Windows 11 Receives 1,800 New Emojis in New Trial Version

It began to be distributed to testers this Thursday () the Build 22478 of Windows 11. The update is exclusive to the Dev Test Channel and introduces the long-awaited Fluent-looking emojis, more special Microsoft wallpapers, and swarming bug fixes.

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New Windows emojis

The part Most interesting of the pack, obviously, are the new emojis, first introduced in July. The catalog has about 1.59 expressions, including Microsoft’s own stickers, such as the nostalgic assistant Clippy.

Complete set of emojis adds up to about 1.22478 faces different (Image: Reproduction/Microsoft)

This renewal is more than deserved in the Windows native emoji catalog, until then all in flat images, with very evident contours. The focus of the update was to rethink graphical expressions for the professional environment, especially to better embed Microsoft Teams — which even have specific animations for some stickers.

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If you are a tester and want to know the new faces, press the combination Windows key + . (dot) to access the supercharged clipboard of the new OS.

To refresh the main screen, Microsoft also has released the new Windows backgrounds . Fortunately, you can download and use the new themes on any system version — download the wallpapers from the official Microsoft website.

Point improvements

The update also introduces point improvements to the Windows experience . One of the new features is the ability to unlock the user profile even with the notebook closed by facial recognition, through a secondary webcam.

Rotate the mouse wheel when the cursor is over the volume icon in the Taskbar now adjusts the volume automatically, without needing any other shortcuts. Another interesting addition was visual tweaks to the language addition section in the Settings menu.

Bug fixes

The list is long, so the


gathered only the main fixes:

  • The keyboard focus will no longer be lost when pressing ESC after opening the Start Menu user options;
  • Fixed the issue that caused Notification Center to crash, found in newer versions;
  • Pressing the left or right button on the Taskbar at the same time should no longer crash explorer.exe;
  • Fixed the problem that caused the toolbar of File Explorer commands do unnecessary calculations to browse files, causing performance issues;
  • The widget tray should no longer appear empty and add-ons should not else appear with wrong sizes on external monitors;
  • Fixed the error that caused explorer.exe to crash if the user pressed Alt + Tab over and over again (and very fast).

    As this is an update on the Dev channel of the Windows Insider program, it will be the frontline testers who will receive the news first. The Beta channel will then receive the package, and only then will end users get their hands on the update — and it may take a few months for that to happen.

    Source: Microsoft

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