| |1. Releasing Windows 11 Build 22000.282 to Beta and Release Preview ChannelsПт, 15 окт[−]
|Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 11 Build 22000.282 to Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels.
This update includes the following improvements:
- We fixed an L3 caching issue that might affect performance in some applications on devices that have AMD Ryzen processors after upgrading to Windows 11 (original release).
- We fixed an issue for a small number of users that prevents the Start menu from working and prevents you from seeing the updated taskbar design after upgrading to Windows 11 (original release).
- We fixed a race condition that occurs during the early part of startup that might cause a stop error.
- We fixed a regression that might cause stop error 0x38 on some machine configurations that use non-ASCII text in the registry.
- We fixed an issue with the interrupt handling of certain processors that might cause devices to stop responding.
- We fixed an issue that causes PowerShell to create an infinite number of child directories. This issue occurs when you use the PowerShell Move-Item command to move a directory to one of its children. As a result, the volume fills up and the system stops responding.
- We fixed an issue that causes the Server Manager application to disappear after you use it to remove Hyper-V features. This issue occurs when you install Server Manager on Windows 11 (original release) clients using Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT).
- We fixed a threading issue that might cause the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service to stop working when it is under a high load.
- We fixed an issue that causes the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider host process to stop working. This occurs because of an unhandled access violation that occurs when using the Desired State Configuration (DSC).
- We fixed an issue that causes a device to stop responding when you forcibly shut down the device while a Group Policy is being updated.
- We fixed an issue that causes file migration between Distributed File System (DFS) paths that are stored on different volumes to fail. This issue occurs when you implement the migration using PowerShell scripts that use the Move-Item command.
- We fixed an issue that prevents you from writing to a WMI repository after a low memory condition occurs.
- We fixed an issue with a hardcoded font in the PowerShell shortcut file that distorts Japanese, Chinese, and Korean language fonts. This update fixed this issue for all newly created users on the machine. Existing users can use the C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows PowerShell\Windows PowerShell.lnk file to open PowerShell to address the issue. Alternatively, existing users can create a shortcut to this file on the desktop and use the shortcut to open PowerShell.
- We fixed an issue with parsing time formats in events when milliseconds are excluded.
- We fixed an issue that incorrectly renders some Enhanced Metafile Format (EMF) files. This issue occurs if you build the EMF files using third-party applications with ExtCreatePen() and ExtCreateFontIndirect().
- We provided administrators the option to reset the zoom to the default for HTML dialogs in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
- We fixed an issue with Enterprise Mode Site List redirection from Internet Explorer 11 to Microsoft Edge. In certain circumstances, the redirection opens a site in multiple tabs in Microsoft Edge.
- We fixed an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when you input certain characters in the Input Method Editor (IME).
- We fixed an issue with PropertyGet in JScript9.dll.
- We fixed a memory leak that occurs when you use nested classes within VBScript.
- We fixed an issue that fails to keep the NumLock state after a Fast Startup restart.
- We fixed an issue with moving certain app windows. Moving these app windows might be unusually slow if a File Explorer window is visible on the screen.
- We fixed an issue that intermittently prevents the Mail app from accepting keyboard input in the address and subject boxes.
- We fixed an issue with the UI for renaming files using folder view in File Explorer. The UI fails to properly handle inline composition using the new Japanese IME.
- We fixed an issue in which the use of App-V intermittently causes black screens to appear when signing in on the credentials page.
- We fixed an issue with an internet print server that fails to properly package modified printer properties before sending the package to the client.
- We implemented a Group Policy setting for the following registry value (For more information, see KB5005010):
Registry location: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\PointAndPrint
Value name: RestrictDriverInstallationToAdministrators
Value data: 1
The Windows Insider Program Team
- We fixed an issue that might cause Xbox Game Bar recording features to be unavailable.
- We fixed an issue that might cause distortion in the audio captured by voice assistants.
- We fixed an issue that causes a memory leak in lsass.exe when the pTokenPrivileges buffer is not released.
- We fixed an issue that might cause Kerberos.dll to stop working within the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS). This occurs when LSASS processes simultaneous Service for User (S4U) user-to-user (U2U) requests for the same client user.
- We fixed an issue with a non-paged pool (NPP) leak from the UxSF pool tag. This leak occurs when lsass.exe stops processing asynchronous Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI) calls.
