New Home windows 11 preview removes the watermark as new replace preps for RTM

It’s that point once more. A brand new Home windows 11 Insider Preview construct is out, and this time, it’s hitting an essential milestone. The watermark that identifies the construct as a preview has been eliminated. Particularly, it’s Windows 11 construct 22610.

What it means when the preview watermark goes away

That is one thing that occurs with each launch cycle. It implies that this specific replace is nearer to being completed. In fact, it’s not completed proper now; we’re not even anticipating Home windows 11 model 22H2 to be launched till October or so. However quickly, Insiders on the Beta channel will begin to see cumulative updates as an alternative of full builds. This will likely be to service the function replace to get it in the most effective form doable earlier than launch.

That is additionally after we begin to discover out what’s truly going to be included within the subsequent function replace. Bear in mind, within the Dev channel, options that present up in builds are solely there for testing. These options may present up within the subsequent replace, or they may not. They won’t present up in any respect. Now that the function replace is nearly finished, we will get a clearer look of what that product will appear like.

For instance, Microsoft held an occasion earlier this month to stipulate new features that are coming to Windows 11. They embody a revamped File Explorer that features tabs, Dwell Captions that may transcribe audio irrespective of the supply, folders within the Begin Menu, contact assist for Snap Layouts, and extra. A variety of that is already stay within the Dev channel, however Microsoft by no means truly stated when these options are going to reach. They might come by way of an expertise pack in some unspecified time in the future, or they may are available in a function replace. There’s actually no option to inform anymore, till Microsoft tells us.

The weblog put up famous that the watermark will return in a future construct. In fact, it at all times does. As soon as the Dev channel switches again to rs_prerelease, you’ll see a watermark and an expiration date on Home windows Insider Previews. However for this improvement cycle, don’t anticipate to see it once more.

However what else is new?

As ordinary, Home windows 11 construct 22610 comes with another new options, and the elimination of some. Sadly, the tablet-optimized taskbar that was in testing is being eliminated. Microsoft says that this is because of suggestions from Insiders, but it surely was a way of creating Home windows higher on tablets. Presumably, one thing will take its place sooner or later.

Although the Dev channel is meant to be in a perpetual state of prerelease builds (rs_prerelease, versus a launch department), it actually isn’t. The important thing factor to recollect is that options you take a look at could or could not ship, and in the event that they do ship, there’s no telling when. So when the department does change to a launch department, the function will get eliminated if it’s not able to ship. It would get added proper again when the Dev channel truly switches again to the prerelease department.

The principle new function is an improved Household Security widget. There’s a brand new location sharing view, so that you’ll be capable of see the place members of your loved ones are situated.

Family Safety widget on Windows 11

If you happen to’re within the ‘member’ position, there’s a brand new view the place you’ll be able to see your display screen time throughout apps and units.

Apart from that, there are an entire bunch of fixes.

Home windows 11 construct 22610 fixes


  • We fastened the difficulty inflicting Home windows Insiders operating Home windows 10 who have been making an attempt to hitch the Dev or Beta Channels to come across a obtain error code 0xc8000402 whereas making an attempt to obtain the most recent construct. If you happen to skilled this problem, please set up KB5011831 after which attempt to obtain the most recent construct from both the Dev or Beta Channels. If you happen to proceed to see this problem – please file suggestions in Suggestions Hub.
  • We’ve fastened a difficulty inflicting explorer.exe to crash repeatedly in a loop within the newest builds (and unable to efficiently load) for a small % of Insiders.
  • Made a change to assist tackle a difficulty inflicting some Insiders to expertise a bugcheck with the error BAD_POOL_CALLER when opening Notification Heart and another actions after the final construct.
  • When opening Group Coverage editor, an Administrative Template error will not pop up.
  • Fastened a difficulty the place Group Coverage Editor was unexpectedly displaying an error saying “mmc can not initialize the snap-in” on ARM64 in some circumstances.


