Windows 11 beta build brings improvements to Widgets and the Settings app

Windows 11 beta build brings improvements to Widgets and the Settings app

The newest Windows 11 beta build gives you more cloud storage settings and removes sign-in requirements for Widgets.

We’re at the tail-end of the week, which means it’s time for new Windows 11 builds. Just released are two fresh beta versions of Windows 11. There’s build 22623.1180 for those with new features rolling out and build 22621.1180 for those with new features off by default. Both of these builds bring a new settings page for cloud storage and improvements for widgets. There’s also a new Troubleshoot network issues page in build 22623.1180.

Starting with what’s changed in both builds 22621.1180 & 22623.1180, there are the new features. Now, in the settings app, you should see new visuals for how much OneDrive storage you’re using. Microsoft added a new consolidated cloud storage bar that shows your storage usage for each product and notifies you if you’re running low on storage. The bar also includes outlook attachment data. In addition to that, Microsoft has removed the sign-in requirement for widgets in these builds. You can see the weather, pin widgets, and see the feed without a Microsoft Account. Check out the visuals for both of these below.

Moving on to just build 22623.1180, there’s a new Troubleshoot network issues experience. The network troubleshooter has been replaced with a new get-helped-based experience that’s designed to diagnose problems and give more specific recommendations on common internet issues. Here’s what it looks like.


Other than that, there are a bunch of fixes relating to the Taskbar, Task Manager, and System Tray. It’s a small list this week with only seven big fixes.

That’s all there is for Beta channel Windows Insiders this week. Those who are on the Release Preview channel also got a new build, with no new features. As for Dev channel Windows Insiders, there was a release today that brings a tabbed experience to Notepad, and the usual bug fixes, too.

Source: Microsoft


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