By Delia / Last update January 14, 2022

On January 13, Microsoft pushed out a preview release of Windows 11 Build 22533 for Dev Preview users. This release resets the weather widget on the taskbar and makes several improvements. For example, Your phone app introduces a new calling experience, including a new ongoing call window that includes updated icons, fonts, and other UI changes that align with the improved design of Windows 11.

call on pc

You can click here to download the ISO file for the new experience.

Changes and improvements in Windows Build 22533

  • Updated the pop-up design of the hardware indicators for brightness, volume, camera privacy, camera on/off, and airplane mode to align with Windows 11 design principles. These new pop-up buttons will appear when the user presses the volume or brightness button on the laptop and will support light/dark modes for a more consistent Windows experience.
  • The redesigned hardware indicator for volume.

volume indicator

  • Users can search for Voice Access from the taskbar and pin Voice Access to the taskbar, or start and turn it on/off like any other application.
  • 13 touch keyboard themes are being extended to the rollout of IME, Emoji Panel and Voice Input (first introduced in Build 22504) to all Windows Preview Experience members in the Dev channel.
  • When users press Win + X or right-click the Start icon, the menu will show "Installed apps" instead of "Apps & Features".
  • The Clock app now supports uninstallation.

Fixes brought by Windows Build 22533


  • Fixed an issue where insiders could see error 0x8007012a during driver or firmware updates.
  • Resolved an issue that caused insiders to sometimes be unable to log in to certain applications, such as the Feedback Center.
  • Fixed text in the exploit protection description in the Windows Security app so that it only refers to Windows and not Windows 10.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented photos from certain cameras and phones from being imported into the Photos app (it would always cycle through the 0 items found so far).
  • Launching Windows Sandbox, closing it, and then launching it again will no longer cause two Windows Sandbox icons to appear in the taskbar (one of which was not working properly).


  • The Wi-Fi icon should now appear more reliably in the taskbar.
  • If a user has multiple monitors connected to the PC and right-clicks the date and time on the taskbar of the primary monitor, explorer.exe will no longer crash.
  • Holding down CTRL and hovering over the Task View icon in the taskbar no longer causes explorer.exe to crash.


  • Mitigated a potential issue related to the use of mica in Settings that affected the overall reliability of the Settings application in recent releases.
  • Fixed an issue affecting some internal users that caused Settings to crash when trying to access installed apps, launch apps, and default app pages.
  • Addressed an issue that caused the mouse page in Settings to crash when adding actions to an app.
  • If audio is played and the volume slider in Quick Settings is repeatedly clicked to change the volume, users no longer hear a crackling sound.


  • If hovering over a window title in ALT + Tab or Task View, a tooltip showing the full window name will now appear.

alt tab switch


  • Improved the appearance of text colors and buttons that apply themes to candidate windows, emoji panels, and the clipboard (previously, some buttons/text were difficult to see against certain custom background colors).
  • The voice input launcher should no longer reappear unexpectedly after clicking the microphone icon to invoke voice input.
  • For internal users with an updated input switcher experience, assistive tools such as the magnifying glass and narrator should now work better.

Known issues of Windows Build 22533

Start Menu:

  • In some cases, text may not be entered when searching from the Start Menu or Taskbar. If you encounter this problem, press WIN + R on your keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it.


  • The taskbar sometimes blinks when switching input methods.


  • After clicking the search icon on the taskbar, the search panel may not open. If this happens, restart the "Windows Explorer" process and open the search panel again.


  • When viewing the list of available Wi-Fi networks, the signal strength indicator does not reflect the correct signal strength.
  • Settings may crash when going to System > Display > HDR.
  • There is a blank entry under Bluetooth and Devices.


  • Changing the alignment of the taskbar can cause the widgets button to disappear from the taskbar.
  • When there are multiple monitors, the widget content on the taskbar may be out of sync between monitors.
  • When the taskbar is left-aligned, information such as temperature is not displayed, which will be fixed in a future update.