Microsoft Windows 11 Insider Dev 22000.100


Microsoft Windows 11
Insider Dev 10.0.22000.100 (au 22/07/2021)

Windows 11 fait désormais suite à Windows 10. Toujours basé sur les travaux sur le Fluent Design, il propose une nouvelle version de la barre des tâches dont les icônes sont désormais centrées (modifiable) et contient une nouvelle version du menu démarrer. Il ne sera disponible qu'en version 64 bits !

Au fur et à mesure de la stabilisation au sien du programme Insider, les développeurs vont nous proposer une nouvelle version du panneau des paramètres ainsi que du centre de notifications. Naturellement, d'autres nouveautés suivront...

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Windows 11 nécessite de nouveaux prérequis système :
- UEFI, Secure Boot + TPM 2.0
- Processeur Intel Core ix 8ème génération et +, AMD Ryzen 2000+ (et d'autres modèles Celeron, Atom, EPYC) 1Ghz minimum
- 4 Go de RAM
- 64 Go de stockage minimum
- Carte graphique compatible DirectX 12 & WDDM 2
Testez votre compatibilité : PC Health Check (Microsoft) ou WhynotWin11

Notes de version build 22000.100 (22/07/2021)

Changes and Improvements

The hidden icons flyout on the Taskbar has been updated with the new Windows 11 visuals.
The hidden icons flyout on the Taskbar has been updated with the new Windows 11 visuals.
  • We added the ability to quickly access Focus assist settings directly from Notification Center.
You can quickly access Focus assist settings directly from Notification Center.
You can quickly access Focus assist settings directly from Notification Center.
  • When a background activity from an app requires attention, the app will flash on the Taskbar to get your attention. In Windows 11, we have updated this design so that it still grabs your attention but with a calming treatment that minimizes the impact of unwarranted distractions. The subtle flashing eventually stops, and you will see a slightly red backplate and red pill under the app icon continuing to note a background activity needs your attention. Let us know what you think!
Slightly red backplate of app icon and red pill under the icon signify a background activity needs your attention.
Slightly red backplate of app icon and red pill under the icon signify a background activity needs your attention.
  • The touch keyboard icon in the Taskbar has been adjusted to be more consistent with the size of the other icons in the corner of the Taskbar.
  • The Taskbar calendar flyout will now fully collapse down when clicking the chevron in the top corner to give you more room for notifications.
  • In the latest Microsoft Store update rolling out to Insiders, we made navigation in our new Microsoft Store feel fast and fun. When you select an app or movie you’re interested in, you might notice some animations that help you keep track of what you’re browsing. Give it a try, we hope you like it as much as we do.
New animations in Microsoft Store that help you keep track of what you're browsing.
New animations in Microsoft Store that help you keep track of what you’re browsing.

