Windows 11 build 22504.1000

Build of Nickel
OS family
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
Timebomb2022-09-15 (+307 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 22504.1000 is the twelfth 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 17 November 2021.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • The "Touch keyboard" section under Personalization page has been replaced with the new "Text input" section for customizing UI themes for IMEs, the emoji panel, voice typing, and touch keyboard.
    • 13 preset themes originally for the touch keyboard have also been available for the aforementioned input methods.
  • The notification when microphone access has been restricted in user's privacy settings when opening Sound page has been removed.
  • The touch indicator option in Mouse pointer and touch section under Accessibility page will now be turned off by default.
    • As part of this change, a link to the aforementioned page has been added in Touch section under Bluetooth & Devices page in order to make the press and hold visual always displayed regardless of the setting state.

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • Apps will now launch with a maximized window by default when in the tablet posture on small devices (11-inch screens diagonal and under).
  • The context menu will be aligned with the search box when opening Start and immediate pressing ⇧ Shift+F10 or ≣ Menu key.
  • The battery icon in the taskbar will now align with the user-defined critical and low-battery level notification, 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 in order to show the context menu options.
  • The positioning of the context menu when right-clicking the bottom corner of the desktop has been improved.
  • The context menu highlight color in Task Manager, File Explorer's "Show more options" and other places has been adjusted in order to align with applied mode (light or dark).
  • The Mica material has been implemented in the title bar area of several preinstalled UWP apps (namely Feedback Hub, Microsoft Solitaire Collection, Tips, and Your Phone).

Input[edit | edit source]

  • The ability for personalized combinations of emoji based on face and skin tones of family members, couples with heart, kissing, and people holding hands has been added.
  • A new keyboard shortcut ⊞ Win+Alt+K has been added for toggling the new mute icon in the taskbar.
  • The emoji search has been become a little more flexible with keywords containing diacritics in Portuguese and Polish languages.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • .NET Framework 4.8.1 has been integrated into this build, including native ARM64 architecture support for the .NET Framework runtime.
  • The support for cancellation of daylight savings time for the Republic of Fiji for 2021 has been added.

Bugfixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue believed to be the root cause of icons sometimes not displaying correctly in the Recommended section of Start (showing the wrong or a generic icon).
  • Fixed an issue leading to an explorer.exe crash in recent Nickel builds if there were issues loading the battery icon in the taskbar.
  • Several changes have been made 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.
  • Fixed issues where Caps Lock, Num Lock, Scroll Lock, and other indicator lights on the keyboard would not work properly.
  • Several tweaks to the emoji search keywords have been made, including improving results for day, night, and face with raised eyebrow.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the kaomoji list in ⊞ Win+. to be blank when accessed while using Chinese IMEs.
  • 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.
  • The voice typing ⊞ Win+H will resume listening more reliability if a long pause has been made while using it.
  • Fixed some inconsistencies between actual listening status and the microphone visual in voice typing.
  • Fixed issues that was causing text to be unexpectedly duplicated if the caret is moved while using voice typing.
  • Fixed issues where the brightness and volume sliders in Quick Settings would 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.
  • Mitigated an issue related to TCP/IP 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 engaging with it, leading to it randomly reappearing the next time a normal priority notification came in.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

  • Some devices may fail to install new builds or other updates with error codes 0x80070002, 0x8007001f or 0xc1900101-0x4001c.
  • Hovering the mouse back and forth between different desktops in Task View may result in the displayed thumbnails and content area unexpectedly shrinking.
  • Several system icons in the taskbar may get larger than normal if DPI scaling level is set to 125%.
  • Clicking App Settings in an app's right-click context menu may lead to the System page in the Settings app, rather than the Advanced Options page.
  • When starting Windows in Safe mode, the desktop may stuck in a crash loop due to an unhandled exception 0xc000027b in explorer.exe.
  • Clicking Bluetooth & devices and Personalization pages may crash the Settings app in Safe mode due to an overrun of a stack-based buffer.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]