New voices and more changes with this new version of Windows 11

One more week, Microsoft has released a new version of its new operating system, Windows 11, for all users targeted within the Insider program. The new one build 22543 of this operating system continues to introduce changes, novelties and improvements within this controversial OS so that, little by little, it takes shape and solves all the problems it has had to face since its launch.

This new version of the operating system is now available to all users targeted within the Insider Dev program (remember, the most advanced, but most unstable channel) of Microsoft. These users will be able to receive this new build, as always, directly through Windows Update. In half an hour, approximately (depending on the power of the PC) they will already be able to have the new version ready and start enjoying the new features. News that we will detail below.

What’s new in build 22543

The main novelty that we can find in this new Windows update is that Microsoft has decided to introduce new, much more natural voices within the Narrator function. Narrator is one of the assistance tools designed for users with vision problems, capable of reading the screen and guiding us while we use the PC.

When launching Narrator, we can see a notice that these new voices are available to download and install. We do that, and once downloaded, we can switch between the different installed voices within the Settings > System > Narrator panel.

Voices Narrator Windows 11 build 22543

At the moment, these new natural voices are only available for systems in English, although it is expected that in future updates they will be extended to other languages, including Spanish.

Other changes that we can find in this new build of Windows 11 are:

  • Updated the visual style of the multimedia controls that we can find on the lock screen.
  • Improved the experience when resizing windows when in Snap mode.
  • When using the keyboard shortcut “WIN + ALT + K” to mute a call, we will now see a notification.
  • The input selector now has an acrylic background.
  • The progress ring when performing a full update, and reboot, has been updated.
  • New design for the System > Storage section to make it easier to use these sections.

fixed bugs

In addition to the new features that we have just seen, Microsoft has also taken the opportunity to solve a series of bugs, errors, and problems detected in its operating system, such as the ones that we are going to see below.

  • General:
    • Task manager should not stop working when switching to the performance tab.
    • The new volume indicator in Windows should now indicate the correct volume.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the use of certain characters when naming the team from the initial configuration wizard.
    • Fixed an issue that caused OneNote to crash when trying to open pages with embedded PDFs.
    • Mitigated an issue that caused the Windows interface to freeze when activating HDR.
  • File Browser:
    • Fixed an issue that caused explorer.exe to stop working when dragging and dropping files into a zip opened from explorer.
    • The explorer context menu now shows the “Control + Shift + C” shortcut next to “Copy as directory”.
  • Entry:
    • Fixed an issue that caused the mouse cursor to disappear from certain applications.
    • Fixed a crash in quick settings when opening the language switcher from there.
    • Addressed an issue that caused screen customization to fail when using the Chinese language.
  • Taskbar:
    • Aligned all the arrows that had been moved on different taskbar icons in previous builds.
  • Settings:
    • Fixed an issue that caused the Settings panel to become suspended and unable to be resumed.
    • By disabling the Windows logon sound, this setting will now not be lost.
    • Adjusted the notification icon that appears when deciding to postpone finishing the equipment configuration.
    • Tabping from quick settings should no longer be able to select invisible items.
    • Fixed an issue where media controls would sometimes not appear within quick settings.
  • Windows:
    • The mark that indicates the active desktop in the task view will now be the chosen accent color instead of being blue.
    • Mitigated a WEB issue that caused WDM to crash on newer builds.

These corrections, initially, are exclusive to this new build 22543. But, as usual, Microsoft reserves the possibility of being able to send some of them through a patch to users who already have the version of October 5, 2021 installed. , the RTM.

Known and unfixed bugs in build 22543

In addition to all the previous errors (which are not few), then we are going to see what are all the errors that Microsoft has registered on Windows 11 but that, for the moment, have not been solved:

  • Taskbar:
    • Taskbar flickers when changing input method.
  • Search:
    • When you click the search icon on the taskbar, the search panel may not open. This problem can be easily fixed by restarting the file explorer process.
  • Entry:
    • On a UAC prompt, the candidate window with IME keyboards may not work.
  • Widgets:
    • With the taskbar aligned to the left, the temperature information is not displayed on the widget icon.
  • Storyteller:
    • Lowering one of the new natural voices may not automatically change the voice. In that case we must restart Narrator to fix it.

These bugs, and others that are discovered little by little, will be solved little by little week after week. We recall that this week Microsoft has confirmed that the first major update of Windows 11 will reach all users next February. With this new version, it is expected that Windows 11 will finally become the operating system that should have arrived 4 months ago. Without so many bugs and without performance or stability problems. We will soon see if this is the case and if all these Insider updates have been worth it.

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