Microsoft Announces Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25163 To Dev Channel Windows Insiders

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Microsoft has announced the release of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25163 to the Dev Channel Windows Insiders. The Windows 11 Insider Preview 25163 brings in a new Taskbar overflow experience and improvements for sharing files. The build also includes a new Microsoft Store update with improvements and bug fixes.

The Taskbar overflow functionality is a newly designed experience for Windows 11. The feature provides more productive switching and launching experience despite space constraints. The Taskbar will automatically transition into the newly released overflow state when the icons hit its maximum capacity. The taskbar provides an entry point to an overflow menu, which enables users to view all the overflowed apps in a single umbrella. The overflow menu comprises several current taskbar behaviors users are familiar with such as supporting pinned apps, jump list, and extended UI. The menu will silently dismiss once users click outside of the overflow or navigate to an application by selecting the relevant icon.

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25163 includes improved nearby sharing, while transferring a local file from the desktop, File Explorer, Photos, Snipping Tool, Xbox, and other apps. The integrated Windows share window has been enhanced by making use of UDP along with Bluetooth to discover nearby devices. You will be able to discover and share to more devices including desktop PCs.

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25163 nearby sharing functionality syncs with OneDrive. You can choose OneDrive as a target to directly upload the file and share the file further along with access control options. You can perform all the work involved with sharing local files in File Explorer without opening the OneDrive app. This feature is available only for Microsoft accounts. You should switch to Microsoft account via the top right profile icon in the share window.

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The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25163 includes bug fixes for File Explorer, Taskbar, Settings, Input, and other related issues. Microsoft Store has been updated with updated price designs for apps, games, and movies. You can easily locate different editions of a game such as standard and deluxe that you would like to play.

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