Microsoft is rolling out its weekly version of Windows 11 for Insiders registered in the Dev Channel, and this time we get version 22523. After a fairly busy build last week, Windows 11 version 22523 is a bit more tame, but it does Still includes a few cool new features to try. This version is also available for ARM64 PCs, which was not the case for last week’s version, so if you have an ARM PC you have even more new additions.
To begin with, when you use Alt + Tongue to switch apps, you will now see your snapshot groups listed, just like when you hover your mouse cursor over any of the taskbar apps. This feature was already available to some Dev Channel Insiders before, but now anyone can use it. If you’re new to snapshot groups, we’ve written a detailed article on how to use them.
Another notable change is that if you open the This PC page in File Explorer, you will now be able to add media servers from the three-dot icon in the command bar. You can also delete media servers this way if you have them.
Finally, Microsoft is slowly moving more and more functionality from the classic Control Panel to the new Settings app, an effort that began in 2015 with Windows 10 and still has a way to go. Now you will be able to uninstall Windows Updates right in the Settings app, in case you are having trouble with an update. On the other hand, the list of apps installed in the Settings app will now have a link to the Classic Programs and Features page in the Control Panel, giving you easier access to the classic program management interface.
Other than that, that’s the usual lineup of fixes, and there’s a pretty sizable list this time around.
What is fixed in Windows 11 build 22523
- Fixed an issue with initializing text input that could cause the shell (e.g. Start menu and search) to stop responding on ARM64 PCs.
- The battery icon tooltip should no longer unexpectedly display a percentage greater than 100.
- App icons should no longer overlap the date and time on secondary monitors when there are a lot of open apps.
- Did some work to fix an issue that sometimes caused the keyboard to lose focus after pressing Enter while using F2 to rename OneDrive files.
- After enabling Spotlight Collection, your first frame (after Whitehaven Beach) should arrive a bit faster now.
- Added icons to Spotlight collection context menu entries.
- Improved reliability of voice input summon.
- Fixed an issue where the border of our text input experiences (voice input, emoji panel, etc.) would not display correctly when a contrast theme was enabled.
- Mitigated an intermittent crash with the pen menu process if it was launched and then immediately closed before launching.
- We fixed the issue that prevented links from opening correctly when opening the widget table using hover.
- Parameter content should no longer be truncated on the side of the window when the Parameters window is small.
- Settings should no longer crash sporadically when opening dropdowns, which affected some settings such as the ability to set custom click actions for the pen.
- Addresses an issue where the ‘Add a device’ option in Bluetooth and Devices would silently get stuck when trying to connect new Bluetooth devices.
- Added a number of keywords to make Voice Access feature appear in the settings search results.
- Fixed an issue that caused ARM64 PCs to experience bug checks citing a memory management error on the previous flight.
- Fixed an issue that caused DWM to crash (causing the screen to flash repeatedly) when trying to use certain apps.
- Mitigated an issue that caused some apps to crash when Narrator was running.
- Added missing information when examining details in properties of narratorquickstart.exe.
- Addressed issue where Narrator would not respond to UIA events such as notifications, live regions, or text events.
As usual, Microsoft notes that some of these fixes may end up in the current version of Windows 11 via cumulative updates, so you won’t need to wait for next fall’s feature update. .
Of course, there are also some known issues in Windows 11 build 22523 which you should be aware of before you jump in. Among them, Microsoft is aware of a possible issue with updating drivers and firmware in recent versions. The full list is below:
Known issues in Windows 11 build 22523
- You may not be able to sign in to some apps such as Feedback Hub. Restarting your PC should correct the problem.
- We are investigating reports that some insiders are seeing driver and firmware update failures in recent versions with error 0x8007012a.
- In some cases, you may not be able to enter text when using search from start or taskbar. If you have the problem, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box and then close it.
- The taskbar will sometimes blink when changing the input method.
- Sometimes the network icon disappears from the taskbar when it is supposed to be there. If you experience this, try using Task Manager to restart explorer.exe.
- If you have multiple monitors connected to your PC and right click on the date and time in the taskbar of your primary monitor, it will crash explorer.exe
- After clicking the Search icon on the taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this happens, restart the “Windows Explorer” process and open the search panel again.
- When viewing the list of available Wi-Fi networks, the signal strength indicators do not reflect the correct signal strength.
- Settings may get stuck when you navigate to System> Display> HDR.
- There is an empty entry under Bluetooth and devices.
- If you are using the Spotlight collection, the current image does not currently migrate when upgrading, which may leave you with a black background after upgrading to this version. This should be sorted out on the next flight.
- Changing the alignment of the taskbar may cause the Widgets button to disappear from the taskbar.
- Widget table may not have the correct resolution when you hover over the entry point on a secondary monitor.
- The Widgets panel may be temporarily empty.
- When you have multiple monitors, the content of widgets in the taskbar may get out of sync between monitors.
- With the taskbar aligned to the left, information such as temperature is not displayed. This will be fixed in a future update.
- Some text creation commands, such as “select this” or “delete this”, may not work as expected in Windows applications.
- Recognition of some punctuation marks and symbols such as the @ sign is not accurate.
Microsoft says this is the last version of Windows 11 we’ll have in 2021, and the reason is obvious. The holiday season is in full swing, so the business will take some time and new releases will be back in 2022. So it is all the more important to ensure that the known issues in this release do not hamper your experience. , since you will be stuck with them for a while.