Insider Windows 11 Insider Preview Dev Build 22523 (rs_prerelease) - Dec. 15


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Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22523 to the Dev Channel.

TL;DR

  • ARM64 PCs will be offered this build.
  • We are providing ISOs for this build which can be downloaded here.
  • This will be our final flight for the holidays. See you in 2022!

Changes and Improvements

  • We are showing snap groups in ALT + TAB and Task View just like when you hover open apps on the taskbar, and you see them there, with all Insiders in the Dev Channel. just like when you hover open apps on the taskbar, and you see them there, with all Insiders in the Dev Channel.

  • When File Explorer is open to This PC, the add media server and (if appropriate) remove media server option is now available when you click the “…” in the command bar.
  • As part of our ongoing effort to bring over settings from Control Panel into the Settings app:
    • Links to Programs & Features in Control Panel will now open to Settings > Apps > Installed Apps.

    • We’re moving Uninstall Updates (for cumulative updates, etc.) from Control Panel to a new page in Settings under Settings > Windows Update > Update History.

Fixes

[Taskbar]
  • Fixed an issue related to text input initialization that could lead to the shell (for example, Start menu and search) becoming non-responsive on ARM64 PCs.
  • The battery icon tooltip should no longer unexpectedly show a percent above 100.
  • App icons should no longer overlap the date & time on secondary monitors when there are a lot of open apps.
[File Explorer]
  • Did some work to address an issue that was leading to losing keyboard focus sometimes after pressing Enter when using F2 to rename OneDrive files.
[Spotlight collection]
  • After enabling spotlight collection, your first image (after Whitehaven Beach) should arrive a little faster now.
  • Added icons to the spotlight collection context menu entries.
[Input]
  • Improved reliability of invoking voice typing.
  • Fixed an issue where the border of our text input experiences (voice typing, emoji panel, etc) wasn’t drawing correctly when a contrast theme was enabled.
  • Mitigated an intermittent crash with the pen menu process if it was launched and then immediately closed before the launch happened.
[Widgets]
  • We fixed the issue causing links to not open properly when opening the widgets board using hover.
[Settings]
  • Settings content should no longer get truncated off the side of the window when making the Settings window small.
  • Settings should no longer sporadically crash when opening comboboxes, which was impacting certain settings such as the ability to set custom click actions for the pen.
  • Addressed an issue where the “Add a device” option in Bluetooth & Devices was silently crashing when trying to connect new Bluetooth devices.
  • Added a number of keywords to make the Voice Access feature appear in settings search results.
[Other]
  • Fixed an issue that was causing ARM64 PCs to experience bug checks citing a memory management error in the previous flight.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing DWM to crash (causing the screen to flash repeatedly) when trying to use certain apps.
  • Mitigated an issue leading to certain apps hanging when Narrator was running.
  • Added some missing information when examining the details in the properties of narratorquickstart.exe.
  • Addressed an issue where Narrator would not respond to UIA events such as notifications, live regions or text events.
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]
  • You may be unable to sign-in to certain apps such as Feedback Hub. Restarting your PC should correct the issue.
  • We’re investigating reports that some Insiders are seeing driver and firmware update failures in recent builds with the error 0x8007012a.
[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.
  • The network icon sometimes goes missing in the taskbar when it’s supposed to be there. If you encounter this, please try using Task Manager to restart explorer.exe.
  • If you have multiple monitors connected to your PC and right-click on the date and time on the taskbar on your primary monitor, it will crash explorer.exe
[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.
[Settings]
  • When viewing the list of available Wi-Fi networks, the signal strength indicators do not reflect the correct signal strength.
  • Settings may crash when going to System > Display > HDR.
  • There is a blank entry under Bluetooth & Devices.
[Spotlight collection]
  • If you’re using spotlight collection, the current image does not currently migrate on upgrade, which may leave you with a black desktop background after upgrading to this build. This should be addressed in the next flight.
[Widgets]
  • Changing the taskbar alignment can cause the Widgets button to disappear from taskbar.
  • Widgets board may not have the correct resolution when hovering the entry point on a secondary monitor.
  • The Widgets board may be temporarily blank.
  • When having multiple monitors, Widgets content on taskbar may get out of sync between monitors.
  • With the taskbar left-aligned, information such as temperature is not shown. This will be fixed in a future update.
[Voice access]
  • Some text authoring commands, e.g., “select that” or “delete that”, may not work as expected across Windows applications.
  • Recognition of some punctuation marks and symbols such as @ sign is not accurate.

For developers

You can download the latest Windows Insider SDK at aka.ms/windowsinsidersdk.

SDK NuGet packages are now also flighting at NuGet Gallery | WindowsSDK which include:
These NuGet packages provide more granular access to the SDK and better integrate in CI/CD pipelines.

About the Dev Channel

We have moved the Dev Channel back to receiving builds from our active development branch (RS_PRERELEASE). These builds are from the earliest stage in a new development cycle with the latest work-in-progress code from our engineers. These aren’t always stable builds, and sometimes you will see issues that block key activities or require workarounds while flighting in the Dev Channel. It is important to make sure you read the known issues listed in our blog posts as we document many of these issues with each flight.

