Windows 11 Preview Build 25926 brings several changes to Canary Channel

Microsoft has just dropped another preview build of Windows 11 to the Canary channel. This latest insider preview update carries the build number 25926, with the new build coming out one week after the 25921 preview build. Each new preview build brings something new to the OS and the new build is no different. Read on to know more about the latest Canary build.

Microsoft kicks off the new build to the eligible PCs with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25926.1000 (rs_prerelease) build number. It is a small upgrade which means you can quickly update your system. If you are a tester in the Canary channel, you may have already received the new update.

In terms of changes, the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25926 brings a big change to the notification bell icon appearing on the taskbar. Now, when you receive a notification, the bell icon will be colorized, and it will remain empty when there are no notifications.

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Today’s incremental upgrade also brings integration of Paint and Clipchamp to the Snipping tool to quickly edit screenshots or screen recordings, these capabilities are available on the Snipping tool (version 11.2306.43.0 and higher).

Other than that, the update acquires improvements for Windows Ink, improved screen casting experience, local file sharing improvements, and more from developer build. Here’s the complete list of changes coming with today’s update.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25926 – Changes and Improvements
  • Taskbar & System Tray
    • Notifications will now show as a bell in the system tray and when new notifications come through, the bell will colorize based on your system accent color. When there are no notifications and the clock is visible, the bell will be empty. Notification counts are no longer shown.
  • Graphics
    • Starting with Build 25921, we have added options for tuning intensity and color boost to the color filters via Settings > Accessibility > Color Filters. Please note there is an issue in which the labels for the sliders are missing. The first slider is for “Intensity” and the second slider is for “Color Boost”. The labels will appear as expected in a future flight.
  • Fixes for known issues
    • We fixed the issue causing devices with mobile broadband connectivity to not be able connect to a wireless network due to an issue in which the APN configuration may get lost on upgrade with Build 25921.

Snipping Tool Update

We are beginning to roll out an update to Snipping Tool (version 11.2306.43.0 and higher) to Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels. This update introduces new buttons to edit in Paint for screenshots and edit in Clipchamp for screen recordings.

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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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