Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22458

Hi All, a couple of days ago Microsoft released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22458 to the Dev Channel.

Smooth upgrades on all my devices, a few strange effects are still here, central start button alignment isn’t fixed yet, probably one for the next flight (FBH: https://aka.ms/AAdsxux)

A strange purple box showed up behind systray, the color & process explorer point out this has something to do with Teams.exe (FBH: https://aka.ms/AAdtm91)

The new integrated Teams Chat client isn’t aware af a call being picked up on another device, when signed in on multiple devices answering a call renders the other device to keep ringing (FBH: https://aka.ms/AAdtp81)

A strange issue happening on some of my devices, Typing to quickly select files or folders in explorer doesn’t always react as expected (FBH: https://aka.ms/AAdsq60)

Happy upgrading!

Changes and Improvements

  • We added a link to the sign-in options under the power menu on Start. (Note: this change first appeared in Build 22454 last week but we’re documenting it here this week as it was missed.)
A link to sign-in options has been added to the power menu on Start.
A link to sign-in options has been added to the power menu on Start.
  • [ADDED 9/16] This build includes a change that aligns the enforcement of the Windows 11 system requirements on Virtual Machines (VMs) to be the same as it is for physical PCs. Previously created VMs running Insider Preview builds may not update to the latest preview builds. In Hyper-V, VMs need to be created as a Generation 2 VM. Running Windows 11 in VMs in other virtualization products from vendors such as VMware and Oracle will continue to work as long as the hardware requirements are met. For more details on the Windows 11 system requirements – see this blog post here.

Fixes

[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).

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 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.

Try the Tips app for Windows 11

We’re introducing a refreshed Tips app for Windows 11 that reflects the new look and feel of Windows 11 (with acrylic material), plus additional UX updates. We’ve updated the Tips app with 100+ new tips to help you get started on Windows 11 and learn new things—discover keyboard shortcuts, find ways to optimize your PC, dive into productivity tips for Office, power up your gaming on Windows, and much more! We’re able to fine-tune and add new tips at anytime as we hear feedback from you.

The new Tips app for Windows 11 showing a tip for navigating with touch.
The new Tips app for Windows 11 showing a tip for navigating with touch.

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. You’ll find tips in 36 languages—tips around the globe! Be sure to do the Quests for the Tips app now live in Feedback Hub. We’ll release the new Tips app to Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels soon.

source: Windows Blogs

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22454

Hi All, Last Thursday Microsoft released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22454 to the Dev Channel.

Upgrade took a bit longer than previous builds but went fine & smooth

The Taskbar start button auto alignement is having some issues on this build, using alt+tab still gets you where you want to go.

(https://aka.ms/AAdsxux)

Typing in the 1st few letters of a file name in file explorer for quick select doesn’t seem to work as expected, (https://aka.ms/AAdsq60)

Happy Upgrading!

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.
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.
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.

[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 Linx (WSL) & Hyper-V]

  • [ADDED 9/10] We’re investigating reports of both WSL2 and Hyper-V not working on this build on ARM64 PCs such as the Surface Pro X.

source: Windows Blogs

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.184

Hello All, Last Thursday Microsoft released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.184 to the Beta Channel and commercial PCs in the Release Preview Channel.

Fixes

[General]

Known issues

[General]

  • 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’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 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.

[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.

[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 ShortcutsTraditional Chinese IME Shortcuts).

source: Windows Blogs

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22449

Hi All, Last Thursday Microsoft released not only the 22000.176 to the Beta Channel but also the 1st new RS_PRERelease 22449 Build to the Dev Channel.

You may notice that this build number is higher than the Windows 11 preview builds you’ve been receiving. That’s because we’re moving the Dev Channel back to receiving builds from our active development branch (RS_PRERELEASE). This means the builds released to the Dev Channel no longer match the Windows 11 experience that will be released to customers on October 5th.

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. Because of being at the earliest stage of a new development cycle, you won’t see new features or major changes in these builds right away. 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.

For those of you who are new to the Windows Insider Program and flighting of OS updates – check out this article for how flighting works and what to expect in each of our channels.

