Windows 11 build 22623.730 brings Tablet-optimized Taskbar

Like every other week, Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 build to Insiders in the beta channel this week. The new Windows 11 build 22623.730 is now rolling out for users. The same update is also available for users with another build number 22621.730 but with new features turned off by default. Let’s find out everything about the new Windows 11 build.

This is a weekly update for the beta channel. Like other updates, this Insider Preview build also comes with some new features and several bug fixes. As usual, the update is available in two builds. Windows 11 build 22623 comes with new features enabled by default. Whereas in build 22621 these features off by default. Users can get any build, but if users get build 22621 they will have the option to update to the other build.

The new build comes with a couple of new features. One of the main features is the Tablet optimized taskbar. The taskbar will auto-optimize when there is a change in the mode such as removing the keyboard in 2 in 1 pc for its tablet like use. Its Settings can be changed from Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > Taskbar behaviors.

There are also changes in System Tray. And the change is for all types of Windows devices. After the update users will see a rounded focus and hover treatment on all icons in the lower right. But this will also not allow users to drag and drop or rearrange system tray icons. There are also some other changes and bug fixes that you can check below.

Changes and Improvements in Build 22623.730

[File Explorer]

  • Home now searches more recently opened Microsoft 365 cloud files for users who are signed with their Microsoft account or have their Microsoft account connected to the profile via Settings. Home search now shows recent file activity for cloud files when in details view. Microsoft 365 cloud files can now be searched using additional file properties such as file location, extension, and activity.
  • File Explorer search will now show results as you type. The full search results page will update live without needing to press enter.

Fixes in Build 22623.730

[System Tray Updates]

NOTE: These fixes will only show if tablet-optimized taskbar with System Tray updates is enabled on your device. Please see above for details on the tablet-optimized taskbar and System Tray updates, which is beginning to roll out to Windows Insiders and not yet available for everyone.

  • The taskbar should no longer flash because of changes in the system tray in non-tablet-optimized scenarios.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing parts of the taskbar or its icons like search to get stuck in the wrong theme’s colors when switching between light and dark themes.
  • Date and time should no longer get stuck cutting off on the side of the screen from system tray changes.

[Start menu]

Fixed an issue which was causing Start menu crashes for some Insiders.
Fixed an issue where the Start menu recommended section might unexpectedly show one column instead of two.
If you change the app associated with a particular file type, the icon for any of those file type displayed should now update in the recommended section.

Fixes for BOTH Build 22621.730 & Build 22623.730

  • We fixed an issue that affects some processors. This issue occurs when you turn on Hyper-V and kernel Direct Memory Access (DMA) protections.
  • We fixed an issue that affects the Microsoft Japanese input method editor (IME). Text reconversion fails when you use some third-party virtual desktops.
  • We fixed an issue that might cause an application to stop responding. This might occur when the input queue overflows.
  • We fixed an issue that stops you from signing in to various Microsoft Office 365 apps. This affects Outlook, Word, Teams, and so on.
  • We fixed an issue that affects graphics drivers that use d3d9on12.dll.
  • We fixed issues that cause updates to the Microsoft Store to fail.
  • We fixed an issue that affects the LanmanWorkstation service. It leaks memory when you mount a network drive.
  • We fixed an issue that affects the Miracast UI. Sometimes it closes too soon when you cast to devices that use the DeviceObjectType:Aep.
  • We fixed an issue that affects Task Manager. It stops working when you switch between light and dark mode or change the accent color.
  • We fixed an issue that affects the font of three Chinese characters. When you format these characters as bold, the width size is wrong.
  • We fixed an issue that affects input method editors (IME) from Microsoft and third parties. They stop working when you close the IME window. This occurs if the IME uses Windows Text Services Framework (TSF) 1.0.
  • We fixed an issue that affects Microsoft Edge IE mode. It stops you from opening webpages. This occurs when you enable Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) and you do not configure Network Isolation policies.
  • We fixed an issue that affects Microsoft Edge when it is in IE Mode. The titles of pop-up windows and tabs are wrong.
  • We fixed an issue that stops the credential UI from displaying in IE mode.
  • We fixed an issue that affects certificate mapping. When it fails, lsass.exe might stop working in schannel.dll.

There are some known issues in the build that you can check by going to this page.

The new Windows 11 build is rolling out to Insiders in the Beta channel. Insiders who are in build 22622 will be automatically updated to build 22623. No manual action is required by users to install the update unless they received the 22621 which has features off by default.

You can simply head over to Settings > Windows Update > click on Check for Updates. And from there you can simply install the update on your PC.

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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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