Windows 11 Build 26200 (Canary) improves widgets and taskbar

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Build 26200 to Insiders in the Canary channel with improvements made to the widgets. They now have more animated icons and support notifications from third-party widgets. The release also updates the design of the power saver icon in the tray. Finally, there are plenty of the quality of life fixes.

What's new in Windows 11 Build 26200 (Canary)

Changes and improvements


This build brings back the watermark in the lower right corner of the desktop.



  • Improvements have been made to the Widgets button on the taskbar to make its icons clearer. In addition, the set of animated icons has been expanded.
  • Third-party developers can now send notifications to the Widgets button on the taskbar. The company offers to read the documentation on how to implement this function in its Widgets dashboard. In the Widgets -> Settings -> Notifications section, you can enable or disable taskbar notifications for each existing dashboard.
    Note. These changes are only available to Insiders in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Taskbar and system tray

A few months ago, Microsoft was testing a new design for the system tray power saver icon for computers that are plugged in and don't have a battery (like desktop PCs). Several builds ago, the company returned the old version of the icon. This change is also present in build 26100.


Taskbar and system tray

    • Fixed an issue where there was a dead zone near Action Center where mouse clicks were not registered.
    • Fixed an issue where page icons in Quick Settings were not responding to clicks on secondary pages.
    • Fixed an issue where keyboard focus would not move to the top element of a new page after switching pages in Quick Settings.


Fixed a crash in tabtip.exe that could prevent text input.

Window management

Fixed an issue that could cause RemoteApp windows to become cropped when using 200% zoom.

Virtual desktops

Fixed an issue where the option to set different wallpapers on each Fop did not work.

Known Issues

  • [Important Note] Microsoft is investigating reports that some Insiders in the Dev and Canary channels are stuck on build 26040 or 23620. If you want to upgrade to the latest build, you can download the official ISO image and perform a clean install of the system to continue receiving new builds for Dev and Canary channels.
  • Copilot for Windows:
    • [New] Microsoft is aware that some Insiders on the Canary, Dev, and Beta channels have Copilot running automatically after rebooting the computer. The company hopes to fix this issue soon. It is noted that it is not related to the automatic launch, which was tested in early February on the Canary and Dev channels. This feature was discontinued in March.
    • Voice Access is not stable with the new Copilot experience for Windows, which now allows Copilot to appear as a normal app window.
    • The Windows Ink text input feature in Copilot does not work with the updated Copilot interface for Windows.


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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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