Windows 11 build 22463

Build of Nickel
OS family
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
Timebomb2021-10-31 (+44 days)
Works in
Home (N, Single Language, China)
SE (N)
Pro (N, Single Language, China)
Pro Education (N)
Pro for Workstations (N)
Education (N)
Enterprise (Evaluation, G, GN, N, N Evaluation)
IoT Enterprise
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Windows 11 build 22463 is the fourth Insider Preview build of Nickel, the 22H2 development semester of Windows as a service. It was released to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel on 22 September 2021.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Start menu[edit | edit source]

The Windows Ease of Access folder in the All Apps menu has been renamed to Accessibility.

Explorer[edit | edit source]

When a file or folder is selected, Ctrl+⇧ Shift+C can now be used to copy the path.

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • Some small adjustments have been made to the contrast theme colors, including making hyperlinks a little more distinct on hover when using the desert theme.
  • The pop-up that appear when "identify displays" in Display Settings is clicked now have rounded corners and drop shadows.

Bugfixes[edit | edit source]

  • The System option when opening the ⊞ Win+X menu now appears again.
  • The issue where the Start menu would get stuck with no app icons showing when a large number of apps were installed has been fixed.
  • Pressing the down arrow after opening Start now navigates to the pinned apps section instead of the user's username.
  • The title on taskbar previews are now be affected by the DPI setting.
  • Search now correctly opens on secondary monitors.
  • File Explorer no longer hangs when doing a search.
  • Pressing F1 now opens the Windows 11 help menu instead of the one from Windows 10.
  • The issue where items under the View, Sort by, and Group by submenus in the context menu will no longer show a mark when selected has been fixed.
  • The issue where the mouse pointer position in WDAG was incorrect when the monitor is in portrait mode has been fixed.
  • Text predictions now work again for certain locales.
  • Windows Sandbox now launches again.
  • Surface Pro X devices no longer bugcheck with a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR.
  • Some devices that try to update to a recent build no longer bugcheck with a DRIVER_PNP_WATCHDOG.
  • Some devices no longer bugcheck with a INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR when resuming from hibernation.
  • Attempting to switch desktops when there is only one should no longer steal foreground focus.
  • The touch keyboard key borders no longer appear blurry in certain cases.
  • The touch keyboard no longer crash when switching dock mode while the voice typing UI is visible.
  • The duplicate Nearby Sharing entry in the Focus Assist priority list has been removed.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Some builds that are Mobile Device Managed may not be able to receive this build due to an issue preventing them from successfully updating.

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • The Widgets board may appear empty. This can be fixed by logging out and back in.
  • The Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors.

Taskbar[edit | edit source]

The taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods.

Search[edit | edit source]

  • After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. This can be fixed by restarting Explorer and opening the search panel again.
  • The search panel may appear as black and not display any content below the search box.
  • Text may be unable to be inputted when using Search from Start or the taskbar. This can be fixed by pressing ⊞ Win+R to open the Run dialog box and then closing it.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]