Windows 11, Microsoft fixes 7 bugs affecting File Explorer and Taskbar

Windows 11, Microsoft fixes 7 bugs affecting File Explorer and Taskbar

The latest preview of Windows 11, build 25182, offers many fixes. It is intended for PCs registered in the DEV channel of the Windows Insider Program.

The focus is on fixing problems. Microsoft fixed several issues affecting the taskbar and File Explorer. At the same time, the start menu crash that prevents applications from launching from the start screen is a thing of the past.

Regarding the taskbar, we have three fixes. The first two deal with display issues. Redmond explained

“We fixed a bug that caused the overflow flyout to unexpectedly appear on the opposite side of the screen. This was incorrectly marked as fixed in build 25179. We also fixed an issue resulting in the taskbar animation being displayed incorrectly when a user switched from a tablet position to a desktop position due to an overflow while connected. ยป

The third patch fixes an issue with explorer.exe crashing when the system is trying to determine whether to show the taskbar overflow or not. This can happen when exiting a full screen game.

On the File Explorer side, we have four fixes. One of the most notable concerns folders that can duplicate themselves. Microsoft explains that in some cases, Home, Documents, Pictures, and even other folders can be duplicated in the navigation pane and even appear on the desktop. The problem has been solved. It also fixes an issue that prevented the left half of the title bar from being moved with mouse or touch. The requirement to open multiple folders in a new tab now works, while an update to Narrator allows access to a OneDrive folder from the navigation pane.

Windows 11 Build 25182 is only available through the Insider program.