Build 25163 for Windows 11, according to the company, introduces the new Taskbar Overflow experience, improves file sharing through Nearby sharing, and includes several fixes and improvements.

Taskbar Overflow

Starting with this flight, build 25163 introduces the Taskbar Overflow feature, which has been designed to make it easier to switch and launch apps when you don’t have a lot of space in the Taskbar. The company explains that the Taskbar will automatically transition into this new Overflow mode when it reaches its maximum capacity. While in the Overflow mode, Taskbar will offer an entry point to an overflow menu that allows viewing the apps in one space. The overflow menu features many Taskbar behaviors, including support for pinned apps, jump lists, and an extended interface. After invoking overflow, the menu will quietly dismiss once you click outside of it or navigate to an application.

File sharing

Starting with this preview, Windows 11 brings two new improvements for sharing files. When using Nearby sharing, the Share interface now uses the UDP protocol (for private networks) and Bluetooth to discover even more devices, including desktop computers. If you share a local file from File Explorer and other apps that use the Share interface, you can choose OneDrive as a target to directly upload the file to OneDrive and share it further, along with access control options.

Fixes and improvements

Windows 11 build 25163 also includes various fixes and improvements for File Explorer, Settings, Start menu, and other components.

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Furthermore, there are some other known issues with File Explorer, Widgets, and Live Captions.

Install Windows 11 build 25163

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 25163, you need to enroll your device in the Dev Channel using the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Update & Security” section. Once you enroll the computer in the program, you can download build 25163 from the “Windows Update” settings by clicking the Check for Updates button. However, you will need a device that meets the minimum system requirements to receive the update if you are new to the Windows Insider Program. Update July 22, 2022: Microsoft is now rolling out build 25163.1010 as update KB5016904. However, the update does not include anything new, this is only another test for the update mechanism service. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.