Windows 11 Canary Channel Build 25926: New Features and Improvements
Microsoft has recently released the Windows 11 Canary Channel Build 25926, introducing a range of new features and improvements. This latest build focuses on enhancing user experience and productivity. Let’s explore some of the key updates in this release.
Set HDR Images as Desktop Background
One of the standout features of this update is the ability to set HDR images as your desktop background. By using images with the “.JXR” extension, users with HDR-compatible displays can enjoy stunning HDR image quality on their desktop. To test this feature, simply download a “.JXR” HDR image and set it as your desktop background. This feature offers a visually immersive experience for Windows 11 users.
Bell Icon for Notifications
In this build, notifications now include a bell icon that turns colored when a new notification arrives. This visual indicator ensures that users never miss any important updates or messages. The addition of the bell icon enhances the overall notification system in Windows 11.
Screen Cast Feature Enhancements
Windows 11 has introduced three new updates to its Screen Cast feature. Users who frequently switch between tabs or use the Snap Assist tool to manage their workflow will receive Cast suggestions through a notification toast. These suggestions aim to improve productivity and provide a smoother multitasking experience on Windows 11.
Easy External Display Setup
With the Windows 11 Canary Build 25926, setting up an external display and casting your primary screen becomes a seamless process. The Cast flyout in the Quick Settings menu provides users with a step-by-step guide on how to install the wireless display feature and enable discoverability of the PC via the “Projecting to this PC” settings page. This enhancement simplifies the process of connecting external displays to your Windows 11 setup.
This Canary Channel build also includes all the features introduced in the Developer Channel Build 23511. Furthermore, the Windows Share window has been revamped to match the design aesthetics of Windows 11. Users can now directly click on the Outlook icon under the “Share using” option to email files through Outlook. Additionally, Wi-Fi Direct can now be used to share files faster between PCs. Lastly, the Snipping Tool has gained the ability to directly edit snapshots within Paint and Clipchamp through dedicated options.
For more information on the new features and improvements in this build, visit the official Windows Insider blog. If you are on the Canary Channel for Windows 11, update your PC to experience these exciting changes. Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.