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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25247.1000 rs_prerelease 221114-1311

Good morning friends! Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 11   25247 to Windows Insider program members using the Dev channel.

Full build number: 10.0.25247.1000.rs_prerelease.221114-1311 .

Innovations

Accessing Windows Studio Effects from the Quick Actions Menu

Windows Studio effects can now be accessed directly from the quick actions menu on the taskbar if the device has a supported Neural Processing Unit (NPU). With this feature, you can quickly enable and adjust camera effects, including background blur, auto crop, and so on. All of these settings are also available in the Settings app.

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Energy Saving Recommendations

Microsoft has begun implementing energy saving recommendations under Settings -> System -> Power and Battery -> Power Consumption Recommendations. Read and apply these tips to improve the performance of your PC and reduce your carbon footprint.

Task Manager improvements

Search for processes. You can now find the required process by entering its name, PID, or publisher name in the search box in the title bar of the Task Manager window. The algorithm will match the keyword with all possible matches and then display them on the current page. The filter is saved even when switching between sections. You can press ALT + F to set the focus to the search field. This feature is useful if you want to highlight a process or group of processes to take action on or simply monitor performance.

Improved theme support. Now you can choose a theme in the “Task Manager” settings, regardless of the active theme in Windows.

Also, the selected theme is now applied to all task manager dialogs, with the exception of “Start a new task” and “Properties”.

Improved the Efficiency Mode dialog box. Microsoft has made it easier to enable efficiency mode, and also added the ability to opt out of confirming an action in a separate dialog box. To do this, you can check the “Do not ask again” box in the dialog box or use the corresponding option in the “Task Manager” settings.

New proposed action

When copying text with search capability, a Windows user interface will appear on the screen prompting you to search for the text in Microsoft Edge. Using the suggested action will open a new tab in Microsoft Edge to search for this text. The feature is currently only available to insiders in the US.

Note. This change is currently not available to all Insiders. The fact is that Microsoft wants to collect feedback from a small group of users before the change becomes available to all Insiders.

Update OneDrive information in Settings

The Settings app has received support for new visual elements on the Accounts page, which allow you to more clearly display cloud storage usage data. In particular, a general panel has been added that displays data on the use of cloud storage for each product and notifies you if the cloud is running out of space. This information has been removed from subscription cards so that it is not duplicated on the page.

Information about what Microsoft 365 apps and services data is included in your cloud storage will also change in the coming months. These changes may affect your storage after February 1, 2023. You can read more about the changes on the official website .

Note. This change is currently not available to all Insiders. 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

  • General:
    • This week, Microsoft released an optional .NET update (2022-11 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8.1 for Windows Version Next for x64 (KB5020992)) to insiders in the Dev channel, which is intended to test the possibility of implementing .NET improvements in future. There are no new features in this update. The update is available in Settings -> Windows Update -> Advanced Options -> Optional Updates.
  • Start menu:
    • Microsoft is working on adding more helpful content to the Recommended section of the Start menu. From now on, websites will be displayed there based on your region or browsing history. Unnecessary sites can be deleted by right-clicking on it and selecting the appropriate item. You can also completely disable the display of websites in this section.
      This feature is currently not available to all members of the Windows Insider Program.
  • Taskbar and system tray:
    • Based on feedback, Microsoft has added the ability to display seconds on the clock in the taskbar. You can enable this feature in the section “Settings” -> “Personalization” -> “Taskbar” -> “Behavior of the taskbar” . You can also right-click on the taskbar to quickly open taskbar settings.
      This change is currently not available to all Insiders. Microsoft hopes the feature will be available to everyone soon.
  • Search on the taskbar:
    • Performance has been improved to show more files and data from your PC in search results.
  • Input:
    • In Settings -> Personalization -> Taskbar, the touch keyboard options toggle has changed to a drop-down list where you can select Never, Always, or When a keyboard is not connected.
    • This build includes two new keyboard layouts that implement two new French keyboard layout standards (AZERTY and BÉPO). The new layouts are designed so that the user can type all the necessary French characters. In addition, they support all the Latin languages ​​of the European Union, as well as Greek letters and a large number of scientific, mathematical and financial symbols. To enable one of these layouts, go to Settings -> Time & Language -> Language & Region, then select Language Options from the … menu for the language you want to add this keyboard for. On the Options page, click Add Keyboard and find French (Standard, AZERTY) or French (Standard, BÉPO) in the list. The old AZERTY layout is now displayed as (Legacy, AZERTY).
    • Improved emoji search for Japanese and Simplified Chinese. The emoji panel now properly handles Kana/Kanji and Pinyin languages.

