The full changelog for Windows 11 Build 25145 is as follows:
Narrator Braille Driver Solution
Braille devices will continue to work when switching between Narrator and third-party screen readers because Narrator will automatically change the braille driver.
If Narrator’s current braille support is installed,you must remove it by following these steps:
1. Open Settings.
2. Go to Applications > Optional Features > Installed Features.
3. Search accessibility – Braille support.
4. Expand Accessibility – Braille support and uninstall the feature.
Install the new Narrator braille support:
1. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Narrator > Braille.
2. Select the More button.
3. Download Braille from this new window by selecting the Download and Install Braille button.
4. After Braille is installed, go back to Settings > Accessibility > Narrator > Braille.
5. Select the braille display driver used by the third-party screen reader from the Braille Display Driver option. This only needs to be done once.
seeDetailed documentationto learn more about Braille driver solutions. About supported in Narratorbraille displayandBraille functionFor more information, seeNarrator User Guide. Feedback: Submit feedback in the Feedback Hub (WIN + F) under Accessibility > Narrator.
Introducing OneDrive storage alerts and subscription management in settings
In March of this year,MicrosoftEnhanced the Microsoft 365 subscription management experience in Windows 11 Settings and added the ability to view payment methods for Microsoft 365 subscriptions in Accounts in Settings.
Starting with today’s release, Microsoft has started enabling OneDrive standalone 100GB subscriptions in the Accounts page of Settings, similar to Microsoft 365 subscriptions. This will allow you to view your recurring billing, payment methods, and OneDrive storage usage in Windows 11. Also, if you’re approaching or exceeding your OneDrive storage limit, you’ll be notified on the same page.
[Microsoft has just started rolling out these features, so the experience is not yet available to all Insiders, as we plan to monitor feedback and see where improvements can be made before rolling out to everyone. ]
Local administrator password solution
traditionalLocal Administrator Password Solution Products(aka “LAPS”) is now a native part of Windows and includes many new features. Feature documentation is not yet available, but if you have used older LAPS products, you can experience exploring these new features.
Here’s a short how-to to get you started with basic Active Directory domain join client scenarios:
1. Extend your Active Directory schema by running the Update-LapsADSchema cmdlet in the new LAPS PowerShell module.
2. Add the necessary permissions on the computer’s OU by running the Set-LapsADComputerSelfPermission cmdlet.
3. Add a new LAPS Group Policy Object and enable the Configure Password Backup Directory setting and configure it to back up passwords to Active Directory.
4. Domain-joined clients will process the policy at the next GPO refresh interval. Run “gpupdate /target:computer /force” to avoid waiting. (The Invoke-LapsPolicyProcessing cmdlet can be used for the same purpose.)
5. Once the domain-joined client has backed up the new password (look for the 10018 event in the event log – see screenshot below), run the Get-LapsADPassword cmdlet to retrieve the newly stored password (by default you must run admin as a domain personnel).
To access this new Group Policy, open the Group Policy Editor and navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > LAPS. You can retrieve detailed status via the new built-in event logging:
Changes and Improvements
The new app usage history feature is rolling out to Insiders starting with Build 25140, providing users with location, camera, microphone, phone calls, messages, contacts, pictures, videos, music library, screenshots and apps from the last 7 days Experience through settings. You can find this new information under Settings > Privacy & Security > App Permissions (just click on one of the app permission categories, such as Microphone, and look at Recent Activity).
Suggested Actions, available starting with Build 25115, are now available to all Windows Insiders in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Now, clicking on a folder in the body of File Explorer will open it in a new tab.
Here are the bug fixes in Windows 11 Build 25145:
● Fixed the cause ofSurfaceWindows Insiders on Pro X devices experienced a black screen when trying to resume from hibernation.
● Fixed bug checks encountered by some Insiders when using the USB-related SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED.
● Fixed a bug check with error 0x1CA SYNTHETIC_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT that could occasionally occur after some PCs have been idle for a while. This can happen when the laptop lid is closed, causing the laptop to restart during sleep.
● Fixed an issue in the last two releases that caused InventorySvc to consume unexpectedly large amounts of memory the longer it ran.
● The row of tabs should now be included in the keyboard focus loop when pressing Tab or F6. Once the focus is in the row of tabs, you can use the left or right arrow keys to navigate between them.
● Fixed an issue where tabs were in the wrong order when using CTRL + Tab when rearranging tabs in File Explorer.
● Narrator will now correctly read the dialogs and options that open when uninstalling an application from the context menu of Start.
● The animation when selecting the “More” button in the “Recommendations to Begin” section in right-to-left (RTL) languages should now display correctly.
● When using the keyboard to close the Notification Center, its closing animation will now display correctly.
● Typing a number in the Settings search box when using the Arabic display language should no longer display the box.
● Fixed an issue that caused settings to crash when going to Bluetooth & Devices > Printers & Scanners in recent versions.
● Fixed several crashes some Insiders experienced in recent builds after opening the Wi-Fi section of Quick Settings or after connecting or disconnecting from a network in the Wi-Fi section of Quick Settings.
● Fixed an issue that caused the Wi-Fi option in Quick Settings and the Wi-Fi section in Settings to sometimes take several seconds to appear.
● Using touch to rearrange items in Quick Sets in Edit Mode should no longer cause Quick Sets to sometimes close unexpectedly.
● Added SOM currency symbol (U+20C0) to Courier New font family.
● Pressing CTRL + Page Up and CTRL + Page Down should now be able to navigate pages in the Task Manager again.
● Fixed a rare issue that could cause some applications to occasionally crash on startup.
Note: Some of the fixes mentioned here in the Insider Preview builds of the Dev Channel may make their way into servicing updates for Windows 11 released builds.