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  1. Microsoft yesterday released Windows 11 Build 22483 to the Dev Channel Insiders. This build includes 7th anniversary badges, the ability to right-click on either “Recommended” or the “More” button in Start and several bug fixes. Microsoft today announced the release of ISO images of Windows 11 Build 22483, you can download it here. What’s new in Windows 11 Build 22483: 7TH ANNIVERSARY BADGE EXCLUSIVELY FOR WINDOWS INSIDERS To continue celebrating our anniversary this week, we will begin rolling out 7th anniversary badge. Windows Insiders will soon see it in the Feedback Hub achievements section in the coming weeks. Thank you all for participating and supporting Windows Insider Program! 7th anniversary badge for Windows Insiders. CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS We’ve added the ability to right-click on either “Recommended” or the “More” button in Start to refresh the items show there. FIXES [Search] Fixed an issue that was causing Search to appear black and not display any content below the search box. [Settings] Searching for “display” will now return Display Settings. [Other] Trying to access the Linux entry for WSL in File Explorer’s navigation pane should no longer pop up an error saying “wsl.localhost is unavailable, insufficient resources exist” on ARM64 PCs. Fixed an issue that was causing cellular data to not work on certain devices in recent Dev Channel builds. Addressed an issue with NTFS when the USN journal was enabled, where it was doing extra unnecessary action with each write, impacting I/O performance. Made some small improvements to keyboard navigation and screen reader usage of Performance Monitor. Webview2 processes should now be properly grouped with the application using it in Task Manager’s Processes tab. Fixed an issue that was causing the Publisher column in Task Manager to not retrieve publisher names. NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the active development branch may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11 that became generally available on October 5th. KNOWN ISSUES [General] Users updating from Builds 22000.xxx, or earlier, to newer Dev Channel builds using the latest Dev Channel ISO, may receive the following warning message: The build you are trying to install is Flight Signed. To continue installing, enable flight signing. If you receive this message, press the Enable button, reboot the PC, and retry the update. Some users may experience their screen and sleep timeouts being reduced. We’re investigating the potential impact that shorter screen and sleep timeouts could have on energy consumption. We’re investigating reports from Insiders that the Processes tab in Task Manager is blank sometimes. We’re working on a fix for an issue causing some devices to bugcheck with SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCPTION when updating, starting with the previous build. If hit this issue previously, try rebooting and re-trying the update. We’re investigating reports from Insiders that Xbox Game Pass games are failing to install with error 0x00000001. [Start] In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it. [Taskbar] The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods. We’re working on the fix for an issue causing tooltips to appear in an unexpected location after hovering over the Taskbar corner. [Search] After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again. [Quick Settings] We’re investigating reports from Insiders that the volume and brightness sliders aren’t displaying properly in Quick Settings. Source: Microsoft You can now download Windows 11 Build 22483 ISO image
  2. Microsoft is rolling out a fresh new build for Windows Insiders in the Dev channel, bringing build 22483 that includes a bunch of bug fixes and a tiny new feature. However, those waiting for Android app support might have to wait slightly longer, as support for running Android apps will first head to Beta channel users only. While it is odd that a new feature is first being tested in the Beta channel instead of the Dev channel, it is likely due to the fact that support for running Android apps might be being readied for the version of Windows 11 currently available publicly. It will be no surprise to see the feature make it to the Dev channel eventually. Additionally, some fixes made as part of today's build will also make it to the Beta and Release Preview channels, before eventually making it to the generally available version. In terms of features, there is just one small addition, which is the ability to right-click on the “Recommended” or the “More” button in Start to refresh the items in the list. There is also a new 7th-anniversary badge in the Feedback Hub for Windows Insiders, though that has nothing to do with the build. Here is the complete list of fixes: [Search] Fixed an issue that was causing Search to appear black and not display any content below the search box. [Settings] Searching for “display” will now return Display Settings. [Other] Trying to access the Linux entry for WSL in File Explorer’s navigation pane should no longer pop up an error saying “wsl.localhost is unavailable, insufficient resources exist” on ARM64 PCs. Fixed an issue that was causing cellular data to not work on certain devices in recent Dev Channel builds. Addressed an issue with NTFS when the USN journal was enabled, where it was doing extra unnecessary action with each write, impacting I/O performance. Made some small improvements to keyboard navigation and screen reader usage of Performance Monitor. Webview2 processes should now be properly grouped with the application using it in Task Manager’s Processes tab. Fixed an issue that was causing the Publisher column in Task Manager to not retrieve publisher names. And here is the list of known issues, some of which have been added thanks to feedback from Insiders running the previously available Dev channel build: [General] Users updating from Builds 22000.xxx, or earlier, to newer Dev Channel builds using the latest Dev Channel ISO, may receive the following warning message: The build you are trying to install is Flight Signed. To continue installing, enable flight signing. If you receive this message, press the Enable button, reboot the PC, and retry the update. Some users may experience their screen and sleep timeouts being reduced. We’re investigating the potential impact that shorter screen and sleep timeouts could have on energy consumption. We’re investigating reports from Insiders that the Processes tab in Task Manager is blank sometimes. We’re working on a fix for an issue causing some devices to bugcheck with SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCPTION when updating, starting with the previous build. If hit this issue previously, try rebooting and re-trying the update. We’re investigating reports from Insiders that Xbox Game Pass games are failing to install with error 0x00000001. [Start] In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it. [Taskbar] The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods. We’re working on the fix for an issue causing tooltips to appear in an unexpected location after hovering over the Taskbar corner. [Search] After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again. [Quick Settings] We’re investigating reports from Insiders that the volume and brightness sliders aren’t displaying properly in Quick Settings. Beta channel users recently received Windows 11 build 22000.282 that brought with it a ton of fixes. Expect more to be on the way as the firm further polishes the OS for a wider rollout in the next few months. With the Windows Subsystem for Android heading to these builds, it will not be surprising to see Android app support ship to general consumers before the next major update to the OS. Windows 11 build 22483 for Dev channel users brings more bug fixes
  3. Microsoft today released the new v96.0.1047.2 build for Edge Dev channel users. This new build comes with support for adding Citations to items in a Collection, support for Super Duper Secure Mode flag on Linux and more. Find the full change log of Edge Dev Channel build below. Added features and bug fixes: Added support for showing the Downloads menu and button in popup windows that don’t have a standard address bar/toolbar. Added support for adding Citations to items in a Collection. Added more support for resetting sync data for work and school accounts. Added support for the Super Duper Secure Mode flag on Linux. Added a management policy to control Internet Explorer Integration Complex Nav Data Types, which controls how form data and headers are sent in IE mode tabs. Note that updates to documentation or administrative templates may not have occurred yet. Added an API for WebVew2 apps to print to PDF (Issue 364). Edge Dev Improved Reliability: Fixed a crash when a webpage shows a popup alert. Fixed a crash when using the Web Widget. Fixed a crash when turning sync on or off. Fixed a crash when opening a popup like the … menu by clicking its button on the toolbar. Mobile: Fixed a crash after signing out of the browser. Fixed a crash when saving a password. Fixed a crash when a website requests a new permission. Changed Behavior: Fixed an issue where sync doesn’t work for work and school accounts. Fixed an issue where certain websites don’t work when Super Duper Secure Mode is enabled. Fixed an issue where the Collections pane sometimes can’t be closed. Fixed an issue where editing text in a Collection sometimes causes the pane to scroll unexpectedly. Fixed an issue where sidebar searches sometimes show content cut-off. Fixed an issue where the What’s New page doesn’t appear after updating the browser. Mobile: Improved ad blocking on certain websites. Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes can’t be signed into. Fixed an issue where a sync error dialog sometimes mistakenly appears, and when clicked on, it doesn’t navigate to sync settings. Fixed an issue where proxy settings are sometimes ignored. Fixed an issue where links that are clicked in InPrivate tabs sometimes are opened in non-InPrivate tabs. Fixed an issue where certain settings aren’t remembered after they’re turned on. Fixed an issue where the new tab page is rendered incorrectly. Fixed an issue where InPrivate sometimes isn’t disabled via management policy when it should be. Fixed an issue where Rewards prompts for a sign-in to a work or school account even though Rewards isn’t available for that type of account. Fixed an issue where certain internal websites sometimes don’t load properly for work and school users. Fixed an issue where websites sometimes have to be signed into twice in a row in order to actually be logged into the site. Fixed an issue where tabs sometimes close unexpectedly. Fixed an exception in WebView2 applications (Issue 1781). Known issues: Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on YouTube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See this help article for more details. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. This Edge Dev channel update should download and install directly but in case it doesn’t then you can head to the Edge settings and manually update the browser. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 96.0.1047.2 with support for adding Citations and more
  4. The 2D emoji present in Windows 11 Dev channel build 22478 Microsoft rolled out a new Windows 11 build in the Dev channel yesterday. Build 22478 contains a bunch of new features and improvements. It also brought Microsoft's Fluent emoji that the company has been heavily advertising for the past few months since Windows 11 was revealed to the public. However, to the dismay of many who utilize emoji in their daily workflows, the new emoji are 2D, not 3D like the company has been promoting so far. The flat emoji present in the latest Dev channel build can be seen above while the ones that were previously advertised can be seen below, the difference is quite stark: The 3D emoji Microsoft has been promoting for the past couple of months It appears that the 3D emoji shown above are not coming to the Windows 11 emoji panel at all, as revealed by Brandon LeBlanc, Senior Program Manager of the Windows Insider Program: When grilled about Windows 11 marketing being a scam considering that the Windows and Windows UK Twitter accounts have also been promoting the 3D emoji as native to the OS, LeBlanc downplayed the issue, saying that: It remains to be seen if some other software such as Teams, Yammer, or Outlook will be getting the 3D emoji instead. The Microsoft Design team tapped the aforementioned software and Windows when talking about the release of 3D emoji back in July. LeBlanc has declined to share more details on the matter. Whether it was false advertising or not, we will leave it up to our readers to decide. But this is not the first in Microsoft's ongoing series of miscommunication and under-delivering. The company had to modify its system requirements documentation for Windows 11 a couple of times before finally getting them right after the OS' reveal. Similarly, Android app support did not materialize in Windows 11's launch version either, even though the feature was heavily advertised. That said, it's a bit baffling that the Windows Insider management team did not restrict Microsoft social media accounts from using "wrong graphics" that were not coming to Windows 11 until called out about the fact. Windows 11 is not getting 3D emoji, previous promise was a marketing blunder
