Microsoft Launches Windows 11 Build 22621.1776 to the Release Preview Channel

Windows 11 Build 22621.1776

Microsoft has announced the release of Windows 11 Build 22621.1776 to the Release Preview Channel. The update will be available to PCs running Windows 11 version 22H2. The flight has added live captions support for various languages such as Chinese, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Danish, Engligh, and Korean. You can activate the live captions either using the WIN+Ctrl+L keyboard shortcut or via the Quick settings accessibility flyout menu. Windows will prompt you to download the required speech recognition support when you activate the setting. Alternatively, you can download speech recognition support engine by navigating to Settings | Time & language | Language & region.

The Windows 11 Build 22621.1776 has redesigned the in-app voice access command help page. You will find a short description and examples of its variations with every command. The search bar provides the ability to quickly find commands. The update has added voice access command support for English (UK), English (India), English (New Zealand), English (Canada), and English (Australia). Windows will prompt you to download a speech model when you activate voice access. You can also change the voice language by navigating to Settings | Language.

The flight adds a VPN status tool to the system tray. The VPN icon will be overlayed in your system’s accent color over the active network connection. After the installation of the update, you can display seconds in the clock on the system tray. You can easily copy the 2FA codes using the copy button. The update has added access key shortcuts to File Explorer’s context menu.

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The access key corresponds to a letter in the display name of the menu item. The latest update has added an unique multi-app kiosk mode with various customizations. This includes limiting access to Settings such as Wi-Fi and screen brightness including enhancements to Start menu. The update also blocks certain toasts and pop-up windows.

The Windows 11 Build 22621.1776 has introduced live kernel memory dump collection from Task Manager. You will be able to gather data to resolve issues related to the OS with the help of LKD. The update replaces the settings for Show the touch keyboard without any keyboard attached. You can locate them by navigating to Settings | Time & language | Typing | Touch keyboard.

The update enables Content Adaptive Brightness Control to run on laptops and convertibles. This feature dims or brightness areas of a display based on the relevant content. You can select options such as Off, Always, and On Battery Only. The update adds a USB4 hubs and devices Settings page. You can locate it by navigating to Settings | Bluetooth & devices | USB | USB4 Hubs and Devices.

The Windows 11 Build 22621.1776 has added a presence sensor including enhancement of search within Settings. The update also changes the default print screen key behavior. There is a limit of 20 most recent tabs in Settings | Multitasking. The update enhances the cloud suggestion and the integrated search suggestion. You will be able to type popular words in Simplified Chinese using the Input Method Editor. The update also includes several improvements and bug fixes.

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The Windows 11 Build 22621.1776 has started to push a new widget picker experience to the Beta and Release Preview Channel. The deep linking ability enables users to jump directly to the picker from the provider app/service. You will also find Widgets Store collection page where you can discover several apps with widgets.

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