Fixes

  • Taskbar:
    • We fixed the issue that was causing Explorer.exe to crash when the date and time button on the Taskbar is clicked to access new notifications with Focus Assist turned off.
    • Added the missing settings icons for the context menu entries when right clicking network, volume, and battery in the Taskbar.
    • Fixed an issue that was making the clock in the Taskbar get stuck and out of sync.
    • Addressed an explorer.exe that could happen after resuming from standby, related to the volume icon in the Taskbar.
    • There is an issue where the progress bar below app icons in the Taskbar wasn’t always displaying when it was expected to and have fixed it.
    • Clicking on the Taskbar when either Start or Search is open will now make them dismiss.
    • If you tap Taskbar icons using touch you should now see the same icon animation that was visible when using the mouse.
    • The lunar calendar (when enabled) text should no longer overlap the numbers in the Taskbar calendar flyout.
    • The calendar flyout should now show the correct month when in a collapsed state.
    • The date at the top of the calendar flyout should now follow your preferred format and not the format matching your display language.
    • If the Start menu is open, when hovering over Task View the window will now appear above Start menu instead of behind it.
    • Right-clicking Task View will now make the preview window dismiss so you can actually use the context menu.
    • Fixed an issue where if you click on a snap group in the Taskbar, it might not bring up all the app windows after docking and undocking.
    • The icons used for the On / Off indicators in the Taskbar for the Pinyin IME are now a consistent size.
    • Signing out and back in when battery saver is running should no longer result in Taskbar becoming transparent.
    • Mitigated an issue making the network icon sometimes unexpectedly not show in the Taskbar.
    • The Taskbar previews will no longer draw offscreen after upgrading to this build.
  • Settings:
    • We fixed an issue causing multiple buttons and options in Settings to not work in the previous flight, including Go Back and Reset Your PC under Recovery, enabling Developer mode, renaming your PC, and enabling Remote Desktop.
    • The page titles in Settings should no longer be drawing too high up / off screen.
    • Searching for add and remove programs in Settings should now return the expected Settings page.
    • We’ve done some work to help search in Settings initialize faster.
    • Addressed an issue that was causing crashes in Settings when interacting with the Windows Insider Program section.
    • Fixed an issue that could make Settings crash on launch.
    • Fixed an icon rendering issue in Power and Battery Settings.
    • Fixed some reliability issues with the Language and Region page in Settings.
    • Made a change to help address a problem where the preview in Personalization Settings sometimes unexpectedly showed you were using a black wallpaper when you weren’t.
    • The font used in the Lock Screen Settings preview should now match the actual lock screen.
    • Fixed a bug making all the icons in Quick Settings appear unexpectedly flipped for Insiders using the Arabic display language.
    • Using the brightness slider in Quick Settings should now show a number as you’re adjusting, like it does with volume.
  • File Explorer:
    • Using mouse to open the context menu in File Explorer and on the desktop should no longer display a keyboard focus rectangle on first launch (until you start using the keyboard to navigate it).
    • We’ve tweaked the context menu to address feedback that sometimes submenus were unexpectedly closing when you were trying to use them.
    • Fixed a flicker where you could see New become New Item in the context menu.
    • We’ve done some work on the context menu positioning logic so that submenus should no longer appear partially offscreen or unexpectedly far away.
    • We fixed two issues impacting explorer.exe reliability when bringing up the context menu, including specifically when right-clicking on a zip file.
    • Addressed an issue causing the “Unpin from Start” option when right clicking an app to not work.
  • Search:
    • Fixed an issue making Search’s shadow appear boxy.
    • Have adjusted the positioning of the Search window when the Taskbar is left aligned, so that it matches Start.
    • We’ve addressed an issue where what was displaying when hovering over the Search icon in the Taskbar wasn’t in sync with what would actually launch when you clicked one of the entries.
    • If you’ve launched websites using Search, those should now be properly displayed in the recent searches when hovering over the Search icon in the Taskbar.
    • Made a change to address an issue where some Insiders were unexpectedly not seeing the brightness slider in Quick Settings after upgrading.
  • Widgets:
    • We fixed an issue resulting in your widget configurations not getting saved and unexpectedly being reset.
    • The widgets board and content should now be sized for the correct screen when using multiple monitors.
    • Addressed an issue where sign-in wasn’t working for widgets in some scenarios due to authentication hanging.
    • We’ve made another fix to address the clock in the widgets board not following your preferred format.
  • Other:
    • Device Security should no longer say “Standard hardware security not supported” for Insiders with supported hardware.
    • With this build the access keys for WIN + X (so that you can do things like “WIN + X M” to launch Device Manager) should now appear consistently.
    • Fingerprint sign in should no longer stop working after rebooting your PC.
    • Addressed an accessibility issue where keyboard focus would disappear from Start after pressing Tab then Shift + Tab.
    • Fixed a bug causing the informational pop ups in voice typing to not dismiss on click.
    • Fixed an infinite loop making some Insider’s devices hang during shutdown.
    • We made an adjustment to help address an issue causing the title bar to not render correctly on certain apps.
    • Made a fix to stop your wallpaper from flashing when switching between Desktops.
    • Updated the snap layouts window to now use the default animation for flyouts instead of just popping in.
    • Addressed an issue that was making Sticky Notes and Microsoft To Do crash on launch sometimes.
    • Fixed a DWM memory leak that was happening when rotating your device back and forth between landscape and portrait mode.
    • Made a change to address the issue where text could become truncated in the message dialog from Windows Update alerting that an update was ready.
    • Window borders should now be displayed correctly when using high contrast.
    • Turning off “Show shadows under windows” in Performance Options should now actually turn off the shadows under windows.
    • We’ve made some tweaks to fix an issue where context menus and tooltip were appearing far from the mouse when using Windows with the Arabic display language.
    • Addressed an issue where the network icons on the lock screen and login screen weren’t consistent.
Notes de version build 22000.71 (15/07/2021)