  5. Microsoft today released the new v96.0.1043.1 build for Edge Dev channel users. This new build comes with Picture in Picture support on Windows, Share support on Windows 7 and several bug fixes. Find the full change log of Edge Dev Channel build below. Added features and bug fixes: Added Share support to Windows 7. Enabled Picture in Picture support on Windows. Finished rolling out the ability to search the web for an image in the sidebar from the context menu. Management policies (note that updates to documentation or administrative templates may not have occurred yet): Added a policy to control if the Typosquatting Checker is Enabled, which is a feature that warns if the website being navigated to isn’t the one that was intended because the address was mistyped. Added a policy to control if Renderer App Container support is Enabled, which controls if tab processes are created with extra security. Added a policy to control if Application Guard Upload Blocking in Enabled, which controls if files are allowed to be uploaded from Application Guard window. Added a policy to control when Efficiency Mode is active. Added a policy to control if the New SmartScreen Library is Enabled, which will be deprecated and removed along with the legacy SmartScreen library. Added a policy to control if Shared Links are Enabled, which controls access to the list in History of links shared by or to the user from other Microsoft 365 apps. Added a policy to configure Force Sync Types, which determines which types of data are required to be synced. Edge Dev Improved Reliability: Fixed an issue where using a to draw on a touchscreen sometimes causes a Blue Screen of Death. Fixed a crash when autofilling payment card info. Fixed an issue where new tabs sometimes immediately crash as soon as they’re opened. Fixed an issue where certain shopping websites crash or are blank. Fixed a crash when closing the last window in a profile. Fixed a crash on launch if a Guest window was the last window closed during the previous session. Fixed a crash on startup after taking a major update. Fixed a crash on launch on mobile. Fixed a crash on Android 12. Changed Behavior: Fixed an issue where certain benchmarks were running slower than expected. Fixed an issue where tabs sometimes aren’t restored from a previous browsing. Fixed an issue where the Web Capture entry sometimes isn’t available in the context menu. Fixed an issue on HoloLens where microphone input doesn’t work. Fixed an issue on Mac where shortcuts to PWAs or websites installed as apps are not removed when the PWA or app is uninstalled. Fixed an issue where moving tabs to another profile sometimes doesn’t work. Fixed an issue when sending a tab to another device where the list of devices to send to sometimes doesn’t list all the available devices properly if multiple channels are installed on a single device. Fixed an issue where navigations never finish in Application Guard windows. Fixed an issue where Application Guard windows sometimes use the wrong proxy setting. Fixed an issue where manually importing data from another browser sometimes fails to import some data. Fixed an issue where the Pinning Wizard doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where the Web Widget sometimes doesn’t open. Fixed an issue where certain panes like the Assistance pane can’t be unpinned once they’re pinned. Fixed an issue where some popups can’t be closed by clicking outside of them. Fixed an issue where Guided Switch customizations like opening a link in a specific profile fail. Fixed an issue where Guided Switch sometimes doesn’t correctly handle links that redirect. Fixed an issue where tab group indicators sometimes aren’t placed correctly in the UI. Mobile: Fixed an issue where users can sometimes get stuck in a sign-in loop. Fixed an issue where websites can’t be accessed when Conditional Access policies are on. Fixed an issue where certain Top Site tiles can’t be removed. Fixed an issue where the new tab page is blank. Fixed an issue where Top Sites tiles sometimes don’t navigate properly. Developer: Fixed an issue where web notifications sometimes can’t be closed programmatically. Fixed an issue in WebView2 apps where the web contents are sometimes blank (Issue 730). Fixed an issue in WebView2 apps where the Name property of objects sometimes doesn’t return the correct value (Issue 641). Known issues: Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on YouTube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See this help article for more details. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. This Edge Dev channel update should download and install directly but in case it doesn’t then you can head to the Edge settings and manually update the browser. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 96.0.1043.1 with Picture in Picture support on Windows
  6. Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 build to Insiders in the Dev channel. Build 22478 brings a bunch of new features, headlined by the new Fluent emojis that the firm announced earlier this year. This is part of the firm's effort to modernize emojis by making them three-dimensional in shape. The set of new emojis also include the Clippy icon for the paperclip. The firm is also adding support for Unicode emoji up to Emoji 13.1, bringing additional options. Interestingly, users running the public release version of the OS will not have to wait until next year to enjoy the new emojis as the firm promises to bring these to the release version bia a future servicing update. The feature joins the likes of more bug fixes that are being made in the Dev channel builds that are being promised for the public version of the OS. In addition to the new emojis, there are also a few other improvements, including optimizations to the indexer platform that will result in reducing disk space usage on the system. The firm is also adding the ability to change system volume from the volume icon using the mouse wheel by scrolling on the icon - something that is a nifty and welcome addition. Though the feature has been present in Windows 10, it has been oddly omitted in Windows 11. In addition to these, here are all the improvements made with today's build: The updated version of the Korean IME, which began rolling out with Build 22454, is now available to everyone in the Dev Channel. When your laptop is closed, it’s now possible to login to your PC using Facial Recognition (Windows Hello) on a connected external monitor if it has a camera attached that supports it. We’ve made a change to the underlying indexer platform to help improve overall reliability and database size, which should help reduce disk space usage on the system – particularly in cases where users had very large Outlook mailboxes. Scrolling your mouse wheel on the volume icon in the Taskbar will now change the current volume level. Made some small adjustments to the dialog when adding a new language in Settings to make it look a little more modern, including rounding the corners. As usual, there are a bunch of bug fixes that are always welcome. As mentioned earlier, some of these will be brought to Windows 11 version 21H2 via a servicing update in the future. Here is the complete list of fixes: [Start] Keyboard focus will no longer get lost if you press ESC after opening the user profile flyout in Start. Updated the prompt text when pinning something from a UWP app to Start, so it now says simply “Do you want to pin this to Start?”. [Taskbar] Addressed an issue that was causing Notification Center to get stuck in a state in recent builds where it would stop launching. The plus icon for adding a new Desktop will now display properly when hovering over the Task View icon in the Taskbar when using Arabic and Hebrew languages. After bringing up an app’s jump list from the Taskbar, right clicking on the app name should now show the correct icon for Pin to Start (a pin icon). Left and right clicking Taskbar at the same time should no longer crash explorer.exe. [File Explorer] Fixed an issue where the command bar was doing unnecessary calculations when navigating to folders, causing an unexpected increase in performance. This is also believed to be the root cause of performance issues when using drag to select files, as well as using the arrow keys to navigate in certain folders. The “Show hidden items” option should no longer get out of sync when multiple File Explorer windows are open. [Widgets] The following two issues have been addressed with Microsoft Edge version 95, currently live for Microsoft Edge Insiders, and as such we’re removing them from the known issues list: The widgets board may appear empty. Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. [Search] The recent searches flyout when hovering over the search icon in the Taskbar should no longer immediately dismiss on invocation if an admin window is in focus. [Input] Setting focus to the search box in File Explorer shouldn’t make the touch keyboard invoke and immediately dismiss now when using a tablet with the Taskbar set to auto-hide. Fixed an issue causing the handwriting panel to not insert text when using it to write Chinese. Mitigated a memory leak that could occur in ctfmon, causing unexpected resource usage over time. Addressed an issue for a small number of users that was causing TextInputHost.exe crashes when setting focus on any text field. [Settings] Fixed an issue that was causing Settings to crash when radio buttons were updated, for example if you connected an additional audio endpoint while the Sound page in Settings was open. Improved performance of loading the themes displayed in Personalization Settings. If a non-admin user changes their display language in Language Settings, we’ll no longer show the clickable sign-out button there as it was popping a UAC dialog and causing confusion. The Windows Update entry at the top of the System page in Settings should no longer be misaligned with the other options (when shown) in languages like German. The Braille options in Settings for Narrator users should now be in sync with the actual state of the Braille input/output mode. Made a change to help address an issue where “Media streaming options” in the Network and Sharing Center would unexpectedly revert to default settings after an upgrade. Improved Quick Settings launch reliability. This change should also help address the issue causing the window to not fully render (just a thin rectangle). Addressed an issue where if you clicked on the media controls area in Quick Settings, it wasn’t bringing the app displayed to the foreground in certain cases. Fixed an issue where the colors for items in Quick Settings could get stuck and not reflect the proper color for that state, particularly when using a contrast theme. Updated the Quick Settings page for managing audio endpoints from “Volume” to “Sound output”. Opening the page for managing audio endpoints in Quick Settings should no longer cause a brief cut in audio playback when multiple devices are listed. [Windowing] Mitigated an issue related to using ALT + Tab very quickly that could make explorer.exe crash. Holding down ALT and pressing F4 after pressing ALT + Tab will no longer crash explorer.exe. When using the Arabic or Hebrew display languages, dragging an app window to a different Desktop should show the thumbnail moving in the correct direction now. [Other] Fixed a casing issue that was causing LP.cab files to be unexpectedly removed in certain cases, which could lead you your display language changing until you added the desired display language back in Settings. Addressed an issue that was causing some users to see a bugcheck with error “KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_ERROR”. Mitigated an issue that was causing the SysMain service to use an unexpected amount of power in recent builds. If the display order is missing in BCD settings that should no longer cause an upgrade failure. Fixed an issue that was causing captions to draw at the wrong offset in certain apps. Mitigated an issue that was causing crashes related to audiosrv.dll. If going through OOBE with an Arabic or Hebrew display language, the volume and accessibility buttons should display on the correct side of the screen now. Along with the fixes come a bunch of known issues that users must be aware of. Here is the complete list: [General] Users updating from Builds 22000.xxx, or earlier, to newer Dev Channel builds using the latest Dev Channel ISO, may receive the following warning message: The build you are trying to install is Flight Signed. To continue installing, enable flight signing. If you receive this message, press the Enable button, reboot the PC, and retry the update. Some users may experience their screen and sleep timeouts being reduced. We’re investigating the potential impact that shorter screen and sleep timeouts could have on energy consumption. [Start] In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it. [Taskbar] The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods. We’re working on the fix for an issue causing tooltips to appear in an unexpected location after hovering over the Taskbar corner. [Search] After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again. Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box. [Quick Settings] We’re investigating reports from Insiders that the volume and brightness sliders aren’t displaying properly in Quick Settings. This is one of the first Dev channel builds to pack a few new features. However, some of these improvements will eventually make it to the currently available version of Windows 11 for all users. Major new features are yet to begin showing up for the OS - those that will be aimed for release next year or in a future release, ones that aren't tied to the current version. In addition to the features, the firm also announced that it is testing a new "process for delivering new update improvements" in the way of Update Stack Packages. These packages, the firm adds, allow for them to "deliver improvements to the update experience prior to the PC taking a monthly or Feature Update". The verbiage suggests that these are akin to the Experience Packs, delivering features and/or optimization that are developed independently of the OS, making the overall update experience more reliable. These packs are delivered via Windows Update. Lastly, the firm is celebrating the seventh anniversary of the Windows Insider Program. To commemorate the milestone, the company is giving away two new wallpapers. You can find the wallpapers here. Update: Added a mention about the Update Stack Packages. Windows 11 build 22478 for the Dev channel brings Fluent emojis and other improvements
  7. Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 build for the Dev channel, serving build 22471. As has been the case with these recent builds, there are no new features. There are, however, a bunch of bug fixes that the firm says will eventually make it to the version of Windows 11 releasing tomorrow. It is not clear when the fixes from the Dev channel will make it to the stable release since these fixes haven't headed to the Beta and Release Preview channels either. Today's build comes from the rs_prerelase branch, which is not tied to any specific Windows 11 release. The build from the Dev channel will soon become more unstable as the firm begins adding new features and testing components that will be baked into the OS for later. For now, though, it's mainly fixes and improvements that are minor. What the Dev channel build still doesn't have is support for running Android apps. With that out of the way, the fixes being made in this build bring improvements to the taskbar, File Explorer, windowing behavior, and more, which are always welcome improvements. Here is the complete list: [Taskbar] We fixed an underlying issue that was causing the Taskbar’s hidden icons flyout to have sharp corners instead of rounded corners sometimes. Using the down arrow when interacting with the Desktops flyout’s context menu should now move focus down the menu instead of dismissing it. [File Explorer] Fixed an issue that was making explorer.exe crash sometimes when closing File Explorer windows. [Input] Addressed an issue where voice typing might fail with an error message citing a network connection issue when that was not actually the cause of the failure. If you’re using the touch keyboard in “Kana” key mode for the Japanese IME, the key labels will now correctly show the character that will be input when you’re holding Shift. Mitigated a race condition that was causing textinputhost.exe to crash on launch sometimes. [Windowing] Typing wt from the Run dialog will now open Windows Terminal in the foreground instead of the background. Addressed an issue that could lead to apps getting stuck in a minimized state after disconnecting an external monitor and resuming the system from sleep. [Other] Addressed a network issue for Insiders running certain traffic optimization software. This should lead to improved performance on websites utilizing HTTP/3. Fixed and issue where some devices were failing to update to a newer build with error code 0xc1900101. If you are still experiencing this error code, please file a new piece of feedback in Feedback Hub. Updated the “reboot needed” dialog for Windows Update to now say Windows 11. Please note that you will only see the results of this change when prompted to reboot for the next flight, as you need to be on a build with the change. Fixed a DWM crash that could happen when enabling a contrast theme. Corrected an issue for ARM64 PCs that could result in certain apps not responding to display language changes if they were installed prior to upgrading to Windows 11. Addressed an issue where when explorer.exe is launched from an elevated process was using a lower memory priority, impacting the performance of all processes launched after it (Issue #55). As usual, there are a bunch of known issues that users must be aware of. This is expected since these are pre-release builds that are in active development. Here is the complete list of known issues: [General] Users updating from Builds 22000.xxx, or earlier, to newer Dev Channel builds using the latest Dev Channel ISO, may receive the following warning message: The build you are trying to install is Flight Signed. To continue installing, enable flight signing. If you receive this message, press the Enable button, reboot the PC, and retry the update. Some users may experience their screen and sleep timeouts being reduced. We’re investigating the potential impact that shorter screen and sleep timeouts could have on energy consumption. [Start] In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it. [Taskbar] The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods. We’re investigating reports that Notification Center will get in a state in recent builds where it doesn’t launch. If you are impacted by this, restarting explorer.exe may resolve the issue for you. [Search] After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again. Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box. [Widgets] The widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again. Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors. Those running Release Preview and Beta channel builds might receive more fixes in the next few months before Microsoft moves those users to a newer branch of builds. However, select Windows 10 users running supported hardware will begin receiving Windows 11 as a free upgrade starting tomorrow. As the rollout is a staggered one, expect it to be measured and slow, which means that not many devices will see the update before the start of next year. Windows 11 build 22471 for the Dev channel brings more bug fixes
