Windows 11 22621.2066 update

Windows 11 Insider 23531 update rolling out with new fixes and improvements

Microsoft continues its stride toward refining the Windows 11 experience for users with the rollout of the latest Insider Preview build, numbered 23531, this update, is targeted at Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. It comes packed with an array of fixes and enhancements that promise to sweeten the overall performance, stability, and user experience of the operating system.

Windows 11 Insider 23531 update Changes and Improvements

Search on the Taskbar

  • We’re re-introducing the search experience for invoking the search flyout when you hover over the search box gleam. This behavior can be adjusted by right-clicking on the taskbar, choosing “Taskbar settings” and adjusting your preferred search box experience.



  • Fixed an issue which was causing explorer.exe to not work in safe mode.

File Explorer

  • Fixed an issue which could cause explorer.exe to crash when closing File Explorer.
  • Fixed an issue which was causing File Explorer to crash when navigating to Gallery if you had a large number of images.
  • Fixed an issue where “Automatically type into the Search Box” wasn’t working when File Explorer was open to Home.
  • Fixed an issue where if you tried to copy and paste, a file out of a compressed folder and into a OneDrive folder might fail with an error code.

HDR Backgrounds

  • Fixed an issue which could cause HDR wallpapers to appear washed out when HDR was enabled.

Task Manager

  • Fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to move the Task Manager window with touch or pen.
  • Fixed an issue where Task Manager was crashing when using the reset to default button in Settings.
  • Fixed an issue which was causing sporadic crashes when using Task Manager, including when ending tasks.
  • Fixed an issue where if you did a search and then cleared it, the view would still be filtered even though there was no search anymore.
  • Fixed an issue where the search icon would become overlapped with the Task Manager text in the title bar.
  • Did some work to help improve the performance when switching between different pages in Task Manager.
  • Updated the summary view for the Performance page (that you see when double clicking the graphs in the navigation pane) to make the window smaller.

NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the Dev Channel may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11.

Known issues

Start menu

  • Some apps under All apps on the Start menu, such as PWA apps installed via Microsoft Edge, may incorrectly be labeled as a system component.

Search on the Taskbar

  • Sometimes the tooltip when mousing over the search box does not match the current search highlight.


  • Unicode Emoji 15 support which began rolling out with Build 23475 and the updated color font format with COLRv1 support that began rolling out with Build 23506 no longer appear after updating to Build 23531 due to a bug. This issue will be fixed in a future flight soon.

Windows Copilot

  • You can use Alt + Tab to switch out of Windows Copilot, but not back into it. Windows + C will move focus back to Windows Copilot
  • When first launching or after refreshing Copilot while using voice access you’ll need to use “Show grid” commands to click in the “Ask me anything” box for the first time.



  • The expiration date for Insider Preview builds flighted to the Dev Channel has been updated to 9/15/2024 starting with Build 23526.
  • Please make sure you are updated to the latest build in the Dev Channel.
  • In the European Economic Area (EEA), Windows system components use the default browser to open links.

Windows 11 22621.2066 update


Windows 11 Insider 23531 update rolling out with new fixes and improvements

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