In Home windows 11, one of many flagship options is the Widgets drawer, which is a reboot of Information and Pursuits from Home windows 10. Whereas Home windows 10’s Information and Pursuits is all about information and headlines associated to your pursuits, Home windows 11’s Widgets board collects information, climate, sports activities scores and inventory costs in a small widget.
Likewise, the Widgets board shows the temperature and climate throughout the taskbar. This characteristic is named “dynamic content material for taskbar” and Microsoft is now planning to point out extra dynamic updates on the taskbar. In the intervening time, the taskbar’s dynamic updates are restricted to climate solely, however this might change quickly.
The widget integration into the taskbar ought to quickly make it attainable for customers to see finance and different updates. And it nonetheless works the identical manner: you’ll get alerts straight on the taskbar with out even having to click on the icon. As you’ll be able to see within the beneath screenshot, the taskbar will show dwell updates from the sports activities and finance widgets.
The taskbar widget button will robotically change between climate, sports activities and finance updates. Moreover, Microsoft is planning to push breaking information alerts through the taskbar too.
Microsoft is pleased with the brand new dynamic taskbar and the corporate believes the replace will make it simpler for customers to know one thing and “maintain everybody knowledgeable of breaking information”.
You possibly can click on on any of those alerts to open the widgets board and be taught extra in regards to the matter contained in the board. Nevertheless, the taskbar will change again to climate in case you don’t work together with the replace for a couple of seconds.
Microsoft is at present testing this characteristic within the Dev Channel, however it’ll finally arrive on Home windows 11 22H2 too.
Extra adjustments coming to the taskbar
As we reported lately, Home windows 11’s taskbar can also be set to get assist for a new characteristic known as ‘search bar’ which has similarities to the search field of Home windows 10.
In contrast to Home windows 10, Home windows 11’s taskbar doesn’t include a search field. As a substitute, we now have a small search icon subsequent to the Begin button. Microsoft needs to convey again the identical search bar to Home windows 11 and it’ll merely open the present Home windows Search panel.
Sadly, a full-fledged right-click menu, which was eliminated within the authentic launch, remains to be lacking in Home windows 11’s newest builds. The power to ungroup icons can also be not out there and Microsoft has already confirmed that options like the power to maneuver the taskbar will not be coming to the OS anytime quickly.