Windows 11 build 25163 is rolling out to Insiders in the Dev Channel with taskbar overflow improvements


What do you want to know

  • Windows 11 build 25163 is rolling out to Insiders in the Dev Channel.
  • It features an updated taskbar overflow UI.
  • Improvements have also been made to the file sharing dialog.

It’s another Wednesday, which means it’s time to download and install another version of Windows 11 Dev Channel! Today’s build is 25163 and includes improvements to how the taskbar presents icons when there is no more space on the taskbar. Additionally, improvements have also been made to the Nearby Sharing feature, which now uses “UDP” in addition to Bluetooth.

The taskbar will now group overflowed icons into a clickable three-dot button that will showcase the rest of your icons that no longer fit on the main taskbar. This should help keep the taskbar clean even when you’re running out of space.

Taskbar overflow UI

(Image credit: Microsoft)

There are also updates to the File Sharing UI, with Nearby Sharing now using UDP technology in addition to Bluetooth to find devices on a private network to share files with. The file sharing dialog will also allow you to share local files to OneDrive.

The Microsoft Store is also getting an update with the ability to browse and search now with updated pricing designs, and a better way to find individual game editions on the product page.

Changelog for 25163:

  • Fixed explorer.exe crash when moving tabs.
  • Did some work to fix a memory leak when using tabs with File Explorer.
  • Fixed an issue where the File Explorer preview thumbnail in Taskbar, ALT+Tab, and Task View could show the title of an adjacent tab and not the currently selected one.
  • If “Show all folders” is enabled, the dividers in the File Explorer navigation pane should no longer be displayed. With this change, it should also fix issues where separators were displaying unexpectedly in some other folder selectors.
  • Fixed an issue where Narrator would not read tab titles when focus moved through them.
  • Fixed an issue where a closed tab could reappear in File Explorer after dragging File Explorer onto your monitors.
  • Fixed an issue where the row of tabs could expand vertically unexpectedly, covering the contents of the command bar.
  • Removable drives should no longer unexpectedly show up in a section by themselves in the Navigation Pane, breaking the section with This PC and Network.
  • Fixed an issue where the Add New Tab button was not clearly visible when using the Aquatic or Desert contrast themes.
  • The Add New Tab button should no longer overlap the Minimize button in the title bar when using text scaling with many tabs open.
  • Fixed a rare explorer.exe crash that could occur during a Microsoft Teams call, related to window sharing from the taskbar.
  • Change made to help address an issue where using Windows Spotlight on the desktop may revert to a solid color background.
  • Improved padding around uninstall button when using apps > installed apps in grid view.
  • Fixed a few issues that could cause Quick Settings to crash on launch.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some apps to freeze after a copy action if suggested actions were enabled.
  • Fixed a high impact crash affecting the reliability of suggested actions.

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