Microsoft has released build 25120 of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders on the dev channel. The new build has a new Search box widget on the desktop, with the box you can put search the internet and it fires up the results in Microsoft Edge. It’s not available for all Windows Insiders as Microsoft are back with A/B testing so not all machines will pick up the new feature. It can be turned on and off via the Show more options on the desktop.

UPDATE: Here is my look at the new search feature

The other changes are fixes and there are just the two known issues:


[Suggested Actions]

Suggested actions should appear for more date and time formats now.

Addressed some issues with certain formats when copying a date and/or time.

Improved overall performance and reliability of the feature.


Fixed an issue that could crash Settings when opening and looking at the battery usage graph.

Improved performance of displaying Wi-Fi networks after enabling Wi-Fi from the Wi-Fi section of Quick Settings.

[Task Manager]

Addressed an issue leading to some unreadable text in the Performance page when a contrast theme was enabled.


Fixed an issue which could cause Windows Update to stall and roll back updates for WSA users.

Did some work to address a stutter in the progress wheel animation when upgrading to a new build.

NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the Dev Channel may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11.

Known issues


Some games that use Easy Anti-Cheat may crash or cause your PC to bugcheck.

[Live captions]

Certain apps in full screen (e.g., video players) prevent live captions from being visible.

Certain apps positioned near the top of the screen and closed before live captions is run will re-launch behind the live captions window positioned at top. Use the system menu (ALT + Spacebar) while the app has focus to move the app’s window further down.


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