Windows 11 Build 22463 is rolling out with minor improvements

Windows 11 Build 22463 is yet another preview update from the
Nickel (active development branch) and it comes with minor bug
fixes. Microsoft officials have reconfirmed that it may be a
little while before new features start appearing in these

The update is titled “The patch “Windows 11 Insider Preview
22463.1000 (rs_prerelease)” and it can be downloaded on PCs
with the supported processor and TPM module. If you’re using a
virtual machine, you need to enable encryption (if required),
add a TPM module and enable secure boot to run this or upcoming

Windows 11 Build 22463.1000 is not tied to any specific feature
updates, so the changes you see here may or may not ship in the
next year’s feature update. Microsoft has warned testers that
they could soon be encountering a lot more issues as the
development of the next feature update advances.

In Build 22463 for Windows 11, a watermark may appear on the
desktop and that’s normal, according to Microsoft officials.

Improvements in Windows 11 Build 22463

With today’s update, Microsoft has finally fixed a bug where
taskbar icons were misaligned on devices with custom scaling
settings. This bug also affected virtual machines and icons
were cut off from the taskbar. After applying today’s update,
this issue will automatically disappear.

Additionally, Windows 11 update now lets you use CTRL + Shift +
C to copy the path of a file or folder in File Explorer and
save it to the clipboard which can be synced across your

Based on feedback, Microsoft fixed an issue where a large
number of apps could result in Start menu reliability issues.
For example, the Start menu could be stuck with icons. This bug
was spotted when users changed the DPI settings of the display
and it has been fixed in the latest build.

Microsoft has also updated the Quick Settings with an icon next
to the volume slider to make the option more accessible.

Windows 11 Build 22463 comes several other improvements:

  • Microsoft has rounded the corners for pop-ups shown in the
    settings app.
  • Microsoft has made adjustments to the contrast theme
    colours to improve accessibility.
  • The “Windows Ease of Access” folder in the Start menu is
    now called Accessibility.
  • Focus Assist feature is getting a new option that would let
    you enable Focus Assist automatically for the first hour after
    an update has been applied to your device.
  • You can press and hold down the arrow after
    launching Start to open the pinned apps section.
  • Microsoft has fixed an issue affecting the performance of
    Windows Narrator.
  • Taskbar icons are now properly aligned and
  • The notification center will now correctly count and
    display alerts on the taskbar.
  • Improved explorer.exe reliability.

Microsoft has warned that PCs part of the Mobile Device Managed
(MDM) may not receive this update due to compatibility issues.
Microsoft is promising a fix in the next update.

How to install Windows 11 Build 22463

To install Windows 11 Build 22463.1000, use these steps:

  1. Signup for the Windows Insider Program.
  2. Join the Dev Channel.
  3. Check for updates.
  4. The build will appear if you have a supported device.
  5. Restart the device to finish the installation.

Known issues in Windows 11 Build 22463

  • Start menu, Windows Search and taskbar may not work as
    expected. In some cases, users may be able unable to enter text
    when using search. To fix this, launch and close the Windows
    run dialog.
  • File Explorer context menus can unexpectedly dismiss when
    you access OneDrive locations.
  • Windows widgets may appear blank and Microsoft Store
    results won’t be accurate.

In addition to the new preview build,
Microsoft has also released a new version of Teams 2.0 with
Windows 11 Mica.

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