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Windows 11, beware of optional update KB5023778

For a few hours, a new cumulative update for Windows 11, KB5023778, is available. Optional, not security related. Introduces some new features and fixes.

Download and installation are not automatic. Obviously, it is necessary to intervene in Windows Update. Note that this is a preview of a portion of the content that will be presented during the coming Tuesday (April 2023).

KB5023778 It targets Windows 11 22H2 PCs. Its release note mentions several bug fixes, improvements, and changes. One of the most striking facts is related to the start menu.

Microsoft provides notifications about accounts. At first glance, the approach looks interesting, but be careful. to some, the suggested screenshot reveals an “advertising” approach. We have a notice that looks like some kind of promotion praising the benefits of the company’s cloud service.

Windows 11 and Microsoft’s OneDrive service notification

It suggests backing up some folders and files to a connected cloud service. Although not clearly stated, it is an invitation to use Microsoft’s OneDrive service. It is possible to read

Back up your files. Folders like Documents and Pictures will be saved in the cloud to protect them.

The notification comes with several options

  • backup start,
  • account change
  • screen’s lock
  • Log out.

This approach wasn’t surprising since testing had been going on for quite some time with several builds released on the Windows Insider Program. At the moment, this functionality is only offered to a small number of users. It is possible that Microsoft may want to collect feedback to see if it is more widely disseminated.

Windows 11 – Manage notifications in Settings

Windows 11 has the option to disallow this type of notification. the name of the thing Suggest ways to get the most out of Windows and finish setting up this device It is located at this address

Paramètres > Système > Notifications > Paramètres supplémentaires

Windows 11 22H2 and KB5023778, many bug fixes

KB5023778 also improves the taskbar search box with custom color modes. Microsoft states that it has corrected

  • An issue affecting the Notepad combo box in Settings. Failed to display all available options.
  • An issue with PowerPoint that can crash when using accessibility tools.
  • Narrator fails to read items in drop-down lists in Microsoft Excel.

Finally, we’ve fixed a bug with USB printers that Windows 11 perceives as multimedia devices while announcing new features and improvements for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

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