Windows 11 build 23493: what's new

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Today, Microsoft released Windows 11 build 23493 to the Dev channel. This is one of the most feature-packed builds released in the Dev channel so far. Here are the main highlights:

Windows Copilot (preview)

During Build 2023, Microsoft revealed Windows copilot: a new AI assistant which would become built-in to Windows 11. The first preview of Copilot is finally out and released to some Windows insiders in the Dev channels. To get the preview you need Microsoft Edge version 115.0.1901.150 or above. If you don't have the feature enabled by default, install ViVeTool and enable the following IDs: 41655236 42105254 44774629 44776738 44850061 .

Home page in the settings app

The long-awaited and long-discussed Home page for the settings app has been rolled out to some insiders in this build. It currently includes:

  • Recommended and recent settings
  • Presonalization
  • OneDrive cloud storage status
  • Account informations and recovery
  • Microsoft 365 and XBOX subscriptions status
  • Bluetooth devices To enable this feature, download vivetool and enable the following IDs: 42058313 42058345 4297790944049197 44124573 .

Better app support in backup and restore

In build 23466, Microsoft released a new backup and restore feature. This feature got expanded in this build with support for Win32 apps. If an app isn't aveilable in the Microsoft store, Windows will suggest to download the app from the official website.

Better archive format support This builds add support for more file archiving forat for the default Windows zip visualizer. Here are some of them:

  • .tar
  • .tar.gz
  • .tar.bz2
  • .tar.zst
  • .tar.xz
  • .tgz
  • .tbz2
  • .tzst
  • .txz
  • .rar
  • .7z

Updated volume mixer in the Action Center

The volume mixer experience updated introduced in build 25309 has been finally backported to the rebooted Dev channel.

There are other improvements in this builds, here are the most important:

  • The new API for pinning apps to the taskbar has been introduced.
  • Snap layout will now suggest recent snapping configurations. There are also some more improvements, fixes and known issues in this build.

You can find more informations about this build 'here.

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