Microsoft have a new build of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders on the Dev channel. Build 23621 features an improved weather experience on the lock screen, new voice access options and a handfull of fixes.

On the lock screen (currently EN-US only) there is a new weather panel displaying your current weather and weather warnings, this is just starting to roll out so you may not see it yet.

Voice Access

Voice access now addtional languages, multi-display support, and custom commands for voice access.

There is French (France), French (Canada), German, Spanish (Spain) and Spanish (Mexico) language support in voice access and  Multi-display support for voice access. For more about the voice access changes checkout Microsoft’s blog post.

Here are the other changes, fixes and known issues with the build:

Changes and Improvements


  • Optional features previously listed under Settings > Apps has moved to its own page under Settings > System.


[Start menu]

  • Fixed an issue which was causing the text input indicator to appear floating when you opened Start menu.

[File Explorer]

  • Made a change to help fix an issue which could cause the spacing between your desktop icons to become extremely wide.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause explorer.exe to crash when opening the context menu in file explorer if multiple files were selected.


  • We fixed the issue causing a loading delay when the Microsoft Start feed is reenabled.
  • We fixed the issue causing the Widgets Board to not automatically close and reopen when enabling or disabling feeds.

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

[Copilot in Windows*]

  • When first launching or after refreshing Copilot in Windows while using voice access, you’ll need to use “Show grid” commands to click in the “Ask me anything” box for the first time.


  • Announcements from the Microsoft Start feed are still shown on the taskbar after the feed is hidden.
  • Keyboard navigation from settings subpages back to the top-level Settings page is broken.
  • Incorrect spacing and fonts used in some settings pages.

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