Changes and Improvements

  • We’re introducing a new entertainment widget! The entertainment widget allows you to see new and featured movie titles available in the Microsoft Store. Selecting a movie will direct you to the Microsoft Store to see more information about that title. Just open widgets and click or tap on the “Add widgets” button and choose the entertainment widget.
The new entertainment widget gives you quick access to featured moved titles in the Microsoft Store.
The new entertainment widget gives you quick access to featured moved titles in the Microsoft Store.
  • The new context menus and other right-click menus have been updated to use acrylic material.
The new Windows 11 context menus before acrylic and after.
The new Windows 11 context menus before acrylic and after.
  • We are testing the usability of a SplitButton for making new folders and files in the File Explorer command bar.
  • The Taskbar previews (when you mouse-over open apps on the Taskbar) have been updated to reflect the new visual design of Windows 11.
Taskbar previews with rounded corners!
Taskbar previews with rounded corners!

Fixes

  • Taskbar:
    • We fixed an issue where if you drag app icons on the Taskbar to rearrange them, it was making the apps launch or minimize when you released the icon.
    • Using a long press with touch on an app icon in the Taskbar to open the jump list should now work.
    • After right-clicking the Start icon in the Taskbar, clicking somewhere else should now dismiss the menu more reliably.
    • Shift + Right-click on an app icon in the Taskbar will now bring up the window menu like it used to and not the jump list.
    • We’ve addressed an issue that was making your mouse move slowly when hovering over the Taskbar previews.
    • We’ve included the fix for an issue when using multiple Desktops where an app icon in the taskbar might give the appearance of multiple windows being open when that wasn’t the case on that Desktop.
    • When using the Amharic IME you should no longer see an unexpected X next to the IME icon in the taskbar.
    • The issue where if you click on the input indicator on the Taskbar and it would unexpectedly highlighted Quick Settings has been fixed.
    • When you hover over Task View, the preview flyout for your Desktops will no longer pop back up after using Esc to dismiss them.
    • We made a fix to address an issue where explorer.exe might crash after hovering over the Task View icon in the Taskbar.
    • We fixed an issue where the selected date in the calendar flyout was out of sync with the date in the Taskbar.
    • We made an update to address a scenario resulting in some Insiders not seeing the lunar calendar text in the calendar flyout when enabled in Settings.
    • This flight addressed an issue that could unexpectedly make the Taskbar background transparent.
    • Right-clicking the focus assist icon in the taskbar should now show a context menu.
    • The issue from the previous flight where icons in the taskbar corner were getting crushed against the top of the Taskbar has been addressed.
    • The tooltip for the location in use icon in the Taskbar should no longer appear blank sometimes.
  • Settings:
    • We fixed an issue making Settings crash on launch periodically.
    • Using the volume mixer sliders in Sound Settings should be more responsive now, as well as the page responsiveness as a whole.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in Disk and Volumes Settings’ change size option being clipped.
    • There was a non-functional verify link under Backup Settings – this has been fixed.
    • The Power and Battery Settings page should no longer be reporting that battery saver is engaged in it’s not.
    • The Power and Battery Settings page should also now not crash when launched from Quick Settings.
    • We fixed a grammatical error in the Sign-in Settings text.
    • The “I forgot my PIN” link was unexpectedly missing in Sign-in Settings when a PIN was set up and has now been returned.
    • The issue where the Move option under Apps & Features in Settings wasn’t working reliably should be addressed in this build.
    • We’ve mitigated a problem where some of the colors in Settings weren’t updating after switching between dark and light mode, leaving unreadable text.
    • We’ve done some work to help improve the performance of Settings when switching between light and dark mode.
    • We addressed an issue where some of the elements of the Themes page in Settings would end up crowded together when the window size was small.
