Microsoft released a new Windows 11 Insider build 25262 today on the Dev Channel. The new version has changes in widgets related to the login requirement, fixes an annoying bug in the search bar, and more. And as always, there are also several bugfixes as well as many unresolved issues. Find the full changelog below:
Changes and improvements
- In the most recent update for Widgets, we are removing the login requirement for the Widgets Table and making it available to all users. Now you can now get weather updates on the taskbar, pin widgets from your favorite apps, or access a personalized dynamic feed without an account.
- Added a link to Quick Assist at the bottom of Settings > System > Troubleshooters, to help you if you’re having trouble with your PC.
- Fixed an issue where if the Widgets app package was missing from your PC, explorer.exe would crash in a loop after upgrading to Build 25252. This issue is also believed to be the cause of Windows Sandbox not working in this Build.
- Fixed an issue that prevented secondary drives or other PCI devices from being visible to some Insiders.
[Taskbar & System Tray]
- Fixed an issue where, with system tray design updates, the taskbar auto-hide would stop working after you interacted with the hidden icons drop-down menu.
- Fixed an issue that caused a gap between fullscreen windows and the taskbar on secondary monitors.
- The system tray area should no longer move when numbers change in the clock.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the top half of media controls to be missing in quick settings.
[Search on the Taskbar]
- We fixed an issue where you had to press backspace after typing before seeing results for some files ending in .cmd, .exe, or .bat.
- Improved search window launch performance in some cases.
The fixes only apply to Windows Insiders who have received one of several different Taskbar Search appearance treatments that began rolling out to Insiders with Build 25252:
- Fixed an issue where the search box was not displaying on multiple monitors as expected when clicking on either.
- Fixed an issue when clicking on the search box in the taskbar, the search box would flash momentarily before the search dropdown bar was displayed.
- Fixed an issue where when dragging a window to a monitor with a lower DPI, your mouse could appear to move away from the window it was holding.
- Fixed an issue that caused explorer.exe to crash when opening certain items in the Recent section of File Explorer.
- The Wi-Fi section of quick settings should no longer unexpectedly show the location of the network on some entries.
- Fixed an issue where Task Manager performance page graphs could fail to update (even if the realtime update speed setting was not suspended).
- The Microsoft account sign-in window should no longer unexpectedly have a black title bar when using light mode.
- Adjusted the text when using the wireless display feature if you haven’t enabled typing yet, so it guides you to the right place to do so.
NOTE: Some fixes noted here in the Insider Preview builds of the Dev Channel may end up in servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11.
- Based on incoming feedback rates with the latest updates, we are removing audio issues from the known issues list. We will continue to monitor comments in this space. If you are having issues, please follow these steps to file actionable feedback for audio issues.
- We are investigating reports of crashes with a few different apps and games in recent builds.
- We are working on fixing an issue causing various UI elements to disappear and reappear in apps in recent builds.
- You may have streaming issues (with WIN+K) in this version. We are working on a fix.
[Taskbar & System Tray]
- The taskbar is sometimes reduced to half when using the tablet-optimized taskbar. You may also see this issue on secondary monitors.
- We are working on fixing an issue causing the Bluetooth section of Quick Settings to hang for some people. If you’re affected, please use Settings > Bluetooth and devices for now.
[Search on the Taskbar]
The following known issues only apply to Windows Insiders who have received one of the various taskbar search display treatments, as mentioned above in this blog post:
- [NEW] You may experience issues with the taskbar search box not displaying properly and displaying visual artifacts.
- When you change your primary monitor, such as plugging in an external display, you’ll see a search box that appears to float on the desktop. You can fix this by going to Personalization > Taskbar > Search and toggling the setting.
- In right-to-left display languages like Arabic, there are layout issues with the text in the taskbar search box.
- Some Japanese IME candidate items are truncated in the taskbar search box.
- Filtering by publisher name does not match correctly on Process page.
- Some services may not display on the Services page after applying filtering.
- If a new process starts while a filter is set, that process may appear for a fraction of a second in the filtered list.
- Some dialogs may not display in the correct theme when applied from the Settings page of Task Manager.
- The Processes page data content area may flash once when theme changes are applied in the Task Manager Settings page.
- We are investigating an issue where Task Manager is not displaying light and dark content correctly, resulting in unreadable text. This happens when your mode in Settings > Personalization > Colors is set to Custom – as a workaround for now, please switch it to Light or Dark.
- The Starter Apps page in Task Manager does not list any apps for some Insiders. If you’re affected, please use Settings > Apps > Startup for now.
- [NEW] We’re investigating an issue where the Widgets Table gets stuck in an invisible state to Insiders in China (and potentially others), which prevents clicks on the left side of the screen from working. If you encounter this problem, press WIN + D to solve the problem.
- In right-to-left display languages like Arabic, content animates out of view before the widget table is resized when you click on the expanded view of the widget table.
You can find the official blog here.
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