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Windows 11 preview build 22623.891 comes with Task Manager Improvements and other fixes

Microsoft has just released new Windows 11 insider preview builds to the beta channel. Sticking to the previous trends, Microsoft pushed the 22623.891 build with a slew of new features, while the second build (22621.891) brings bug fixes and improvements with the new features turned off by default. Apart from the new beta build, Microsoft also released a new update for the release preview channel. Read along to know more details about the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.891 and 22623.891.

The new cumulative update goes live on the eligible PCs with the 10.0.22623.891 (KB5020040) version number. If your Windows 11 PC is running on a beta build then you will receive any of the two builds on your Windows 11 PC. Since it is an incremental beta upgrade you can quickly upgrade your PC to the newer version.

Moving to the changes, then Windows 11 preview build 22623.891 brings a stack of improvements to the Task Manager, you can now filter processes in the Task Manager, the option to select a preferred theme, additionally there’s new theme support for in-app dialogs, Improved Efficiency mode dialog, and more.

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Here’s how the new preferred theme option looks on the new build.

windows 11 insider preview build 22623.891 update

Apart from the Task Manager changes, the new upgrade brings improvements to Emoji search for Japanese and Simplified Chinese by handling Kana/Kanji and Pinyin properly. Not only this but the update addresses issue causing the do not disturb icon to disappear in DND mode, new show hidden icons flyout’s animation consistency, fixed multiple explorer.exe crashes impacting taskbar performance, and more.

Here’s the complete list of fixes coming with the both Windows 11 insider preview 22621.891 and 22623.891 update.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.891 – Fixes

  • Taskbar & System Tray
    • When using the bottom right edge gesture to see Quick Settings, the taskbar should no longer get stuck in the expanded state (instead of dismissing to collapsed state).
    • Fixed an issue causing the do not disturb icon to disappear while in do not disturb mode.
    • The new show hidden icons flyout’s animation should now be consistent with other taskbar flyouts.
    • The show hidden icons flyout background color should now align with your accent color if “Show accent color on Start and taskbar” is enabled in Settings > Personalization > Colors.
    • Fixed multiple explorer.exe crashes impacting taskbar performance.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.891 and 22623.891 – Fixes

  • New! You can back up applicable settings to your Microsoft account. You can also sync these settings on any Windows device and in Microsoft Office.
  • We fixed an issue that affected File Explorer. It failed to localize folders.
  • We fixed an issue that affected the CopyFile function. It might have sometimes returned error 317: ERROR_MR_MID_NOT_FOUND.
  • We fixed an issue that affected process creation. It failed to create security audits for it and other related audit events.
  • We fixed an issue that affected printing in landscape mode in Microsoft Edge. The print output was incorrect. This issue occurred when you used Microsoft Defender Application Guard.
  • We fixed an issue that affected Microsoft Defender when it was not the primary antivirus. Microsoft Defender failed to turn off passive mode. This issue occurred when you turn off Smart App Control (SAC).
  • We added .wcx to the list of Dangerous Extensions that some app control policies do not allow.
  • We fixed an issue that affected a computer account. Use of non-standard characters can stop the cleanup of the Out of Box Experience (OOBE) accounts.
  • We fixed an issue that affected the Windows Firewall service. It did not start when you turned on the Override block rules option.
  • We fixed an issue that might have affected applications that run on the Windows Lock Down Policy (WLDP). They might have stopped working.

If you’ve joined the Insider Preview via the Beta channel and running on Windows 11, then you’ll receive the new update. You can receive any of the two builds, and if you get Build 22621.891, you will have the option to upgrade to Build 22623.891.

You can simply head over to Settings > Windows Update > click on Check for Updates. And from there you can simply install the update on your PC.

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