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Windows Copilot autostart tests limited to 27" displays or larger
2024-01-15 21:29

Microsoft says that tests of a controversial new Windows 11 feature that automatically opens the AI-powered Copilot assistant after Windows starts are limited to systems with 27-inch displays.

For now, the option also requires enrolling in the company's Windows Insider program since the change is currently being tested in the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23615, released last Thursday in the Dev Channel.

"We are trying out opening Copilot automatically when Windows starts on widescreen devices with some Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. This can be managed via Settings > Personalization > Copilot," Microsoft said last week.

"As a reminder, we regularly try out different experiences with Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel that may not ever ship, and others could show up in future Windows releases when they're ready."

Since it introduced its new AI chat-powered Bing last January and added it to the Windows 11 taskbar one month later, Microsoft has slowly injected AI tech into as many Windows apps and features as possible, including Paint and the soon-out-of-support Windows 10 OS. Not even the Notepad text editor will escape this incessant AI assault since Microsoft is internally testing an AI-powered text generation tool dubbed CoWriter.

Copilot for Windows is now available for preview to Windows Insiders in North America, the United Kingdom, and select regions of Asia and South America.

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