Windows 11 Dev Channel Build 23550 Introduces Voice Access during OOBE

Microsoft has recently released the Windows 11 preview build 23550 for Insiders on the Dev Channel. This latest build introduces support for the Voice Access accessibility feature during the Windows 11 out-of-box experience (OOBE), alongside several fixes for File Explorer, Task Manager, and more.

In the previous Dev Channel build 25316, Microsoft made Voice Access available on the Windows 11 Lock Screen. With the new build 23550, Voice Access can now be used to configure a new Windows PC, and the feature can be accessed from the accessibility flyout in OOBE.

“You can navigate OOBE, input passwords using the on-screen keyboard, type text using dictation, and control your mouse and focus using number and grid overlays once voice access has been enabled,” explained the Windows Insider team. It’s important to note that Voice Access requires an internet connection to enable the feature and download the necessary language model when setting up a new device.

In terms of bug fixes, Microsoft addressed an issue where thumbnails in Gallery were flashing when scrolling. Additionally, a Task Manager bug that caused the app to fail to launch has also been resolved in this build.

If you utilize the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA), there are new updates available this week. The WSL update includes networking improvements and introduces experimental features like Automatic memory reclaim. On the other hand, the latest WSA update brings various reliability and performance enhancements.

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