Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders on the beta channel. KB5023008 takes the builds to 22621.1250 (without features) and build 22623.1250 (with features). This build has new options for IT administrators to control the search box and task bar. Other than that, there are just fixes:

Fixes in Build 22623.1250

[Task Manager]

  • 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.

[Search on the Taskbar]

  • 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.


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