Windows 11 Build 22504 released with new personalization features

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Microsoft has revealed Windows 11 Build 22504 for testers within the Dev Channel. This launch comes with a few minor enhancements, however there aren’t any new thrilling features that you simply gained’t discover within the manufacturing construct. With right this moment’s replace, Microsoft is introducing a new personalization expertise, one new keyboard shortcut and extra.

The replace is titled “Windows 11 Insider Preview 22504 (rs_prerelease)” and customers can obtain it by becoming a member of the Dev Channel. As Microsoft has acknowledged in previous, these builds and enhancements are usually not tied to a particular launch, so we don’t know if the enhancements highlighted right here will ship with Windows 11 model 22H2.

In the Dev Channel, builds might be released with new features or minor enhancements, however these enhancements is not going to have a launch date for customers. Microsoft says it is going to launch new features for present Windows 11 model 21H2 once they’re prepared, and they are often delivered as full OS updates or service releases.

It’s additionally value declaring that your system can’t be downgraded to the Beta, Release Preview or manufacturing Channel in case you set up Dev Channel updates like Build 22504. To return to the secure launch, you have to to do a clear set up utilizing Windows 11 ISO pictures.

New features in Windows 11 Build 22504

Starting with Build 22504, it’s now potential to use the pre-installed digital keyboard themes to different enter experiences, such because the emoji panel and voice typing. As you may see within the beneath screenshots, Windows 11’s emoji panel and voice typing popup can now use the themes accessible by way of personalization settings.

Build 22504 personalization

This is a part of Windows 11’s new theme engine that permits customers to create their very own themes utilizing background pictures. This isn’t accessible to everybody, however some can discover all new controls underneath the new “Text Input” part underneath Settings > Personalization.

Windows 11 Build 22504 emoji

The new emoji panel can be getting help for new emojis primarily based on the face and pores and skin tones of members of the family. You can open the emoji panel and check out Windows 11’s new model by looking for key phrases like household, couple, holding arms, or kissing.

Finally, there’s a new keyboard shortcut that allows you to toggle the new mute function added within the earlier launch. At the second, it really works with Microsoft Teams solely, however WIN + Alt + Okay keyboard shortcut or taskbar mute button can even help third-party apps in future.

Windows 11 Build 22504 additionally comes with these enhancements:

  • Microsoft is bettering the search high quality of emoji in Portuguese and Polish.
  • Microsoft is introducing .NET Framework 4.8.1 which is the most recent .NET Framework and it consists of help for ARM64.
  • Microsoft has eliminated the alerts for microphone entry when it has been restricted in privateness settings.
  • The contact indicator can be turned off by default underneath Settings > Accessibility > Mouse pointer and contact on new installs.
  • On small gadgets with 11-inch display and underneath, apps will now launch maximized by default in case you use the system within the pill posture.

How to put in Windows 11 Build 22504

To set up Windows 11 Build 22504, attempt these steps:

  1. Switch to the Dev Channel or be a part of the Insider program, after which choose the channel.
  2. Check for updates.
    Build 22504 for Windows 11
  3. In most instances, Build will begin downloading routinely.
  4. Click on Install/obtain” adopted by “restart now” to complete the set up.

Known points in Windows 11 Build 22504

Microsoft is presently conscious of those points:

  • Windows Updates set up can fail with error 0x80070002. If you might be experiencing points with Windows Update, reboot your PC and check out once more.
  • Blue Screen of Death (the black display has been changed with blue): Error code 0xc1900101-0x4001c when putting in the construct. Pause updates in case you run into system crashes.

In addition to the preview replace, Microsoft has additionally released a new Your Phone app for Windows 11.