Windows 11 Insider 22621.1037 and 22623.1037 wrap up new Beta Channel builds for the year

Kip Kniskern

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As they did with the Dev Channel yesterday, Microsoft has wrapped up releasing new Beta Channel builds for the year with versions 22621.1037 and 22623.1037.

Beta Channel build 22623.1037, the one with new features rolling out, is adding some Voice Access improvements, and now “supports interaction with UI controls having different names such as:”

  • Names which contain numbers in them, for example the Calculator app where you can now directly say “Click 5”.
  • Names without any whitespaces between them, for example in Excel, under the Insert tab, you can interact with UI controls like “PivotTable” and “PivotChart” directly by saying “click pivot table” or “click pivot chart”.
  • Names with special characters in them, for example items like “Bluetooth & devices” or “Dial – up”. You can now say “click Bluetooth and devices” or “click dial hyphen up” and interact with these UI controls.

Also included in Voice Access are an improved horizontal scroll experience, and support for controls like spin controls, and support for additional commands.

Both new builds include some of the treatments for Search in the taskbar, and there are a number of fixes for both builds. You can learn more over at the Windows Insider Blog, where you’ll find all the details