Windows 10 update KB5034843 adds Desktop Spotlight (preview)

You can now refresh your desktop with dynamic wallpapers through the Spotlight feature for the desktop.

Windows 10 KB5034843
Windows 10 KB5034843 / Image: Mauro Huculak
  • Microsoft is finally bringing the Spotlight wallpapers for the desktop.
  • This update also adds quick links to share content directly into specific apps.
  • The update KB5034843 pushes new fixes, changes, and improvements.

The Windows 10 build 19045.4116 (KB5034843) for version 22H2 is available for download in the Release Preview Channel starting February 15, 2024. The update includes improvements for existing features and various fixes expected to arrive in the next monthly rollout of the operating system.

According to the official announcement, the update KB5034843 finally incorporates Spotlight for the desktop, meaning you can now use dynamic wallpapers from Bing by turning on the option from Settings > Personalization > Background. This is in addition to the existing Spotlight for the Lock Screen.

It’s interesting to see that the “Background” and “Lock screen” pages now include a notice to start a backup of the “Pictures” folders to your OneDrive account.

Background backup option
Background backup option / Image: Mauro Huculak

Also, the Share interface has been updated to share content directly into specific apps such as WhatsApp, Gmail, Facebook, and LinkedIn, along with improvements addressing issues in Azure Virtual Desktop sessions, game installations on secondary drives, Windows Hello for Business authentication, Microsoft Edge UI, Japanese IME, and Remote Desktop Web Authentication.

Windows 10 update KB5034843 new features and fixes

These are the new features, non-security fixes, and improvements available starting February 16 for Windows 10:

  • Resolves login delays in Azure Virtual Desktop sessions.
  • Ensures games installed on secondary drives remain in place.
  • Fixes authentication issues with Windows Hello for Business and Microsoft Entra ID on certain apps using Web Access Management (WAM).
  • Corrects the user interface error in Microsoft Edge for Internet Options Data Settings.
  • Fixes the Japanese Input Method Editor (IME) malfunction on custom desktops.
  • Addresses connectivity issues with Remote Desktop Web Authentication to sovereign cloud endpoints.

Install build 19045.4116

If you want to download and install the Windows 10 build 19045.4116, you can force the update from Settings Update & Security > Windows Update, click the “Check for updates” button and use the option to install the optional update.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].