Microsoft is working on another cumulative update for Windows
11 and this one addresses several bugs in the new operating
system. In the Beta and Release Preview Channel, Microsoft is
testing Windows 11 Build 22000.346 with fixes for File
Explorer, new notification center, and more.
As we have pointed out in our previous reports,
Windows 11’s File Explorer is buggy on some devices. For
example, a bug in the File Explorer is slowing down performance
when the context menu is opened. Likewise, some users have
reported a laggy context menu when you right-click on a file or
folder within the Explorer window or even on the desktop.
With Windows 11, Microsoft has altered the design of the
context menu to address performance issues in the long run and
prioritize commonly-used options like copy, cut, rename.
Unfortunately, this move has resulted in various context menu
related issues and it also seems to be affecting overall OS
Thankfully, the context menu is getting fixed in a future
release and Microsoft is also working on other bug fixes for
Windows 11 Build 22000.346, which is now available in the
Beta/Release Preview, finally fixes a bug affecting apps that
depend on the context menu’s shortcut tab in File Explorer and
desktop context menus. This issue occurs when you choose to use
a single click to open an item.
Another bug that causes File Explorer to stop working after you
close a window has been fixed.
In addition to File Explorer, Build 22000.346 contains bug
fixes for other areas of the operating system, including the
Windows Update history page in the Settings app.
For the taskbar, there’s only one fix for a bug that causes
flickering when you hover over icons on the taskbar.
Emoji and notification center improvements
Additionally, Microsoft is now introducing support for Emoji
13.1 and an updated emoji dictionary.
Another bug has been fixed where unread notifications appear
incorrectly or numbers don’t appear in the center of the circle
in the notification area.
These bug fixes will be published in the production channel
later this month or early next month.