Microsoft recently released the Windows 11 preview update KB5020044 for the version 22H2. The update brings some new features and changes along with itself. It even fixes some issues like gaming performance impacting Windows 11 22H2 update availability. But Microsoft has also admitted that this update breaks Taks manager color display.
On the official known issues page for Windows 11 version 22H2, Microsoft has now listed this issue. Describing the issue, Microsoft mentions that after installing KB5020044, Task Manager might display certain elements in the user interface (UI) in unexpected colors. It may make some parts of the UI unreadable. Those users, who have chosen Custom mode in the Personalization -> colors section of Settings, are impacted. If one is using Dark or Light mode in settings, one should not be affected by this issue.
Read the full details of the issue below. Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
Task Manager might not display in expected colors
Status Originating update History Mitigated OS Build 22621.900
Last updated: 2022-11-30, 12:44 PT
Opened: 2022-11-30, 12:29 PT
After installing KB5020044, Task Manager might display certain elements in the user interface (UI) in unexpected colors. On affected devices, Task Manager should function as expected but some parts of the UI might not be readable. You might be affected by this issue if you have “Choose your mode” set to “Custom”, in the Personalization -> colors section of Settings. If you are using Dark or Light for the “Choose your mode” setting, you should not be affected by this issue.
Workaround: To mitigate this issue, you can set the “Choose your mode” setting to either Dark or Light until this issue is resolved. To do this, right click or long press on the desktop, select “Personalize“, select “Colors“, and then select either “Dark” or “Light” for “Choose your mode“.
Next steps: We are working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
- Client: Windows 11, version 22H2
- Server: None