Optional Windows 11 update adds Spotlight wallpapers to your desktop

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What do you want to know

  • Microsoft recently released an optional update for Windows 11 that brings the operating system to version 22000.708.
  • The update includes support for Windows Spotlight, which automatically sets your desktop background image to various images.
  • You can download the build now through the Windows 11 Settings app or the Microsoft Update catalog.

Windows 11 has a new optional update available. It brings the operating system to version 22000.708, which includes a short list of new features and a much longer list of fixes and improvements.

The latest version of Windows 11 includes support for Windows Spotlight, which automatically sets a “wallpaper of the day” as your desktop background image each morning. It’s similar to Bing’s daily picture, but the functionality is built right into the operating system.

The update also improves the child account verification experience for Family Safety.

Here are the highlights of the update:

  • New! Improves the Family Safety verification experience for a child account when you submit a request for additional screen time.
  • New! Windows Projector on Desktop brings the world to your desktop with new background images. With this feature, new images will automatically appear as your desktop background. This feature already exists for the lock screen. To enable this feature, go to Settings > Personalization > Background > Customize your background. Choose windows projector.
  • Fixes an issue that fails to maintain screen brightness after changing the display mode.
  • Fixes an issue that affects the IE mode window frame.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Internet Shortcuts from updating.
  • Addresses an issue that causes an input method editor (IME) to drop a character if you enter the character while the IME is converting the preceding text.
  • Fixes an issue that causes widgets to appear on the wrong monitor when hovering over the Widgets icon in the taskbar.
  • Adds an animation to the Widgets icon when you click or tap the icon and the taskbar is aligned to the left.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the rendering of the default Widgets icon on a center-aligned taskbar.
  • Addresses an issue that causes app icons to appear blurry in search results when the display’s dots per inch (dpi) scaling is greater than 100%.
  • Addresses an issue that slows file copying.
  • Fixes an issue that fails to automatically give focus to the search box when you select the Start menu and start typing.

You can find the full list of enhancements, changes, and known issues on Microsoft’s support document for the update. (opens in a new tab).

This is an optional update, so you need to research it. You can get it through Windows Update by checking for optional updates or downloading it through the Microsoft Update Catalog. (opens in a new tab).

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