Windows 11 Insider Build 25174 Brings New Game Pass Widget

Posted on August 3, 2022 by Laurent Giret in Windows, Windows 11 with 0 Comments

Microsoft has started testing a new Game Pass widget with Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. This new widget, which is available in the just-released Windows 11 build 25174 will highlight new additions to the Game Pass library, games leaving soon, and more.

The Widgets board on Windows 11 currently has different widgets for keeping track of the weather, sports, news, and more. In some ways, this Widgets board is a bit reminiscent of the Live Tiles on the Windows 10 Start Menu, but Microsoft is cooking something slightly different with this new Game Pass widget.

“We’re still hard at work on some exciting functionality coming soon that will let you sign into your Xbox profile and easily jump back into recently played games as well as see personalized recommendations of games we believe you’ll love,” the Windows Insider team said today.

In addition to this new Game Pass widget, today’s build 25174 also brings a new feature to Insiders who have access to tabs in File Explorer. If that’s the case for you, you can now middle-click a folder in the navigation pane of File Explorer to open it in a new tab, just like clicking a folder in the body of File Explorer currently does.

Today’s build also brings various fixes for the OS: Microsoft addressed an issue causing some system tray elements to disappear in recent builds. Moreover, a bug causing mouse and keyboard input to not work correctly in certain games has also been fixed. Microsoft also added a couple of new known issues based on Windows Insider feedback, and we invite you to check out the full release notes for more details.

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