these are the new functions that Microsoft is testing

A few days ago, Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 21286 for members of the Insider program on the Dev channel, a version that shows us the possible changes that we will find with Windows 10 21H2, that is, the second major update of 2021.

Among the various novelties presented is a very interesting one related to the taskbar, one that brings dynamic content that shows us information directly on the panel, such as the weather or the news.

Like a cross between widgets and start menu tiles, but on the taskbar

Taskbar New Feature

It is basically what they are, new dynamic icons on the taskbar with additional information. Are icons that would be added to those of Cortana, Contacts, Search and Task View that we can currently add.

However, what makes these interesting is that show information directly on the bar, before clicking on them. When we hover the mouse pointer over one of these icons we will see a pop-up window with more information or we can click to go to the website from the browser.

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Microsoft showed examples where you can see news with which we can interact to add reactions, the weather forecast, sporting event times and results, financial information and more.

There are up to seven variants that are being experimented with so far, and the final version that we will receive might have slightly different organization and animations. It is an interesting addition that reminds a bit of things that are achieved with third-party apps like Rainmeter.

These are utilities similar to those already offered by the start menu with the live tiles, but more convenient by not having to open the menu, and being separated from it, they do not have to occupy that space, and they are also optional.

Via | WindowsLatest