Microsoft improves Arm64 support in Dev Channel Windows • The Register


Microsoft has demonstrated that it really cares about Windows on Arm with a new Dev Channel for Windows release that brings native Arm64 support to its camera app as a low-impact boot.

However, support for privacy shutter status on supported hardware is more useful in build 25182. A terse message awaits those who have such hardware and attempt to take pictures with the shutter blocking view or laptop lid closed.

In addition to an update to the Microsoft Store app, the release also addresses difficulties some users had when installing with low disk space and fixes an issue with FPS drops when playing certain games. .

Users speculating that Microsoft might be readying a Windows 11 22H2 build next month will be interested to note that the expiration date for this build is September 15, 2023, so an update is needed to stop the expiration.

Other fixes include the taskbar overflow drop-down menu appearing on the wrong side of the screen and a file explorer crash that occurred when Windows was determining whether the taskbar overflow should be displayed (Microsoft noted that this may occur when outputting a full-screen game).

While fixes abound for gamers, things didn’t go so well for game developers this time around – Insiders with the Xbox SDK installed will experience “File Explorer crashes” after attempting to access certain folders on your system”. A fix is ​​in the works, and it’s worth remembering that Windows Insider builds, by their nature, could easily break an otherwise functioning system.

Other issues in File Explorer include the venerable misalignment of the up arrow on File Explorer tabs and the one where the delete key stops working (the context menu should do the trick at the same time). square).

The print issue where rows are skipped on tables is also still present and correct.

The addition of more Arm64 goodies (combined with recent developer shows) is a sign that Microsoft is still pushing the platform forward, despite its relatively slow start. Handy, since the Arm-based Volterra project, announced with few details at the company’s Build event, should appear any day now. ®


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