  8. Microsoft today announced the release of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22468 to the Dev Channel Insiders. This build comes with two new improvements and several bug fixes. First, when you click a VPN connection in VPN Settings, you can find some stats about the connection. Second, Microsoft has added an option to turn off showing recent searches when hovering over the Search icon in the Taskbar. Find the full change log below. What’s new in Windows 11 Build 22468: Changes and Improvements When you click a VPN connection in VPN Settings, you can now see some stats about the connection. Added an option to turn off showing recent searches when hovering over the Search icon in the Taskbar. The option is under Taskbar behaviors in Taskbar Settings. Fixes [Taskbar] Mitigated a rare explorer.exe initialization hang related to loading the network icon. [Search] Improved reliability of showing the flyout when hovering over the Search icon in the Taskbar. If you navigate to the Search icon in the Taskbar using the keyboard, navigating away will now dismiss the recent searches flyout. The options when right clicking recent files displayed when searching for certain apps like Word should work now when you select them. [File Explorer] If you right click files in OneDrive locations in File Explorer, the context menu will no longer unexpectedly dismiss when you hover over entries that open sub-menus, like “Open with.” Double clicking a network folder to open it will no longer unexpectedly try to pin it to Quick Access instead of opening it. [Input] Addressed an underlying font issue that was making the right hand of the shruggie kaomoji ¯\_(?)_/¯ not display in the correct position, as well as apostrophes in certain cases. [Settings] Your preferred microphone input format setting (as configured in Sound Settings) should persist upgrade now. Addressed an issue where certain drives were unexpectedly not displaying in Defragment and Optimize Drives. [Other] We’ve resolved the issue preventing MDM enrolled PCs from successfully updating to the previous build. These devices are now unblocked from updating to the latest build. Fixed an issue that could cause unexpected flickering in certain apps such as Microsoft Edge when using multiple monitors with different refresh rates. Mitigated a display related issue that was causing some Insiders to experience an increase in bug checks in recent flights. Did some work to address an issue where the Windows Update icon in the Taskbar might display but suddenly disappear when you hovered over it. Addressed a rare issue with certain devices after sleep where Wi-Fi would get stuck in an off state and trying to toggle it back on wouldn’t work. Mitigated an issue for certain devices that could cause the system to freeze in some scenarios. NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the active development branch may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11 after general availability on October 5th. Known issues [General] Users updating from Builds 22000.xxx, or earlier, to newer Dev Channel builds using the latest Dev Channel ISO, may receive the following warning message: The build you are trying to install is Flight Signed. To continue installing, enable flight signing. If you receive this message, press the Enable button, reboot the PC, and retry the update. Some users may experience their screen and sleep timeouts being reduced. We’re investigating the potential impact that shorter screen and sleep timeouts could have on energy consumption. [Start] In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it. [Taskbar] The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods. We’re investigating reports that Notification Center will get in a state in recent builds where it doesn’t launch. If you are impacted by this, restarting explorer.exe may resolve the issue for you. [Search] After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again. Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box. [Widgets] The widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again. Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors. Source: Microsoft Microsoft releases Windows 11 Preview Build 22468 with two new improvements
  9. Microsoft has been teasing the new Microsoft Paint for Windows with its new fluent design for some time, and today the updated software is reportedly rolling out to Windows 11 Insiders in the Dev channel. The updated app features more rounded corners and appears to have all new icons, but does still retain the ribbon design for its functions, something which has been removed from the new Windows 11 File Explorer. Another notable improvement is the availability of a dark mode. See Microsoft’s video below: The updated app is not available to all Insiders yet, but it will presumably hit your PC in short order. Update: Microsoft has now confirmed the news, saying: The redesigned Paint app for Windows 11 is a modern spin on the classic app. You will notice a completely updated UI that matches the new visual design of Windows 11. Paint’s new design includes rounded corners, Mica, and more! The most prominent change to Paint is the newly simplified toolbar with updated icon designs, a rounded color palette, and a new set of drop-down menus for tools such as brushes, stroke size, and flip/rotate controls. Beyond updated icons and dropdown menus, we’ve included a new text tool for you to try. To access the tool, click on the “A” icon in the toolbar. Look out for future updates to the Paint app where we plan to address your feedback with improvements including dark theme, a centered canvas, and updated dialogs which have yet to be updated with the app’s new design. New Microsoft Paint for Windows 11 now rolling out in the Dev channel
  10. Microsoft today released the new v96.0.1028.0 build for Edge Dev channel users. This new build comes with the ability to view downloaded Office files directly in the browser, ability to edit payment info and several bug fixes. Find the full change log of Edge Dev Channel build below. Added features and bug fixes: Added a shortcut button in Settings to personalize the Web Widget. Added a Setting on iOS to restore tabs on startup. Added the ability to swipe to close tabs on iOS. Features enabled by default: The ability to view downloaded Office files directly in the browser. The ability to edit payment card information prior to uploading it to Microsoft Pay. Management policies from Chromium that we have enabled support for: Control if the Audio Process will have High Priority Enabled, which is a temporary measure to work around issues with audio capture when the audio process is running at normal priority. Set the Print Rasterize Pdf Dpi, which controls the resolution PDFs are printed at when printing them using rasterization. Control the Print PostScript Mode, which controls the speed and quality that certain fonts print at. Edge Dev Improved Reliability: Fixed a crash when certain popups open. Fixed a crash when opening a Shopping popup. Fixed a crash when highlighting text. Mobile: Fixed a crash when signing into the browser. Fixed a crash when using Family Safety. WebView2: Fixed a crash when closing WebView2 apps while download popups are open (Issue 1723). Fixed an issue on Windows 11 where updating the browser can sometimes cause files necessary for WebView2 apps to function to be deleted, resulting in crashes or errors when trying to launch the apps or the browser. Changed Behavior: Fixed an issue where text annotations on PDF documents sometimes don’t save all the typed text. Fixed an issue where items sometimes fail to be added to Collections. Fixed an issue where overscroll doesn’t work when scrolling with a trackpad or touchscreen. Fixed an issue where certain Shopping features are available in InPrivate when they shouldn’t be. Fixed an issue where the Define context menu option sometimes does nothing. Fixed an issue where ungrouping a tab group can sometimes cause the tabs to become invisible. Fixed an issue where websites and apps can’t be pinned to the Windows taskbar. Fixed an issue where opening a PWA or website installed as an app sometimes fails or just opens a regular browser tab. Fixed an issue in Kids mode where Minecraft login fails. Mobile: Fixed an issue where browser accounts are sometimes signed out after updating the app. Fixed an issue where closing the last tab doesn’t automatically open up the new tab page. Fixed an issue where the Top Sites tiles don’t appear when inputting text in the address bar. Fixed an issue where requesting the desktop version of a website sometimes doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where parts of the Tab Center UI are sometimes missing. Fixed an issue where Favorites can’t be renamed. Fixed an issue where page translation sometimes breaks interactivity with certain elements on the webpage. WebView2: Fixed an issue in WebView2 apps where closing a download popup in one app window actually closes the download popup in a different window, not the current one (Issue 1688). Fixed an issue in WebView2 apps where CreateWebResourceResponse fails (Issue 1706). Known issues: Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on YouTube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See this help article for more details. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. This Edge Dev channel update should download and install directly but in case it doesn’t then you can head to the Edge settings and manually update the browser. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 96.0.1028.0 with the ability to view Office files
  11. Though Microsoft held a packed event that brought a bunch of device announcements, the firm isn't missing its Wednesday build release schedule. Dev channel Windows 11 users are being treated to build 22463 that brings a ton of bug fixes and a few small improvements to UI elements. The company admits that there is still time for bigger features and changes to show up. Nevertheless, bug fixes are always welcome. The firm also reiterates that changes and improvements made as part of these Dev channel releases are not tied to any specific Windows releases. They are in-development improvements and will show up in "future Windows releases when they’re ready". However, the company has said that some bug fixes made in the Dev channel builds will roll out in the form of servicing updates to the Windows 11 version that releases next month. As for today's build, the highlights include a fix for the bug that causes the Taskbar icons to be misaligned. The build, however, will not go to PCs that are managed through MDM due to a blocking bug. The issue is expected to be rectified in the next build that releases to the Dev channel. Here is the complete list of changes and improvements: When you have a file or folder selected in File Explorer, you can now use CTRL + Shift + C to copy the path to your clipboard. Rounded the corners of the pop-ups shown when clicking “identify displays” in Display Settings. Made some small adjustments to the contrast theme colors based on feedback, including making hyperlinks a little more distinct on hover when using the desert theme. Added an icon next to the volume slider in Quick Settings to help make the option for managing audio endpoints more discoverable. Updated the Windows Ease of Access folder in Start’s All apps list to now simply be called Accessibility. Added an option to Focus Assist settings so you can choose whether or not you would like Focus Assist to be automatically enabled for the first hour after a Windows feature update. And here are all the fixes made as part of the build: [Start] System now shows up again as an option when right-clicking on the Start button (WIN + X). Fixed an issue that was causing Narrator to not be able to focus on the headers in Start sometimes with touch. Mitigated an issue where when a large number of apps were installed, the Start menu might get stuck with no app icons showing (only app name) after a DPI change. This change is also believed to help improve Start launch reliability on secondary monitors in mixed DPI scenarios. If the accessibility option “Always show scrollbars” is enabled, switching to the All apps list will no longer cause the scrollbar to escape the window boundaries during the transition animation. Pressing the down arrow after opening Start will now navigate into the pinned apps section instead of jumping to your username. [Taskbar] Icons on the Taskbar are properly aligned and centered again apps should no longer get cut off by the “show hidden icons” button when too many apps are open. The Taskbar previews text will now follow the Accessibility setting to increase text size. Adjusted the notification count badge for notification center to fix an issue where some of the numbers weren’t centered in the circle. Fixed an issue where the Chat flyout wouldn’t light dismiss the first time it was opened. Improved explorer.exe reliability when the Taskbar spanned multiple monitors. [Search] Opening Search on secondary monitors works now. [File Explorer] Mitigated an issue that could cause File Explorer to hang when doing a search. Pressing F1 in File Explorer will now open a search for Windows 11 help and not Windows 10. Made a change to address an issue where items under View, Sort by, and Group by submenus in the context menu weren’t displaying a mark to show they were selected. [Input] Fixed an issue resulting in the mouse pointer position in WDAG being incorrect when the