- Here is another version of Windows 11 delivered to the Dev Channel.
- All Dev Insiders are welcome to take a look and test drive KB5017600.
- Keep in mind that this update is intended to test servicing pipelines.
We’ve been talking a lot about new operating system releases for Windows 11 lately, and rightly so because there’s so much going on.
Some of the latest updates have even managed to break operating system functionality and many users have reported their devices booting straight into BitLocker recovery.
Even Windows 10 users are experiencing audio issues after installing one of Microsoft’s most recent cumulative updates.
Now, Microsoft has released an update for Windows 11 Build 25182, which was released to Windows Insiders last Wednesday.
What’s new in KB5017600 for Windows 11?
Well, the truth is that this update doesn’t bring anything new as the Redmond-based tech giant designed it to test its servicing pipeline.
These kinds of updates are sometimes released by Microsoft, much to the disappointment of Insiders everywhere, so we just have to live with them.
That being said, there are still a lot of new things to discover with this version, or rather its previous form, so we will come back to it.
However, since you might not have been fully aware of the latest Dev Channel release changes and innovations, we’ll show you what you’ve been missing.
The Camera app can now understand privacy shutter status on supported hardware, like the Microsoft Modern Webcam or the built-in camera on many new Windows 11 laptops.
That being said, if the shutter is blocking the view or the laptop lid is closed, the Camera app will let you know and guide you.
Microsoft also said that it actually improved the Camera app experience on Arm64 devices, which means you’ll get faster and better performance when using the app.
The tech giant has also started rolling out a Microsoft Store update (version 22207.1401.x) with the following improvements:
- Screenshots in search results: Show screenshots in search results to improve your browsing experience.
- Install games directly from the Microsoft Store app: When you find a game you like, you can install it directly from the Microsoft Store, without switching apps.
- Fixed the issue where devices with low disk space received download error 0x80070001 in Windows Update when trying to install the latest version from Dev Channel.
- Fixed an issue causing some Insiders to experience a decrease in FPS when playing certain games in recent flights due to using the wrong graphics card.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the taskbar overflow drop-down menu to appear unexpectedly on the opposite side of the screen. This was incorrectly noted as fixed in Build 25179.
- Fixed an issue that caused the taskbar animation that displayed when a user switched from a device in tablet posture to a desktop while in overflow would display incorrectly. incorrect when logging in.
- Fixed an explorer.exe crash that could occur when determining whether the taskbar overflow should show. This can happen when outputting a fullscreen game.
- Fixed a Start menu crash that could prevent apps from launching from Start.
- Fixed an issue preventing the left half of the File Explorer title bar from dragging via mouse or touch for some Insiders.
- Fixed an issue causing Home, Documents, Pictures, and potentially other folders to appear unexpectedly duplicated in the File Explorer navigation pane or appearing on the desktop.
- Selecting multiple folders and then using the context menu option to open them in a new tab will now do this, rather than opening the first folder in a new tab and all the others in a new window.
- Updated logic for Narrator so that if you navigate to a OneDrive folder using the Navigation Pane in File Explorer, Narrator will now explicitly say it’s a OneDrive folder, not only something like “YourName – Personal”.
- Fixed an issue that could block the camera light on a laptop after connecting to your PC.
- Fixed an issue believed to be the root cause of some Insiders seeing bugchecks when opening and copying files from network locations.
- Some games that use Easy Anti-Cheat may crash or cause a bug check on your PC.
- Reviewed reports that audio stopped working for some insiders after upgrading to the latest flight.
- Investigate reports of a few different apps starting to crash in recent builds.
- A small percentage of Insiders experience repeated explorer.exe crashes after trying to access certain folders on your system on builds 25179+. Insiders who have installed the Xbox SDK will get there. We are working on a fix for this in an upcoming flight.
- Up arrow is misaligned in File Explorer tabs. This will be fixed in a future update.
- Working on fixing an issue where the background of the search box in File Explorer might be the opposite color to your current mode.
- Working on fixing an issue causing the delete key to work unexpectedly on files in File Explorer. If you encounter this problem, you should still be able to use the context menu to delete.
- Working on fixing an issue where the taskbar cannot show if File Explorer is maximized and the taskbar is set to auto-hide.
- The notification badge number may appear misaligned in the taskbar.
- In some cases, the notification banner for certain badges will not appear in the widget table.
- Working on fixing an issue in recent Dev Channel flights preventing the inclusion of rows when printing tables from certain applications.
What can I do if Build 25182 does not install?
- Hurry To win+ I to access Settings.
- Select the System category and click Troubleshoot.
- press the Other convenience stores button.
- press the To run button next to Windows Update.
Be sure to report any other issues you may encounter, so Microsoft can fix and improve the overall operating system experience for all of us.
Here’s to you guys! Everything you can expect if you’re a Dev Channel Insider. Leave a comment below if you’ve found any issues since installing this release.
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