Microsoft is getting ready to make Windows Spotlights wallpapers available as a new option to personalize your background on Windows 11. The company has been testing Windows Spotlight on desktop with Windows Insiders for a couple of weeks, and the option is now available for non-Insiders in the KB5014019 optional patch released yesterday.
“Windows spotlight on the desktop brings the world to your desktop with new background pictures. With this feature, new pictures will automatically appear as your desktop background,” the company explained in the release notes for the patch. Windows Spotlight wallpapers can already be displayed on the lock screen on Windows 11 and Windows 10, and Microsoft actually deserves credit for picking up a usually beautiful new image each day.
After installing yesterday’s optional patch for Windows 11, you can turn on Windows Spotlight on your desktop by going to Settings > Personalization > Background > Personalize your background, and then choosing Windows spotlight. Windows Spotlight will add a desktop shortcut on the top right corner of your screen, which will let you learn more details about the current picture, rate it, or switch to another one.
Yesterday’s optional patch for Windows 11 also addresses an issue that causes file copying to be slower, and there’s also a fix or bug that fails to maintain the display brightness after you change the display mode. If you don’t want to install this patch, all bug fixes will be included in next month’s Patch Tuesday update.
In case you missed it, Microsoft also announced at its Build 2022 conference yesterday that it has finalized development for Windows 11 version 22H2. The Windows 11 build 22621, which was first released to Beta channel Insiders two weeks ago will be the final build, and Microsoft already released ISOs for it. However, the company will continue to update this build before it becomes generally available, and we don’t yet when Windows 11 version 22H2 will start rolling out to all users.
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