Microsoft Issues New Windows 11 Build to the Dev Channel

Posted on January 12, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 11 with 6 Comments

The latest build of Windows 11 previews several new features, including a new calling experience for the Your Phone app.

The new build is Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22533. It’s available in the Dev channel. Changes include:

New Calls experience in Your Phone. Microsoft’s Your Phone app now features a new Calls experience. The in-progress call window now features updated icons, fonts, and other UI changes that align with the design of Windows 11.

Taskbar-based hardware indicator updates. The flyouts that appear when you access the hardware indicators for brightness, volume, camera privacy, camera on/off, and airplane mode in the taskbar have been updated to align with the design of Windows 11. They will work with the volume and brightness keys on laptops, and they will respect your Dark/Light mode choices.

Quick Access menu update. The Quick Access menu that appears when you right-click the Start button or type WINKEY + X has been updated so that “Apps & Features” has been renamed to “Installed apps.”

Clock app. You can now uninstall the Clock app if needed.

You can learn more about this build’s many fixes and known issues here.

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Comments (6)

6 responses to “Microsoft Issues New Windows 11 Build to the Dev Channel”

  1. hrlngrv

    Since one can no longer eliminate the taskbar clock without using 3rd party taskbar replacements, perhaps a lot less need for/utility from the Clock app.

  2. SvenJ

    Thank goodness I can now uninstall the clock app. MS didn't remove nearly enough stuff on their own.

    • red.radar

      I actually found the clock app useful . . . . In a very specific niche.

      I would use it to calculate the time in different time zones I Interfaced with. Really helpful when dealing with countries that shift by 30m rather than even hours and really helpful around Daylight savings time transitions.

      • rm

        The only thing I used the Windows 8/10 tiles for was for different time zones (using the clock app) and weather (different cities). Hopefully the widgets do that now.

  3. ianhead

    That old volume popup had made it all the way from 2013 to today's build, RIP.

  4. waethorn

    Wake me up when the phone “experience” allows you to connect it to a SIP provider and use it as a softphone.