Windows 11 Build 25131 (Dev): Everything you should know about it

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  • In case you were unaware, know that Microsoft has released Dev Build 25131 to Insiders.
  • This latest software rollout brings a new version to the Microsoft Store, with lots of changes.
  • Check out all of the fixes, changes, and known issues that arrived on the Dev Channel today.
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Beta Channel Insiders will have to sit and wait this one out, as the latest build that Microsoft released has absolutely nothing to do with them.

This week’s rollout is addressed to users that conduct their Insider business on the Dev Channel, with the build reaching number 225131.

You are surely wondering about all the changes and fixes that came with this new software, so we’re about to jump right into it and see for ourselves.

What’s new with Dev Channel Build 25131?

First of all, you should know that this latest Dev Channel build actually fixed an issue causing some Insider PCs with certain AMD processors to bugcheck and roll back when attempting to upgrade to last week’s flight.

Furthermore, this same issue is also believed to be the cause of some Insiders experiencing a bugcheck after enabling SVM in the bios on their PCs in the last build.

Another problem that was due for a solution was the issue that was causing some Insiders with secondary accounts on their PC to not be able to upgrade to the latest builds.

Let’s take a look at the other fixes that found their way to the OS with this recent Insider build release:

Fixes

[File Explorer]

  • The new folder icon used in the command bar should be consistent with the one used in the context menu now.
  • Fixed an issue which could lead to File Explorer hanging when browsing folders with lots of .mkv files.
  • Fixed an issue which was causing searching from Home to not return any results sometimes from the Open or Save dialog (when doing it from File Explorer returned results).

[Search]

  • Searching for something like %appdata% should now show a proper folder icon and not just a blank square.
  • When selecting “Open file location” for a search result, it should now select the file in the folder again now, and not just open the folder.

[Settings]

  • Searching for “default” will now return the default apps Settings page as the first result, and not require you to click “show all results” in order to see it.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Listen to this device” audio option would stop working after a reboot until being unchecked and rechecked.
  • Narrator will now read out the position of the radio buttons in the Settings > Accessibility Color filters page to make it easier to navigate.

[Other]       

  • Hovering over “Do you like what you see?” when using Windows Spotlight on the lock screen should no longer display a shadow which extends to the bottom of the screen.
  • Fixed an issue which was leading to certain frame rate monitoring applications impacting game performance.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause rounded corners to unexpectedly become pixelated at certain scale factors.

Known issues

[General]

  • [NEW] Windows Insiders on Surface Pro X devices will hit a black screen attempting to resume from hibernate on this build. You will need to power cycle (long power button shutdown) to get back into the device. It is recommended Insiders on these devices pause flighting until we release a build with this fix.
  • [NEW] We’re investigating reports that shutting down via the Start menu isn’t working for some Insiders and is unexpectedly rebooting instead.
  • 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.

Build 25131 comes with new Store version (22205.1401.3.0)

The Redmond-based tech company is also beginning to roll out a Microsoft Store update to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

This that we will be getting:

  • Native Arm64 support
  • Improved app updates
  • Improved Android apps support for the pop-up store experience
  • Faster navigation
Faster navigation in the Microsoft Store.
  • Improved viewing options UX for movies and TV shows
Improved media purchase options in the Microsoft Store.

That’s pretty much what we’re looking at with Windows 11 Build 25131. A lot of fixes and a brand new version for the Microsoft Store, which brings even more tweaks.

What do you think is missing from this latest rollout? Be sure to share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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