For members of the Windows Insider project of the Dev channel, Microsoft today released a preview update of Windows 11 Build 22518. This update introduces several new features, including Spotlight’s collection of wallpapers, Voice Access, a new entry for Widgets in the taskbar, and more. The Spotlight Collection will allow you to enjoy fresh desktop wallpapers every day. Voice Access is a new feature that will allow you to interact with your computer using voice.
The following is the complete update log of the preview version of Windows 11 Build 22518
Through the Spotlight collection, you can browse the customs of various countries on the desktop
Introduce Spotlight collections to keep your desktop fresh and inspired. Every day you will receive beautiful new desktop wallpapers from all over the world and interesting facts about each picture. Here is how you can try Spotlight highlights: 1. Right-click on your desktop and select “Personalize”. 2. On the personalized settings page, select “Background”. 3. In the drop-down menu of “Personalize Background”, select “Spotlight Collection”. After switching to the Spotlight collection, you will see an inspiring picture from Australia’s Whitehaven Beach (Whitehaven Beach) and the Spotlight icon on your desktop. Right-click the Spotlight icon on your desktop to switch between Spotlight pictures, or tell us whether you like or dislike a picture. After launching for a while, Microsoft will replace White Paradise Beach with a collection of up to five background images from all over the world. This may take up to 24 hours. If you hover your mouse over the Spotlight icon, you can learn more about each picture. Right-click the Spotlight icon on the desktop, a right-click menu will open, you can switch to different background pictures, and tell us whether you like or dislike one of the pictures. Double-click the Spotlight icon to launch the login page, where you can learn more about any Spotlight series pictures you see during the day. Note that the Spotlight highlights experience has not been localized, and only English text will be displayed. Full localization will appear in future updates. Windows Insiders in the following countries and regions can use Spotlight Collection. Australia, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, and more countries will join.
Updated the entry point of Widgets on the taskbar
Microsoft is trying to display the Widgets entry on the left side of your taskbar and display real-time weather content. You can also open the Widgets panel by simply hovering the mouse over the entrance. For users who choose to align the taskbar, the Widgets entry point will be to the right of the task view icon. The group policy and the ability to show/hide the Widgets button from the taskbar remain unchanged.
Introduce Voice Access
Introducing Voice Access is a new experience that enables everyone, including people with mobility impairments, to control their computer and write text with voice. For example, Voice Access supports scenarios such as opening and switching applications, browsing the web, and reading and writing emails. Voice Access uses voice recognition on modern devices to accurately recognize voices and can support it even without an Internet connection. Voice Access currently only supports English-US languages, so the Windows display language should be set to English-US, otherwise, voice access may not work as expected. To get started, you can find Voice Access in Settings> Accessibility> Voice. When you open Voice Access for the first time, it will prompt you to download a voice model for voice recognition on your device. Once the download is complete, you can select a microphone you want to use voice access, and start controlling your computer with your voice. You can choose to automatically start Voice Access when you log in to the computer next time in the settings. You can also use voice commands or keyboard shortcuts (Alt + Shift + C and Alt + Shift + B) to control whether voice access is listening or not. Voice Access includes an interactive guide explaining how to use voice to complete common tasks. In addition to the interactive guide, when the voice access is listening, you can access the complete list of commands by asking “what can I say?” (what can I say?). You can also access the complete set of voice access commands here. Voice Access will provide real-time feedback on what you hear during voice access so that you know which word has not been correctly recognized. Operate to start Voice Access and listen to your commands–you can say “Voice access wake up”, “Unmute” to put Voice Access into sleep state (after enabling, it will only take effect for the “voice access wake up” voice command)–“Voice access sleep”, “Mute” completely stops Voice Access from listening to your commands (after starting, the user needs to use the mouse or keyboard to click the microphone button to change the state)-“Turn off the microphone” Windows interaction through voice You can navigate and interact with Windows through voice, including Use your voice to open and switch applications. You can also simulate your standard input, such as keyboard and mouse, by voice. For example, you can do something like this to open a new application-“Open xxx”, such as “Open Edge,” “Open Word” switch to the opened application-“Switch to xxx”, such as “Switch to Edge” management Your window-“Minimize window,” “Maximize window,” “Close window” Click an element, such as a button or link-“Click xxx”, such as “Click Start,” “Click Cancel” Right-click an element- -“Rick click xxx”, such as “Right-click Start” Double click an element-“Double click xxx”, such as “Double click Recycle Bin” Scroll in a certain direction-“Scroll down” or “Start scrolling down” press The next key or key combination–“Press Escape,” “Press and Hold Shift,” “Press tab 3 times” Number layout For those pages without a name, the user can choose to display numbers, and then perform operations. Show number layout–“Show numbers” or “Show numbers here” Click on a number element–“Click xxx” such as “Click 1”, “Double click 1”, “Right click 1” Hide number layout–“Hide Numbers, “Go to end of paragraph” Improve speech recognition skills ● Try to speak as clear as possible ● Try to use in a low-noise environment ● Prevent system sounds (such as media playback or people talking in a call) from being received by Voice Access, it is recommended Use headphones/earplugs or mute the system audio when Voice Access is actively listening. Be sure to check the known issues section below for known issues with voice access. We look forward to you trying to use voice access, and hope to hear your feedback and suggestions under “Accessibility”> “Voice Access” in the “Feedback Center” (Win + F). You can also find the link to the feedback center on the voice access help menu–use the voice command “open voice access help””>”click to give feedback” to get there.
