Microsoft released a new update to insiders in the beta channel. It’s update KB5018490, which will bring your build up to Windows 11 22H2 22621.746 or Windows 11 22H2 22623.746 after installation.
- Build 22623.746 = New features rolling out.
- Build 22621.746 = New features off by default.
Microsoft Note: Insiders who were previously on Build 22622 will automatically get moved to Build 22623 via an enablement package. The enablement package artificially increments the build number for the update with new features getting rolled out and turned on to make it easier to differentiate from devices with the update with features off by default. This approach is being used for the Beta Channel only and is not indicative of any changes or plans for final feature rollouts.
Changes and Improvements in Build 22623.746
- This build includes preliminary support to rearrange System Tray icons for Insiders who have the System Tray updates that began rolling out with Build 22623.730. Further improvements for this experience are coming soon. As a reminder, these System Tray updates are still rolling out and are not available to all Insiders just yet. If your PC does not have these changes, your System Tray experience will remain the same as before.
Fixes in Build 22623.746
Note: These fixes will only show if tablet-optimized taskbar is enabled on your device. Tablet-optimized taskbar is still rolling out to Windows Insiders and not yet available for everyone.
- Fixed an issue where the gesture to slide the Start menu open from the bottom of the screen using touch might stop following your finger.
[System Tray Updates]
Note: These fixes will only show if tablet-optimized taskbar with System Tray updates is enabled on your device. Tablet-optimized taskbar and System Tray is still rolling out to Windows Insiders and not yet available for everyone.
- Fixed an issue for Insiders with “automatically hide the taskbar” enabled, where right-clicking app icons in the system tray was unexpectedly making the taskbar dismiss.
Fixes for BOTH Build 22621.746 & Build 22623.746
- We enabled the ms-appinstaller Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) to work for the DesktopAppInstaller.
- We fixed an issue that affects the Windows Search service. Indexing progress is slow when you use the service.
- We’re looking into reports that audio stopped working for some Insiders in recent Beta Channel builds.
- The taskbar sometimes flashes when transitioning between desktop posture and tablet posture.
- The taskbar takes longer than expected to transition to the touch-optimized version when switching between desktop posture and tablet posture.
- When using the bottom right edge gesture to see Quick Settings, the taskbar sometimes stays stuck in the expanded state, instead of dismissing to collapsed state.
[System Tray Updates]
- [New] Dragging the system tray icons may cause explorer.exe to crash for some Insiders.