Weird Windows 11 explorer update/refresh while working


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Windows 11

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Windows Version 21H2 (OS Build 22000.318)
Running on a Lenovo Legion Y540 15" laptop.

I upgraded my Win10 to Win11 at the beginning of the week.
I am the IT go-to person in our small firm, so I need to familiarize myself with the OS - although I have told most of our staff members to NOT upgrade to Win11.

I have experienced a few times that while I am busy working, the UI seems to have undergone an refresh/update in the background - no notifications, but no loss of programs or data. The update/refresh seemed similar to when one would Task Manager > Explorer = Restart
1st time: the taskbar seemed to be running off the screen, as I could not read the date and time on the right-hand side.
2nd time: the app icons on my taskbar resorted themselves, which was not the way they were sorted before.

Has anyone else experienced something similar? Or is it just me?
Windows Build/Version
Windows Version 21H2 (OS Build 22000.318)

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Lenovo Legion Y540

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