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Are you ready to dive into the latest developments in the world of Windows? Microsoft is back with yet another exciting Insider Preview Build, and this time, it's all about enhancing accessibility, productivity, and user experience in Windows 11.


In this article, we'll take an exclusive first look at Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26058, freshly rolled out to users in the Dev Channel and Canary Channel. Trust us, you won't want to miss this!


What’s new and improved in Windows 11 Build 26058?
Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26058



  • Windows 11 Build 26058 introduces new features for accessibility, including the Pointer Indicator for low-vision users.
  • The Widgets board receives enhancements, offering more space for favorite widgets and a dedicated feed for current events.
  • Users will now receive notification badges for missed notifications on the Widgets icon in the taskbar.
  • A richer weather experience is coming to the lock screen, featuring dynamic and interactive updates for users in the Canary Channel.



What’s new and improved in Windows 11 Build 26058?

Pointer Indicator for Enhanced Accessibility

For users with low vision, navigating the Windows interface can sometimes take time and effort. To address this, Build 26058 introduces a new accessibility setting called Pointer Indicator. This feature allows users to easily locate and track their cursor, enhancing productivity and efficiency.


To enable the Pointer Indicator, users can navigate to Settings > Accessibility > Mouse pointer and touch, or simply search for the setting by name. Once enabled, users can toggle the feature on/off using the keyboard shortcut Win + Ctrl + X.



Widgets Board Enhancements

The Widgets board, a popular feature in Windows 11, receives several improvements in Build 26058. Users now have more space for their favorite widgets and can stay informed about current events with a dedicated feed.


The introduction of a new navigation bar on the left allows users to seamlessly switch between the widgets dashboard and other integrated dashboards like Discover. Microsoft encourages users to explore these enhancements and provide feedback using the dedicated feedback button.



New Notification Badging for Widgets

To ensure users never miss an important notification, Windows 11 introduces a new badging experience for Widgets. Users will now receive badges on the Widgets icon in the taskbar, indicating missed notifications.


Upon opening the Widgets board, users can view details of the missed notifications in the top left corner. This feature aims to keep users informed and up-to-date with their notifications.



Richer Weather Experience on the Lock Screen

Users in the Canary Channel can expect to see a richer weather experience on their lock screen with Build 26058. This includes dynamic and interactive weather updates, allowing users to hover over the weather display for more information. Tapping or clicking on the weather card will direct users to Microsoft Edge with the full forecast in MSN Weather.


This feature is enabled by default and is accessible under Settings > Personalization > Lock screen. Users who prefer not to see this experience can opt to change their lock screen status to "None".




In summary, Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26058 brings a range of enhancements designed to improve accessibility, productivity, and user experience. From the new Pointer Indicator for low-vision users to the refined Widgets board and richer weather experience on the lock screen, Microsoft continues to innovate and refine the Windows 11 experience for all users.


As always, feedback from Windows Insiders is invaluable in shaping the future of Windows 11, and Microsoft encourages users to share their thoughts and suggestions through dedicated feedback channels.


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