Exploring the New Features of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2199 and 22631.2199: A Comprehensive Review

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Blog announces the release of Windows 11 Insider Build 22621.2199 and 22631.2199 (Beta Channel). The builds introduce new features, some of which are off by default. Insiders can check for updates and choose to install the update features rolling out.”

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2199 and 22631.2199: What’s New?

Exciting news for Windows Insiders! The latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2199 and Build 22631.2199 (KB5029352) are now available on the Beta Channel. With a host of new features and improvements, these builds are set to enhance user experience significantly.

New Features in Build 22631.2199

Build 22631.2199 introduces native support for reading additional archive file formats. This addition leverages the libarchive open-source project, expanding the range of supported formats.

“As announced at the Build conference back in May, this build adds native support for reading additional archive file formats.”

However, it’s worth noting that encrypted archives are currently unsupported.

Changes and Improvements in Build 22631.2199

Several changes and improvements have been made in this build. For files lacking rich thumbnail previews, the Start menu will no longer display a blank preview area. This change is part of the ongoing work for rich thumbnail previews for cloud files on Start.

You can now activate the ‘never combined mode’ on the taskbar, providing a more streamlined user interface. This feature can be enabled for multiple monitors as well.

Narrator Improvements

Significant improvements have been made to the Narrator, including a change in the default verbosity level and the addition of a Traditional Chinese dictionary for detailed reading.

“We have made the following improvements for Narrator: Changed default verbosity level from 2 to 3 which will now announce ‘Immediate Context Name and Type’.”

These updates are sure to provide a more efficient and user-friendly experience for all Windows 11 users.

What’s Important to Know?

Insiders previously on Build 22624 will automatically move to Build 22631 via an enablement package. This package increments the build number for the update, making it easier to differentiate from devices with the update features turned off by default.

Insiders in the group with new features turned off by default can check for updates and choose to install the update for features rolling out.

With these exciting new features and improvements, Windows 11 continues to evolve, providing a more efficient and user-friendly experience for all.

  • Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2199 and 22631.2199 (Beta Channel) have been released.
  • Build 22631.2199 introduces new features, while Build 22621.2199 has new features turned off by default.
  • Insiders can check for updates and choose to install the update with features rolling out (Build 22631.xxxx).
  • Build 22631.2199 adds native support for reading additional archive file formats using the libarchive open-source project.
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