This time it’s the Dev channel’s turn. The second most risky channel debuts some changes and improvements and we are ready to tell you everything. Build 23545 is coming and this is what this update offers us.
Back at it with two more builds! One for the Canary Channel (25951) and one for the Dev Channel (23545)!
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Changes and improvements in Build 23545
Search in the taskbar
- Instead of providing a navigation experience that opens the search box in the taskbar, we’re testing a few different experiences for when you click the search glow in the search box. In some cases, clicking the flash takes you to a Bing.com page for the featured search. Hovering your mouse over the search box will always display a tooltip for the corresponding tool. As a reminder, we regularly test different concepts and receive feedback from Insiders in the Dev channel.
- We’re starting to roll out the ability to quickly give your device a friendlier name to identify sharing to and from with Nearby Sharing in Settings > System > Nearby Sharing.
- We’re also rolling out the ability to view Microsoft Teams contacts (work or school) and send files to them directly within the built-in Windows Share window if you’re signed in with a Sign In ID (AAD) account.
Fixes available in Build 23545
- Fixed an issue that could cause explorer.exe to crash when closing File Explorer.
- Fixed an issue where when switching between dark and light modes (or a contrast theme), the File Explorer address bar, command bar, and context menu could get stuck on the wrong colors, making it difficult to its visualization.
- Fixed an issue where when launching File Explorer in the dark theme, a bright white flash could appear while content was loading.
- Fixed an issue where quickly opening two File Explorer windows could cause explorer.exe to crash.
- A few more fixes have been made to improve File Explorer startup performance, including fixing a leak that affected performance over time.
- Fixed an issue that could cause explorer.exe to crash when navigating away from Start.
- Fixed an issue where attempting to open Gallery after adding new images could cause a crash.
- Fixed an issue where the tab progress wheel would get stuck showing that File Explorer was loading a folder when in fact the loading had already finished.
- Fixed an issue where File Explorer sort changes were not maintained across folders after browsing back and forth.
- Fixed an issue that could cause File Explorer tab icons to be incorrect.
- Fixed an issue that caused desktop icons to become generic white icons until the desktop was refreshed.
- A very common bug in explorer.exe in recent versions that affected the reliability of the taskbar has been corrected.
Search in the taskbar
- Fixed an issue where search would sometimes not start in the latest versions of the development channel.
- Fixed issue with missing support for Unicode Emoji 15, which began rolling out with version 23475, and updated color font format with COLRv1 support, which began rolling out with version 23506. These experiences should return to work with this version.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the Japanese and Chinese IME candidate windows to not appear after using connected standby, due to a crash.
- Fixed a bug in tabtip.exe that could affect the ability to write in the latest updates.
- Fixed an issue where Settings would not launch in safe mode for some Insiders.
- Fixed an issue where attempting to take screenshots in windowed mode would result in screenshots of the entire screen instead of the focused application for some internal users.
Known issues in Build 23545
- Some apps in All Apps in the Start menu, such as PWA apps installed through Microsoft Edge, may be incorrectly labeled as a system component.
- You’ve heard from Insiders on the Dev Channel that Windows Copilot Preview is not available in some regions. An issue has been found and they plan to re-enable it for these Insiders with a fix in a future update.
- You can use Alt + Tab to exit Windows Copilot, but not to return to it. Windows + C will return focus to Windows Copilot.
- When launching Copilot for the first time or after updating it while using voice access, you will need to use the “Show Grid” commands to click the “Ask me anything” box for the first time.