Multi-app kiosk mode is a feature that allows IT administrators to define which apps are allowed to run and block all other features. Thus, it is possible to create several different applications and access configurations for different types of users on the same device.
Some of the available settings:
Restrict access to “Settings”, except for selected pages (for example, Wi-Fi and screen brightness).
Restrict the start menu to only show allowed apps.
Block pop-up notifications and windows that cause unwanted user interface.
The multi-app kiosk mode is ideal for scenarios where multiple people need to use the same device. This may include HR and retail scenarios, training, and testing.
Currently, multi-app kiosk mode can be enabled using PowerShell and WMI Bridge, with support for Intune/MDM and provisioning package configuration coming soon.
To configure using WMI, follow the instructions on the Microsoft website. Using the Windows 10 sample XML will enable the feature, but will result in a blank start menu. To populate the Start menu with your apps, run these instructions to create a list of pinned apps, and then add it to the XML file after closing the StartLayout section, as shown below:
<win11:StartPins><![CDATA[ <em>Your JSON here </em>]]></win11:StartPins>
Changes and improvements
changes, related to device registration IT administrators in the Windows Diagnostic Data Engine configuration are enabled in this build (25169 and newer). If the documented changes are unacceptable, it is recommended to suspend receiving updates.
You can now enable Windows Spotlight on your desktop by selecting the brand new Windows Spotlight Theme under Options -> Personalization -> Themes. The theme is available in the last few Dev channel builds. In addition, you can now create custom themes with Windows Spotlight image rotation.
Updated the American English (EN-US) handwriting model to be faster and more accurate.
The Settings app now supports managing apps that were previously only available in the classic Control Panel. This includes deleting applications that depend on each other (for example, Steam and game applications running through Steam), restoring and modifying Win32 applications.
The version of the Windows Security app is now displayed in the About section of the app’s settings.
We fixed an issue that caused the Azure Information Protection context menu item named Microsoft.Azip.RightClick to unexpectedly appear after a system upgrade.
Fixed a crash in explorer.exe that would sometimes prevent the taskbar from loading when hosting meetings in Microsoft Teams.
Fixed several crashes in explorer.exe that were related to the taskbar overflow feature.
We fixed an issue resulting in the More button missing from the Recommended section of the Start menu.
We fixed an issue where after using the “Show Password” button in the “Wi-Fi” section of Quick Actions, the text box would lose focus.
Made a small adjustment to improve key repeat speed for the traditional touch keyboard layout, as well as the default touch keyboard layout, making it more responsive. Now the repeat rate is 20 clicks per second (for example, when holding down the delete key).
We fixed an issue that is believed to be the main cause of errors when opening and copying files from network folders.
We fixed an issue that could cause audio to go out of sync when recording gameplay using the Xbox Game Bar.
We fixed an issue resulting in error code 0x80004005 when using the network troubleshooter.
We’ve made some changes to fix an issue where in some places (such as File Explorer) the scrollbar was unexpectedly wide when using high DPI scaling.
We fixed an issue that is believed to be the root cause of a message from Windows Security that standard hardware security is not supported on devices where it is actually supported. Also, due to this problem, a warning might appear on the taskbar, but there was no information about any problems in the Windows Security window. Please note that due to payload propagation timeframes, these issues may return with the next Windows Security update. They will disappear again after the next Windows Security update.
Note. Some of the fixes listed above may be included in the cumulative updates for the October 5 release version of Windows 11.
We are investigating reports of SQL Server Management Studio not launching for some members of the Windows Insider Program.
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
The number in the notification indicator on the taskbar may be displayed with an offset.
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.