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Windows 11 build 22000.65 rolling out to Insiders in the Dev Channel

Microsoft has released a second Windows 11 preview build just over a week after the first one, which includes even more new features and updates. The 22000.65 release adds a new Search box in the Start menu, as well as many additional improved UIs for areas like the battery low indicator.

Changes and Improvements

  • Start now has a search box to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
  • The taskbar will now show across multiple monitors which can be enabled via Settings > Personalization > Taskbar.
  • We have updated several system alert dialog boxes such as the alert for when the battery is running low on your laptop or when you change your display settings with the new Windows 11 visual design.
  • The ‘Power mode’ settings are now available on the Power & battery page in Settings.
  • Right-clicking the desktop now directly has a Refresh option without needing to click “Show more options”.
  • Right-clicking a .ps1 file in File Explorer now directly has a Run with PowerShell options without needing to click “Show more options”.
  • Available snap layouts when using smaller PCs in portrait orientation have been optimized for that posture. You can now choose to snap three apps on top of each other, instead of four quadrants.
  • Based on the collaboration with the most popular GIF provider in China, weshineapp.com, GIF selections are now available for Windows Insiders in China via the emoji panel (WIN + .). If the location is set as China, then GIF data will appear from weshineapp.com.
  • Right-clicking on the volume icon in the taskbar now includes an option to troubleshoot sound problems.

Fixes

  • Microsoft fixed a remote code execution exploit in the Windows Print Spooler service, known as “PrintNightmare”, as documented in CVE-2021-34527.
  • Taskbar:
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to click the Show Desktop button with your mouse at the very edge of the Taskbar.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where the date and time in the Taskbar weren’t reflecting your preferred format.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where the preview window might not display the entire window when hovering over Task View on the Taskbar.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue pressing ESC or clicking the desktop wouldn’t dismiss the window of open app preview thumbnails if you set focus to it after pressing WIN + T.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where if you rotate a PC to portrait orientation and back to landscape, it could result in app icons not displaying in the Taskbar despite there being room.
  • Settings:
    • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in Settings failing to launch. If you were impacted in the previous flight, please see here.
    • Microsoft fixed a noticeable stutter in the animation when closing Quick Settings and Notification Center by clicking on their respective icons in the taskbar.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where the Quick Settings and Notification Center windows were missing shadows.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to launch Quick Settings by setting keyboard focus to it in the taskbar and pressing the Enter key.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where Quick Settings wouldn’t render correctly if you removed all settings except volume.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue that mitigates Focus Assist enabling unexpectedly.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue with the animation in the touch keyboard when resizing it in Settings.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where Sign-in Options in Settings had an unexpected checkbox under Facial Recognition with no text.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where the button to disconnect a work or school account in Account Settings wasn’t working.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where Lock screen Settings had a toggle with no text.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where the title of the Advanced Options page under Windows Update in Settings could be missing.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where the “Windows privacy options” at the bottom of Privacy & Security > Search Permissions in Settings wasn’t working.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where the Open Navigation button could become overlapped with other text.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue causing Settings to crash when applying a theme under Contrasts.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where parts of Settings were unexpectedly in English for some non-English languages.
  • File Explorer:
    • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in pinning and unpinning apps from Start not working, the command bar in File Explorer disappearing, and the snap layouts unexpectedly not appearing until rebooting your PC.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in the elements of File Explorer’s title bar being unreadable due to low contrast.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where some of the icons in File Explorer’s context menu could be blurry.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where the “see more” menu in File Explorer’s command bar wouldn’t dismiss when you clicked on Options.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in not being able to create a new folder on the desktop.
  • Search:
    • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in Search having grey boxes sometimes instead of app icons.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in Search dropping the first keystroke when pressing the Windows key and starting to type.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where when hovering your mouse over the Search icon on the taskbar, the third recent search would not load and remained blank.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where if you searched for Windows Update, it would open Settings but not navigate to the Windows Update settings page.
  • Widgets:
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where system text scaling was scaling all widgets proportionally and could result in cropped widgets.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where when using screen reader/Narrator in widgets it wasn’t properly announcing content sometimes.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where resizing the Money widget could result in the bottom half of it not displaying anything.
  • Other:
    • Microsoft fixed a memory leak that was noticeable when using one of the C# printing samples.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue causing an error in safe mode saying 0xc0000005 – Unexpected parameters.
    • Microsoft fixed two issues that could cause explorer.exe to start crashing in a loop, when the display language was set to Russian or when multiple input methods enabled.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue where if you minimize a full screen window and later restore it, there was a chance it could result in a bug check with win32kfull.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in some WSL users seeing “The parameter is incorrect” when opening Windows Terminal.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue causing blurry windows in ALT + Tab.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in a flicker in the taskbar when Korean IME users used ALT + Tab.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue impacting reliability of displaying the UI when using WIN + Space to switch input methods.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue impacting voice typing reliability.
    • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in the “New snip in X seconds” options in Snip & Sketch not working.

Known issues

  • [REMINDER] When upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or when installing an update to Windows 11, some features may be deprecated or removed.
  • Start:
    • In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it.
  • Taskbar:
    • The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods.
    • Dragging an app icon to rearrange it in the Taskbar will result in the app launching or minimizing.
  • Settings:
    • When launching the Settings app, a brief green flash may appear.
    • When using Quick Settings to modify Accessibility settings, the settings UI may not save the selected state.
  • File Explorer:
    • The new command bar may not appear when “Open folders in a separate process” is enabled under File Explorer Options > View.
    • Explorer.exe crashes in a loop for Insiders using the Turkish display language when battery charge is at 100%.
    • When right clicking the desktop or File Explorer, the resulting context menu and submenus may appear partially off screen.
  • Search:
    • After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again.
    • When you hover your mouse over the Search icon on the Taskbar, recent searches may not be displayed. To work around the issue, restart your PC.
    • Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box.
  • Widgets:
    • Widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again.
    • Launching links from the widgets board may not invoke apps to the foreground.
    • When using the Outlook client with a Microsoft account, Calendar, and To Do changes may not sync to the widgets in real time.
    • Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors.
    • After adding multiple widgets quickly from the widgets settings, some of the widgets may not be visible on the board.
  • Store:
    • The install button might not be functional yet in some limited scenarios.
    • Rating and reviews are not available for some apps.
  • Windows Security
    • Device Security is unexpectedly saying “Standard hardware security not supported” for Insiders with supported hardware.
    • “Automatic sample submission” is unexpectedly turned off when you restart your PC.

Windows 11 Bug Bash

The first Bug Bash for Windows 11 will take place from July 7th through July 14th. Quests covering various aspects of Windows 11 will be published on Feedback Hub throughout the Bug Bash. By testing them out and providing feedback, you can help make Windows better for everyone.

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