what you need to know
- Microsoft submitted Windows 11 Insider Builds 22621.1391 and 22624.1391 to the Beta Channel this week.
- Build 22624.1391 improves voice access with a revamped commands help page and added commands.
- There are also a couple of fixes coming with both builds.
A couple of Windows 11 builds hit Insiders on the Beta Channel this week. Microsoft shipped both Build 22621.1391 and 22624.1391, allowing Insiders to test new features and provide feedback. By default, build 22624.1391 has new features enabled by default, while build 22621.1391 has them disabled by default.
All new features in build 22624.1391 are focused on voice access. Microsoft revamped the tool’s help page and also added some commands.
Below are the highlights of what’s new. For more details, be sure to check out Microsoft’s blog post on their latest Insider builds.
Build 22624.1391: What’s new
- Redesigned in-app command help page: We’ve completely revamped the in-app commands help page in Voice Access to make it easier to use and understand. The search bar allows users to quickly find commands and the different categories provide further guidance. Each command now has a description and examples of its variations, making it easier to understand and use.
- Voice access is available in English dialects: We have extended voice access to support other dialects of English such as UK English, Indian English, New Zealand English, Canadian English, Australian English.
- New text selection and editing commands: We’ve added some more useful commands to make it easier to select and edit text with voice access.
Microsoft shared a list of recently supported commands:
|Select a range of text in the text box||“Select from [text 1] to [text 2]”, for example, “Select between having voice access”|
|Delete all text in a text box||“Delete all”|
|Apply bold/underline/italic formatting to selected text or last dictated text||“Bold that”, “Underline that”, “Italic that”|
|Removes all blank spaces from the selected text or from the last dictated text. For example, you dictated “Peyton Davis @outlook.com” in the last statement and want to remove all spaces to get a result like [email protected]||“there is no space that”|
|Insert “text” at the cursor and capitalize the first letter of each word. For example, you want to insert “Hello World” at the text cursor||“Tapas [text]”, for example, “Capitals hello world”|
|Inserts “text” at the cursor without any whitespace before “text”. For example, the text “Peyton” is entered into the text box and now you want to insert “Davis”, but you don’t want a space added before Davis. (output: Peyton Davis).||“Without space [text]” for example, “No room Davis””|
Build 22621.1391 and Build 22624.1391: Fixes
- This update improves the reliability of Windows after you install an update.
- Fixed an issue in the Beta Channel Last Flight that caused the Notification Center, Quick Settings, and taskbar jump lists to not work for some Insiders.
If you’re interested in testing new features and providing feedback to Microsoft, you can follow the company’s guide on how to sign up for the Windows Insider Program.