From monitoring performance to ending unresponsive programs, many Windows users will find themselves in Task Manager at some point, but a Windows 11 update now can pose a problem.

Users with KB5020044 Preview for Windows 11 22H2 may be affected by an issue that makes the Task Manager interface unreadable, though Microsoft is quick to point out that this is purely cosmetic and the tool still works.

The company posted on its website (opens in a new tab) that “After installing KB5020044, Task Manager may display some user interface (UI) elements in unexpected colors. On affected devices, Task Manager should work as expected, but some parts of the user interface may not be readable. »

Problems with Windows 11 Task Manager

Microsoft explains that affected users may have set a custom mode in the Personalization > Colors menu, and that users whose mode is set to Dark or Light should not be affected.

Therefore, Microsoft advises, at least for now, users to choose a dark or light theme for the task manager to display correctly. Although no timeframe for fixing the issue was provided, the company is aware of the issue and hopes to fix it in the next release.

Many users, including most businesses that prefer to stick with a stable version of the operating system, will not be affected by the issue. This only affects those who manually downloaded the optional update on Windows Insider builds.

Additionally, only 16% of Windows users are running a version of Windows 11 as of November 2022, though this number is up from less than 8% in February 2022. Windows 10 is still by far the most recent version. of the operating costs of the system, which represents slightly less than 70% of installations.

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