Windows 11 optional update build 22000.348 adds new Fluent 2D emoji style and more

As with Windows 10, Windows 11 also received an optional update that bumps the version up to build 22000.348. This cumulative update is usually available and can be installed through Windows Update. It brings with it one relatively important change to the front panel, namely the new “flat” emoji and an updated emoji bar that we announced earlier today.

The update first arrived for Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview channels almost two weeks ago, so a full run down of the changes can be viewed here, however this update also includes what was released late last week in Build 22000.348, this created a fix for Kaspersky as follows way:

We have fixed a known issue that could prevent applications such as Kaspersky applications from launching after trying to repair or update applications using Microsoft Installer (MSI).

Microsoft has kindly provided a detailed list of highlights for this release, which you can view below:

  • Updates an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when copying and pasting text when using the Input Method Editor (IME).

  • Updates an issue that displays the wrong background for the iFLY Simplified Chinese IME icon in the notification area.

  • Addressed issue preventing the display of Explorer and Desktop context menus. This issue often occurs when you decide to use one click to open an item.

  • Improves the performance of animating system tray icons.

  • Updates volume control issues that affect Bluetooth audio devices.

  • Updates an issue that causes File Explorer to stop working after closing the File Explorer window.

  • Fixed an issue where incorrect closed caption shadows were displayed for some videos.

  • Updates an issue that automatically removes the Serbian (Latin) Windows display language from the device.

  • Updates an issue that causes flickering when hovering over icons in the taskbar. this problem occurs if you have applied a high contrast theme.

  • Fixed an issue where, under certain conditions, the keyboard focus rectangle was not displayed when using Task View, Alt-Tab, or Snap Assist.

  • Addressed issue that could cause Windows Mixed Reality to launch when putting on the headset. This issue occurs even if you have disabled the Launch Mixed Reality Portal when the presence sensor of my headset detects that I am wearing it.

  • Updates an issue that could cause your device to report that it is not detecting the printer after you have connected it.

  • Updates an issue that may cause temporary audio loss on your device.

  • Fixed an issue that caused some variable fonts to display incorrectly.

  • Updates an issue that causes letters or characters to appear at the wrong angle when using the Meiryo UI font and other vertical fonts. These fonts are commonly used in Japan, China, and other Asian countries.

  • Updates an issue that causes some applications to stop responding to input. This issue occurs on devices with a touchpad.

  • Adds the ability to choose whether to automatically enable Focus Assist within the first hour after updating Windows components.

  • Updates an audio distortion issue that affects Xbox One and Xbox Series audio peripherals when you use them with spatial audio.

  • Updates several aspects of Windows emoji. As part of our ongoing and ongoing work, we have made the following improvements to this release:

    • Updates all emoji from Segoe UI Emoji font to Fluent 2D Emoji style.

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    • Includes support for Emoji 13.1, which:

      • Updates the smiley dictionary

      • Adds the ability to search for Emoji 13.1 in all supported languages

      • Emoji update and more panel so you can enter an emoji in your apps

Additionally, this release includes fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that affects the functionality of the Appx PowerShell cmdlet in PowerShell 7.1 and later.

  • Addresses an issue that causes some users to see a dialog box with an unexpected “bad image” error message at startup.

  • Addresses an issue that causes searchindexer. exe to stop responding during a remote desktop shutdown operation.

  • Addresses an issue that affects the opening of the SearchFilterHost.exe process.

  • Adds support for canceling Daylight Saving Time for the Republic of Fiji for 2021.

  • Addresses an issue that causes devices with certain processors to stop responding when they resume from hibernation.

  • Addresses a COM initialization issue in wslapi.dll that could cause the calling process to terminate.

  • Addresses an issue in the Hyper-V virtual machine bus (VMBus) that causes the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) virtual machine to stop working from time to time when drives are connected. This issue also prevents the utility from starting.

  • Addresses an issue that affects the handling of System Memory Management Module (SMMU) errors after hibernation.

  • Addresses an issue that causes the system to stop working after enabling Hyper-V.

