Microsoft has unveiled a new preview build of Windows 11 to Insiders in the Dev channel, which includes a new innovative two-factor code recognition feature for toast notifications.
Here’s everything new in Windows 11 build 25290
The latest Windows 11’s Insider Preview Build 25295 includes the ability to pick out two-factor authentication codes and show a button for copying the code, right from the notification.
Nowadays a lot of services require or support two-factor authentication which requires users to receive a security code through e-mail, SMS, or through an authentication app in addition to their password. Now, users can easily copy those security codes directly from the notifications from Steam, Spotify, Nvidia, or other apps. The notification will include a button to copy the code and paste it to users’ clipboards, so they can enter it in the respective app or website.
Microsoft is also working on making the new search bar options available for all Insiders using the latest build. The options are the search box, search bar, and search icon, which provide three different sizes of search on the taskbar.
The full changelog for the Windows 11 build 25290:
- New commercial policy: Enable features that are introduced through servicing, which are off by default for devices that have their Windows updates managed. Windows update-managed devices are those that have their Windows updates managed via policy; whether via the cloud using Windows Update for Business or on-premises with Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
- Users will now see a copy button for quickly copying two-factor authentication (2FA) codes in notification toasts from apps installed on the PC or from phones linked to the PC.
- The new search on the taskbar experience that began rolling out with Build 25252 is now available for all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. Insiders can change the treatment of search on the taskbar in settings under Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > Taskbar Items.
- The issue causing repeated bug checks for some Insiders after upgrading to Build 25284+ should be fixed now.
- Made another fix for an issue causing Insiders to experience freezes in recent flights (specifically in this case where apps might freeze if you tried to use them while also trying to play games).
- Fixed an issue where the Update history page under Settings > Windows Update > Update history was blank for some users after installing Build 25290.
- Fixed an issue where some users experienced longer than expected update times installing recent builds. If you experience this issue again, please submit a new feedback item with logs in Feedback Hub.
- Fixed an issue where the add and close tab buttons weren’t working in File Explorer if File Explorer was maximized, and you were using an Arabic or Hebrew display language.
- Fixed an issue that could lead to app windows becoming unresponsive after using multi-finger on-screen touch gestures.
- Fixed an underlying issue that was causing your mouse to appear like pointer trails were enabled when sharing your screen.
- The Add a Device dialog should no longer have an unexpectedly big border.
- Fixed an issue that could cause certain apps to move very slowly when you dragged them across the screen.
- Fixed a DWM crash in recent flights which could cause your screen to flash black.
- Fixed an issue where snapped windows might not remember their positions if you disconnected and reconnected your monitor.
- Fixed an underlying crash impacting the ability of apps using Graphics.Capture(opens in new tab) to take screen captures of recent flights.
- Fixed an underlying issue causing crashes in certain apps when trying to print PDFs on recent flights.