Microsoft has just released the Windows 11 Insider build 22458 for Dev Channel testers, which is another minor release coming from the company’s new development branch. Microsoft highlighted the addition of a link to sign-in options to the power menu on Start, but some of our readers have since pointed out that this feature has actually been there since the release of build 22449.
Anyway, this new build also fixes some bugs affecting the Start Menu, Search, and the Settings app, but there’s still a long list of known issues as well, and the bug causing Taskbar icons to appear misaligned is also still there. Anyway, you can find the full list of changes, bug fixes, and known issues in the build 22458 below
Changes and Improvements
- We added a link to the sign-in options under the power menu on Start.
- Fixed an underlying issue that was impacting Start reliability.
- Folders with # in folder name can now be added to indexing.
- Addressed an issue that was causing Settings to crash sometimes when trying to open the Display page.
- Clicking “More about refresh rate” in Advanced Display Settings now opens the support page it’s supposed to.
- Fixed an issue where the Location page in Settings wasn’t showing warning text explaining why the location services setting was greyed out if it was greyed out.
- Changes made to preferences under Manage App Execution Alias in Settings should now be preserved.
- Fixed a couple typos in the output of dll (Issue #206).
- Mitigated an issue that could make certain games unexpectedly crash when using ALT + Enter (i.e., switch between full screen and windowed) during with Auto HDR enabled.
- Addressed an issue that was causing text truncation in the Encrypting File System window in certain cases.
- Fixed a rare scenario that could result in an uninstalled in-box app unexpectedly reappearing after reboot.
- Appx commandlets should now work with PowerShell 7.0+ (Issue #13138).
NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the active development branch may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11 after general availability on October 5th.
- We’re working on a fix for an issue that is causing some Surface Pro X’s to bug check with a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR.
- We’re working on a fix for an issue that is causing some devices to bug check with DRIVER_PNP_WATCHDOG error when attempting to update to a recent build.
- In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it.
- System is missing when right-clicking on the Start button (WIN + X).
- IMPORTANT: Icons on the Taskbar are shifted to the side when in the default center alignment, resulting in them getting cut off by the “show hidden icons” button when too many apps are open.
- The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods.
- After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again.
- Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box.
- If you right click files in OneDrive locations in File Explorer, the context menu will unexpectedly dismiss when you hover over entries that open sub-menus, such as “Open with.”
- The widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again.
- Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors.
- We’re investigating an issue in which Windows Sandbox may not launch for some Insiders after upgrading to this build.
- We continue to work to improve search relevance in the Store.
[Windows Subsystem for Linx (WSL) & Hyper-V]
- We’re investigating reports of both WSL2 and Hyper-V not working on this build on ARM64 PCs such as the Surface Pro X.
Microsoft is also inviting Dev Channel Insiders to check out the redesigned Tips app, which will start rolling out soon to Beta and Release Preview Insiders. “We’ve updated the Tips app with 100+ new tips to help you get started on Windows 11 and learn new things—discover keyboard shortcuts, find ways to optimize your PC, dive into productivity tips for Office, power up your gaming on Windows, and much more,” the Windows Insider team explained.
“As mentioned previously, it will be a little while before major new features show up. However, this build includes a good set of improvements and bug fixes,” the Windows Insider team emphasized today. It’s still not clear when Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel will be able to test Android apps on Windows 11, but the team made it pretty clear today that we’re not done seeing minor updates coming from the Dev Channel for the time being.
Update 10:35AM PT: We’ve updated the post to mention that the link to sign-in options on the power menu on Start that Microsoft highlighted today has actually been there since the release of the build 22449.