Microsoft snuck out a Windows 11 Insider build on its Surface hardware day

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft released Windows 11 Build 22463 to Insiders in the Dev Channel.
  • The update brings a new shortcut within the File Explorer.
  • It also adjusts the contrast theme colors and includes several fixes.

Many Microsoft and Windows 11 enthusiasts spent most of yesterday checking out the new Surface hardware. Microsoft also rolled out a Windows 11 Insider preview build yesterday to Insiders in the Dev Channel. Windows 11 Build 22463 includes a new shortcut for the File Explorer, adjusts the contrast theme colors, and includes several bug fixes.

Here's everything that's new in Windows 11 Build 22463:

  • When you have a file or folder selected in File Explorer, you can now use CTRL + Shift + C to copy the path to your clipboard.
  • Rounded the corners of the pop-ups shown when clicking "identify displays" in Display Settings.
  • Made some small adjustments to the contrast theme colors based on feedback, including making hyperlinks a little more distinct on hover when using the desert theme.
  • Added an icon next to the volume slider in Quick Settings to help make the option for managing audio endpoints more discoverable.
  • Updated the Windows Ease of Access folder in Start's All apps list to now simply be called Accessibility.
  • Added an option to Focus Assist settings so you can choose whether or not you would like Focus Assist to be automatically enabled for the first hour after a Windows feature update.

Windows 11 will ship on October 5, 2021, but builds in the Dev Channel are from Microsoft's active development branch. This means that builds that roll out to the Dev Channel don't line up with the version of Windows 11 that ships next month. Microsoft notes that it will be "a little while" before any major new features ship to the Dev Channel.

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