Windows 11 Build 25267 comes with a new Windows Firewall dialog

Microsoft has updated the change log Windows 11 Build 25267 with a new feature that they forgot to mention. It now exposes a new dialog box for Windows Firewall that appears when a program tries to serve as a network service on your computer.

The new dialog has a new design to match Windows 11, respects light/dark mode and also dims the rest of the screen slightly like the UAC prompt. Here are the screenshots.

Windows 11 New Firewall Dialog 1Windows 11 New Firewall Dialog 2Windows 11 New Firewall Dialog 3

As you can see, the new design now goes well with touch screens.

For a comparison, here is the former appearance of the Firewall request style. It was first introduced in Vista and survived over these years without significant changes.

Windows 10 Firewall Notifications

The new dialog joins several other updates Microsoft recently introduced in the UI. The Redmond software giant tries to unify the OS appearance and get rid of Windows 8-era controls and dialog boxes. "Rename this PC" and "Reset this PC" are among them.

Thanks to @PhantomOfEarth.

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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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