Microsoft is actively testing new features for its Windows 11 through various Insider programs. And today the company has rolled out a new preview build on the beta channel. The latest beta channel update comes with Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22623.1245. Its feature less version is also available with build 22621.1245.
There aren’t many features in the latest preview build, but one new feature it brings is going to be quite useful. With the latest builds Insiders in the beta channel are getting a new Snipping tool update with support for screen recordings. Yes, the same Snipping Tool is currently used for screen capture. The new Snipping Tool with screen recording is rolling out with version 11.2212.24.0.
Along with the screen recording option, the Snipping Tool update also adds the ability to pause during a screen recording session. And also the app receiving performance and stability improvements. The update contains a bunch of bug fixes. You can check them out below.
Fixes in Build 22623.1245
[Taskbar & System Tray]
- Fixed a high hitting ShellExperienceHost crash related to interacting with Quick Settings.
- Fixed a few issues causing Task Manager crashes.
- You now shouldn’t have to make Task Manager be as wide before the navigation pane appears.
- If text scaling has been increased, the search box shouldn’t overlap with the title bar text anymore.
- Made some tweaks to address cases where text in dialogs was getting cut off when text scaling was increased.
- Fixes an issue where certain parts of the title bar couldn’t be used to drag the window.
Fixes for BOTH Build 22621.1245 & Build 22623.1245
- New! This update changed the experience for preview .NET Framework updates. After you installed this update, all future preview (optional) .NET Framework updates would be displayed on the Settings > Windows Update > Advanced options > Optional updates On that page, you could control which optional updates you wanted to install.
- We fixed an issue that affected the ReFS. The issue caused high nonpaged pool usage, which depleted system memory.
- We fixed an issue that affected copying from a network to a local drive. Copying was slower than expected for some users.
- We fixed an issue that caused Windows Server 2022 domain controllers (DC) to stop responding. This occurred when they processed Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) requests.
- We fixed an issue that affected a Group Policy for Expanded Toasts.
- We fixed an issue that might have occurred when the Input Method Editor (IME) was active. Applications might have stopped responding when you used the mouse and keyboard at the same time.
- We fixed an issue that affected conhost.exe. It stopped responding.
- We fixed a resource conflict issue between two or more threads (known as a deadlock). This deadlock affected COM+ applications.
- We fixed an issue that affected devices that are subject to Microsoft Exploit Protection Export Address Filtering (EAF). Some applications stopped responding or did not open. These included Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader.
- We fixed an issue that stopped you from searching for a file based on the file’s contents.
- We fixed an issue that affected searchindexer.exe. It randomly stopped you from signing in or signing out.
- We fixed an issue that might have occurred when you converted or reconverted Japanese Kanji using a multibyte character set (MBCS) app. The cursor might have moved to the wrong location when you typed.
- We changed how you enabled the Windows diagnostic data processor configuration in preparation for EU Data Boundary To learn more, see Enable Windows diagnostic data processor configuration.
- We fixed an issue that affected mstsc.exe. It stopped responding while connecting to a RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.
- We fixed an issue that might have affected FindWindow() or FindWindowEx(). They might have returned the wrong window handle.
- We fixed an issue that affected picture files you found using search on the taskbar. This issue stopped you from opening those pictures.
- We fixed an issue that might have affected applications that used Microsoft Edge WebView2 to display content. Applications that used WebView2 included Microsoft Office and the Widgets app. The content might have appeared blank or greyed out.
Since the new preview update is available in two builds, 22621.1245 and 22623.1245, you can receive any of the two build if you are an Insider in the Beta channel. Windows 11 build 22623.1245 comes with all changes and bug fixes, while in the other build some changes and fixes are not present.
In case you received the 22621.1245 build, you can easily upgrade to the other build if you want. To manually check for the update go to Settings > Windows Update. Then click on Download & Install button to install the new update on your PC. If you don’t see the new build, click on Check for Update.
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