Microsoft tests new features in Windows 11: stickers for wallpapers and tablet mode

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta February 7, 2022
Updated 2022/02/07 at 2:40 PM

Microsoft is currently working on new experimental features for Windows 11 and some of them were recently discovered by the user of the twitter known as Albacore. To speed up the implementation of new features in the operating system, the company has already confirmed that it will use Feature Experience Packs, Online Service Experience Packs and Web Experience Packs.

For those who don’t know, Feature Experience Packs introduce new features when new versions of Windows 11 become available. Online Service Experience Packs are used to implement improvements in multiple areas of the operating system, with an example being the new Your Microsoft Account page introduced in the Settings app by the KB5008353 update released in January, which also brought fixes for several bugs. Finally, the Web Experience Packs are available through the Microsoft Store and are basically focused on areas that use web elements.

According Albacore, Microsoft is working to implement a new customization option in Windows 11 that will allow users to select stickers, also popularly known in messaging apps as “stickers”, for a wallpaper, which can then be edited and applied to the desktop. work. An image showing the options for adding and editing the stickers can be seen below:

Microsoft tests new features in Windows 11: stickers for wallpapers and tablet mode
Reproduction/Albacore/Twitter

A detail about this feature is that on systems with more than one monitor, it should only be supported on the main monitor. Group policies related to this feature also state that it should be supported in environments such as schools and other educational institutions. Microsoft has already released Windows 11 SE and its new Surface Laptop SE for students and it is possible that the new features will be introduced in this version of the operating system.

References that may indicate the return of Tablet Mode in Windows 11 were also discovered by Albacore. More specifically, he discovered the option to automatically hide the taskbar when the device is used as a tablet. It is worth remembering that Windows 10 already comes with a Tablet Mode, which can be quickly enabled from the Action Center, but in Windows 11 this feature is no longer available.

Furthermore, Albacore discovered the new Sustainability area in the Settings app. This area should provide energy saving recommendations, related settings, and device recycling information:


Reproduction/Albacore/Twitter

Finally, the Windows 11 Focus Assistant should now be called just Focus and will include information about new scheduling options via Outlook:

Microsoft tests new features in Windows 11: stickers for wallpapers and tablet mode
Reproduction/Albacore/Twitter

It is not yet known when exactly these features will be available to all Windows 11 users, but at least it has been confirmed that support for Android apps and other new features will be available. now in february.

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Source: The Verge

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