Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26058 brings multiple changes to Dev and Canary Channels

A day after the release of February’s Tuesday security patch, Microsoft kicks off a new update for Dev and Canary channels. The newest incremental Windows 11 insider preview build labels with 26058 version number and it bags a bunch of new features and changes.

Microsoft is pushing the latest build to the Dev Channel with the Windows 11 Insider Preview 10.0.26058.1100 (ge_release) build number. If you are on the Canary channel, you will receive the update with the build number 26058.1000. However, Microsoft states that there’s no difference between the two builds.

In terms of new features, today’s update brings a new accessibility feature for low-vision Windows users, Low vision users can now easily locate and use their cursor by enabling the new feature.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26058 features

Windows board also receives some improvements, it lets you easily switch between My Widgets board or Microsoft Start widgets board. Apart from these changes, the update brings new notification badging for widgets.

Lock screen gets a new and upgraded weather user interface on the canary channel, you will get more information when hovering the mouse over the weather widget.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26058 features

Other than that, Microsoft added labels to the File Explorer context menu, so you can easily choose one of the actions from the context menu.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26058 features

Here’s the complete list of changes and fixes coming with Windows 11 Insider Preview Builds 26058.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26058 – What’s New

Pointer Indicator: New accessibility setting for low vision Windows users

Low vision users on Windows can now easily locate and use their cursor. This will allow these users to be more productive and efficient when using a Windows device.

To enable this experience, go to Settings > Accessibility > Mouse pointer and touch and enable the Pointer indicator setting. You can also search for the setting by name. When the setting is enabled, you can toggle it on/off with the keyboard shortcut, Win + Ctrl + X.

Widgets board improvements

We’re continuing to evolve the widgets board experience and you can now have more space for your favorite widgets and stay on top of current events with a feed that helps you discover the world around you. With the introduction of the new navigation bar on the left, you can switch between a dedicated widgets dashboard and other integrated dashboards like Discover. Give it a try and let us know what you think using the feedback button at the top of the board.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26058 features

New notification badging for Widgets

We’re beginning to roll out a new badging experience for Widgets. Widgets badges will notify you when you miss an important notification on your taskbar. Below is an example of a notification badge for Widgets that shows that there are three missed notifications.

When you open the Widgets board you can see details for the notifications you missed in the top left corner of the board.

Richer weather experience on the lock screen

If you are in the Canary Channel, you should start to see the richer weather experience on your lock screen. This includes dynamic, interactive weather updates. So, as you hover over the weather experience on your lock screen, you will see more information. When you tap or click on the weather card and sign in, Microsoft Edge opens with the full forecast in MSN Weather.

If you already use Weather under Settings > Personalization > Lock screen > Lock screen status, there is nothing for you to do. Also, this new experience will be on by default. Should you not want to see this experience, you can change your lock screen status to “None.” This rich weather experience is available when you lock your screen no matter which personalization option you select (Windows spotlight, Picture, or Slideshow).

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26058 – Changes and Improvements

  • General
    • WIN + CTRL + S will now open voice access instead of Windows Speech Recognition (WSR). Windows 11 is transitioning from WSR to voice access. WSR is being deprecated.
  • File Explorer
    • To make it easier to use the File Explorer context menu, labels have been added to previously unlabeled actions such as cut, copy, paste, rename, share, and delete.
  • Command Prompt
    • If you run winget, or any other package manager configured to do so, Command Prompt (CMD) will now look for changes to the PATH and update your current session. To enable a package manager to have this logic in CMD, simply add the package manager .exe name to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Command Processor\KnownPackageManagers.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26058 – Fixes for Known Issues

  • Fixed an issue causing an increase in Insiders to experience black screens after Build 26040 (particularly when waking a device from sleep). Please file feedback if you continue experiencing issues after installing this build.
  • Fixed an issue where all the added features under Settings > System > Optional Features were showing 0 bytes in the previous flight.
  • Fixed an issue where focus sessions continued to show as running in the notification center after they had ended.
  • Fixed an issue causing Windows Sandbox to unexpectedly show Windows Sandbox could not be initialized. (0x800736b3) for some Insiders in the previous flight.
  • Fixed an issue where the last checked time showing for Windows Update in Settings was wrong.

If your PC is running on Windows 11 with the canary channel in Windows Insider Preview Program, then you can install the new release preview build on your system. You can check for the new update by visiting Settings > Windows Update > Check for updates.

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