After delaying this week’s update for a few days, Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 Insider build to the beta channel. The new beta update comes with Windows 11 build 22624.1546. As this is for the beta channel, there is a trimmed down version of it with build 22621.1546.
Along with the update for the Beta channel, Microsoft also released Insider builds for Canary and Dev channels which you can see here. These are weekly Insider Preview updates available to users who are on the respective channels.
In the beta channel, nowadays there are two builds, one that comes with all features and a trimmed down build with fewer features. In today’s update, Insider build 22624.1546 is a main update and build 22621.1546 is a minor update.
The new update brings some changes in Settings. It includes Improved search performance. 20 most recent tabs limit, a new shortcut to open the snipping tool, and more. You can check the complete changelog below.
Changes and Improvements in Build 22624.1546
- In the previous flight, we documented that Content Adaptive Brightness Control (CABC) works on desktop PCs – however, it does not. We have updated that blog post. Content Adaptive Brightness Control (CABC) also needs to be enabled by the OEM (the manufacturer of the device). As a result, this feature is not available on all laptop or 2-in-1 devices.
- Improved the performance of search within Settings.
- Pressing the print screen key will now open Snipping Tool by default. This setting can be turned off via Settings > Accessibility > Keyboard. If you have previously modified this setting yourself, your preference will be preserved.
- A limit of 20 most recent tabs has been introduced under Settings > Multitasking to show tabs in ALT + TAB and Snap Assist.
Fixes in Build 22624.1546
- Fixed an issue where text input features like touch keyboard, voice typing, and emoji panel might not launch.
- Fixed an issue where the buttons in the Pinyin IME’s settings flyout were hard to see when they had focus if a contrast theme was enabled.
- Fixed an issue where some of the details in the Performance page wouldn’t display properly until you resized the window or changed pages back and forth.
[Search on the Taskbar]
- If you have the Bing button in the search box on the taskbar and you restart your computer, you may see the daily rotating search highlight for some time before getting the Bing button back.
Insiders who have access keys in File Explorer:
- [NEW] Shift + Right click on a file or folder is not opening “Show more options”.
- On ARM64 devices, enhanced speech recognition support installed through the Language & Region settings page will require restarting live captions if you switch languages in the live captions Caption language menu.
- Certain languages shown on the Language & Region settings page will indicate speech recognition support (e.g., Korean) but don’t yet have support for live captions.
- When adding a language through the Language & Region settings page, language feature installation progress may become hidden, and you may not see install completion of “Enhanced speech recognition” (required by Live Captions). (You can use the language’s “Language options” to monitor progress.) If this happens, there may be an unexpected delay before the live caption setup experience detects this and lets you continue.
- Captioning performance may be degraded in non-English languages and missing out-of-language filtering in non-English (United States) languages which means that incorrect captions will be shown for speech not in the caption language.
If you are an Insider user in the beta channel you can receive any updates. In case you receive the smaller build 22621.1546 you will have the option to upgrade to the main update. To check for the update go to Settings > Windows Update.
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