Microsoft continues to work on dynamic content from taskbar widgets. A notification indicator can now appear on the Widgets button on the taskbar, as shown in the example below.
When you open the widget panel, you’ll notice a new banner at the top with more information about what caused the notification light on the Widgets button to appear.
Note. This change is currently not available to all Insiders in the Dev channel. The fact is that Microsoft wants to collect feedback from a small group of users before the change becomes available to all Insiders.
Changes and improvements
Microsoft would like to thank insiders for feedback on interactive content on the Windows desktop that has been tested since build 25120. This study is complete, so the interactive content will be removed from the desktop on the next reboot.
As previously announced, insiders in the Dev channel will be involved in testing new ideas and concepts that may never make it to the final version of the system. Starting with this build, Search on the taskbar will look different on some devices. Microsoft would love to hear your feedback on this idea. Note. After updating to this build, an additional reboot will be required to enable this feature. Please note that the feature will not be available to all members of the Windows Insider Program even after restarting the computer.
DNS over TLS
A test version of DNS over TLS is now available to secure queries from Windows DNS clients. DoT is another protocol in addition to DNS over HTTPS (DoH), which is already supported in Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022. You can find configuration instructions on the Windows Networking blog. The configuration will require the command line, so the instructions are recommended for advanced users.
Font Nyala has been updated to support Gurage spelling syllables from the Ethiopic Extended-B Unicode range. The kerning of the Ethiopian language has also been revised and replaced to address gaps and errors in the previous implementation, which improves the overall text texture in Ethiopian languages.
We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing a GSOD with a KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED error referring to the NetAdapterCx.sys file.
We fixed an issue resulting in some PCs getting stuck on a black screen when resuming from low power mode.
We fixed an issue believed to be impacting Windows Shell performance in previous builds.
Fixed an issue where the “Mica” material and the “Acrylic” effect would not display (render) correctly in system elements such as the Start Menu, Action Center, etc.
We fixed an issue where closing command prompt pop-ups would cause explorer.exe to crash in some cases.
We fixed an issue that could cause explorer.exe to crash when navigating through File Explorer with OneDrive enabled.
CTRL + F4 should now close the current tab.
If you open a zipped folder in a new tab, the tab name will no longer be empty.
If the focus is on the tab bar, then CTRL + W will no longer close two tabs unexpectedly, instead of only closing the current tab.
We fixed an issue where CTRL + Tab switched tabs in the wrong order after reordering tabs.
Some changes have been made so that when using the “Show full path in header” feature, the folder name will always be displayed in a tab at the top of File Explorer.
We fixed an issue where pinned app icons could remain on the taskbar after deleting an app.
Fixed a frequent crash in explorer.exe in previous builds related to loading widgets.
The Start Menu should no longer crash when using CTRL + Shift + to move a pinned app to the folder that is the last item on the Start Menu.
Fixed a crash that some Insiders experienced when opening the Start menu.
Narrator will now correctly announce the prompt that appears when you try to uninstall an app from Start.
Some games that use Easy Anti-Cheat may crash or cause GSOD to appear on your device.
File Explorer tabs incorrectly display up arrow button next to the address bar. This will be fixed in future builds.
We are investigating reports that launching File Explorer in certain ways (for example, from the command line) when using a dark theme causes the main area of \u200b\u200bExplorer to unexpectedly appear with a light theme
[New] The number in the notification indicator on the taskbar may be displayed with an offset.
[New] In some cases, the notification information banner may not appear in the widget panel.
Engineers are working on a fix for an issue where widget settings (temperature units and pinned widget order) were unexpectedly reset to default.
Some applications do not allow you to display real-time subtitles in full screen mode. For example, this applies to video players.
Some apps at the top of the screen that were closed before Live Captions launched will re-launch behind the Live Captions window at the top. Use the system menu (ALT + ) when the application has focus to move the window down.