    • We resolved an issue where the Pen menu toggle under Taskbar Settings was not in sync with the actual state of the feature.
    • Changes made to “Dismiss notification after this amount of time” in Accessibility Settings should now persist.
    • Some of the icons you could enable in Taskbar Settings were erroneously labeled Windows Explorer even though that’s not what they were – this should now be fixed.
    • The Connect text in Quick Settings has been updated to say Cast.
  • File Explorer:
    • Clicking the command bar button twice should now close any dropdown that appeared.
    • The new command bar should now appear when “Open folders in a separate process” is enabled under File Explorer Options > View.
    • This build addresses an issue where right clicking a file and selecting Open With > Choose another app might launch the file in the default app rather than opening the Open With dialog.
    • Fixed an issue the desktop and File Explorer context menu would stop launching.
  • Search:
    • We fixed an issue where the option to verify your account in Search wasn’t working.
    • Hovering over the Search icon on a secondary monitor will now show the flyout on the correct monitor.
    • Search should now work if you open Start and start typing after having gone to the apps list and back.
  • Widgets:
    • When using the Outlook client with a Microsoft account, Calendar, and To Do updates should sync faster down to the widgets.
    • We addressed an issue where if you added multiple widgets quickly from the widgets settings, it could result in some of the widgets not being visible on the board.
    • We fixed a bug where widgets could all become stuck in a loading state (blank squares in the window).
    • The traffic widget should now follow the Windows mode (light or dark).
    • The title of the sports widget should no longer mismatch with the content of the widget.
  • Other:
    • This build addresses an issue where ALT + Tab was getting stuck open sometimes after you released the keys and had to be manually dismissed.
    • We made a fix for an issue where Narrator focus wasn’t ending up on the emoji panel after using the keyboard shortcut to open it.
    • Magnifier’s lens view has been updated so the lens now has rounded corners.
    • We found an issue that was noticeably impacting Start launch reliability for some Insiders, and have addressed it with this flight.
    • We’ve updated the “Most Used” text in the Start menu’s app list so it should no longer be getting clipped.
    • Using the semantic zoom in Start’s app list should no longer result in the list being pushed down and to the right off the edge of the window.
    • We fixed an issue where if you pressed WIN + Z you would need to press Tab before you could use the arrow key to navigate through the snap layouts.
    • We addressed an issue where an acrylic area could get left on the screen after repeatedly snapping and unsnapping a window with touch.
    • We’ve done some work to mitigate an unexpected flash when moving a snapped window with touch.
    • We made a change to help window borders have a little more contrast when “Show accent color on title bars and windows borders” was turned off.
Notes de version build 22000.65 (08/07/2021)

Changes and Improvements

  • Start now has a search box to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
  • Taskbar will now show across multiple monitors which can be enabled via Settings > Personalization > Taskbar.
  • We have updated several system alert dialog boxes such as the alert for when the battery is running low on your laptop or when you change your display settings with the new Windows 11 visual design.
  • The ‘Power mode’ settings are now available on the Power & battery page in Settings.
  • Right clicking the desktop now directly has a Refresh option without needing to click “Show more options”.
  • Right clicking a .ps1 file in File Explorer now directly has a Run with PowerShell options without needing to click “Show more options”.
  • Available snap layouts when using smaller PCs in portrait orientation have been optimized for that posture. You can now choose to snap three apps on top of each other, instead of four quadrants.
  • Based on the collaboration with the most popular GIF provider in China, weshineapp.com, GIF selections are now available for Windows Insiders in China via the emoji panel (WIN + .). If the location is set as China, then GIF data will appear from weshineapp.com.
  • Right-clicking on the volume icon in the taskbar now includes an option to troubleshoot sound problems.

