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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26252 is now available to Windows Insiders via the Canary Channel.

In addition to introducing a new energy recommendation for turning off HDR, the build also improves the card design with acrylic blur, card size, spacing, and font optimizations. Users can now pin apps to the taskbar through the Start menu, and the evaluation copy expiry date is now visible under Settings > System > About.



Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26252 (Canary Channel)

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26252 to the Canary Channel.

Changes and Improvements

[Lock screen]

  • We’re beginning to roll out Weather and more to your lock screen starting with this build in the Canary Channel. Stay informed and efficient with dynamic updates that bring finance, traffic, and sports to your Lock screen, alongside weather. The card design has been improved with acrylic blur, card size, spacing, and font optimizations. To turn on this feature, go to Settings > Personalization > Lock screen. To learn more, see  Personalize your lock screen.

Finance, traffic, and sports content along with weather on the Lock screen.

[Start menu]

  • You can now also pin apps from the Start menu to the taskbar by dragging and dropping items directly to taskbar from the pinned section in the Start menu.

[Settings]

  • Evaluation copy expiry date information is now visible under Settings > System > About.

Evaluation expiration date highlighted in a red box on the About settings page.

  • We are beginning to roll out a new energy recommendation for turning off HDR to conserve energy on PCs with HDR displays under Settings > Power & battery > Energy recommendations.

New HDR energy recommendation highlighted in a red box in Settings.

Fixes

[Input]

  • Fixed an issue causing Insiders to see errors when attempting to use Voice Typing with certain languages such as Chinese.
  • Fixed an issue where if you went through Windows Setup (OOBE), pinyin would be unexpectedly displayed twice in the list of available input methods.

[Task Manager]

  • Fixed an issue causing colors in the Performance section to not display correctly in dark mode.

[Settings]

  • Fixed an issue causing the icons in Settings > Apps > Startup too be way too large for the available space for some users, causing them to be cut off.
  • Fixed an issue where Settings > System > Power & Battery unexpectedly had duplicate text when showing a warning about a slow charger.
  • Fixed an issue where the Windows Update page in Settings was not displayed correctly for some Insiders after the previous flight (no text shows). If you are impacted by this, the update to this build with the fix should still happen on its own, however you may need to wait a little bit.


Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26252 (Canary Channel)