Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22518 Now Available: What's New

Windows 11 Insider Preview users should be in luck today because Build 22518 has been released and we are going to tell you all the news that this new update brings, as there are many and surely more than one will like to know about them, We must remember that this type of Builds released in the development channel cause system instability.

The new Build 22518 is now available in the Windows 11 Insider Preview channel in which we can see some news such as the new Spotlight collection, the improvement to install WSL from the Microsoft Store, voice access, some system corrections and the new and redesigned Notepad. Let’s see all the news.

Widgets and New Weather panel on the taskbar

We could already see the new Widgets available in Windows 10 in the button called “News and interests”, but in Windows 11 we could see a little more , in this input button a lot of new elements were added to the new widgets and now we can See it on the left side of the Windows 11 taskbar.

Imagen - Llega Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22518: novedades

Now for users who have decided to align the taskbar icons to the left, that is, remembering a bit how they are in Windows 10, users will be able to see the widget input icon next to the view icon of tasks , as can be seen in the image.

Imagen - Llega Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22518: novedades

Voice Access or Voice Access

Imagen - Llega Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22518: novedades

The new voice access feature will allow everyone, including those with a mobility disability, to control their computer using voice commands, so that Windows 11 is now much more accessible to many more people.

In order to activate this new function, you will have to go to the Settings panel and within the Accessibility options activate the Voice function . Once selected, the voice model that each user needs will have to be downloaded. In addition, voice access includes an interactive guide that explains all the available functions of this new function.

Ease of installing WSL from the Microsoft Store

WSL (Subsystem of Linux on Windows) is already available in the Microsoft Store , so all users who want to install this new feature on their computer will be able to do so from the store in a much faster and easier way.

New commands have been added to facilitate the installation of WSL on the computer, such as: “wsl –install –no-launch” or “wsl –help” with which you can have greater control of the distributions that are installed and not run right away or to see all the available commands with the second command.

Other changes and improvements to the Windows 11 system

Other changes and improvements that can be seen in Windows 11 Build 22518 are the following:

  1. The button and access to the keyboard layout and language change panel is being redesigned.
  2. The context menu for some file types has been updated.
  3. In .inf files we can now see the “Install” option when we right-click.
  4. In .cer files you will see “Install certificate” when you right click.
  5. “Map Network Drive” and “Disconnect Network Drive” will appear in the context menu of “This Computer”.
  6. On network drives, “Disconnect” will now appear in the context menu.
  7. Emoji combinations from build 22504 have been added for all Insiders.
  8. In build 22509 a change was implemented in which the time and date could be seen in the secondary monitors, as this function is already available to all Insiders.

Web: Fixes from build 22518

In order to see the complete list of the fixes that have been implemented in this new build, we must click on the link above. These are all the news and changes that are already available in the Windows 11 Insiders Preview channel of build 22518 in which we have been able to see how Microsoft is focused on improving Windows 11, although it still has a long way to go.