Windows 11 Build 22635.3566 (Beta) brings back the Show desktop button in the taskbar

Windows 11 Build 22635.3566 is now available to Insiders in the Beta channel. It restores the Show desktop button in the taskbar, and allows you to drag and drop files to File Explorer's address bar. Besides, there are new icons for Widgets, and plenty of fixes.

Windows 11 Build 22635.3566 (Beta)

Microsoft rolls out some features only for users with Get the latest updates as soon as they're available option enabled. The rest will get them much later. However, keep in mind that even if you enable the option, the new features will anyway be shipped gradually to your PC.


New in Windows 11 Build 22635.3566 with the enabled option

  • Microsoft has heard feedback from insiders and has returned the default display of the Minimize All Windows button in the lower right corner of the taskbar. Users can still remove it by right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting the "Taskbar Settings" option.
  • The drag-and-drop feature in the breadcrumbs in the Explorer address bar, introduced in  build 22635.3420 , is now available to all Insiders on the Beta channel.

New for all Insiders in the Beta channel

  • New! This update improves widget icons on the taskbar. Now they won't be pixelated or blurry. We are also starting to roll out a larger set of animated icons.
  • New! The stability of widgets on the lock screen has been improved, as well as their quality. This update adds support for more visual effects and adds new customization options.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Settings app to crash when copying text in the last few flights.
  • Fixed an issue with generic printers that caused the system to create duplicate print queues for them.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Arm64 .msi files from being used through a Group Policy Object (GPO). They can now be added and installed on Arm64 devices.
  • Hypervisor-Protected Code Integrity (HVCI) now supports compatible drivers.
  • This update resolves intermittent name resolution failures when setting up split DNS in Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2).
  • Fixed an issue where the team netstat -cwas not effectively troubleshooting issues related to port exhaustion.
  • Fixed an issue affecting low latency networking when timestamping is enabled for a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connection, resulting in significantly reduced data transfer rates.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a memory leak when retrieving mappings in the Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) operation.
  • Included quarterly changes to the Windows Kernel Vulnerable Driver Blocklist file. In particular, a list of drivers that are at risk of Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver (BYOVD) attacks has been added.
  • Fixed an issue with the Japanese 106 keyboard layout being displayed when logging in using the touch keyboard.
  • Added a new Mobile Device Management (MDM) policy called "AllowScreenRecorder" that affects the Snipping Tool. With additional help, administrators can disable screen recording in the application.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in a BSOD on devices that support Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) hardware offloading.
  • Fixed a memory allocation issue in Host Networking Service (HNS) that was causing high memory consumption and impacting the deployment and scaling of services and modules.
  • Fixed an issue with container network Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) returning the wrong virtual subnet identifier (VSID) for external ports.
  • This update improves media distribution for some hardware installations, reducing memory usage and improving performance.
  • Fixed an issue that affected the accelerator backup storage management path and caused a memory leak on some devices.
  • Fixed an issue with the Windows Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) where Post-Authentication Actions (PAA) were not performed after the grace period ended, but instead were performed on reboot.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the system not booting when the bootloader was configured to run multiple operating systems.
  • Updated Country and Operator Settings Asset (COSA) profiles for some mobile operators.
  • Fixed an issue where Resilient File System (ReFS) would become unresponsive under heavy load, which would also impact login speed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Settings app to freeze when closing the drop-down menu.
  • Fixed an issue where Protected Process Light (PPL) protection could be bypassed.

Known Issues


  • Investigating an issue where Internet Information Services (IIS) and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) may not work after you install this update.

Copilot for Windows

  • Microsoft is aware that for some Insiders on the Canary, Dev, and Beta channels, the Copilot feature automatically starts after rebooting the computer. The company hopes to fix this issue soon. It is noted that it is not related to the automatic launch, which was tested in early February on the Canary and Dev channels. This feature was discontinued in March.
  • Voice Access is not stable with the new Copilot experience for Windows, which now allows Copilot to appear as a normal app window.
  • The Windows Ink text input feature in Copilot does not work with the updated Copilot interface for Windows.


  • Insiders who use the new left-aligned Widgets button layout on the taskbar may experience the following issues:
    • Opening the Widgets panel using a touch gesture may not work if the taskbar is center-aligned instead of left-aligned.
    • Unpinning Widgets from the taskbar may not work if the taskbar is centered instead of left aligned.
    • The widget panel does not display correctly when Copilot is used as a sidebar.
    • Enabling or disabling "Widgets" in the taskbar settings may cause the taskbar to refresh.


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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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