Microsoft turns on Copilot for more users on Microsoft Windows 11, replaces Show Desktop

Microsoft activates Copilot for more customers on Microsoft Windows 11, replaces Show Desktop.

Microsoft updatesd its documentation in March to substantiate a wider rollout of Copilot on Microsoft Windows 11 or 10, nevertheless it was nonetheless not rolled out to everybody. This adjustments with the April Patch Tuesday rollout, which permits Copilot for more folks on Microsoft Windows 11 (and Microsoft Windows 10).

In our exams, we noticed that 4 of our gadgets, which met all the necessities however didn’t have Copilot earlier than, now have Copilot turned on by default. We seen Copilot pinned to the correct aspect of the taskbar after deploying the April 2024 Patch Tuesday updates throughout our gadgets.

This is smart as Copilot is slowly inching nearer to the following massive updates. Microsoft is getting ready an enormous updates for Copilot on Microsoft Windows, permitting you to maneuver recordsdata between folders and directories or change a number of built-in settings using AI. All it is advisable do is open Copilot on Microsoft Windows and ask the AI to maneuver your recordsdata or change settings.

Some of those abilities or actions have been speculated to arrive in late March 2024, however Microsoft delayed the updates to ship Copilot on more gadgets.

Copilot adjustments taskbar system tray space

Copilot turned on for everyone

If you’re on Microsoft Windows 11 and Microsoft has turned on Copilot in your device with the April 2024 Update, you’ll additionally discover that the “Show desktop” button is lacking.

For these unaware, “Show Desktop” is the small button on the finish of the taskbar that allows you to rapidly see your desktop. This isn’t the case on Microsoft Windows 10, which retains the Show desktop by default, even with Copilot.

Show desktop after CopilotShow desktop after Copilot
Show desktop after Copilot turned on | Image Courtesy: Microsoft

To activate the function, right-click on the taskbar, choose settings to open taskbar settings, and at last toggle on “Select the far corner of the taskbar to show the desktop”. As proven within the screenshot above, you’ll additionally discover this customization possibility in case you open Personalization after which go to taskbar settings.

It’s additionally price noting that Copilot in Microsoft Windows 10 doesn’t substitute the Show Desktop button. This change is barely skilled on Microsoft Windows 11, the place the ChatGPT-powered AI is promoted more typically than Microsoft Windows 10.

Hate Copilot? Use Group Policy and switch it off

Either means, in case you don’t like seeing Copilot, you may open Settings > Personalization > Taskbar and switch off the function, however this received’t fully disable the AI. To flip it off fully, you may open Group Policy Editor and observe these steps:

  1. In the Group Policy Editor, change your focus to the left-hand panel and open User Configuration.
    Group Policy EditorGroup Policy Editor
  2. Select Administrative Templates > Microsoft Windows Components > Microsoft Windows Copilot.
    Turn off Copilot policyTurn off Copilot policy
  3. You’ll see a policy titled “Turn off Microsoft Windows Copilot.” Double-click the policy to open it, change it to Enabled, and click on OK to use the adjustments.

This ought to flip off Copilot to some extent in Microsoft Windows 11, nevertheless it’ll nonetheless be current in different places or apps, corresponding to Microsoft Edge.

You may use the above policy on Microsoft Windows 10.

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