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Windows 11 build 25193 brings Xbox subscription info to Settings

Microsoft makes available a new preview of Windows 11 in the Dev Channel with updates for features and a lot of fixes.

Windows 11 build 25193
  • Windows 11 build 25193 is now available in the Dev Channel.
  • The update introduces Xbox subscription management in the “Accounts” settings section.
  • It adds support for new Braille displays in Narrator.
  • Also, this build includes a slew of fixes and improvements.

Microsoft is now rolling Windows 11 build 25193 for computers enrolled in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program. The preview brings updates for existing features and a slew of fixes and improvements.

Build 25193 for Windows 11, according to the logs, brings the Xbox subscription management to the Settings app. It introduces support for new Braille displays in the Windows Narrator. And it rolls out several fixes and improvements for the Taskbar, Start menu, File Explorer, Settings, and more.

Although the official ISO file isn’t available, you can still download the latest image for build 25193 using the UUP Dump tool.

Windows 11 build 25193

Starting with the release, if you have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, PC Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass for Console, or Xbox Live Gold, you will now be able to see your subscription details in the “Accounts” settings section. As part of the details, you will be able to see your billing recurrence, payment method, and the games and benefits associated with your subscription.

Windows 11 Settings with Xbox info
Windows 11 Settings with Xbox info (Source: Microsoft)

Furthermore, you will also be able to manage and upgrade your subscription, redeem gift card tokens and take any required actions to continue your subscriptions without disruptions.

This is in addition to your Microsoft 365 subscription and details about the standalone version of Office.

Braille display support

Windows 11 build 25163 also comes with support for new Braille displays and new Braille input and output languages in Windows Narrator, including APH Chameleon, the APH Mantis Q40, the NLS Reader, and many more.

If you have to add new support, you first need to remove the current support from SettingsApps > Optional features > Installed features. After that, you need to install the new package from Settings > Accessibility > Narrator > Braille.

Fixes and improvements

In addition, this flight includes various fixes for File Explorer, Taskbar, Settings, and more.

Taskbar

  • Fiexd so the taskbar overflow will now use the same accent color as your taskbar.
  • Fixed a couple of issues that were leading to sporadic explorer.exe crashes related to the taskbar overflow.
  • Fixed an issue related to the widgets entry in the taskbar, which was causing the taskbar icons to appear to drift around sometimes in the previous flight.
  • Fixed an issue for Insiders with at least two monitors, where if the monitors had different DPI, the taskbar overflow could appear before it was needed or end up overlapping with the date and time on the secondary monitor.
  • Fixed an issue where the taskbar overflow flyout might appear floating away from the taskbar if you opened it after a display scaling change.

Start menu

  • Fixed an issue causing unexpected characters to show instead of an apostrophe in the Sleep option in the Power menu tooltip.
  • Fixed an issue that could lead to the Start menu crashing on launch for some people when Search Highlights was enabled.

File explorer

  • If the taskbar is set to auto-hide and File Explorer is maximized, hovering your mouse on the bottom of the screen to invoke the taskbar should work now.
  • Fixed an issue when dragging and dropping a folder to pin it to the navigation pane, that the line indicating where it would be inserted didn’t have enough contrast in dark mode.
  • We fixed an issue where the search box background in File Explorer might be the opposite color of your current mode (for example, dark in light mode).
  • Fixed an issue where File Explorer would appear to open, close, and re-open before it finished drawing after being launched from certain places (for example, when opening the location of a downloaded file from Microsoft Edge).
  • Fixed an issue where certain files couldn’t be unpinned from the Favorites section of Home after you’d pinned them.
  • Made another fix to help address UI issues when switching between dark and light mode if the File Explorer window was open when you switched.
  • Fixed a GDI objects leak when resizing the navigation pane in File Explorer, which could potentially lead to content in File Explorer not rendering correctly over time for Insiders who resized the navigation pane frequently.
  • Made some improvements to help the performance of loading Home when using a cloud storage provider, like OneDrive, to back up your files in File Explorer.

Settings

  • Fixed an issue causing the Storage page in Settings as well as Disk Cleanup to crash in the scan phase for some people.
  • Fixed an issue where URIs to open pages under the Accounts section of Settings weren’t working for some people – Settings would open but not navigate to the correct page. This impacted the link to open Sign-in Options in the Start menu.
  • Fixed an issue leading to app icons not displaying correctly under Privacy & Security > Voice activation.
  • Fixed a Settings crash when uninstalling apps using Apps > Installed apps.

Other changes

  • Disabled the ability to share a local file directly to OneDrive using the built-in Windows share window that began rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel with Build 25163.
  • Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause a ShellExperienceHost.exe crash when you stopped casting to another display or switched to duplicate your display.
  • Added a warning to findstr if Unicode input is detected, to make it more clear if that’s why results aren’t returned for certain files.
  • Fixed an issue in recent flights causing lines not to be included when printing tables from certain apps.
  • Fixed an issue in recent flights which could lead to hangs in certain apps.

In this release, there are also a bunch of known issues with File Explorer, Widgets, and more. 

Install build 25193

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 25193, enroll your device in the Dev Channel using the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Update & Security” section.

Once you enroll the computer in the program, you can download build 25193 from the “Windows Update” settings by clicking the Check for Updates button. However, you will need a device that meets the minimum system requirements to receive the update if you are new to the Windows Insider Program.