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.
Searching for “power mode” should now return the power mode settings page in Settings.
Under “Network and Internet” -> “Advanced network settings” -> “Data usage”, the “System” item has been renamed “System and Windows Update” to be more clear.
Another fix has been made to address an issue where the “Listen to this device” option for audio devices would stop working after a reboot.
Fixed a crash experienced by some Insiders when navigating through Bluetooth & Devices -> Printers & Scanners.
We fixed an issue where the “Allow Bluetooth devices to find this PC” checkbox under “Bluetooth and devices” -> “Devices” -> “Advanced Bluetooth settings” was sometimes displayed in the wrong state.
We fixed an issue that caused Quick Actions to crash on ARM64 devices when trying to use the Cast to Screen section to cast an image to certain devices.
We fixed an issue where the eye icon next to the Wi-Fi password field in Quick Actions could disappear after the first use.
Fixed a crash on textinputhost.exe initialization that sometimes occurred in previous builds.
We fixed an issue where the “Sync with other devices” option in Settings -> System -> Clipboard would not persist when enabled.
Updated the Times New Roman font family to include U+061D / ARABIC END OF TEXT MARK.
Made some improvements to improve the launch performance of Task View.
We’ve made a fix so that the two-finger triple-tap gesture to close the context menu with Narrator works correctly again.
We fixed an issue resulting in some services being unexpectedly placed in the Microsoft Edge group when they weren’t actually child processes.
We fixed an issue resulting in loss of network connectivity after enabling mobile hotspot.
We fixed an issue where the mobile hotspot button would unexpectedly become greyed out in some cases.
We fixed an issue that caused the Link to Phone app to crash in some cases.
We fixed an issue that prevented Microsoft Defender Application Guard windows from displaying in previous builds.
Fixed a crash that could occur when using Suggested Actions.
We fixed a major issue with recording game clips using the Xbox Game Bar that could cause the saved video to display incorrectly when viewed later on an iOS device.
We’ve made some improvements to address an issue where apps in the Microsoft Store won’t download with error 0x80080204.
We fixed a major issue resulting in crashes when patching Microsoft Store apps with error 0x803FB004.
We fixed an issue that caused the print dialog to open in a non-application center (for example, Notepad).
Note. Some of the fixes listed above may be included in the cumulative updates for the October 5 release version of Windows 11.
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.