Windows 11 build 22610

Build of Nickel
OS family
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
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 22610 is the twenty-eighth Insider Preview build of Nickel, the 22H2 development semester of Windows as a service. It was released to Windows Insiders in the Dev and Beta Channels on 29 April 2022.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • The tablet-optimized taskbar, which initially announced in build 22563, has been reverted for maintenance.
  • The icons for renaming and properties in the context menu and File Explorer's command bar have been updated.
  • The design of the battery icon on the Lock screen has been updated to be consistent with the one on the taskbar.
  • The estimated battery life timing will be shown in the tooltip for the battery icon in the system tray when available.
  • The ability to dismiss Quick Settings, Notification Center, and the hidden icons flyouts by clicking away from them has been added.
  • Starting with this build, the Home page in File Explorer will only show image and video thumbnails.
  • The tooltip for the "Please sign in" button in File Explorer has been updated to "One of your accounts needs attention to show files from in Home".
  • The touch keyboard will always appear on the login screen or in the UAC dialog when using touch and tap a text field during the out-of-box experience, even if a physical keyboard is connected.
  • The typographic quotes have been added as an option after a press and hold on the quote key when using the German touch keyboard layout.
  • If users have a window within a snap group that is set to display across all desktops, that setting will persist if users drag and drop the snap group into a different desktop in Task View.
  • The experience for invoking snap layouts from the top of the screen when dragging down on the title bar of a maximized window has been improved.
  • The reliability of using gestures from the edge of the screen when using an app full screen has been improved.
  • The performance of keyboard selection of images and zipped files in OneDrive folders has been improved.
  • The performance going into the listening state after launching voice typing has been improved.
  • The ability to place customizable stickers on the desktop, which partially implemented in build 22563, has been fully presented in this build.
    • It can be accessed by the "Add or edit stickers" option in the right-click context menu on the desktop, as well as under the Background page in the Settings app.
    • This feature is disabled by default, but can be enabled by applying the following registry value:

Widgets[edit | edit source]

  • The changes with widgets and news feed combining together as a dynamic blended feed, which initially announced in build 22563, has been rolled out to more users.
  • The Family Safety widget panel has been updated with new location sharing, app use and device use views.
  • A greyed-out weather icon will be shown by default if the weather status isn't available.
  • The reliability of opening the widgets board on first login after an upgrade or after an app update has been improved.

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • The Your Phone option under Bluetooth & devices page has been renamed to Phone Link.
  • When using the keyboard to control device's brightness or volume level, the flyout that appears will respect if users have turned animation effects off in Visual effects page.

Task Manager[edit | edit source]

  • The ability to show colors in the heatmap based on users' accent color in the Processes, App history and Users pages has been added.
  • The ability to show accent color on the title bar has been removed in order to address issues with text and UI clipping.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • The desktop watermark and timebomb have been disabled since this build is production-signed.
  • Several group policies for simplifying Windows 11 experience across Start menu, taskbar and the system tray have been added.
  • The reliability of connecting certain Bluetooth devices (such as Apple AirPods) has been improved.
  • Starting with this build, the SMB1 client will not be enabled by default on the Home SKU.
  • The TKIP and WEP features, deprecated since build 22557, have been reactivated.

Bugfixes[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where users in the Dev or Beta Channel would experience a 0xc8000402 error when trying to upgrade directly from Windows 10 to recent builds.
  • Fixed an issue causing explorer.exe to stuck in a crash loop in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue causing some users to experience BAD_POOL_CALLER bugcheck when opening Notification Center and some other actions in build 22598.
  • Fixed an issue where users would experience a DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION bugcheck when disconnecting Bluetooth devices or other Bluetooth scenarios in recent builds.
  • Fixed an issue where users would experience a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA bugcheck when connecting certain USB audio devices in recent builds.
  • Fixed an issue causing some users to experience the Administrative Template error "Resource '$(presentation.ForceInstantDim)' referenced in attribute presentation could not be found." when opening Group Policy.
  • Fixed an issue where Group Policy was unexpectedly showing an error "mmc cannot initialize the snap-in" on ARM64 devices in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing users to encounter Internet connectivity issues when certain VPNs are connected.
  • Addressed an underlying issue believed to be the root cause of the system thinking users were on battery when UPS was connected recently.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the keyboard shortcut to launch Quick Assist ⊞ Win+Ctrl+Q to not working correctly.
  • Addressed an issue where some signed apps were unexpectedly blocked by Smart App Control.
  • Addressed an underlying issue that could result in a yellow border getting stuck around the game after taking a screenshot with the Xbox Game Bar.
  • Fixed an underlying app registration issue leading to the Windows Security app not launching or showing a prompt saying there was no installed app for that protocol after upgrade.
  • Addressed an issue where users would experience an 0x80073cfb error when updating Windows Terminal in the Microsoft Store.
  • Fixed an issue which was causing certain apps relying on the .NET Framework to fail to launch in the recent builds.
  • Addressed a leak in uxtheme.dll, leading to some performance degradation over time in certain apps.
  • Addressed an issue causing defrag.exe to show an error saying "No such interface supported" (0x80004002) recently.
  • Fixed an issue leading to audio not playing immediately after resuming from hibernation when certain Bluetooth headsets were connected.
  • Fixed a crash related to cdp.dll in build 22598.
  • Fixed an underlying issue which was causing the Wireless Display app to not be able to receive content in the recent builds.

