Microsoft seeds Windows 11 22499 build to dev channel with a couple of new features

After releasing the Windows 11 KB5007215 (22000.318) build yesterday with a big list of fixes and improvements. Today, Microsoft seeds a new Windows 11 build to developer channel, the latest build is tagged with 22499 version number. And the newest patch of Windows 11 is seeding with a couple of small changes, new features, and improvements. Read along to know more about the Windows 11 22499 dev update.

If you’ve opted developer channel in Windows Insider Program, then you can now upgrade your PC to Windows 11 22499.1000 (rs_prerelease) build. Moving to the new features then, Windows 11 22499 build comes with Quick Window Share feature from taskbar to Microsoft Teams call, focus mode for Clock app, alongside the support for signing in through Microsoft Work or School account in Clock.

The new ISOs are also available for manually sideloading for latest 22499 build. In terms of improvements and fixes, then there’s a fix for Windows Explorer while pressing ALT + Tab, Clipboard history is coming with this build, emoji panel now supports clicking GIFs, Settings crash issue while accessing remote desktop, and many other fixes.

Here are the changes coming with Windows 11 prerelease build 22499.

Windows 11 Insider Dev Build 22499 – What’s New

Quickly share open app windows directly from your taskbar to a Microsoft Teams call

In last week’s flight, we introduced the ability to quickly mute and unmute your active meeting calls right from your taskbar. Today we are announcing an extension of that experience with the ability to quickly share the content from open app windows directly from your taskbar to your meeting calls too. This experience, also starting with Microsoft Teams, eliminates the need to flip back and forth across applications just to share or reshare a window. There are no interruptions to your meeting attendees or what they see on screen – share any open window during your call.

Windows 11 dev build 22499 update
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When you are in a meeting call through Microsoft Teams, simply hover over the apps running on your taskbar and you will see a new button that allows you to share your window with your meeting attendees. When you are done sharing your content, hover over the window again and click Stop Sharing or choose another window and click Share this Window. If you’re presenting a full screen presentation in PowerPoint, simply move your mouse to the bottom and your taskbar will pop up for you to share or stop sharing the presentation without interruption to your attendees.

We are beginning to roll this experience out to a subset of Windows Insiders with Microsoft Teams for work or school installed and ramp it up over time. This means not everyone will see this right away with their Teams calls. We plan to bring this to Chat from Microsoft Teams (Microsoft Teams for home) later.

Other communications applications can also add this capability to their applications. The capability to share your meeting call applies only to your current meeting call.

Windows 11 Insider Dev Build 22499 – Changes

Changes and Improvements

  • Based on feedback, we are making keyboard focus visuals in Task View and Alt + Tab a little more prominent, so they’re easier to see.

Fixes

  • Input
    • Clipboard history should be back up and running properly once you’re on this build.
    • Clicking gifs in the emoji panel will now actually insert them into supporting apps, unlike in the previous build.
    • Updated the backend dictionaries for several languages – the touch keyboard’s text suggestions and autocorrect should be more accurate now.
    • If you change your accent color the accents in the emoji panel should follow suit now, instead of getting stuck with the old color.
    • Fixed an IME crash that was happening sometimes for people who had chosen to use the previous version of the Pinyin IME.
    • Mitigated an explorer.exe crash that was happening sometimes recently related to touch keyboard usage.
  • Windowing
    • Made another fix to address an issue where explorer.exe would crash if you pressed ALT + F4 while ALT + Tab was open.
  • Settings
    • Fixed a Settings crash that could happen when trying to check remote sound properties while accessing a PC over Remote Desktop.
  • Other
    • Fixed an issue that was causing some clipping / unexpected zoom when going through OOBE on some ultrawide monitors.
    • The apostrophe in the error message when your fingerprint isn’t recognized on the login screen should display correctly now.
    • When taking a screenshot of a UWP app by pressing the New button in Snipping Tool, Snipping Tool should come into the foreground once the snip is done.
    • Fixed an issue that was causing some Insider PCs to bugcheck when coming out of sleep recently, with an error message saying “SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED”.
    • Fixed a deadlock that could happen related to MediaPlaybackCommandManager, resulting in certain apps not being able to play media sometimes.
    • Addressed an issue that was causing reports in Reliability Monitor to unexpectedly be blank with just an empty rectangle when going to see more info.
    • Did some work to help address an issue resulting in certain games having some lag that was only noticeable when the window was in focus. As a reminder if needed, please refer to the following documentation for filing actionable game perf feedback.

Windows 11 Insider Dev Build 22499 – Known Issues

  • General
    • Users updating from Builds 22000.xxx, or earlier, to newer Dev Channel builds using the latest Dev Channel ISO, may receive the following warning message: The build you are trying to install is Flight Signed. To continue installing, enable flight signing. If you receive this message, press the Enable button, reboot the PC, and retry the update.
    • We’re investigating an issue where some PCs are unable to install new builds, or other updates. The PC may report an error code 0x80070002. If you are experiencing this issue, please reboot your PC and try again.
    • Some PCs may rollback with error code 0xc1900101-0x4001c when installing this build. If you hit this, after the PC rolls back to the previous build, you may want to pause updates until we release a fix.
  • Start
    • In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it.
  • Taskbar
    • The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods.
    • We’re investigating an issue in this build where the clock in the Taskbar can get stuck and not updated, particularly when accessing the PC via Remote Desktop.
  • Windowing
    • Hovering your mouse back and forth between different desktops in Task View will result in the displayed thumbnails and content area unexpectedly shrinking.
  • Input
    • We’re working on a fix to address reports from some Insiders that the lights on their keyboards, for example for caps lock, are not working properly after upgrading to the previous build.
  • Search
    • After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again.
  • Quick Settings
    • We’re investigating reports from Insiders that the volume and brightness sliders aren’t displaying properly in Quick Settings.

As mentioned earlier, if you’ve opted for the developer channel in Insider Preview Program and running on Windows 11, then you’ll receive the prerelease build. You can simply head over to Settings > Windows Update > click on Check for Updates. You can simply download the update on your PC.

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