  • Fastened a difficulty that was stopping Shift + Proper-click on a taskbar icon from opening the anticipated context menu.
  • Altering the decision of a secondary show ought to not end result within the taskbar app icons unexpectedly shifting to the proper.
  • Clicking the taskbar ought to shut issues like Fast Settings and Notification Heart now in the event that they’re open.
  • Home windows and taskbar icons that have been getting used on a secondary monitor will now switch accurately to your major monitor if you happen to unplug the secondary one.
  • Fastened a difficulty that was stopping taskbar icon animations on system icons like Begin, Search, and Job view.
  • Animations will now play accurately the primary time you drag and drop to taskbar.
  • If you happen to drag to the taskbar in a right-to-left (RTL) language, the icon will now seem on the proper facet.
  • If you’re linked to Wi-Fi, the community icon within the taskbar will not incorrectly present as disconnected.
  • Fastened a crash that was occurring if the taskbar clock up to date whereas transitioning to sunlight financial savings time adjustments.
  • The present hidden icons flyout will now dismiss while you click on away from it once more.
  • There’ll not be an empty present hidden icons arrow displaying in your system tray while you’ve set all of your icons there to indicate.
  • Fastened a difficulty inflicting Notification Heart to be lower off when opened on small screens, hiding the don’t disturb button.
  • Fastened a difficulty for Arabic and Hebrew show languages, the place the Notification Heart would soar up unexpectedly when dismissed.
  • In case your microphone is in use however not your location, hovering over the microphone button within the taskbar ought to not present a location part with an empty app title within the tooltip.

[Start menu]

  • App icons like Microsoft Edge will not be lower off on the underside in Begin’s all apps checklist.
  • If you happen to cancel whereas dragging icons to create a folder in Begin, they may not be caught in a damaged folder with only one icon.
  • The Home windows Instruments entry beneath All apps needs to be seen once more now.
  • Animations of folders within the Begin menu will not begin on the primary pinned app as an alternative of the place the folder is situated.


  • We did some work to assist tackle a difficulty the place typically you couldn’t seek for an app you’d simply put in, though it was displaying in Begin.

[File Explorer]

  • Utilizing the rename, copy, paste, delete, and different choices context menu choices in File Explorer or on the desktop ought to not trigger explorer.exe to crash when the context menu dismisses.
  • Proper-clicking on a file now displays the up to date naming in File Explorer and reveals “Add to Favorites”.
  • Proper-clicking on This PC within the Open or Save As dialog’s navigation pane ought to convey up the context menu once more now.
  • Addressed a difficulty believed to be the underlying trigger for File Explorer freezing when deciding on a lot of information in latest builds.
  • We made some enhancements to the efficiency of keyboard collection of photos and zipped information in OneDrive folders.
  • Fastened a difficulty which was inflicting File Explorer to freeze regularly when WSL was put in, and WSL information have been opened through Residence.
  • To assist with efficiency, when opening Residence solely photos and movies will now present thumbnails.
  • Up to date the tooltip for the “Please register” button in File Explorer from “Register once more to repair authentication points.” to “One among your accounts wants consideration to indicate information from in Residence”, in order that its function is clearer.
  • We addressed a difficulty the place the Signal In button in File Explorer may not work.
  • Fastened an explorer.exe crash associated to loading just lately used Workplace information in Residence.
  • Addressed a difficulty the place the Open possibility was unexpectedly displaying a generic icon when proper clicking on sure file sorts.
  • Fastened an underlying problem believed to be the reason for some Insiders not seeing the This PC possibility within the “Open File Explorer to” dropdown in folder choices.


