Windows 11 build 22523.1000

Build of Nickel
OS family
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
Timebomb2022-09-15 (+279 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 22523.1000 is the fifteenth 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 15 December 2021.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Features[edit | edit source]

The ability to show snap groups in Alt+Tab and Task View, which initially introduced in build 22494, has been rolled out to all users.

File Explorer[edit | edit source]

The "Connect to a media server" and "Disconnect a media server" (if appropriate) options have been added to the ellipsis context menu in the command bar when opening This PC.

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • The link to Programs & Features in Control Panel has been redirected to Installed Apps section under Settings page.
  • The entry point of Uninstall Updates in Control Panel has been redirected to the corresponding page in Update History section under Windows Update page.
  • A number of keywords has been added to make the Voice Access feature appear in Settings search results.

Spotlight collection[edit | edit source]

  • The time interval for auto-switching Spotlight collection pictures has been slightly reduced.
  • The ablilty to manually switch Spotlight collection pictures via the context menu has been added.
  • The icon to the Spotlight collection context menu entries has been added.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

The reliability of invoking voice typing has been improved.

Bugfixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue related to text input initialization that could lead to the shell (for example, Start menu and search) becoming non-responsive on ARM64 devices.
  • The battery icon tooltip should no longer unexpectedly show a percent above 100.
  • App icons should no longer overlap the date and time on secondary monitors when there are a lot of open apps.
  • Some work has been done to address an issue that was leading to losing keyboard focus sometimes after pressing ↵ Enter when using F2 to rename OneDrive files.
  • Fixed an issue where the border of our text input experiences (voice typing, emoji panel, etc) wasn’t drawing correctly when a contrast theme was enabled.
  • Mitigated an intermittent crash with the pen menu process if it was launched and then immediately closed before the launch happened.
  • Fixed the issue causing links to not open properly when opening the Widgets board using hover.
  • Settings content should no longer get truncated off the side of the window when making the Settings window small.
  • Settings should no longer sporadically crash when opening comboboxes, which was impacting certain settings such as the ability to set custom click actions for the pen.
  • Addressed an issue where the "Add a device" option in Bluetooth & Devices section was silently crashing when trying to connect new Bluetooth devices.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing ARM64 devices to experience bug checks citing a memory management error in the previous Nickel builds.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing DWM to crash (causing the screen to flash repeatedly) when trying to use certain apps.
  • Mitigated an issue leading to certain apps hanging when Narrator was running.
  • Some missing information has been added when examining the details in the file properties of narratorquickstart.exe.
  • Addressed an issue where Narrator would not respond to UIA events such as notifications, live regions or text events.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

  • Some devices may fail to update drivers and firmware with an error code 0x8007012a.
  • The network icon may sometimes go missing in the taskbar. Restarting explorer.exe should fix this issue.
  • The Search panel may not open after clicking the Search icon on the taskbar. Restarting explorer.exe should fix this issue.
  • Users may fail to sign into certain built-in apps, such as Feedback Hub. Restarting Windows should fix this issue.
  • Right-clicking on the date and time on the taskbar on the primary monitor when multiple monitors are connected may lead explorer.exe to crash.
  • The signal strength indicators may not reflect the correct signal strength when viewing the list of available Wi-Fi networks in the Settings app.
  • The Settings app may crash when going to HDR section under System page.
  • A blank entry may appear under Bluetooth & Devices page in Settings app.
  • Due to the current Spotlight collection image not currently migrating on upgrade, a black desktop background may appear after upgrading to this build.
  • Changing the taskbar alignment may cause the Widgets button to disappear from taskbar.
  • Widgets board may not have the correct resolution when hovering the entry point on a secondary monitor.
  • The Widgets board may be temporarily blank.
  • When having multiple monitors, Widgets content on taskbar may get out of sync between monitors.
  • The information such as temperature may not show on a left-aligned taskbar.
  • Some text authoring commands, e.g., "select that" or "delete that", may not work as expected across Windows applications when using voice access.
  • Recognition of some punctuation marks and symbols, such as the @ sign, may not be accurate when using voice access.
  • 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.
  • Attempting to open a folder named "advanced" may open up the "Advanced sharing settings" page in Settings app.[1]

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