Windows 10 gets new search function and more

For Patch Day in April, Windows 10 will also receive new functions with the KB5012599 update. The details.

After a long time, Windows 10 is once again getting a new function that shortens the waiting time until Windows 10 version 22H2 starts in autumn. Specifically, Microsoft is not only delivering security updates for Windows 10 on patch day in April, but update KB5012599 also contains the new “Search Highlights” function that is also integrated in KB5011543. In March, initially only Windows Insiders were allowed to try out this new function ( we reported ), later there was also a preview version via Windows Update.

With the patch day in April, “Search Highlights” will now be delivered to all Windows 10 computers. However, this function will not be activated immediately on all devices, but in several stages over the next few years. In addition to Windows 10, Windows 11 also gets the “Search Highlights”.

In addition, there are also the following two improvements:

  • Updates an issue that prevents Android device users from signing in to some Microsoft applications, such as Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Teams.

  • Updates an issue that causes the back button of the credential window you log in to become invisible in high-contrast black mode.

What are “Search Highlights”?

Under Windows 10, the “Search Highlights” are displayed after clicking on the search input field next to the start button. Extended information is then displayed on days that Microsoft considers particularly important. The example given is Earth Day, which falls on April 22 this year and takes place in Germany under the motto “Your clothes make the man”.

In the search highlights, Microsoft displays further information on special days. Users should be able to see directly what’s going on in “the world,” as Microsoft explains. “The taskbar search box and start page are regularly updated with content, including fun illustrations, to help you discover more, stay connected, and be productive,” Microsoft says.

The left panel still shows recently opened files, applications, and settings for quick access. For users who sign in to Windows 10 with a school or work account, the search window shows information relevant to them. For example news from the company or about colleagues.

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