Microsoft Releases April Patch Tuesday Updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10

Microsoft has just released the April 2022 Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10. There’s one notable change for notifications in the KB5012592 patch for Windows 11, while the KB5012599 update for Windows 10 brings the new Search Highlights feature to Windows Search.

On Windows 11, this month’s Patch Tuesday update allows the OS to display up to 4 toast notifications simultaneously. That includes three high-priority notifications for apps that send notifications for calls, alarms, and reminders, plus one “normal” priority notification.

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In this update, Microsoft has also fixed an issue that caused the OneDrive sync client to lose focus after users renamed a file and pressed the enter key. In some cases, users had to select or tap a file again to use it, but this bug has now been fixed. Microsoft has also updated Windows Search on Windows 11 to return the corresponding page in the Settings app when users search for widgets.

For Windows 10 users, today’s patch KB5012599 introduces the new Search Highlights experience in Windows Search. There’s now a right panel highlighting events like holidays, anniversaries, special days, or trending searches on Bing. For enterprise customers, Search Highlights will be able to surface relevant people, files, and important updates from your organization.

Search Highlights will roll out to all users running Windows 10 versions 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2 over the coming weeks. Microsoft previously said that Search Highlights would also come to Windows 11, though there’s no ETA yet.

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  • nsemrau

    12 April, 2022 - 2:56 pm

    <p>Whenever I read an article like this I see Ballmer slapping the roof of a Windows Patch-sized car, yelling: "Image how many user-hostile dark patterns and ads we can fit in here!"</p>

  • will

    Premium Member
    12 April, 2022 - 4:02 pm

    <p>*sigh*</p><p><br></p><p>Search Highlights is something I do not think I have ever wanted, or have ever found useful. I do need to open search to know "what someone else is working on", or "here is something you might like to know", or "here is something that is trending around you".</p><p><br></p><p>Microsoft has been trying, and wanting, to put more information in the search screen for a few years now. The problem is each division has a different take on this and what should be presented. </p><p><br></p><p>I just want search to be….search! </p>

    • will

      Premium Member
      12 April, 2022 - 4:03 pm

      <p>*I do not need to open…</p>

  • navarac

    12 April, 2022 - 4:54 pm

    <p>I couldn’t give a "social-media-type" crap what is trending according to the gospel of Microsoft. Utter rubbish.</p>

  • dalemay

    12 April, 2022 - 6:49 pm

    <p>Why does Microsoft keep changing the names of its products? Does changing the name make it better?</p>

  • justme

    Premium Member
    13 April, 2022 - 6:22 am

    <p>So in short – Microsoft wont let you move the taskbar, which many people do want, but will show you what is trending on Bing every time you search, which many people dont want.</p><p><br></p><p>Really, Microsoft? Really?</p><p><br></p><p>I’m just glad we can turn it off.</p>

  • pmeinl

    Premium Member
    13 April, 2022 - 9:30 am

    <p>This patch on Win 10 21H2freezed my News and Interests taskbar widget. Taskmanager shows extreme CPU and RAM usage for the Feeds process.</p>

  • atlantapaul

    Premium Member
    13 April, 2022 - 5:09 pm

    <p>I believe that this patch on Win 10 made it impossible for me to make my homepage in Edge anything other than New Tab, which effectively means that the News Section of MSN is my new home page. I haven’t been able to identify a work-around.</p>

  • smartin

    Premium Member
    14 April, 2022 - 1:39 am

    <p>Hmm, four notification toasts? I sure don’t miss them, as notifications are one of the first things I turned off on Windows.</p>

  • Patrick3D

    14 April, 2022 - 1:30 pm

    <p>They rebooted my PC’s for that?</p>

  • ids

    Premium Member
    14 April, 2022 - 4:29 pm

    <p>They keep knocking out these recent builds and they are dire in my opinion. They have broken:</p><ul><li>L2TP VPN’s (you connect to WiFI, as soon as the VPN launches the PC shows no internet connection, even though Edge/FF work. Mail, Spotify and Feedback Hub stop working as they think its offline)</li><li>Task Manager goes 100% when launched and is unresponsive</li><li>Explorer slows to a crawl periodically</li><li>Other panels slow.</li></ul><p><br></p><p>I keep reporting and having to restore back to normal build to fix VPN issue (work device). Been an insider since day one and these builds – considering are nearly release time – are just awful.</p><p><br></p><p>Do they have any decent QA any longer ?</p>

    • ids

      Premium Member
      14 April, 2022 - 4:32 pm

      <p>I meant to add this to an W11 Insider thread but you get the gist :)</p>

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