Windows 11 build 23419 rolls out new features in Dev Channel

Microsoft pushes a new preview in the Dev Channel with seconds for the System Tray clock, a new USB4 settings page, new Task Manager features, and more.

Windows 11 build 23419
Windows 11 build 23419
  • Windows 11 build 23419 is now rolling out in the Dev Channel.
  • The update brings various improvements for Task Manager and Simplified Chinese IME.
  • Microsoft is also bringing seconds to the System Tray clock and the new USB4 Settings page.

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 11 build 23419 for devices enrolled in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program. This is a minor update, but it packs some interesting new features, improvements, and fixes.

Build 23419 for Windows 11, according to the official changes, introduces an updated version of Task Manager that allows you to create live kernel memory dumps. The Settings app gets a new “USB4 hubs and Devices” settings page to provide information about the system’s USB4 capabilities and attached compatible peripherals. In addition, the Start menu renames “Recommended” to “For you.” The System Tray now shows a glanceable VPN status badge over an active network connection when connected to a recognized VPN profile, and you can now show seconds in the system clock.

Windows 11 build 23419 changes

Here are all the new features and improvements for the latest release of Windows 11 in the Dev Channel:

Start menu

As part of the Start menu improvements, the “Recommended” section now becomes “For you.”

System Tray

In the System Tray, you can now show seconds in the clock with a new option available from the “Taskbar” settings page.

Show seconds in system tray clock

Also, you will now see a VPN status shield icon that responds to the system accent color over the network icon to indicate the device is connected to a remote network using a recognized VPN profile.

VPN status icon
VPN status icon (Source: Microsoft)

Taskbar search 

If you have access to the new Bing Chat AI, you will now see a Bing button in the search box to open the chatbot on Microsoft Edge.

Voice Access

The redesigned in-app help page previously introduced on Windows 11 build 23403 with all the commands and supplementary information accurately is now available through the Dev Channel.

Settings app

As part of the changes to the Settings app, build 23419 introduces a new “USB4 hubs and devices” page from the “USB” page that provides information about the system’s USB4 capabilities and attached compatible peripherals. 

On the new page, you can view the tree of connected USB4 hubs and devices, attributes, and capabilities associated with the USB4 domain, and you will be able to copy the information.

USB4 settings
USB4 settings (Source: Microsoft)

Some Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT) and MSDT Troubleshooters are now being redirected to the troubleshooters available on Settings > System > Troubleshoot since the company is depreciating the legacy tool.

The “Print” key will now open the Snipping Tool by default. You can always disable this feature on Settings > Accessibility > Keyboard.

Also, the Virtual Memory ranges, which are marked by a “KbCallbackTriageDumpData” BugCheck Callback Routine, will now be added to kernel-generated minidumps after a Blue Screen of Death.

Task Manager

The Task Manager app has been updated with the option to create live kernel memory dumps from the “Details” tab, right-clicking the process and selecting the “Create live kernel memory dump file” option. This is in addition to the existing “Memory dump” for user mode processes. According to the company, the goal of kernel live dump is to gather data to troubleshoot an abnormal situation but allow the system to continue operation.

Task Manager live kernel dump

You will also find a new setting for live kernel dumps in the Task Manager settings.

Simplified Chinese IME

Also, for the Simplified Chinese IME, this flight brings cloud and integrated search suggestions to type popular words in Simplified Chinese.

According to the company, the cloud suggestion adds the most relevant word from Bing to the IME candidate window. You will also find an updated back-end logic so that the system can provide better suggestions.

Fixes and improvements

This flight also ships with a bunch of fixes and improvements for Taskbar, Input, Settings, File Explorer, and more.

Taskbar 

  • Fixed an issue that was causing Narrator to read the position before the name on system tray icons.
  • Fixed an issue causing the show hidden icons flyout to open behind things like OneNote flyout and live captions.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause explorer.exe crashes related to drag and drop.

Search

  • Fixed a search crash from the last flight.

File Explorer

  • Fixed an issue which could cause explorer.exe to crash when opening Home if certain content was visible in the Recent section.
  • Made some improvements to the performance of loading File Explorer in the case where there’s a disconnected network drive visible in the navigation pane.

Start menu

  • Fixed an issue where dragging content across an open Start menu folder could cause a crash.

Input

  • Fixed an issue where after using voice typing your PC might not enter modern standby.

Live Captions

  • Fixed the issue causing live captions to not work for Chinese Traditional on Arm64 devices.

Task Manager

  • Fixed an issue where some of the details in the Performance page wouldn’t display properly until you resized the window or changed pages back and forth.

Other changes

  • Improved the experience on login after booting up by reducing the performance impact of startup apps.

This release also has known issues with the File Explorer, Live Captions, and Voice Access.

Install build 23419

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 23419, enroll your device in the Dev Channel using the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Windows Update” section.

Once you enroll the computer in the program, you can download build 23419 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.

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