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Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22523 to Dev Channel

Yesterday, Microsoft released a monthly cumulative update of Windows 11 to the public. Now Microsoft has just pushed a new Windows 11 insider preview build to the dev channel. The latest preview build is tagged with the 22523 version number. The newest dev preview is seeding with a couple of new features and enhancements. Here you can check everything about Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22523.

Microsoft plants a new insider preview build with Windows 11 Insider Preview 22523.1000 (rs_prerelease) software version. As always, Microsoft shared the information of the new developer preview build via Windows Blog. And as per the information, this is the final build of 2021, yes, the next update will be available in 2022.

Moving to the changes, then the insider preview build brings snap groups support in ALT + TAB, you can now add or remove media server in File Explorer, and more. With this build, the uninstall updates option is available in the Settings > Windows Update > Update History, not in the Control Panel.

Here’s the complete changelog of the new Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22523.

Windows 11 Insider Dev Build 22523 – Changes

  • We have rolled out snap groups in ALT + TAB and Task View just like when you hover open apps on the taskbar, and you see them there, to all Insiders in the Dev Channel.
  • We have rolled out snap groups in ALT + TAB and Task View just like when you hover open apps on the taskbar, and you see them there, to all Insiders in the Dev Channel.
  • As part of our ongoing effort to bring over settings from Control Panel into the Settings app:
    • Links to Programs & Features in Control Panel will now open to Settings > Apps > Installed Apps. EDIT: In other words, links to the page to uninstall or change programs on your PC.
    • We’re moving Uninstall Updates (for cumulative updates, etc.) from Control Panel to a new page in Settings under Settings > Windows Update > Update History.

Windows 11 Insider Dev Build 22523 – Fixes

  • Taskbar
    • Fixed an issue related to text input initialization that could lead to the shell (for example, Start menu and search) becoming non-responsive on ARM64 PCs.
    • The battery icon tooltip should no longer unexpectedly show a percent above 100.
    • App icons should no longer overlap the date & time on secondary monitors when there are a lot of open apps.
  • File Explorer
    • Did some work to address an issue that was leading to losing keyboard focus sometimes after pressing Enter when using F2 to rename OneDrive files.
  • Spotlight Collection
    • After enabling spotlight collection, your first image (after Whitehaven Beach) should arrive a little faster now.
    • Added icons to the spotlight collection context menu entries.
  • Input
    • Improved reliability of invoking voice typing.
    • Fixed an issue where the border of our text input experiences (voice typing, emoji panel, etc) wasn’t drawing correctly when a contrast theme was enabled.
    • Mitigated an intermittent crash with the pen menu process if it was launched and then immediately closed before the launch happened.
  • Widgets
    • We fixed the issue causing links to not open properly when opening the widgets board using hover.
  • Settings
    • Settings content should no longer get truncated off the side of the window when making the Settings window small.
    • Settings should no longer sporadically crash when opening comboboxes, which was impacting certain settings such as the ability to set custom click actions for the pen.
    • Addressed an issue where the “Add a device” option in Bluetooth & Devices was silently crashing when trying to connect new Bluetooth devices.
    • Added a number of keywords to make the Voice Access feature appear in settings search results.
  • Other
    • Fixed an issue that was causing ARM64 PCs to experience bug checks citing a memory management error in the previous flight.
    • Fixed an issue that was causing DWM to crash (causing the screen to flash repeatedly) when trying to use certain apps.
    • Mitigated an issue leading to certain apps hanging when Narrator was running.
    • Added some missing information when examining the details in the properties of narratorquickstart.exe.
    • Added some missing information when examining the details in the properties of narratorquickstart.exe.

Windows 11 Insider Dev Build 22523 – Known Issues

  • General
    • You may be unable to sign-in to certain apps such as Feedback Hub. Restarting your PC should correct the issue.
    • We’re investigating reports that some Insiders are seeing driver and firmware update failures in recent builds with the error 0x8007012a.
  • Start
    • In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it.
  • Taskbar
    • The taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods.
    • The network icon sometimes goes missing in the taskbar when it’s supposed to be there. If you encounter this, please try using Task Manager to restart explorer.exe.
    • If you have multiple monitors connected to your PC and right-click on the date and time on the taskbar on your primary monitor, it will crash explorer.exe
  • Search
    • If you have multiple monitors connected to your PC and right-click on the date and time on the taskbar on your primary monitor, it will crash explorer.exe
  • Settings
    • When viewing the list of available Wi-Fi networks, the signal strength indicators do not reflect the correct signal strength.
    • Settings may crash when going to System > Display > HDR.
    • There is a blank entry under Bluetooth & Devices.
  • Spotlight Collection
    • If you’re using spotlight collection, the current image does not currently migrate on upgrade, which may leave you with a black desktop background after upgrading to this build. This should be addressed in the next flight.
  • Widgets
    • Changing the taskbar alignment can cause the Widgets button to disappear from taskbar.
    • Widgets board may not have the correct resolution when hovering the entry point on a secondary monitor.
    • The Widgets board may be temporarily blank.
    • When having multiple monitors, Widgets content on taskbar may get out of sync between monitors.
    • With the taskbar left-aligned, information such as temperature is not shown. This will be fixed in a future update.
  • Voice Access
    • Some text authoring commands, e.g., “select that” or “delete that”, may not work as expected across Windows applications.
    • Recognition of some punctuation marks and symbols such as @ sign is not accurate.

As mentioned earlier, if you’ve opted for the developer channel in Insider Preview Program and running on Windows 11, then you’ll receive the prerelease build. You can simply head over to Settings > Windows Update > click on Check for Updates. You can simply download the update on your PC.

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