Windows 11 build 22616 is rolling out to Insiders in the Dev and Beta channel

Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

Microsoft rolled out another Windows 11 preview for Insiders in the Dev and Beta Channel today, this time featuring more fixes and improvements, as well as removing some System Tray improvements. This release brings System Tray back to what it was in the public release of Windows 11, which means highlighting consistency improvements are removed.

Microsoft says it’s doing so in response to feedback from insiders, and it’s possible that those who weren’t happy that the new system tray removed the ability to drag and drop icons in and out of the taskbar. With the return of the system tray, the ability to drag and drop icons is back. Hopefully Microsoft can figure out how to keep drag and drop and make the highlighting effects consistent in the future.

This is the build change today:

  • As a result of feedback from Windows Insider users, we have decided to disable the system tray changes introduced in Build 22581 for the time being. The system tray and especially the Show hidden icons popup will now work the same way they did with the original version of Windows 11, including the ability to rearrange icons in the popup. We hope to bring these changes back in the future after further optimizing the experience by addressing some of the feedback we’ve received. As mentioned earlier, the features we try out in the Dev or Beta channel may not always ship.
  • Previously, we shared the new requirements for the Internet and MSA on Windows 11 Pro version. Today, Windows Insiders on Windows 11 Pro will now require an MSA and Internet connection during initial device setup (OOBE) only when set up for personal use. If you choose to set up the device for work or school, there will be no change, and it will work the same way as before.
  • We’ve fixed an issue where explorer.exe performance and reliability can deteriorate over time, eventually causing bug checks, in recent Insider Preview builds.
  • We’ve fixed an issue that caused the Show hidden icons popup in the system tray to disappear completely for some Insiders, even though it shows as “Running” under Settings > Personalization > Taskbar and Other System Tray Icons.
  • Fixed an issue where some apps were crashing when half-width/full-width key was pressed while using the Japanese IME.
  • Fixed an issue where if you tried to open the ToolPad using a gesture from the side of the screen, you would see the ToolPad open and then instantly close.
  • Fixed an issue where users could not reliably use the swipe function to invoke widgets.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Quick Settings to crash when rendering on certain wireless devices.
  • Fixed an issue where using the on-screen three-finger touch gesture to minimize could cause animations to stop working across the system.
  • Fixed an issue affecting DWM reliability on recent flights.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some apps like Settings to open empty if reopened for upgrade or restart.
  • We fixed an issue that was causing the list of processes to fluctuate between apps and background groups when clicking efficiency mode from the command bar
  • Fixed a basic issue that could cause some text in the Windows Sandbox to appear as black boxes in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue causing Windows Update notifications to appear as coming from “Windows.SystemToast.WindowsUpdate.MoNotification” instead of “Windows Update”.

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