As usual, according to Microsoft’s weekly schedule for Windows Insider Dev Channel users, this week we get a new update with Build number 25290, where in this build there are a number of interesting things and of course they are part of the upgrade to the previous build update.
Okay, let’s talk about it guys, first, apart from the presence of the new Widget for Phone Link that was previously reported, now Spotify also comes with its own Widget, where you can download it. Spotify Widgets as previews on the Widgets Board.
The presence of third party widgets is of course also related to Microsoft’s steps in releasing it Windows App SDK 1.2 for developers, whereby developers can create widgets for their applications. In the future, let’s see what widgets will be coming back to Windows 11.
Apart from Widget improvements, there are also other improvements to the Start Menu section, where you may find badges back up your files in the Profile Icon on the Start Menu complete with the Start backup option and Remind me later.
The option is actually an advanced development of Windows 11 Insider Dev Build 25227 which was released last October 2022.
Apart from that, of course there are a number of important fixes and improvements, which include: changelog as follows:
- We fixed the issue causing Arm64 devices to fail to resume from sleep/hibernate when running Build 25281 and getting stuck at the OS boot logo.
- Fixed an issue where some Insiders may have issues accessing websites and other resources via VPN connections. If you used the workaround documented in this forum postplease reverse those changes once you have this new build installed.
- Fixed an issue causing some Insiders to experience freezes when using the browser and certain other apps in recent Dev Channel builds.
- Fixed an explorer.exe crash which could cause the taskbar not to load for some Insiders.
- Fixed an issue where the search box would randomly disappear sometimes when you clicked it (leaving a blank space on the taskbar).
- Fixed an issue where the search box was shifting to the side slightly when you clicked it.
- Fixed an issue where the data content area of the Processes page might flash once when theme changes were applied in the Task Manager Settings page.
- Fixed an issue where some dialogs did not render in the correct theme when applied from Task Manager Settings page.
- Fixed an issue where properties in the Memory section of the Performance page were getting truncated even though there was space to display them.
- Reduced the transparency of graphic colors in the Performance page, and adjusted the borders, to help make them stand out more.
- Fixed a few issues causing Task Manager crashes.
- Typing F in the search box should work again now.
- You now shouldn’t have to make Task Manager be as wide before the navigation pane appears.
- If text scaling has been increased, the search box shouldn’t overlap with the title bar text anymore.
- Made some tweaks to address cases where text in dialogs was getting cut off when text scaling was increased.
- Fixed an issue where certain parts of the title bar couldn’t be used to drag the window.
- We fixed the issue causing some people to not get a consistent refresh of images on a daily basis.
- Fixed an issue where the preview for Sans Serif Collection in Personalization > Fonts was displaying broken glyphs.
- Fixed an issue that was preventing Narrator from announcing dropdown lists in Excel.
- Fixed an underlying issue which could cause Snipping Tool screenshots to become stretched out and distorted in the last few builds if you had multiple monitors.
- Fixed an issue which could cause a bug check with SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION.
- Fixed an issue which could make the Open With dialog crash on launch.
- Fixed an issue where the Open File dialog would hang if you clicked it while using an IME after having selected “Choose an app on your PC” from the Open With dialog.
- Fixed an issue which could cause Group Policy Editor to unexpectedly show “An error has occurred in the script on this page” with an invalid character error when editing a group policy.
- If you have OpenSSH Server set to start at boot (instead of manual), that preference should be remembered across OS upgrades now. Please note, you need to be on a build with this fix before it will take effect with your next upgrade.
In the build there are several new known issues, one of which is a page update history which exist in Settings > Windows Update Becomes blanks for a number of users.
Besides that, Group Policy Editor may fail to open and display information displayName attribute not found (not found), and even for the Widget feature itself, find more widgets in Pickers widget still in trouble.
So that’s all, maybe there are new known issues that are present in this build, for those of you who want to update your system, you can just slide to the page Settings > Windows Update > Check for Updates, then download Windows 11 Insider Build 25290 which is available there.