UPDATE 7:10PM PDT: Recently, Windows Insiders in both the Dev and Beta Channels began reporting that Start and Taskbar were unresponsive and Settings and other areas of the OS wouldn’t load. We quickly discovered an issue with a server-side deployment that went out to Insiders and canceled that deployment. If you were impacted by this issue, you can use the following steps to get back into a working state on your PC.

  • Step 1: Use CTRL-ALT-DEL and choose to open Task Manager.
  • Step 2: Choose “More details” at the bottom of Task Manager to expand Task Manager.
  • Step 3: Go to “File” and choose “Run new task”.
  • Step 4: Type “cmd” in the “Open” field.
  • Step 5: Paste the following (everything in bold):
    reg delete HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\IrisService /f && shutdown -r -t 0
  • Step 6: Hit enter, and then your PC should reboot. After rebooting, everything should be back to normal.

Upgrades went smooth here, none of the above issues spotted, 2 devices did not get the new build offered because they had WDAG enabled (an issue in the new build could cause repeated GSOD), if you want to get it now you temp need to remove WDAG, or you can wait for a later build with a fix

Tested the removal of WDAG on one device & instantly got the 22449 build offered in Windows update

Newly opened Edge windows seem to be unresponsive for a few seconds, trying to capture this one for feedback…

Happy Upgrading & Bug Hunting!

What’s new in Build 22449

SMB compression behavior change

We first introduced SMB compression in Windows Server 2022 & Windows 11. SMB compression allows an administrator, user, or application to request compression of files as they transfer over the network. This removes the need to first deflate a file manually with an application, copy it, then inflate on the destination PC. Compressed files will consume less network bandwidth and take less time to transfer, at the cost of slightly increased CPU usage during transfers.

Based on testing and analysis, we have changed the default behavior of compression. Previously, the SMB compression decision algorithm would attempt to compress the first 524,288,000 bytes (500MiB) of a file during transfer and track that at least 104,857,600 bytes (100MiB) compressed within that 500-MB range. If fewer than 100 MiB were compressible, SMB compression stopped trying to compress the rest of the file. If at least 100 MiB compressed, SMB compression attempted to compress the rest of the file. This meant that very large files with compressible data – for instance, a multi-gigabyte virtual machine disk – were likely to compress but a relatively small file – even a very compressible one – would not compress.

Starting in Build 22449, we will no longer use this decision algorithm by default. Instead, if compression is requested, we will always attempt to compress. If you wish to modify this new behavior to return to a decision algorithm, please see this article: Understanding and controlling compression behaviors.

Please use the Feedback Hub to give feedback or report issues with SMB compression, using the Files, Folders, and Online Storage > File Sharing category.

Changes and Improvements

  • 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.
Progressive ring animation
  • 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.

Fixes

[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.

Known issues

[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.

Reminder on Insider Participation & Settings

In our June 24th blog post, we announced that all Windows Insiders who had already been installing builds from the Dev Channel on their PCs up through June 24, 2021, would be allowed to continue installing Windows 11 Insider Preview builds even if their PC did not meet the minimum hardware requirements, with limited exceptions in some cases.

In support of the Windows 11 hardware requirements, the minimum requirement for previewing Window 11 builds in our Windows Insider Program was set to match the overall requirements for Windows 11, with the exception for TPM 2.0 and CPU family/model – the yellow column in the chart below. These PCs will continue to receive Insider Preview builds normally depending on which channel they have opted their PC into.

Chart outlining Windows 11 hardware requirements in the Dev Channel.
Chart outlining Windows 11 hardware requirements in the Dev Channel.

There were a set of PCs, already running preview builds in the Dev Channel up through June 24, 2021, that fell below the requirements stated above, and failed hardware requirements beyond TPM 2.0 and CPU family. Those PCs, represented in the red column in the graph above, had a limited exception to preview Windows 11 builds until general availability, and would then need to take action to go back to Windows 10 and would not receive future Windows 11 preview builds. Now that we are moving Dev Channel forward with newer Windows 11 builds than what will be released to customers on October 5th, those PCs have been opted out of flighting and likely see the message below in the Windows Insider Program settings page. However, they will still receive Windows 11 Cumulative Updates leading up to general availability.

