Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22622.440 update brings new Open with menu and more

Microsoft pushes new Windows 11 updates to the Insiders. The firm seeds two new builds to the beta channel in Insider with Windows 11 Insider Preview 22621.440 and 22622.440, obviously, the new features are available on the newer 22622.440 version number. The latest incremental beta update is based on the last week’s dev build 25163, yes, it brings new features to more PCs running on the beta channel. Read along to know more about Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22622.440 update.

Microsoft is pushing the new features to Windows 11 22622.440, whereas the new features on 22621.440 are not enabled by default. But still, you can taste the new features by installing the incremental upgrade on your PC. The new OTA build comes with the KB5015890 version number.

Moving to the features and changes, then the latest Windows 11 insider preview build comes in with a Taskbar overflow feature, Dynamic Finance content widget, Open with menu dialog, updated EN-US handwriting model, and more. You can read more about these features by heading over to this page.

Windows 11 Insider Preview build fixes explorer crashing issue while docking and undocking monitors, Narrator not reading issue fix, ALT + Tab thumbnails issue fix, freezing issue after copying a certain action on apps, and more. Here’s the complete changelog.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22622.440 – What’s New

  • Taskbar Overflow
    • We’re reintroducing taskbar overflow, with a newly designed experience for Windows 11. This taskbar experience has been thoughtfully crafted to offer you a more productive switching and launching experience when space is constrained. Your taskbar will automatically transition into this new overflow state when it has hit its maximum capacity. In this state, taskbar will offer an entry point to an overflow menu that allows you to view all your overflowed apps in one space.
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    • The overflow menu will contain many of the current taskbar behaviors users are familiar with, such as supporting pinned apps, jump list, and extended UI. After invoking overflow, the menu will quietly dismiss once you click outside of it or navigate to an application.
  • Dynamic Widgets content on the Taskbar
    • We’re trying out some changes to bring more dynamic Widgets content to your taskbar. In addition to seeing live content from the weather widget, you’ll also start to see live updates from the sports and finance widgets, along with breaking news alerts.
    • This should make it easier for you to know when something important happens related to these widgets and keep you informed of breaking news.
    • The content is meant to be quick and glanceable with the ability to see more inside the widgets board if you click on it. However, if you don’t interact with the content update the taskbar will return to showing you the weather.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22622.440 – Features

  • General
    • We are beginning to roll out the updated “Open with” dialog box again to align with Windows 11 design principles. The updated dialog box honors light and dark theme. We have also simplified the experience by making it possible to update your default app with just one click. Since reverting this change back in March, we’ve made performance improvements based on Insider feedback.
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  • Input
    • We have updated the U.S. English (EN-US) handwriting model to be faster and more accurate. Use the updated Handwriting Panel for ink-to-text and let us know what you think.
  • Settings
    • Settings now supports managing apps which were earlier only supported from Control Panel. This includes uninstallation of apps which have inter-dependencies (e.g., Steam and gaming apps running on Steam), repair and modifying of Win32 apps.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22622.440 – Fixes

  • General
    • Fixed an issue leading to some Insiders experiencing explorer.exe crashes when docking and undocking monitors in Build 22622.436.
  • File Explorer
    • Did some work to fix a memory leak when using tabs with File Explorer.
    • Fixed an issue where Narrator wasn’t reading out the titles of tabs as focus moved through them.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Suggested Actions
    • Fixed an issue which was leading to certain apps freezing after a copy action if Suggested Actions was enabled.
    • Fixed a high hitting crash impacting Suggested Actions reliability.

If you’ve joined the Insider Preview via the Beta channel and running on Windows 11, then you’ll receive the new update. You can receive any of the two builds, and if you get Build 22621.440, you will have the option to upgrade to Build 22622.440.

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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