Microsoft is testing the updated ALT + TAB interface in the latest preview version of Windows 11

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Microsoft has released the first version of Windows 11 Dev Channel for 2022, and it contains a handful of notable new changes and improvements! This week’s version is 22526 and includes an updated ALT + TAB interface, support for broadband speech using AirPods, and indexing of multiple file locations by default.

The most notable change this week is the introduction of a new ALT + TAB interface. This is another A / B test, which means some testers may not get this new UI yet. The new user interface is a “windowed” version of the ALT + TAB experience, which is currently a full screen enterprise. Microsoft says the new UI is an experience, which means it may not ship, and insider feedback will be key to whether or not it stays.

Here is the full changelog:

  • We’re trying to show ALT + TAB in windowed mode instead of fullscreen for some insiders.
  • We have added broadband speech support when using Apple AirPods products (AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max), improving the audio quality of voice calls.
  • Starting in version 22518, Credential Guard is now enabled by default on Windows 11 Enterprise (E3 and E5) licensed PCs that are joined to the company.
  • We are experimenting with indexing more file locations so that using Search to find important files in File Explorer will be faster.

And here are the fixes:

  • Did some work to help fix an issue where if you had used search in file explorer then explorer.exe crashed, next time you tried to search in file explorer it would not work.
  • We’ve made another fix to help resolve the issue of recent searches getting stuck on the screen (appearing transparent except for the border).
  • Improved the resolution of app icons displayed in search results when the display scaling was greater than 100%.
  • If you are using the Spotlight collection, the current image should migrate when you upgrade now (if the version you are upgrading from is version 22523 or higher).
  • Fixed an issue that caused the widget table to potentially not have the correct resolution when hovering over the entry point on a secondary monitor.
  • Resolved an issue where the widget table was temporarily empty, showing only an Add Widgets button (which also opened to an empty dialog).
  • Fixed a bug check with KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED remote desktop users encountered while attempting to shutdown or restart.
  • Microsoft Store should no longer display a message stating that attempting to install the latest Web Media extension update returns error code 0x80073CFB.
  • Resolved a DWM crash affecting some Insiders on the previous flight.

As always, you can check the Windows Blog for the list of known issues here.


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