Windows 11 got a new preview build in the beta channel. This makes a lot of changes, some of which are hidden.
As @PhantomOfEarth flagged on Twitter, in beta build 2262x.1465,[スタート]at the bottom of the menu panel[推奨]A new name is introduced for the section. Here, recently used apps and files are flagged if you want quick access. .
Note that although it’s called the “For you” section in the beta, it remained hidden in testing and was only found by the leaker using the Windows configuration tool (ViVeTool) to hunt it down. .
Elsewhere in the beta build, Microsoft made the new voice access commands help page completely accurate and functional, and works correctly in dark mode. Presence sensing privacy settings are also hidden in this preview build (to automatically turn your PC off or on when you leave or return to it).
Other bits have also been added to the File Explorer, and @PhantomOfEarth believes they may be related to the recently heard depth effect, using AI to change the desktop background. gives it a “3D” like effect. This could be pretty cool (although I have concerns about unleashing AI on the desktop in general).
With this new beta release, Windows 11 comes with live captions in more languages, updated touch keyboard settings, and a system tray VPN status icon that lets you know at a glance if you’re connected to a VPN. ) is also included. , nifty touches).
Analysis: More than meets the eye?
It’s interesting that the “For you” renaming is clearly inbound and is going into beta testing, but it’s still hidden. Given that the new name alludes to more personalization of the Start Menu, is it possible that a more targeted tidbit could appear here?
Microsoft experimented with this idea in previous test builds and at some point displayed suggested websites, but that functionality has been deprecated. (This is probably due to concerns over the potential for misuse apparent here, in that this is effectively an ad. For example, recommending a new Bing is already done in the taskbar search box. is there).
This seems to be nothing more than a name change, at least for now, but it still feels like a sign that more customized suggestions could be made. As it gets more into the mix with Windows 11, this will certainly be an avenue for future exploration…
Also interesting is that only Beta builds are out this week, and Microsoft is not providing Dev or Canary releases. So, when the next preview release (probably next week) starts, we expect to see appropriate changes in the pipeline of these previous test builds.