- We fixed an issue that prevents you from enabling BitLocker on a thinly provisioned virtual machine (VM). The error is “A device attached to the system is not functioning” and the system logs, “STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL”.
- We improved the performance of MsSense.exe in environments with User Datagram Protocol (UDP) applications that require high amounts of bandwidth.
- We fixed an issue in Windows Defender Exploit Protection that prevents some Microsoft Office applications from working on machines that have certain processors.
- We enabled credentials for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) users in Quick Assist.
- We fixed an issue that sometimes prevents Quick Assist users from using full screen view after they start a remote assistance session.
- We fixed an issue in which Set-RDSessionCollectionConfiguration does not set the camerastoredirect:s:value custom property.
- We fixed an IME mode instability in the RemoteApp scenario. You must install this update on the Remote Desktop server and Remote Desktop client.
- We fixed an issue that causes the IME toolbar to appear even when the RemoteApp is closed.
- We fixed a paged pool memory leak of the registry keys for the Virtual Desktop ID that occurs in explorer.exe.
- We made small adjustments to the contrast theme colors, such as making hyperlinks more distinct when you hover over them while you are using the desert theme.
- We fixed an issue that prevents Narrator and other screen readers from announcing when the Start menu is open in certain cases.
- We fixed an issue that occurs if the search index is damaged in certain ways; attempts to search using the taskbar or File Explorer fail.
- We fixed an issue that prevents the search window from appearing on a secondary monitor.
- We fixed an issue that might cause the File Explorer window to lose focus when you map a network drive.
- We fixed an issue that sometimes causes the lock screen to appear black if you set up slideshow.
- We fixed a reliability issue with LogonUI.exe, which affects the rendering of the network status text on the credentials screen.
- We fixed an issue that prevents you from opening multiple instances of an app using Shift and clicking on the app’s icon in the taskbar.
- We updated the visual design and animations of the Chat icon on the taskbar.
- We removed the warning about losing other people's unsaved work when shutting down or restarting if no other users are signed in.
- We fixed an issue that might occur when you configure the policy, "Delete user profiles older than a specified number of days on system restart". If a user has been signed in for longer than the time specified in the policy, the device might unexpectedly delete profiles at startup.
- We fixed an issue that fails to establish a connection to the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) service or immediately drops an RDP connection under certain circumstances.
- We fixed an issue that might cause input delays for certain Bluetooth mice and keyboards.
- We fixed an issue that prevents the Start menu from opening after a video driver upgrade.
- We improved the precision of the estimates for downtime when the estimates are at least two minutes or more.
- We fixed a Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) domain controller memory leak that is reported in Privileged Access Management (PAM) deployments.
- We fixed an issue that occurs when the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) bind cache is full, and the LDAP client library receives a referral.
- We fixed an issue in Adamsync.exe that affects the syncing of large Active Directory subtrees.
- We fixed an issue that causes a deadlock when Offline Files are enabled. As a result, CscEnpDereferenceEntryInternal holds parent and child locks.
- We added the ability to configure period or dot (.) delimited IP We fixed interchangeably with fully qualified host names in the following Group Policy settings:
|↑|2. Watch Minecraft Live on Oct. 16Пт, 15 окт[−]
|Minecraft Live will be beamed across the world at 9 a.m. PT on Saturday, Oct. 16. Packed with Minecraft news and appearances by content creators, the event will celebrate all things Minecraft and include a pre-show and community vote to influence the game.
You can watch it all on the Minecraft.net website as well as on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. Find out more on this Minecraft.net post.||↑|3. Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22478Чт, 14 окт[−]
|UPDATE 10/15: We are starting to roll out Cumulative Update Build 22478.1012 (KB5007328). This update does not include anything new and is designed to test our servicing pipeline for builds in the Dev Channel.
Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22478 to the Dev Channel.
- To celebrate the 7-year anniversary of the Windows Insider Program, we’re releasing special desktop backgrounds designed by the Microsoft Design Team.
- The much-anticipated new Fluent emoji are now included in this build!
- We have begun testing Update Stack Packages that deliver update improvements outside of major OS updates such as new builds.
- Build Expiration Reminder: We have updated the build expiration for Dev Channel builds to be 9/15/2022. Previous Dev Channel builds from the RS_PRERELEASE branch will expire on 10/31/2021. To avoid hitting this expiration, please be sure to update to the latest Dev Channel build today.
