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Weekly Digest: Windows 11 22H2, hybrid work event, tech tips

In case you missed it, hybrid work event, tabs are coming to File Explorer, Microsoft is working on an App Folder feature, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: During the “Windows Powers the Future of Hybrid Work” event, Microsoft revealed new features coming to Windows 11 targeted at commercial users, some of which are also planned for the consumer version of the operating system, including tabs for File Explorer, Widgets in full-screen mode, and more.

Although tabs support in File Explorer won’t arrive this year, the default file manager application is expected to receive a bunch of improvements on Windows 11 22H2, such as context menu tweaks, OneDrive integration, and folder preview, better sharing experience, and more.

Also, during a breakout session demoing changes to the Taskbar, it was spotted that Microsoft is working on a new “app folder” feature to group apps on the desktop.

Windows 11 build 22593 rolled out to Insiders n the Dev and Beta Channels with new features and improvements, such as a new Home page and tweaks for File Explorer, changes for security, Snap layouts, input, and fixes.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned many helpful tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to enable and disable notifications on Windows 11.

You now know the steps to use the “Cleanup recommendations” to identify and delete temporary quickly and junk files as well as apps and large files you may not use to free up space on Windows 11.

We looked into the steps to customize the desktop background with live wallpapers using the Lively Wallpaper app.

If you want to add an extra layer of security, you can use these instructions to enable the built-in ransomware protection feature on Windows 11.

Windows 11 comes with a new feature to monitor the health of NVMe SSD drives, and here’s how to use the feature. And if you use a local account to use your computer, you can use these steps to link it to a Microsoft account.

Windows 11 can help you type more efficiently with text suggestions when typing on apps or the web, and these are the steps to enable the feature. Also, we looked into the steps to add a wireless network connection, change the Start menu and Taskbar colors, and change the power mode on Windows 11.

On the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), we looked into the steps to reset a Linux distro on Windows 11 and Windows 10.

Finally, you now know the steps to clone a Windows 10 installation to a new hard drive using Clonezilla, and if you use OneDrive, you can use these instructions to share files with other people.