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Windows 11 Insider Beta Channel build 22631.2265 (KB5029347) adds new COLRv1 3D emojis

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Microsoft has released Builds 22621.2265 and Build 22631.2265 (KB5029347) for members of the Windows Insider program in the Beta channel. As a reminder, Build 22621 when noted in the changelog, usually only contains fixes, and Build 22631 contains fixes as well as new features that require testing from Insiders.

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You can toggle between Build 22621 and Build 22631 by enabling “Get the latest updates as soon as they are available” in Windows Update. To leave the more experimental features of Build 22631, turn the setting off, and the next available build will update to Build 22621.

First up, here are the Changes and Improvements in Build 22631.2265

[Emoji]

  • With the update of our color font format to COLRv1, Windows is now able to display richer emoji with a 3D like appearance with support coming soon to some apps and browsers. These emoji use gradients to bring the design style that our customers have been asking for. The new emoji will bring more expression to your communications.

Before and after of the updated color format for emoji.

Before and after of the updated color format for emoji.

[Settings]

Here are all the Fixes in 22631.2265

[General]

[Taskbar & System Tray]

  • Fixed an issue which was causing apps in the taskbar to appear cut off without a rounded corner on the end when you had a lot of app windows open and the taskbar was set to not combine.

  • Fixed an explorer.exe crash impacting taskbar appearing correctly after powering on your device.

[File Explorer]

  • Fixed a few crashes impacting File Explorer launch reliability.

  • Did some work to help improve File Explorer launch performance in certain scenarios.

  • Fixed an issue where the icons on the desktop may all go blank.

  • Fixed an issue where using the Reset Folders button in Folder Options could cause explorer.exe to crash.

  • Fixed an issue where if you tried to copy and paste a file out of a compressed folder and into a OneDrive folder might fail with an error code.

  • Fixed an issue which was causing File Explorer to crash when navigating to Gallery if you had a large number of images.

  • Fixed an issue where saving files to OneDrive locations in File Explorer could take a very long time, making it seem like the app you were saving from had become unresponsive, in the latest Insider builds.

  • Fixed an issue where “Automatically type into the Search Box” wasn’t working when File Explorer was open to Home.

  • Fixed an issue where the chevrons in the File Explorer address bar were pointing in the wrong direction if your display language was set to Arabic or Hebrew.

[Settings]

  • Fixed an issue which was causing some labels to be missing across various places in Settings in the last couple flights.

  • Did some work to help improve the performance of opening Settings for Insiders with the new Home page.

[Dev Drive]

  • Fixed an issue where Dev Drives might not auto-mount after upgrading to a new build, causing apps that tried to access them to not work.

  • Improved error messages if Dev Drives fail to format.

[Task Manager]

  • Fixed an issue where if you did a search and then cleared it, the view would still be filtered.

  • Fixed an issue which was causing sporadic crashes when using Task Manager, including when ending tasks.

  • Fixed an issue where the search icon could become overlapped with the Task Manager text in the title bar.

  • Fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to move the Task Manager window with touch or pen.

There’s just one Known issue

[Narrator]

And, no you are not reading it wrong, this flight did not include any new features or fixes in build 22621.2265.

You can check out the full blog post here.

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