New in Windows 11 Build 25131: Microsoft Store Updates

Microsoft has just released Windows 11 Build 25131. This build brings a good set of fixes, along with some Microsoft Store updates. Here’s what you need to know.

First, we will talk about Microsoft Store updates in this release. Now up to Build 22205.1401.3.0 on Dev Channel, Microsoft says it has now rolled out native Arm64 support to the Store, for faster and better performance. They have also improved automatic updates for your apps. The Store will now ignore apps you have open, so you don’t lose any important work. You can update apps later in the Microsoft Store. Other store changes are below.

  • When you are browsing the web, you may discover a new application. If it’s available in the Microsoft Store, we’ll show you a pop-up experience to help you install it. This experience now supports free Android apps (subject to device compatibility and age).
  • We have improved the browsing experience.
  • UX Enhanced Viewing Options for Movies and TV Shows: Ready for a new show, but not sure how to watch it? Once you select a TV show or movie, you can see all of your viewing options in one list.

For those fixes in this build, Microsoft has a big one. They fixed an issue that caused some Insider PCs with certain AMD processors to check bugs and rollback when trying to upgrade to last week’s flight. They also fixed an issue that prevented some Insiders with secondary accounts on their PC from upgrading to the latest builds. Other fixes are below.

  • The new folder icon used in the command bar should be consistent with the one used in the context menu now.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause File Explorer to crash when browsing folders with many .mkv files.
  • Fixed an issue where searching from Home would sometimes return no results from the Open or Save dialog (when done from results returned from File Explorer).
  • Searching for something like %appdata% should now show a proper folder icon and not just an empty square.
  • When you select “Open file location” for a search result, it should now select the file in the folder again, not just open the folder.
  • Searching for “default” will now return the default apps settings page as the first result, and won’t require you to click “show all results” to see it.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Listen to this device” audio option would stop working after a reboot until it was unchecked and rechecked.
  • Narrator will now read the position of radio buttons in the Settings > Accessibility > Color Filters page for easier navigation.
  • Hover over “Do you like what you see?” when using Windows Spotlight on the lock screen should no longer display a shadow that extends to the bottom of the screen.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some frame rate monitoring apps to impact game performance.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause rounded corners to pixelate unexpectedly at certain scale factors.

There are only three known issues in this release. There’s a new one where shutting down via the Start menu doesn’t work for some Insiders and unexpectedly restarts instead. Additionally, there’s the lingering issue with live subtitles from the previous version, and the issue where games that use anti-cheat can crash.

Happy downloading, Windows Insiders! And for you developers, there are SDKs again for new Dev Channel releases.

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