Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 rolls out with some new animations and fixes

Jul 23, 2021

Microsoft has released the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 to the Developer Channel. It is a minor update that introduces some new animations, and fixes many bugs in the prior release.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 KB5004300

What's new in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100

Updated design for the Hidden Taskbar Icons panel

The hidden taskbar icons panel, that you can access by clicking the caret button, now follows Windows 11's new design with rounded edges. It doesn't appear correctly after the update has been installed, i.e., has sharper rectangular edges, but Microsoft says that this is a known issue.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 - Hidden icons panel bug

To fix it, you will need to switch to a different theme under the Personalization settings to get the rounded corners, after which you can go back to your previous theme. But, if you reboot your computer, the panel uses the sharper edges, which means you'll need to switch themes every time.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 - Hidden icons panel rounded edges

Focus Assist Settings in Notification Center

A new shortcut has been added to the Notification Center, which takes you to the Focus Assist options in the Settings app.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 - Focus Assist Settings in Notification Center

Clicking the chevron button in the panel's Calendar section collapses it, to provide room for notifications.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 - Calendar interface hidden

New Notification Badge and Animation

When a program has a background activity, its taskbar icon will flash a few times to get your attention.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 - Taskbar badge

The animation effect stops after a while, but its background turns red and a red pill icon appears below it, to indicate something important requires action. e.g. If you try to close Notepad without saving the document, and switch to a different window, its icon will flash to alert you to check it.

Windows 11 new taskbar icon flash animation

Microsoft Store Animations

The change log for the update states that the Microsoft Store app is now faster. Version 22107.1401.4.0 does appear to be fluid and app listings load faster than the old version 22107.1401.3.0, which used to lag occasionally. The announcement post from Microsoft says that the Store app has new animations that keeps track of what you're browsing, and showcases an animated GIF featuring a side panel for the Spotify app listing, but I couldn't get that to work in the Store app on my computer.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 - Microsoft Store App

The demo shows the Store displaying the name of the current app that you are browsing at the top, though this isn't new, I reported about this feature in my previous article earlier this month. Another change that I noticed is the button in the top right corner of the Store app, it now displays your profile photo instead of your initials.

Notable Fixes in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100

This is perhaps the most important change in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100, File Explorer no longer crashes when you click on the Date/Time button, so you don't have to toggle Focus Assist on to access your notifications. The right-click menu for Volume, Network and Battery have a Settings shortcut. An issue that was preventing the Reset your PC options in Windows 11 Insider Build 22000.71 has been patched. Microsoft says that the Win X shortcuts like Win XM for Device Manager have also been fixed, but these don't seem to be working for me.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 - Search interface position left aligned

The Search window's position matches the Start Menu's, if you choose to align the Taskbar to the left. The Centered Taskbar icons and Start Menu however still have the odd Search interface position, where it stretches beyond the Start Menu's window.

Known Issues in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100

Several known issues remain unfixed, including the flickering taskbar when switching languages, Explorer crashes for Turkish language users at 100% battery, and a green flash appears when launching the Settings app.

Though the release notes mention that the Context menu doesn't render completely, Windows 11 Build 22000.100 actually seems to have fixed the problem that I had been facing. The File Explorer and the Desktop right-click menu, the menu no longer appears broken.

Please refer to the official announcement page for a full list of fixes and known issues.

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 is being delivered as the KB5004300 Cumulative Update. The Beta channel for Windows 11 Insiders has not yet begun.

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  1. Dan Donx said on January 15, 2023 at 10:29 am

    What mental age of reader are you targeting with the first sentence? 10?

    Why not write an article on how to *avoid* upgrading from W10 to W11. Analogous to those like me who avoided upgrading from 7 to 10 for as long as possible.

    If your paymaster Microsoft permits it, of course.

  2. Dexter said on January 15, 2023 at 11:14 am

    5. Rufus
    6. Ventoy

    PS. I hate reading these “SEO optimized” articles.

    1. cdr said on January 15, 2023 at 3:32 pm

      I used Rufus to create an installer for a 6th gen intel i5 that had MBR. It upgraded using Setup. No issues except for Win 11 always prompting me to replace my local account. Still using Win 10 Pro on all my other PCs to avoid the bullying.

  3. sv said on January 15, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    bit pointless to upgrade for the sake of upgrading as you never know when you’ll get locked out because ms might suddenly not provide updates to unsupported systems.

    ps…. time travelling?
    written. Jan 15, 2023
    Updated • Jan 13, 2023

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on January 16, 2023 at 5:49 am

      This happens when you schedule a post in WordPress and update it before setting the publication date.

