Exploring the New Features of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2050 and 22631.2050

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11 22621.2050 and 22631.2050 have been released to the Beta Channel. This build includes modernized File Explorer Home, Address Bar, and Details Pane, as well as Dynamic Lighting.

This feature enables developers to create immersive experiences with lighting , such as gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, and other peripherals. This feature is an early preview and is off by default. To enable, go to Settings > System > Lighting.Dynamic Lighting in Settings.FEEDBACK: Please file feedback in Feedback Hub (WIN + F) under Gaming > Dynamic Lighting. Key Quote: “Dynamic Lighting provides Windows users and developers with native control of Lighting Devices implementing the open HID LampArray standar. This feature enables developers to create immersive experiences with lighting devices, such as gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, and other peripherals.”

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2050 and 22631.2050

Windows Insiders, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2050 and Build 22631.2050 (KB5028256) to the Beta Channel. Build 22631.2050 includes new features rolling out, while Build 22621.2050 has new features off by default.

New Features in Build 22631.2050

Microsoft is introducing a modernized File Explorer Home powered by WinUI. Recommended files for users signed into Windows with an Azure Active Directory (AAD) account will be displayed as a carousel and support file thumbnails. Quick Access folders, Favorites, and Recent also have an updated experience with WinUI. The address bar now intelligently recognizes local vs. cloud folders with built-in status. For OneDrive users, the address bar contains OneDrive sync status and quota flyout. A modernized details pane (ALT + Shift + P) is designed to help users access related content, stay up to date with file activity, and collaborate without opening a file.

Dynamic Lighting

Dynamic Lighting provides Windows users and developers with native control of Lighting Devices implementing the open HID LampArray standar. This feature enables developers to create immersive experiences with lighting devices, such as gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, and other peripherals. It is off by default, but can be enabled in Settings > System > Lighting.

Conclusion

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2050 and 22631.2050 offer users and developers a modernized File Explorer experience, as well as native control of Lighting Devices. With these new features, users can access related content, stay up to date with file activity, and collaborate without opening a file.

  • Modernized File Explorer Home, Address Bar, and Details Pane
  • Dynamic Lighting provides Windows users and developers with native control of Lighting Devices
  • Recommended files for users signed into Windows with an Azure Active Directory (AAD) account will be displayed as a carousel and support file thumbnails
  • Quick Access folders, Favorites, and Recent have been updated with WinUI
  • The modernized details pane in File Explorer displays contextual information about the file
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