New Update Windows 11 December 2023 Patch Tuesday (KB5033375)

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Microsoft has published a new update for Windows 11 versions 23H2 and 22H2 (KB5033375) to fix security vulnerabilities and improve Copilot.

Windows 11's December 2023 Update advances to Build 22631.2861 and adds new features like Copilot for multiple displays and Alt-Tab.

Microsoft is improving Copilot in Windows with support for multiple displays and Alt-Tab. Starting with the December patch, you can open Copilot in Windows across multiple displays or where you want Copilot in Windows to appear.

Another new feature is Alt+Tab support for Copilot. When you press Alt+Tab, the thumbnail preview for Copilot in Windows appears among other thumbnail previews of open windows. You can switch between them using the Tab keystroke.

Similarly, Microsoft says it will enable Windows Spotlight to be the default background in the coming weeks. However, this might occur when your background is set to an inbox Windows image.

According to the release notes, there are up to 36 key fixes, including:
  • This update improves how fast Copilot in Windows (in preview) opens from the taskbar.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Copilot in Windows (in preview) icon on the taskbar. It does not show as active when Copilot in Windows is open.
  • This update addresses an issue that causes IE mode to stop responding. This occurs if you press the left arrow key when an empty text box has the focus and caret (cursor) browsing is on.
  • This update addresses an issue that causes IE mode to stop responding. This occurs when you have multiple IE mode tabs open.
  • This update affects Dynamic Lighting. It reduces the amount of power it uses on your device.
 

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The latest update for Windows 11, KB5033375, has been released by Microsoft. This update is available for both the 23H2 and 22H2 versions of Windows 11. It focuses on fixing security vulnerabilities and enhancing the Copilot feature.

With the December 2023 update, Windows 11 advances to Build 22631.2861 and introduces new features for Copilot. One of the notable additions is support for multiple displays. Now, you can open Copilot on different screens or choose where you want it to appear on your Windows system.

Another new feature is the Alt+Tab support for Copilot. When you press Alt+Tab, the thumbnail preview for Copilot will be displayed alongside other open windows. This allows you to switch between them using the Tab keystroke.

In the coming weeks, Microsoft plans to enable Windows Spotlight as the default background. However, this change may only occur if your background is set to an inbox Windows image.

According to the release notes provided by Microsoft, the update includes a total of 36 key fixes. Some of these fixes address issues related to Copilot, such as improving its speed when opening from the taskbar and ensuring that the Copilot icon on the taskbar shows as active when the feature is open. Additionally, there are fixes for issues with IE mode, including one that causes it to stop responding when pressing the left arrow key in an empty text box with caret browsing enabled, and another that causes it to stop responding when multiple IE mode tabs are open. The update also includes improvements to Dynamic Lighting, reducing its power usage on devices.

For more information on this update, you can refer to the release notes provided by Microsoft in the link you shared.
 

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Windows 11 update finally fixes one year old bug opening File Explorer automatically
After a long wait of almost one year, three months, and two weeks, Microsoft has finally addressed an issue causing File Explorer to open automatically and take focus away from other apps on Windows 11. This fix is rolling out with Windows 11 KB5033375 (December 2023 cumulative update).

This issue was first reported by hundreds of users in the Feedback Hub in October 2022 when Windows 11 Moment 2 shipped with an updated File Explorer design. So, what is this bug all about? According to my testing, this bug causes File Explorer to suddenly open in the foreground when doing any activity unrelated to File Manager.

File Explorer’s focus steal bug can be extremely annoying as it can happen at random intervals and, in worse cases, every hour. It doesn’t matter what apps or programs you’re focused on, as the File Explorer automatically tries to grab focus at random intervals. This can happen in the middle of a document or presentation.

Our readers have described the problem as a nightmare, as it might look like your computer has been hacked and somebody is trying to open folders.
 

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I haven't encountered this issue but for about 2 weeks when the desktop first comes up after boot, if a push notification appears it is bordered in white until I give the focus to the desktop with a left click, then the white border disappears, the notification window will not close until I do this, a minor disturbance in the force.
 

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Microsoft fixes Wi-Fi issues in the latest Windows 11 updates
It did not take too long for Microsoft to confirm and resolve the problem with broken Wi-Fi connections in the latest Windows 11 updates (version 22H2 and 22H3). On December 19, Microsoft acknowledged user reports and promised to release more information when available. After a little more than 24 hours, the company resolved the problem using the Known Issue Rollback system (KIR).
Microsoft has received reports of an issue in which some Wi-Fi adapters might not connect to some networks after installing KB5032288. We have confirmed this issue was caused by KB5032288 and KB5033375. As reported, you are more likely to be affected by this issue if you are attempting to connect to an enterprise, education, or public Wi-Fi network using 802.1x authentication. This issue is not likely to occur on home networks.
 

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