Copilot debuts its new taskbar icon in the newest Dev Build

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The new Copilot icon finally debuts it in the taskbar as well, according to the latest blog post for the newest Dev build. This build’s blog post, it seems, is having some issues that are making some users (including some of us, at Windows Report) unable to access it. But we eventually could, and the details are here.

Microsoft has enlisted ISOs for this build, which can be downloaded, and this package comes with some interesting features, changes, and improvements.

The Redmond-based tech giant debuted a new Copilot icon, back at the Microsoft Event in September, but now it’s finally coming to the taskbar, as well.

Plus, you know that Copilot can be refreshed. Well, in this build, if you refresh the AI assistant using your voice, you’ll need to use Show grid commands to click in the Ask me Anything box for the first time.

Other than that, there is not much coming to the Dev channel in this build. Some File Explorer improvements, which will properly show images are loading, and Microsoft is also bringing the Windows Spotlight experience to the desktop.

Below, you’ll find all the details.

Build 23565: Copilot’s new icon on the taskbar, Windows Spotlights, and more

Changes and Improvements

[Copilot in Windows*]

  • Copilot in Windows now shows the new icon on the taskbar.
New Copilot in Windows icon on the taskbar.
New Copilot in Windows icon on the taskbar.

[Windows Spotlight]

  • We are trying out Windows Spotlight on desktop on by default as the default background for upgrades where Insiders are using one of the inbox default desktop backgrounds. We are trying this experience out with a limited number of Insiders at first.


[File Explorer]

  • Fixed a few issues impacting File Explorer reliability.
  • Fixed an underlying issue which could cause File Explorer windows to hang for OneDrive users.
  • If there are a lot of images to load in Gallery, it will now show a loading state rather than implying Gallery is empty while it loads.

NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the Dev Channel may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11.

Known issues

[Start menu]

  • Some apps under All apps on the Start menu, such as PWA apps installed via Microsoft Edge, may incorrectly be labeled as a system component.

[Copilot in Windows*]

  • Some Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel in global markets where Copilot in Windows is available* in preview who are on the Home edition of Windows 11 Insider Preview builds may notice that Copilot in Windows has disappeared from the taskbar. We’re working to resolve this issue in a future flight.
  • When first launching or after refreshing Copilot in Windows while using voice access, you’ll need to use “Show grid” commands to click in the “Ask me anything” box for the first time.

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