Microsoft released the Windows 11 build 25197 with a few new features from previous updates: the tablet-optimized taskbar, the updated notification area, and several fixes. The release also includes several unannounced features, such as a Windows 10-styled search box on the taskbar. But wait, there is more!
Here''s another hidden change we have discovered in the latest Windows 11 Dev build: virtual desktop users may change the desktop background only for the current desktop, leaving others with the previous one. This complicates wallpaper applications, such as the recently updated WinDynamicDesktop. The latter has to rely on unsupported and unstable APIs to sync wallpapers across virtual desktops.
Microsoft has not disclosed the changes in the release notes for Windows 11 build 25197 but it appears that it is available for all users with the latest update. Unfortunately, the company has yet to deal with the annoying bug where the Settings app will not allow you to set a new wallpaper for a specific monitor if you use more than one virtual desktop. In our dedicated guide, users can learn how to set different wallpapers on different monitors.
On the other hand, mentioning that the possibility to create per-desktop wallpaper is still there, allowing users to have different backgrounds for each virtual desktop.