Notice on Windows Insider Program settings page on PCs that were given an exception to install Windows 11 previews on June 24th.
Notice on Windows Insider Program settings page on PCs that were given an exception to install Windows 11 previews on June 24th.

source: Windows Blogs

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.176

Hi all, Last Thursday Microsoft Release Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.176 to the Beta Channel!

And also made Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.176 available to commercial PCs in the Release Preview Channel. Please see this blog post for all the details.

UPDATE 7:10PM PDT: Recently, Windows Insiders in both the Dev and Beta Channels began reporting that Start and Taskbar were unresponsive and Settings and other areas of the OS wouldn’t load. We quickly discovered an issue with a server-side deployment that went out to Insiders and canceled that deployment. If you were impacted by this issue, you can use the following steps to get back into a working state on your PC.

  • Step 1: Use CTRL-ALT-DEL and choose to open Task Manager.
  • Step 2: Choose “More details” at the bottom of Task Manager to expand Task Manager.
  • Step 3: Go to “File” and choose “Run new task”.
  • Step 4: Type “cmd” in the “Open” field.
  • Step 5: Paste the following (everything in bold):
    reg delete HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\IrisService /f && shutdown -r -t 0
  • Step 6: Hit enter, and then your PC should reboot. After rebooting, everything should be back to normal.

Changes and Improvements

  • People want to get closer to the things they love, faster. This is why commonly used experiences like Search, Task View, Widgets and Chat are pinned to the Taskbar in Windows 11. To manage which of these icons are pinned to the Taskbar in one place, simply right-click on the Taskbar and select “Taskbar settings” to open the Taskbar Settings page and choose which system icon to hide. If you hid any of these system icons previously and want to unhide them – you can do this via the Taskbar Settings page.

Fixes

[General]

  • We fixed an issue 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.
  • We mitigated an issue that was resulting some users hitting in an unexpected error when trying to take pictures with certain USB cameras.
  • When setting up Windows Hello in OOBE, we’ve added a new link to learn more about Windows Hello.

[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.

[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.

Known issues

[General]

  • 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.

[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.

[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 > <each IME language> (e.g. Japanese) three dots > Language options > <each IME> (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 ShortcutsTraditional 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.

Microsoft Store

We are rolling out an update for Store (version 22108.1401.11.0) to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel that includes the following improvements:

  • A complete visual overhaul of the Library UI, with simpler navigation and better performance to boot.
The new visual overhaul of the Library page in the Microsoft Store.
The new visual overhaul of the Library page in the Microsoft Store.
  • We updated our Spotlight design for promoted products in the Microsoft Store app. Hover over an option to get a sneak peak of what’s inside.
You can now hover over items in Spotlight in the Microsoft Store to see more details.
You can now hover over items in Spotlight in the Microsoft Store to see more details.

source: Windows Blogs

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.168

Hi All, last Friday Microsoft Released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.168 to everyone in the Dev and Beta Channels!

Upgrades went smooth on all devices,

Explorer still as some issues on multi-monitor devices, causing it to crash a couple of times a day (FeedbackHub: https://aka.ms/AAdhpvd)

Pinned Clipboard history items are blank after the upgrade, happened in previous builds & reapeared after a few days/reboots (FeedbackHub: https://aka.ms/AAdnlhn)

Blank pinned items in clipboard history

Widgets are invisible, clicking the location of a widget does lauch the corresponding app (FeedbackHub: https://aka.ms/AAdp6xb)

empty / invisible widgets

Changes and Improvements

  • We are delighted to announce Chat with Microsoft Teams now supports multiple languages. Starting today, you can use Chat app either with OS language setting and/or independent Teams Language setting. Chat with Microsoft Teams will support following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (UK), English US, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian (Bokmal), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian Latin, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Valencian, Vietnamese, and Welsh.
  • We’re introducing the new Microsoft 365 Widget! This widget brings relevant documents, news and meeting recordings (with more to come!) to enterprise users. This widget will only be available if you are signed in with your AAD account on your PC running Windows 11. In a time when information overload is a major concern for most workers, this personalized list will help users stay on top of their work and find the information they need with ease. To check it out just open widgets and click the “Add Widgets” button and select the Microsoft 365 Widget. We hope you love it!
The new Microsoft 365 widget, with “you frequently open this” and “trending” files.
The new Microsoft 365 widget, with “you frequently open this” and “trending” files.

