Windows 11 version 22598 is rolling out to the Insider Dev and Beta channels

Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

It’s time to download and test another copy of Windows 11 preview! The current version is 22598 and it’s available to Insiders in the dev and beta channels, featuring minor changes and improvements. The biggest bill for the current version is that Microsoft is now testing “Desktop Spotlight” as a default background on new installs.

Additionally, Microsoft is also releasing build ISOs today, which means users can clean install this version on their PC if they wish. You can download those here.

Here is the change:

  • We are now introducing new builds for Windows Insiders in China on Lenovo PCs starting with build 22598. These users must be online for at least 15 minutes to allow Lenovo PC Manager to automatically update to the latest build (version or later) to receive a fix important with the application.
  • We’re trying to automate Get Started with some Windows Insiders after the upgrade to help people get started with their PC.
  • We’re trying to run Windows Spotlight on the desktop as the default background for new devices (clean installs with ISO) and for updates as the default background for Windows 11. We’re testing this with a limited number of Windows Insiders initially.
  • We are also trying to display 4K desktop wallpapers in Windows Spotlight. We’re also trying this experiment with a limited number of Windows Insiders initially.
  • Refresh the tool tip on the volume icon to tell you when you’re using spatial audio.
  • Devices using Windows Information Protection policies (formerly known as EDP) can now access censored data via protected applications such as Outlook, Word, Microsoft Edge, etc. as expected.
  • We fixed an issue where if you used keyboard focus on the taskbar, movements like previews would remain constant during all taskbar interactions.
  • Fixed an issue where taskbar badges would return after explorer.exe crashed even if you turned them off in settings.
  • Fixed an issue where some mouse-over events would not pass to apps for icons in the system tray.
  • Fixed an issue where previews or tooltips would not display when hovering over some app icons in the system tray.
  • App icons in the system tray should now appear more reliably when you open them again in this version.
  • Fixed an issue that was delaying or preventing the display of hidden popup icons from opening.
  • Fixed an issue where Chinese characters would not display in the taskbar calendar when the lunar calendar was turned on.
  • Fixed issue where the cursor visible around an app icon when sharing a window might not disappear once you stop sharing.
  • We fixed a crash when selecting the More button in the recommended start section.
  • Fixed an underlying issue that could cause a crash on launch when invoked with a gesture.
  • Fixed an issue causing buttons and labels in the start menu to be the wrong colors while using contrast themes.
  • Fixed issue where if you scroll to scroll the contents of a folder in the pinned section of Start, it would cause Start to close unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the context menu to sometimes not display completely and make it transparent.
  • The performance of the touch keyboard operation on the login screen has been improved.
  • Fixed an issue where if you had selected touch text in certain apps like Settings, the backspace key on the touch keyboard would have to be pressed twice to delete it.
  • Voice typing should not stop responding if you press WIN + H repeatedly.
  • Fixed an issue for people with a large number of input methods, where the currently selected method might not display when opening the input switch.
  • Fixed the link under Chinese (Simplified) IME appearance settings to go to Settings > Personalization > Input text.
  • Fixed an issue where the background image and color for the emoji panel might not display correctly after using the options in Settings > Personalization > Text entry.
  • Fixed an issue where the high DPI options in the Compatibility tab of executable properties would not work.
  • Narrator should now read the display options we added in Settings > Apps > Installed apps
  • Returns the lost animation when you press WIN + D or click the Show Desktop button.
  • We’ve addressed an issue with touch snap layouts that could cause an acrylic sheet to hang on top of a window.
  • Thumbnails should not be reversed in Task View when using Hebrew or Arabic display languages.
  • Fixed explorer.exe crash when invoking task view.
  • If you have a lot of windows open, they shouldn’t be forced over the desktop in task view.
  • Fixed an issue when using ALT+Tab with a screen reader, where if you returned ALT+Tabbed to certain application windows, the focus would be set on a portion within the window rather than the entire window.
  • Fixed an underlying issue where animate colored title bars (when enabled) for certain apps and File Explorer were only showing when windows were maximized.
  • Mitigating a rare issue that could cause the system to hang when the resolution is changed occasionally in certain games.
  • Fixed an issue that caused white pixels to appear in the corners of some apps when using dark mode.
  • I did some work to address an issue where some app windows don’t move to the expected area after selecting it with surprise help.
  • Fixed an animation bug when using snap layouts at the top of the screen to capture windows.
  • Fixed an issue where the top of magnified applications (eg title bar window management buttons) could not be reached by touch while placing live comments on top.
  • Live Comments will now tell you when it’s finished downloading and is ready for your caption.
  • Mitigating an issue that caused the performance page’s CPU graph to color as if Kernel Times rendering was enabled even though it wasn’t.
  • He did some work to improve the reliability of the task manager.
  • Access key support added for Run New Task (ALT + N), End Task (ALT + E), Efficiency Mode (ALT + V) and other buttons on each page. If you press ALT, the characters will be displayed next to the button.
  • With the process selected, pressing the delete key will now end the process as it was before.
  • CTRL + Tab and CTRL + Shift + Tab will now move through pages in the Task Manager.
  • Fixed an issue where the memory configuration graph was empty instead of being saved in the appropriate color.
  • Mitigating an issue that caused the GPU graph to not display in the Performance tab in some cases.
  • The icons in the Status column on the Operations page no longer touch the side of the column.
  • Fixed an issue where Efficiency Mode was missing the Status column for the Users page.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing WSL2 from loading the host file system onto ARM64.
  • Fixed an issue from the previous trip where the acrylic might not extend across the entire login screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the volume and brightness keys would appear when using your device keys to be cut in the middle.
  • Running powercfg /query should now work when started from syswow64 or from a 32-bit process.
  • Fixed apostrophe not displaying correctly in text when performing an offline scan from the Windows Security app.
  • The extra “be” in the text describing smart account control in the Windows Security app has been removed.
  • Fixed an issue with a specific language that could result in question marks being displayed in place of some text when upgrading to a new build.
  • If you increase the text size under Settings > Accessibility > Text Size and run setup from a Windows ISO while booting into the currently installed operating system, the text displayed in the setup window will now be increased to match your preference.

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