Microsoft has released a preview update at the end of the month for Windows 11 22H2. The specific version is Windows 11 22H2 Build 22621.1485, with the corresponding cumulative update number KB5023778.
It’s important to emphasize that KB5023778 is a preview update, which means it’s for testing purposes. By default, only users who actively click the “Check for Updates” button will install it. The system will not automatically push the installation if the “Check for Updates” button is not clicked, avoiding unexpected bugs that may arise after the installation.
For users who prioritize stability, it is advisable not to install preview updates. Corporate IT administrators can install this update on test machines for testing purposes. The new features and bug fixes included in this update will be officially released on April 11, 2023 (i.e., a “B” release).
The new features and key changes are as follows:
- Microsoft will now add a yellow dot notification to the account button for actions such as backing up files and logging into Microsoft accounts. For more details, please refer to previous articles on the Blue Dot website.
- The color of the search box on the taskbar will now change with the system theme. For example, when the system is set to dark mode and the application is set to light mode, the search box will switch to light mode (i.e., it belongs to the application).
- This update resolves an issue affecting the combo box in Notepad that prevented all options from being displayed properly.
- This update resolves certain issues affecting PowerPoint, which could cause PowerPoint to freeze or crash when users use accessibility features.
- This update resolves an issue affecting USB-connected printers, where the system incorrectly classified printers as multimedia devices instead of being categorized under printing devices.
- This update resolves an issue affecting Microsoft Narrator (an accessibility screen reader application), which prevented it from reading items in Excel dropdown lists.