Windows 11 build 22635.3212 (KB5034845) brings new notifications for Widgets

Microsoft adds more distractions to your workflow with badge notifications for Widgets.

Windows 11 KB5034845
Windows 11 KB5034845 / Image: Mauro Huculak
  • Windows 11 can now show notification badging in the Taskbar’s Widgets icon.
  • The Widgets board gets a new widget to display missed notifications. 
  • The update KB5034845 also rolls out several fixes for the operating system.

Microsoft started the rollout of the Windows 11 build 22635.3212 in the Beta Channel of the Windows Insider Program with minor improvements to existing features and various fixes on February 27, 2024.

According to the official changes, Windows 11 build 22635.3212 is described as KB5034845 and introduces a new notification badging for the Widgets icon in the Taskbar that will highlight the number of missed notifications.

As you open the Widgets board, you will also find new “Missed insights” widgets with the notifications you may have missed.

While the development team is introducing the new notification badging in the Beta Channel, the company has already been testing this feature in the Dev and Canary Channels with additional improvements to the Widgets board that include a new left navigation pane to switch between a dedicated page with your widgets and the news feed.

You can always disable notification badges from the Widgets Settings > Notifications and turn off the “Show notification badges on the taskbar” toggle switch. 

As part of the fixes for update KB5034845, the company has also updated the Widgets icon so it isn’t distorted, and it’s addressing an issue that makes the Taskbar slowly appear after a reboot and another problem with the search feature.

Install build 22635.3212

To download and install the Windows 11 build 22635.3212, enroll your device in the Beta Channel through the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Update & Security” section. Once you enroll the computer in the program, you can download the build from the “Windows Update” settings by turning on the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” toggle switch and clicking the “Check for Updates” button.

About the author

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 14 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 20 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].