Fixes

  • Search:
    • We’ve addressed an underlying issue in the last couple flights for pen enabled devices that was resulting in Search getting into a state where it wasn’t possible to launch apps from the results.
  • Settings:
    • We fixed an issue where typing certain phrases into the search box in Settings were crashing Settings sometimes.
  • Widgets:
    • When using the Family widget, you should no longer unexpectedly see a message saying ‘connect a device to see screen time activity’ despite there being available activity to display.
  • Chat from Microsoft Teams:
    • We fixed the issue where sometimes videos would freeze or display a black image during video calls.
    • We also fixed the issue where if you switched between calls, the previous call is not automatically put on hold, so audio and video streams continue with both calls.

Known issues

  • [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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ShortcutsTraditional 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
      • Arabic and Hebrew languages currently does not allow changing Teams Settings. To change Settings in Teams, please sign out and switch to another language.
      • When you make an outgoing call, while you do not hear a ring tone, the user interface shows that the call is getting connected.

Microsoft Store

We have rolled out an update for Store (version 22108.1401.9.0.) to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel first. This update includes the following improvements:

  • A complete visual overhaul of the Library UI, with simpler navigation and better performance to boot.
The new visual overhaul of the Library page in the Microsoft Store.
The new visual overhaul of the Library page in the Microsoft Store.
  • We updated our Spotlight design for promoted products in the Microsoft Store app. Hover over an option to get a sneak peak of what’s inside.
You can now hover over items in Spotlight in the Microsoft Store to see more details.
You can now hover over items in Spotlight in the Microsoft Store to see more details.

We hope to roll out a Store update with these improvements to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel if no blocking issues are discovered in the Dev Channel!

source: Windows Blogs

Event: TechNine | IT Pro Insights | September 2021 Virtual Edition

We’d love to see you among us at our next TechNine event on the 7th of September 2021.

Agenda:

20h00 – Kelvin Tegelaar

Automation with Azure Functions

Azure Functions are a great option for all your Azure administration, event driven scripts and interaction with data in storage accounts or databases. But how do you use them? In this talk, Microsoft MVP Kelvin Tegelaar will take a look at the possibilities, structures and connections with some real-world examples as guide. After that, Kelvin will show you how to get started with creating and deploying your own Azure Function Apps.

21h20: Little break and let’s talk about it afterwards

Tune in for some technical updates on the latest Microsoft technologies.

When?

Tuesday, September 7th 2021

20:00 – 23:00 CEST

Where?

Online evenement

Register Here

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.160

Hi All, last Thursday Microsoft release Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.160 to everyone in the Dev and Beta Channels!

Smooth upgrades on all devices here alse the 2 that didn’t show the last one 👍🐱‍👤

No explorer crash so far, looks like that one’s fixed too

Happy Upgrading!

ISOs now available

Today we are releasing the ISOs for Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.132 to our Windows Insider Preview Downloads page. You can use these ISOs to do a clean installation or in-place upgrade.

As you use these ISOs to install Windows 11, you will go through the new Windows 11 setup experience (often referred to as the “out of box experience” or OOBE for short) which is designed to build excitement for Windows 11 right from the moment you turn on a new Windows 11 PC for the very first time. Based on your feedback, we have added the ability to name your PC during the setup experience too. After running through the setup experience, the Get Started app is a new first run experience app that will help you quickly get setup on a new PC. Try these things out and let us know what you think!

You can now name your device directly within the Windows 11 setup experience (OOBE).
You can now name your device directly within the Windows 11 setup experience (OOBE).

Changes and Improvements

  • The new Clock app for Windows 11 with Focus Sessions has begun rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. See this blog post for all the details!
  • We have been testing the ability to see estimates for how long a restart for updates would take in places like the power menu under Start, in restart notifications, on the Windows Update Settings page and inside the Windows Update icon that shows up at the lower right of Taskbar. We are making a small adjustment for this feature so that it only shows on PCs with SSDs. If your PC has a standard HDD, you will no longer see estimates. We hope to bring estimates back to PCs with HDDs once we iron out a few more bugs.

