Windows 11 Build 22533 is now available for testers in the Dev
Channel and it apparently comes with some much-needed design
improvements. With this release, Microsoft is introducing a new
flyout design for volume, brightness sliders, and other flyouts
on Windows 11 operating system.
The update “Windows 11 Insider Preview 22533 (rs_prerelease)”
is a preview release intended for beta testing and it is
available to Dev Channel users in the Insiders program only.
Like the rest of the updates, you can head to Windows Settings
> Windows Update, and check for updates.
Windows 11 Build 22533 comes with one noticeable change –
support for WinUI-inspired modern flyouts. As we reported in
November 2021, Microsoft has been working on a new look for the
volume control menu and developers found code that confirmed
the existence of a new volume slider.
It looks like the new volume design is finally ready and
Microsoft has started testing it with users.
What’s new in Windows 11 Build 22533
You can check out these flyouts by adjusting the volume or
brightness or you can turn on/off airplane mode. These flyouts
support both light and dark mode to give a more coherent
The new look for volume controls might not be a huge change,
but it indicates that Microsoft is trying to make the OS design
more consistent. Instead of overhauling the entire look of the
operating system, it looks like Microsoft will be updating the
design features in bits and pieces.
In addition to new flyouts, Microsoft is also rolling back
Windows widgets new entry point on the left side of the
taskbar. After installing the update, the taskbar will be
reverted to the original experience included in the original
version of Windows 11.
Other improvements in Windows 11 Build 22533:
- You can now find “voice access” settings from the taskbar.
You can also pin voice access to your taskbar or Start.
- You can now apply 13 touch keyboard themes to the
emoji panel and voice typing.
- You can now WIN + X or right-click the Start button to
access a new option called “Installed apps” which opens the
page of “Apps & features”.
- If you don’t like the Clock app, you can now uninstall it.
How to install Windows 11 Build 22533
To install Windows 11 Build 22533, follow these steps:
- Visit Windows Settings and open the
Windows Insider Program tab if you have not
signed for the Insiders program.
- Switch to the Dev Channel if you’re on stable or beta
- Once done, simply hit “Check for updates“.
- Select “Download & Install” to begin the
- Click on “Restart now” to apply changes.
Known issues in Build 22533 for Windows 11
Microsoft is aware of these known issues in Build 22533:
- Microsoft has confirmed a bug where users might be unable
to enter texts in Windows Search or Start menu’s search box.
This can be fixed if you launch Windows Run with WIN + R.
- Windows Search or Taskbar may not open, but this can be
fixed if you restart the “Windows Explorer” process. Another
bug can result in taskbar flicker when you switch between input
- A bug can remove signal strength from the list of available
Wi-Fi networks. There is another bug that results in a blank
entry under Bluetooth & Devices.
- Windows Settings may crash if you go to System > Display
- Taskbar alignment could break the Widgets button on the