Windows 11

Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 11 that adds a new dedicated USB4 settings page and support for displaying seconds in the system tray clock.

These improvements are rolling out with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23419 around the dev channel restarted flight of the 23000 series versions.

“We are adding a USB4 Hubs and Devices settings page for users under Settings > Bluetooth & Devices > USB > USB4 Hubs and Devices,” said Microsoft’s Amanda Langowski and Brandon LeBlanc.

“USB4 enables new productivity scenarios for docking, high performance peripherals, displays and charging.”

On USB4-enabled systems, the new Windows USB4 Settings page will allow users to:

  • Display the tree structure of connected USB4 hubs and peripherals.
  • View the attributes and capabilities associated with the USB4 domain.
  • Copy the details to the clipboard to share with customer support or system administrators for troubleshooting purposes.

The USB4 settings page will not show up in the Windows Settings app if the system does not support USB4 with Microsoft’s USB4 Connection Manager (look for a “USB4 Host Router” entry in Device Manager to confirm).

Windows 11 USB4 settings page
Windows 11 USB4 Settings Page (Microsoft)

The new USB4 settings page will allow users to troubleshoot and access detailed information about the capabilities of USB4 devices connected to their system.

“The USB4 settings page provides information about the system’s USB4 capabilities and attached peripherals on a USB4-enabled system,” said Microsoft’s Amanda Langowski and Brandon LeBlanc.

“This information is intended to aid in troubleshooting should users require assistance from their device manufacturer (OEM) or system administrator.”

This functionality has been spotted for the first time by Windows Detective Albacore in the first build of Windows Canary which rolled out March 8 to Windows Insiders.

At the time, Redmond also announced that the same release would enable default Local Security Authority (LSA) protection to defend against credential theft.


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