- Microsoft releases Windows 11 build 22509 in the Development Channel.
- This flight offers better “recommended” options for displaying more pins.
- The Taskbar will now show the clock on all screens.
- The Settings app is updated with more Control Panel settings.
As part of an active development branch, Microsoft is currently offering Windows 11 build 22509 to registered devices. Development channel. While this is another small update, it is significant in the visual changes it brings to the Start menu and Taskbar.
Windows 11 build 22509, follow official notes, which brings welcome visual changes to the Start menu and Taskbar for many desktop setups. The Settings app is updated with more settings from the Control Panel and features a number of fixes, improvements, and known issues.
What’s new on Windows 11 build 22509
Above Windows 11, build 22509 brings new settings to customize the “Recommended” section of the Start menu. While the “Recommended” section cannot be turned off, you can now choose from three different options in the Start settings to show fewer suggested items and more pins. For example, “Add Pin” shows only a single row of items and allows you to display more pins. The “Default” option shows three rows of recommendations and three rows of pins, while the “More recommendations” option offers more recommendations and two rows of pins.
The clock will now show up on all screens
As part of build 22509, when you set up multiple monitors, the clock with date and time will show up on all screens, eliminating the need to use third-party tools to get the most out of your experience. similar to what was available in previous versions of Windows.
Windows 11 Notifications Improvements
Microsoft is also updating the notification system. For example, apps that send notifications for calls, reminders, or alarms, three high-priority notifications will now appear together. This means you can see up to four notifications at a time (three high priority and one normal priority).
The Settings app has more Control Panel options
In an ongoing effort to get rid of the Control Panel, this flight also moves more settings into the Settings app. For example, the “Advanced network settings” page now includes some new sharing settings, such as Network discovery, File and printer sharing, and public folder sharing.
The Printer & Scanner settings page now shows more details about the printer and scanner. Additionally, some of the entry points for network and device settings in the Control Panel will now open in the Settings app.
Furthermore, the Installed Apps settings page now includes a new option to sort the list from Name (Z to A) and accordingly, updated the previous “Alphabet Order” option to now called Name (A to Z).
Windows 11 will now remember if you turn on Bluetooth or Wi-Fi while in airplane mode. Then the next time you use airplane mode, the radio will reflect your preferences.
Finally, Windows Sandbox now supports rebooting inside its virtualized environment.
Change Narrator App
Starting with build 22509, Windows 11 will introduce some changes to the Narrator experience when browsing the web with Microsoft Edge. In this update, Microsoft has made it easier to enter edit fields, such as the address bar, because Narrator scanning now turns off faster. Narrator will now read the character the cursor is in after a character has been deleted.
According to the company, you’ll also get more contextual information when navigating the site. For example, required radio buttons and edit fields will now be read out on demand, and additional list information including list levels and exact list metrics will now be read.
In the end, you’ll have a more consistent navigation experience with improvements to header navigation, a more consistent scan mode navigation experience where scans are less likely to repeat between items, and experience read hyperlinks more consistently when navigating forward and backward.
Fix 22509 and known issues
In addition to the new visual changes, Windows 11 build 22509 also offers several fixes for various features. In the Taskbar, the Start, Search, Task View, Utilities, and Chat icons will no longer be surprisingly large when the system scaling is set to 125%. “Windows key + number” should work as expected to open Taskbar apps. And when Narrator’s focus is set to the Action View button and the Desktop window appears, it tells you information about the Desktop.
For input, this flight fixes issues with Chinese handwriting, minimizes mouse error checking issues, adjusts Simplified Chinese IME candidates to be centered, and fixes the problem. Try touch keyboard with PowerShell.
As part of the windows experience, hovering over different desktops in Task View will no longer result in thumbnails being displayed and the content area shrinking unexpectedly. Removed the unwanted tilt animation when clicking down on a corner of the New Screen button and it fixed the context menu animation issue.
Finally, build 22509 fixes overlapping text for specific languages on the Installed Apps page in the Settings app. In the Installed Apps page, clicking the Uninstall button in the grid view will now bring up a confirmation dialog. In addition, it changes the new one
ms-settings:installed-apps URI to
ms-settings:appsfeatures to avoid conflicts.
Microsoft reports that this flight covers a number of known issues related to the Start menu when using search, the Taskbar will sometimes flicker and Windows Search may not open at times.
Install Windows 11 build 22509
If you want to download and install Windows 11 build 22509, you need to register your device in Development channel using the “Windows Insider Program” setting from the “Update & Security” section.
After enrolling your computer in the program, you can download build 22509 from the “Windows Update” settings by clicking Check for updates button. However, you will need a responsive device Minimum system requirements to get updates if you’re new to the Windows Insider Program.
You can also read this guide with all new features Microsoft has been developing the next version of Windows 11 (22H2).
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