Good Morning friends! Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 11 25163 for members of the Windows Insider program using the Dev channel.
Complete build number: 10.0.25163.1000.rs_prerelease.220715-1711.
Support for taskbar overflow has been re-added in Windows 11. Microsoft notes that the taskbar has been designed to offer users the most convenient way to switch and launch applications in tight spaces. The taskbar will automatically switch to overflow mode when new icons no longer fit in the allotted space. In this mode, a new button will appear on the taskbar to open a menu that includes all applications that do not fit on the main taskbar.
The new menu supports most of the taskbar’s features, including the ability to pin apps, view the jump list, and can also display a richer user interface from apps. The menu will be closed after you click somewhere outside of it or open any application.
Nearby Sharing Improvements
Improved device discovery with Nearby Sharing by using UDP protocol (network must be private for the feature to work) along with Bluetooth. Now when you try to share a local file from your desktop, File Explorer, Photos, Snipping Tool, Xbox, and other apps, you’ll find more available devices in the Share system window, including desktop PCs.
Share a local file in OneDrive
Now, when you try to share a local file from your desktop, File Explorer, Photos, Snipping Tool, Xbox, and other apps that use the system share window, you can select OneDrive to directly upload the file to your cloud storage. In the Share window, you can also customize the sharing options for the uploaded file without opening the OneDrive app.
Note. Please note that this feature is currently only available for Microsoft accounts. If the user is signed in through AAD, they need to switch to their Microsoft account by clicking on the profile icon in the top right corner of the Share window. AAD support will be added in one of the future updates.
- Fixed explorer.exe crash when dragging tabs.
- Made some changes to fix memory leaks when using tabs in File Explorer.
- We fixed an issue where the File Explorer thumbnail in the taskbar, Alt + Tab menu, and Task View could display the title of an adjacent tab instead of the one currently selected.
- If the “Show all folders” option is enabled, the separators in the navigation bar in File Explorer should no longer be displayed. This change will also help resolve an issue where separators were unexpectedly displayed in some other folder pickers.
- We fixed an issue that caused Narrator to not announce the names of tabs when moving focus through them.
- We fixed an issue where a closed tab could reappear in File Explorer after dragging a window between monitors.
- We fixed an issue where the tab bar could unexpectedly expand vertically, overlapping the contents of the command bar.
- Removable drives should no longer suddenly appear in a separate section in the navigation bar between This PC and Network.
- We fixed an issue where the add new tab button was hard to see when using contrasting Aquatic or Desert themes.
- The “Add New Tab” button in the title bar of a window should no longer be covered by the “Minimize” button when using a large number of tabs and the text scaling feature.
- Task bar
- Fixed a rare explorer.exe crash that could occur when making a call in Microsoft Teams by launching a window share from the taskbar.
- Implemented changes to address an issue that could cause the desktop background to become a solid color when using Windows Spotlight.
- Improved the watermark below the uninstall button in Apps -> Installed Apps when using grid view.
- Fixed several issues that could cause Quick Actions to crash when opened.
- We fixed an issue that caused some apps to freeze after copying something with Suggested Actions enabled.
- Fixed a major issue affecting the stability of Suggested Actions.
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.
- Windows Explorer:
- 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.
- Live Captions:
- 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.
I wish you a successful update!