Fixes

  • General:
    • We fixed an issue resulting in some users experiencing a GSOD with a SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION error referring to win32kfull.sys when installing Windows 11 Build 25227 from an ISO image. If you are using the ISO for build 25247, this should not be an issue.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in pseudo-localized text unexpectedly appearing on the system, resulting in (among other things) garbled text in the navigation headings in the All Apps list on the Start Menu for Chinese users.
  • Taskbar and system tray:
    • We fixed an issue where when opening the Quick Actions menu with a swipe from the bottom right corner of the screen, the tablet-optimized taskbar might not collapse and remain in an expanded state.
    • Fixed multiple crashes in explorer.exe affecting taskbar performance.
    • We fixed an issue where some messenger apps weren’t showing animations for new message alerts and weren’t triggering previews when hovering over their icons.
    • The animation of the new “Show Hidden Icons” popup should now match other taskbar popups, and the arrow will now rotate when opening and closing menus.
    • We fixed an issue that caused the Do Not Disturb icon to disappear in Do Not Disturb mode.
    • We fixed an issue where the context menu for items on the taskbar was not brought to the front and was displayed behind the taskbar.
    • The “pin/unpin” visual is now shown when dragging system tray icons to any position along the system tray, not just when hovering over the “Show Hidden Icons” button.
    • The background color of the “Show Hidden Icons” popup should now match the accent color if the “Show color of items in Start menu and taskbar” option is enabled in Settings -> Personalization > Colors.
    • We fixed an issue that could cause the taskbar to flicker when switching between desktop mode and tablet mode.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in some third-party app icons on the taskbar not working after recent taskbar changes.
    • The Windows Update icon in the system tray no longer looks pixelated after switching between light and dark skins.
    • We fixed an issue that caused the NVIDIA system tray icon to display blank notifications.
    • We fixed an issue where the low charger warning (warning icon on the battery icon) was not displayed in some cases, even though it should.
  • Input:
    • We fixed an issue that caused the text cursor to turn white when hovering over text fields with a white background, making it hard to see.
    • We fixed an issue where the touch/PIN keypad would not allow text entry on the login screen.
    • Fixed a recent issue where the suggestion window in the Japanese IME might not display the correct suggestions in some editable controls.
    • Changes are being made to improve the stability of the touch keyboard, the IME suggestion box, and the IME toolbar. Specifically, we fixed issues where the IME suggestion window and the IME toolbar were sometimes missing or cut off, and an issue where a blank window titled “Windows Input Experience” was sometimes displayed after resuming from sleep.
    • We fixed a rare issue that could cause some apps to crash after interacting with misspelled words that were flagged by a spell checker.
  • Conductor:
    • Fixed a memory leak in the GDI handle when clicking on “Show advanced options” in the context menu, which could lead to graphical issues and explorer.exe crashing after a while if the function was used frequently enough.
    • We fixed an issue for Insiders using Arabic or Hebrew where text was not displayed in the context menu for “Measure More Options”.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in some smartphones not showing up in File Explorer when connected via USB.
    • When connecting an iPhone via USB, photos will now be transferred in HEIF format instead of JPEG if the HEVC extension is installed.
    • We fixed an issue that caused .dotx Word templates to open as new documents instead of a template when you right-click on them and select “Open in Explorer”.
  • Options:
    • We fixed an issue that sometimes caused Settings to crash when connecting and disconnecting Bluetooth devices.
  • Window:
    • We fixed an issue where maximizing a window and then dragging it along the top edge of the screen into a corner could cause the app to freeze without being able to resize it.
    • Apps like Microsoft Edge should no longer unexpectedly display thick lines on the sides of windows.
    • Fixed a DWM crash seen in previous Dev channel builds.
    • If two monitors are stacked on top of each other, then the Desktops list in Task View should no longer appear in the middle of Task View.
  • Other:
    • Switching projection modes with WIN + P or the Cast to Screen option in Quick Actions should work again.
    • Fixed displaywitch.exe crashing frequently in previous Dev Channel builds.
    • If Memory Integrity in the Windows Security app cannot be enabled due to incompatible drivers, information about which drivers are incompatible can now be highlighted so you can copy it over if needed.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in the dismiss warning button in the Windows Security app not working.
    • We fixed a rare issue that could cause DWM.exe to crash when taking screenshots using the Xbox Game Bar.
    • We fixed an issue where, when booting from a Windows installation ISO image, the Windows Setup window only showed the text “Status” without useful information about current progress.
    • We fixed several issues when booting from a Windows Setup ISO that caused Narrator to incorrectly read various controls in the Windows Setup window.
    • We fixed an issue where users were sometimes unable to use FIDO keys to log into the system if a full-screen login message was displayed.
    • Fixed a crash in Windows Hello that affected the ability to set up and use the feature.
    • Improved the post-boot login experience by reducing the performance impact of auto-start applications.
    • Changes have been made to address a date formatting compatibility issue that was causing domain logon issues on some network resources.
    • We’ve made some changes to fix an issue where VmmemWSL would sometimes cause unexpectedly high CPU usage, eventually resulting in a hang on ARM64-based machines.
    • We fixed an issue where desktop wallpapers were sometimes only partially rendered at the top of the screen.
    • We fixed an issue that could cause MSTSC to stop responding when connecting to RemoteApp or Remote Desktop.
    • Fixed a bug that caused the runas command to crash with error 87 about an invalid parameter in some cases (even though it doesn’t).
    • Corrected Windows version name listed in Microsoft Management Console Help.