  4. Anonymous said on January 16, 2023 at 8:24 am

    Anyone willing to downgrade to this awful OS must like inflicting themselves with harm.

  5. basingstoke said on January 16, 2023 at 11:18 am

    I have become convinced now that anybody who has no qualms with using Windows 11/10 must fit into one of the following brackets:

    1) Too young to remember a time before W10 and W11 (doesn’t know better)

    2) Wants to play the latest games on their PC above anything else (or deeply needs some software which already dropped W7 support)

    3) Doesn’t know too much about how computers work, worried that they’d be absolutely lost and in trouble without the “”latest security””

    4) Microsoft apologist that tries to justify that the latest “features” and “changes” are actually a good thing, that improve Windows

    5) Uses their computer to do a bare minimum of like 3 different things, browse web, check emails, etc, so really doesn’t fuss

    Obviously that doesn’t cover everyone, there’s also the category that:

    6) Actually liked W7 more than 10, and held out as long as possible before switching, begrudgingly uses 10 now

    Have I missed any group off this list?

    1. Heinz Strunk said on September 19, 2023 at 3:57 pm

      You have missed in this group just about any professional user that uses business software like CAD programs or ERP Programs which are 99% of all professional users from this list.

      Linux doesn’t help anyone who is not a linux kid and apple is just a fancy facebook machine.

  6. ilev said on August 24, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    Microsoft has removed KB5029351 update

    1. EP said on August 24, 2023 at 9:21 pm

      only from windows update though
      KB5029351 is still available from the ms update catalog site

  7. Anonymous said on August 24, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    1. This update is labaled as PREVIEW if it causes issues to unintelligent people, then they shouldn’t have allowed Preview updates ot install.

    2. I have installed it in a 11 years old computer, and no problems at all.

    3. Making a big drama over a bluescreen for an updated labeled as preview is ridiculous.

    This is probably another BS internet drama where people ran programs and scripts that modified the registry until they broke Windows, just for removing stuff that they weren’t even using just for the sake of it.
    Maybe people should stop playing geeks and actually either use Windows 10 or Windows 11, but don’t try to modify things just for the sake of it.

    Sometimes removing or stopping things (like defender is a perfect example) only need intelligence, not scripts or 3rd party programs that might mess with windows.

  8. john said on August 24, 2023 at 11:17 pm

    Windows 11 was a pointless release, it was just created because some of the Windows team wanted to boost sales with some sort of new and improved Windows 10. Instead, Microsoft cannot support one version well let alone two.

    1. John G. said on August 25, 2023 at 12:08 pm

      Windows 11 is the worst ugly shame by Microsoft ever. They should release with every new W11 version a complete free version of Starallback inside just to make this sh** OS functionally again.

  9. EP said on August 25, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    motherboard maker MSI has recently released a statement regarding the “unsupported processor” blue screen error for their boards using Intel 600/700 series chipsets & to avoid the KB5029351 Win11 update:–UNSUPPORTED-PROCESSOR–Error-Message-of-Windows-11-Update-KB5029351-Preview-142215

  10. EP said on August 29, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    check out the following recent articles:

    Neowin – Microsoft puts little blame on its Windows update after UNSUPPORTED PROCESSOR BSOD bug:

    BleepingComputer – Microsoft blames ‘unsupported processor’ blue screens on OEM vendors:

  11. Leonard Britvolli said on August 30, 2023 at 10:33 pm

    While there may be changes or updates to the Windows 10 Store for Business and Education in the future, it is premature to conclude that it will be discontinued based solely on rumors.

  12. sembrador said on September 5, 2023 at 9:32 pm

    My advice, I left win 15 years ago. Now I’m a happy linux user (linuxmint) but there is Centos, Fedora, Ubuntu depending on your needs.

  13. EP said on September 6, 2023 at 11:55 am

    motherboard maker MSI has recently released new BIOS/firmware updates for their Intel 600 & 700 series motherboards to fix the “UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR” problem (Sept. 6):–UNSUPPORTED-PROCESSOR–caused-BSOD-on-MSI-s-Intel-700-and-600-Series-Motherboards-142277

  14. Raphael Benzo said on September 24, 2023 at 9:52 pm

    I try to disable the Diagnostics Tracking Service (Connected Devices Platform User Services) but it wont let me disable it, any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Tank you for your help

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