Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23541 Adds New features and Improvements

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23541

Microsoft has announced the release of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23541 to the Dev Channel. The update has added Rich thumbnail previews for cloud files under Recommended on the Start menu. The ability to right-click to share on these files that were rolled out with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23511 could temporarily disappear for Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. The update has resolved an issue related to dragging app icons in the Taskbar. It could lead to an explorer.exe crash. If the tooltip while hovering over the search box doesn’t match the current search highlight, then the issue has been resolved. Microsoft also resolved an issue pertaining to pasting a folder path to mount into the dialog while creating a new Dev Drive.

After the installation of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23541, the icons on the desktop could display as generic white pages instead of proper icons. You will notice an issue where the progress wheel icon gets struck in the File Explorer tab even though the folder has finished loading. The sort order of folders doesn’t persist if you navigate away from the folder.

You will also notice that PWA apps that are installed via Microsoft Edge could incorrectly labeled as a system component. The updated Emoji 15 support that was rolled out with Build 23475 and the updated color font format with COLRv1 support that was pushed with Build 23506 will no longer appear after updating to Build 23541 because of a bug. The installation of the update will cause high hitting tabip.exe crash, which impacts the ability for some Insiders to type.

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Microsoft is also gearing up to re-enable Windows Copilot Preview in some regions. The move is after feedback that Windows Copilot is not available in some regions. You can make use of Alt+Tab to swap out of Windows Copilot and vice versa. The Win+C keyboard shortcut will move focus back to Windows Copilot while first launching Windows Copilot.

Microsoft also rolled out Microsoft Store updates for Windows Insiders in all channels running version 22308.1401.x.x of the Microsoft Store and higher. With the help of the new Game Pass page, you will be able to explore and subscribe to PC Game Pass or Game Pass Ultimate via their new dedicated page. You can learn about Game Pass benefits such as exclusive games, deals, free perks, EA play, and much more with the new user experience. You can also easily discover, jump in, and play games such as Day One games, new games on Game Pass, Bethesda games, and much more.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at

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