These builds are also not matched to a specific release. New features and OS improvements from these builds could show up in future Windows releases when they’re ready, and we may deliver them as full OS updates or servicing releases.

Build numbers are higher in the Dev Channel than the Windows 11 preview builds in the Beta and Release Preview Channels. You will not be able to switch from the Dev Channel to the Beta or Release Preview Channels without doing a clean install back to the released version of Windows 11 currently.

Are you not seeing any of the features listed for this build? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you’re in the Dev Channel. Submit feedback here to let us know if things weren’t working the way you expected.

The desktop watermark you see at the lower right corner of your desktop is normal for these pre-release builds.

Important Insider Links

Thanks,
Amanda & Brandon


Source: Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22523


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Updating system 1 with Core Isolation on to see if it fails.

Update,
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I've had a problem with 11 right click menus from the start. When I hovered on any line, it was whited out. This build appears to have solved that problem. Permanently, I hope. :)
 

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Anyone find that manual re-sizing, especially diagonal, is really touchy?

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I've heard it been said...
There are times when the Skype Window can't be resized on my second monitor. I have to bring it back to my main monitor, resize, then put it on the secondary monitor.
 

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There are times when the Skype Window can't be resized on my second monitor. I have to bring it back to my main monitor, resize, then put it on the secondary monitor.
Wow, what a pain. Seems like lot of extra steps, and trouble.
 

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Wow, what a pain. Seems like lot of extra steps, and trouble.
It is, but the group is pretty active, so I need Skype. :(
 

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On Windows 10, there's a margin of 6-8 pixels...

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... on Windows 11, there's barely 2...

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I have been meaning to ask, is there a way to manually use the keyboard to maximize all 4 sides of a window to the edge for all 4 sides?
 

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I have been meaning to ask, is there a way to manually use the keyboard to maximize all 4 sides of a window to the edge for all 4 sides?
Like "Alt+Spacebar+x" or did you mean something else?
 

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I have been meaning to ask, is there a way to manually use the keyboard to maximize all 4 sides of a window to the edge for all 4 sides?
Do you mean stretch to edges or maximize proper?
 

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What I meant was like if I opened a browser window and I wanted the left, right, top and bottom to all be at the edge of the screen so the window is full size without having to click on maximize.

WinKey+▲ and Alt+Spacebar+X would be the same as clicking on the icon on the left of the X. What I meant is when dragging with the mouse, sometimes it never stretches to the edge completely and I will see a little bit of whatever is under it.

Win+right arrow would appear to do the top, bottom and right of the window as it will stretch on those three sides but you still have to manually stretched the left border on your own which still has the same problem as sometimes it will not go all the way to the left edge.

It seems like when either you drag or use Win+Right arrow, it does not expand as much as when you maximize the window.
 

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I meant Maximize obviously works as it shows up as:
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Is there a way to stretch the window from the keyboard on all 4 sides while keeping it as:
1639968239611.png

As it seems the bottom one would show the lines for the borders of the window while the other one does not.
 

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What I meant was like if I opened a browser window and I wanted the left, right, top and bottom to all be at the edge of the screen so the window is full size without having to click on maximize.

WinKey+▲ and Alt+Spacebar+X would be the same as clicking on the icon on the left of the X. What I meant is when dragging with the mouse, sometimes it never stretches to the edge completely and I will see a little bit of whatever is under it.

Win+right arrow would appear to do the top, bottom and right of the window as it will stretch on those three sides but you still have to manually stretched the left border on your own which still has the same problem as sometimes it will not go all the way to the left edge.

Oh! I get what you're asking now . . .

I don't think you can do that from the keyboard; if you can, I haven't found it.

It's a simple matter to click on the maximize button to open full screen, though. Just about the fastest way I know of.
 

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Generally, when I manually resize a window, the next time I open it, it will stay like I resized it. If I want it to stretch to full screen, I have to manually resize it. Then when I reopen, it should still be stretched all the way open.

Say I open Skype and want it to be full screen; I can manually stretch it all the way out. When I close Skype, then reopen it, it stays full screen.
Clicking maximize is one way to do it but sometimes don't even ask me why, I like seeing the lines on the edge of the border. When I manually stretch with the mouse, the top/bottom and left are usually fine but the right hand side is the one that seems to miss the edge by a little bit and it's like I have to put the mouse pointer directly in the middle and sometimes I can drag more but sometimes it can't and then I noticed when I am using the browser which was what I stretched, I can still see that thin line from whatever is under it. I use Tabs Outliner so when I click, it will always open those tabs in a small window even though the initial browser window opens up in full size. What I used to do was spend time stretching it manually but now I just maximize it with the maximize button on the thing on the left of the X.
 

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I meant Maximize obviously works as it shows up as:
View attachment 16647

Is there a way to stretch the window from the keyboard on all 4 sides while keeping it as:
View attachment 16648

As it seems the bottom one would show the lines for the borders of the window while the other one does not.
Here's a list of keyboard shortcuts for Windows. What you're looking for might be in there.

I would look, but I don't have time right now.

 

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