KB5019509 for Windows 11 22H2 finally brings tabs to the File Explorer

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  • For those of you that didn't know, KB501509 is now live for Windows 11 22H2 users.
  • This update brings File Explorer tabs Suggested Actions, and the taskbar overflow.
  • Also, you can launch the Task Manager by right-clicking anywhere on the taskbar.
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Not long ago, Microsoft released Windows 11’s first major update, which is version 22H2. This update turned out to be full of bugs and upgrades to this version were even blocked at some point.

However, the tech giant keeps putting in the work to improve the OS, and they’ve already tackled many of the issues, including the TLS/SLS network problem.

Now, KB5019509 comes with some of the features that early adopters have been waiting on for quite some time now.

Taskbar overflow, Suggested Actions & more with KB5019509

The moment has finally arrived, and Microsoft has released the long-awaited Windows 11 tabbed File Explorer, Suggested Actions, Taskbar Overflow features, and Task Manager quick-access features.

Yes, all these new functionalities are in a single new preview cumulative update. However, you will have to be patient since this is a gradual rollout.

The company explained that they will start to roll out the new features to those who installed today’s preview update but that it may take some time before it’s enabled on all Windows 11 PCs.

Starting with KB5019509, on the new File Explorer homepage, you can pin important files for quick and easy access.

And, using the power of Microsoft OneDrive, you can view your colleagues’ actions on your shared files. Microsoft will also provide personalized suggestions based on your Microsoft 365 account.

The Suggested Actions feature is only available for customers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, at least for the time being.

It allows you to select text in Notepad or other applications and have Windows automatically prompt you to perform an associated action.

When you copy phone numbers or future dates, for example, it provides suggestions, such as making a call with Teams or Skype or adding an event in the Calendar app.

Besides the Suggested Actions and File Explorer tabs features, further improvements include:

  • The taskbar overflow menu allows the taskbar to offer an entry point to a menu that shows you all your overflowed apps in one space
  • You can now discover and share to more devices, including desktops, using nearby sharing
  • You can uninstall, repair, and modify all apps from Windows Settings instead of the Control Panel
  • It improves the performance of federated authentication

Please keep in mind that Microsoft has also brought back the ability to launch the Task Manager by right-clicking anywhere on the Windows 11 Task Bar.

As you remember, this feature was removed with the initial release of Windows 11. This caused many users to right-click on the taskbar for no reason constantly.

That being said, these features are still rolling out and will not be available to all Windows 11 users immediately, so patience is of the essence.

Thus, if you do not have these features yet, just hang around as Microsoft rolls them out over the next few days.

For Windows 11 users who choose not to install today’s optional update, these features will be included as part of the mandatory November Patch Tuesday cumulative updates.

What can I do if I can’t install KB5019509?

  1. Press WinI to access Settings.
  2. Select the System category and click on Troubleshoot.w11 troubleshoot
  3. Press the Other troubleshooters button.other troubleshooters windows 11
  4. Press the Run button next to Windows Update.windows update troubleshooter

Don’t forget to report any other issues you might come across, in order for Microsoft to address and improve the overall OS experience for us all.

This is everything you can expect if you are a Windows 11 user. Leave a comment below if you found any issues since installing this cumulative update.

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