  • Fastened a pair points the place beneath sure circumstances the emoji panel, clipboard historical past, and voice typing would cease working after unlocking your PC or proper after a Home windows replace.
  • Fastened a difficulty the place the textual content options for bodily keyboards may typically show with a clear background.
  • To make sure that textual content enter is at all times obtainable, if you happen to use contact and faucet a textual content discipline in OOBE, on the login display screen, or within the UAC dialog, the contact keyboard will now at all times seem even when a bodily keyboard is linked.
  • If you lock your PC, when you’ve got turned off “Play sounds as I kind” beneath Settings > Time & Language > Typing > Contact keyboard, you need to not hear key press sounds when utilizing the contact keyboard on the login display screen.
  • Added typographic quotes as an possibility after a press and maintain on the quote key when utilizing the German contact keyboard structure.
  • We did some work to deal with a difficulty the place if you happen to have been utilizing the docked contact keyboard on a pill and tapped the textual content discipline of an app that didn’t have focus, the contact keyboard may seem and instantly disappear.
  • Improved the efficiency going into the listening state after launching voice typing (WIN + H).
  • Fastened a crash when deleting letters utilizing a strikethrough gesture within the handwriting panel.
  • Addressed a difficulty the place if you happen to had unchecked “depart touchpad on when a mouse is linked” beneath Settings > Bluetooth & Gadgets > Touchpad, the touchpad wasn’t re-enabled after connecting and disconnecting a mouse.
  • Fastened a difficulty that might result in the path when sliding your finger across the display screen being unexpectedly crimson or invisible in some circumstances.
  • If you happen to don’t have the Chinese language (Simplified) IME put in, it ought to not show as an choice to customise beneath Settings > Personalization > Textual content Enter > Customized Theme.
  • If an Xbox controller is linked, utilizing it to work together with video games ought to not lead to an sudden pop-up saying, “No supported apps in use for mic mute.”


  • Improved reliability of opening the widgets board on first login after an improve or after an app replace.
  • We did some work to assist tackle a difficulty the place the widgets board wouldn’t mild dismiss and also you had to make use of the Esc key to shut it.
  • As some Insiders have observed, to assist make the state clearer, if the climate standing on the taskbar isn’t obtainable, we are going to now present a greyed-out climate icon.
  • Addressed an underlying problem resulting in Widgets being lacking from the taskbar and Settings after upgrading. This repair ought to cease future PCs from being impacted – in case you are at the moment impacted, please attempt reinstalling this, which can resolve it for you.


  • Fastened the Home windows Replace textual content for English (United Kingdom) so that it’s going to say “final checked” and never “final ticked.”
  • Addressed an underlying problem resulting in not with the ability to activate the “Restart now” button in Home windows Replace when it had focus utilizing Narrator in scan mode.
  • Fastened a difficulty the place if you happen to opened the Bluetooth part of Fast Settings and went again, it might end result within the scrollbar fashion altering in Fast Settings beneath sure circumstances.
  • Apps ought to not present up with the inaccurate icon beneath Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > Different system tray icons.
  • Fastened a difficulty that was inflicting the search icon in Settings > Personalization > Taskbar to be backwards and the flawed coloration within the Desert distinction theme.
  • Fastened a difficulty stopping Fast Settings from taking contact enter.
  • Addressed an extra problem inflicting the media controls above Fast Settings to remain there after the media supply was closed.
  • Fastened a excessive hitting crash in latest flights when navigating to the web page to choose a sound output possibility in Fast Settings.


  • Did some work to assist tackle a difficulty associated snap layouts on the high of the display screen the place a big invisible space might get caught and would eat clicks in that space.
  • If you drag down on the title bar of a maximized window, it needs to be simpler to invoke snap layouts from the highest of the display screen now.
  • When you have a window inside a snap group that’s set to show throughout all of your Desktops, that setting ought to now persist if you happen to drag and drop the snap group into a distinct Desktop in Job View.
  • Fastened a pair points resulting in explorer.exe crashes when utilizing and interacting with snap.
  • Fastened a pair excessive hitting DWM crashes in latest flights.
  • Addressed a difficulty the place focus wasn’t being correctly set when utilizing the 3-finger touchpad gesture to convey up ALT + Tab.
  • Fastened a difficulty the place snap help was unexpectedly showing while you had solely a single Microsoft Edge window open and tried to snap it.
  • Diminished the chance of seeing an acrylic backdrop noticeably lagging when dragging a window round.
  • Improved the reliability of utilizing gestures from the sting of the display screen (for instance to open Begin menu) when utilizing an app full display screen.
  • Addressed a difficulty which might trigger the display screen to seem frozen after utilizing a 3 finger on display screen gesture to reduce open apps on high of sure full display screen apps.


