KB5014019: New update available for Windows 11 (Insider)

If you’re part of the Insider Program in the Release Preview channel, a new update is now available for your PC. It’s called KB5014019 and it brings several fixes and improvements, including Spotlight on the desktop.

Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 update for Insiders in the Release Preview channel. Called KB5014019, this preview includes a feature Insiders discovered last December: Spotlight.

Thanks to Spotlight, you get a new desktop background image and information about it (like its location) every day. This feature already existed on the lock screen, but not yet on the desktop. To enable it, go to Settings > Personalization > Wallpaper > Customize your wallpaper. Choose Windows Spotlight.

With KB5014019, Microsoft is also making a minor improvement to the child account verification process in Family Safety when a request for additional screen time is made. Otherwise, the changelog lists a long list of patches, including one related to Direct 3D, which can cause certain applications to crash. Here is the changelog published by Microsoft for this update:

  • New! We’ve improved the Family Safety authentication experience for a child account when you request additional screen time.
  • New! Windows Projector on Desktop brings the world to your desktop with new background images daily. With this feature, new images will automatically appear as the desktop background. This feature already exists for the lock screen. You can also find more information about any background image on the web. To enable this feature, go to Settings > Personalization > Wallpaper > Customize your wallpaper. Choose Windows Projector.
  • We fixed an issue that caused the input application ( TextInputHost.exe ) to not work.
  • We fixed an issue in searchindexer.exe that affects shape search in Microsoft Visio.
  • We’ve prevented users from bypassing forced enrollment by disconnecting from the Internet when they sign in to Azure Active Directory (AAD).
  • We fixed an issue where an AnyCPU application could run as a 32-bit process.
  • We fixed an issue that caused Azure Desired State Configuration (DSC) scenarios with multiple partial configurations to not work as expected.
  • We fixed an issue that affected remote procedure calls (RPCs) to the Win32_User or Win32_Group WMI class. The domain member running the RPC contacts the primary domain controller (PDC). When multiple RPCs exist simultaneously on many domain members, it can overwhelm the PDC.
  • We fixed an issue that occurred when adding a trusted user, group, or computer with one-way trust. The error message “The selected object does not match the source type of the destination” is displayed.
  • We fixed an issue where the Application Counters section in Performance Monitor tool performance reports was not displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where the screen brightness would not be maintained after changing the display mode.
  • We fixed an issue that could affect some applications that use d3d9.dll with some graphics cards and cause those applications to quit unexpectedly.
  • We fixed an issue affecting the IE mode window frame.
  • We fixed an issue that affected Group Policy templates.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented Internet shortcuts from updating.
  • We fixed an issue where some users were seeing a black screen when signing in and out of Windows.
  • We fixed an issue where an input method editor (IME) would delete a character if you type the character while the IME is converting the previous text.
  • We fixed an issue with the Desktop Mirroring API that affects the display orientation and causes a black image to appear on the screen.
  • Fixed an issue that caused printing errors when a low integrity (LowIL) application prints to a null port.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented BitLocker from encrypting when using the silent encryption option.
  • We fixed an issue that caused a false negative when running scripts with Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) enabled. This can cause AppLocker events 8029, 8028, or 8037 to appear in the log when they shouldn’t.
  • We fixed an issue that occurs when you apply multiple WDAC policies. This can prevent scripts from running when the policy allows scripts to run.
  • We fixed an issue affecting the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) driver that could increase system boot time.
  • We fixed an issue that caused the Remote Desktop client application to stop working when you end a session.
  • We fixed an issue that affected the behavior and orientation of a mouse cursor shape for Microsoft Defender Application Guard (MDAG), Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Edge. This issue occurs when you enable a virtual graphics processing unit (GPU).
  • Fixed an issue where widgets were displayed on the wrong monitor when hovering over the Widgets icon in the taskbar.
  • We’ve added an animation to the Widgets icon when you click or tap the icon and the taskbar is aligned left.
  • We fixed an issue that affected the appearance of the default Widgets icon on a center-aligned taskbar.
  • Fixed an issue that caused blurry app icons in search results when the dots per inch (dpi) scaling of the screen was greater than 100%.
  • We fixed an issue where files were copied slowly due to incorrect calculation of write buffers in the cache manager.
  • We fixed an issue that could cause a system to stop responding when a user logs out when Microsoft OneDrive is in use.
  • We fixed a known issue that prevented recovery discs (CDs or DVDs) from starting if you created them using the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) application in Control Panel. This issue occurs after installing Windows updates that were released on January 11, 2022 or later.

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