Microsoft has made Windows 11 Insider builds available to testers in the Dev and Beta channels


Microsoft has just made new Windows 11 Insider builds available to testers on the Dev and Beta channels. Microsoft continues to test new features on two different groups of Insiders, which is why it is again offering two separate updates to beta channel testers.

If you’re on the Dev Channel build 25188 from today, change the checkbox in the Settings app that says “Show touch keyboard when there is no keyboard attached” with a new scrolling menu. Now, a select group of insiders can select “Never”, “When no keyboard is attached”, or “Always” to determine whether pressing an edit control will activate the touch keyboard.

With the launch of Windows 11, Microsoft is also making Windows Terminal the standard terminal. If Windows Terminal version 1.15 or higher is installed, all command-line applications (including Command Prompt and PowerShell) now open in Windows Terminal by default. By going to Settings > Privacy & Security > For Developers, you can always disable this option.

Microsoft has also fixed several issues in this release, however, there is a brand new issue that prevents applications that rely on the .NET Framework 3.5 from working properly. If your applications use this version of the .NET Framework, Microsoft warns against using this version.

All Dev Channel Insiders will see ads in search results after Microsoft releases an update for the Microsoft Store. In search results, Microsoft Store Ads is currently being tested. The Windows Insider team says developers who want to join the waitlist can do so here.

Windows 11 Beta Channel Insider builds 22621.586 and 22622.586 contain no new features this week. Both groups of Beta Channel testers are getting a good range of updates, however, build 22622.586 has some additional fixes for the group whose default settings have the new features enabled.

Additionally, on Sunday, Microsoft made Windows 11 build 22621.457 available to Insiders through the Release Preview Channel. Users can now view usage history for multiple resources, including camera and microphone, in the Settings app. Finally, the updated parts include improvements for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and SMB compression.


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