Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25284 to Dev Channel Windows Insiders

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25284

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25284 to the Dev Channel Windows Insiders. The Redmond-based software giant announced that this flight will not be available for ARM64 devices because of an issue resulting in devices getting stuck at the OS boot logo. The latest flight also includes a new Widget for Windows Insiders including bug fixes.

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25284 includes a new Widget namely a preview version of the Messenger app. Microsoft has provided a facility for developers to create widgets for their apps with the release of Windows App SDK 1.2 version. You can access the new experiences via Windows 11 widgets board in Dev Channel Windows Insider preview builds.

To view the new Widget experience, you should navigate to the Microsoft Store and update to the latest version of Messenger. You then have to open the widgets board and navigate to the widgets picker by selecting the “+” button located at the top-right side of the board. You will be able to work with additional widgets as and when developers release new widgets for their apps.

The Windows 11 Insider preview Build 25284 has resolved an issue pertaining to hidden icons flyout. If explorer.exe crashed while working with the Taskbar search box, then the issue has been resolved. The keyboard focus will now stay on the current candidate when search suggestions are activated while working with the Pinyin IME. You can press Tab key to move focus to the search suggestions.

The update also resolved an issue for PCs with touch while using certain apps in full-screen mode. Moreover, the latest update also resolved an issue that causes certain apps to hang or crash while saving PDF files. The update resolved an issue related to cast option in an app that could not display any devices in recent builds. Microsoft also pointed out several known issues pertaining to several areas.

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