Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Build 22623.1028 with System Tray fixes

The first Windows 11 Insider build of the week is rolling out now. Microsoft brings new Windows 11 build 22623.1028 to the beta channel with a bunch of bug fixes and marks the start of Bug Bash for Insiders. It is a part of weekly updates for Windows 11 which address known bugs and occasionally bring new features too.

Like previous Windows 11 updates to the beta channel, there are two builds available to Insiders. The first build 22623.1028 brings all the fixes and changes, while the other build 22621.1028 has only some fixes and limited changes. Don’t worry users who get later builds can always switch to the main build.

Along with the new Insider builds, Windows also announces the December 2022 Bug Bash, which will run from December 7 to December 12. At Bug Bash, Insiders can test new features and share feedback with the Windows team.

This week’s beta channel update comes with only bug fixes. Microsoft has addressed bugs such as Explorer.exe crashing, taskbar and system tray issues, Task Manager bugs, and more. Check out all the fixes below.

Fixes in Build 22623.1028


  • Made another fix to address explorer.exe crashing repeatedly in safe mode.

[Taskbar & System Tray]

  • Fixed an issue where, with the system tray design updates, auto-hiding the taskbar would stop working after you had interacted with the hidden icons flyout.
  • Made a small refinement for tablet-optimized taskbar users to make it a bit easier to expand the taskbar without invoking the Start menu.
  • Fixed an issue which could lead to the taskbar jump lists and preview thumbnails not appearing in the correct position for Insiders with 2-in-1 PCs.
  • Improved the transition animation when switching between collapsed and expanded views of the tablet-optimized taskbar.
  • The tablet-optimized taskbar should collapse more reliably now after launching an app from the Start menu.
  • Fixed an explorer.exe crash when using Alt + F4 with the show hidden icons flyout in the system tray open.
  • Updated the battery icon’s tooltip to let you know if your device is charging slowly.
  • Fixed an issue causing the top half of the media controls in Quick Settings to be missing sometimes.
  • Fixed a GDI handle leak in recent builds related to receiving certain types of notifications. This could cause UI issues or explorer.exe crashes for Insiders who receive a lot of notifications.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the NVIDIA icon in the system tray to show empty notifications.


  • Fixed an issue causing search to not work in the previous flight for Insiders with Arm64 PCs.


  • Fixed an issue where the sleep recommendation on the Energy Recommendations page and Battery & Power page were sometimes inconsistent.

[Task Manager]

  • Task Manager colors in light and dark should display correctly now for people with their mode set to Custom.

Fixes for BOTH Build 22621.1028 & Build 22623.1028

  • We fixed an issue that affected some games and applications. This issue was related to GPU performance debugging features. This lowered the expected game performance.

If you are a Windows 11 Insider in the beta channel, you will receive the update. If you are on Build 22622 then your system will be automatically updated to Build 22623. In case it’s not updated automatically, you can check for the update manually by going to Settings > Windows Update. And once you click on check for updates, it will show the new build which you can download and install on your PC. Connect your PC to the charger during the update.

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Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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