Windows 11 Insider build 25163 brings Taskbar Overflow and more

Every week, Micorosft releases new Windows 11 Preview builds to users who have joined the Windows Insider Program on the Dev channel. This week, the update brings in a  good number of new features that improve the user experience of Windows 11. The new update comes with the build number 25163 and is live for Windows Insiders on the Dev channel. If you are someone on the Beta Channel as a Windows Insider, you can check out the latest update that was recently rolled out by heading here.

With today’s update, there are three new features Taskbar Overflow, Improved Nearby Sharin, and the ability to share local files to Microsoft OneDrive. Let’s take a look in detail at how these new features are beneficial to the Windows 11 user.

Taskbar Overflow Returns

When you have too many apps open on your Windows 11 PC, the taskbar will eventually fill up. And, when you open even more apps, the Taskbar will begin to feel congested. Now, with Taskbar Overflow, all of the extra open apps will now be pinned over to the Overflow button. In Windows 11, Taskbar Overflow will now automatically pin your apps when it reaches full capacity. The new Taskbar Overflow now supports pinned apps, jump lists, and extended UI.

Windows 11 insider preview build 25163 update

Improved Nearby Sharing

You now get a new and better-looking Windows Share window in apps that have the Share window right in. We also get to see improvements with sharing files via Nearby Share from your PC to other Desktop PCs. Even when you want to share files via Bluetooth, you will be able to see nearby Bluetooth devices right away.

Windows 11 insider preview build 25163 update

Local files to OneDrive

To make things easier and faster, you can now share your local files to Microsoft OneDrive right away. If you are using apps that have the Share option built-in, you can simply choose OneDrive in the Share window. You no longer need to open the OneDrive app to upload your local files to it. To have this particular feature, you will have to sign in with a Microsoft Account.

Now, let’s take a look at all the Fixes and Known issues that are resent in build 25163.

Windows Insider Preview Build 25163 – Fixes

  • File Explorer
    • Fixed an explorer.exe crash when dragging tabs around.
    • Did some work to fix a memory leak when using tabs with File Explorer.
    • Fixed an issue where the preview thumbnail for File Explorer in the taskbar, ALT + Tab, and Task View might show the title of an adjacent tab and not the currently selected one.
    • If “Show all folders” is enabled, the dividers in File Explorer’s navigation pane should no longer show. With this change, it should also address the issues where dividers were unexpectedly showing in some other folder pickers.
    • Fixed an issue where Narrator wasn’t reading out the titles of tabs as focus moved through them.
    • Fixed an issue where a closed tab might appear again in File Explorer after you dragged File Explorer across your monitors.
    • Fixed an issue where the tab row might unexpectedly expand vertically, covering the command bar contents.
    • Removable drives should no longer unexpectedly be displayed in a section by themselves in the navigation pane, which was breaking up the section with This PC and Network.
    • Fixed an issue where the add new tab button wasn’t clearly visible when using Aquatic or Desert contrast themes.
    • The add new tab button shouldn’t overlap with the minimize button in the title bar when using text scaling with a lot of tabs open anymore.
  • Taskbar
    • Fixed a rare explorer.exe crash that could happen while on a Microsoft Teams call, related to sharing windows from the taskbar.
  • Settings
    • Made a change to help fix an issue where using Windows Spotlight on the desktop might revert to a solid color background.
    • Improved the padding around the uninstall button when using Apps > Installed Apps in grid view.
    • Fixed a couple issues that could lead to Quick Settings crashing on launch.
  • Input
    • Fixed an issue which was leading to certain apps freezing after a copy action if Suggested Actions was enabled.
  • Other
    • Fixed a high hitting crash impacting suggested actions reliability.

Windows Insider Preview Build 25163 – Known Issues

  • General
    • We’re investigating reports that SQL Server Management Studio is failing to launch for some Insiders.
    • Some games that use Easy Anti-Cheat may crash or cause your PC to bugcheck.
  • File Explorer
    • The up arrow is misaligned in File Explorer tabs. This will be fixed in a future update.
    • We’re working on a fix to address reports that launching File Explorer in certain ways when using dark mode (for example, from the command line) is showing the body of File Explorer unexpectedly in light mode.
  • Widgets
    • Notification badge number may appear misaligned on the taskbar.
    • In some cases, the notification banner for some badging will not appear in the widgets board.
    • We’re working on the fix for an issue causing Widgets preferences (temperature units and pinned widgets) to unexpectedly get reset to default.
  • Live Captions
    • Certain apps in full screen (e.g., video players) prevent live captions from being visible.
    • Certain apps positioned near the top of the screen and closed before live captions is run will re-launch behind the live captions window positioned at top. Use the system menu (ALT + Spacebar) while the app has focus to move the app’s window further down.

Microsoft Store Update

The Microsoft Store on Windows 10 and Windows 11 is getting a new update with version number 22206.1401.2.0. Here is what’s new with the updated version.

Windows 11 insider preview build 25163 update

Browse and search with updated price designs:

We made it easier to understand the prices, so you have all the info you need when searching for a new app, game, or movie.

New Ways to find game editions

We made it easier to find different editions of a game. View standard and deluxe editions so you can choose the game you want to play.

If you are someone on the Dev Channel as a Windows Insider, you can now install this update on your Windows 11 PC. All you need to do is open the Settings app and then click on the Windows Update option at the top right corner. Click on Check for Updates. The system will now check and download the update to your Windows 11 PC.

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