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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23475 to Windows Insiders in the dev channel.





Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23475

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23475 to the Dev Channel. 

What’s new in Build 23475

Modernized File Explorer Home and Address Bar

Now that File Explorer is powered by  Windows App SDK, we are introducing a modernized File Explorer Home powered by  WinUI Recommended files for users signed into Windows with an Azure Active Directory (AAD) account will be displayed as a carousel and support file thumbnails which is coming soon. Quick Access folders (available by default for users signed into Windows with a Microsoft account), Favorites, and Recent also bring in an updated experience with WinUI.

Dynamic Lighting

Dynamic Lighting provides Windows users and developers with native control of Lighting Devices implementing the open HID LampArray standard. By adopting an open standard, and by working with our OEM and ODM partners,  Microsoft seeks to improve the RGB device and software ecosystem for users by increasing interoperability of devices and apps. Included are APIs for Windows apps to control devices from the background and foreground, as well as a page in Windows Settings for users to customize how their devices behave.

Changes and Improvements

[General]

  • The feature where we now detect if the user is interacting with toasts or not and provide a suggestion to turn the toast banners off for such apps that began rolling out with  Build 23466 is now available to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

[Emoji]

  • The  Unicode Emoji 15 is beginning to roll out to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. Users will now be able to see, search for and insert new emoji from the emoji panel. Here are a few of our Emoji 15 designs which include more hearts, animals and one new smiley face.

Fixes

[Taskbar & System Tray]

  • Fixed an issue where the taskbar may not have shown the correct apps when using multiple desktops.

[Search on the Taskbar]

  • Fixed the issue where Narrator customers were unable to navigate down the left side panel of the search flyout.

[Start menu]

  • Fixed an issue where when using a Japanese display language, sometimes apps with names written in kanji would all show at the bottom of the all apps list, rather than displayed alongside hiragana and katakana app names.

[Notifications]

  • Fixed an issue where certain notifications were leading to an explorer.exe crash.

[Input]

  • We’re rolling out the fix for an issue where Korean touch keyboard sometimes finalizes characters unexpectedly in the search flyout on the taskbar.

[Backup and Restore]

  • Backups of a PC that was set up using a restore will now show up in subsequent restores.
  • Restore of solid color desktop backgrounds are now supported.

[Other]

  • Fixed issues that were causing voice access commands for moving settings sliders and selecting things on the taskbar to fail.

NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the Dev Channel may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11.



Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23475