Windows 11 update will bring full-screen widgets to the operating system
Widgets have been around for years, but they have a mixed history in terms of usage and popularity, especially on Windows. You could say that Windows 8 was a widget-only operating system and is often considered the worst version of Windows. For now though, widgets are enjoying something of a renaissance with Apple rolling out widgets for the iPhone for the first time and Google jumping on the bandwagon to create widgets for the iPhone as well. Microsoft apparently doesn’t want to miss either and seems to introduce fullscreen widgets
An update has been rolled out to members of the Windows Insider Program that allows them to implement a new fullscreen view for their widgets. This means you can use your whole screen to show different widgets, giving your background a much more dynamic view.
The update appears to be more than just aesthetics, with Microsoft is also working on Windows Widgets functionality. Microsoft’s attempts at widgets have never really been successful, so it’s important that the company strives to make the user experience it provides much more comfortable and ultimately useful.
Updated widget functionality is currently rolling out in build 25201 for Windows Insider Program members, which functions as a sort of beta testing community for Windows. This means that the feature is quite advanced in the development process, but that we probably still have a while to wait before we can expect to see it land on regular user PCs and laptops.. Stay with us for future updates on the development of the feature.
In other recent Windows news, if you haven’t updated Windows recently, now is a good time to manually install the latest Windows security patches, as we recently reported on a Zero vulnerability -day confirmed affecting the Microsoft operating system.