monitor was in portrait mode. Text predictions (both for the touch keyboard, and hardware keyboard) should be working again now in this flight for English and certain other languages where it was broken. Addressed an issue when using the previous version of the Korean IME where when typing quickly in certain apps the Shift Key Up event wouldn’t be received by the app. Fixed an issue that was making the touch keyboard key borders look blurry in certain cases. Mitigated an issue where the touch keyboard would crash in certain cases when switching dock mode while the voice typing UI was visible. [Settings] Removed duplicate Nearby Sharing entry in Focus Assist priority list. Fixed an issue that was causing a repeated prompt to reset to default settings when “Automatically optimize new drives” was unselected in Optimize Drives. If you press WIN + P the current projection mode will now have initial keyboard focus instead of always the first in the list. [Windowing] Trying to switch Desktops (for example, using the keyboard shortcuts) when there is only one should no longer steal foreground focus. Addressed an issue where the snap layouts flyout would start flashing when invoked in certain places on the screen. Move To option when right clicking a window thumbnail in Task View is now aligned with the other context menu entries. [Windows Sandbox] Windows Sandbox should now launch in this build. In previous Dev Channel builds, Windows Sandbox would not launch in some circumstances. [Windows Subsystem for Linx (WSL) & Hyper-V] We have fixed the issue causing both WSL2 and Hyper-V to not work on ARM64 PCs such as the Surface Pro X in previous Dev Channel builds. [Other] Fixed an issue that caused some PCs to bug check with DRIVER_PNP_WATCHDOG error when attempting to update to a recent build. Fixed an issue that caused some Surface Pro X’s to bug check with a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR. Fixed an issue where the Autorun registry entry for Command Prompt would work if /k was used. Did some work to address an issue where not being able to parse a certain firewall rule would result in all rules following that one not being migrated on upgrade. Addressed an issue where the Quick Assist window could be small and not possible to resize. Fixed an issue for some users where if the sign in button in Quick Assist was clicked, it would open a blank browser window and they wouldn’t be able to proceed to sign in. Mitigated an issue with certain menus / context menus that was causing a visual glitch with the shadow on first launch. Mitigated a race condition that was causing certain PCs to sometimes bugcheck with INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR when resuming from hibernation. Fixed an issue that was making some PCs unable to progress past the boot screen when upgrading to 224xx builds with certain SSDs attached. As usual, there are a few known issues plaguing build 22463 that users must be aware of. Here is the complete list: [General] Insider PCs that are Mobile Device Managed (MDM) will not receive this build. There is an issue in this build that prevents PCs from successfully updating to this build. We hope to have this fixed in the next flight. Users updating from Builds 22000.xxx, or earlier, to newer Dev Channel builds using the latest Dev Channel ISO, may receive the following warning message: “The build you are trying to install is Flight Signed. To continue installing, enable flight signing.” If you receive this message, press the Enable button, reboot the PC, and retry the update. [Start] In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it. [Taskbar] The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods. [Search] After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again. Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box. [File Explorer] If you right click files in OneDrive locations in File Explorer, the context menu will unexpectedly dismiss when you hover over entries that open sub-menus, such as “Open with.” Double clicking a network folder to open it will pin it to Quick Access instead of opening it. To open a network folder until we release a build with a fix, please right-click the folder and select “Open” from the context menu. [Widgets] The widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again. Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors. [Microsoft Store] We continue to work to improve search relevance in the Store. In addition to the build announcement, the Redmond company has also noted that PowerToys is now available in the Microsoft Store. The listing was spotted last week and brings an alternative way to install the suite of tools. However, the Microsoft Store version is not a conventional app as it pulls in an installer for the tools instead of installing the tools themselves. You can check out the app in the store on Windows 11 here. Windows 11 build 22463 for the Dev channel fixes misaligned Taskbar icons and more
  12. Microsoft today released the final Edge 95 build for the Dev channel, bringing version 95.0.1020.0 to users. The reason that this is the final build for version 95 for the Dev channel is that Edge now follows a condensed release timeline, with major version releases now happening once every four weeks. This is the build that is now expected to move to Beta channel users as the firm preps to move to the next major version. As for today’s build, there are a couple of significant improvements. To begin with, Edge now defaults to the Windows 11-style design, bringing rounded corners and other updated design elements. On Windows 11, the browser supports translucent elements in the title bar and context menus as well. Up until now, these features have been hidden under an experimental flag. It must be noted, however, that the new design is still a work-in-progress, so there might be rough edges and inconsistencies. The second major improvement comes in the way of support for view restoring for PDFs on Edge. The feature allows users to pick up PDFs from where they left them, meaning that Edge will now remember the page number, zoom state, and layout of the document, making it easy to read long PDF files and offering the reader in the browser as a viable alternative to other apps. For those that need it, there is an option to turn the feature off. The feature will ship to all users with Edge 95. Other improvements being made with today’s build include the ability to annotate with a pen on screenshots captured through the in-build web capture tool, support for opening local files in the iOS version of the browser, and the addition of a few new management policies. Here is the complete list of new features: Features enabled by default: Windows 11-style visual updates (note that these are still in development). The ability to annotate PDFs with freeform text. See https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/add-text-to-your-pdf-documents/m-p/2752561 for more details. The ability for PDFs to restore what page they were on when they are re-opened. The ability to annotate web captures with ink. Management policies (note that updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have occurred yet): Added a policy to control if Intranet File Links are Enabled, which controls if file: URLs located on intranet pages will open File Explorer. Enabled support for the policy from Chromium to control if Cross Origin Web Assembly Module Sharing is Enabled. Enabled support for the policy from Chromium to control if the Display Capture Permissions Policy is Enabled. Improved support for opening local files in the browser on iOS. As usual, there are a bunch of bug fixes that are making it to the browser. Here are the changes that improve the reliability of the browser: Fixed a crash when using Password Generator. Fixed a crash when using the Web Widget. Fixed a crash when navigating in an IE mode tab. Fixed a crash when using Tab Groups. Fixed a crash when interacting with info bars. Fixed a crash when closing an autofill popup. Mobile: Fixed a crash on startup. Fixed a crash when the device orientation changes. Fixed a crash when signing into the browser. Fixed a crash on older versions of iOS. Fixed an issue on Mac where checking for updates in Settings sometimes crashes Settings. Fixed an issue where certain applications installed on the device cause all tabs to crash as soon as they’re opened. Fixed a hang when opening Internet Explorer. Fixed a hang when closing the browser. And here are the fixes that are aimed at addressing changed behavior: Fixed an issue on certain flavors of Linux where the browser won’t open. Fixed another issue where users are signed out of the browser after updating the browser. Fixed an issue where video volume sometimes gets reset to max. Fixed an issue where Favorites sometimes can’t be clicked. Fixed an issue where importing certain data from other browsers fails. Fixed an issue where Travel Search Assistance doesn’t appear when it should. Fixed an issue where Travel recommendations don’t appear in places they should. Fixed an issue where the Define card sometimes doesn’t disappear when it should. Fixed an issue where certain banner UI can’t be interacted with or closed. Fixed an issue where the link to try the HTTP version of a webpage on the error page that appears when the HTTPS version of the page isn’t available doesn’t actually try navigating to the HTTP version of the website. Fixed an issue where PDF titles as shown in the browser tab are garbled. Fixed an issue where pinned websites sometimes become unpinned after updating the browser. Fixed an issue on older versions of Windows where browser installation fails. Fixed an issue where free text annotation on PDFs doesn’t work at the edges of the page. Fixed an issue where download notifications sometimes aren’t shown in popup windows. Fixed an issue where Jumplist actions are missing from PWAs or websites installed as apps on Windows 11. Mobile: Fixed an issue where InPrivate sometimes can’t be used. Fixed an issue where the sign in screen gets stuck when signing into the browser. Fixed an issue on Android where menus sometimes don’t work when another app is split-screen with the browser. Fixed an issue where passwords can’t be edited or deleted because nothing on the Passwords Settings page works. Fixed an issue where Rewards don’t work. Fixed an issue where the button to enter Immersive Reader sometimes isn’t visible when it should be. Developer: Fixed an issue in WebView2 applications where certain resources are omitted when published the application (Issue 730, Issue 1061). Fixed an issue when building WebView2 apps that contain XAML Islands (Issue 1716). Obsoleted the management policy to control if Internet Explorer Integration Testing is Allowed. Lastly, there are a bunch of known issues that users should be aware of, something that the firm always includes in these release notes. Here is the complete list: Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on YouTube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See this help article for more details. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but we’re still rolling that out in Stable. We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. As is always the case with these builds, they are being released in a staggered fashion. While not all users will see the update show up, it should be served to all Dev channel users sooner rather than later. Additionally, with the release of today’s build, both Dev and Canary versions are now on the same version. Final Edge 95 build for the Dev channel brings Windows 11-style visuals and more
  13. Microsoft today released a redesigned Tips app for Windows 11 with over 114 new tips. This new Tips app aligns well with the new look and feel of Windows 11. Microsoft has also included 100+ new tips related to Windows 11. The new tips are around new keyboard shortcuts, ways to optimize your PC, productivity tips for Office, gaming on Windows, and more. And these tips are available in 36 languages. And it doesn’t quite stop there with the Tips app—you’ll notice tips appear throughout Windows 11 to help you discover new things as you go! Check out the new Tips widget on the widgets board, tips as First Run Experiences, and tips for specific experiences within Windows 11. The new Tips app is now available for Windows Insiders in the Windows 11 Dev Channel. Microsoft will soon bring it to Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels soon. Source: Microsoft Microsoft releases new Tips app for Windows 11 with 114 new tips
  14. Microsoft today released a new Windows 11 Dev channel build from the rs_prerelease branch. The build brings just one UI change in the form of a new 'Sign-in options' link to the power menu in Start. There are, as expected, a bunch of bug fixes and known issues accompanying the single new feature. While the company has been releasing Dev and Beta channel builds simultaneously, it does not seem to be the case today, as there is no Beta channel build in sight yet. Surprisingly, there was no cumulative update for the OS either yesterday as part of the Patch Tuesday updates. As for Dev channel builds themselves, major new features slated for release in the next version will eventually start appearing in these releases. Generally, the firm releases servicing updates when builds head to the Beta and/or Release Preview channels, which is the case with Windows 11 since it is now available for commercial customers in the Release Preview channel. With Windows 11 slated to begin rolling out to eligible users starting October 5, it is surprising to see the bulk of bug fixes heading to Dev channel builds. The firm does note that it will bring "some fixes" from these Insider builds to the stable version after it releases. It is anybody's guess if these features will come in the way of day one updates. Here are the fixes made as part of build 22458: [Start] Fixed an underlying issue that was impacting Start reliability. [Search] Folders with # in folder name can now be added to indexing. [Settings] Addressed an issue that was causing Settings to crash sometimes when trying to open the Display page. Clicking “More about refresh rate” in Advanced Display Settings now opens the support page it’s supposed to. Fixed an issue where the Location page in Settings wasn’t showing warning text explaining why the location services setting was greyed out if it was greyed out. Changes made to preferences under Manage App Execution Alias in Settings should now be preserved. Fixed a couple typos in the output of dll (Issue #206). [Windowing] Mitigated an issue that could make certain games unexpectedly crash when using ALT + Enter (i.e., switch between full screen and windowed) during with Auto HDR enabled. [Other] Addressed an issue that was causing text truncation in the Encrypting File System window in certain cases. Fixed a rare scenario that could result in an uninstalled in-box app unexpectedly reappearing after reboot. Appx commandlets should now work with PowerShell 7.0+ printui.dll (Issue #13138). As is expected with development builds, there are a bunch of known issues that users should be aware of. This includes the taskbar bug that misaligns the Start menu and the app icons, resulting in some icons being cut off. Here is the complete list of known issues: [General] We’re working on a fix for an issue that is causing some Surface Pro X’s to bug check with a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR. We’re working on a fix for an issue that is causing some devices to bug check with DRIVER_PNP_WATCHDOG error when attempting to update to a recent build. [Start] In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it. System is missing when right-clicking on the Start button (WIN + X). [Taskbar] IMPORTANT: Icons on the Taskbar are shifted to the side when in the default center alignment, resulting in them getting cut off by the “show hidden icons” button when too many apps are open. The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods. [Search] After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again. Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box. [File Explorer] If you right click files in OneDrive locations in File Explorer, the context menu will unexpectedly dismiss when you hover over entries that open sub-menus, such as “Open with.” [Widgets] The widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again. Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors. [Windows Sandbox] We’re investigating an issue in which Windows Sandbox may not launch for some Insiders after upgrading to this build. [Microsoft Store] We continue to work to improve search relevance in the Store. [Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) & Hyper-V] We’re investigating reports of both WSL2 and Hyper-V not working on this build on ARM64 PCs such as the Surface Pro X. Lastly, Microsoft is also announcing a refreshed Tips app for Windows 11, complete with UI refreshes and the ability to serve "100+" tips for users. The OS is also receiving the ability to serve tips across the OS showing off new capabilities and features added, such as widgets, the new touch-focused improvements, and much more. Update: As pointed out by our readers, which was also confirmed by Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc, the 'Sign-in options' link has been present in the Dev channel since last week's release. The addition was not mentioned in last week's release notes. Windows 11 build 22458 for the Dev channel brings a 'Sign-in options' link to the power menu [Update]