7 years of the Windows Insider Program
October has been a big month for us. Not only did we launch Windows 11 to the world with the help of you, our Windows Insiders, we’re also celebrating our 7 year anniversary. To celebrate our anniversary this year, we are releasing special desktop backgrounds designed by the Microsoft Design Team to show off being Microsoft and Windows 11 fans! Download the special background here for dark theme and here for light theme.
What’s new in Build 22478
New Fluent Emoji
Back in July, the Microsoft Design Team announced refreshed and new Fluent-designed emoji that would roll out across all of Microsoft 365 – including Windows. We are excited to be giving Windows Insiders a “first look” at how our new emoji design will look in Windows 11 starting with today’s Dev Channel build.
[caption id="attachment_175330" align="alignnone" width="1160"] New and refreshed emoji as they appear in the emoji panel in Windows 11.[/caption]
Emoji have become part of the way we communicate. Extending our expression by providing humor, feelings, and fun. You will notice we have redesigned all the emoji and introduced some nostalgia for our fans by making the standard paperclip emoji our beloved Clippy! As part of this rollout, we’re adding support for Unicode emoji up to Emoji 13.1 which includes new emoji such as face in the clouds, heart on fire, space with spiral eyes plus many more!
To check out the new emoji, just open up the emoji panel (WIN + . )!
After previewing these with Windows Insiders, we plan to bring these new emoji to everyone on Windows 11 via a future servicing update.
Changes and Improvements
- The updated version of the Korean IME, which began rolling out with Build 22454, is now available to everyone in the Dev Channel.
- When your laptop is closed, it’s now possible to login to your PC using Facial Recognition (Windows Hello) on a connected external monitor if it has a camera attached that supports it.
- We’ve made a change to the underlying indexer platform to help improve overall reliability and database size, which should help reduce disk space usage on the system - particularly in cases where users had very large Outlook mailboxes.
- Scrolling your mouse wheel on the volume icon in the Taskbar will now change the current volume level.
- Made some small adjustments to the dialog when adding a new language in Settings to make it look a little more modern, including rounding the corners.
- Keyboard focus will no longer get lost if you press ESC after opening the user profile flyout in Start.
- Updated the prompt text when pinning something from a UWP app to Start, so it now says simply “Do you want to pin this to Start?”.
- Addressed an issue that was causing Notification Center to get stuck in a state in recent builds where it would stop launching.
- The plus icon for adding a new Desktop will now display properly when hovering over the Task View icon in the Taskbar when using Arabic and Hebrew languages.
- After bringing up an app’s jump list from the Taskbar, right clicking on the app name should now show the correct icon for Pin to Start (a pin icon).
- Left and right clicking Taskbar at the same time should no longer crash explorer.exe.
The following two issues have been addressed with Microsoft Edge version 95, currently live for Microsoft Edge Insiders, and as such we’re removing them from the known issues list:
- Fixed an issue where the command bar was doing unnecessary calculations when navigating to folders, causing an unexpected decrease in performance. This is also believed to be the root cause of performance issues when using drag to select files, as well as using the arrow keys to navigate in certain folders.
- The “Show hidden items” option should no longer get out of sync when multiple File Explorer windows are open.
- The widgets board may appear empty.
- Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors.
- The recent searches flyout when hovering over the search icon in the Taskbar should no longer immediately dismiss on invocation if an admin window is in focus.
- Setting focus to the search box in File Explorer shouldn’t make the touch keyboard invoke and immediately dismiss now when using a tablet with the Taskbar set to auto-hide.
- Fixed an issue causing the handwriting panel to not insert text when using it to write Chinese.
- Mitigated a memory leak that could occur in ctfmon, causing unexpected resource usage over time.
- Addressed an issue for a small number of users that was causing TextInputHost.exe crashes when setting focus on any text field.
- Fixed an issue that was causing Settings to crash when radio buttons were updated, for example if you connected an additional audio endpoint while the Sound page in Settings was open.
- Improved performance of loading the themes displayed in Personalization Settings.
- If a non-admin user changes their display language in Language Settings, we’ll no longer show the clickable sign-out button there as it was popping a UAC dialog and causing confusion.
