Windows 11 Dev Preview 25300 brings Live Captions in more languages

Microsoft has been testing new features for Windows 11 through the developer channel. As a part of the developer channel, today, the tech titan has released another Windows 11 insider preview build. The build for this week is Windows 11 Insider Preview build 25300, rolling with Snap Layout enhancements, Live Captions in more languages, and bug fixes.

The latest incremental upgrade is labeled with Windows 11 Insider Preview 25300 (ni_release) build number. If you are a tester in Windows Insider Preview Program with developer channel opted, then you can now upgrade your PC to the newest build. You can also manually install the new update on your PC, thanks to Microsoft for releasing ISO builds.

Moving to the changes, then the latest developer channel build brings live captions in these languages Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish and other English dialects. Initially, it was limited to English only.

Windows 11 Dev Preview 25300

The latest build also brings improvements to the Snap Layouts, these enhancements are related to usability, hover timing, and better responsiveness. Apart from that, the preview build brings an easy way to uninstall Win32 apps, improved the upgrade experience of Windows Subsystem for Linux Store app, and better voice typing experience.

Windows 11 Dev Preview 25300

Here’s the complete list of changes and improvements coming with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25300.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25300 – Changes and Improvements

  • Snap Layouts
    • We are trying out different treatments for snap layouts with Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. We are investigating ways to improve the discoverability and usage of the snap layouts such as decreasing the hover time required to invoke the flyout when you mouse over the maximum/restore button in an app’s title bar. In addition to a few other tweaks, you’ll notice some treatments will also pull in the icon of the app window you are working in and adding a descriptive title. If you see one of these treatments, give us feedback on what you think. As a reminder, it is normal for us to try out different concepts in the Dev Channel to get feedback.
  • Voice Typing
    • The change to sync voice typing settings, Automatic punctuation and Voice typing launcher, across all devices signed in using the same Microsoft account that began rolling out with Build 25227 is now available to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. You can toggle this feature via Settings > Accounts > Windows backup > Remember my preferences > Accessibility This currently only works with Microsoft accounts today with AAD support coming later.
  • Settings
    • Updated Settings > Apps > Startup to make it easier to access more information about the apps listed.
    • Right-clicking on a Win32 app in Start, or searching for the app, and choosing “Uninstall” will now take you to the Settings to uninstall the app.
  • WSL
    • Improved the upgrade experience to the new Windows Subsystem for Linux Store app (mentioned in Build 25272), so it now prompts for installation if wsl.exe is invoked.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25300 – Fixes

  • General
    • We fixed the underlying issue related to combase.dll, causing crashes with multiple apps using GetKnownFolder APIs after upgrading to Build 25290, including Notepad and Windows Terminal for IME users. This issue is also believed to be the root cause of some Insiders finding that certain actions in File Explorer were taking minutes to complete in these builds.
    • We fixed the issue causing rendering issues and difficulty using Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE).
    • Fixed an issue where some users experienced issues authenticating into enterprise websites that require windows integrated authentication.
  • Taskbar & System Tray
    • The ability to show seconds in the clock on the system tray, first introduced with Build 25247, should return after updating to Build 25300 if it had disappeared for you after updating to Build 25295 last week.
    • Fixed an issue that was causing taskbar to be cut off after resolution changes.
    • We fixed an issue where when hovering over app icons on the taskbar could switch window focus unexpectedly.
  • Widgets
    • As a result of fixing the issue causing third-party widgets to get unpinned when signed in with a Microsoft account across multiple Windows 11 devices, the most recent Widgets update in the Dev Channel will unpin third-party widgets. Insiders will need to go back to their widgets board and re-pin these widgets again. If you still see issues where widgets are being unpinned unexpectedly – please file feedback.
    • The link for “Find more widgets” in the widgets picker currently is no longer broke and will point to the Store collection here.
  • Input
    • We are beginning to roll out a fix for an issue where the IME candidate window and IME toolbar weren’t shown or cropped sometimes.
  • File Explorer
    • Drag and dropping files and folders across tabs should work again.
  • Task Manager
    • Process names typed into the search box should no longer unexpectedly get spellchecked.
    • Fixed a couple of issues with how Narrator was reading out content in Task Manager.
    • Fixed an issue where the dropdowns in settings might not match your currently selected theme.
    • When using search on the App History page, results should no longer suddenly disappear.
    • If you open the Default Start Page dropdown in settings, clicking the Task Manager window should make the dropdown disappear now.
    • Dragging the window using the search box area should work now (like other areas of the title bar).
    • Fixed an issue where ending processes in the Details tab wasn’t showing a confirmation dialog.
    • Increasing the text scaling should no longer result in a “see more” button appearing with no contents.
    • If you do a search and then press the down arrow, keyboard focus should now move from the search box into the results.
    • If you have a contrast theme enabled and select one of the rows in the Processes page, that row should now show that it’s selected.
    • Fixed an issue where focus might not get set properly to search, leading to Narrator not saying that focus was on the search box.
  • Other
    • Fixed an issue where Narrator’s focus wasn’t going back to the Quick Settings’ window correctly when using the back button in the Cast page.

If you’ve joined the dev channel on Insider Preview Program and running on Windows 11, then you’ll receive the beta preview build. 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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