Smoother Start menu, wiser widgets, and more fixes arrive in Windows 11 Insider Dev Channel

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The Dev Channel of the Windows 11 Insider Preview program has received a new update, Build 23620. This build focuses on resolving previously reported issues and improving the overall user experience in several key areas.

Here is the latest Beta Channel.

Here are some key changes.

  • Start menu: Fixed an issue where labels, such as “System” in the all apps list, were cut off when text scaling was set above 100%.
  • File Explorer: Improved reliability to address unexpected crashes.
    • Eliminated persistent Microsoft Start announcements on the taskbar after hiding the feed.
    • Corrected spacing and font inconsistencies within Widget settings pages.
  • Task Manager: Enhanced reliability to reduce crashes.
    • Resolved crashes in voice access while setting up new languages.
    • Fixed multiple crashes in Narrator, including one related to adding new natural voices.

Moreover, when using voice access with Copilot on Windows, the initial interaction with the “Ask me anything” box requires the “Show grid” command. Additionally, keyboard navigation back to the top-level Settings page from Widget settings subpages is unavailable.

Remember, some fixes introduced in Insider Preview builds may eventually make their way into the official Windows 11 release.

More here.