Windows 11 Build 23606 (Dev) includes fixes, deprecates Speech Recognition

Windows 11 Build 23606 is now available to Insiders in the Dev channel.  It is the first release that deprecates Speech Recognition and prevents you from accessing it. It also includes fixes for File Explorer and input. Finally, it is worth noting that it is the last Dev channel release 2023 - the next one will only come in 2024.

Changes and improvements

The Windows Speech Recognition (WSR) feature is being decommissioned and will be removed from Windows 11 in the future. Microsoft recommends using the Voice Access feature instead.
When you open Windows Speech Recognition, a dialog box will appear asking you to try Voice Access. A notification has also been added under Settings -> Accessibility -> Speech.

Voice Access is a new feature in Windows 11 that is based on speech recognition technology. With its help, users can control the computer and type text without the need to connect to the Internet. Insiders in the Dev and Beta channels can try out speech recognition in multiple languages ​​and custom commands.

Microsoft recommends that you start migrating from Windows Speech Recognition to Voice Access as soon as possible.


File Explorer

Fixed a major issue where the Details panel in File Explorer would unexpectedly take over keyboard focus.

Fixed an issue that caused File Explorer to crash when navigating to or scrolling through the Gallery section.


Fixed tabtip.exe crashing when attempting to use pen input in the previous build.

Note. Some of the fixes listed above may be included in cumulative updates for release versions of Windows 11.

Known Issues

Copilot for Windows

When you first launch or after updating Copilot, when using Voice Control, you must use the Show grid command to then move to the Ask me anything field.


  • When you re-enable the Microsoft Start ribbon, it may take a while to load.
  • Notifications from the Microsoft Start ribbon still appear on the taskbar even if the ribbon is disabled.
  • The widget panel should automatically close and reopen when you enable or disable the Microsoft Start ribbon.
  • Navigation using the keyboard from widget settings pages to the main settings section does not work.
  • Some pages use incorrect spacing and fonts.


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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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