Microsoft released this Thursday (16) new versions of Windows 11 for members of the Beta channel, one of the most stable ways to test new functions of the operating system before its official launch. The news is identified by build number 22621.1465 and version 22624.1465 (KB5023775), which brings all features enabled by default.
One of the most important accessibility features of the operating system is live subtitles, which transcribe any speech played on the PC, and to benefit even more users with hearing impairments, Microsoft is adding support for new languages, including Portuguese. from Europe. Look:
- Chinese (simplified and traditional)
- Portuguese – Europe)
- Different dialects of English
If you are an Insider and want to test the native Windows transcription functionality, simply press the “Windows”, “Ctrl” and “L” keys simultaneously and download the necessary file packages for speech recognition.
Kiosk Mode allows Windows to be used as an embedded operating system for interactive kiosk — such as virtual restaurant menus and check-in interface. Currently, IT managers can delimit an application to run on the platform, but the capabilities of the feature may soon expand.
The trial version now allows users to make different customizations on what can (and cannot) be done on the system while using Kiosk Mode. Limiting access to specific settings, changing the number of apps displayed in the Start menu, and blocking pop-ups are just a few examples.
- There is an indicator for the Wi-Fi connection icon that alerts you when the user is connected to a VPN, allowing you to identify the use of a private network more quickly;
- The virtual keyboard will have three options to control when it will be activated automatically: Always, Never, or “When no keyboard is connected”;
- The Voice Access help page now includes all commands and supplementary information more accurately.
Microsoft claims that it has made several fixes to ensure that users have a more stable experience, but there is a list of problems already identified in the new version released on the Beta channel, such as the display of unsupported languages in the live subtitle options and failures when run the tool on devices with ARM processors.
Beta is one of the most stable test channels for Windows, second only to Release Preview. Microsoft recently announced the “Canary” channel with a rapid update cadence to allow users to experience features and changes much earlier, but at the cost of more instabilities.
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