Windows 11 build 23531 outs in Dev Channel

Windows 11 receives another preview in the Dev Channel with various improvements.

Windows 11 build 23531
Windows 11 build 23531
  • Windows 11 build 23531 is now rolling out in the Dev Channel.
  • This release also fixes a slew of problems and rolls out various improvements.

Microsoft is making available Windows 11 build 23531 for devices in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program. In this release, the company is rolling out some fixes fixes and improvements for existing features.

Build 23531 for Windows 11, according to the official changes, only reintroduces the search experience for invoking the search flyout when you hover over the search box gleam, and the update rolls out a bunch of fixes.

Windows 11 build 23531 new fixes

This flight also ships with a bunch of fixes and improvements for the Task Manager, File Explorer, and HDR backgrounds.

Task Manager

  • Fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to move the Task Manager window with touch or pen.
  • Fixed an issue where Task Manager was crashing when using the reset to default button in Settings.
  • Fixed an issue which was causing sporadic crashes when using Task Manager, including when ending tasks.
  • Fixed an issue where if you did a search and then cleared it, the view would still be filtered even though there was no search anymore.
  • Fixed an issue where the search icon would become overlapped with the Task Manager text in the title bar.
    Did some work to help improve the performance when switching between different pages in Task Manager.
  • Updated the summary view for the Performance page (that you see when double clicking the graphs in the navigation pane) to make the window smaller.

File Explorer

  • Fixed an issue which could cause explorer.exe to crash when closing File Explorer.
  • Fixed an issue which was causing File Explorer to crash when navigating to Gallery if you had a large number of images.
  • Fixed an issue where “Automatically type into the Search Box” wasn’t working when File Explorer was open to Home.
  • Fixed an issue where if you tried to copy and paste, a file out of a compressed folder and into a OneDrive folder might fail with an error code.

HDR backgrounds

  • Fixed an issue which could cause HDR wallpapers to appear washed out when HDR was enabled.

Other changes

  • Fixed an issue which was causing explorer.exe to not work in safe mode.

Install build 23531

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 23531, 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 23531 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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