Latest Windows 11 build 25284 brings more widgets, fixes right-click issues, and more


Windows 11 Insider Preview

Microsoft today released a new Windows 11 Insider Build 25284 on the Dev channel. The new release brings more widgets options. It also fixes issues related to taskbar and system tray among others.

The full changelog is given below:

what’s new

New widget

With the release of Windows App SDK 1.2 Developers are now able to create widgets for their apps. Users can get these experiences on their Windows 11 widget board in the current Dev Channel Insider Preview Builds.

Ready to try a new widget? gave Messenger The app now has a preview version of its widget available. To try it out, visit the Microsoft Store and update to the latest version of Messenger. Then open the widget board and go to the widget picker by clicking the “+” button at the top right of the board to pin your widget.

Messenger widget on the widget board.
Messenger widget on the widget board.

As you try this widget, please let us know what you think via the widgets feedback link in the widgets picker. You should expect to see additional new widgets as more developers create and release widgets for their apps.

Fixes it.

[Taskbar & System Tray]

  • Fixed an issue where right-clicking on certain icons in the hidden icons flyout would dismiss the flyout instead of bringing up the context menu for that icon.

[Search on the Taskbar]

The fixes only apply to Windows Insiders who got one of the different treatments for how search looks on the taskbar that started with Insiders. Build 25252:

  • Fixed an explorer.exe crash that was affecting some internals related to the search box in the taskbar.


  • When search suggestions are triggered using the Pinyin IME, the keyboard focus will now be on the current candidate. To focus on search suggestions, press Tab.


  • Fixed an issue for PC with Touch, where it was not possible to swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the title bar when using some apps in full-screen mode.


  • Fixed an issue that caused some apps to hang or crash when saving files as PDF in the last few builds.
  • Fixed an issue where using the cast option in an app might unexpectedly not show a device in recent builds.

Note: Some of the fixes noted here in the Insider Preview build from the dev channel may make their way into servicing updates for released versions of Windows 11.

Known issues


  • [NEW] Some insiders may have problems accessing websites and other resources through VPN connections. See this forum post For details and how to deal with the problem.
  • Important: Some Arm64 devices may fail to resume from sleep/hibernate while experiencing a hang at the OS boot logo when running Build 25281. To bypass this bug, please use Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to roll back your device to a previous build. Instructions can be found here: ms/WinRERollback.
  • Using Windows Hello to sign in with Face ID may not work on Arm64 PCs. A workaround for this is to use Hello PinPath.
  • Some users are experiencing longer than expected update times installing recent builds. We are actively investigating this issue.
  • We are investigating reports that some Insiders are experiencing freezes when using the browser and some other apps after the last Dev Channel flight.


  • [NEW] Third-party widgets may occasionally disappear from the widgets board. They can be re-added by clicking refresh or re-pinning from the widget picker.
  • [NEW] Third-party widgets may occasionally be unpinned when a Microsoft account is used to sign in to multiple Windows 11 devices.
  • [NEW] Undo button on widget pin/pinned toast notification sometimes doesn’t work.

[Taskbar & System Tray]

  • When using the tablet-optimized taskbar, the taskbar is sometimes cut in half. You may also see this issue on a secondary monitor.

[Search on the Taskbar]

The following known issues only apply to Windows Insiders who received one of the different treatments for how search looks on the taskbar that started with Insiders. Build 25252:

  • There is an issue where you will be unable to change the taskbar search box to only show as an icon through the taskbar settings in some cases. To work around this issue, first change to a different option and then, you should be able to choose to show as icon only.

[Task Manager]

  • Some dialogs may not be displayed in the correct theme when applied from the Task Manager settings page.
  • The Data Content area of ​​the Processes page may flash once when theme changes are applied in the Task Manager Settings page.

[Windows Spotlight]

The following known issues only apply to Windows Insiders who received one of the various Windows Spotlight fixes that started with Insiders Build 25281.:

  • [NEW] Clicking on a secondary monitor doesn’t kill the full-screen experience.
  • [NEW] Spotlight wallpaper does not display correct resolution on multiple/mixed resolution monitors.
  • [NEW] In some cases, people are not getting constant refreshment on a daily basis.

You can find the official blog post. Here.


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