Windows 11 build 23475

Build of Nickel
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
Compiled on2023-06-02
Expiration date
Timebomb2023-09-15 (+105 days)
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 23475 is an 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 7 June 2023, along with build 25387.1.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

File Explorer[edit | edit source]

  • The Home page has been updated based on the WinUI framework, with redesigned Quick Access, Favorites, and Recent sections. The Recommended section for users on Azure Active Directory-joined devices (initially introduced in build 23403) has also been updated to be displayed as a carousel view. These changes are only available to a subset of users, but can be toggled on manually by enabling the 38664959, 41076133 and 42105254 velocity IDs.
  • The visual changes to the File Explorer, initially introduced in build 23466, have been rolled to a subset of users. These changes can be toggled on manually by enabling the 40950262 and 42105254 velocity IDs.

Shell[edit | edit source]

The ability to detect if users are interacting with toasts or not and provide a suggestion to turn the toast banners off for these apps, initially implemented in build 23466, has been rolled out to all users.

Settings[edit | edit source]

The Lighting page under Personalization, previously implemented in build 25295 and build 23466, has been updated and renamed to Dynamic Lighting for controlling and configuring HID LampArray dynamic lighting devices.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • The support of inputing emoji characters based on the Unicode Emoji 15.0 standard via the emoji picker, initially implemented in build 25300, has been publicly rolled out.
  • The support of restoring solid color desktop backgrounds from backup has been implemented.

Bugfixes[edit | edit source]

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where the taskbar may not have shown the correct apps when using multiple desktops.
  • Fixed an issue where when using a Japanese display language, sometimes apps with names written in kanji would all show at the bottom of the all apps list, rather than displayed alongside hiragana and katakana app names.
  • Fixed an issue where certain notifications were leading to an explorer.exe crash.
  • Fixed or an issue where Korean touch keyboard sometimes finalizes characters unexpectedly in the search flyout on the taskbar.

Backup[edit | edit source]

Fixed the issue where backups of a device that was set up using a restore won't show up in subsequent restores.

Accessibility[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed the issue where Narrator customers were unable to navigate down the left side panel of the search flyout.
  • Fixed issues that were causing voice access commands for moving settings sliders and selecting things on the taskbar to fail.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Additional filters beyond AV may be attached to the Dev Drive on a reboot.
  • The performance of Dev Drive may vary between different devices.

File Explorer[edit | edit source]

  • File Explorer may crash when dragging the scroll bar or attempting to close the window during an extended file-loading process.
  • Users may experience thumbnail loading performance for dehydrated cloud files and memory usage in large collections if the Gallery page is enabled.
  • Clicking on the Share command may bring up the Windows share sheet (non-OneDrive) when the file recommendations feature is enabled.
  • The following issues will only apply if the redesigned Home page is enabled:
    • The file type icons may be displayed in place of file thumbnails under the Recommended section.
    • When navigating from another group to the Recommended section using a keyboard, focus may not appear on the group header or files appropriately.
    • The file name extensions may be displayed even if the "Hide extensions for known file types" option under Folder Options is checked.
    • Sync status icons for files backing up to a storage provider may not reliably displayed.
    • Clicking on the "Please Sign-in" button (in case of an authentication error on the Home page) may not pop-up the authentication dialog.
  • The following issues will only apply if the changes to the File Explorer (introduced in build 23466) are enabled:
    • Users may notice missing craftmanship polish with the modernized address bar and search box.
    • Users may experience lost keyboard focus and missing keyboard shortcuts.
    • File Explorer may crash when clicking the ellipsis and chevron next to it in the address bar to open the flyout.

Taskbar[edit | edit source]

  • Text scaling may not work in the search flyout.
  • Navigating the search flyout on the taskbar with the keyboard arrow keys may not work as expected.

Dynamic lighting[edit | edit source]

  • The device LEDs may not turn on automatically on first boot after installing this build and connecting the device.
  • All-device settings changes may not propagate to per-device settings.
  • Device icons may be missing from the device cards under the Dynamic Lighting page in the Settings app.
  • Switching user accounts may turn off device LEDs.

Shell[edit | edit source]

The copy button for copying two-factor authentication codes in notification toasts may not work.

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]