Install Windows Subsystem from Linux (wsl) from the Microsoft Store
WSL is now available in the Microsoft Store. This is the same as the WSL you know and love, but the delivery mechanism is different. Installing WSL from the store will make it easier for you to get the latest WSL updates in the future. You can learn more about store previews in this blog post, or watch this video. Starting from this preview version, Microsoft has changed the “wsl.exe -install” command to install WSL from the Microsoft Store by default, making it easier for new users to start using WSL in the Microsoft Store. In addition, Microsoft has added some additional parameters to “wsl.exe -install” to make it easier to configure your installation. ● wsl -install -no-launch It will install a new WSL release without launching it immediately. ● wsl -help To see the complete list of available commands, run `wsl -help`. ● wsl -update If you want to start using the store version immediately, and you have installed WSL, just run “wsl -update” to update to the store version immediately!
Changes and improvements
● Starting from today’s version, Microsoft has introduced a change to the underlying platform to improve the overall performance and reliability of the Insider’s input switcher that uses multiple keyboard languages and layouts. In addition, Microsoft has also updated the input switcher so that it now has an Acrylic background. If you have any feedback on the input switcher, please submit it under Input and Language>Keyboard and Language Switch in the feedback center. [Microsoft is starting to promote this change, so it is not yet available to all internal staff, because we plan to monitor feedback and see how it works before pushing it to everyone. ] Input method switcher interface with Acrylic background ● Update the right-click menu in the file manager to make these options the highest level. → When you right-click the font file and .inf file, the first-level menu displays “Install”. → When you right-click the .cer file, the first-level menu displays “Install Certificate”. → When right-clicking “This Computer”, the first level menu displays “Map Network Drive” and “Disconnect Network Drive”. → When right-clicking on the network drive, the first level menu displays “Disconnect”. ● The ability to personalize emoji combinations based on the faces and skin colors of family members, loving couples, kissing and holding hands, launched from Build 22504, is now available to all insiders of the Dev channel. ● Beginning with Build 22509, Microsoft has begun to introduce a change that shows that your clock and date will now also be displayed on the secondary monitor or the taskbar of the monitor. Now, all Insiders in the Dev channel can use this feature. ● Under “Personalization”> “Text Input” in “Settings”, a new super large candidate height option has been added for simplified Chinese IME users.
