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The Windows 11 operating system has been updated to version KB5005188. This update to the Dev channel was released on August 6, 2021.

Windows 11 KB5005188 is the fifth cumulative update for Windows 11 RTM Build 22000 and brings with it brings several improvements over the previous Windows version.

Windows 11 KB5005188 has updated the File Explorer context menu. Now when you right-click in File Explorer, the menu is better suited to the size of your device. Microsoft had been experimenting with different sizes for the context menu since Windows 10, and previously, it had been larger, which made it perhaps too large on some devices. It’s still on the larger side of sizes, but not so large that it cramps a desktop display anymore.

In addtion to the File Explorer content menu changes, Microsoft has also added a dropdown menu to the “New” button in File Explorer, which is located in the top left corner of the window. The previous version of the “New” button only offered a nested list.

Windows 11 KB5005188 also comes with a new Family widget. The new Family widget allows you to view recent activity if your Microsoft account is connected to a Microsoft family group.

The Microsoft Store has also received an upgrade with this update. Now as soon as you open it, you will see the Spotlight feature automatically scrolling every few seconds to reveal the next tile it wishes to showcase so you don’t have to manually scroll through the list yourself.

KB5005188 Microsoft Store spotlight
The Microsoft Store now automatically scrolls through the Spotlight highlights so you don’t have to do it manually by clicking the arrows, though the arrows are still there if you want them.

Those are some of the highlights but there are still a tone of other changes, improvments, and fixes included in this update. You can read the rest of them from the Microsoft blog post here: Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.120.

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