  • Addresses an issue where the computer’s GPOs cannot be automatically applied at startup or in the background to devices in a domain with specific processors.

  • Addresses an issue that causes the Server Manager cmdlet to return an error. As a result, many software-defined data center (SDDC) checks fail during the installation of optional features.

  • Adds an option to configure the maximum transmission unit (MTU) of Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4), which is less than 576 bytes on an interface.

  • Addresses an issue that causes get-winevent to fail and an InvalidOperationException error.

  • Addresses an issue that causes some variable fonts to display incorrectly.

  • Addresses an issue that causes glyphs to display at the wrong angle when using the Meiryo UI font and other vertical fonts. These fonts are commonly used in Japan, China, and other Asian countries.

  • Adds a function to facilitate the transfer of certain data between browsers.

  • Addresses an issue when opening a dialog box in Internet Explorer.

  • Addresses an issue that affects COM automation scripting in Internet Explorer. For more information, see the Internet Explorer 11 Desktop Discontinuation FAQ .

  • Addresses an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when copying and pasting text when using the Input Method Editor (IME).

  • Addresses an issue that causes some applications to stop responding to input. This issue occurs on devices with a touchpad.

  • Addresses a touch keyboard deployment issue that affects WebView2 controls in Windows UI Library 3.0 (WinUI 3) applications.

  • Fixed a memory leak in ctfmon.exe that occurs when switching between different editing clients.

  • Updates the Windows activation phone number for languages ​​that have an invalid phone number.

  • Addresses a known issue that causes error codes 0x000006e4, 0x0000007c, or 0x00000709 when connecting to a remote printer that is shared on a Windows print server.

  • Addresses an issue that affects USB printing devices that support Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) over USB. This issue prevents these USB printing devices from completing the installation.

  • Addresses an issue that causes certain USB Print installers to report that they do not detect the printer after plugging it in.

  • Addresses an issue that may incorrectly redirect OS functionality when invoking microsoft-edge: links.

  • Addresses an issue in the Windows audio system that could cause the audiodg.exe process to stop working, resulting in a temporary loss of sound.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents Software Defined Networking (SDN) virtual machines from working when configuring VPN bandwidth limiting with General Routing Encapsulation (GRE).

  • Addresses an issue where the return value of GetCommandLineA () might be lowercase in some developer scenarios.

  • Addresses a primary refresh token (PRT) refresh issue that occurs when VPN users sign in with Windows Hello for Business while the VPN connection is offline. Users receive unexpected authentication prompts for network resources that are configured for the user logon frequency (SIF) in Azure Active Directory-Conditional Access .

  • Adds a message indicating that organizational policy controls the privacy settings of a user’s location. This message appears when privacy settings are controlled by Group Policy, which is described in Managing Windows 10 and Windows 11 Component Connections to Microsoft Services .

  • Addresses an issue that affects the Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) credential provider and prevents the PIN entry field from being displayed.

  • Addresses an issue that causes Windows Defender Application Control to incorrectly compare two file version numbers.

  • Extends the capabilities of Microsoft Defender Endpoint to detect and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.

  • Addresses an issue that could cause Windows Mixed Reality to launch when wearing a headset. This issue occurs even if you have disabled the Launch Mixed Reality Portal when the presence sensor of my headset detects that I am wearing it.

  • Addresses audio distortion issue that affects Xbox One and Xbox Series audio peripherals when used with spatial audio.

  • Addresses an issue that causes the AltGr key to stop working if the Remote Desktop client is running or the RemoteApp is disabled.

  • Addresses an issue that causes the edit button and battery icon in quick settings to disappear intermittently.

  • Addresses an issue that affects the Focus Assist button in the notification area, and this update provides an accessible name for screen readers.

  • Updates several aspects of Windows emoji. As part of our ongoing and ongoing work, we have made the following improvements to this release:

    • Updates all emoji from Segoe UI Emoji font to Fluent 2D Emoji style.

