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Microsoft are back with a build of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders on the Canary Channel. Build 26227 has changes to copilot, updated emojis and new settings

Copilot in Windows

With the release Microsoft are changing Copilot to work as a traditional Windows app, rather than the side bar addin it has been up to now. So you will now have the ability to resize, move, and snap the window. This also means that the special key combination Windows + C has been scrapped.

Emojis

Microsoft has added support for Emoji 15.1 (see their blog post for details).

Linked Settings

Microsoft have added a new Linked devices page under Settings / Accounts that allows you to manage PCs and Xbox consoles that you are signed in to with your Microsoft account.

Other changes and known issues:

Fixes for known issues

[General]
  • Fixed an issue believed to be the underlying cause of some Insiders noticing stutters in some animations recently (dropping frames), particularly with Task View.
  • Fixed an underlying issue which could lead to some apps not starting on startup even though they were enabled as startup apps in Settings. It would show as Suspended in Task Manager, but not appear in the taskbar.
  • Fixed an underlying issue which could lead to the pop up asking for permission to use location not appearing, which could lead to app issues without location access.
[Windowing]
  • Fixed an issue related to showing tabs in Alt + Tab, which could lead to frequent explorer.exe crashes if you had a very large number of tabs.
[Widgets]
  • Fixed the issue causing the WIN + W keyboard shortcut to not work correctly and open the Widgets board.
[Other]
  • Fixed explorer.exe crashes impacting live captions and voice access.

Known issues

[General]
  • [IMPORTANT NOTE] We are investigating reports that some Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels are stuck on Build 26040 or Build 23620. The investigation is ongoing, however if you are impacted by this and really want to get onto the latest build in the Canary or Dev Channel today – you can download the latest ISO here and do a clean install and opt your device back into flighting in the Canary or Dev Channels.

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