Fixes

  • 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.

Known issues

  • [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 ShortcutsTraditional 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.

source: Windows Blogs

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.132

Hi all,

Last week Microsoft Released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.132 to everyone in the Dev and Beta Channels!

For those in the Dev Channel, the new snipping tool update is here and it’s got dark mode! (check for app updates after the upgrade if you don’t see it right a way)

Smooth upgrades here, only 2 devices just nog getting the upgrade… check for updates shows no build, checking under insider program a riminder shows up there’s a new build…. the team is on it to fix this.

Explorer’s still crashing a random on 2 monitor systems but seems a lot less than before. (Feedback Hub https://aka.ms/AAdhpvd)

Quick Assist has a strange bug, 1st time you connect to a remote system the remot escreen is fitted into the initial connection window, non-resizable if you run into this relaunch the app & it will be fine on the 2nd attempt (Feedback Hub: https://aka.ms/AActejg)

Happy Upgrades!

Changes and Improvements

  • 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 design of the experience features rounded corners, effects, and visuals coherent with the rest of the Windows 11 experience.
Video call via Chat from Microsoft Teams.
  • 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!

Fixes

  • 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.

Known issues

  • [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.
  • 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.
    • [ADDED] We’re investigating reports from Insiders with paired Bluetooth LE devices that they’re are experiencing an increase in Bluetooth reliability issues and bug checks 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 ShortcutsTraditional 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.

Microsoft Store

We are beginning to roll out the Store update (version 22108.1401.0) with auto-scrolling on Spotlight, new gaming PDP (product detail page) design, and the new Ratings and Reviews dialog to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel.

When browsing, we’ll automatically scroll through content so you can discover your next favorite app, movie, or game.
When browsing, we’ll automatically scroll through content so you can discover your next favorite app, movie, or game.

source: Windows Blogs

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.120

Hi All, a few days ago Microsoft released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.120 to everyone in the Dev and Beta Channels!

Upgrade went smooth a very fast on all devices here!

After the 1st boot, Widgets seemed to act up a bit, pressing the icon in the taskbar resulted in an empty window (FBH: https://aka.ms/AAdcpzi)

empty Widgets window

Explorer.exe still has a tendancy to crash at random moments (FBH: https://aka.ms/AAd9itj)

Gamebar.exe crashes when resuming from stand-by (FBH: https://aka.ms/AAddh88)

Enjoy upgrading!

Changes and Improvements

  • We are introducing a new Family widget for MSA accounts! It is available in all Windows languages and regions. It allows you to see recent activity from members of your Microsoft family group.
The new Family widget allows you to see recent activity from members of your Microsoft family group.
The new Family widget allows you to see recent activity from members of your Microsoft family group.
  • We are beginning to rollout notification badging for the Chat icon on the Taskbar. Not everyone will see it right away at first.
  • Made some adjustments to improve how the close button looks like in the Taskbar preview windows.
  • When changing backgrounds for Desktops, even if Settings is already open, using Choose Background via Task View will now force Settings to move to whichever Desktop you’re actually on.
  • Moved the Identify button in Display Settings to be right under the control for arranging your monitors (when you have multiple monitors connected) so it’s easier to find.
  • We’ve updated File Explorer’s context menu to be a little more compact for mouse users.
  • Updated the “New” button in the File Explorer’s command bar to use a dropdown menu style with all options in one list instead of a nested list.
  • We’ve made some adjustments to improve the use of space and thumbnail sizes within ALT + Tab, Task View and snap assist.