Fixes

  • We fixed a remote code execution exploit in the Windows Print Spooler service, known as “PrintNightmare”, as documented in CVE-2021-34527. For more information, see KB5004945.
  • Taskbar:
    • We fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to click the Show Desktop button with your mouse at the very edge of the Taskbar.
    • We fixed an issue where the date and time in the Taskbar weren’t reflecting your preferred format.
    • We fixed an issue where the preview window might not display the entire window when hovering over Task View on the Taskbar.
    • We fixed an issue pressing ESC or clicking the desktop wouldn’t dismiss the window of open app preview thumbnails if you set focus to it after pressing WIN + T.
    • We fixed an issue where if you rotate a PC to portrait orientation and back to landscape, it could result in app icons not displaying in the Taskbar despite there being room.
  • Settings:
    • We fixed an issue resulting in Settings failing to launch. If you were impacted in the previous flight, please see here.
    • We fixed a noticeable stutter in the animation when closing Quick Settings and Notification Center by clicking on their respective icons in the taskbar.
    • We fixed an issue where the Quick Settings and Notification Center windows were missing shadows.
    • We fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to launch Quick Settings by setting keyboard focus to it in the taskbar and pressing the Enter key.
    • We fixed an issue where Quick Settings wouldn’t render correctly if you removed all settings except volume.
    • We fixed an issue that mitigates Focus Assist enabling unexpectedly.
    • We fixed an issue with the animation in the touch keyboard when resizing it in Settings.
    • We fixed an issue where Sign-in Options in Settings had an unexpected checkbox under Facial Recognition with no text.
    • We fixed an issue where the button to disconnect a work or school account in Account Settings wasn’t working.
    • We fixed an issue where Lock screen Settings had a toggle with no text.
    • We fixed an issue where the title of the Advanced Options page under Windows Update in Settings could be missing.
    • We fixed an issue where the “Windows privacy options” at the bottom of Privacy & Security > Search Permissions in Settings wasn’t working.
    • We fixed an issue where the Open Navigation button could become overlapped with other text.
    • We fixed an issue causing Settings to crash when applying a theme under Contrasts.
    • We fixed an issue where parts of Settings were unexpectedly in English for some non-English languages.
  • File Explorer:
    • We fixed an issue resulting in pinning and unpinning apps from Start not working, the command bar in File Explorer disappearing, and the snap layouts unexpectedly not appearing until rebooting your PC.
    • We fixed an issue that could result in the elements of File Explorer’s title bar being unreadable due to low contrast.
    • We fixed an issue where some of the icons in File Explorer’s context menu could be blurry.
    • We fixed an issue where the “see more” menu in File Explorer’s command bar wouldn’t dismiss when you clicked on Options.
    • We fixed an issue that could result in not being able to create a new folder on the desktop.
  • Search:
    • We fixed an issue resulting in Search having grey boxes sometimes instead of app icons.
    • We fixed an issue that could result in Search dropping the first keystroke when pressing the Windows key and starting to type.
    • We fixed an issue where when hovering your mouse over the Search icon on the taskbar, the third recent search would not load and remained blank.
    • We fixed an issue where if you searched for Windows Update, it would open Settings but not navigate to the Windows Update settings page.
  • Widgets:
    • We fixed an issue where system text scaling was scaling all widgets proportionally and could result in cropped widgets.
    • We fixed an issue where when using screen reader/Narrator in widgets it wasn’t properly announcing content sometimes.
    • We fixed an issue where resizing the Money widget could result in the bottom half of it not displaying anything.
  • Other:
    • We fixed a memory leak that was noticeable when using one of the C# printing samples.
    • We fixed an issue causing an error in safe mode saying 0xc0000005 – Unexpected parameters.
    • We fixed two issues that could cause explorer.exe to start crashing in a loop, when the display language was set to Russian or when multiple input methods enabled.
    • We fixed an issue where if you minimize a full screen window and later restore it, there was a chance it could result in a bug check with win32kfull.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in some WSL users seeing “The parameter is incorrect” when opening Windows Terminal.
    • We fixed an issue causing blurry windows in ALT + Tab.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in a flicker in the taskbar when Korean IME users used ALT + Tab.
    • We fixed an issue impacting reliability of displaying the UI when using WIN + Space to switch input methods.
    • We fixed an issue impacting voice typing reliability.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in the “New snip in X seconds” options in Snip & Sketch not working.
Notes de version build 22000.51 (28/06/2021)

Beautiful, fresh, calm visuals and sounds

From rounded corners to the centering of content and new animations, this new visual design extends across multiple areas of Windows 11. Here are some key highlights that you will see after installing this build:

Start with pinned apps and cloud-powered “Recommendations".
Start with pinned apps and cloud-powered “Recommendations”.
  • Start: Start puts everything you need on your PC at the center with a set of pinned apps and a cloud powered “Recommended” section that shows your recently opened files from both your PC and across your devices like your smartphone with OneDrive.
  • Taskbar: Taskbar is also centered with beautiful new animations. Try pinning, launching, switching, minimizing, and rearranging your apps on Taskbar to see the beautiful new animations.
  • Notification Center & Quick SettingsThe lower right corner of Taskbar has a button for Notification Center (WIN + N) and Quick Settings (WIN + A). Notification Center is the home for all your notifications in the OS and a full-month calendar view. Quick Settings is the place for you to manage common PC settings quickly and easily like Volume, Brightness, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Focus Assist. Directly above your Quick Settings, you will see media playback controls when playing music or videos in Microsoft Edge or streaming music in apps like Spotify.
  • File Explorer: We made File Explorer modern with a clean look and brand-new command bar. We have also introduced beautifully designed context menus when right-clicking in File Explorer or on your desktop. App developers will be able to extend the new context menus. We are working to publish documentation for app developers on how to do this with their apps soon.
  • Themes: In addition to brand new default themes for Windows 11 for both dark and light mode, it also includes four additional themes so you can make Windows feel the way you want it to. All the new themes were designed to complement the centered Taskbar. We have also added new contrast themes for people with visual impairments such as light sensitivity. To change your theme, just right-click on your desktop and choose “Personalize”.
  • Sounds: The sounds in Windows 11 have been designed to be lighter and more atmospheric. They are also slightly different depending on whether your Windows theme is in dark mode or light mode. The startup sound for Windows also makes its return in which you’ll hear when your PC boots up to the Lock screen and is ready to go for you to login.

Widgets

Widgets bring you closer to information you both want and need. Just click on the widgets icon on the Taskbar, swipe from the left using touch, or hit WIN + W on your keyboard, and your widgets slide out from the left over your desktop. You can personalize your experience by adding or removing widgets, re-arranging, resizing, and customizing the content. The set of widgets we provide currently focus on your calendar, weather, local traffic, your Microsoft To Do lists, your photos from OneDrive, sports and esports, your stock watchlist, and tips.

Widgets in Windows 11.
Widgets in Windows 11.

In addition to your Widgets, you can stay up to date with an integrated feed of personalized news with the latest content from over 4,500 global brands like, The New York Times or BBC. The news feed will adapt to show stories of interest to you, and you can tune it to see more of the content you care about.

Multitasking

Increase your productivity and creativity with these new multitasking features:

Animated gif showing Snap layouts with 3 app windows.
Animated gif showing Snap layouts with 3 app windows.
  • Snap layouts: Just hover your mouse over a window’s maximize button to see available snap layouts, then click on a zone to snap the window. You’ll then be guided to snap windows to the rest of the zones within the layout with guided snap assist. For smaller screens, you’ll be offered a set of 4 snap layouts. You can also invoke the snap layouts flyout with the WIN + Z keyboard shortcut.
  • Snap groups: Snap groups are a way to easily switch back to your snapped windows. To try this out, snap together at least 2 app windows on your screen. Hover over one of these open apps on the Taskbar to find the snap group and click to quickly switch back.
  • Desktops: Access your Desktops via Task View (WIN + Tab) on the Taskbar. You can reorder and customize the backgrounds for each of your Desktops. You can also mouse-over Task View on the Taskbar for quick access to your existing Desktops or to create a new one!

The new Microsoft Store

With today’s build, you will be able to try out an early preview of the new Microsoft Store. We’ll continue to build and refine the Store. This build reveals a first look at the Store’s all-new design; in the coming months you’ll see us add other features detailed in last week’s blog post from Giorgio Sardo, GM for Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Store Preview on Windows 11.
Microsoft Store Preview on Windows 11.

