Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23521 to Windows Insiders in the dev channel.
Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23521
Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23521 to the Dev Channel.
What’s new in Build 23521
Changes and Improvements
- Windows Insiders in the Dev and Beta Channels can participate in the public preview of Windows 365 Switch. Windows 365 Switch provides the ability to easily move between a Windows 365 Cloud PC and the local desktop using the same familiar keyboard commands, as well as a mouse-click or a swipe gesture through Task View on the Windows 11 taskbar. Easily switch between a Windows 365 Cloud PC and the local desktop via Task View.
- Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel who login and are managed by AAD (soon to be Microsoft Entra ID) will see Windows Copilot enabled for them again without the need to enable it via Group Policy Editor.
[Taskbar & System Tray]
Updated settings for never combined mode.
- To make it easier to enable never combined mode on the taskbar, we have updated the settings. You can turn never combined mode on by simply adjusting “Combine taskbar buttons and hide labels” to never. And we provide a separate setting for turning this on for other taskbars (multiple monitor scenarios for example).
- You can now instantly sync your Windows accent color with the devices around you with the “Match my Windows accent color” toggle under “Effects” for Dynamic Lighting via Settings > Personalization > Dynamic Lighting. This improvement started rolling out in Redesigned Task Manager settings.
- After doing an OS update, in certain cases such as using the default Windows 11 background or a solid color – Windows Spotlight may be enabled for you. If you decide you don’t want Windows Spotlight enabled, you can turn it off and in future OS updates it should not be enabled for you again unless you choose to re-enable the experience.
[Search on the Taskbar]
- Windows Search now uses the Microsoft Bing Search app to return web content and search results. In the European Economic Area (EEA), you can enable installed Microsoft Store apps that implement a web search provider to return web content and search results in Windows Search through Settings.
- The end task feature under System > For Developers no longer requires Developer Mode to be enabled first before it can be used.
- In the European Economic Area (EEA), Windows will now require consent to share data between Windows and other signed-in Microsoft services. You will see some Windows features start to check for consent now, with more being added in future builds. Without consent to share data between Windows and other signed-in Microsoft services, some functionality in Windows features may be unavailable, for example certain types of file recommendations under “Recommended” on the Start menu.
- Fixed an issue where you couldn’t drag a file out of an archived folder to extract it with one of the newly supported archive formats.
- Fix an issue where when extracting one of the newly supported archive formats using the Extract All option in the context menu, it wasn’t working unless Windows Explorer was set as the default for that file type.
- When trying to extract one of the new archive formats and the file is password encrypted, it will now show a message saying this isn’t currently supported.
- Fixed a bug where Insiders may have experienced a File Explorer crash when dragging the scroll bar or attempting to close the window during an extended file-loading process.
We fixed the following issues for Insiders who have the modernized File Explorer address bar that began rolling out with New pin icon at the top of the widgets board to pin the widgets board open.
While the board is pinned, you can still close it by:
- Open the widgets board via the Widgets button on the taskbar.
- Pressing the ESC key while Widgets is in the foreground.
- Swiping on the left edge of the screen if you have a touch device.
To unpin the board, select the unpin icon in the top right corner of the board.
FEEDBACK: Please file feedback in Feedback Hub (WIN + F) under Desktop Environment > Widgets.
Snipping Tool Update
We are beginning to roll out an update to Snipping Tool (version 11.2306.43.0 and higher) to Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels. This update introduces new buttons to edit in Paint for screenshots and edit in Clipchamp for screen recordings.New buttons in Snipping Tool for editing screen clips in Paint and screen recordings in Clipchamp.
FEEDBACK: Please file feedback in Feedback Hub by clicking here.