Fixes

  • Taskbar:
    • The virtual touchpad is now available again to be enabled in Taskbar Settings.
    • The Task View flyout will no longer dismiss when you start typing when attempting to rename your Desktops.
    • The Task View flyout should now display in the correct direction for Insiders using the Arabic or Hebrew display language.
    • When Cortana is set up for voice activation, hovering over the microphone icon in the Taskbar corner will now say “Your assistant is ready to respond” instead of “Host process for Windows Services”.
    • DPI changes should no longer cause icon duplication and overlapping in the Taskbar corner.
    • Adjusted the calendar flyout header spacing to give a bit more room in response to feedback that the days of the week were wrapping in some languages.
    • Fixed an issue where if you updated your preferred first day of the week, it wouldn’t be reflected in the calendar flyout until you signed out and back in.
    • Your preferred calendar flyout state (expanded or collapsed) should now persist reboot.
    • Fixed a race condition for Insiders will multiple monitors related to the Taskbar that was causing Start menu to fly up into the corner of the screen, and explorer.exe to crash when you tried hovering over the Task View button on secondary monitors.
    • Mitigated an issue that could trigger an explorer.exe crash loop for Insiders running Windows with multiple monitors.
    • Based on our analysis of the previous flight, we believe the explorer.exe crash loop for Turkish Insiders when their laptops were at 100% charge has been addressed and we are removing this from the known issues list.
    • Clicking the widgets icon on your secondary monitor should now open widgets on that monitor instead of your primary one.
    • Right-clicking on the Taskbar with a pen should no longer cause a crash.
    • Addressed an issue that was making app icons in the Taskbar blurry for some Insiders.
    • We’ve done some work to address an issue where app icons in the Taskbar could become stuck in a blank state when loading.
    • Fixed an issue that was making explorer.exe crash when clicking the Task View button.
    • Fixed an issue where the Chat window was getting stuck on the screen.
    • Clicking Chat on a secondary monitor should now launch it in the correct position and DPI.
    • We’ve done some work to address an issue where the Taskbar preview windows were getting stuck on the screen and not dismissing when you clicked something else.
    • To address an issue where pressing F7 with focus set to the Taskbar would lock up the taskbar, we’ve made a change so that the caret browsing prompt will no longer appear if F7 is pressed somewhere where a text block is not present.
    • If you press WIN + B followed by the arrow keys, you will now be able to navigate to all the elements in the taskbar corner without needing to press Tab first.
    • Badges on the app icons on secondary monitors should now be in sync with what’s showing on the primary monitor.
  • Settings:
    • Settings will no longer crash when clicking “Facial recognition (Windows Hello)” under Sign-in Settings when Windows Hello is already set up.
    • We fixed an issue where in navigating to Settings > Network & Internet > Ethernet could unexpectedly change the network profile type. If you are an ethernet user, please check your settings after upgrading to this build to ensure your desired network profile type is selected and change it if it isn’t.
    • Fixed an issue where setting your IP address in Network Settings wasn’t working in certain cases.
    • Editing your VPN proxy details in Settings should no longer cause Settings to crash.
    • Fixed another issue causing Power & Battery Settings to crash.
    • Also fixed an issue that could make Settings crash specifically if you went to look at the 7-day battery usage graph in Power & Battery Settings.
    • The progress bars in Settings are now properly accent colored.
    • Saving custom themes in Personalization Settings should now work.
    • Hooked up some Get Help links that stopped pointing to specific guidance after the Settings updates introduced in Windows 11.
    • Hovering over the toggle switches in Settings will no longer make them disappear.
    • Fixed an issue that could cause search in Settings to be in a permanently broken state, saying “No result” for every search.
    • Did some work to help address an issue where you would see a big solid accent color area while resizing the Settings window.
    • Settings should no longer flash green on launch.
    • We’ve done some work to fix an issue that was causing random crashes on Settings pages with lists, as well as an issue causing random crashes on Settings pages with radio buttons.
    • Links to specific Settings pages will now properly navigate to the correct page in Settings when Settings isn’t already open.
    • Your profile picture in Settings should no longer have an unexpected square backplate when transparency is enabled.
    • Added in the missing progress bar when uninstalling apps under Apps & Features in Settings.
    • Icons in the volume mixer in Sound Settings should no longer become overlapped.
    • In-bound Bluetooth PIN pairing in Settings should work again now.
    • If you click “Advanced Options” at the top of the page while navigating through Windows Update Settings, it should now actually open Advanced Options.
    • Made another fix for the volume and brightness sliders becoming unexpectedly tiny if all other settings were removed from Quick Settings.
    • Going from one of the subpages of Quick Settings over to the input flyout should no longer cause a crash.
    • If you use the Accessibility section of Quick Settings, the toggles should now show the correct state of each feature.
    • If you press WIN + P to go directly to Project within Quick Settings, the arrow keys now work to navigate up and down the list.
    • Fixed an issue that was causing some thumbnails to be randomly squished in the media control above Quick Settings.
    • Made another fix to address Focus Assist turning on unexpectedly when viewing the desktop.
  • File Explorer:
    • Fixed an issue resulting in File Explorer unexpectedly not showing an updated scroll bar when in dark mode.
    • Addressed a GDI handle leak related to context menu usage resulting in sluggishness across File Explorer after prolonged usage.
    • Made a change to address a memory leak which was impacting File Explorer, increasing each time more File Explorer windows were opened.
    • Also made a change related to the command bar in File Explorer that was resulting an increased thread count every time a new File Explorer window was opened that would continually grow, consuming resources.
    • Fixed a high hitting explorer.exe crash related to the use of Acrylic in File Explorer’s context menus.