- The Windows Update entry at the top of the System page in Settings should no longer be misaligned with the other options (when shown) in languages like German.
- The Braille options in Settings for Narrator users should now be in sync with the actual state of the Braille input/output mode.
- Made a change to help address an issue where “Media streaming options” in the Network and Sharing Center would unexpectedly revert to default settings after an upgrade.
- Improved Quick Settings launch reliability. This change should also help address the issue causing the window to not fully render (just a thin rectangle).
- Addressed an issue where if you clicked on the media controls area in Quick Settings, it wasn’t bringing the app displayed to the foreground in certain cases.
- Fixed an issue where the colors for items in Quick Settings could get stuck and not reflect the proper color for that state, particularly when using a contrast theme.
- Updated the Quick Settings page for managing audio endpoints from “Volume” to “Sound output”.
- Opening the page for managing audio endpoints in Quick Settings should no longer cause a brief cut in audio playback when multiple devices are listed.
- Mitigated an issue related to using ALT + Tab very quickly that could make explorer.exe crash.
- Holding down ALT and pressing F4 after pressing ALT + Tab will no longer crash explorer.exe.
- When using the Arabic or Hebrew display languages, dragging an app window to a different Desktop should show the thumbnail moving in the correct direction now.
NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the active development branch may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11 that became generally available on October 5th.
- Fixed a casing issue that was causing LP.cab files to be unexpectedly removed in certain cases, which could lead you your display language changing until you added the desired display language back in Settings.
- Addressed an issue that was causing some users to see a bugcheck with error “KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_ERROR”.
- Mitigated an issue that was causing the SysMain service to use an unexpected amount of power in recent builds.
- If the display order is missing in BCD settings that should no longer cause an upgrade failure.
- Fixed an issue that was causing captions to draw at the wrong offset in certain apps.
- Mitigated an issue that was causing crashes related to audiosrv.dll.
- If going through OOBE with an Arabic or Hebrew display language, the volume and accessibility buttons should display on the correct side of the screen now.
- Users updating from Builds 22000.xxx, or earlier, to newer Dev Channel builds using the latest Dev Channel ISO, may receive the following warning message: The build you are trying to install is Flight Signed. To continue installing, enable flight signing. If you receive this message, press the Enable button, reboot the PC, and retry the update.
- Some users may experience their screen and sleep timeouts being reduced. We’re investigating the potential impact that shorter screen and sleep timeouts could have on energy consumption.
- In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it.
- The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods.
- We’re working on the fix for an issue causing tooltips to appear in an unexpected location after hovering over the Taskbar corner.
- After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again.
- Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box.
- We’re investigating reports from Insiders that the volume and brightness sliders aren’t displaying properly in Quick Settings.
Introducing Update Stack Packages
We are beginning to test a new process for delivering new update improvements to our customers outside of major OS updates with Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel starting with Build 22478. Through the Update Stack Package, we can deliver improvements to the update experience prior to the PC taking a monthly or Feature Update. The Update Stack Package will help ensure that your PC has the highest likelihood of successfully installing new updates with the best and least disruptive experience available.
Currently, the Update Stack Package is limited to a very small set of update-related system files that are developed independently of the OS. By testing this process first with Windows Insiders, we hope to expand the scope and the frequency of releases in the future.
Update Stack Packages will be delivered to Insiders through Windows Update just like builds and cumulative updates are. Insiders in the Dev Channel today can go to Settings > Windows Update and check for updates to receive the Update Stack Package.
About the Dev Channel
We have moved the Dev Channel back to receiving builds from our active development branch (RS_PRERELEASE). These builds are from the earliest stage in a new development cycle with the latest work-in-progress code from our engineers. These aren’t always stable builds, and sometimes you will see issues that block key activities or require workarounds while flighting in the Dev Channel. It is important to make sure you read the known issues listed in our blog posts as we document many of these issues with each flight.
These builds are also not matched to a specific release. New features and OS improvements from these builds could show up in future Windows releases when they’re ready, and we may deliver them as full OS updates or servicing releases.
Build numbers are higher in the Dev Channel than the Windows 11 preview builds in the Beta and Release Preview Channels. You will not be able to switch from the Dev Channel to the Beta or Release Preview Channels without doing a clean install back to the released version of Windows 11 currently.