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that was causing explorer.exe to crash due to an access violation 0xc0000005 in Microsoft.UI.Xaml.dll when performing file operations (such as copy, move and rename) via context menu's buttons or on the desktop.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing the context menu from opening when holding ⇧ Shift and right-clicking on a taskbar icon.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the taskbar app icons to unexpectedly shifting to the right when changing the resolution of a secondary monitor.
  • Fixed an issue where Windows and taskbar icons that were being used on a secondary monitor would not transfer correctly to the primary monitor when unplugging the secondary one.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing taskbar icon animations on system icons like Start menu, Search and Task View.
  • Fixed an issue where the drag-and-drop animations on the taskbar would not be played correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the app icon would not appear on the correct side when dragging them to the taskbar in right-to-left (RTL) languages.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the network icon on the taskbar to incorrectly show as disconnected when connecting to Wi-Fi.
  • Fixed a crash that was happening if the taskbar clock updated while transitioning to daylight savings time changes.
  • Fixed an issue where an empty show hidden icons arrow would be shown in the system tray when users set all icons there to show.
  • Fixed an issue causing Notification Center to be cut off when opened on small screens, hiding the do not disturb button.
  • Fixed an issue for Arabic and Hebrew display languages, where the Notification Center would jump up unexpectedly when dismissed.
  • Fixed an issue where hovering over the microphone button on the taskbar would show a location section with an empty app name in the tooltip if the microphone is in use but not user's location.
  • Fixed an issue where the app icons would be cut off on the bottom in All apps list in the Start menu.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing icons to stuck in a broken folder with just one icon if users cancel while dragging them to create a folder in the Start menu.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the Windows Tools entry to be missing from All apps list in the Start menu.
  • Fixed an issue where animations of folders in the Start menu would start on the first pinned app instead of where the folder is located.
  • Addressed an issue where users couldn't search for recently installed apps in some cases, although it was showing in the Start menu.
  • Fixed an issue where if the Bluetooth section of Quick Settings is opened and went back, it could result in the scrollbar style changing in Quick Settings under certain conditions.
  • Fixed an issue preventing Quick Settings from taking touch input.
  • Addressed an additional issue causing the media controls above Quick Settings to stay there after the media source was closed.
  • Fixed a high hitting crash in recent builds when navigating to the page to pick a sound output option in Quick Settings.
  • Addressed an issue related snap layouts at the top of the screen where a large invisible area could get stuck and would consume clicks in that area.
  • Fixed an couple issues leading to explorer.exe crashes when using and interacting with snap.
  • Fixed an couple high hitting DWM crashes in recent builds.
  • Addressed an issue where focus wasn't being properly set when using the 3-finger touchpad gesture to bring up Alt+Tab ↹.
  • Fixed an issue where snap assist was unexpectedly appearing when users had only a single Microsoft Edge window open and tried to snap it.
  • The likelihood of seeing an acrylic backdrop noticeably lagging when dragging a window around has been reduced.
  • Addressed an issue which could cause the screen to appear frozen after using a 3-finger on screen gesture to minimize open apps on top of certain full screen apps.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the login screen to crash when clicking the Power button while a contrast theme is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where the network icon on the login screen could become clipped if text scaling option under Accessibility page in the Settings app is enabled.
  • Addressed a high hitting login screen crash.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing notification pop-ups to get stuck as a transparent box on the side of the screen that blocked input.

