Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22471 to Dev Channel Windows Insiders

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Microsoft has announced the release of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22471 to the Dev Channel Windows Insiders. Microsoft has updated the build expiration for Dev Channel builds starting with Build 22468 to September 15, 2022. The previous Dev Channel builds from the RS_PRERELEASE branch will expire on October 31, 2021.

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22471 includes several bug fixes and improvements. The TabletInputService has been renamed to TextInputManagementService to serve the real purpose. The update has resolved an issue that was causing the Taskbar’s hidden icons flyout to have sharp corners instead of rounded corners. If you make use of the drop arrow when interacting with the Desktops flyout’s context menu, it should move focus down the menu instead of dismissing it.

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22471 also resolved an issue that was making explorer.exe to crash while closing File Explorer windows. The latest update also addressed an issue where voice typing might fail with an error message citing a network connection issue. If you are using the touch keyword in Kana key mode for the Japanese IME, the key labels will now correctly show the character that will be input when you’re holding Shift.

The company mitigated a race condition that was causing textinputhost.exe to crash on launch sometimes. If you type wt from the Run dialog, you will be able to open Windows Terminal in the foreground instead of the background. The update has addressed an issue that could lead to apps getting stuck in a minimized state after disconnecting an external monitor and resuming the system from sleep.

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