    • Includes support for Emoji 13.1, which:

      • Updates the smiley dictionary

      • Adds the ability to search for Emoji 13.1 in all supported languages

      • Emoji update and more panel so you can enter an emoji in your apps

  • Addresses an issue that affects the display of the number of unread notifications; some numbers do not appear in the center of the circle in the notification area.

  • Addresses an issue that affects the Start menu when installing a large number of applications and changing the screen resolution. Application names appear in the Start menu, but there are no application icons. This update may also improve the reliability of the Start menu when using additional monitors in mixed resolution scenarios.

  • Addresses an issue that causes flickering when hovering over icons in the taskbar. this problem occurs if you have applied a high contrast theme.

  • Addresses an issue that, under certain conditions, prevents the keyboard focus rectangle from displaying when using Task View, Alt-Tab, or Snap Assist.

  • Addresses an issue that affects applications that provide shortcut (shortcut) menu items in Explorer and desktop shortcut menus. This issue occurs if these applications use directories or directories \ background registrations.

  • Addresses an issue that automatically removes the Serbian (Latin) Windows display language from the device.

  • Addresses an issue resulting in the wrong background for the iFLY Simplified Chinese IME icon in the notification area.

  • Addresses an issue that causes a blank space to appear at the bottom of the touch keyboard when you close the keyboard while the Suggestion UI is expanded.

  • Addresses reliability issues that prevent Explorer and Desktop context menus from displaying. This issue often occurs when you decide to use one click to open an item.

  • Adds the ability to choose whether to automatically enable Focus Assist within the first hour after updating Windows components.

  • Improves the performance of animating system tray icons.

  • Addresses volume control issues affecting Bluetooth audio devices.

  • Addresses an issue that causes File Explorer to stop working after closing the File Explorer window.

  • Addresses an issue resulting in incorrect closed caption shadows for some videos.

  • Addresses an issue that occurs when running a 32-bit application on a 64-bit version of Windows 11. If you call NetServerEnum (), it may return error 87 or error 1231.

  • Addresses an issue that causes your device to fail to start and become unresponsive due to licensing API calls.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents flash drives such as SD cards and certain USB drives from showing up in the Disk Defragmentation and Optimization UI.

  • Addresses an issue that affects NTFS when logging update sequence numbers (USN) is enabled. NTFS performs unnecessary steps every time it performs a write operation, which affects I / O performance.

  • Enables onunload events to create pop-ups in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.

  • Updates the name of the Ease of Access folder in the Start menu to Accessibility to match our naming convention in Windows 11 (original release).

  • Addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Narrator users when they select Braille options in Preferences.

  • Changes the screen color to blue when the device stops working or a stop error occurs, like in previous versions of Windows.

  • Addresses an issue in which some application icons in the All Apps on Start list are truncated at the bottom after changing the screen resolution.

  • Addresses a reliability issue on the lock screen that affects the display of network status text.

  • Addresses an issue that causes the Windows Update History page in Settings to display the cumulative count of zero (0) updates for each category when the listed updates are available.

  • Addresses an issue in the Windows Network File System (NFS) client that may prevent you from renaming a file after an NFS share is mounted. This problem occurs if you rename the file using Explorer, but does not occur if you rename the file using the command line.

  • Addresses an issue that could cause an error in volmgr.sys to stop when deleting a volume.

  • Addresses a known issue that may prevent applications such as Kaspersky applications from starting after trying to repair or update applications using Microsoft Installer (MSI).

Fortunately, Microsoft says there are no known issues with this release, but we at Neowin recommend that readers use the Feedback Hub to resolve any issues you may encounter. You can find the Feedback Hub by opening the Start menu and starting to type in the Feedback Hub. You will need to sign in to your Microsoft ID to leave a review.

Microsoft notes that if you have installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device. For everyone else, you can go to Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update. In the “Optional Updates Available” area, you will find a link to download and install the update.

If you’d rather download the offline installer for this update, you can find KB5007262 here in the Microsoft Update Catalog . You can find more details in the original press release linked here .