Good evening, friends! Microsoft has released a new pre-build of Windows 11 under the number 22504 for Windows Insider program participants using the Dev channel.
Currently, the Dev channel is releasing builds from the active development branch (RS_PRERELEASE), which may be unstable. Sometimes you will encounter problems that require certain actions or workarounds to solve. These builds do not relate to any particular version of Windows 11, which means that new features and improvements that will be in these builds will appear in the stable version only when they are ready.
Full Build Number: 10.0.22504.1000.rs_prerelease.211112-1650.
Assemblies are released on the Dev channel that may contain rather unpleasant errors. If you need more stability, but you want to use Windows 11 builds, we recommend switching to Beta or Release Preview channels.
Next week, Microsoft will not release a new build of Windows 11 for the Dev channel, since Thanksgiving will be celebrated in the US on November 25. Many employees of the Windows Insider team are planning to take a week off.
Changes and improvements
- Microsoft has refined 13 design themes for the touch keyboard so that they can be applied to other input methods, including IME, emoticon panel and voice input. A theme engine is also available that allows you to create completely custom themes that include background images. All this can be found in the new section “Text input” in the section “Options” -> “Personalization”. At the moment, the changes are not available to all insiders, as Microsoft wants to collect feedback before the innovations begin to spread to all users.
- Added the ability to create personalized combinations of emoticons based on facial expressions and skin tones for family members, couples in love, kissing and holding hands of people. Just open the emoji panel (WIN + .) and try these combinations by typing in the search bar: family, couple, holding hands or a kiss. At the moment, the changes are not available to all insiders, as Microsoft wants to collect feedback before the innovations begin to spread to all users.
- Now you can use the WIN+Alt+K keyboard shortcut to toggle the state of the new mute button on the taskbar when it is displayed.
- Based on the reviews, Microsoft has made the search for emoticons in Portuguese and Polish more flexible by adding keywords with diacritical characters to emoticons.
- Microsoft presents .NET Framework 4.8.1, which provides native ARM64 support for the runtime environment.NET Framework.
- Since a warning is displayed in the “Settings” -> “System” -> “Sound” section if access to the microphone is restricted by privacy settings, Microsoft removes the notification warning you about this.
- Added support for the cancellation of daylight saving time for the Republic of Fiji in 2021.
- A change has been made according to which the “Touch Indicator” function will be disabled by default when the system is installed cleanly. This function can be found in the section “Options” -> “Accessibility” -> “Mouse pointer and Touch input” -> “Touch indicator”. Microsoft also added a link to this settings page in the “Settings” -> “Bluetooth and Devices” -> “Touch Screen” section and made sure that the visual indicator of pressing and holding is now always displayed regardless of the setting status.
- Now, by default, applications will be launched in expanded form if they are used on tablets with a small screen (11 inches or less).
- Fixed a problem that is considered the main reason for incorrect display of icons in the “Recommended” section of the Start menu (sometimes an incorrect or standard icon was displayed).
- If you open the Start menu and immediately press Shift + F10 or the context menu key, then the menu called up should now be aligned relative to the search field.
- Fixed an issue that caused the crash explorer.exe on previous builds, if there was a problem with loading the battery icon on the taskbar.
- Some changes have been made so that there are no problems with updating the clock on the taskbar. In particular, the problem was solved, because of which the clock was not updated when accessing the system via remote desktop.
- Fixed a positioning issue where the date and time on the taskbar could be clipped.
- If you have changed the values for critical and low battery notifications, the battery icon on the taskbar will now correspond to these values, and will not use the default values for displaying warnings.
- Right-clicking on the date and time on the taskbar will close the “Notification Center” if it is open so that you can see the context menu options.
- Keyboard indicators (for example, Caps Lock) should now work correctly.
- Based on the feedback, Microsoft has made a few more changes to the keywords for finding emoticons, including improved results for day, night and a smiley face with a raised eyebrow.
- Fixed an issue where the list of kaomoji on the emoji panel (WIN+ .) could be empty when using Chinese IME.
- Fixed a problem with the search results on the emoji panel that could lead to multiple displays of the same GIF image for certain queries.
- Fixed an issue where IMEs didn’t work with some games.
- Fixed an issue where the option “Show text sentences and add a space after selecting a sentence” could not be displayed in the section “Options” -> “Personalization” -> “Touch keyboard” -> “Keyboard input options”.
- If using voice input (WIN + H) if you pause for a long time, he is now more likely to be able to resume listening.
- Fixed some inconsistencies between the actual listening status and the microphone icon when using voice input.
- Text should no longer be duplicated unexpectedly if the cursor moves when using voice input.
The choice of the binding layout option should no longer lead to the fact that sometimes windows could be attached to another monitor.
- The brightness and volume sliders in quick actions should no longer become invisible.
- Fixed an issue where it was not possible to manually set the activity period.
- Fixed an issue where the touch keyboard could close the password entry field when connected to the network using quick actions.
- Fixed a scaling issue that caused the update request dialog box (and other dialog boxes in this style) to be cropped and rendered incorrectly after changing DPI.
- Improved the location of the context menu when right-clicking in the lower corner of the desktop.
- Fixed a TCPIP-related issue that could cause a GSOD to occur when exiting sleep mode.
- Fixed an issue where notifications with a high priority (for example, from an alarm clock) were sometimes deleted without your participation, which led to their accidental reappearance when a notification with a normal priority arrived.
Note. Some of the fixes listed above may be included in cumulative updates for the release version of Windows 11 from October 5.
- Users who have upgraded from build 22000.xxx or earlier to the current build from the Dev channel using an ISO image may see the following warning: “The build you are trying to install is Flight Signed. To continue the installation, enable the ability to install such assemblies.” If you receive this message, click on the “Enable” button, restart your computer and try the update again.
- The problem is being investigated, because of which new builds and other updates are not installed on some PCs. An error with the code 0x80070002 may appear on the device. If you have this problem, then restart your computer and try again.
- On some devices, when installing this build, a GSOD with error code 0xc1900101-0x4001c may appear. If you encounter an error, the system will roll back to the previous build. You can pause receiving updates until the patch is released.
In some cases, you will not be able to enter text when using the search from the Start menu or taskbar. If you have this problem, press WIN +R to open the Run dialog box, and then close it.
The taskbar sometimes flashes when switching keyboard layouts or input methods.
When moving the mouse cursor between different desktops in the “Task View”, the thumbnails displayed and the content area are unexpectedly reduced.
After clicking on the icon on the taskbar, the search bar may not open. In this case, restart the Explorer process, and then open the Search again.
I wish you a successful update!