Microsoft has begun to distribute the optional cumulative update KB5003214, which is not related to security corrections. This package activates the “News and Interests” widget in the taskbar, and also contributes a number of corrections aimed at improving the stability of the software platform. Download it can users of Windows 10 versions 21H1, 20H2 and 2004.
On compatible devices, the download of KB5003214 can be carried out through the Windows Update Center. If necessary, you can use the autonomous installers, which Microsoft has published in the official update directory. Since the update is not mandatory, it will not be loaded and installed automatically, but the fixes contained in it will become part of the next cumulative update, which will be released in June as part of the Patch Tuesday program.
As for innovations, the appearance of the “News and Interests” widget can be considered the most noticeable on the taskbar. It is enough to bring the mouse cursor to the corresponding icon in the taskbar to expand the widget, which is selected using the Bing and MSN services. If necessary, the widget can be hidden by clicking on it with the right mouse button and selecting the appropriate item of the context menu.
Another error, due to which the application “Your phone” application mowed on the taskbar could not be launched in some cases. This problem appeared in Windows 10 (2004) and now the developers have corrected it. Also eliminated the problem associated with the incorrect operation of the sensor device when using multiple monitors. Fixed a bug due to which objects removed from the desktop could continue to be displayed. Solved the problem with playing video when switching from an external display with HDR support to the built-in display without support for HDR. Also eliminated the problem associated with poor-quality sound when using Bluetooth headphones.