Last Tuesday, Microsoft started publishing Windows 11 build 22621.755 (KB5018496) in preview. It contains a variety of great features, such as improvements to the Microsoft Account (MSA) experience and the introduction of a new Task Manager shortcut. In addition, it contains some hidden features, such as the new taskbar specially designed for tablets, although a specific tool is required to activate this feature.
For MSA under Settings, the release will begin to offer more options to manage Microsoft OneDrive subscription and related storage alerts. Additionally, according to Microsoft, besides the obvious changes in the sections mentioned above, some users might also notice “visual treatments”, especially in the taskbar and MSA. The Task Manager option will also be resurrected in the context menu when the user right-clicks on the taskbar.
Meanwhile, hidden features are not mentioned in Microsoft’s changelog, but a report from Neowin indicates that it is possible to enable the tablet’s custom taskbar using the ViveTool application. Still, it’s important to note that this may cause instability, so it’s best to wait for the stable release of the feature in future updates.
On the other hand, here are the other highlights and improvements included in the release: