Microsoft has released a preview of Windows 11 22H2 KB5018496 with about 30 fixes and improvements, including a feature that lets users launch Task Manager with a shortcut.
According to Bleeping Computer, this rollout is part of Microsoft’s monthly update for October 2022 which will allow them to test the fixes coming for the next month.
The update comes with a handful of improvements.
Microsoft has just released Windows 11 22H2 KB5018496 preview, and it includes a long list of general improvements and notable changes for Microsoft users.
This is the second major update for Windows 11 22H2, but it is an optional cumulative update that installers can get through the download links in its update catalog or through offline installers.
This update improves the Microsoft account experience in Settings as well as the backup experience when a Microsoft account is used.
Through improvements to the Microsoft Account experience in Settings, users can now manage their Microsoft OneDrive subscription and other related storage alerts.
The feature has reportedly been tested for some time in Microsoft’s attempt to integrate its online services with Settings, which began with the Xbox.
According to Windows Central, it enhances the visual search treatment on the taskbar to improve discovery and adds the task menu to the context menu when right-clicking.
Windows latest says it also includes enhancements to the visual treatment of Windows Search on the taskbar to help users discover more content, such as weather or global and local updates.
Windows users can choose to install the Windows 11 22H2 KB5018496 update by going to device settings, clicking Windows Update, and selecting Check for Updates.
After that, users will need to reboot the system to install the changes, which will take anywhere between three to eight minutes to complete.
The Windows 11 Preview update also features a long list of bug fixes.
The new Windows 11 update provides a comprehensive list of improvements that help provide a better user experience.
However, while the preview updates do not include any security fixes, it does address and provides bug fixes for other areas of improvement.
Windows Latest says the update fixes an issue where Microsoft Edge won’t work in IE mode and prevents the Credentials UI from showing up in IE mode.
Additionally, the new update also fixes the audio syncing feature in gameplay recorded via the Xbox Game Bar.
Additionally, it fixes an issue affecting File Explorer that makes it less reliable when browsing Microsoft OneDrive folders.
The Start Menu issue is also addressed by the fix, which fixes an issue with it not working when users use keyboard commands to move their pinned items to a folder at the end of the list.
However, the update failed to address two notable issues known in Windows 11, which are packages not working as expected when copying large files and performance issues.
If users want to try the new Windows 11 22H2 KB5018496 update, they can access it through the Windows Update release channel or the Microsoft Update Catalog here.