Are you not seeing any of the features listed for this build? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you’re in the Dev Channel. Submit feedback here to let us know if things weren’t working the way you expected.
The desktop watermark you see at the lower right corner of your desktop is normal for these pre-release builds.
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|↑|5. New Dell Latitude Rugged laptops made to handle extreme jobsСр, 13 окт[−]
|If you’re looking for a mobile computer that can withstand the harshest and most demanding environments, Dell’s Latitude Rugged laptops are an option to consider.
[caption id="attachment_176380" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Exploded view of Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged[/caption]
The Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme laptops are the latest additions to the Rugged portfolio. Both are expected to be available in December with Windows 11 pre-installed. This is the operating system for hybrid work and learning, where work is constantly changing. It is flexible, consistent, secure and works how you work.
As Tom Tobul, vice president and general manager for the Performance PCs portfolio of products at Dell Technologies, writes regarding Dell’s new machines, “Whether you’re working on an oil rig, are a first responder, work in manufacturing or are a member of the military and out in the field – your technology is exposed to elements and conditions like extreme temperatures, constant vibrations or high levels of dust and humidity – environments that would push the limitations of a traditional office laptop.”
[caption id="attachment_176382" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme[/caption]
These devices come with 11th Gen Intel Core processors, with vPro optional, for enhanced field productivity, Intel Wi-Fi 6E and optional 5G capability for mission-critical connectivity, improved daylight-readability and glove-touch capable screens and battery run-time up to 25 hours.
They also come with TPM 2.0 ControlVault advanced authentication to secure devices. Integrated cryptographic keys, contacted and contactless smartcard reader and touch fingerprint reader options provide additional device security. Windows 11 was designed with security in mind to meet the challenges of a hybrid work environment.
Find out more about the Rugged portfolio from Tobul’s blog post.||↑|6. Acer expands Predator gaming and antimicrobial portfolios, launches a lineup of green PCs and moreСр, 13 окт[−]
|On Wednesday, Acer expanded its gaming and green PC portfolios with an array of Windows 11 devices, including those that prioritize antimicrobial protection. The company also announced a laptop aimed at designers who specialize in 3D modeling.
With the shift to hybrid work, Windows 11 represents a new era for the PC: an operating system that works how you work and is flexible, consistent and secure.
Acer launched a line-up of green PCs in its Vero series, including the Acer Aspire Vero laptop for consumers and the Acer TravelMate Vero laptop for businesses. From PCs to peripherals, Vero devices share certain green guidelines, such as utilizing post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and shipping in recyclable packaging. Acer’s Vero devices have also been intentionally designed to be easy to disassemble, simplifying the process of repair or upgrade and ultimately increasing the devices’ lifespans.
[caption id="attachment_176377" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Aspire Vero[/caption]
The Aspire Vero chassis is composed of 30% PCR plastic, cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 21% for the production of that part. The keycaps also contain 50% PCR plastic, and the Aspire Vero’s award-winning 100% recyclable packaging can be repurposed as a DIY laptop stand. Acer’s new VeroSense software gives you the option of selecting a usage mode optimized for energy efficiency and battery life.
The TravelMate Vero comes with an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of DDR4 memory and a 1 TB SSD, more than sufficient for the largest productivity tasks. This power is supported by enterprise-level security and manageability, while a Kensington lock slot provides physical protection for important data.
[caption id="attachment_176374" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition laptop[/caption]
For developers and designers, Acer announced the ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition laptop. The mobile workstation supports creators with Acer SpatialLabs, a suite of optical, display and sensory technologies with real-time rendering capabilities to deliver a glasses-free stereoscopic 3D experience. Sitting above the screen is a set of stereo cameras that track eye positions and the movements of a user’s eyes and head in order to display images in stereoscopic 3D. If a user rotates their head, the stereoscopic 3D image will adjust as if the user was looking around it. The computer comes equipped with a suite of AI technologies that perform tasks like stereo image generation, which gives users the ability to turn standard 2D content into stereoscopic 3D content. It’s also backed by the NVIDIA Studio ecosystem, featuring NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPUs with exclusive driver technology that enhances creative apps for optimal levels of performance and reliability.
