Microsoft, today, released the newest build to Windows 11 Dev Channel Insiders. The new build, 23550, brings voice access to OOBE (out-of-the-box experience), and other improvements and bug fixes. The full changelog appears below:
What’s new in Build 23550
Voice access in OOBE
As part of the work mentioned in Build 23516 to make voice access available for use in more areas of Windows, voice access can be used to set up the new Windows devices and navigate through OOBE (“Trying outside the box”). You can turn on the accessibility dropdown in the lower left corner of their screens and click on voice access to enable it.
Note: You’ll need to make sure you set up an internet connection when setting up a new device to allow the language model to be downloaded and set up voice access to use it.
You can navigate OOBE, enter passwords using the on-screen keyboard, type text using dictation, and control the mouse and focus using overlays on numbers and the grid after voice access is enabled.
Feedback: Please send feedback in the Feedback Hub (WIN + F) under Accessibility > Voice Access.
changes and improvements
[Windows Subsystem for Linux]
- The September 2023 update for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is rolling out and includes network improvements in the latest Insider Preview builds. See this blog post for more details.
- Fixed an underlying issue that caused explorer.exe and the Start menu to crash sporadically for Insiders on the latest build.
- Fixed an issue that caused gallery thumbnails to sometimes flicker when scrolling.
- Fixed an issue that caused some of the icons in the recommended section of Start to not appear correctly.
[Search on the Taskbar]
- Fixed an issue where the magnifying glass was not displayed correctly when the search was set to “Icon and Label Search”.
- Fixed an issue where the dialog when collecting a process memory dump incorrectly said it was collecting a core memory dump.
- Fixed an issue that caused the task manager to not launch for some associates.
Note: Some fixes specified here in Insider Preview builds from the Dev channel may make it into the service updates for the released version of Windows 11.
- Some apps under All apps in the Start menu, such as PWA apps installed using Microsoft Edge, may be incorrectly labeled as a system component.
- We’ve heard feedback from folks on the Dev channel that the Windows Copilot preview isn’t available in some regions. We’ve found an issue and plan to re-enable it for these Insiders with a future in-flight fix.
- You can use Alt + Tab to exit Windows Copilot, but not to return to it. Windows + C will return focus to Windows Copilot
- When first starting or after refreshing Copilot using voice access, you will need to use the “Show Network” commands to click the “Ask me anything” box for the first time.
You can find the official blog post about it Page on Microsoft’s website.
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