KB5039302 brings a Game Pass recommendation to Windows 11's Settings

KB5039302 is now live and it brings a lot of new stuff to Windows 11.

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Microsoft dropped some exciting news for Windows 11 enthusiasts, especially those enrolled in the Insider program.

The tech giant released new builds for Windows 11 versions 22H2 and 23H2, specifically builds 22621.3807 and 22631.3807 under KB5039302.

These updates are packed with features that were previously teased in early Insider channel builds, including a nifty way to pin Copilot to the taskbar, a new Game Pass recommendation card, and enhanced support for creating 7-Zip and Tape Archive (TAR) files.

First off, the Copilot experience is getting a major boost. It’s pinned to the taskbar and behaves like any other app, so you can resize, move, and snap the window to your heart’s content. Imagine having a virtual assistant right at your fingertips, ready to help with whatever task you have at hand.

And for gamers, the new Game Pass recommendation card on the Settings home page is a game-changer. This feature is for you if you’re signed in with your Microsoft account and actively play games on your PC.

But that’s not all. The update also returns the show desktop button on the taskbar by default. It’s a small change, but it’s a welcome return to a more intuitive desktop experience for many. Plus, File Explorer has received some love, too.

From the context menu, you can now create 7-Zip and Tape Archive (TAR) files. A new compression wizard with Additional options makes managing and compressing files easier.

Emoji enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear that with KB5039302, Windows 11 now supports Emoji 15.1, which introduces a range of new emojis, such as the Horizontal and vertical head shake, Phoenix, Lime, Brown mushroom, and Broken chain.

For those who rely heavily on the Task Manager, this update promises better performance, improved accessibility, and an easier way to resize the window.

But it’s not just about new features. Microsoft has also tackled a number of bugs and performance issues, ensuring a smoother and more reliable experience overall.

These updates are all about improving your Windows 11 experience, from addressing issues with USB device ejection to enhancing the reliability of Task Manager and updating the units for DDR speed from MHz to MT/s.

So, whether you’re a gamer, a productivity powerhouse, or someone who loves staying on the cutting edge of technology, these new Windows 11 builds have something for everyone. And remember, while some features are rolling out gradually, it’s just a matter of time before all Release Preview Insider members can enjoy the full suite of improvements.

You can read the full KB5039302 changelog here.

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