Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22499 released to the Developer Channel

Nov 11, 2021

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22499 to the Developer Channel. Let's dive in to see what's new, the bugs that were fixed, and of course new problems that have surfaced with this version.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22499 share this window microsoft teams

What's new in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22499

Microsoft Teams users can quickly share open windows from the taskbar, to do so, just mouse over the program's icon and click the "Share this window" option. You can stop sharing the option or switch to a different window as required. This feature is being rolled out in phases, so not everyone will get access to this option.

The Share window option will be added to the Chat app (Microsoft Teams for Home), bundled in Windows 11, later. The release notes for the build indicates that other communication programs will be able to access this feature, once they add the option in their app.


Image courtesy: Microsoft.

Good news for fans of the Clock, the app that is, users can now sign in to the Clock app (on version 11.2110.32.0 or higher) using Microsoft Work and School accounts, to sync them.

Windows 11 clock app sign in

If you are waiting for Microsoft to display the Clock on all monitors, you might as well try the ElevenClock program, which does the same job for free.

Issues fixed in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22499

The most important fix in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22499 update is the one that affected computers that were resuming from sleep with a “SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED” error. An issue that resulted in some games lagging when their Window was in focus has been addressed. The Touch Keyboard's autocorrect and suggestions have been improved with backend dictionaries for many languages.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22499 clipboard history

Microsoft has managed to resolve the problem with the Windows Clipboard History that prevented the feature from working in the Build 22494, that was released about a week ago. The emoji panel issue has also been fixed, and GIFs are working properly. A bug related to the touch keyboard, that caused Explorer to crash has been fixed. A similar crash that occured when Alt + F4 was used with Alt + Tab open, has been patched as well.

Known Issues in Build 22499

The Taskbar flickering issue persists with the latest Preview release, and will happen when you switch the input language. The Caps Lock indicator lights bug which also affects the Numlock and Scroll Lock keys, has not been fixed in this update. The indicator lights for the lock keys on your keyboard won't work, when you toggle them, though the lock gets triggered correctly. This also happens with VMs in my experience, the light stays on in my host OS, but goes off when I switch to the virtual machine. The announcement says that Microsoft is investigating the problem.

If you see a warning message that says, "The build you are trying to install is Flight Signed. To continue installing, enable flight signing.", reboot your computer and try updating again. Users who experience an error code 0x80070002 can use the same trick. There is another issue that may affect some PCs. If you get the error code 0xc1900101-0x4001c , your PC will rollback to the previous build. Microsoft is advising users impacted by this issue, to pause updates, until a fix is released. The clock may get stuck and not update, if you try to access the system via Remote Desktop. The size of the thumbnails in Task View may shrink if you mouse over different desktops.

The slider for controlling the volume and brightness are not displayed properly on some PCs. The Search function still has a couple of problems. Sometimes it may fail to work, the workaround for this is to open the Run command with Win + R, close it, and try the Search again. If it doesn't work, restart the Explorer process from the Task Manager.

For what it's worth, I didn't have a problem, while upgrading my virtual machine from 44994 to 44999, but YMMV.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22499

If you want to use VMware Workstation Player to test drive Insider Preview Builds, check out my guides on how to enable TPM 2.0 support, and how to fix the "processor needs to have two or more cores to run Windows 11" issue.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22499 is now available for the Dev Channel
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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22499 is now available for the Dev Channel
Testers in the Dev Channel can update to Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22499. We take a look at what Microsoft has fixed in it.
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  1. John G. said on November 11, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    It’s unbelievable that an insider preview build can be released with several “known issues” so easily, with no shame at all. Signing problem? Error code? Bla, bla, bla. No more bla, bla, bla, please stop treating us like children! Oh come on Microsoft development team, you can do it better and you know it! Taskbar issues and its missing features ought to be fixed already! If you all are informed about some “known issues” please just try to fix them before releasing such this crap, because all the fixed issues mentioned in the article would be included perfectly in a cumulative quality update at the end of november or so forth! So boring, LOL! :[

  2. MelindaBezos said on November 11, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Another useless build with nothing we asked for and the known issues list keeps growing. They are not listening to feedback at all. We want all our old taskbar features back. No one asked for this stupid teams button. No one outside work uses this bloated teams garbage.

    1. Si said on November 12, 2021 at 12:44 am

      I totally agree with you…

      Until they get their act together, the only way I’m going to be looking at this turd-ware is in a Virtual machine.

      Dual boot win10 & Mint this end and I ain’t changing anytime soon.

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