Before the weekend, Microsoft sent out Windows 11 preview build 22000.282, which squashed a few bugs causing issues on the platform. However, there are still some problems on the OS that have not been addressed. Among them is a File Explorer bug that reduces PC performance and seems to be widespread.
The problem stems from the new command bar in the Windows 11 File Explorer. It allows users to copy, rename, share, delete and cut folders and change the view. Microsoft says the new tool has a bug that is impacting performance through a memory leak.
This bug is caused by the command bar making calculations that are not needed when users jump between folders. Microsoft says this means there is a dip in performance. This problem is also observable when selecting a file using drag.
Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 build 22478 to Insiders to fix this problem. This means end users on the RTM build will get the fix in the coming weeks. In the package, Microsoft says there is a fix for the “root cause of performance issues”.
As this is still a Dev Channel update, it will not arrive to the stable channel until November, and it could be later. Unfortunately, there is no active workaround for the problem. So, until the fix is widely available affected users should revert to Windows 10.
As for Preview build 22000.282 that rolled out last Friday, Microsoft has solved an issue where the Windows 10 taskbar randomly appeared in Windows 10. Furthermore, the company squashed one of a pair of bugs causing issues on devices running AMD processors.
Tip of the day: The Windows 10 Clipboard history feature provides the functionality across device, space, and time, letting you copy on one computer and paste the text days later on a different PC. All of it is possible via the Windows 10 clipboard manager, which lets you view, delete, pin, and clear clipboard history at will.
In our tutorial we show you how to enable the feature, clear clipboard history, and enable/disable clipboard sync to meet your preferences. You can also create a clear clipboard shortcut for quick removal of stored content.