In the Beta Channel, Windows 11 build 22623.891 (KB5020040) is released.

The Task Manager has been updated with search, repairs, and enhancements in the most recent Windows 11 preview.

Microsoft releases Windows 11 build 22623.891 (KB5020040) for machines in the Beta Channel, which has new features activated by default, and the preview build 22621.891 (KB5020040), which has features disabled by default.

According to the official updates for Windows 11, build 22623.891 provides a new version of Task Manager with a search tool to filter processes, enhancements to “Efficiency mode” and theming, and various fixes.

Additionally, the Windows 11 updates 22623.891 and 22621.891 fix a number of issues with File Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Defender, Out of box experience (OOBE), and other programmes.

Build 22623.891 of Windows 11

The following new features and enhancements are anticipated in Windows 11’s subsequent feature drop:

Manager of Tasks

Windows 11 introduces an upgraded Task Manager in build 22623.891 that includes a new filter tool to look for processes using the binary name, PID, or publisher name.

The current page provides all possible matches that the filter algorithm found for the context keyword. When you navigate between pages, the filter is also applied. To focus on the filter box, press “ALT + F” on your keyboard.

With a new option that lets you alter the colour mode regardless of the system colour mode you choose, Microsoft is also enhancing the theming experience.

Themes for in-app dialogues are now supported by Task Manager as well. The “Run new task” and “Properties” dialogues are the only ones that still do not support themes.

Finally, new version of the software includes the option to skip the confirmation dialogue and makes it simple to use efficiency mode. By unchecking “Don’t ask me again,” you can modify the “Efficiency mode” dialogue box. Alternatively, you can disable it in the Task Manager settings.

Updates and corrections for version 22623.891

Windows 11 build 22623.891 now supports rearranging the icons in the system tray’s hidden icons flyout as part of the updates.

The fixes unique to build 22623.891 are as follows:


  • By appropriately handling Kana/Kanji and Pinyin in the emoji panel, the Emoji search for Japanese and Simplified Chinese is improved.


  • The taskbar should no longer become stuck in the extended position when using the bottom right edge gesture to view Quick Settings (instead of dismissing to collapsed state).
  • Fixed a problem that was causing the do not disturb icon to vanish when the mode was on.
  • The animation of the new display hidden icons flyout should now match that of the other taskbar flyouts.
  • If “Show accent colour on Start and taskbar” is enabled in Settings > Personalization > Colors, the background colour of the show hidden icons flyout should now match your accent colour.
  • fixed several explorer.exe crashes that were slowing down the taskbar.

for builds 22623.891 and 22621.891, modifications and fixes

The fixes particular to builds 22623.891 and 22621.891 are as follows:

  • Your Microsoft account can be used to backup the necessary settings. These settings can be synced with Microsoft Office and any Windows device.
  • resolved a problem that existed in File Explorer. Folders could not be localised.
  • resolved a problem that had an impact on the CopyFile function. Error 317 might have occasionally been returned. ERROR MR MID NOT FOUND.
  • fixed a problem that had an impact on process development. For it and other relevant audit events, it failed to produce security audits.
  • fixed a problem that prevented Microsoft Edge from printing in landscape mode. The print result was flawed. When you used Microsoft Defender Application Guard, this problem happened.
  • Fixed a problem that occurred when Microsoft Defender wasn’t the primary antivirus programme. Passive mode was not turned off by Microsoft Defender. You run into this problem when you disable Smart App Control (SAC).
  • The extension.wcx has been added to the list of dangerous extensions that some app control policies forbid.
  • a problem that affected a computer account has been fixed. The Out of Box Experience (OOBE) accounts can’t be cleaned up if non-standard characters are used.
  • resolved a problem that had an impact on the Windows Firewall service. When you activated the Override block rules option, it did not begin.
  • resolved a problem that may have impacted programmes that use the Windows Lock Down Policy They might have ceased to function.

As part of the known issues, Microsoft is looking into issues with the Taskbar and Task Manager.

Setup version 22623.891

You must enrol your device in the Beta Channel using the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Update & Security” section if you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 22623.891.

You can download build 22623.891 from the “Windows Update” settings by selecting the Check for Updates button after adding the computer to the program. If you are new to the Windows Insider Program, you will need a device that satisfies the minimal system requirements in order to get the update. You can recheck for updates to download build 22623.891 if the device only receives build 22621.891.

Christopher Woodill

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Enterprise technology leader for the past 15+ years…certified PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt and TOGAF Enterprise Architect. I collaborate with companies to help align their strategic objectives with concrete implementable technology strategies. I am Vice President, Enterprise Solutions for Klick Health.

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