A new Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25120 released to the Dev Channel on yesterday (May 19, 2022). This build is available for ARM64 devices and an ISO file has been released you may download from the WIP website. Mostly brings some general improvements and fixes along with a new search experience.
Interactive content on desktop
As per Microsoft’s announcement, starting with this Insider Preview Build, some Insider will see one of these conceptual features as they begin to explore exposing lightweight interactive content on the Windows desktop. Windows exposes this type of content in the Widgets board. To begin assessing this general idea and interaction model, the first exploration in this area adds a search box displayed on the desktop that enable you to search the web. For Insiders who use the Dev Channel may get to try out new ideas, longer lead features, and experiences that are intended to help validate concepts.
If you would like to remove this search box, you can right-click on the desktop, choose “Show more options,” and toggle the “Show search” option.
NOTE: A reboot is required after updating to this build to trigger this experience but please note that not all Windows Insiders will have this experience enabled even after reboot.
- Suggested actions should appear for more date and time formats now.
- Addressed some issues with certain formats when copying a date and/or time.
- Improved overall performance and reliability of the feature.
- Fixed an issue that could crash Settings when opening and looking at the battery usage graph.
- Improved performance of displaying Wi-Fi networks after enabling Wi-Fi from the Wi-Fi section of Quick Settings.
- Addressed an issue leading to some unreadable text in the Performance page when a contrast theme was enabled.
- Fixed an issue which could cause Windows Update to stall and roll back updates for WSA users.
- Did some work to address a stutter in the progress wheel animation when upgrading to a new build.
NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the Dev Channel may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11.
- Some games that use Easy Anti-Cheat may crash or cause your PC to bugcheck.
- Certain apps in full screen (e.g., video players) prevent live captions from being visible.
- Certain apps positioned near the top of the screen and closed before live captions is run will re-launch behind the live captions window positioned at top. Use the system menu (ALT + Spacebar) while the app has focus to move the app’s window further down.