Windows 11 Build 25295 (Dev) allows to quickly copy 2FA codes from notifications

Microsoft has released Windows 11 build 25295 to Insiders in the Dev channel. The release is bringing up with it the ability to quickly copy two-factor authentication codes from notification toasts, makes the new taskbar Search available to everyone, and also includes a good number of fixes and general improvements.

What's new in Windows 11 Build 25295

New commercial policy: Enable features introduced via servicing that are off by default

With this policy, enterprise customers will be able to enable features introduced as part of a service update (not part of the annual feature update) that are disabled by default on devices with Windows updates managed. Windows update managed devices are those that have their Windows updates managed via policy, for example, through Windows Update for Business or using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

While this policy is available in Insider builds for the Dev channel, there are currently no features associated with this policy. The policy will soon appear in builds on the Beta channel, where there are already features that will be enabled by this policy. Details on this change can be found at this link .

Changes and improvements

  • General:
    • Users will now see a button to quickly copy two-factor authentication (2FA) codes in pop-up notifications from apps installed on a PC or smartphone connected to the PC via the Phone Link app. If the system was unable to detect the code in the toast notification, then submit the appropriate feedback to the Feedback Hub.
  • Search on the taskbar:
    • The new taskbar search that was introduced in Build 25252 is now available to all Insiders in the Dev channel. Insiders can change the search view on the taskbar under Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > Taskbar Items.


  • General:
    • Fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing a persistent GSOD after updating to Build 25284 or newer.
    • Fixed an issue resulting in Insiders experiencing system hangs in previous builds. This happened especially often if you tried to use apps  during the game.
    • Fixed an issue resulting in the Update History page under Settings -> Windows Update being blank for some Insiders after updating to Build 25290.
    • Fixed an issue where some users experienced longer than expected update times installing recent builds. If you experience this issue again, please submit a new feedback item with logs in Feedback Hub.
  • Explorer:
    • Fixed an issue where the create and close tab buttons did not work in File Explorer if the window was maximized to full screen and the interface language was Arabic or Hebrew.
  • Input:
    • Fixed an issue where app windows might become unresponsive to touch after using multi-finger gestures.
    • Fixed an issue where when sharing a screen, the mouse cursor appeared as if traces were enabled.
  • Settings:
    • The Add Device dialog should no longer have an overly large border.
  • Windowing:
    • Fixed an issue that could cause some application windows to move very slowly when dragging across the screen.
    • Fixed a DWM crash that occurred in previous builds that could cause the screen to flash black.
    • Fixed an issue where snapped windows would not remember their position when disconnecting and reconnecting your monitor.
  • Other:
    • Fixed a major issue affecting the ability of applications using Graphics.Capture to take screenshots in previous builds.
    • Fixed a major issue causing some applications to crash when trying to print to PDF.

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

Known Issues

  • General:
    • [New] Some AAD users (Azure Active Directory joined) will now see a "Getting Started" screen when they sign in to Windows after updating to the latest Insider Builds. Microsoft is investigating the issue.
    • [New] Some users are experiencing authentication issues on corporate websites that require Windows Integrated Authentication. This issue will be resolved in one of the future updates.
    • When launching the Group Policy Editor, you may encounter an error stating that the displayName attribute was not found.
    • Some devices will not work with Windows Hello for face authentication. Users are encouraged to use a PIN to log in.
    • Microsoft is working on a fix for an issue with combase.dll that causes a number of applications that use the GetKnownFolder API to crash, including Notepad and Windows Terminal for IME users after updating to build 25290.
    • When using the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) or a clean install of Build 25290, users may encounter rendering issues that make them difficult to use. If you need to clean install your system, download the latest build ISO from the Dev channel at .
  • Widgets:
    • The "Find More Widgets" link in the widget selection bar is currently broken. The issue will be fixed in future updates. It is supposed to open this link: ms-windows-store://collection/?collectionid=MerchandiserContent/Apps/WidgetCollection/Widgetsforeverything
    • Widgets from third parties may disappear from the widget panel. They can be re-added by clicking the Refresh button or by re-pinning them in the widget picker.
    • Sometimes, third-party widgets can become unpinned from the widget panel if the same Microsoft account is used on multiple Windows 11 devices.
    • Sometimes the close button in pop-up notifications from widgets does not work.
  • Taskbar:
    • For some Insiders, app icons on the taskbar may appear on the wrong monitor when using a multi-monitor configuration.
  • Search on the taskbar (if new UI is available):
    • There is an issue where it sometimes fails to display the search icon instead of the search box on the taskbar. As a workaround, select any other option, and then switch to the search icon.
  • Windows Spotlight (if options introduced in build 25281 are available):
    • When you click the mouse on the secondary monitor, full screen mode is disabled.
    • The system uses the wrong resolution Spotlight wallpaper when multiple monitors with different resolutions are installed.

You can find the official blog post here.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

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