Microsoft recently released a new cumulative update (KB5005190) for Windows 11. The latest Windows 11 Build 22000.132 has been already started rolling out to all the insider’s PCs running the Dev Channel and Beta Channel builds.
The latest build comes with some new improvements for some of the built-in Windows 11 apps like Snipping Tool, Calculator, Mail, and Calendar apps via Microsoft Store to bring them in line with the new OS design.
The first app that we could see in the updated list is the Snipping Tool. Microsoft replaces both the classic Snipping Tool app and the Snip & Sketch apps with a new Snipping Tool app. The company says that the new app will represent the
best experiences of both apps in the next evolution of screen capture for Windows.
With the updated app you can select Rectangular Snip, Freeform Snip, Windows Snip, and Fullscreen Snip. The company also added WIN + SHIFT + S keyboard shortcut to the Snipping Tool to quickly snip your screen.
The app also adds rounded corners and theming support that matches Windows 11 design guidelines. After capturing the screenshot using the new Snipping Tool, you can annotate, crop, and share the captured image.
The calculator app also received an update via the Microsoft Store. It now supports rounded corners and theming options to have a beautiful new look in Windows 11. If you are a developer, you may like to contribute to the Windows Calculator app project. Microsoft has rewritten the old legacy app in C# and made it available on GitHub as open-source.
Apart from this, the updated Calculator app also comes with useful features.
It is now simple and easy to use the standard calculator for all the basic calculations. If you need a more complex calculation, you can use the powerful scientific calculator. If you are looking for advanced Maths for programming and engineering, you can switch to the Programmer Mode.
The third update is for the Mail and Calendar apps which now come with a new visual style. Microsoft added rounded corners, support for Windows Theme, and other adjustments to make them look and feel like part of Windows 11.