Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25197 – UI news

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25197 was recently published to the Dev Channel and is a confirmation that Microsoft is making efforts to follow Windows 11 in a new stage.

Windows 11 Build 25197 comes with some news for both PC and 2-in-1 systems, but especially for tablets Windows. Updates have been re-introduced taskbar si System Tray optimized for tablets and animated icons in Windows Settings for PC. It was introduced with build 25197 and a small keyboard tweak to improve the experience on traditional touch keyboards. The typing rate is now 20 keystrokes per second. Very useful when, for example, you hold down the "Delete" key to delete characters from a text.

In addition to these news, Microsoft has solved a few bugs and errors Windows 11 from previous versions. Windows Settings, Widgets, Start, File Explorer, Task Manager received bug fixes from previous versions.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25197
Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25197

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25197

Taskbar optimized for touch on tablets.

The big advantage of this update is the owners of tablets with Windows 11. A resizing was necessary taskbar (taskbar) for the tablet, both in extended and narrow mode. It was not at all easy to touch an application from taskbar before this update, and active applications were not brought to the front for easier access.

Windows 11 tablet's taskbar layout
Windows 11 tablet's taskbar layout

If you use a 2-in-1 device, taskbar it will automatically switch to the optimized version after you disconnect or fold the keyboard.
This new feature only works on devices with Windows 11 which can be used as a tablet. It is not available for PC or laptop.

How to use the extended and narrow modes of taskbar on the tablet with Windows 11 (extended and collapsed)

Collapsed mode (restricted) of the taskbar (taskbar) offers more screen space for open applications or Desktop. Taskbar and decreases considerably and access to open applications becomes more difficult.

The expanded mode increases the space taskbar at the expense of the workspace, but access to open applications, system tray and other options is much easier.

To switch between the two modes, all you have to do is swipe up and down with your finger on taskbar.

If this option of taskbar optimized for tablet with Windows 11 is available on your device, you should find the new option in: Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > “Optimize taskbar for touch interactions when this device is used as a tablet.

In addition to several "fixes" solved by Microsoft in build 25197, a UI update was also made for the icons from Windows Settings. They get a animated effect nice when they are activated. Click or press.

Iconite effect Windows 11
Iconite effect Windows 11

icons System Tray updated

In order to have a good visual experience, Microsoft redraws after a long time and adds effects to the icons in system tray. They get round icons and an animated effect when hovering over them.


Microsoft is working intensively on modernization Windows 11 and after many years in which I had Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 with many shortcomings, the company seems to have changed its policy.
With Windows 10 significant changes were seen in the operating system both in optimization for productivity and as a visual interface (UI). In the Windows 11 it seems that Microsoft is making more efforts than ever to create a robust, pleasant, reliable and optimized system to satisfy as many users as possible.

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