    • Fixed an issue making the focus rectangle unexpectedly appear when using mouse to interact with File Explorer’s command bar.
    • The context menu shouldn’t flicker anymore if you hover over it when Contrast themes are enabled.
    • The context menu should no longer unexpectedly get clipped on the side, not rendering completely.
    • Right clicking the bottom corner of the desktop show no longer causes the context menu to open at the top of the screen.
    • We addressed an underlying issue that we believe is the root cause for a scrollbar appearing in the context menu and explorer.exe crashing when you tried to interact with it.
    • Made a change to help make the radio buttons in File Explorer’s File Options a little more obvious when they’re in the selected state.
    • Clicking the rename button in the command bar should no longer randomly show the Open With dialog sometimes.
    • Fixed an issue that was making some of the file operation dialogs have unreadable button text in dark mode (for example, “File in Use” and “Destination Folder Access Denied”).
  • Start menu:
    • Rapidly pressing the Windows key multiple times should no longer crash Start.
    • Made a change to help improve Start menu launch performance.
    • Fixed an issue where if you clicked on one of the files in Recommended, it was opening the file in an unexpected app in some cases.
    • Made a change to address an issue where Search was sometimes randomly flashing on top of Start when opening Start.
  • Search:
    • Hovering over the Search icon should no longer cause a crash when the recent searches have been updated.
    • When hovering over the Search icon the window should no longer become clipped.
  • Windowing:
    • Connecting and disconnecting to a PC over Remote Desktop, and switching users, should no longer make all your open apps unexpectedly minimize.
    • Addressed a high hitting explorer.exe crash when snapping certain apps on system with mixed DPI monitors.
    • When the snap layouts window is visible after hovering on the maximize button of an app it should now dismiss more reliably now when you move your mouse away.
    • Fixed an issue that was making explorer.exe crash sometimes if you docked or undocked your PC with snapped windows.
    • Window frames should no longer get stuck on the screen when closing windows.
    • Fixed an issue that was making windows unexpectedly open on the wrong Desktop when they shouldn’t.
    • We’ve turned off the animation when switching Desktops using the keyboard shortcuts as it was leading to flashes and hangs.
    • When maximizing certain windows, like File Explorer, the border should no longer low over to secondary monitors.
    • Addressed an issue that was causing screen readers to unexpectedly say “DesktopWindowXamlSource” when using ALT + Tab.
    • We’ve done some work to improve the sensitivity when using the touchpad gesture to invoke ALT + Tab and switch apps.
    • If you were experiencing issues with snap ssist not appearing on the previous flight, we believe this should be resolved after upgrading to this one.
  • Windows Security and logging in:
    • Windows Hello Face should be working again now after upgrading.
    • The button text in the UAC dialog should now correctly say Yes and No again for Insiders not using EN-US.
    • Fixed an issue that was making the UAC dialog launch in the background for apps pinned to the Taskbar in certain scenarios.
    • A Windows Defender fix to address the issue where “Automatic sample submission” was unexpectedly turned off when you restarted your PC is rolling out.
    • We mitigated an issue resulting in some Insiders seeing a repeated logonui.exe crash.
    • We also mitigated a deadlock that could result in your PC getting stuck at a black screen when unlocking your PC, and a separate crash that was making some Insiders see a black screen for a few seconds after logging in.
    • Fixed an issue that was making explorer.exe crash for some Insiders when logging in for the first time after booting their PC.
    • Improved visibility of login screen elements when using high contrast.
    • Logging in or locking your PC should no longer cause full screen white or accent colored flashes.
  • Input:
    • Fixed an issue related to tooltips that was making clicks happen in the wrong place across the system, for example when interacting with icons on the desktop.
    • The touch keyboard should no longer get clipped after rotating the screen orientation when docked.
    • Fixed an issue that was causing explorer.exe to crash sometimes when changing focus between apps while using a third-party IME.
    • Mitigated an issue that is believed to be causing certain hardware keys and buttons to not work on some devices, including the function keys.
    • Mitigated a race condition that could result in certain devices unexpectedly waking from sleep if the touchpad was used to click the Sleep option in Start.
  • Other:
    • Fixed an issue that could lead to PCs bug checking while sleeping.
    • Fixed an issue that was causing stuttering if you tried to play a game while the Xbox Game Bar performance monitor was pinned on the screen.
    • Mitigated an issue that could result in stutter or fps drop for Insiders when moving the mouse in certain games. Thank you Insiders who have taken the time to share feedback about gaming performance with us – if you continue experiencing issues after upgrading, please check our guidance on logging actionable feedback on this subject.
    • Fixed an issue where the boot menu wasn’t identifying Windows 11 correctly.
    • Addressed an issue believed to be causing a number of unexpected UI issues in the previous flight, including semi-transparent and unreadable dialogs, z-ordering issues, large, shadowed areas getting stuck on the screen. and backwards text in context menus for Arabic and Hebrew Insiders.
    • Addressed an issue where windows created while transparency was disabled would become stuck in a solid color instead of becoming acrylic when transparency was enabled.
    • We’ve done some work to remove the unexpected white artifacts in the corners of windows when using dark mode.
    • Right clicking multiple times in certain apps like Task Manager will no longer make the context menu frame change from rounded to square.
    • Fixed a focus issue that was making the window immediately dismiss after pressing ALT + F4 on the desktop.
    • Mitigated an issue that was resulting in unexpectedly needing to re-pair certain connected devices after rebooting.
    • Mitigated an explorer.exe deadlock that could happen when reordering your Desktops.
    • Addressed an issue that was resulting in Microsoft Store appearing to download app updates that were already installed on the PC.
    • Fixed an issue that was resulting in some Insiders experiencing bugchecks, in particular when playing games.

