Microsoft announced the next iteration of Windows, the Windows 11 officially on June 24th. The new software version brings in a ton of new visual changes. With Windows 11, you now get Widget support, Snap layout for multitasking, Microsoft team integration, and Android App support via the Amazon App Store. The company is expected to release Windows 11 later this year. However, ahead of the official launch, as promised Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview build to the Dev channel. The features rolled out in the Insider Preview include centrally placed Start Menu and Taskbar, Widget support, Notification center and Quick Settings, File Explorer, Windows 11 theme, and much more. As this is the developer preview, it is quite obvious that this newly rolling build contains some noticeable issues and several bugs. We take a look ahead at the new features and full list of bugs and issues:
Windows 11 Insider Preview Available For Download
The first Windows 11 Insider Preview carries a build number as 22000.51. As mentioned this is an Insider Preview, which does mean that you have to be enrolled in Windows Insider Program to test out new software releases and features that Microsoft delivers first before the official rollout. The first Windows 11 Insider Preview brings visual changes, Widget Support, an enhanced notification center, and much more. The Insider Preview also has added Snap layout for multitasking, Windows 11 theme, startup sound, centrally placed Start Menu and Taskbar, touch keyboard improvements, and new Settings App.
If you are already a part of the Windows Insider Program, you might have received the Windows 11 update. However, if you are not part of the Windows Insider program, you will first have to enroll in this program by entering the email ID. Later on, you will have to choose the Dev channel, and restart the PC. After, this process, you can head over to the software update section, where you should see Windows 11 Insider Preview software update notification.
Full List Of Bugs and Issues in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.51
As mentioned above, as this is a Windows 11 Insider Preview build, it does contain several issues and bugs. Here’s a full list of bugs and issues that can be noticed in Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22000.51:
- When upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or when installing an update to Windows 11, some features may be deprecated or removed. See details here.
- Taskbar will not be shown across multiple monitors but will return in an upcoming build.
- The preview window may not display the entire window when hovering over Task View on the taskbar.
- When upgrading a device with multiple user accounts to Windows 11, Settings will fail to launch.
- A small set of Settings legacy pages as well as fit and finish bugs will be addressed in future releases.
- The ‘Power mode’ setting does not show up on the Power & battery page.
- When launching the Settings app, a brief green flash may appear.
- When using Quick Settings to modify Accessibility settings, the settings UI may not save the selected state.
- In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the taskbar. If you experience the issue, press Win + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it.
- We’re working on fixing an issue that’s preventing unpinning apps from Start, making the command bar in File Explorer disappear, or hiding snap. To work around these, restart your PC.
- App icons in the Search panel may do not load, and instead appear as gray squares.
- When hovering your mouse over the Search icon on the taskbar, the third recent search does not load and remains blank.
- After clicking the Search icon taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again.
- When you hover your mouse over the Search icon on the taskbar, recent searches may not be displayed. To work around the issue, restart your device.
- Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box.
- System text scaling will scale all widgets proportionally and may result in cropped widgets.
- Launching links from the widgets board may not invoke apps to the foreground.
- When using screen reader/Narrator in widgets may not properly announce content
- Widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again.
- When using the Outlook client with a Microsoft account, Calendar, and To Do changes may not sync to the widgets in real time.
- Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual device monitor first and then launch on your secondary monitors.
- After adding multiple widgets quickly from the widgets settings, some of the widgets may not be visible on the board.
- The install button might not be functional yet in some limited scenarios.
- Rating and reviews are not available for some apps.
These are currently the known issues discovered in the Windows 11 Insider Preview developer build. However, there might be some other bugs and several other issues which may have not been discovered. What are your thoughts about the newly rolling out Windows 11 Insider Preview build? Have you downloaded it? Do let us know in the comments below.