Fix the problem
[Taskbar] ● Fixed the crash of explorer.exe related to the website being pinned to the taskbar. [Search] ● Some work has been done to help solve a problem that the invisible window frame that flew out of the search recently may end up stuck on the screen, consuming input in this area. ● When you hover over an item in the recent search bar, the truncated text in the bar (for example, when using accessibility settings to make the text larger) will now have a tooltip so that you can see the full text. ● If the contrast mode is enabled, the visibility of the text in the recent search bar is improved. ● When the screen reader focuses on the most recent search, the most recent search appears with an accessible name instead of just talking about a button. ● Fixed an issue that caused the search icon in the recent search icon to become a junk character for people who use the Chinese display language. ● Fixed a search crash with a high click-through rate. ● Some work has been done to help reduce the possibility of keys being lost if you press the Windows key to start searching and start typing. ● If you use search to run the command, the “Run as Administrator” and “Open File Location” options should be visible again for you to select on the side of the search window. In addition, CTRL+Shift+Enter should now be used for commands again. [File Explorer] ● Mitigated an issue that may cause the inability to add a network drive as a source in the media player. ● Fixed an issue that may cause you to see an unexpected blank icon after compressing a file, instead of the icon corresponding to your default application that handles the file type. ● When the “Run as a standalone process” option is enabled, right-clicking on a folder, and then quickly closing and reopening the File Explorer window should no longer cause explorer.exe to crash. ● Deleted some unexpected characters in the dialog box when moving the user account folder to another location. ● If you right-click on the icon in the file explorer. For files like htm, the icon next to Microsoft Edge Canary, Beta, or Dev should now be displayed correctly under Open With (if installed) instead of displaying a generic icon. ● Resolved an issue that could cause the icons of application items in the context menu (such as Windows Terminal) to sometimes be missing/invisible. ● Improved the consistency of the background color of the command bar and menu drop-down when the contrast mode is enabled. ● Made some small improvements to help improve the folder navigation performance of the file manager. [Enter] ● If you press WIN+Period and navigate to the emoji or gif part with a search term when you return to the homepage, we will now clear the search query so you can start again. ● When entering a search immediately after starting the computer, the IME candidate window should now appear more reliably. ● Fixed an issue where u-mode/v-mode/name-mode did not display candidates when inputting with simplified Chinese IME. ● Fixed an issue where Japanese IME unexpectedly displayed candidates in horizontal mode instead of vertical mode. ● Fixed an issue where the IME toolbar may be randomly displayed on the lock screen. ● Solved a problem that after pressing WIN + Period, the keyboard focus was not always in the correct position, depending on where you left the focus when you used the window for the last time. ● When personalizing your family emoji in the emoji panel, the user interface should no longer be accidentally dismissed when you click on a blank space. ● Click your personalized family emoji in the recently used list in the emoji panel, and you should no longer accidentally call up the customized user interface. ● If you try to start voice input (WIN + H) without first setting the focus to the text box, the pop-up window that suggests that you move the focus should now work again. [Window] ● Fixed the problem that the snapshot group thumbnails in the task view are not updated in real-time after you move the group window to a different desktop. [Settings] ● Fixed an issue that caused some insiders to crash the settings when opening the option of adding a new language. ● Fixed some problems in the text input page under personalization, including. ● The preview picture of your current settings should now be displayed. ● Added some keywords to help search this page. ● Improved page reading for screen reader users. ● Searching for the word widgets should now return to the corresponding settings page with the switch. [Others] ● Mitigated a problem, which is believed to cause Insiders using certain devices to encounter an error check with the error SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION during their recent flight. ●Fixed an issue, that is, when users use the latest development channel ISO to update from Build 22000.xxx or earlier to a newer development channel version, they will receive the following warning message. The build you are trying to install has a flight signature. To continue the installation, please enable the flight signature. ● Removed some extra padding on the left side of the start logo, which caused it to look off-center compared to the progress wheel. ● Resolved an issue where when trying to upgrade certain programs, UAC would unexpectedly display “Unknown Programs” even though they have proper names. ● Fixed an issue that caused Narrator to sometimes unexpectedly display “No item in view” when labeling to win32 text box. ● Fixed a crash that caused login issues in OOBE (if you were to reset your computer), and reset your PIN from the lock screen during the past two flights. ● Fixed an issue that caused acrylic to unexpectedly not work in certain places during the preview flight. ● Mitigated an issue that caused some people to accidentally see an “error” when they tried to click the “Stop Recording” button while recording a message in the voice recorder. , Although they have proper names. ● Fixed an issue that caused Narrator to sometimes unexpectedly display “No item in view” when labeling to win32 text box. ● Fixed a crash that caused login issues in OOBE (if you were to reset your computer), and reset your PIN from the lock screen during the past two flights. ● Fixed an issue that caused acrylic to unexpectedly not work in certain places during the preview flight. ● Mitigated an issue that caused some people to accidentally see an “error” when they tried to click the “Stop Recording” button while recording a message in the voice recorder. , Although they have proper names. ● Fixed an issue that caused Narrator to sometimes unexpectedly display “No item in view” when labeling to win32 text box. ● Fixed a crash that caused login issues in OOBE (if you were to reset your computer), and reset your PIN from the lock screen during the past two flights. ● Fixed an issue that caused acrylic to unexpectedly not work in certain places during the preview flight. ● Mitigated an issue that caused some people to accidentally see an “error” when they tried to click the “Stop Recording” button while recording a message in the voice recorder.