Microsoft has released new Windows 11 build 22563.1 to insiders in the dev channel with new features, improvements, and a handful of bug fixes. The build has brought a new taskbar for Surface and other devices that use as tablets. Seems the feature has broken the desktop devices where when you press Win+X or right-click on the Start button, the explorer crashes. here is how you can fix it right now.
Win+X menu in Windows 11
Win+X menu is often used by Power users. The menu includes shortcuts to open Device Manager, Task Manager, File Explorer, and other Windows Tools.
Micorsoft has redesigned the menu and updated it to support it in Windows 11.
Win+X menu supports access keys. Here is what this means: for instance when you open the menu and press D, it opens Device Manager. Similarly, when you press W while the Win+X menu was open the Network options window appears.
Microsoft’s introduction of a “tablet-optimized taskbar” probably caused issues with the taskbar for non-tablet users where right-clicking on the start/Windows button or pressing Win+X is crashing the Explorer. This could be a side effect of a new feature that Microsoft has acknowledged as a known issue and could fix in future builds.
Make Win+X menu on Taskbar to work in Windows 11 without crashing
- Download Vivetool from Github
- Extract files to Windows/system 32 folder
- Open command as administrator
- Run the following command:
vivetool addconfig 26008830 2
This should fix the issue. Now open Task Manager, find Explorer, right-click on it, and select ” Restart”
Now the Win+X menu opens without crashing Explorer.
Running the above command puts the fixed taskbar back in Place on Windows 11 and most issues with Taskbar should now be resolved.
Note: Vive tool is a third-party app, use it at your own risk
Do note currently the issue can be observed only in build 22563.
The dev channel is quite buggy and you should expect instability and crashes when Microsoft tests new features.
Do you use the Win+X menu? Are you running Windows 11 Dev channel build? Are you affected by this issue? Let us know in the comments below.
More about Windows 11: