Just a few days ago Microsoft has released a new Dev channel build 25179 to Insiders. The most important change in it is tabs in File Explorer enabled for everyone. It also includes a new navigation pane, also enabled for everyone. Besides, it comes with a hidden gen. There's a new taskbar animation.
Besides the new Dev channel build, Microsoft today updated the Beta channel for Insiders with Windows 11 version 22H2, builds 22621.575 and 22622.575. They are out with KB5016694 and have quite a different set of features.
Today's build in the Dev channel finally makes File Explorer tabs and the new navigation pane available to everyone. Also, Microsoft is experimenting with how File Explorer shows search results. Finally, there are input improvements, and ISO images available for clean install.
Microsoft has decided to open-source its Fluent Design 3D emojis to encourage creativity and inclusiveness in the emoji space. A library of 1538 emoji from today is available in Figma and on GitHub .
Microsoft has released monthly cumulative updates for all supported operating systems. Traditionally for Patch Tuesday, they do not bring anything new besides fixes. Updates are already live on Windows Update.
A new issue affects Microsoft's actual operating systems. When you try to open an XPS or OXPS file on Windows 11 or 10, the built-in viewer hangs and creates heavy CPU load. This happens to documents in some non-English languages.
One of Insiders running the latest Dev channel build of Windows 11 has spotted a change to the taskbar. It doesn't fill the whole screen space, and has padding at edges. The corners are rounded, having the same shape that app windows have on Windows 11.
There are at least two ways to open the Internet Explorer browser in Windows 11 if your tasks require it. While it is officially buried and discontinued, some folks may really need it to access some outdated website or enterprise technology.
Microsoft today released Windows 11 Build 25174 to Insiders in the Dev channel. It doesn't offer much and mostly comes with fixes and improvements. However, there is still a new feature - a new Game Pass widget.
Microsoft has issued a new update for WSA, the compatibility layer in Windows 11 that allows running Android apps. The new version is 2206.40000.15.0, and it comes with several compatibility and reliability improvements, networking and windowing changes, and fixes.