Just over a week after the first version of Windows 11 preview, Microsoft is back with another that includes even more new features and changes. Today’s build is 22000.65 includes a new search box in the Start menu, many more modernized user interfaces to areas such as low battery indicator and much more.
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Here’s what’s new:
- Start now has a search box to make it easier to find what you are looking for.
- The taskbar now appears across multiple screens, which can be activated via Settings> Personalization> Taskbar.
- We’ve updated several system alerts dialog boxes, such as 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 of Settings.
- Right-clicking on the desktop now has an update option directly without having to click on “Show more options”.
- Right-clicking on a .ps1 file in File Explorer now directly has a Run with PowerShell settings without having to click “Show more options”.
- Available snap layouts when using smaller PCs in portrait orientation are optimized for that position. You can now choose to snap three apps on top of each other instead of four quadrants.
- Based on the partnership with the most popular GIF provider in China, weshineapp.com, GIF choices are now available to Windows Insiders in China via the emoji panel (WIN +.). If the location is set to China, GIF data from weshineapp.com is displayed.
- Right-clicking the volume icon on the taskbar now includes an option to troubleshoot audio issues.
There are also a whole lot of fixes:
- We solved a problem where it was not possible to click the Show Desktop button with the mouse at the very edge of the taskbar.
- We resolved an issue where the date and time in the taskbar did not reflect your preferred format.
- We solved an issue where the preview window may not show the entire window when we hover over Task View on the taskbar.
- We solved a problem by pressing ESC or clicking on the desktop would not reject the window with open app preview thumbnails if you set focus on it after pressing WIN + T.
- We solved a problem that rotating a PC in portrait orientation and back to landscape may result in app icons not appearing in the taskbar even though there is space.
- We resolved an issue that resulted in Settings not being enabled. If you were affected in the previous flight, look here.
- We fixed a noticeable strain in the animation when we closed Quick Settings and Message Center by clicking on their respective icons in the taskbar.
- We resolved an issue where the Quick Settings and Message Center windows lacked shadows.
- We solved a problem where it was not possible to start Quick Settings by setting the keyboard focus to it on the taskbar and pressing the Enter key.
- We solved an issue where fast settings are not rendered correctly if you removed all settings except volume.
- We resolved an issue that mitigates Focus Assist, enabling unexpected activation.
- We solved a problem with the animation on the touch keyboard when we resized it in Settings.
- We resolved an issue where Login Options in Settings had an unexpected check box under Face recognition without text.
- We resolved an issue where the button to cancel a work or school account in Account Settings did not work.
- We resolved an issue where lock screen settings had a textless switch.
- We resolved an issue where the title of the Advanced Settings page under Windows Update in Settings might be missing.
- We resolved an issue where the “Windows Privacy Settings” at the bottom of Privacy & Security> Search Permissions in Settings did not work.
- We solved an issue where the Open Navigation button could be overlapped with other text.
- We fixed an issue that caused Settings to crash when we applied a theme under Contrasts.
- We resolved an issue where parts of Settings were unexpectedly in English for some non-English languages.
- We fixed an issue that resulted in apps that were pinned and removed from Start not working, the command line in File Explorer disappearing, and the snap layouts unexpectedly not appearing until you restart your PC.
- We resolved an issue that could result in the items in the File Explorer title bar not being readable due to low contrast.
- We resolved an issue where some of the icons in the File Explorer context menu could be blurred.
- We resolved an issue where the “see more” menu in the File Explorer command line would not be rejected when you clicked Options.
- We solved a problem that could result in us not being able to create a new folder on the desktop.
- We solved a problem that resulted in Search sometimes having gray boxes instead of app icons.
- We solved a problem that could result in search dropping the first keystroke when we press the Windows key and start typing.
- We resolved an issue where the third recent search was not loaded and remained empty when you hover your mouse over the Search icon on the taskbar.
- We resolved an issue where if you searched for Windows Update, it would open Settings but not navigate to the Windows Update settings page.
- We solved an issue where scaling system text scaled all widgets proportionally and could result in cropped widgets.
- We resolved an issue where content was not properly displayed when using the screen reader / reader in widgets.
- We solved an issue where the size of the Money widget could result in the bottom half showing nothing.
As always, you can check the Windows Blog for the full log of changes, including a list of known issues! Microsoft also says it’s holding a Windows 11 bug bash right now, so send feedback if you encounter errors!