Windows 11’s Apps & features tool is getting better in the next update


On Windows 10, while you need to handle apps in your system, you simply must open the Apps & Features web page in the Settings app. The course of stays the similar on Windows 11, however Microsoft is engaged on design enhancements for Apps & features the place you possibly can uninstall an app out of your system or handle present apps.

In Build 22494, Microsoft is testing a brand new design for the “Installed apps” subpage of the Apps & features web page. Right now, when you open Apps & features tab, you’ll see an inventory of put in UWP and desktop apps.

Windows Settings helps you to scroll by way of a protracted checklist of purposes, however the drawback with the present design is the infinite scrolling. Although the app does have a search field, Microsoft doesn’t allow you to change the view of the settings app, so it is advisable maintain scrolling by way of the checklist to search out sure apps.

Starting with Build 22494, Apps & function web page is divided into separate classes with every having its personal devoted web page.

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For instance, now you can click on on “Installed apps” to see all of your put in packages.

To make issues simpler for us, Microsoft is introducing a brand new function that might allow you to swap between three totally different layouts. The default format is “list”, however now you can swap to thumbnail format, which seems to be just like dwell tiles.

This new static tiles-like format addresses the infinite scrolling drawback and you may at all times return to the unique look when you don’t like Microsoft’s experiment.

In addition to a better design, Microsoft is additionally engaged on superior features for Windows Settings. For instance, now you can filter the checklist utilizing alphabetical order, smallest to largest recordsdata, largest to smallest recordsdata, and extra.

When you utilize up to date filters, all different irrelevant apps/packages listed will disappear aside from the ones requested by you. The advance type by the filter can come in helpful while you need to unlock onerous disk area or if you wish to decide apps or updates utilizing the least quantity of storage.

Microsoft is at the moment A/B testing these enhancements with Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. These adjustments are anticipated to land with Windows 11 model 22H2, which ought to be launched to customers in October 2022. However, there’s a chance that Apps & features web page shall be up to date through these expertise packs.