Exploring the New Features and Fixes in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23560: A Comprehensive Review

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23560 to the Dev Channel, introducing new features and improvements such as the integration of Copilot in Windows. The update also includes several fixes for File Explorer, Taskbar, Narrator, and Task Manager. However, there are known issues with the Start menu and Copilot that are expected to be resolved in future updates.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23560 Unveiled

Windows Insiders, rejoice! The latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23560 is being rolled out to the Dev Channel. This update brings a slew of changes and improvements, and a few known issues to be aware of.

What’s New?

One of the most exciting updates is the introduction of Copilot in Windows. This new feature can be accessed using the ALT + TAB hotkey, which now displays a thumbnail preview for Copilot among other open windows.

“We’re beginning to roll out the ability to use Copilot in Windows with ALT + TAB.”

Major Updates

Several fixes have been implemented, enhancing the overall user experience. These include resolving issues with File Explorer dropdowns, improving taskbar reliability, and enhancing Narrator’s functionality for non-U.S. English languages.

“Fixed an issue where languages other than U.S. English couldn’t preview Narrator natural voices in Settings.”

Important to Know

Despite the numerous improvements, there are some known issues. Some apps on the Start menu may be incorrectly labeled, and the Copilot feature may disappear from the taskbar for some Windows Insiders on the Home edition of Windows 11 Insider Preview builds.

About the Dev Channel

The Dev Channel is a platform for engineers to test out new concepts and receive feedback. It’s important to note that features and experiences released on the Dev Channel may never get released to the general public.

“The Dev Channel receives builds that represent long lead work from our engineers with features and experiences that may never get released.”

Stay tuned for more updates on the latest Dev Channel builds and the exciting new features they bring to Windows 11.

  • The ability to use Copilot in Windows with ALT + TAB is being rolled out.
  • Several issues with File Explorer, including transparent background in dropdowns and incorrect folder name in search box, have been fixed.
  • An explorer.exe crash impacting taskbar reliability has been resolved.
  • Issues with Narrator, including inability to preview non-U.S. English natural voices and incorrect reading of time stamps, have been fixed.
  • Performance improvements have been made for the navigation pane in Task Manager.
  • From the Windows Blog