Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26231 brings Voice Access for Narrator Users and More

Microsoft has released another incremental Windows 11 Insider Preview update for testers in the Canary channel. Today’s build is seeding with the 26231 version number, bringing more new features and enhancements to the compatible PCs.

With the new incremental upgrade, Narrator users can start using voice access to dictate text hands-free, by simply giving commands including “Turn on Narrator,” “speak faster,” “read selection,” “read next line,” etc. Additionally, you can click the ? icon at the top corner to get access to complete list of commands.

The next big change coming with today’s update is, new Voice access commands for auto-restart and Windows Search.

Microsoft states, “We are introducing auto restart for voice access in Windows 11. This feature ensures that voice access will automatically restart if it encounters any issues so that individuals with limited mobility can get back to using voice access as quickly as possible.”

For Windows Search Voice access command, the company states that, “We are introducing a new command for searching directly with Windows search. Users can now say the command Search “Entity”; Search Windows for “Entity”; or Search for “Entity” to search for their desired application or file in Windows (“Entity” is replaced with whatever application or file you want to search.)”

Apart from these changes, Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26231 adds the ability to copy files from the Windows share window. Just click the new copy button.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26231 features

Microsoft also updated the PC rename dialog box and here’s how the new user interface looks for “Rename your PC” and “Change date and time” dialogs.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26231 features

Today, Microsoft released a new update for Snipping Tool (version 11.2405.24.0 and newer) that brings automatic screen recording feature to both Canary and Dev channels.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26231 features

Apart from these changes, the update addresses a couple of issues, here’s the complete list.

Windows 11 Preview Build 26231 – Fixes

  • File Explorer
    • As some Insiders have noticed, we’ve done some work to improve how the new icon labels in the context menu display for non-English languages.
  • Task Manager
    • Updated the units (from MHz to MT/s) for DDR speed.
    • Fixed an issue where the Safely Remove Hardware option for ejecting USB devices wouldn’t work if Task Manager was open.
    • Did some work to ensure Task Manager releases process handles quickly when terminating processes.
    • Made some more improvements to help with Task Manager reliability.
    • We have improved the performance when changing the sort order.
    • Made multiple improvements to overall accessibility of Task Manager, including improving keyboard focus, tab navigation, text scaling, names of items read out by screen readers, and more.
    • We made it a little easier to resize Task Manager when trying to resize by grabbing the top of the window.

If you’ve joined the Insider Preview Program and running on Windows 11, then you’ll receive the preview 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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