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First Windows 11 Dev build of 2023 fixes broken UI, black screen, Task Manager bugs, and more

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Jan 5, 2023 1:16 PM EST

Windows 11 Insider Preview

Microsoft released a new version of Windows 11 Insider build 25272 to the Dev channel today. This is the first Insider build in 2023. The new release includes a long list of important bug fixes. These include searching for task manager filters, broken UI elements in apps, and more. There are also some changes and improvements in the new build, as well as some open issues.

You can read the full changelog below:

[Changes and Improvements]

[General]

  • Moved Quick Assist outside of the Windows tool so that it will be displayed directly in the Start menu’s list of all apps and will be easier to find.
  • We’re removing the suggested action for searching copied text in Microsoft Edge and showing popular recommended sites in the Recommended section of Start – both started publishing with Build 25247. Thanks to all the associates who gave us feedback on these two experiences. As a reminder, features and experiences we try in the development channel may be removed and never released beyond the development channel as we incubate new ideas and receive feedback from insiders.

[WSL]

  • Starting with Build 25267, the inbox version of the Windows Subsystem for Linux has been removed. When you install a build with this change if you are using WSL, you will need to update to the latest WSL version by running wsl.exe –update or wsl.exe –install to ensure that WSL continues to work on your computer. Once you’ve done this, WSL will continue working on the next build updates. In future versions we are looking to do this automatically.

[Printing]

  • Added a refresh button to the Windows print queue.

Corrections

[General]

  • Fixed an issue where some Arm64 devices experienced a black screen when resuming from sleep or hibernation.
  • Fixed an issue that caused various UI elements in apps to disappear and reappear sometimes in the latest version.

[Search on the Taskbar]

The fixes only apply to Windows Insiders who received one of the various treatments for how search looks in the taskbar that started rolling out to Insiders with Build 25252:

  • Fixed the issue that caused the taskbar search box to not appear properly and display visual artifacts.
  • Japanese IME candidate items should now appear correctly inside the taskbar search box.

[Task Manager]

  • Fixed an issue that caused filtering by owner name to not match correctly on the Processes page.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some services to not appear on the services page after applying the filter.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in new processes appearing in a filtered list if started while a filter was set.
  • Fixed an issue where the task manager was not displaying light and dark content correctly, resulting in potentially unreadable text.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Startup Apps page in Task Manager to not list apps for some associates.
  • If there are no matching search results, the task manager will explicitly say so.
  • Fixed the task manager crash that could occur when trying to terminate certain processes.
  • You can now set the focus to the search box by pressing CTRL + F.

[Narrator]

  • Fixed an issue that caused settings to crash after turning Narrator on or off in the Lithuanian and Hungarian version.
  • Narrator should now work correctly with Windows Defender Application Guard for Edge.

[Live Captions]

  • Fixed the issue that caused live subtitles to not work in the latest Insider Preview in the Dev channel.

[Input]

  • When using the Japanese IME with Narrator, Narrator will no longer read the entire composition string every time you press a key.
  • The message displayed the first time you use ALT + Shift should no longer appear if only one input language is installed.
  • Fixed an issue where the Surface Pen could no longer advance PowerPoint slides in recent versions.
  • Made a change to help improve performance when using a mouse with a high report rate while gaming.
  • Fixed an issue where if you used the touch gesture to open the start menu, it could get stuck halfway through.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Excel to stop responding on certain mouse drag events when using the Japanese or Chinese IME.

[Settings]

  • Fixed an issue that could cause a hang if you turned off certificate verification when connecting to a VPN.
  • Fixed an issue that caused settings to crash when opening power and battery sometimes.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Quick Settings to sometimes crash when navigating to the Bluetooth section.
  • Fixed an issue where app icons under Settings > Apps > Default apps could be blurry.

[Windowing]

  • Fixed an issue that caused a black screen when ALT + exiting some games in the latest version.
  • The maximized button should no longer be slightly smaller than the closed and minimized buttons when you highlight it in File Explorer and certain other apps while using dark mode.
  • Fixed some DWM crashes that were introduced in recent versions.

[Other]

  • Fixed an issue that caused some Windows Security app crashes.
  • Fixed an issue where the print queue showed outdated job information for printers connected to the printer.
  • Fixed an issue where when creating a FIDO2 certificate for a website in the browser, you might see the dialog box twice in a row in some cases.
  • This build contains the fix for an issue affecting Windows Hello on some computers. We continue to investigate an issue specific to Arm64 computers (see known issues).
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the camera app to show something went wrong if you press pause while recording video.

Note: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the Dev channel may make it into the service updates for the released version of Windows 11.

known problems

[General]

  • Using Windows Hello to sign in with facial recognition may not work on Arm64 computers. A workaround is to use the Hello PIN path.

[Taskbar & System Tray]

  • The taskbar is sometimes cut in half when using the tablet-optimized taskbar. You may also see this issue on secondary monitors.

[Search on the Taskbar]

The following known issues only apply to Windows Insiders who received one of the various fixes for how search looks in the taskbar that started rolling out to Insiders with Build 25252:

  • In right-to-left display languages ​​like Arabic, there are layout issues with the text in the taskbar search box.

[Task Manager]

  • Some dialogs may not be displayed in the correct format when applied from the Task Manager settings page.
  • The data content area of ​​the Processes page may flash once when theme changes are applied in the Task Manager Settings page.

[Widgets]

  • We are investigating an issue where the widget panel will get stuck open in invisible mode for Insiders in China (and possibly others), causing clicks on the left side of the screen to not work. If you encounter this, pressing WIN + D may solve the problem.
  • In right-to-left display languages ​​like Arabic, content is animated out of view before the widget panel resizes when clicked to expand the widget panel.

You can find the official blog post Here.

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