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Windows 11 Build 22538 released to the Dev channel

A new build hits the Dev Channel. Windows 11 Build 22538 comes with a pack of good fixes, along with a number of new features. To name a few, there are the weather in the taskbar available to all Insiders. Also, Alt + Tab has got a nice visual refinement, and Voice access now supports the touch keyboard.

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What's new Windows 11 Build 22538

Widgets

Instead of the Widgets button, there is now a weather forecast in the leftmost corner of the taskbar. You may have seen this feature in previous builds. Clicking it opens the Widgets pane.

The Widgets Pane Opens On Hover Over The Weather Button

Voice Access

Voice access, a feature that allows managing your PC with your voice, has got a few updates. Starting in today's build, you can use the touch keyboard with voice access.

Voice Access Touch Keyboard

You can use the touch keyboard with voice access to:

  • Spell words e.g., names and email addresses.
  • Enter numbers e.g., phone numbers and addresses.
  • Enter punctuation marks and symbols.
  • Enter emojis.

Other changes

  • Microsoft has made the focus rectangle follow the accent color in Windows 11 in ALT + TAB, Task view, and Snap assist.Alt Tab Accent Color
  • For a small select group of Insiders, Windows 11 will show the updated IMEs and touch keyboard designs on the Lock screen.Lock Screen IME
  • Microsoft is rolling out the ability for voice typing to download Speech Packs from the Microsoft Store for device-based speech recognition that provides a better performance of transcription.
  • Users can access ncpa.cpl directly again.
  • Hyper-V Generation 2 VMs will now use HTTPS boot by default.
  • For PCs that support it, display calibration is now directly available under Settings > Display > HDR instead of having to open a separate Settings page.

To learn more about the features, features, and known issues, check out the official announcement.

 

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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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