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Windows 11 Beta Channel receives builds 22621.590 and 22622.590

Along with the Dev channel build 25193, Beta channel is also seeing an update. In the typical fashion, Microsoft pushes two builds to Insiders. Build 22622.590 is supposed to have new features, while build 22621.590 doesn't include drastic changes and comes with fixes only.

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The full build tags are

  • 10.0.22621.590.ni_release_svc_prod2.220820-2051
  • 10.0.22622.590.ni_release_svc_prod2.220820-2051

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To go from build 22621.590 to the "full-featured" build 22622.590 you can install an optional update in Settings > Windows Update > Optional updates.

For several builds in a row, the 22622.xxx branch doesn't include new features. Instead, Microsoft packs them with some exclusive fixes to test with a smaller group of Insiders. Today's release follows the suit.

However, Build 22622.590 fixes the classic Control Panel that couldn't be launched in a previous build. Similar to its Dev channel counterpart, the ability to share a local file from File Explorer to OneDrive is now disabled. The latter will receive an overhaul and then will return in the future.

Fixes in Windows 11 Build 22622.590

General

  • Fixed the issue causing Control Panel to not launch from the Start menu, Search or if pinned to the taskbar.
  • As a result of feedback from Windows Insiders, Microsoft has disabled the ability to share a local file directly to OneDrive using the built-in Windows share window that first began rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel with Build 22622.436. Microsoft hopes to bring this feature back in the future after further refinement of the experience. As they’ve mentioned previously, features they try out in the Dev or Beta Channels may not always ship.

File Explorer

  • Fixed an issue causing a small percentage of Insiders to experience repeated explorer.exe crashes after attempting to access certain folders on their systems in the previous Beta Channel build.
  • As a one-time change to help people find their folders with the navigation pane updates, if the default folders pinned to File Explorer’s navigation pane had been unpinned, they will be re-pinned after upgrading.
  • Fixed a recent issue where if File Explorer was open when you switched between light and dark mode, you could end up with some unreadable text / UI showing the wrong color.
  • Fixed an issue where the New / Sort / View / etc buttons in the command bar could become noticeably clipped vertically after increasing your text scaling in Accessibility Settings.
  • The search box background should no longer unexpectedly have a dark background sometimes when you’re using light mode.
  • If you move keyboard focus to the tab row (using F6), pressing the arrow keys to move keyboard focus within the row will now include setting focus to the close button within the tab.
  • If File Explorer is maximized and the taskbar is set to autohide, hovering your mouse on the bottom of the screen should now actually bring up the taskbar.
  • Fixed a memory leak which was happening when closing File Explorer windows.
  • Fixed a GDI objects leak when resizing the navigation pane in File Explorer, which could potentially lead to content in File Explorer not rendering correctly over time for Insiders who resized the navigation pane frequently.

Taskbar

  • The taskbar overflow flyout should now follow your accent colour like the rest of the taskbar does when “Show accent color on Start and taskbar” is enabled under Settings > Personalization > Colors.
  • The apps in the taskbar overflow flyout should now be in the correct order when using an Arabic or Hebrew display language.
  • When the taskbar is center aligned and full, the widgets entry point will now collapse to a shorter width to give you a little more room on the taskbar.
  • Fixed a couple of issues related to the taskbar overflow which could lead to sporadic explorer.exe crashes.

Fixes for BOTH Build 22621.590 & Build 22622.590

  • Fixed an issue that affects cldflt.sys. A bugcheck occurs when it is used with Microsoft OneDrive.
  • Fixed an issue that affects robocopy. Robocopy fails to set a file to the right modified time when using the /IS

Known issues

General

  • Microsoft is investigating a bug that makes stops audio from work for some Insiders in recent Beta Channel builds.

File Explorer

  • Investigating reports that a small set of Insiders with “launch folder windows in a separate process” are unable to open File Explorer after last week’s flight. This issue is unrelated to the issue with accessing certain folders in the same flight, which is fixed in this week’s flight.
  • Working on the fix for an issue where command bar items like copy, paste, and empty recycle bin may unexpectedly not be enabled when they should be.

You will find the official announcement on the Windows Insiders blog.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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