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Windows 11 build 22449 is a build of Windows 11 Nickel which was released to Windows Insiders in Dev Channel on 2 September 2021.

Changes[]

Shell[]

  • SMB compression behaviour change: Allows administrator, user, or application to request compression of files as they transfer over the network.
  • The boot spinner from Windows 10 build 19587 is now enabled by default in boot screen
  • Right-clicking on the Bluetooth entry in Quick Settings and selecting Settings will now open the main Bluetooth & Devices page.
  • Windows startup sound will no longer play after an unattended update.
  • Added a link to the touch keyboard personalisation settings.
  • Notifications now have an acrylic background.
  • Update animation used in the notification introducing you to Windows Hello.
  • Updated the dialog when closing Windows Sandbox.
  • Adjusted the design of Notification Center.

Bugfixes[]

  • Fixed an bug where explorer.exe crashes when using Alt + Tab
  • A bug with Arial font being used in title of taskbar previews has been fixed

Bugs[]

Shell[]

  • Widgets board can sometimes appear empty. This can be fixed by logging out and logging in again.
  • Widgets can be displayed incorrectly on external monitors.
  • Options to open System settings and Windows Terminal are missing from Win + X menu.

Taskbar[]

When switching input methods, taskbar can flicker.

Search[]

  • Search panel can not open when clicked Search icon on taskbar. This can be fixed by restarting explorer.exe
  • Search panel can appear as black and not display any content

Other[]

  • Some Surface Pro X devices with this build installed can BSOD with WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR.
  • If WDAG is installed on device with this build installed, it can enter in BSOD loop.
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