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Windows 11 camera gets privacy bar and Arm64 support

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview build 25182 to testers on the Dev Channel with updates to the Camera app, a minor update to the Microsoft Store, and broader operating system fixes.

With this release, the Camera app in Windows 11 gets the status of the privacy shutter on supported hardware, including the latest Microsoft webcam and built-in devices on laptops like HP’s Specter x360 16 and Dell’s latest Latitude 9420 and 5420. Automatic rolling shutters on cameras are becoming more important as more people work from home, although Dell has decided not to include these shutters in its popular XPS lineup.

If the shutter is blocking the camera or the laptop lid is closed, the Camera app tells the user that the webcam is blocked and offers advice, such as slide the shutter, press the camera button on the keyboard, or slide the camera switch on the device.

Microsoft Store Update

The camera also supports Arm64 devices like the Surface Pro X, so users should be able to work faster and better, according to Microsoft.

These features are being rolled out in camera build 2022.2207.29.0.

An update to the Microsoft Store now lets you take screenshots of search results to improve your browsing experience. Additionally, this update allows users to install games directly from the Microsoft Store app without having to switch apps.

Error correction

Microsoft notes that Build 25182 will expire on September 15, 2023.

Microsoft has fixed an issue that prevents apps from launching via the Start menu. In File Explorer, the left half of the title bar should now be draggable or touchable for all Insiders. The app should no longer unexpectedly duplicate Home, Documents, Pictures, and other folders in the Navigation Pane or desktop.

Microsoft also fixed a bug that caused the camera light on laptops to stay on after logging in. Taskbar fixes: buggy flyers, animation that doesn’t start properly on login, and explorer.exe crash.

Source: .com

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