Windows 11 434 Published by

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3720 (KB5039312) is now available for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel. New features include the ability to dictate text hands-free using voice access, automatic restart for voice access, and a new voice access command in Windows Search.

In addition, users can share local files directly from the taskbar search results, and Windows Share now allows users in China to enable nearby sharing by turning on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There are also fixes for issues in File Explorer, such as unexpected focus settings in screen readers, issues with CTRL + F not starting a search, and keyboard focus being lost when using Shift + Tab.



Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3720 (Beta Channel)

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3720 (KB5039312) to the Beta Channel.

New features gradually being rolled out to the Beta Channel with toggle on*

Narrator users can now use voice access to dictate text hands-free

Narrator users can start using  voice access in Windows 11 to dictate text with voice and hear what is dictated. In addition, you can also use voice access to give Narrator commands. For example, “Turn on Narrator,” “speak faster,” “read selection,” “read next line,” etc.

Auto Restart for Voice Access & New Voice Access Command for Windows Search

We are introducing auto restart for  voice access in Windows 11. This feature ensures that voice access will automatically restart if it encounters any issues so that individuals with limited mobility can get back to using voice access as quickly as possible. Customers will no longer need to rely on alternative assistive technologies or assistance from others to reactivate voice access. Should voice access automatically restart due to a crash, we are making it easier to report those crashes once voice access restarts so the team can investigate and work on fixes.

Changes and Improvements gradually being rolled out to the Beta Channel with toggle on*

[Search on the Taskbar]

  • We are beginning to roll out the ability to share local files directly from within the search results shown in the search box on the taskbar.

[Windows Share]

  • If you are in China and turn on nearby sharing, you will receive a notification asking to allow turning on Wi-Fi and or Bluetooth should these settings be off as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are required to be enabled for nearby sharing to work.

Fixes gradually being rolled out to the Beta Channel with toggle on*

[File Explorer]

  • Fixed an issue where when pressing WIN + E, a screen reader might unexpectedly say a pane had focus, or focus may not be set within File Explorer at all.
  • Fixed an issue which was causing CTRL + F to sometimes not start a search in File Explorer.
  • Fixed an issue where keyboard focus might get lost sometimes when doing Shift + Tab in File Explorer.


Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3720 (Beta Channel)