Note. Some of the fixes listed above may be included in cumulative updates for release versions of Windows 11.

Known Issues

  • General:
    • We are investigating reports of some Insiders having audio playback stop working after upgrading to previous builds.
    • We are investigating reports that recent Insider builds have seen an increase in crashes in some apps and games.
    • We are investigating reports of some UI elements sometimes disappearing and reappearing in apps in the last few builds.
  • Task bar:
    • [New] Sometimes the taskbar is cut in half when using the tablet-optimized version.
  • Start menu:
    • We are investigating reports that folders in the Start menu do not open on the first try.
  • Search on the taskbar:
    • [New] For some files ending in .cmd, .exe, or .bat, you must press the Backspace key after typing to see the search result.
  • Options:
    • [New] Messages from the OneDrive cloud storage in the “System” and “Accounts” sections are different. The problem will be solved in the future.
  • Task manager:
    • [New] Publisher name search does not work correctly on the Processes page.
    • [New] Some services may not appear on the Services page after applying a filter.
    • [New] If a new process is launched during filter installation, it may appear in the filtered list for a fraction of a second.
    • [New] Some dialogs may use the wrong theme if the theme is set in the Task Manager settings.
    • [New] The content area on the Processes page may flash once when changing the theme in the Task Manager settings.
    • [New] An issue is being investigated where Task Manager does not display light and dark content correctly, resulting in unreadable text. This happens if the “Custom” mode is selected in the “Options” -> “Personalization” -> “Colors” section. As a workaround, choose a light or dark theme.
    • [New] Some Insiders may be missing some items on their Startup Apps page. If you encounter this problem, then use the “Settings” -\u003e “Applications” -\u003e “Startup” section.
  • Widgets:
    • In right-to-left languages ​​(such as Arabic), the content of the widget bar animates out of view when switching to the full-screen version of the widget bar.

I wish you a successful update!

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