Microsoft’s Windows 11 will make your life easier with “suggested actions” after you copy something

Microsoft resumed providing separate builds in the “Dev” and “Beta” channels on May 11, with the Beta channel getting Windows 11 build 22621 and the Dev channel acquiring Windows 11 build 25115.

The new Windows 11 build 25115 has a “Suggested actions” feature that comes in handy when you forget what to do after copying something.

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New suggested actions feature

According to beeping computerMicrosoft published the new “Suggested actions” feature with Windows 11 build 25115, which prompts an action bar to appear when you copy phone numbers, dates, or times from apps.

When you copy a date, Windows 11 asks you to create an event in one of the linked programs, like Outlook or Calendar.

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When you copy a phone number, for example, Windows 11 will ask you if you want to call it using one of your installed click-to-dial tools.

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When you choose an action, Windows 11 launches the application and completes the necessary task with the copied data.

There’s no guarantee this feature will ever make it into a public release of Windows 11, because it’s in the Dev build, which Microsoft developers use to test new features.

Microsoft also provided updates on different issues

The tech giant has listed other updates, which we’ve compiled below:

Changes and improvements

  • We have updated the icons in Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) on this release.

Read more: Windows 11 Preview Update Will Break Some Apps – Here’s How to Fix It

Fixes

  • Updated the underlying voice platform to improve voice activity detection for voice access, live captions, and voice input, as well as fixing some punctuation recognition issues.
  • Fixed an issue with loading system tray icons in Settings > Personalization > Taskbar, which could cause settings to crash when recently opening this page. This issue may also have resulted in explorer.exe crashes for affected Insiders.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Insiders to see error 0x800703E6 when copying files from Google Drive.
  • We’ve made another change to help improve homepage loading performance.
  • Fixed an issue where if you already had the context menu open, doing CTRL+ALT+DEL and cancel would cause explorer.exe to crash.
  • Fixed sporadic explorer.exe crash when closing file explorer windows.
  • Fixed an issue where if the settings were suspended it could crash explorer.exe in some cases.
  • Improved the way Narrator reads the remaining space available in System > Storage.
  • Fixed some issues with using access keys in Task Manager, including not being able to directly press ALT+ without releasing the ALT key first, and the display of access keys didn’t work after using and rejecting them.
  • If the CPU reaches 100%, the CPU column header should no longer unexpectedly become unreadable in dark mode.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause apps properly signed by Smart App Control to crash unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue causing Memory Integrity to turn off unexpectedly in some cases after reboot.
  • Fixed an issue causing the update stack package to display installation error 0xc4800010.

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