Latest Windows 11 Insider Build Includes Fixes for Slow File Explorer Performance, Many Other Issues

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One of the recurring complaints that Windows 11 users (or beta testers, as some critics have been calling them) have had regarding Microsoft’s new operating system is poor performance in the new File Explorer, which features a cleaner interface and design thanks to the Windows UI Library (WinUI) but slower, laggier navigation versus its Windows 10 counterpart.

This issue has been fixed to some degree, according to the changelog for the latest build of Windows 11 released last week, which includes a bullet point suggesting improved performance while browsing and selecting files in the new File Explorer. Windows 11 Build 22000.466 also includes plenty of welcome fixes for other issues, such as select image editors not rendering colors correctly on HDR displays and VPN profiles disappearing.

Some of the key improvements, per Microsoft:

  • We improved the reliability of application installations on ARM64 devices.
  • We fixed an issue that causes ARM64 devices to stop responding when they hibernate or resume from hibernation.
  • We fixed an issue that might prevent some image editing programs from rendering colors correctly on certain high dynamic range (HDR) displays. This frequently affects white colors that might display in bright yellow or other colors.
  • We fixed an issue that causes the audio service to stop responding on some devices that support hardware-accelerated Bluetooth audio.
  • We fixed an issue that affects icons for apps when the apps are not running. On the taskbar, these icons might display as active as if the apps are running.
  • We fixed an issue that might cause VPN profiles to disappear. This issue occurs when you use Microsoft Intune or a third-party mobile device management (MDM) tool to deploy VPN profiles on Windows 11 (original release).
  • We fixed some issues that affect File Explorer’s performance when you browse for files and select files.
  • We fixed an issue that incorrectly shows the volume icon in the taskbar as muted.
  • We fixed a reliability issue that causes File Explorer and desktop context menus to stop working.
  • We fixed an issue that affects the auto-hide feature of the taskbar. The taskbar might not reliably appear when you hover over the primary or secondary display.
  • We fixed an issue that might prevent icons from appearing on the taskbar of a secondary display.

Windows 11 Build 22000.466 is available now through the Beta and Release Preview Channels of the Windows Insider program. Users can join the program to test out the latest Windows features and fixes simply by registering their Microsoft account and agreeing to Microsoft’s terms and conditions.

Source: Microsoft

Tsing Mui
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