Microsoft released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22579 to insiders on the Dev Channel.
Here you can read more about what’s new or changed in this build. Down below, you can see what’s fixed in the Windows 11 Build 22579 changelog.
Microsoft Bug Bash:
- The Bug Bash has begun! Help us continue to shape Windows by participating in our Bug Bash from March 16th to March 22nd. Explore new features, apps, and experiences that we have released in these latest builds and share feedback! You can check the Quest’s section of the Feedback Hub to get ideas of what to try out. Participating Insiders on this build will receive a Bug Bash badge in the Feedback Hub.
- We are releasing ISOs for this build – they can be downloaded here!
- This build introduces a new policy for IT administrators to exclude USB removable drives from BitLocker encryption.
- We are also introducing a good set of changes and improvements including the ability to name your folders on Start, site suggestions in the Get Started app that you can pin to your taskbar, and more!
- We have some updates for the Media Player and Your Phone apps – details below.
- Join us for the March Windows Insider Webcast! Tune in at 10 am PDT/5 pm UTC on March 22nd as we host guests from the team responsible for the new focus experiences introduced in Build 22557. We’ll also talk about the current Bug Bash, including Quests, recent builds, and more!
Changelog in Windows 11 Build 22579
- Addressed an issue that was causing Gaming Services to not work in the previous flight, leading to issues launching and installing some games.
- Fixed a few high-hitting explorer.exe crashes impacting recent flights during general usage of Windows.
- Fixed a bug for Windows Insiders trying to upgrade directly from Windows 10 to recent Windows 11 Dev Channel builds.
NOTE: These fixes will only show if a tablet-optimized taskbar is enabled on your device, which is beginning to roll out to Windows Insiders and is not yet available for everyone.
- It’s no longer necessary to swipe twice from the tablet-optimized taskbar to show Start or Quick Settings – once the taskbar is fully expanded, these will display with a continued swipe upwards.
- Addressed an issue where using the swipe gesture to invoke the Start menu might bring it up on the wrong screen if an external monitor was connected.
- Notifications will no longer overlap with the tablet-optimized taskbar.
- Fixed an issue where if you invoked Task View, the Desktop’s area might not render completely.
- Middle-clicking an app icon to launch a new instance of that app should work again now.
- Fixed an issue where Start’s folders were still showing animations even if you had animation effects disabled.
- Mitigated an issue that was causing Start’s pinned and folders layouts to get reset to default after explorer.exe restarts.
- Addressed an underlying issue leading to a transparent line along the side of the Start menu when changing your display’s scale.
- You’ll now see the same breaks in focus sessions over 30 minutes started from the Notification Center as you would in sessions started from the Clock app.
- If do not disturb is turned on prior to starting a focus session, stopping the focus session will no longer turn off Do not disturb.
- If you turn on a focus session, it will not be reset if you have to log out or reboot now.
- Fixed an issue causing your keyboard focus to unexpectedly move to the top of Notification Center when ending a focus session below the calendar.
- Fixed an issue that was preventing you from adding apps to the Settings > System > Notifications > Set priority notifications
- Fixed an issue where the enraged face emoji wasn’t searchable in Turkish using the word angry (kızgın). Please continue giving feedback about the emoji search results under Input and Language > Emoji Panel in the Feedback Hub!
- Addressed an issue where the Japanese IME was unexpectedly switching to Katakana mode when the focus was set to the UAC dialog.
- Mitigated an issue recently where if you removed a third-party IME from that language in Settings > Time & Language > Language & Region and didn’t uninstall it, it might still show in the input switcher.
- Fixed an issue that was causing the mouse to be invisible in fields of certain apps, as well as some unexpected cursor-related app crashes in recent flights.
- Addressed an issue where the gesture for bringing in the Notification Center from the side of the screen wasn’t working for the Arabic or Hebrew display languages.
- Fixed an issue for the header at the top of Network & Internet, where the chevron was backward for Arabic and Hebrew display languages.
- If transparency is off under Settings > Personalization > Colors, the background of ALT + Tab will no longer be transparent.
- If you drag a window to the top of the screen and then drag it back down, the dismiss animation for snap layouts will display more consistently now.
- Made a small adjustment to fix an animation glitch when invoking snap layouts at the top of the screen.
- Fixed an explorer.exe crash which was happening when dragging certain windows across snap layouts at the top of the screen.
- Mitigated an issue that was causing Task View to appear unresponsive if you invoked Task View while the snap assist was showing on the screen.
- Did some work to address an issue where Alt + Tab might get stuck open if you invoked it via a very quick gesture on your touchpad.
- Fixed an explorer.exe crash that could happen when an app goes in and out of full-screen mode.
- Mitigated an issue leading to cellular connections not working on certain devices in the last few builds.
- Addressed an issue leading to Wi-Fi speed degradation in the previous flight.
- Fixed an issue that was causing the voice access banner to block the top row of desktop icons or the top of full-screen applications.
- Live captions will now show across your Desktops.
- The “floating on-screen” window position will now correctly show as selected in the settings flyout if the live captions window was forced to float (for example when using a full-screen app).
- The maximum height of the live captions window is now capped at 40% of monitor height.
- Live captions will no longer crash upon shrinking a max height live captions window.
- Toggling mono audio will no longer crash live captions.
- Fixed an issue with how Narrator readout collapsed sections in Settings > Accessibility > Narrator when navigating using Shift + Tab.
- Fixed a few high-hitting Task Manager crashes.
- Fixed an issue where if the focus was inside the Details page, and you started typing, the focus would stop moving through the processes list after the first letter.
- If you’re using the Performance page in Summary view, the title bar of Task Manager will now be hidden.
- The percentage on the volume fly-out that shows when using your hardware keys will now be centered in the design consistently.
- Improved how keyboard focus and navigation works when moving through and closing the accessibility options on the Lock screen.