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New Windows 11 preview build comes with more rounded corners

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Microsoft launched this week’s Windows 11 Insider Preview right now, bringing the build quantity to 22000.100. There’s not a complete lot that’s new. Indeed, one of many key options that was lacking – Teams integration – arrived for Insiders earlier this week. That didn’t even require an replace to get it. Note that Microsoft is doing its standard A/B testing, so regardless that you opted for the Dev channel, you may not see it.

As for what’s new on this specific Windows 11 preview, it’s principally UX tweaks. If you hit the hidden icon button within the taskbar, the flyout now has rounded corners, matching the remainder of the Windows 11 design. Microsoft famous that if the flyout doesn’t appear like it ought to, strive toggling between two themes. The different notable change is that you just’re now going to see Focus Assist settings within the Notification Center. In different phrases, now you can go to your notifications to close them off.

Focus Assist in Windows 11 Notification Center

Those are in all probability probably the most noticeable adjustments. Of course, there are more. When a background exercise wants consideration, it’s going to be a bit more refined. In Windows 10, it turns orange. In the brand new Windows 11 preview, Microsoft says that it’s a refined flashing after which it should flip barely pink; it’s meant to be more calming.

The Touch Keyboard icon has been adjusted. It’s more constant with different icons. The calendar flyout can now be collapsed, making room for more notifications within the Notification Center. Finally, Microsoft stated that it’s including some new animations to the Microsoft Store; nonetheless, that’s an app replace and it’s not particular to this build.

As at all times, there are additionally a bunch of fixes and recognized points on this Windows 11 preview. Here’s what’s fastened:

Windows 11 build 22000.100 fixes

  • Taskbar:
    • We fastened the difficulty that was inflicting Explorer.exe to crash when the date and time button on the Taskbar is clicked to entry new notifications with Focus Assist turned off.
    • Added the lacking settings icons for the context menu entries when proper clicking community, quantity, and battery within the Taskbar.
    • Fixed a problem that was making the clock within the Taskbar get caught and out of sync.
    • Addressed an explorer.exe that would occur after resuming from standby, associated to the quantity icon within the Taskbar.
    • There is a matter the place the progress bar beneath app icons within the Taskbar wasn’t at all times displaying when it was anticipated to and have fastened it.
    • Clicking on the Taskbar when both Start or Search is open will now make them dismiss.
    • If you faucet Taskbar icons utilizing contact it is best to now see the identical icon animation that was seen when utilizing the mouse.
    • The lunar calendar (when enabled) textual content ought to now not overlap the numbers within the Taskbar calendar flyout.
    • The calendar flyout ought to now present the right month when in a collapsed state.
    • The date on the high of the calendar flyout ought to now observe your most popular format and never the format matching your show language.
    • If the Start menu is open, when hovering over Task View the window will now seem above Start menu as an alternative of behind it.
    • Right-clicking Task View will now make the preview window dismiss so you may really use the context menu.
    • Fixed a problem the place if you happen to click on on a snap group within the Taskbar, it may not deliver up all of the app home windows after docking and undocking.
    • The icons used for the On / Off indicators within the Taskbar for the Pinyin IME at the moment are a constant dimension.
    • Signing out and again in when battery saver is working ought to now not end in Taskbar changing into clear.
    • Mitigated a problem making the community icon generally unexpectedly not present within the Taskbar.
    • The Taskbar previews will now not draw offscreen after upgrading to this build.
  • Settings:
    • We fastened a problem inflicting a number of buttons and choices in Settings to not work within the earlier flight, together with Go Back and Reset Your PC beneath Recovery, enabling Developer mode, renaming your PC, and enabling Remote Desktop.
    • The web page titles in Settings ought to now not be drawing too excessive up / off display screen.
    • Searching for add and take away packages in Settings ought to now return the anticipated Settings web page.
    • We’ve achieved some work to assist search in Settings initialize quicker.
    • Addressed a problem that was inflicting crashes in Settings when interacting with the Windows Insider Program part.
    • Fixed a problem that would make Settings crash on launch.
    • Fixed an icon rendering situation in Power and Battery Settings.
    • Fixed some reliability points with the Language and Region web page in Settings.
    • Made a change to assist tackle an issue the place the preview in Personalization Settings generally unexpectedly confirmed you have been utilizing a black wallpaper while you weren’t.
    • The font used within the Lock Screen Settings preview ought to now match the precise lock display screen.
    • Fixed a bug making all of the icons in Quick Settings seem unexpectedly flipped for Insiders utilizing the Arabic show language.
    • Using the brightness slider in Quick Settings ought to now present a quantity as you’re adjusting, prefer it does with quantity.
  • File Explorer:
    • Using mouse to open the context menu in File Explorer and on the desktop ought to now not show a keyboard focus rectangle on first launch (till you begin utilizing the keyboard to navigate it).
    • We’ve tweaked the context menu to deal with suggestions that generally submenus have been unexpectedly closing while you have been attempting to make use of them.
    • Fixed a flicker the place you could possibly see New develop into New Item within the context menu.
    • We’ve achieved some work on the context menu positioning logic in order that submenus ought to now not seem partially offscreen or unexpectedly distant.
    • We fastened two points impacting explorer.exe reliability when mentioning the context menu, together with particularly when right-clicking on a zipper file.
    • Addressed a problem inflicting the “Unpin from Start” possibility when proper clicking an app to not work.
  • Search:
    • Fixed a problem making Search’s shadow seem boxy.
    • Have adjusted the positioning of the Search window when the Taskbar is left aligned, in order that it matches Start.
    • We’ve addressed a problem the place what was displaying when hovering over the Search icon within the Taskbar wasn’t in sync with what would really launch while you clicked one of many entries.
    • If you’ve launched web sites utilizing Search, these ought to now be correctly displayed within the current searches when hovering over the Search icon within the Taskbar.
    • Made a change to deal with a problem the place some Insiders have been unexpectedly not seeing the brightness slider in Quick Settings after upgrading.
  • Widgets:
    • We fastened a problem leading to your widget configurations not getting saved and unexpectedly being reset.
    • The widgets board and content material ought to now be sized for the right display screen when utilizing a number of displays.
    • Addressed a problem the place sign-in wasn’t working for widgets in some eventualities because of authentication hanging.
    • We’ve made one other repair to deal with the clock within the widgets board not following your most popular format.
  • Other:
    • Device Security ought to now not say “Standard hardware security not supported” for Insiders with supported {hardware}.
    • With this build the entry keys for WIN + X (to be able to do issues like “WIN + X M” to launch Device Manager) ought to now seem constantly.
    • Fingerprint check in ought to now not cease working after rebooting your PC.
    • Addressed an accessibility situation the place keyboard focus would disappear from Start after urgent Tab then Shift + Tab.
    • Fixed a bug inflicting the informational pop ups in voice typing to not dismiss on click on.
    • Fixed an infinite loop making some Insider’s gadgets dangle throughout shutdown.
    • We made an adjustment to assist tackle a problem inflicting the title bar to not render accurately on sure apps.
    • Made a repair to cease your wallpaper from flashing when switching between Desktops.
    • Updated the snap layouts window to now use the default animation for flyouts as an alternative of simply popping in.
    • Addressed a problem that was making Sticky Notes and Microsoft To Do crash on launch generally.
    • Fixed a DWM reminiscence leak that was taking place when rotating your system backwards and forwards between panorama and portrait mode.
    • Made a change to deal with the difficulty the place textual content may develop into truncated within the message dialog from Windows Update alerting that an replace was prepared.
    • Window borders ought to now be displayed accurately when utilizing excessive distinction.
    • Turning off “Show shadows under windows” in Performance Options ought to now really flip off the shadows beneath home windows.
    • We’ve made some tweaks to repair a problem the place context menus and tooltip have been showing removed from the mouse when utilizing Windows with the Arabic show language.
    • Addressed a problem the place the community icons on the lock display screen and login display screen weren’t constant.