Docking

When you undock your laptop, the windows on your external monitor will be minimized. When you re-dock your computer to your monitor, Windows puts everything back exactly where you had it before! You can find the settings for these features under System > Display > Multiple Displays.

Animated gif showing the docking/undocking experience in Windows 11.
Animated gif showing the docking/undocking experience in Windows 11.

Input (touch, inking and voice)

  • Touch Keyboard personalization: To personalize your Windows experience, we have designed 13 new themes for the touch keyboard including three hardware matching themes that match the Surface colors. We have also built in a brand-new theme engine that allows you to create a fully customized theme including background images. Based on your feedback we have also introduced a setting to resize the touch keyboard.
Custom theme on Windows 11’s touch keyboard.
Custom theme on Windows 11’s touch keyboard.
  • Voice typing launcher: Our new voice typing launcher is a quick and easy way for you to start voice typing in a selected text field. It is off by default, but you can turn it on within the voice typing settings (WIN + H to start voice typing) and then place it anywhere you would like on your screen.
  • Improved Touch Gestures: Check out these new on-screen touch gestures for you to easily switch among apps and desktops with smooth transitions. The gestures are like the touchpad gestures but have thoughtful improvements designed specifically for touch. Here’s a list you can try:

Three-finger gestures:

    1. Swiping left/right – quickly switch to the last used app window.
    2. Swiping down – go back to the desktop (if you follow it with a swiping up, you can restore the app windows).
    3. Swiping up – open Task View to browse all app windows and desktops.

Four-finger gestures:

    1. Swiping left/right – switch to the previous/next desktop
    2. Swiping up/down – (same with three-finger ones).
  • Pen menu: If you’re using a digital pen, you can open pen menu by clicking the pen icon at the lower right on your Taskbar. (If the pen icon isn’t there, you can enable it by right-clicking on Taskbar and going to Taskbar settings to enable it. By default, it contains two apps which can be customized by clicking the gear button and selecting “edit pen menu”. In the flyout, you can add up to four of your favorite drawing or writing apps in the pen menu, to open them quickly when you’re using your pen.
  • Language/Input switcher: You can quickly switch between additional languages and keyboards via a switcher a switcher will show up at the lower right on your taskbar next to Quick Settings. You can also use the keyboard shortcut WIN + [Spacebar] to toggle between input methods. To add additional languages and keyboards, go to Settings > Time & Language > Language & Region.

Display improvements

  • Dynamic Refresh Rate: Dynamic Refresh Rate allows your PC to automatically boost the refresh rate when you’re inking or scrolling (which means you’ll get a smoother experience) and lower when you don’t need it so that your laptop can save power. You can try out DRR on your laptop via Settings > System > Display > Advanced display, and under “Choose a refresh rate” select a “Dynamic” refresh rate. DRR is being rolled out to select laptops running the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview builds and only on laptops with the right display hardware and graphics driver will have the feature available. For more details, check out this blog post.
  • Other display improvements coming in Windows 11: Auto HDRContent adaptive brightness control (CABC) disablingHDR support to color managed apps, and HDR certification.

Settings

We designed Settings to be beautiful, easy to use and inclusive of all your Microsoft experiences in Windows 11. Settings has left-handed navigation that persists between pages, and we have added breadcrumbs as you navigate deeper into Settings to help you know where you are and not lose your place. Settings pages are also all new, with new hero controls at the top that highlight key information and frequently used settings for you to adjust as you need. These new hero controls span across several category pages like System, Bluetooth & devices, Network & Internet, Personalization, Accounts, and Windows Update. We also have added expandable boxes for pages with a lot of settings.

The new Power & battery settings page showing battery usage patterns.
The new Power & battery settings page showing battery usage patterns.

The new Windows 11 setup experience

The Windows 11 setup experience (often referred to as the “out of box experience” or OOBE for short) has been redesigned with brand new colorful animated iconography and more modern light theme. This new setup experience is designed to build excitement for Windows 11 right from the moment you first turn on a new Windows 11 PC for the very first time. Based on your feedback, we have added the ability to name your PC during the setup experience.

The beginning of the setup experience for Windows 11.
The beginning of the setup experience for Windows 11.