[caption id="attachment_176378" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Acer TravelMate Spin P4[/caption]
Acer announced an expansion of its antimicrobial product portfolio, incorporating technology which lessens the need for regular alcohol scrubbing or specialized covers. Devices stay cleaner longer. Laptops with this protection, such as the Acer TravelMate Spin P4, are now available to a significantly wider range of users. A silver ion antimicrobial agent coats high-touch surfaces such as the chassis, keyboard, touchpad and more. Silver ions are highly reactive particles that dramatically reduce the growth rate of microbes upon contact. The Spin P4 comes with up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro processor – which is more than sufficient to run several programs, webpages and spreadsheets at once, while up to 1 TB of M.2 SSD storage offers plenty of space for files and assets. It also has a spill-resistant keyboard, offering peace of mind during coffee-powered crunch periods. Its shock absorbent corners have been independently certified as meeting MIL-STD 810H impact resistance standards.
For gamers, Acer has expanded its Predator portfolio with new Predator Orion 7000 series desktops, two smart 4K gaming projectors ( GD711 and DM712) and a Predator gaming desk that has two practical surface options and a convenient storage rack.
The new Predator Orion 7000 series gaming desktops are equipped with the latest 12th Gen Intel Core overclockable processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 series GPUs and up to 64 GB DDR5-4000 RAM. Thin and curved fan blades on the three 2nd Gen Predator FrostBlade fans are designed to smoothly increase airflow without causing turbulence and to quickly dissipate heat. The fans’ wear-resistant and fully-sealed rifle bearings prevent lubricant leaks and the ingress of dust to maintain stability and extend the computer’s lifespan. Intel Killer 2.5G LAN gives gamers a competitive edge by detecting and prioritizing game traffic over other network traffic, resulting in smoother and faster connectivity for online games and streaming media.
The 55-inch Predator gaming desk provides ample room for a gaming system, monitor, accessories and more. Gamers can choose from two surfaces; one coated in an easy-to-clean, stylish carbon fiber or another covered with a custom-designed Predator mouse pad. Outfitted with ample storage, the Predator gaming desk comes with a rack for storing gamepads and/or cartridges, a headphone hook, a cup holder and a tray tucked in the back for AC adapters. It also has a headset cradle to save desk space, a cup holder to prevent spills and a cable management cutout on each side of the desk to keep cables organized and out of the way.
For more information on these and other recent Acer product announcements, head over to the Acer pressroom.||↑|7. Improving how Microsoft Edge processes appear in Task ManagerВт, 12 окт[−]
|Performance is essential to your success, which makes it core to ours. To help ensure the browser doesn’t slow you down, we always keep performance in mind as we continue to improve Microsoft Edge. We’re also working to help you understand how Microsoft Edge is using the resources on your device to deliver fast, efficient web browsing.
Let’s imagine that one day you are browsing the internet and suddenly your computer starts to slow down, your fan turns on and your computer gets hot. You’re not sure what’s causing the issue, so you open Windows Task Manager to try and diagnose the issue. When you open Windows Task Manager, you struggle to understand what is using your browser’s resources, so you find yourself randomly closing tabs in hopes that it will fix your performance issue.
Not understanding what is happening on your computer can be a very frustrating situation and we want to improve this experience for you while using Microsoft Edge. With that in mind, we have made improvements to how Microsoft Edge is represented in Windows Task Manager. The changes are now available to insiders who are selfhosting Windows 11 and are in the Edge 94 Stable release. Our goal with these improvements is to allow you to better understand where your resources are going and to help you make educated decisions when you experience a performance issue.
Improvements for Microsoft Edge in Windows Task Manager
Currently, when you open Windows Task Manager and expand Microsoft Edge on the Processes tab, you see a list of processes named Microsoft Edge.
This is what it currently looks like:
With the latest improvements to Windows Task Manager, you will now see a detailed view of the Microsoft Edge processes. If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Edge’s multi-process architecture, you can find an easy to understand explanation here. In this blog post you will learn why Microsoft Edge has multiple processes running, what the purpose of each process is, and the benefits of a multi-process architecture.
This is how Microsoft Edge is represented in Windows Task Manager, with the latest improvements:
The improvements include:
Rows under Microsoft Edge in Windows Task Manager are not always a separate process. Some processes contain multiple items and will be represented by multiple lines in Windows Task Manager.
There are multiple ways to distinguish which items are in their own process and which items share a process.
