Microsoft just released Windows 11 cumulative update KB5008353, and yes, you’ve guessed it right, this can be a preview of the next updates arriving February.
The fixes included in this new cumulative update are quite important, and they concern the most important options that come with Windows 11, including the taskbar.
For example, Microsoft says it’s resolved issues that modify the taskbar and which sometimes causes the amount icon to become displayed as muted even though it’s not.
“Updates an element that affects icons for apps when the apps aren’t running. Around the taskbar, these icons might display as active as if the apps are running. Updates an issue that incorrectly shows the amount icon in the taskbar as muted. Updates an issue that affects the auto-hide feature of the taskbar. The taskbar may not reliably appear when you hover within the primary or secondary display. Updates an issue that might prevent icons from appearing on the taskbar of the secondary display,” Microsoft explains.
Fix for image editing programs
Simultaneously, this update also resolves a glitch affecting image editing software and causing difficulties with colors
“Updates a known issue that may prevent some image editing programs from rendering colors correctly on certain high dynamic range (HDR) displays. This frequently affects white colors that may display in bright yellow or any other colors,” the organization says.
The changelog is rather huge, and you can check it out entirely in the box underneath the jump. If you wish to download this update on your device from Windows Update, you need to manually look for updates on your device.
On the other hand, if you choose to wait, all improvements that are included in this update may also be area of the next cumulative updates rolling to Windows 11 automatically included in the February 2022 Patch Tuesday cycle.