Windows 11 build 22623.1250 (KB5023008) rolls out in Beta Channel

A new preview of Windows 11 arrives in the Beta Channel with various improvements.

Windows 11 update KB5023008
Windows 11 update KB5023008
  • Windows 11 22H2 receives build 22621.1250 and 22623.1250 (KB5023008) in the Beta Channel.
  • This update rolls out a new setting to customize the Taskbar Search box.
  • Also, it includes various fixes and improvements for the operating system.

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 11 build 22623.1250 (KB5023008) with new features enabled by default and the preview build 22621.1250 (KB5023008) with features turned off by default for devices enrolled in the Beta Channel.

Build 22623.1250 and 22621.1250 for Windows 11, according to the official changes, only introduce a new policy to customize the appearance of the Search box in the Taskbar, and build 22623.1250 ships with a bunch of fixes and improvements.

Changes and fixes for build 22623.1250

These are the fixes specific to build 22623.1250:

Taskbar & Search

  • Typing “F” in the search box should work again now.
  • Fixed an issue where Narrator wasn’t reading out some of the text in dialogs.
  • Dragging the window using the search box area should work now (like other areas of the title bar).
  • If you do a search and then press the down arrow, keyboard focus should now move from the search box into the results.
  • Fixed an issue where ending processes in the Details tab wasn’t showing a confirmation dialog.
  • Increasing the text scaling should no longer result in a “see more” button appearing with no contents.
  • Fixed an issue where focus might not get set properly to search, leading to Narrator not saying that focus was on the search box.
  • If you have a contrast theme enabled and select one of the rows in the “Processes page”, that row should now show that it’s selected.
  • Fixed an issue where the search box would randomly disappear sometimes when you clicked it (leaving a blank space on the taskbar).
  • Fixed an issue where the search box was shifting to the side slightly when you clicked it.
  • If you have the taskbar set to auto-hide and press the Windows key and start typing, the taskbar should no longer unexpectedly hide.

Changes and fixes for build 22623.1250 and 22621.1250

For both releases, you will find the following improvements:

Install build 22623.1250

To download and install the Windows 11 build 22623.1250, enroll your device in the Beta Channel using the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Update & Security” section.

Once you enroll the computer in the program, you can download build 22623.1250 from the “Windows Update” settings by clicking the Check for Updates button. However, you will need a device that meets the minimum system requirements to receive the update if you are new to the Windows Insider Program. If the device receives build 22621.1250, you can check again for updates to download build 22623.1250.

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