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Microsoft has revealed that the newest Windows 11 preview build will include a feature that enables users to test the company’s adaptive brightness feature on more systems.

Previously, Content Adaptive Brightness Control (CABC) could only be utilized on laptops while running on battery. However, it can now be toggled on plugged-in devices like desktop PCs.

According to Microsoft’s Amanda Langowski and Brandon LeBlanc, this feature will “dim or brighten areas of a display or monitor based on the content being displayed to strike a balance between reduced power consumption and a good visual experience to save battery life.”

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Fine-tuning the feature

While Microsoft states that the feature will be unnoticeable for most users and help reduce energy consumption, the sudden changes in brightness and contrast may be distracting for users who require color accuracy.

To address this issue, Windows Insiders can configure the CABC feature using a drop-down menu under “Brightness & color” by going to Settings > System > Display. The available options include Off, Always, and On Battery Only.

Microsoft is also asking Insiders to toggle on the always-on option on their laptops, 2-in-1s, and desktop PCs to provide feedback on the visual quality so CABC can be adjusted before landing in stable releases.

Microsoft is testing expedited non-security updates

Additionally, Insiders in the Dev Channel running the new Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23424 are being asked to test a Windows Update option called “Get the latest updates as soon as they are available,” which fast-tracks non-security updates to systems where it’s toggled on.

The company has also started rolling out the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25330 to Insiders in the Canary channel, which includes several Microsoft Store improvements, such as installing free apps and games directly from search results, a redesigned purchasing experience, and a new UX for in-app ratings.

Windows Insiders can expect to test and provide feedback on these new features before they are released to the general public.