Windows 11 may let you resize Copilot interface

Microsoft may add the ability to resize the Copilot interface on the Windows 11 desktop, but it's unclear if it will happen.

Copilot resize option
Copilot resize option / Image: WindowsLatest
  • Windows 11 preview build shows the ability to resize Copilot.
  • The functionality allows users to choose the size of Copilot on the desktop.
  • It’s unclear if Microsoft will ship this functionality in future versions of the AI chatbot.

Microsoft may add the ability to change the size of the Copilot interface on Windows 11. According to a new report from WindowsLatest an older preview build of the operating system shows that the users could drag the right edge of the Copilot to resize the interface.

Although it’s a subtle change, it could be a welcome addition since, depending on the question, the answer could be extensive, making it difficult to fit in the current flyout layout.

The image available in the reports suggests that the option has appeared on build 23511, but since this update dates back to July 2023, it’s unclear if the company is still planning to roll out this change as it’s been nine different previews since the update that included the functionality.

On the other hand, Copilot is still in preview, and the interface hasn’t been finalized. As you will find, the interface is still missing various design elements to match the style of Windows 11, including rounded corners and the mica materials that were featured in promo videos, but they’re not present in the current preview.

The new AI chatbot powered by Bing Chat is the feature that finally replaces Cortana on Windows 11. You can use Copilot to ask and get answers to complex questions using natural language. The assistant can also change system settings and help you with a number of tasks thanks to its deep integration into the operating system. Furthermore, through the use of the DALL-E language model, you can also use the chatbot to generate images based on a text description.

Microsoft started the gradual rollout of the AI chatbot using its Control Feature Rollout (CFR) technology with the September and October 2023 updates, but only for devices in North America, the United Kingdom, and parts of Asia and South America. However, the rollout will continue in other markets in the near future.

If Copilot isn’t available in your installation, you can try these instructions to enable it regardless of your region. On the other hand, if you don’t find the AI chatbot usable, you can disable it with these instructions.

Image credit: WindowsLatest

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