Microsoft is actively testing new features for its Windows 11 through various insider programs. And today, the company released a new preview build for the beta channel. The latest beta channel update ships with Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22623.1245. Its featureless version is also available in build 22621.1245.
The latest preview doesn’t have many features, but one new feature it brings will be very useful. With the latest releases, beta channel insiders are getting a new Snipping Tool update with screen recording support. Yes, the same cropping tool is currently used for the screenshot. The new Snipping Tool with Screen Recording is released with version 11.2212.24.0.
In addition to the screen recording option, the Snipping Tool update also adds the ability to pause a screen recording session. And also the app gets performance and stability improvements. The update contains a bunch of bug fixes. You can check them out below.
Fixes in build 22623.1245[Taskbar & System Tray]
- Fixed a major ShellExperienceHost crash related to interacting with quick settings.
- Fixed some issues causing Task Manager crashes.
- You no longer have to make the task manager so wide before the navigation bar appears.
- If the text scaling has been increased, the search box should no longer overlap the title bar text.
- Made some adjustments to eliminate cases where text in dialogs was cut off when text was zoomed in.
- We fixed an issue where some parts of the title bar could not be used to drag a window.
Fixes for BOTH builds 22621.1245 and 22623.1245
- New! This update has changed how .NET Framework preview updates work. After installing this update, all future (optional) pre-release updates for the .NET Framework will appear under Settings > Windows Update > Advanced Options > Optional Updates. On this page, you can specify which optional updates you want to install.
- We have fixed an issue that affected ReFS. This issue caused high usage of the non-paged pool, resulting in exhaustion of system memory.
- Fixed an issue that affected copying from network to local drive. Copying was slower than expected for some users.
- We fixed an issue that caused Windows Server 2022 domain controllers (DCs) to stop responding. This happened while processing Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) requests.
- Fixed an issue that affected the group policy of extended toast notifications.
- Fixed an issue that could occur when the input method editor (IME) was active. Applications may stop responding when you use the mouse and keyboard at the same time.
- Fixed an issue that affected conhost.exe. He stopped answering.
- Fixed resource conflict issue between two or more threads (known as deadlock). This failure affected COM+ applications.
- We fixed an issue that affected devices that are affected by Microsoft Exploit Protection (EAF) export address filtering. Some apps stopped responding or didn’t open. These include Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader.
- Fixed an issue where you could not find a file by its content.
- Fixed an issue that affected searchindexer.exe. It randomly blocked you from logging in or logging out.
- Fixed an issue that could occur when converting or re-converting Japanese kanji using a multi-byte character set (MBCS) application. The cursor may have moved to the wrong place when you were typing.
- We’ve changed how Windows Diagnostic Data Handler configuration is enabled for the EU data limit. For more information, see Enable Windows Diagnostic Data Handler configuration.
- Fixed an issue that affected mstsc.exe. It stopped responding when connecting to remote app and desktop.
- Fixed an issue that could affect FindWindow() or FindWindowEx(). They may have returned the wrong window handle.
- We fixed an issue that affected image files that you found using the taskbar search. This issue has prevented you from opening these images.
- We fixed an issue that could affect apps that used Microsoft Edge WebView2 to display content. Applications that used WebView2 included Microsoft Office and the Widgets application. The content could be empty or grey.
Because the new preview update is available in two versions: 22621.1245 and 22623.1245, you can get one of the two versions if you’re an Insider in the Beta channel. Windows 11 version 22623.1245 comes with all the changes and bug fixes while the other version is missing some changes and fixes.
If you received version 22621.1245, you can easily upgrade to another version if you wish. To manually check for updates, go to Settings > Windows Update. Then click the Download and Install button to install the new update on your computer. If you don’t see the new version, click Check for Updates.
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