microsoft 365 subscription. If you use Family Safety, you can access all of its features from the same area.

On top of the many other settings updates, users can also customise their pinned rows in the Start menu, turn off the System Tray overflow, change their desktop wallpaper to the Bing daily image and much more.


Touch gestures 

Windows 11 users might notice that Microsoft has enhanced the touch-based experience, especially with the latest update. The Windows 11 version 22H2 allows users to swipe up from the taskbar to open the Start menu and swipe up from the system tray to access the quick settings panel. When you swipe in to bring up the notification centre, the animation follows your finger instead of being fixed, making touch gestures look more seamless and smooth. This update is perfect for Microsoft Surface users or users who like to use their laptops as tablets.



Microsoft continues to provide faster, less interruptive and intrusive updates while catering to the user's needs. With these new features in the latest version of Windows 11 available, users will find a more personalised interface that will help to satisfy users everywhere.

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