After running through the setup experience, the Get Started app is a new first run experience app that will help you quickly get setup on a new PC. Currently, Get Started has a limited number of pages but over time, we plan to add in more content to further educate and assist people new to Windows 11.

The new Get Started app will help you get started with a new PC.
The new Get Started app will help you get started with a new PC.

For Insiders wanting to go the extra mile and try this experience out, you can reset your PC by navigating to Settings > System > Recovery > Reset this PC and choose to “Remove everything”. This will wipe your machine, so we recommend you back up your files before resetting your device.

Wi-Fi 6E Support

We’re excited to bring Wi-Fi 6E to the Windows ecosystem, enabling our Windows OEMs, Wireless IHVs and ecosystem partners to deliver leading edge Wi-Fi on new Windows PCs. Wi-Fi 6E is a revolutionary advancement that enables up to 3x more Wi-Fi bandwidth and will transform Wi-Fi experiences through faster speeds, greater capacity, reduced latency, and better security. Many OEMs are already shipping Wi-Fi 6E capable Windows PCs and the first Wi-Fi 6E capable access points and mesh devices are also commercially available.

Once you’re on this Insider Preview build with a Wi-Fi 6E capable PC and driver, along with a capable Wi-Fi router, it’ll just work.

You’ll need a PC that’s equipped with a Wi-Fi 6E device such as the Intel AX210™ and a capable driver. To obtain the latest driver from Intel, see the following guidance: How to Enable Wi-Fi 6E/ 6GHz Band Using Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210…How to Enable Wi-Fi 6E/ 6GHz Band Using Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210.

You’ll also need a Wi-Fi 6E capable router, such as one of these:

Once you’re connected to your Wi-Fi 6E router, go to Windows Settings / Network & Internet / Wi-Fi and choose Adapter properties to see if you’re connected to the 6GHz network band. You can also find the Band from the command line by entering: “netsh wlan show int”.

Note that if you use the mobile hotspot in Windows or Wi-Fi Direct, these features continue to support Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) only.

Windows 11 + Office

Coinciding with the release of today’s Windows 11 Insider Preview build, the Office Team is releasing a preview for Office Insiders of their Office apps with a new design that will shine on Windows 11! Designed based on your feedback, the new design gives you a natural and coherent experience across all your Office apps. Learn how to be an Office Insider and try the more intuitive Office here.

The new visual design of Office on Windows 11.
The new visual design of Office on Windows 11.

Additionally, for Windows Insiders on ARM PCs – you can also try out the 64-bit version of Office for Windows on ARM. For details, see this blog post here.

Inviting you to our Inside Windows 11 website

We are bringing you behind the scenes to learn about why and how we built Windows 11. You will be able to meet our makers from Engineering, Design and Research to share their insights and unique perspectives throughout this journey. We will be posting new inside stories on a bi-weekly basis to share how we made Windows 11 happen.

Watch one of the stories we have that shows how Windows 11 was crafted to feel completely new, yet immediately familiar.

Visit Inside Windows 11.

For developers

You can download the latest Windows Insider SDK at aka.ms/windowsinsidersdk. View the top 10 things you can do to make your app great on Windows 11 including ensuring support for rounded corners in your apps.

You can also use the latest Windows Insider SDK to build apps for Windows 11 on ARM using ARM64EC.

Changes and Improvements

  • We are providing estimates for how long a restart for updates would take. When your PC is pending reboot for a quality update, you will be able to see estimates on your power menu under Start, in restart notifications, on the Windows Update Settings page and inside the Windows Update icon that shows up at the lower right of Taskbar. This feature is rolling out to a subset of Insiders in the Dev Channel at first so not everyone will see this right away.
  • Some Insiders will have the ability to right click on ‘Recommended’ on Start to refresh the content. This is rolling out to a subset of Insiders at first. If you get this experience, let us know what you think.

Important Insider Links

You can check out our Windows Insider Program documentation here, including a list of all the new features and updates released in builds so far. Are you not seeing any of the features listed for this build? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you’re in the Dev Channel, and see the list of builds available in the Flight HubSubmit feedback here to let us know if things weren’t working the way you expected.