  15. Microsoft today released the new v95.0.1011.1 build for Edge Dev channel users. This new build comes with the ability to hide the Picture in Picture overlay control, an element some IE users find annoying. Find the full changelog of the Edge Dev Channel build below: Added features: Added the ability to hide the Extensions button by right-clicking it on the address bar or in the … menu. Added a setting on Mac to hide the Picture in Picture overlay controls. Completed feature rollouts: Enabled by default improvements to Windows Task Manager when running on Windows 11. Enabled by default the ability to autofill custom data. Mobile: Added support for natural voices to Read Aloud on Android. Enabled the Surf game on Android. Management policies (note that updates to administrative templates or documentation may not have occurred yet): Added policies to set an Internet Explorer Integration Window Open Width Adjustment and Internet Explorer Integration Window Open Height Adjustment, which add extra pixels to the size of popup windows opened from IE mode tabs. Added a policy to control if Visual Search is Enabled, which controls reverse image search. Added a policy to control Shadow Stack Crash Rollback Behavior, which controls if the hardware-enforced stack protection security feature in certain devices should be enabled following a crash that’s triggered by it. Enabled support for the policy from Chromium to control if Browser Legacy Extension Points Blocking is Enabled, which controls if legacy extensions are allowed to load code into the browser’s main process for compatibility with other applications. Developer: Added support for the No Frame Merging in IE mode tabs. Added support for the navigator.share API in PWAs on Mac OS. Improved reliability: Fixed a crash on launch. Fixed a crash on startup when certain extensions are installed. Fixed a crash when switching profiles. Fixed a crash when changing languages in Settings. Fixed a crash when logging into a website. Fixed a crash when using Smart Copy. Fixed a crash when using Application Guard. Fixed an issue where tabs sometimes crash with a breakpoint error. Fixed a crash when closing PWAs or websites installed as apps. Fixed a crash when using Overlay Scrollbars. Fixed a crash when saving autofill info via a popup. Fixed an issue where the browser is blank and unusable when opened on a non-default desktop. Mobile: Fixed an issue where the browser won’t open. Fixed a crash when signing into the browser. Fixed a crash when closing tabs. Fixed a crash when adding a favorite. Fixed a crash when using the SwiftKey keyboard. Fixed a crash when typing in the address bar. Fixed a crash when using Guided Switch in InPrivate mode. Fixed a crash when using Citrix. Changed behaviour: Reduced the number of one-time validation fields that autofill tries to fill with previous results. Fixed an issue where autocomplete doesn’t work in places it should. Fixed an issue where certain videos don’t play in HD/4K when they should. Fixed an issue where navigations sometimes never complete when using Family Safety. Fixed an issue where the Read Aloud controls sometimes don’t work. Fixed an issue on Linux where the Collections pane sometimes can’t be opened. Fixed an issue where Collections are sorted incorrectly. Fixed an issue where the button to close a tab sometimes isn’t visible when the Vertical Tabs pane is too narrow. Fixed an issue where spellcheck sometimes triggers even when it’s disabled. Fixed an issue where Smart Copy copies more than just what’s selected. Fixed an issue where debug.log files sometimes mysteriously appear on the device. Fixed an issue where the different headers of the History menu don’t show the correct sections when clicked. Mobile: Fixed an issue where SSO no longer works. Fixed an issue where signing into the browser sometimes doesn’t enable sync as well. Fixed an issue where the browser can be signed into with the same account multiple times. Fixed an issue on iOS where signing into the browser fails. Fixed an issue where a sign-in error is shown in Settings even though there is no error. Fixed an issue on Android where autofill sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where images sometimes don’t render properly. Fixed an issue on iOS where certain webpage resources sometimes don’t load. Fixed an issue on iOS where certain popups will close as soon as they’re opened. Fixed an issue where links that open in new tabs sometimes close or navigate back as soon as they’re opened. Fixed an issue in WebView2 apps where flickering appears (Issue 1621). Fixed an issue where popups opened from IE mode tabs are sometimes scaled incorrectly. Obsoleted the management policy to control if Legacy Same Site Cookie Behavior is Enabled. Known issues: Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on YouTube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See this help article for more details. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but we’re still rolling that out in Stable. We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. This Edge Dev channel update should download and install directly but in case it doesn’t then you can head to the Edge settings and manually update the browser. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 95.0.1011.1 which lets you hide PiP overlay controls
  16. Microsoft today released the new v95.0.1000.0 build for Edge Dev channel users. This new build comes with the ability to sync IE mode site lists and several bug fixes. Find the full change log of Edge Dev Channel build below. Added features and bug fixes: Added the ability to sync custom IE mode site lists between devices. Re-enabled the improved browser profile sign-in dialog. Fixed a crash on launch on Linux. Fixed a crash when clicking the … menu in a PWA or website installed as an app. Fixed a crash when watching videos. Fixed a crash when using Smart Copy. Fixed an issue where the browser crashes when switching to a different profile, including Guest or Kids mode. Fixed an error when exporting a Collection to Word. Fixed an issue on mobile where Collections sometimes don’t sync. Edge Dev Known issues: Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on Youtube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See this help article for more details. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but we’re still rolling that out in Stable. We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. This Edge Dev channel update should download and install directly but in case it doesn’t then you can head to the Edge settings and manually update the browser. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 95.0.1000.0 with the ability to sync IE mode site lists
  17. Microsoft today announced the release of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22454 to the Dev Channel. This build does not include any new features, but comes with three new improvements including the new modern context menu for Recycle Bin. Find the full change log below. What’s new in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22454: Changes and Improvements Right-clicking on Recycle Bin on the desktop now uses the new modern context menu. New modern context menu when you right-click on Recycle Bin on your desktop. Added an option when right clicking a network share in File Explorer to pin it to Quick Access without having to click Show more options. We have begun releasing an updated version of the Korean IME with adjustments made based on Windows Insider feedback. We believe this will provide a more reliable input experience for Korean on Windows 11. The updated version of the Korean IME follows the new visual design of Windows 11 with acrylic in the candidate window, a new selection visual, and dark mode support. It also improves improved performance and compatibility. The updated Korean IME is rolling out to a subset of Insiders in the Dev Channel first, to help us quickly identify issues that may impact performance and reliability. Over time, it will roll out to everyone in the Dev Channel. Please file feedback via Feedback Hub under Input and Language > Text Input. The updated Korean IME candidate window in dark mode. Fixes [General] We fixed the issue that was causing PCs with Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) enabled to bugcheck continuously. PCs with WDAG enabled should now receive Build 22454. [Start] Windows Terminal is listed again when right-clicking on the Start button (WIN + X). Narrator should announce the Start launch more reliably now. [Taskbar] The Desktops flyout should now dismiss properly for Narrator users when scanning with item navigation across the Task View button. Fixed an issue where the preview thumbnails for Desktops were not rendering correctly for certain aspect ratios. Fixed a rounding issue that was making the volume icon tooltip show the wrong number in some cases. The input indicator, Quick Settings, and notification center icon tooltips will no longer display behind the flyouts when they’re open. Addressed an underlying issue that was resulting in the volume icon in the Taskbar displaying sound was muted when that was not the case. Fixed an issue that could cause the Taskbar to unexpectedly get stuck on top of full screen applications, such as PowerPoint presentations, after interacting with the Taskbar previews. Taskbar icons should no longer flicker when you mouse over them while using a contrast theme. Fixed an issue where app icons would occasionally unexpectedly animate onto the Taskbar from somewhere other than from below. Shift + Click on an app icon in the Taskbar to launch a new instance of that app (for apps that support multiple instances) is now working again. Did some work to address an issue where app icons could get stuck in an alert state in the Taskbar even if the app in question was closed. [Input] Fixed an issue that was causing the text candidates to not appear after the first time the handwriting panel was invoked. Mitigated a stutter in the animation when tapping a text field to invoke the touch keyboard. Fixed a bug that was causing clipboard history to not render for some people. Displaying 3rd party IME icons in the input indicator should be more reliable now. Addressed an explorer.exe crash that could happen when changing window focus while using the touch keyboard. Fixed an issue for people who’d opted into the previous version of the Japanese IME that was causing certain games to crash. Fixed an issue where the tip for voice typing when using the touch keyboard wouldn’t be connected to the microphone button. Addressed an issue where the touch keyboard could get into a state where the key labels would be invisible due to the wrong background color being used. Mitigated an issue that was leading to the touch keyboard settings flyout having white on white text sometimes. Did some work to address an issue where interacting with the expressive input button in the touch keyboard could result in the candidate area having a broken layout. [File Explorer] Improved the reliability of context menu invocation. Mitigated a couple of issues that were causing leaks when using File Explorer. The context menu will now not immediately dismiss when the option to open things with a single-click is enabled in File Explorer. If you press F11 to full screen File Explorer, then use WIN + Shift + Left/Right to change what screen the window is displaying on, pressing F11 again will no longer jump the window back to the original screen. [Settings] Mitigated an issue when typing with certain 3rd party IMEs into the search box in Settings that could result in the candidate window being rendered elsewhere on-screen (not attached to the search box) and/or characters inserted into the search box not displaying. We did some work to help address an issue that was making the Windows Insider Program page in Settings appear blank sometimes. The mouse pointers under Accessibility > Mouse pointer and touch are no longer invisible for Arabic and Hebrew display languages. System > Storage > Show more categories > Other should no longer always say it’s managed by group policy even when it isn’t. Added some links to “Find my device” in Settings to help you learn more about the privacy resources. Start time and end time pickers under Focus Assist > During these times are now visible when focus is set while using a contrast theme. Addressed a crash that could happen when using Sound Settings. Fixed an issue with the volume slider in Quick Settings that was causing the volume to sometimes to save at a slightly different level than what was actually set. [Logging in and Authentication] Fixed a crash that could happen when the network icon updated states on the login screen. [Windowing] Made a change to address an issue where title bar options including close, minimize and maximize where not appearing as expected in certain apps when moving the mouse to top of the screen while the app was maximized. [Other] Improved icon rendering for certain apps in the Search hover flyout. Addressed an issue that was causing overlapping text in the Share window for certain languages. Made some performance improvements when switching to the Details tab of Task Manager. If the Windows Security app is open when switching to dark mode, the UI elements should respond better now and not have unreadable text. If there are a large number of exclusions listed under Virus and Threat Protection in the Windows Security app, it will now display a progress indicator when loading them. Fixed some text clipping in the Windows Security app when using the option in Accessibility Settings to increase the text size. Mitigated an issue that was causing the WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC message used in certain apps to be ignored, so the colors in some places wouldn’t appear correctly. Fixed a leak when the desktop background was set to a slideshow, impacting performance over time until explorer.exe was restarted. Mitigated an issue that was causing some PCs to bugcheck while in modern standby. Fixed an issue that was causing slower Wi-Fi speeds after enabling Hyper-V and creating an External V-Switch. When animations are disabled in the system, there should no longer be a fade animation in UWP apps like Settings or the Feedback Hub when transitioning from the splash screen to the app content. NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the active development branch may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11 after general availability on October 5th. Known issues [General] We’re working on a fix for an issue that is causing some Surface Pro X’s to bugcheck with a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR. [Start] In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it. System is missing when right-clicking on the Start button (WIN + X). [Taskbar] The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods. We’re investigating an issue in this build where app icons in the Taskbar are getting cut off by the “show hidden icons” button and aren’t centered when using multiple monitors. [Search] After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again. Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box. [File Explorer] If you right click files in OneDrive locations in File Explorer, the context menu will unexpectedly dismiss when you hover over entries that open sub-menus, such as “Open with.” [Widgets] The widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again. Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors. [Windows Sandbox] We’re investigating an issue in which Windows Sandbox may not launch for some Insiders after upgrading to this build. [Microsoft Store] We continue to work to improve search relevance in the Store. Source: Microsoft Microsoft releases Windows 11 Build 22454 with three new improvements for Dev Channel Insiders
