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Microsoft tests out new Start menu option in Windows 11 build 22458

Windows 11 Start Laptop Razerbook
Windows 11 Start Laptop Razerbook (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Windows 11 build 22458 is now available for Insiders in the Dev Channel.
  • The build adds a link to the sign-in options from the power menu within Start.
  • The latest build also addresses several bugs.

Microsoft just rolled out Windows 11 build 22458 to Insiders in the Dev Channel. The build includes just one change, a new option within the power menu of the Start menu. In the latest build, people will see a link to the sign-in options within the power menu of Start.

"We added a link to the sign-in options under the power menu on Start," reads the build's changelog.

Sign In Options Start Power

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Windows 11 build 22458 also includes several bug fixes:

Start

  • Fixed an underlying issue that was impacting Start reliability.

Search

  • Folders with # in folder name can now be added to indexing.

Settings

  • Addressed an issue that was causing Settings to crash sometimes when trying to open the Display page.
  • Clicking "More about refresh rate" in Advanced Display Settings now opens the support page it's supposed to.
  • Fixed an issue where the Location page in Settings wasn't showing warning text explaining why the location services setting was greyed out if it was greyed out.
  • Changes made to preferences under Manage App Execution Alias in Settings should now be preserved.
  • Fixed a couple typos in the output of dll (Issue #206).

Windowing

  • Mitigated an issue that could make certain games unexpectedly crash when using ALT + Enter (i.e., switch between full screen and windowed) during with Auto HDR enabled.

Other

  • Addressed an issue that was causing text truncation in the Encrypting File System window in certain cases.
  • Fixed a rare scenario that could result in an uninstalled in-box app unexpectedly reappearing after reboot.
  • Appx commandlets should now work with PowerShell 7.0+ (Issue #13138).

Alongside the latest build of Windows 11, Microsoft is introducing a refreshed Tips app. The app includes over 100 tips to help people know how to use Windows 11.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

4 Comments
  • the sign in options are here in the previous build
  • That was a bug. Now it's a feature ;-)
  • Yeah, they said they missed putting it in the previous notes and wanted to get it documented, so they did it this week.
  • The central alignment of the start menu is still messed up though.