Windows 11 build 23541 disables “Rich thumbnail previews” for cloud files in the Start menu

Windows 11 build 23541 is now available to Insiders in the Dev Channel. It includes a number of improvements for existing features, as well as some fixes for known issues.

Windows 11 gets several improvements as well as some fixes

Windows 11 gets several improvements as well as some fixes

According to official changes, Windows 11 build 23541 adds fixes regarding the Taskbar, Search, and Dev Drive. Also, “Rich thumbnail previews” for cloud files in the Start menu and the ability to share files from the Start menu have been temporarily removed. This is due to a known issue that causes the Start menu to crash when this feature is used.

Rich thumbnail previews (tooltips) for cloud files under Recommended on the Start menu and the ability to right-click to share on these files which rolled out with Build 23511 may temporarily disappear for some Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

Windows 11 gets several improvements as well as some fixes

Windows 11 build 23541 fixes


  • Fixed an issue where dragging app icons in the taskbar may sometimes lead to an explorer.exe crash.

Search on the Taskbar

  • Fixed an issue where sometimes the tooltip when mousing over the search box wouldn’t match the current search highlight.

Dev Drive

  • Fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to paste a folder path to mount into the dialog when creating a new Dev Drive.

NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the Dev Channel may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11.

Known issues

File Explorer

  • [NEW] Icons on the desktop may show as generic white pages rather than their proper icons.
  • [NEW] There is an issue where the progress wheel icon will get stuck in the File Explorer tab even though the folder has finished loading.
  • [NEW] Changing the sort order of folders doesn’t persist if you navigate away and back from the folder.

Start menu

  • Some apps under All apps on the Start menu, such as PWA apps installed via Microsoft Edge, may incorrectly be labeled as a system component.


  • Unicode Emoji 15support which began rolling out with Build 23475 and the updated color font format with COLRv1 support that began rolling out with Build 23506 no longer appear after updating to Build 23531 due to a bug. This issue will be fixed in a future flight soon.
  • [NEW] There is a high hitting tabtip.exe crash which is impacting the ability for some Insiders to type.

Windows Copilot

  • [NEW] We heard feedback from Insiders in the Dev Channel that the Windows Copilot Preview is not available in some regions. We found an issue and plan to re-enable it for these Insiders with a fix in a future flight.
  • You can use Alt + Tab to switch out of Windows Copilot, but not back into it. Windows + C will move focus back to Windows Copilot
  • When first launching or after refreshing Copilot while using voice access you’ll need to use “Show grid” commands to click in the “Ask me anything” box for the first time.

Microsoft Store update

Finally, Microsoft also updated the Microsoft Store with a new Game Pass page. This page makes it easier for users to explore and subscribe to the Game Pass services. The page includes information about the benefits of Game Pass, including exclusive games, deals, free perks, and access to EA Play.

In addition to a new Game Pass page, the Microsoft Store update also includes a number of other improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Improved performance: The Microsoft Store should now load and open more quickly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Microsoft Store to crash: This issue was affecting some Insiders, and it’s now been fixed.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from installing apps from the Microsoft Store: This issue was also affecting some Insiders, and it’s now been resolved.
  • Added support for new apps: The Microsoft Store now supports a wider range of apps, including apps from the Amazon Appstore.
  • Improved search: The Microsoft Store search should now be more accurate and relevant.

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