- Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview build 25182 to Dev Channel testers, which includes changes to the Camera app, a minor update to the Microsoft Store, and a slew of other bug fixes.
- The Windows 11 Camera app is now aware of the status of the privacy shutter on supporting hardware, which includes Microsoft’s Modern Webcam and integrated devices on laptops such as HP’s Spectre x360 16 and Dell’s latest Latitude 9420 and 5420.
Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview build 25182 to testers on the Dev Channel, which includes updates to the Camera app, a minor update for the Microsoft Store, and a variety of fixes throughout the operating system.
The Windows 11 Camera app is now aware of the status of the privacy shutter on supported hardware, such as Microsoft’s Modern Webcam and integrated devices on laptops such as HP’s Spectre x360 16 and Dell’s most recent Latitude 9420 and 5420. As more people work from home, automatically sliding camera shutters have become increasingly important, but Dell decided not to include them in its popular XPS line.
If the shutter is covering the camera or the laptop lid is closed, the Camera app notifies the user that the webcam is blocked and provides instructions, such as sliding open the shutter, pressing a camera button on the keyboard, or sliding a camera switch on the device.
According to Microsoft’s release notes, the Camera also supports Arm64 devices like the Surface Pro X, so users should experience faster and better performance.
These features will become available in Camera version 2022.2207.29.0.
The update to the Microsoft store now enables screenshots in search results to enhance the browsing experience. Additionally, this update enables users to install games directly from the Microsoft Store app without switching apps.
Microsoft notes that the expiration date for Build 25182 is now September 15, 2023.
Microsoft has resolved an issue that prevented applications from being launched via the Start menu. Insiders can now drag the left-hand portion of the File Explorer title bar using a mouse or touch screen. Additionally, the application should no longer duplicate Home, Documents, Pictures, and other folders unexpectedly in its navigation pane or on the desktop.
Additionally, Microsoft fixed a bug that caused the camera light on laptops to remain on after login. Erroneous taskbar flyouts, misfiring login animations, and an explorer.exe crash have been corrected.