This build brings new features for Virtual Desktops as well as changes and improvements to inbox apps and more.
This week Microsoft released its Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21337. The release highlights first and foremost some major changes to the way Virtual Desktops are managed. Now the user gets more control over backgrounds and other elements.
Amanda Langowski and Brandon LeBlanc of the Windows Insider Program team detailed the new release features in a blog post. “We’ve heard your feedback asking for more control over Virtual Desktops,” they wrote. “Starting with Build 21337, we are bringing the ability to reorder and customize the backgrounds for each of your Virtual Desktops!”
Here’s what’s new for Virtual Desktops
Virtual Desktops help users cognitively separate different tasks on your PC, including helping to create work-life separation. They can be swapped into view, letting users shift their work from one desktop to another. Instead of juggling multiple windows, users can switch between Virtual Desktops to multitask.
To change Virtual Desktop background. users need to select Settings > Personalization > Background. They then left click a background to change the background for the active Virtual Desktop. Right clicking a background on this Settings page has a new option to change the background for a specific Virtual Desktop.
Once users have made the change, they’ll see their new background when they switch to that Virtual Desktop, and in the preview thumbnail in Task View.
Users can also reorder Virtual Desktops, create multiple new Virtual Desktops. They can also drag and drop a Virtual Desktop to another position in the list in Task View.
Changes and improvements to Inbox apps and more
The company also made some changes to existing inbox apps and added some new ones. For example, Notepad is now updateable via the Microsoft Store outside major OS updates. Also, Windows Terminal and Power Automate Desktop are both now inbox apps.
Microsoft has also added Auto HDR for PC gaming. When enabled on an HDR capable gaming PC, users will automatically getHDR visuals on an additional 1000+ DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 games.
The company also updated the emoji panel with more language support and added live previews for websites pinned to the taskbar from Microsoft Edge.