Microsoft has released a new version for Windows Insiders in the development channel. Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22489 brings several changes and improvements, as well as a new “Your Microsoft Account” settings page with quick access to Microsoft account information in Windows 11 settings.
Windows 11 Preview Build 22489 – What’s New:
Your Microsoft account setup page
We’re starting to roll out a new entry point for “Your Microsoft Account” under Settings> Account. Clicking on this new entry point will take you to a new settings page that displays information about your Microsoft account, including your subscriptions for Microsoft 365, links to order history, payment details, and Microsoft Rewards. This allows you to access your Microsoft account directly in Windows 11 settings. We’re starting this deployment to a very small set of Insiders at first and then increasing it over time.
Over time, we plan to improve your Microsoft account settings page based on your feedback from Feedback Hub through the online service experience packs. These online service experience packs work the same as the Windows Feature Experience Packs do, allowing us to perform Windows updates apart from major operating system updates. The difference between the two is that Windows Feature Experience Packs can make significant improvements in several areas of Windows, while Online Service Experience Packs focus on improving a specific experience such as the new settings page for your Microsoft account. For example, under Windows Update, this will appear as “Online Service Experience Pack – Windows.Settings.Account” with a version number. Right now, we’re testing this mechanism first with the new settings page for your Microsoft account.
Windows 11 22489: Changes and Improvements
- We added support for Discovery of designated resolvers which allows Windows to discover the encrypted DNS configuration from a DNS resolver known only by its IP address. See this blog post for more details.
- To improve consistency, we are updating the name of the Connect app to now “Wireless Display”. This app is an on-demand (FOD) feature and can be activated by going to Settings> Apps> Optional features> Add optional feature.
- We divide “Apps & Features” in Settings into two pages under Apps, “Installed Apps” and “Advanced App Settings”.
- In case you missed it last week, remember Windows Sandbox now works on ARM64 PCs!
Build 22489: fixes
- Application icons on secondary monitors should now display more reliably instead of being blank.
- Stopped an explorer.exe crash that sometimes occurred when using the context menu of the Desktops context menu.
- Fixed an explorer.exe crash that sometimes occurred when closing the Desktops drop-down menu.
- Pin to Quick Access is now a top-level option when right-clicking a drive in File Explorer.
- We have improved the performance of launching the context menu.
- Some fixes have been made to improve the reliability of explorer.exe when using File Explorer.
- Closing windows in task view should feel less nervous now.
- Did some work to help fix an issue that caused flickering in the app window when resizing some apps in recent versions of Dev Channel.
- Addresses an issue that caused settings to crash in some cases after switching to Windows Update.
- Added space that was missing in search results when looking for touch keyboard settings.
- Fixed a settings crash when trying to customize options in wheel settings.
- If animations are disabled, rejecting a notification using the X will no longer have animation.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented media controls from showing in Quick Settings when recently playing music. It is also believed to have had an impact on the use of hardware media keys.
- The tooltip for the Wi-Fi option in quick settings should no longer fly at the top of the screen.
- Addressed an underlying issue that caused the Processes tab in Task Manager to sometimes be blank. It is also believed to be the same cause that caused UAC to open very slowly recently.
- Addresses an issue with installing Xbox Game Pass games with error 0x00000001.
- Fixed an issue where get-winevent in PowerShell would fail with an InvalidOperationException (Number 60740).
- Mitigated a high impact mousocoreworker.exe crash during recent flights.
- I have been working to try to improve the layout of the text in the notification buttons in cases where there is both icon and text.
- The Get Started app will no longer crash if the Tips app has been uninstalled.
- Fixed an issue causing some devices to be checked for bugs with SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCPTION when updating from previous versions.
- Made an underlying change to help resolve an issue that caused some users to display an unexpected “bad image” error message on startup.
NOTE: Some fixes noted here in the Insider Preview builds of the active development branch may be found in the maintenance updates for the released version of Windows 11 which became generally available on October 5.
Windows 11 Build 22489: Known issues
- In this version you will notice links to Windows Update, Recovery and For developers under the main Windows Update settings page. You will need to click Windows Update a second time to check for updates. Recovery and For developers links should not appear under Windows Update in settings. These issues will be fixed in a future release.
- Users updating versions 22000.xxx or earlier to newer versions of the development channel using the latest development channel ISO, may receive the following warning message: The version you are trying to install is Flight Signed. To continue the installation, activate the flight signature. If you receive this message, press the Activate button, restart the PC and try the update again.
- Some users may see their screen and sleep times reduced. We are investigating the potential impact that shorter screen and sleep times could have on power consumption.
- In some cases, you may not be able to enter text when using search from top or taskbar. If you have the problem, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box and then close it.
- Trying to rename items on the desktop does not work properly in this version. It should work if you open File Explorer, navigate to the Desktop folder, and try to rename from there.
- The taskbar will sometimes blink when changing the input method.
- We are working on a fix for an issue causing ToolTips to appear in an unexpected location after hovering over the corner of the taskbar.
- After clicking the Search icon on the taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this happens, restart the “Windows Explorer” process and open the search panel again.
- We are investigating reports from Insiders that the volume and brightness sliders do not display correctly in Quick Settings.
For more details, visit the official website blog post.