  18. Microsoft today released Windows 11 build 22449 to Dev channel users. Yes, this is the first Windows 11 build that is not a cumulative update for build 22000, making it the first major build bump for Windows 11 since its announcement and consequent rollout to Insiders. The company has been cautioning those that want to opt for stable builds to move to the Beta channel. This is because the company has been readying newer development builds for Dev channel users from the rs_prerelease branch, builds that are not tied to the release expected to happen later this year. Those who were running these builds in the Dev channel on unsupported hardware have also begun being moved out of the Insider Program. The firm cautions users that the code in these builds is "in-progress" code and that users must expect unstable builds. Today’s build brings a bunch of UI improvements such as acrylic effect for notifications, easier Bluetooth settings access from Quick Setting, updated progress ring for the boot animation, and more. The firm is also bringing SMB compression behavior changes, moving away from the default decision algorithm introduced in Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022. You can read about SMB compression behaviors here. However, there is no word on when support for running Android apps, a feature that the company showed off during the Windows 11 reveal, will make it to Insider builds. Windows 11 version 21H2 releasing October 5 is not expected to ship with support for that feature. However, it is anybody's guess if the firm adds the feature mid-stream, without waiting for version 22H2 slated to be released in the fall of 2022. With that out of the way, here is everything new in Windows 11 build 22449: The boot screen now shows a progressive ring animation for loading the OS instead of an animated circle of dots. We are working to replace this animated circle of dots in other areas of the OS over time. Right-clicking on the Bluetooth entry in Quick Settings and selecting Settings will now open the main Bluetooth & Devices page in Settings. The Windows startup sound will no longer play after an unattended update (aka a scheduled Windows update when you are not at your PC). Added a link to the touch keyboard personalization settings from Typing > Touch Keyboard to help improve discoverability. Notifications now have an acrylic background. Updated animation used in the notification introducing you to Windows Hello if it hasn’t been set up. Updated the dialog when closing Windows Sandbox so that it has rounded visuals. Adjusted the design of Notification Center to make the app names more visibly separated from the notifications. There is also a long list of fixes being made to the OS. Some of these fixes will also make it to Beta channel users as part of servicing updates. Those users are on build 22000.168 and will likely only see minor improvements in the coming weeks as the firm preps the OS for release later this year. Here is the list of fixes posted by the firm: [Taskbar] If your Taskbar is set to auto-hide, hovering over the Taskbar corner or bottom of secondary monitors should now properly invoke the Taskbar. Fixed an issue that could make the calendar flyout get in a state where only the week names would load and not the calendar part. Addressed an issue where the lunar calendar would get out of sync with the actual date in the calendar flyout. If you’ve updated your time format, additional clocks added to the calendar flyout will now update to reflect that. Hovering over one of the Desktops in the Task View flyout should no longer unexpectedly change your active Desktop. The Focus Assist button in Notification Center now has an accessible name for screen readers. Fixed an underlying issue that was causing the font in the Taskbar previews to not be correct. Did some work to help make explorer.exe more reliable when using the Taskbar on multiple monitors. [Input] We mitigated an issue that was making the Mail app not able to accept keyboard input into the address / subject lines of a new email sometimes. Also fixed an input related deadlock that was making certain windows not respond to mouse input, including Search, Start, and the emoji panel. If you’re using a tablet or 2-in-1 device in tablet posture, the touch keyboard should now be invoked when tapping Command Prompt to input text without having to tap the touch keyboard button. The N’Ko keyboard name should now display correctly in the input flyout when added to the input list. We did some work to address an animation issue with the shadow when opening the emoji panel or voice typing. Made some performance improvements to help address an issue where the Pinyin IME would take a significant amount of time to start. Addressed an issue where the Pinyin IME would crash and get stuck in a broken state that could result in no longer being able to type anything. We fixed an issue where Japanese IME didn’t lock Kana input mode and reverted it to Romaji input mode after inputting a single character while UAC was disabled or using Windows Sandbox. Thank you everyone who’s shared feedback so far, we really appreciate it. We fixed an issue that when you insert multiple prolong sounds in a row with Japanese IME, the first one and remaining ones were inserted with different character code. We addressed some cases where you wouldn’t see anything when trying to launch the input switcher (Win + Space), including when using Windows Sandbox. We fixed an issue where an angry looking emoji was returned if you searched for “sad” in the emoji panel. Made some tweaks to fix rendering with certain characters when writing vertically, for example writing Japanese vertically with Meiryo UI. Did some work to address an issue that could cause the left mouse click button on precision touchpads to get stuck and stop working. Inputting ALT key codes on the number pad when using the Japanese IME should work now. Addressed an issue that was making Alt-Gr occasionally get ignored when a client RDP window was active. Made a change to help address an issue that could result in characters getting dropped when typing with the Korean IME into certain win32 text boxes. [File Explorer] We’ve done some work to help address an underlying issue where moving certain app windows would be very slow if a File Explorer window was also visible on the screen. The command bar should now be properly mirrored in Arabic and Hebrew and fixed some positioning when using the command bar flyouts in those display languages. Mitigated an issue impacting explorer.exe reliability. Fixed a text rendering issue with the apostrophe in the Move Folder dialog. Clicking the “Network discovery is turned off” message in File Explorer will now navigate to a more relevant location instead of just the main page of Network Settings. Fixed an underlying issue that is believed to be the cause of explorer.exe crashing for some people when using the paste button when right-clicking in File Explorer. [Settings] Fixed a bug that was causing the battery level displayed for connected Bluetooth devices in Settings to get stuck and appear out of date. The contrast issues in Sound settings should be fixed now when using the Desert contrast theme. Addressed an issue where selecting 5.1 audio type in Sound Settings wasn’t sticking. The sliders in the Sound Settings volume mixer should no longer unexpectedly be different lengths. The Searching Windows link on the Search Permissions page in Settings now works and should no longer crash Settings if the indexer is not running. Made some improvements to help address an underlying issue that could result in display positions and settings being unexpectedly forgotten. Fixed an issue that was causing the profile picture in the top corner of Settings to scale poorly sometimes. The time format in Power & Battery Settings should now follow your preferences. Addressed an issue where clicking the high brightness warning in Powery & Battery Settings wouldn’t lower the brightness. The Video Playback page in Settings should no longer show battery options for devices without batteries. Fixed misspelling of Santali in Language Settings. Fixed misspelling Malaysia (TA-MY) in Language Settings when using the Tamil display language. Did some work to fix an issue where navigating to Lock Screen was crashing Settings sometimes. The “only allow Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts on this device” setting in Sign-in Settings will now only show for accounts where this option supported. You can now select the text of the update names in Windows Update History again if you would like to copy them out. Addressed an issue that is believed to be the root cause of some people experiencing crashes when clicking on some of the links in the Advanced Options page of Windows Update Settings. Windows Update History should now correctly show the number of updates in each category, instead of showing 0. The BitLocker link in Settings will no longer crash if it’s clicked on devices where it’s not supported. Fixed a few places in Settings where Narrator wasn’t reading items, including making an update so Narrator will now announce success after successfully pairing a device. Options in Personalization Settings that aren’t supported when a contrast theme has been selected will now be disabled. Opening Taskbar Settings in Windows Sandbox will no longer crash Settings. Fixed a hang relating to the input flyout that was causing Quick Settings to hang and not launch. Did some work to address an issue where the edit button in Quick Settings would go missing sometimes. Fixed a deadlock that was resulting in cellular data on/off values not matching between Quick Settings and Cellular Settings page. Quick Settings shouldn’t get clipped anymore when using Magnifier. Addressed an issue that was making the Duplicate option under the Project flyout in Quick Settings not work in some cases. [Logging in and Authentication] The icons used in Windows Spotlight text on the lock screen should display properly now and not look like boxes sometimes. The Windows startup sound should no longer play while updates are in progress. Tweaked the buttons of the UAC dialog so the pressed state is more consistent with other buttons. The image in the Windows Hello notification is now visible when using light mode. The “Getting things ready for you” text after an update should now be written in the correct font (Segoe UI Variable). Did some work to help reduce potential banding effects on the “getting things ready” screen after first setting up a device. Addressed an issue where the Number Lock state did not persist during a Fast Start reboot. Fixed an issue that could cause the Lock screen to appear blank with the default lock screen image if lock screen slideshow was enabled combined with “Automatically pick accent color from my background” in Personalization settings. [Bluetooth and Devices] We fixed an issue for Insiders with paired Bluetooth LE devices that was causing an increase in Bluetooth reliability issues and bugchecks after resume from hibernate or when Bluetooth was turned off. Fixed a crash with certain connected devices that could result in not being able to use Bluetooth. Mitigated an issue for certain connected devices that was resulting in unexpected beeping, lower than expected maximum volume, occasional Windows Audio service hangs, and volume seemingly getting stuck. Addressed an issue that was making certain scanners not work. Fixed an issue that could cause unexpected brightness changes when adding a monitor, closing then opening a laptop lid, changing resolution or orientation (including autorotation) or a in game setting or a full-screen mode at a different resolution. A new display driver being installed should no longer unexpectedly re-enable disabled devices, including graphics adapters. [Windowing] Min/Max buttons in the title bar of certain apps should no longer become distorted after turning off a contrast theme. Fixed an explorer.exe crash that could happen when using ALT + Tab. The keyboard focus in ALT + Tab and Task View should be easier to see now. [Microsoft Store] The following issues were fixed in the most recent Store updates: We fixed the issue where the install button might not be functional in limited scenarios. We also fixed an issue where rating and reviews were not available for some apps. [Chat from Microsoft Teams] Arabic and Hebrew languages will now allow changing Teams Settings. We fixed the issue where if you were making an outgoing call, there was no ring tone, but the user interface would show that the call is getting connected. [Other] Made a change to help improve Task Manager launch performance in certain scenarios where it was unexpectedly very slow. Addressed an issue that was making certain applications sometimes get the wrong color profile in multi-monitor scenarios. Fixed an underlying crash that was resulting in the recording and screenshot options in the Xbox Game Bar getting unexpectedly disabled. Addressed an underlying app deployment issue believed to be the root cause of Windows Security not launching on a small number of devices. The Windows Boot Loader text should now correctly say Windows 11. Fixed the logo in the Store apps troubleshooter. We did some work on WSL2 to help improve the performance and reliability of localhost relay. NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the active development branch may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11 after general availability on October 5th. In addition to the fixes, the firm has also listed a bunch of known issues that you should be aware of if you are running Dev channel builds. You can read through the list below. [General] Windows Insiders with Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) enabled will not receive this build. There is an issue in this build that causes PCs to bugcheck continuously with WDAG enabled. We hope to have this fixed in the next flight. We’re working on a fix for an issue that is causing some Surface Pro X devices to bug check with a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR. [Start] In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it. System and Windows Terminal is missing when right-clicking on the Start button (WIN + X). [Taskbar] The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods. [Search] After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again. Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box. [File Explorer] If you right click files in OneDrive locations in File Explorer, the context menu will unexpectedly dismiss when you hover over entries that open sub-menus, such as “Open with”. [Widgets] The widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again. Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors. [Windows Sandbox] We’re investigating an issue in which Windows Sandbox may not launch for some Insiders after upgrading to this build. [Microsoft Store] We continue to work to improve search relevance in the Store. [Localization] There is an issue where some Insiders may be some missing translations from their user experience for a small subset of languages running the latest Insider Preview builds. To confirm if you have been impacted, please visit this Answers forum post and follow the steps for remediation. In addition to the build, the firm has also confirmed that it will be preventing those Insiders running Dev channel builds on unsupported machines from receiving these new development builds. However, users will continue to receive cumulative updates leading up to the general availability of Windows 11 on 5th October. As mentioned earlier, the improvements made as part of the Dev channel build today are not tied to any specific Windows version, meaning they might be geared for release next year, as part of Windows 11’s annual update. Moving forward, users that opted to continue receiving Dev channel builds will need to perform a clean install to move to the Beta channel if they did not switch to the Beta channel before installing today’s build. Windows 11 build 22449 for the Dev channel brings a new startup animation and tons of fixes
  19. Microsoft today released the first Edge 95 build for the Dev channel, bringing a couple of new features and a bunch of improvements to the browser. The last build for the Dev channel released last week was the final build for version 94, which means that the firm is readying to release that version to the Beta channel sometime this week. The latest build also follows the new 4-week update cadence, meaning that the flights will be propagated to the Beta channel – and eventually the stable channel – sooner than earlier versions did. As for today’s build, there is not much in the way of huge features. The firm is adding the ability to use keyboard keys to ink on PDFs and screenshots captured through the in-build web capture tool. Additionally, the browser will also be able to sync payment cards’ data automatically to a Microsoft account via the browser itself. The firm is also highlighting the recently announced WebView 2 updates. Considering that this is the first Edge 95 build for the Dev channel, it is light on features, but there are a bunch of bug fixes, which is always welcome. As usual, the bug fixes are categorized into reliability improvements and fixes that address changed behavior. This week, the company has listed the improvements for the mobile client within a separate bullet point, giving a consolidated list for mobile alone, for those interested. Here are all the reliability improvements: Fixed an issue where interacting with autofill popups sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed a crash when dragging tabs between windows. Fixed a tab crash. Fixed a crash when closing tabs that contain Office documents. Fixed a crash when editing saved passwords in Settings. Fixed a crash on Mac when the management policy to Force Sign In is provisioned. Mobile issues: Fixed a crash when organizing favorites. Fixed a crash when deleting a favorite. Fixed a crash on launch. Fixed a crash when signing out of the browser. Fixed an issue where the browser fails to open. Fixed a hang when navigating to malicious sites that are blocked by SmartScreen. Fixed an issue where WebView2 apps sometimes crash soon after launching (Issue 1678). And here are the fixes that address changed behavior: Fixed an issue where searching Settings causes it to go blank. Fixed an issue where some Settings can’t be searched for. Fixed an issue where profiles get signed out or duplicated after updating the browser. Fixed an issue where a custom scale when printing isn’t retained between prints. Fixed an issue where the option to change a password in Password Settings doesn’t do anything. Fixed an issue where Rebates sometimes fail to be applied. Fixed an issue where Rebates sometimes fail with an error. Fixed an issue where Coupons sometimes aren’t found when they should be. Fixed an issue where the Web Widget doesn’t display properly. Fixed an issue where the Web Widget is missing some UI. Fixed an issue where MHT files sometimes don’t render properly. Mobile issues: Fixed an issue where the preference for desktop vs. mobile sites is sometimes reset after installing an update. Fixed an issue where signing into the browser sometimes fails for work and school accounts. Fixed an issue where navigating to certain websites takes an inordinate amount of time. WebView2 issues: Fixed an issue where a white flash sometimes appears when loading dark content (Issue 1621). Fixed an issue where more DLLs than necessary are sometimes added to projects (Issue 709). Fixed an issue where the wrong certificate is sometimes selected from the ClientCertificateRequested event (Issue 1666). Fixed an issue where a WebView object is sometimes not defined properly (Issue 1144). Fixed an issue where minimizing a WebView2 application sets focus incorrectly (Issue 238). Fixed an issue with error handling. As usual, the Redmond company has listed the known issues that it is aware of in the browser. This is handy for those who might want to switch to a more stable version if their workflow is broken due to these issues. As with every week, some of these issues have had their place on the list for a long time. Here is the complete list: Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on Youtube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See this help article for more details. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but we’re still rolling that out in Stable. We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. As mentioned earlier, those running Beta builds of the Edge browser should receive version 94 later this week. Edge 93 should also soon make it to the stable channel. As for today’s build, it will begin rolling out gradually, meaning not all users will be able to pull the update via the About Microsoft Edge settings page right away. First Edge 95 build for the Dev channel brings inking improvements and many fixes
  20. Microsoft today released the new 94.0.992.1 build for Edge Dev channel users. Microsoft says this is the last version built on Chromium 94, and that this build will soon come to the Beta channel. It will also roll out to Linux later this week. It brings the following new features: Added support for the Downloads popup in PWAs and websites installed as apps. Added a setting to control if Microsoft Rewards points are shown on the browser’s profile UI. Added the ability to open local HTML files on iOS. Added an API to WebView2 for launching the Browser Task Manager. Added an API to WebView2 to listen for browser exits. Added a management policy to control if the setting for Web RTC to Respect the OS Routing Table is Enabled. Note that updates to administrative templates or documentation may not be live yet. Re-added URL suggestions to error pages that result from mis-typed web addresses. Improved reliability: Fixed an issue where certain antivirus products prevent the browser from opening. Fixed a crash that happens when popups open or close. Fixed a crash when interacting with tabs. Fixed a crash when navigating to a website. Fixed a crash on launch. Fixed an issue where Guided Switch crashes the browser. Fixed a crash when saving autofill data from a popup that offered to save it. Fixed a crash on certain iPhones. Changed behaviour: Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes shows a profile error upon startup and duplicate profiles in the profile picker. Fixed an issue on Windows 11 where windows are sometimes blank or white. Fixed an issue where searching Settings causes it to go blank. Fixed an issue where searching in Settings sometimes doesn’t return any results when it should. Fixed an issue where Collections sometimes can’t be opened because the entry is grayed out. Fixed an issue where the current page sometimes can’t be added to a Collection. Fixed an issue where the page size is blank in Print Preview. Fixed an issue where the tab audio indicator sometimes doesn’t appear when it should. Fixed an issue where tooltips like the URL preview sometimes appear in incorrect places. Fixed an issue where Efficiency Mode doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where spellcheck sometimes gets unexpectedly disabled. Fixed an issue where spellcheck sometimes can’t be enabled. Fixed an issue where passwords imported from other browsers sometimes don’t sync. Fixed an issue on mobile where signing back in to verify a browser account when prompted to sometimes results in an error message that it doesn’t meet the criteria to access the resource. Fixed an issue on mobile where certain websites can’t be logged into. Fixed an issue on mobile where certain sites can’t be viewed in desktop mode. Fixed an issue on mobile where navigations are sometimes inordinately slow. Fixed an issue where the mouse sometimes becomes invisible in IE mode tabs. Fixed an issue where WebView2 applications sometimes show an ERR_SSL_CLIENT_AUTH_CERT_NEEDED error after updating. Fixed an issue in WebView2 where SetVirtualHostNameToFolderMapping doesn’t apply to child windows opened from the WebView2 application. Fixed an issue in WebView2 where a “not working” dialog sometimes appears. Known issues: Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on Youtube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See this help article for more details. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but we’re still rolling that out in Stable. We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. This Edge Dev channel update should download and install directly but in case it doesn’t then you can head to the Edge settings and manually update the browser. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 94.0.992.1 with PWA improvements, more
  21. The transition from Windows 10 to Windows 11 has been surprisingly smooth, with few real issues. The main reason is that Windows 11 is largely a re-skinned Windows 10 with rounded corners and few under-the-hood changes. That is about to change, however, going by a letter Microsoft is sending to Windows 11 Insiders. In the letter, Microsoft notes that new Dev builds will be diverging from the Windows 11 Microsoft is expected to deliver to consumers later this year and will feature “early development builds” which are expected to be a lot more unstable. Our readers will recall that Windows 11 was Microsoft’s hasty Plan C, after they failed to ship Windows 10X on both dual-screen tablets or single-screen laptops. These new builds will presumably be the real Windows 11, with more new features and deeper changes, sticking closer to Microsoft’s real vision of a next-generation operating system. Will our readers jump to the beta channel, are are you along for the wild Dev channel ride? Let us know below. via HTNovo Microsoft says new Dev Channel Windows 11 builds will be much more unstable
  22. Microsoft today released a new Windows 11 Insider Preview build for both Beta and Dev channel users. This has been the case in the past few weeks, where Insiders in both channels have been receiving the same builds. Build 22000.160 that is rolling out today brings with it – unsurprisingly – a couple of general improvements along with the usual crop of fixes. One significant addition comes in the way of the update to the Alarms and Clock app, which is now called Clock. The update had been teased by the firm in the past and brings with it new features such as Focus Timer, Spotify, and To Do integration. Additionally, Focus Sessions lets users set a timer to focus on tasks while listening to their Spotify playlists right within the app. There is also a Habit Building feature that lets users set goals and track their progress. Another change is to the estimates feature for Windows Updates that provides users an estimate of the time required for a restart when installing updates. The firm is removing the feature for those running these builds on traditional hard drives (HDDs), making it exclusive to SSD users. The company does add that it aims to bring back the feature after ironing out bugs. What’s still missing in these builds is support for running Android apps through the Microsoft Store via an in-built Amazon app store. While the company showed off the capability as part of the original Windows 11 announcement, the feature is nowhere to be found, even as builds have now begun rolling out to the Beta channel. It is anybody’s guess whether the feature will make it in time for the fall release of Windows 11. Additionally, Dev channel builds are usually not tied to a specific Windows release. With builds being released simultaneously for Dev and Beta, pointing towards a level of stability and completion of the OS, Dev channel users might soon begin testing bits of the OS that will be slated to make it into the version slated for release next year. This is why the firm is urging users interested in staying on stable builds to move to the Beta channel from the Dev channel. In addition to the new Clock app, today’s build also brings a single bug fix, which is odd considering that the OS is inching towards general availability. Here is the fix included in today’s build: Taskbar: We fixed an issue where the “location in use” icon was showing in the Taskbar sometimes even though the usage was blocked by your preferences. Along with the fix, there are a bunch of known issues that users must be aware of. The list is long and includes a few that have been on the list for a while. Here is everything that you should be aware of: [REMINDER] When upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or when installing an update to Windows 11, some features may be deprecated or removed. See details here. We’re investigating an issue where on some devices, when going to Settings > Windows Update > Windows Insider Program, only the “Stop getting preview builds” option is visible. This prevents Insiders from selecting a channel. We have posted a workaround on Answers. [BETA CHANNEL] We’re investigating reports from Insiders in the Beta Channel where after upgrading to Windows 11, they are not seeing the new Taskbar and the Start menu doesn’t work. To workaround this if you are impacted, please try going to Windows Update > Update history, uninstalling the latest cumulative update for Windows, and the reinstall it by checking for updates. We’re working on a fix for an issue that is causing some Surface Pro X devices to bug check with a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR. Start: In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it. System and Windows Terminal is missing when right-clicking on the Start button (WIN + X). Taskbar: The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods. Search: After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again. Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box. On pen enabled devices, apps may not launch from the Search panel. If you experience this issue, please log out and back in to resolve the issue. Settings: Certain searches using the search box in Settings may crash Settings. Bluetooth: We’re investigating reports from Insiders with paired Bluetooth LE devices that are experiencing an increase in Bluetooth reliability issues and bugchecks after resume from hibernate or when Bluetooth is turned off. Widgets: The widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again. Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors. [Family widget] Some users may see a ‘connect a device to see screen time activity’ message even with screen time settings enable. [Family widget] Location information may not be available for some users on iOS. Store: We are working to improve search relevance in the Store including resolving an issue where in some cases the ordering of search results is inaccurate. The install button might not be functional yet in some limited scenarios. Rating and reviews are not available for some apps. Windows Sandbox Within Windows Sandbox, the language input switcher does not launch after clicking the switcher icon on the Taskbar. As a workaround, users can switch their input language via any of the following hardware keyboard shortcuts: Alt + Shift, Ctrl + Shift, or Win + Space (the third option is available only if Sandbox is full-screened). Within Windows Sandbox, the IME context menu does not launch after clicking the IME icon in the Taskbar. As workarounds, users can access the functionalities of the IME context menu with either of following methods: Accessing the IME settings via Settings > Time & language > Language & region > (e.g. Japanese) three dots > Language options > (e.g. Microsoft IME) three dots > Keyboard options. Optionally, you may also enable the IME toolbar, an alternative UI to quickly invoke specific IME functions. Continuing from above, navigate to Keyboard options > Appearance > Use IME toolbar. Using the unique set of hardware keyboard shortcuts associated with each IME-supported language. (See: Japanese IME Shortcuts, Traditional Chinese IME Shortcuts). Localization There is an issue where some Insiders may be some missing translations from their user experience for a small subset of languages running the latest Insider Preview builds. To confirm if you have been impacted, please visit this Answers forum post and follow the steps for remediation. Chat from Microsoft Teams Experience is localized for English (US) only. Additional languages and locales forthcoming. When you make an outgoing call, while you do not hear a ring tone, the user interface shows that the call is getting connected. In a video call, sometimes people videos freeze or display a black image. There is a workaround to this issue, which is to pin the video that freezes and unpin it to fix the problem. When switching between calls, the previous call is not automatically put on hold, so audio and video streams continue on both calls. Be sure to complete a call before taking another. In addition to the build, Microsoft is today releasing the first ISO images for Windows 11. You can head here to download the ISOs and clean install the OS from scratch, something that you could not have done until now with Windows 11. Windows 11 build 22000.160 heads to Dev and Beta channels with a new Clock app and more
  23. Today Microsoft announced the preview availability of an enhanced inking experience in the latest Dev Channel builds of Microsoft Edge. Microsoft first introduced these enhancements during Build 2021, showcasing how this new web API, which has been implemented upstream in the Chromium open-source project, greatly reduces the latency between the tip of a physical stylus and ink as it’s drawn on the screen. From their initial experiments on Windows 11 Insider Preview Builds, they have measured up to a 240% improvement in latency, which is highlighted in green in the animation below: The new and improved inking experience on the web is now available by downloading the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Builds and running the code sample presented on Microsoft’s blog post on the latest Microsoft Edge Dev Channel. Technical Details In Chromium-based browsers today, pen events are first sent to the browser process, which in turn forwards these events to a web application’s JavaScript event loop. The time delay between when the browser process receives these events and when they reach the application can sometimes be significant, depending on the rest of the main thread, resulting in the latency seen when inking. To improve this, behind the scenes of the InkPresenter implementation on Windows 11, Microsoft Edge is using a new Windows API that will work directly with the operating system’s compositor to draw additional ink strokes outside of Microsoft Edge’s application loop. Thanks to this API, instead of waiting to deliver the event to the web application via JavaScript, we can take these points and provide them to the operating system compositor as soon as we receive them. The compositor can then connect the points with ink strokes and draw these strokes in the next frame that is to be presented to the screen, dramatically reducing latency. For operating systems like Windows 10 and Linux that don’t have this API, a polyfill implemented directly in Microsoft Edge will take over and provide predictive rendering for ink strokes beyond the last known trusted PointerEvent. This implementation is intended to work similarly to the Windows 11 API – it leverages the points that the browser knows about, along with some predicted points to draw an extension to the application’s ink stroke at the last moment. While the effect isn’t as powerful as the Windows 11 API, it can still provide a much-improved experience for users! Looking Ahead As mentioned in the introduction, the work to implement this API was done as an upstream contribution to the Chromium project and is turned on by default for any Chromium-based browsers. Going forward, Microsoft will be continuing to tune the prediction values provided by the Edge-implemented polyfill for non-Windows 11 installations. They hope to continue to see improvements in latency as they adjust the values and algorithm that the prediction system is using. To read more about the Ink API and track its progress along the standards track, you can visit the draft specification page on GitHub: Ink API. Developers can read more about implementing it at Microsoft here. Microsoft says Windows 11 Edge Ink API improves ink latency on the web by up to 240%
  24. It's a new week, which means it's time for a new Windows 11 build. Just like last week, the new build today is heading to Windows Insiders in both the Dev and Beta channels. The release heading out today is build 22000.132 and it brings with it a bunch of improvements such as the availability of Teams chat for Beta channel users. The firm is also adding out one-to-one and group audio and video calling, making the experience more complete. The build also features a few new in-box apps such as the new Snipping Tool that replaces both the old Snipping Tool and Snip & Sketch, bringing a unified solution. There is a new Calculator app that features the Windows 11 design language, and redesigned Mail and Calendar apps. Currently, these new apps are only rolling out via the Microsoft Store for the Dev channel, but it won’t be long before they will be made available for the Beta channel. The Microsoft Store update that headed to the Dev channel last week is also making it to Beta channel users this week. Currently, the firm is releasing Windows 11 builds for the Dev and Beta channels simultaneously as it prepares the OS for release, which is why the improvements being made are small tweaks and not major features. The builds usually heading out to the Beta channel are expected to be more stable, as they will eventually be promoted to the Release Preview channel, which is the last step before general availability. Additionally, this is the best time for users to switch to the Beta channel from the Dev channel and continue receiving Windows 11 builds that are part of the release that will happen later this year. Eventually, the Dev channel will move to a development branch that is not tied to any specific release. Those will bring less stable builds containing features slated to make it into the version of the OS expected to release next year. With that out of the way, here are all the improvements made in this build: Chat from Microsoft Teams is now available for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel. We’re also excited to begin rolling out one-to-one and group audio and video calling, with many of the features that you’ve come to expect. You can create and join meetings. You can toggle your microphone and camera on or off and choose your preferred speakers, mic, and camera with device settings. You can manage meeting information and options. You can share your screen, see the roster of participants, admit meeting participants from the lobby, chat and see people’s video in a gallery view. We’re excited to bring this experience to a growing network of people! The new Snipping Tool for Windows 11, updated Calculator app, and updated Mail and Calendar apps are rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel – see this blog post here for details! As expected, the build also brings a few fixes that address issues and bugs, further bringing overall usability improvements. The firm has listed those in a categorized manner. Here are all the bug fixes made with this build: Search: Did some work to address a scenario where the recent searches list displayed when hovering over the Search icon in the Taskbar was unexpectedly blank. Widgets: We fixed the issue where launching links from the widgets board wasn’t always invoking apps to the foreground. Clicking the widgets icon in the Taskbar should open it on the correct monitor now. Windows Sandbox: The Taskbar (Explorer.exe) should no longer repeatedly crash inside of Windows Sandbox. Other: Addressed an issue leading to some Insiders experiencing a bug check when attempting to roll back in the previous flight. Mitigated an issue that was making certain games go unresponsive after pressing the Enter key. Fixed an issue where the “location in use” indicator icon wasn’t showing up in the Taskbar when it should have been. Those running Dev and Beta channel builds can head to Windows Update and check for updates to pull Windows 11 build 22000.132. Additionally, you can also check out the list of known issues here. In case you want to move to the Beta channel from the Dev channel, you can check out our guide here. Windows 11 build 22000.132 for the Dev and Beta channels brings new in-box apps, more
  25. Microsoft today released the new v94.0.975.1 build for Edge Dev channel users. This new build comes with improved Sleeping Tabs, PNG image support and several bug fixes. Find the full change log of Edge Dev Channel build below. Added features: Added an option in Sleeping Tabs to put tabs to sleep after less than a minute of inactivity. Added how much resource savings Sleeping Tabs provide on the tab preview hover popup. Added support for using PNG images as the custom icons of PWAs. Enabled by default the ability to print to PDF in landscape layout. Enabled by default the improved installation dialog for PWAs/websites as apps. Added management policies: To control if the Password Generator is Enabled To control the Primary Password Setting on Mac To control if Application Guard Passive Mode is Enabled, which ignores the trusted and untrusted site lists To set the list to Add Edge Token To User Agent String For URLs, which is the list of sites that will see the “Edg” token appended to the UA String Added an option to the management policy to control Extension Settings that determines if the extension icon is pinned to the toolbar. Re-enabled Web Capture on Linux. Improved reliability: Fixed an issue where navigating to certain websites sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where clicking a Restart button in Settings crashes the browser. Fixed a crash during shutdown. Fixed a hang on launch. Fixed a crash on Android 12. Fixed an issue where windows become unresponsive after unplugging a monitor. Edge Dev Channel Changed behavior: Fixed an issue on Mac where the Appearance Settings page is blank. Fixed an issue on M1 Macs where the Password Settings page is blank. Fixed an issue where searching in Settings causes it to go blank. Fixed an issue where saving a PDF sometimes fails. Fixed an issue on mobile where profiles are removed after installing an update. Fixed an issue where extensions don’t work in PWAs or websites installed as apps. Fixed an issue where PWAs or websites installed as apps sometimes close on their own. Fixed an issue where searches initiated from context menus sometimes open blank search pages instead of searching for the expected term. Fixed an issue where sidebar searches sometimes don’t search for the correct text. Fixed an issue where using touch to scroll the vertical tabs pane also changes which tab is active. Fixed an issue where the Efficiency Mode toolbar icon sometimes can’t be hidden. Fixed an issue where non-shopping websites are sometimes added to Collections as if they were shopping websites. Fixed an issue where Collections are unexpectedly disabled. Fixed an issue where the active tab sometimes changes unexpectedly when dragging tab groups. Fixed an issue on Android where signing into Google fails. Fixed an issue in WebView2 apps where controls like dropdowns sometimes don’t work because they appear behind the window instead of on top of it. Fixed an issue where the entire browser sometimes flashes black when watching videos while browsing another page. Replaced the management policy to control if the setting to Open Microsoft Links In Edge is Enabled with the policy to control if Enhanced Link Opening In Edge is Enabled. Obsoleted the management policy to control if User Agent Client Hints are Enabled. Edge Dev Known issues: Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on Youtube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See this help article for more details. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but we’re still rolling that out in Stable. We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. This Edge Dev channel update should download and install directly but in case it doesn’t then you can head to the Edge settings and manually update the browser. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 94.0.975.1 with improved Sleeping Tabs and more
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