The new Windows 11 preview is here again! At present, Microsoft has pushed the Windows 11 Build 22581 preview version in the Beta and Dev channels of the Insider channel, which includes the possible features of The Win11 22H2 "Sun Valley 2" that will be released in the fall of this year.
This release is from the Nickel branch, but Microsoft can't guarantee that the new features that appear in this release will be in the official version.
It is understood that if you are eligible, you will receive the "Windows 11 Insider Preview 22581 (NI_RELEASE)" update. This is not a major big release, and has brought some small improvements overall, such as Win11's tablet mode optimization.
Now, when the user changes the direction of the Win11 tablet device, the tablet mode will work better, but it should be noted thatThis tablet-optimized taskbar won't appear on regular more Win11 PCs.
In the new tablet mode,The boundary line of the taskbar extends to the entire taskbar, and everyone can observe this, and Microsoft has fixed the strange lines that appear above the taskbar.
In addition, Microsoft has made a better design for the tray icon for Win32-based systems, so when the user drags the mouse over the icon, a hover bar with a modern design is noticed. The "Show hidden icons" button has also been updated, which is more in line with the current design of the taskbar.
It should be noted that Microsoft seems to have disabled the function of the "drag-and-drop pin/unpin" icon in the taskbar,If you need to manage the icons for the taskbar, you can go to the servicebar settings by right-clicking the taskbar.
If the user prefers a simpler taskbar,The new version of Win11 offers new optional settings that allow users to completely remove hidden icon buttons.
As mentioned at the beginning, Win11 Build 22581 brings some useful features, such as discovering network content from Windows Search. After the update, Windows Search will try to populate search results with more web content to help people discover and quickly access web content.
In terms of bug fixes, Microsoft fixed a situation where using a language other than English when previewing the taskbar could cause a window title font error to throw a functional exception.
After the update, Win11's drag-and-drop feature can be used when the taskbar is set to hide automatically.If you drag an icon to pin to the taskbar, items that are not supported for pinning will display an "x" symbol with rounded corners.
Microsoft also fixed a bug in calling the gadget panel, as well as a bug where the search box at the top of the Start menu flashed.
Microsoft has also updated the right-click menu when right-clicking on the taskbar icon, changing the copy to "Move to Front" instead of "Move to Top".
Other improvements in Windows 11 Build 22581 are as follows:
Fixed an issue where icons would not appear in context menus and command bars.
Fixed an issue where icons were used in right-click menu menus and command bars.
Folders containing folders will display an icon with a note, which will indicate that there is content within the folder.
Fixed settings> time and language > typing > touch the "Size and Theme" link under the keyboard.
Fixed an issue where touchpad gestures with 3 or 4 fingers might not work as expected.
Modifications have been made to the sound of procedural events.
Improved visibility of battery icons in Bluetooth Quick Settings.
Fixed an issue where the Office app would crash when using voice access.
In addition to these fixes, Microsoft has also released a new Clock App Update to fix an issue where the Clock app won't update Windows Focus status.