  • Fastened a difficulty when utilizing Narrator and your keyboard to navigate the present hidden icons panel the place focus was leaping out to taskbar on the finish of the icons as an alternative of looping again to the start.
  • Narrator will now begin studying from the start of the web page on Edge even when a management on the web page has focus by default, like Bing’s search field.

[Task Manager]

  • Fastened an underlying problem resulting in some apps not displaying as suspended in Job Supervisor though they need to have been.
  • Fastened a difficulty the place increasing the kid of a kid course of would end result within the content material of the Identify column in Processes being considerably offset.
  • Clicking “Present historical past of all processes” in settings ought to not cling or crash Job Supervisor.
  • The Run New Job button ought to work on the Particulars and Providers pages now.
  • To handle points with textual content and UI clipping, Job Supervisor will not present accent coloration on the title bar.


  • The problem inflicting web connectivity points for some Insiders just lately when sure VPNs have been linked needs to be addressed now.

[Lock screen and logging in]

  • The login display screen shouldn’t crash anymore if you happen to click on the Energy button whereas a distinction theme is enabled.
  • Fastened a difficulty the place the community icon on the login display screen might turn out to be clipped if you happen to used the textual content scaling possibility in Settings > Accessibility.
  • Did some work to deal with a excessive hitting login display screen crash.


  • Addressed a couple of points that have been stopping the accessibility flyout from displaying or from deciding on objects in it together with your mouse within the system setup expertise (OOBE) for Home windows 11.
  • The accessibility flyout will not be empty in RTL languages within the system setup expertise (OOBE).
  • Fastened a difficulty that was inflicting notification popups to get caught as a clear field on the facet of your display screen that blocked enter.
  • Addressed an underlying problem believed to be the basis reason for the system considering you have been on battery when UPS was linked just lately.
  • The keyboard shortcut to launch Fast Help (WIN + CTRL + Q) needs to be working once more now.
  • Addressed a difficulty the place some signed apps have been unexpectedly blocked by Sensible App Management.
  • If you happen to use your keyboard to regulate your brightness or quantity stage, the flyout that seems with now respect if you happen to’ve turned animation results off in Settings > Accessibility > Visible Results.
  • Addressed an underlying problem that might lead to a yellow border getting caught round your recreation after taking a screenshot with the Xbox Recreation Bar.
  • Fastened an underlying app registration problem resulting in the Home windows Safety app not launching or displaying a immediate saying there was no put in app for that protocol after improve.
  • Made a change that ought to assist tackle a difficulty the place Insiders have been seeing Home windows Terminal failing to replace within the Microsoft Retailer with error code 0x80073CFB.
  • Fastened a difficulty which was inflicting sure apps counting on the .NET Framework to fail to launch in the previous few flights.
  • Did some work to deal with a leak in uxtheme.dll, resulting in some efficiency degradation over time in sure apps.
  • Addressed a difficulty inflicting defrag.exe to indicate an error saying “No such interface supported (0x80004002) just lately.
  • Fastened a bugcheck with error DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION in latest builds that Insiders might need encountered when disconnecting Bluetooth units or different Bluetooth situations.
  • Improved the reliability of connecting Bluetooth units like Apple AirPods.
  • Fastened a difficulty resulting in audio not taking part in instantly after resuming from hibernation when sure Bluetooth headsets have been linked.
  • Addressed a difficulty which might result in a bugcheck with error PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA when connecting sure USB audio units in latest builds.
  • Fastened a crash within the earlier flight associated to cdp.dll.
  • Fastened an underlying problem which was inflicting the Wi-fi Show app to not be capable of obtain content material within the final couple flights.

Microsoft famous that that is your final likelihood to modify from the Dev channel to the Beta channel. As famous above, in some unspecified time in the future, the Dev channel goes to modify again to prerelease builds, whereas the Beta channel will likely be receiving cumulative updates. As soon as you put in that increased construct quantity, the one approach to return is a clear set up of Home windows 11.

Home windows 11 22H2 is anticipated to reach this fall.

Supply: Microsoft