- For the browser process, GPU process and crashpad process, you will see the process type with a descriptive name and icon (such as "Browser," "GPU Process," or "Crashpad.)
- For the utility, plug-in, and extension processes, you will see the process type and the name of the service, plug-in, or extension.
- For renderer processes:
- For tabs you will see the word ‘tab’, and the site name and icon (Note: For InPrivate tabs, site name will be removed and icon will updated to a default tab icon)
- For subframes (typically used for ads), you will see the word ‘subframe’, followed by the subframe’s URL
- All dedicated workers and service workers will be listed
Identifying single items in a process
Items that correspond to a single process have no arrow next to the icon.
When clicked, only one line is highlighted.
Each line will have its own resource usage.
When "End Task" is clicked, the single highlighted row will be closed.
Identifying multiple items sharing a process:
An arrow next to the icon indicates that the item shares a process with other items. At the end of the title, there will also be a number in parentheses indicating how many other items share that process. The arrow can be clicked to expand the process
When the process is collapsed, the arrow points to the right and you will only see one of the items in the process.
When the process is expanded, the arrow points down and you will see all the items that share a process with that item (items that are revealed once the arrow is clicked will not have an icon next to it).
When clicked and the process is collapsed, only one line is highlighted.
When clicked and the process is expanded, all the items that share a process are highlighted.
Since multiple items share a process, the item that has the arrow next to it will show you the total resource usage for that process. When expanded, the resource usage for the remaining rows will remain blank.
When clicking ‘End Task’, all rows that are highlighted when a process is expanded will be closed. You can only close processes, not individual items in Windows Task Manager.
When ending tasks, depending on the process that you are ending, you will see different behaviors. A few examples of what you may see are:
- Browser process: All processes related to that instance of Microsoft Edge will close.
- GPU process, utility processes: Processes will close and restart. When the processes close, you may see a brief change in your Microsoft Edge window. For example, when the GPU process is closed, your Microsoft Edge window will briefly go black and will return to normal once the process is restarted and when the audio utility process is closed, if you are listening to music, your audio will briefly stop and will return to normal once the process is restarted.
- Renderer processes: Process will close. If the process contains tabs, all the tabs in the process will be replaced with an error page saying, “This page is having a problem.” If the process contains subframes, the visible subframes will be replaced with a crashed tab icon. For invisible subframes, you likely won’t see a difference, but the page may be affected in some way.
- Extension and plug-in processes: A balloon will appear in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen saying the extension or plug-in has crashed and will ask you if you would like to reload the extension or plug-in.
- Crashpad processes: Process will close. Crashes in Microsoft Edge may be reported by other means.
- Dedicated workers/service workers: Functionality of a tab may break.
Improvements to the Browser Task Manager
If you are familiar with the Task Manager in Microsoft Edge, which can be opened by pressing Shift+Esc while in Microsoft Edge or by going to the top corner of the browser and selecting Settings and more (…) > More tools > Browser task manager, you will see that the improvements made to Windows Task Manager look similar. We wanted to provide the same level of detail in Windows Task Manager as we do in Browser Task Manager to help you better understand where your resources are going and to help you make educated decisions when you experience a performance issue.
One thing to note is that Windows Task Manager shows a different memory value than Browser Task Manager. If you want to learn more about what each value represents, we explain this in detail in the blog post How to investigate Microsoft Edge’s memory usage on Windows and if you are generally interested in learning more about how your browser manages memory, you can learn more here.
Trying out the changes
The changes are now available to insiders who are selfhosting Windows 11 and are in the Edge 94 Stable release. If you are interested in trying out the improvements and you are not a Windows Insider, you can sign up to become one here and you can find the official Windows announcement here.
We would love to hear about your experience troubleshooting Microsoft Edge with the improvements made to Windows Task Manager. If you would like to share your experience/feedback, you can do so by right clicking anywhere on Microsoft Edge in Windows Task Manager and then clicking ‘Provide Feedback’. This button will launch the Windows Feedback Hub. You can also submit feedback directly through Microsoft Edge by going to Settings and more … > Help and feedback > Send feedback or by pressing Shift+Alt+I on a Windows device after you’ve clicked on your browser window.
We hope you enjoy these improvements and look forward to hearing from you!
– Allison Pastewka, Program Manager, Microsoft Edge
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