The new Windows 11 search highlights add to the Bing mess

Google created “Scribbles“For many big holidays or events that appear on Google Search and Google’s mobile applications, and now Microsoft is adding something similar to Windows 11.

Microsoft Add Highlight Search to Windows 10 back in March, which are animations that appear in the search bar related to a current event or holiday – a globe icon with hearts appeared on Earth Day, for example. This is a fun idea, but can be distracting if you have the full search bar visible at any time in the taskbar. At least that’s right easy to hide.

Microsoft launches Windows 11 Build 22000.776 in the Release Preview Channel, marking the beginning of a wider proliferation of Search Highlights in Windows 11. Fortunately, the feature is not as distracting in Microsoft’s latest operating system – Windows 11 does not have a search bar directly in taskbar so you don’t see anything new until you click the search button.

Find highlights in Windows 11 Microsoft

Just like in Windows 10, if there is a Highlight for search, a panel with information about the event or day appears on the right side of the search pop-up. Most (if not all) of it is promoted content by Bing. Microsoft said in a blog post: “The highlights of the search will present remarkable and interesting moments of what is special for each day – such as holidays, anniversaries and other educational moments in time both globally and in your region.

Microsoft says Search Highlights will begin to appear more widely for Windows 11 in the next few weeks, with full deployment coming “in the coming months.”

Source: Windows Blog


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