Microsoft has released today the August 2022 Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10. For Windows 11 users, today’s KB5016629 patch makes the Focus Assist feature slightly more flexible, and it also brings various bug fixes.
Focus Assist is Windows 11’s do not disturb mode that hides all notifications when enabled. With today’s patch, there’s a new option to let the OS show important notifications when Focus Assist is on.
This may not be going to impact users already running Windows 11, but Microsoft has also improved the out-of-box experience in today’s build. Going forward, users who’ve just installed Windows 11 will have the option to install a newer version of the OS right during the OOBE. If accepted, the installation of the latest Windows 11 update will kick off right after the initial installation is completed.
In today’s Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11, Microsoft has also fixed a known issue that was preventing some users from opening the Start menu. Another issue that caused File Explorer to stop working when using the play and pause keyboard buttons on some devices has also been fixed.
For users still running Windows 10, today’s KB5016616 update also brings the same option to receive important notifications when Focus Assist is on. Additionally, Microsoft fixed an issue that created a duplicate print queue and prevented users from printing files normally.
That’s it for the main changes included in this month’s Patch Tuesday updates. You can check out a detailed roundup of all the security fixes included in these updates on our sister site, Petri.