File Explorer[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that was causing the "Add to Favorites" option to be missing when right-clicking on a file in Home page.
  • Fixed an issue where the context menu would not show when right-clicking on This PC in the Open or Save As dialog's navigation pane.
  • Addressed an issue believed to be the underlying cause for File Explorer freezing when selecting a large number of files in recent builds.
  • Fixed an issue which was causing File Explorer to freeze frequently when Windows Subsystem for Linux was installed, and its files were opened via Home page.
  • Addressed an issue where the Sign In button in File Explorer might not work.
  • Fixed an explorer.exe crash related to loading recently used Office files in Home page.
  • Addressed an issue where the Open option was unexpectedly showing a generic icon when right clicking on certain file types.
  • Fixed an underlying issue believed to be the cause of some users not seeing the This PC option in the "Open File Explorer to" dropdown menu in folder options.

Input[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed a couple issues where under certain conditions the emoji panel, clipboard history, and voice typing would stop working after unlocking the device or right after a Windows update.
  • Fixed an issue where the text suggestions for physical keyboards might sometimes display with a transparent background.
  • Addressed an issue where if users were using the docked touch keyboard on a tablet and tapped the text field of an app that didn't have focus, the touch keyboard might appear and immediately disappear.
  • Fixed a crash when deleting letters using a strikethrough gesture in the handwriting panel.
  • Fixed an issue that could lead to the trail when sliding your finger around the screen being unexpectedly red or invisible in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue where an unexpected pop-up dialog saying "No supported apps in use for mic mute." will appear when using Xbox controller to interact with games.

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where key press sounds would appear when using the touch keyboard on the login screen if the "Play sounds as I type" option under Touch keyboard page in the Settings app is turned off.
  • Addressed an issue where if users had unchecked "leave touchpad on when a mouse is connected" under Touchpad page in the Settings app, the touchpad wasn't re-enabled after connecting and disconnecting a mouse.
  • Fixed an issue where the Chinese (Simplified) IME would be displayed as an option to customize Custom theme page even if the language is not installed.
  • Fixed the Windows Update text for English (United Kingdom) so that it will say "last checked" and not "last ticked."
  • Addressed an underlying issue leading to not being able to activate the "Restart now" button in Windows Update when it had focus using Narrator in scan mode.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the Apps to show up with the incorrect icon in the "Other system tray icons" option under Taskbar page.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the search icon under Taskbar page to be backwards and the wrong color in the Desert contrast theme.

Widgets[edit | edit source]

  • Addressed an issue where the widgets board wouldn't light dismiss and users had to press Esc to close it.
  • Addressed an underlying issue leading to Widgets being missing from the taskbar and Settings after upgrading.

Narrator[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue when using Narrator and the keyboard to navigate the show hidden icons panel where focus was jumping out to taskbar at the end of the icons instead of looping back to the beginning.
  • Narrator will start reading from the beginning of the page on Edge even if a control on the page has focus by default, like Bing's search box.

Task Manager[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an underlying issue leading to some apps not showing as suspended even though they should have been.
  • Fixed an issue where expanding the child of a child process would result in the content of the Name column in Processes being significantly offset.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing Task Manager to crash when clicking "Show history of all processes" in the Settings page.
  • Fixed an issue where the Run New Task button would not work on the Details and Services pages.

Out-of-box experience[edit | edit source]

  • Addressed a few issues that were preventing the accessibility flyout from showing or from selecting items in it with the mouse.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the accessibility flyout to be empty in right-to-left (RTL) languages.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Shell[edit | edit source]

The hidden icons flyout on the taskbar may disappear completely in some cases. Restarting explorer.exe may solve this issue.

Task Manager[edit | edit source]

Enabling Efficiency mode from the command bar may cause the process list to fluctuate between the Apps and Background groups in the Processes page. To bypass this issue, use the right-clicking context menu to enable or disable Efficiency mode then close and re-open Task Manager.

Widgets[edit | edit source]

The Widgets panel may not load as expected when using the swipe from left edge of screen touch motion.

Live captions[edit | edit source]

  • Certain apps in full screen (e.g., video players) may prevent live captions from being visible.
  • Certain apps positioned near the top of the screen and closed before live captions is run may re-launch behind the live captions window positioned at top.

Safe mode[edit | edit source]

  • Quick Settings and date/time clock on the taskbar may be missing due to the Capability Access Manager Service service not running.
  • Clicking Bluetooth & devices and Personalization pages may crash the Settings app due to an overrun of a stack-based buffer 0xc0000409.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]