Microsoft Throws Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23531 with Improved Search Experience

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23531

Microsoft has announced the release of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23531 to the Dev Channel. The update has re-introduced the search experience for invoking the search flyout. This will happen when you hover over the search box gleam. You can adjust the behavior from the Taskbar settings dashboard. You have to adjust the preferred search box experience.

The expiration date for Windows 11 Insider Preview Builds that are flighted to the Dev Channel has been updated to September 15, 2024, starting with Build 23526. You should make sure to update to the latest build in the Dev Channel. Microsoft also announced that the Windows system components make use of the default browser to open links in the European Economic Area.

If the explorer.exe is not working in safe mode, then the issue has been resolved. The update has resolved issues that cause explorer.exe to crash when closing the File Explorer. If the File Explorer crashes when navigating to Gallery with plenty of images, then the issue has been resolved. If “Automatically type into the Search Box” wasn’t working when File Explorer was open to Home, then the issue has been resolved. If a file from a compressed folder might fail with an error code, then the issue has been resolved.

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23531 has resolved an issue that could cause HDR wallpapers to appear washed out when HDR is enabled. The flight resolved an issue if you are unable to move the Task Manager window with touch or pen. If the Task Manager was crashing when making use of the default button in Settings, then the issue has been resolved. The crashes associated when making use of Task Manager have been resolved. The issue pertaining to search, overlapping of the search icon, Task Manager switching has been resolved. Microsoft updated the summary view for the performance page to make the window smaller.

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Microsoft has notified some common issues that happen after the installation of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23531. The PWA apps installed via Microsoft Edge could incorrectly display as a system component. The tooltip when hovering over the search box does not match the current search highlight. There are also issues pertaining to Windows Copilot while employing Alt+Tab key.

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