Windows 11 Beta Build 22623.741 fixes Taskbar crashing

Windows 11 Beta Build 22623.741 fixes Taskbar crashing

Microsoft started rolling out a new update for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel. The update is being rolled out as Windows 11 Build 22623.741 (KB5018503). Those who have enabled the tablet-optimized taskbar will now find that the taskbar is no more crashing. For a detailed list of changes and fixes, continue reading further.


Microsoft releases Windows 11 Beta Build 22623.741


  • Windows 11 Beta Build 22621.741 and Build 22623.741 are now rolling out to the insiders.
  • Insiders who were previously on Build will automatically get moved to Build 22623.741.
  • Insiders who landed to Build can check for updates and choose to install Build 22623.741.


What’s new and improved in Windows 11 Beta Build 22623.741

[Tablet-optimized taskbar]

  • We fixed the issue causing the taskbar to sometimes collapse when it should be expanded if there are no running windows on the desktop.
  • We fixed an issue that would occur when using the left or right edge gestures resulting in the Widgets or Notification Center (respectively) to overlap with or look truncated by the taskbar.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the tablet-optimized taskbar to crash explorer.exe if you entered the overflow flyout.

[System Tray Updates]

Fixed an issue so that Quick Settings items can now be rearranged with touch again.


Other fixes

  • We fixed an issue that affects Server Manager. It might reset the wrong disk when several disks have the same UniqueId.
  • We fixed localization issues for some setup files. These issues might stop you from creating installation media for non-English languages.



Known issues in Windows 11 Beta Build 22623.741


We’re looking into reports that audio stopped working for some Insiders in recent Beta Channel builds.


[Tablet-optimized taskbar]

  • The taskbar sometimes flashes when transitioning between desktop posture and tablet posture.
  • The taskbar takes longer than expected to transition to the touch-optimized version when switching between desktop posture and tablet posture.
  • When using the bottom right edge gesture to see Quick Settings, the taskbar sometimes stays stuck in the expanded state, instead of dismissing to collapsed state.



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