Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25252 to Dev Channel Windows Insiders

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Microsoft has started to push Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25252 to the Dev Channel Windows Insiders. Microsoft also released Cumulative Update Build 25252.1010 (KB5021855) with any new features. The aim of the update is to test the servicing pipeline for builds in the Dev Channel.

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25252 has added a glanceable VPN status into the system tray when the connection is established with a recognized VPN profile. The VPN icon will be overlayed in your system accent color over the active network connection. After the installation of Build 25252, you will view various treatments for how search looks on the Taskbar. You can modify the search parameters on Taskbar by navigating to Settings | Personalization | Taskbar | Taskbar Items.

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25252 has resolved an explorer.exe crash when making use of ALT+F4 with the show hidden icons flyout in the system tray open. The update has fixed several explorer.exe crashes that impact system tray performance. Moreover, the battery icon’s tooltip has been updated to know whether the connected device is charging slowly. Microsoft also added a small refinement for the Tablet-optimized taskbar. The update also resolved an issue that could lead to the Taskbar jump lists. If the preview thumbnails are not appearing in the correct position for Windows Insiders with 2 in 1 PCs. Microsoft resolved an issue that causes folders in Start menu to not open on the first attempt.

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25252 has resolved an issue that causes Windows Insiders to view a bugcheck with the error SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION after upgrading to the previous flight. The update fixed an issue that causes certain apps to crash when playing media in the background in recent flights. If the network-to-local copying was slower than expected for certain users, then the problem has been resolved.

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