Known issues

  • [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.
  • 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.
    • When you hover your mouse over the Search icon on the Taskbar, recent searches may not be displayed. To work around the issue, restart your PC.
    • 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.
    • Launching links from the widgets board may not invoke apps to the foreground.
    • 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
    • The Taskbar will crash continuously in Windows Sandbox. The team is investigating a fix.
  • 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.

Microsoft Store

We are beginning to roll out an update for Store (version 22107.1401.9.0) to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel first. This update includes the following improvements:

Auto-scrolling on Spotlight: When browsing, we’ll automatically scroll through content so you can discover your next favorite app, movie, or game.

When browsing, we’ll automatically scroll through content so you can discover your next favorite app, movie, or game.
When browsing, we’ll automatically scroll through content so you can discover your next favorite app, movie, or game.

New gaming PDP (product detail page) design: We updated the way our game pages appear so you can see more info and images from your next favorite game.

The updates design for our game pages allows you can see more info and images from your next favorite game.
The updated design for our game pages allows you can see more info and images from your next favorite game.

New Ratings and Reviews dialog: We updated the ratings and reviews form and made it easier to provide feedback on the products you use.

We updated the ratings and reviews form and made it easier to provide feedback on the products you use.
We updated the ratings and reviews form and made it easier to provide feedback on the products you use.

We hope to begin rolling this Store update out to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel if no blocking issues are discovered in the Dev Channel!

source: Windows Blogs