Here’s what’s nonetheless damaged:

Windows 11 build 22000.100 recognized points

  • [REMINDER] When upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or when putting in an replace to Windows 11, some options could also be deprecated or eliminated. See particulars right here.
  • Start:
    • In some circumstances, you is perhaps unable to enter textual content when utilizing Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you expertise the difficulty, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog field, then shut it.
    • System and Windows Terminal is lacking when right-clicking on the Start button (WIN + X).
  • Taskbar:
    • The Taskbar will generally flicker when switching enter strategies.
  • Settings:
    • When launching the Settings app, a quick inexperienced flash might seem.
    • When utilizing Quick Settings to switch Accessibility settings, the settings UI might not save the chosen state.
    • Settings will crash when clicking “Facial recognition (Windows Hello)” beneath Sign-in Settings if Windows Hello is already arrange.
  • File Explorer:
    • exe crashes in a loop for Insiders utilizing the Turkish show language when battery cost is at 100%.
    • The context menu generally doesn’t render fully and finally ends up truncated.
    • Clicking a desktop icon or context menu entry might end result within the fallacious merchandise being chosen.
  • Search:
    • After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel might not open. If this happens, restart the “Windows Explorer” course of, and open the search panel once more.
    • When you hover your mouse over the Search icon on the Taskbar, current searches is probably not displayed. To work across the situation, restart your PC.
    • Search panel would possibly seem as black and never show any content material beneath the search field.
  • Widgets:
    • Widgets board might seem empty. To work across the situation, you may signal out after which signal again in once more.
    • Launching hyperlinks from the widgets board might not invoke apps to the foreground.
    • Widgets could also be displayed within the fallacious dimension on exterior displays. If you encounter this, you may launch the widgets by way of contact or WIN + W shortcut in your precise PC show first after which launch in your secondary displays.
  • Store:
    • We are working to enhance search relevance within the Store together with resolving a problem the place in some circumstances the ordering of search outcomes is inaccurate.
    • The set up button may not be practical but in some restricted eventualities.
    • Rating and evaluations should not out there for some apps.
  • Windows Security
    • “Automatic sample submission” is unexpectedly turned off while you restart your PC.
    • Windows Hello (Face) might present an error saying “Something went wrong” when trying to check in after upgrading. To work round this, check in with your password or PIN and:
      • Open Device Manager.
      • Uninstall “Windows Hello Face Software Device” beneath “Biometric devices”.
    • Localization
      • There is a matter the place some Insiders could also be some lacking translations from their consumer expertise for a small subset of languages working the newest Insider Preview builds. To verify you probably have been impacted, please go to this Answers discussion board publish and observe the steps for remediation.

If you’re on the Dev channel, you will get right now’s Windows 11 preview by way of Windows Update. If not, you may go to Settings -> Update & safety -> Windows Insider Program to get began, though you’ll have to be sure you have a suitable PC.

Later this month, Windows 11 previews are nonetheless slated to reach within the Beta channel. Around that point, Microsoft may even seemingly launch an ISO picture for clear installations of the OS.

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