Windows 11 preview build 22543 brings improvements to Narrator Voices and media controls

Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 preview build in dev channel for testing. This week’s build is labeled with 22543 version number. The latest patch brings notable changes to the UI, improvements, and fixes. Read along to know more about the Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22543 update.

Moving to the changes, then the latest Windows 11 build is seeding with more natural voices for Narrator alongside the new keyboard shortcuts to access the Narrator. The update also brings revamped media controls for lock screen, updated experience of resizing windows in snap layouts, a new shortcut to mute calls, and some other changes as well.

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Microsoft also addresses a big list of issues in the latest preview build. The update brings a fix for Task Manager crash while switching performance tab, unresponsive UI after enabling HDR, File Explorer crashing issue fix while dropping file from zipped folder, and many more. Here’s the complete list of new features and fixes.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22543 Update – What’s New

More Narrator Voices

We’re introducing more natural voices for Narrator. More natural voices enable Narrator users to enjoy scenarios like browsing the web, reading, and authoring mail, and more. Natural Narrator voices use modern, on-device text to speech and once downloaded are supported without an internet connection. Natural Narrator voices are available in English-U.S.

You can explore more on Narrator voices on Windows Insider Blog.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22543 Update – Changes

  • Building on the recent changes to the flyout design for the hardware indicators, we have updated the media controls which appear on the Lock screen when playing music in a supported app. It more closely matches the design shown for the media controls in Quick Settings when signed-in to your PC. The media controls will always use dark theme to complement the rest of the Lock Screen visual style. [We are beginning to roll this change out, so it isn’t available to all Insiders just yet as we plan to monitor feedback and see how it lands before pushing it out to everyone.]
  • We have updated the experience of resizing app windows in snap layouts by overlaying the relevant app icon on top of the acrylic background. Snap some windows using the snap assist, resize the snapped window layout using the buffer and watch the other snapped windows go out-of-focus overlaid with their app icon.
  • Using the WIN + ALT + K keyboard shortcut to mute your call will now show a confirmation flyout.
  • The input switcher improvements announced with Build 22518, including updated design with an acrylic background, is now available to all Insiders in the Dev Channel.
  • When doing a full build upgrade, the progress ring animation has been updated, aligning with the updated boot screen animation.
  • When doing a full build upgrade, the progress ring animation has been updated, aligning with the updated boot screen animation.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22543 Update – Fixes

  • General
    • Task Manager shouldn’t crash when switching to the Performance tab.
    • The updated flyout for the hardware indicators for volume will now show the level.
    • Fixed an issue where certain characters (like characters with umlauts) weren’t allowed when naming your PC in OOBE, even though it was allowed in Settings after finishing OOBE.
    • Addressed an issue which was leading to OneNote crashing in recent builds when trying to open pages with inserted PDFs.
    • Mitigated an issue that was leading to unresponsive UI after enabling HDR.
  • File Explorer
    • Fixed an issue that could lead to explorer.exe crashing when dragging and dropping a file out of a zipped folder in File Explorer.
    • The context menu in File Explorer now shows a CTRL + Shift + C keyboard shortcut next to Copy as Path.
  • Input
    • Fixed an issue which was leading to the cursor unexpectedly disappearing in certain apps.
    • Fixed a crash in Quick Settings when opening the input switcher from there.
    • Addressed an issue which was leading to the candidate window customization being unexpectedly missing from Personalization > Text Input for Chinese Simplified IME users sometimes.
  • Taskbar
    • Addressed an issue which was leading to the candidate window customization being unexpectedly missing from Personalization > Text Input for Chinese Simplified IME users sometimes.
  • Settings
    • Mitigated an issue leading to Settings getting stuck in a suspended state and couldn’t be launched.
    • If you’ve opted to turn off the startup sound, that setting should persist upgrades going forward.
    • Fixed the icon in the notification that shows if you have chosen to postpone finishing setting up your device.
    • Tabbing through Quick Settings should no longer set focus to an invisible element.
    • Fixed an issue that was sometimes causing the media controls above Quick Settings to be off-screen.
  • Windowing
    • The underline indicating the active desktop in Task View will now follow your chosen accent color instead of being blue.
    • Mitigated a WER issue which was leading to DWM crashes in recent flights.

As mentioned earlier, if you’ve opted for the developer channel in Insider Preview Program and running on Windows 11, then you’ll receive the prerelease build. You can simply head over to Settings > Windows Update > click on Check for Updates. You can simply download the update on your PC.

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By Haneet Singh

He enjoys troubleshooting with iOS & Android devices. He loves to keep in touch with the latest technology! He loves to do experiments on new Operating Systems.

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