Windows 11 may soon get support for third-party widgets

Friday, 15 April 2022 (1 month ago) 21 views
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windows 11 Will reportedly receive support for third-party widgets in Microsoft Store soon. A few months back, the tech giant had launched windows 11 operating systems with a new widget panel containing a variety of cards and information such as news, weather and more.

Currently, the OS does not support third-party widgets and also does not allow users to pin widgets to the desktop. Now, according to a report by WindowsLatest, the company is planning to make some major changes to the features of its widgets with the upcoming update.

According to the report, Microsoft is planning to add support for third-party widgets to Windows 11 in version 22H2 later this year. Earlier it was rumored that the OS will get support for more widgets with the 22H2 version, however this is not the case.

The report also reveals that no APIs related to third-party widgets were seen in Sun Valley 2 or the early incarnation of version 22H2 of Windows 11. To recall, support for third-party widgets was first introduced by the company with the launch of Windows. Support was also added to Windows 7 in 2007 with Vista and later.

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With the recent release, Microsoft has also made it easier for users to switch the default browser in Windows 11. Windows 11 build 22000.593 makes it easy for users to change their default browser. The operating system now gets a dedicated button in the Control Panel that allows users to choose the default browser of their choice.

The change was first noticed by reverse engineer Rafael Rivera in the Dev Channel in Windows 11 Build 22509. This is an optional update.

With the launch of Windows 11, Microsoft changed the way users assign default apps. On the new operating system, users will have to set default apps according to file type or link type instead of a single switch.

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