Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22504 Releases
Microsoft recently launched Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22504, the new version brings more personalized themes to the touch keyboard and tests the new version of Your Phone application.
At the same time, Microsoft mentioned in its blog that next week is the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, and most of Microsoft’s internal product teams will take a break, so the release of new development versions will be suspended next week.
This update also updates Emoji expressions and adds family/couples/holding hands/kissing, and fixes the blank problem of emoji in the Microsoft Pinyin input method. Users of the development version can go to the system update to check and obtain the new version.
In this update, Microsoft has expanded the touch keyboard personalized theme, adding multiple personalized themes not only for the touch keyboard but also covering other input experiences.
Including touch keyboard, Microsoft Pinyin input method, emoji panel, clipboard history, language input panel, etc. now support the use of personalized themes.
The new theme engine supports users to customize themes such as setting various backgrounds or color schemes, and users can also directly use the themes developed and built-in by Microsoft.
As an important update, this feature is still being tested, so not all users can get this feature. Microsoft plans to collect feedback and update it gradually.
- You can now use the WIN + Alt + K keyboard shortcut to toggle the new mute icon in the Taskbar when it’s showing.
- Based on feedback, we’re making emoji search in Portuguese and Polish a little more flexible with keywords containing diacritics.
- Introducing .NET Framework 4.8.1 our latest .NET Framework that will bring native ARM64 support for the .NET Framework runtime.
- As Settings > System > Sound in Windows 11 shows a warning when microphone access has been restricted in your privacy settings, we’re removing the notification to alert you about this.
- Added support for the cancellation of daylight savings time for the Republic of Fiji for 2021.
- We’re making a change so that going forward on new installs the touch indicator option will now be turned off by default under Settings > Accessibility > Mouse pointer and touch. As part of this change, we’ve added a link to this Settings page from Settings > Bluetooth & Devices > Touch and made it so that the press and hold visual is now always displayed regardless of the setting state.
- Apps will now launch maximized by default when in the tablet posture on small devices (11-inch screens diagonal and under).
- Fixed an issue believed to be the root cause of icons not displaying correctly in the Recommended section of Start (showing the wrong or a generic icon) sometimes.
- If you open Start and immediate press Shift + F10 or the context menu key, the context menu should be aligned with the search box now.
- Fixed an issue leading to an explorer.exe crash in recent builds if there were issues loading the battery icon in the Taskbar.
- Made some changes to help the clock in the Taskbar update more reliably, including addressing a recent issue where it wasn’t updating at all over Remote Desktop.
- Mitigated a positioning issue that could cause the date and time to get clipped off the end of the Taskbar.
- If you’ve updated the critical and low battery level notification definitions, the battery icon in the Taskbar will now align with that, rather than using the default values to show a warning.
- Right clicking the date and time in the Taskbar will now dismiss the Notification Center if it’s open, so that you can see the context menu options.
- Keyboard lights (for example, for caps lock) should work properly again now with this build.
- We’ve made a few more tweaks to our emoji search keywords based on feedback, including improving results for day, night, and face with raised eyebrow. Please continue sharing feedback with us about this under Input and Language > Emoji Panel in the Feedback Hub.
- Fixed an issue that was causing the kaomoji list in WIN + . to be blank when accessed while using a Chinese IME.
- Fixed an issue with the emoji panel search results that could lead to a single gif being displayed repeatedly with certain queries.
- Mitigated an issue resulting in IMEs not working with certain games.
- Addressed an issue where the options under Settings > Personalization > Typing to change the settings “Show text suggestions & add a spacebar after I choose a text suggestions” for the touch keyboard might unexpectedly not display.
- If you make a long pause while using voice typing (WIN + H), it should be able to resume listening more reliability now.
- Fixed some inconsistencies between actual listening status and the microphone visual in voice typing.
- Text should no longer be unexpectedly duplicated if the caret is moved while using voice typing.
- Selecting snap layout options should no longer randomly put windows on your other monitor sometimes.
- The brightness and volume sliders in Quick Settings should no longer randomly become invisible.
- Fixed an issue preventing Adjusting active hours from being set to manually.
- Addressed an issue which could result in the touch keyboard occluding the password entry field when connecting to a network in Quick Settings.
- Fixed a scaling issue that was causing the update prompt dialog (and other dialogs of that style) to get cut off and not draw correctly after the DPI changed.
- Improved the positioning of the context menu when right clicking the bottom corner of the desktop.
- Mitigated an issue related to TCPIP which could result in bug checks when waking a device.
- Fixed an issue where high priority notifications (such as an alarm) would sometimes unexpectedly dismiss without you engaging with it, leading to it randomly reappearing the next time a normal priority notification came in.