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Windows 10 20H1 has got another Fast Ring update. This time, it adds a feature to show disk types in the Task Manager Performance tab. Other things in the update include the usual bug fixes and known issues. What’s new Disk type now visible in Task Manager Performance tab: A small, but perhaps convenient change […]

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Windows 10 19H2

Windows 10 20H1 has got another Fast Ring update. This time, it adds a feature to show disk types in the Task Manager Performance tab. Other things in the update include the usual bug fixes and known issues.

What’s new

  • Disk type now visible in Task Manager Performance tab: A small, but perhaps convenient change — you’ll now be able to see the disk type (e.g. SSD) for each disk listed in Task Manager’s performance tab. This is particularly helpful in cases where you have multiple disks listed so you can differentiate between them.

Task Manager 20H1

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • We fixed an issue resulting in a high hitting DWM crash in recent builds.
  • We fixed a pcshell.dll issue in recent builds resulting in a high hitting explorer.exe crash.
  • We fixed an issue where updated Japanese IME settings would be never applied in certain desktop bridge apps, which could result in prediction candidates being shown even after they’d been disabled in the IME settings. For those who’ve already been impacted by this, you’ll need to reset the app Settings > Apps > <select the app> > Advanced Options > Reset before you see the results of this fix.

Known Issues

  • There has been an issue with older versions of anti-cheat software used with games where after updating to the latest 19H1 Insider Preview builds may cause PCs to experience crashes. We are working with partners on getting their software updated with a fix, and most games have released patches to prevent PCs from experiencing this issue. To minimize the chance of running into this issue, please make sure you are running the latest version of your games before attempting to update the operating system. We are also working with anti-cheat and game developers to resolve similar issues that may arise with the 20H1 Insider Preview builds and will work to minimize the likelihood of these issues in the future.
  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. We are investigating the issue.
  • If you use remote desktop to connect to an enhanced session VM, taskbar search results will not be visible (just a dark area) until you restart searchui.exe.
  • We’re investigating reports that on certain devices if fast startup is enabled, night light doesn’t turn on until after a restart. (Note: The problem will occur on a “cold” reboot or power off / power on. To work around if night light doesn’t turn on, use Start > Power > Restart.)
  • There’s a noticeable lag when dragging the emoji and dictation panels.
  • Tamper Protection may be turned off in Windows Security after updating to this build. You can turn it back on.
  • Some features on Start Menu and in All apps are not localized in languages such as FR-FR, RU-RU, and ZH-CN.
  • In the Ease of Access settings, selecting a color filter may not take effect right away unless color filters option is turned off and back on again.
  • The IME candidate window for East Asian IMEs (Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and the Japanese IME) may not open sometimes. We are investigating the issue. In the meantime, going to Task Manager and ending the “WindowsInternal.ComposableShell.Experiences.TextInput.InputApp.exe” task from the from the Details tab should unblock you if you experience this issue.
  • We are aware of an issue with the Bopomofo IME where the character width is suddenly changed to Full width from Half width and are investigating.

Known issues for Developers

  • If you install builds from the Fast ring and switch to either the Slow ring or the Release Preview ring, optional content such as enabling developer mode will fail. You will have to remain in the Fast ring to add/install/enable optional content. This is because optional content will only install on builds approved for specific rings.

That was it for this update. If you want to check out more information, you can head out to Windows Blog. 

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Windows Insider – Build 18342 Now Available for Slow Ring https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/02/27/windows-insider-build-18342-now-available-for-slow-ring/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/02/27/windows-insider-build-18342-now-available-for-slow-ring/#respond Wed, 27 Feb 2019 21:34:00 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=35171 Windows 10 19H2

Microsoft’s 19H1 build, the 18342, is now available for slow ring Insiders as well. Do note that PCs with the language ZH-CN will not receive this update due to an issue that’s causing many common Chinese games to crash on launch. What’s New in Build 18342:   Improving Gaming on Windows 10 With today’s new […]

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Windows 10 19H2

Microsoft’s 19H1 build, the 18342, is now available for slow ring Insiders as well. Do note that PCs with the language ZH-CN will not receive this update due to an issue that’s causing many common Chinese games to crash on launch.

What’s New in Build 18342:

 

Improving Gaming on Windows 10

With today’s new build (Build 18342), Microsoft has some fixes that Microsoft can’t wait to have folks try out: the game now runs correctly with parental controls enabled, and the install process is more stable (including a fix for the game being stuck in “Pending” instead of downloading).

  • If you have already tried State of Decay and everything worked: Microsoft would appreciate you uninstalling State of Decay and then trying the install again, to make sure everything still works.
  • If you have already tried State of Decay and something didn’t work: please try again and see if your issue has been addressed. If not, it would help Microsoft a lot if you let Microsoft know using the Feedback Hub in Windows (instructions here in this post). Even if you already sent feedback on the issue before, it’s very helpful to know that it’s still happening on a new version of Windows.
  • If you were not able to get a slot for State of Decay: Microsoft is opened up more slots now, so just go to the Xbox Insider hub and click Insider content to join. NOTE: Microsoft is still limiting availability as Microsoft rolls out, so Microsoft recommend joining right away. If you miss out this time, don’t worry, Microsoft will be adding more again soon!
  • If you are trying State of Decay for the first time: just do the following:
    1. Install the Xbox Insider Hub app on the PC you’ll be fighting on.
    2. Sign in to the Xbox Insider Hub with your Gamertag. If you don’t have a Gamertag, see instructions.
    3. Select Insider Content in the upper left.
    4. Scroll to the bottom and select the Windows Gaming program (in the System section).
    5. Join the program.
    6. Follow the instructions in the previous post, skipping any steps you’ve already completed above.

If you see any problems downloading or installing the game, or if important functionality like game saving isn’t working, please be sure to use the Feedback Hub to tell Microsoft.

Linux Files inside of File Explorer

Microsoft added the ability for users to access Linux files in a WSL distro from Windows. These files can be accessed through the command line, and also Windows apps, like File Explorer, VSCode, etc. can interact with these files. Access your files by navigating to \\wsl$\<distro_name>, or see a list of running distributions by navigating to \\wsl$. You can learn more about this here.

Screenshot of File Explorer showing Linux files.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • The new tamper protection setting in the Windows Security app protects your device by helping to prevent bad actors from tampering with the most important security settings. The setting is now on by default for Insider Preview builds.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where Windows Sandbox would not start on localized builds.
  • Microsoft has done some work to improve error reporting in Windows Sandbox. Now the error dialog includes the error code and a link to the Feedback Hub.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where Windows Sandbox was unexpectedly throwing an error due to referencing a deleted file under Windows.old.
  • Windows Sandbox now captures hotkeys in full screen.
  • Windows Sandbox now supports configuration files! These files allow users to configure some aspects of the sandbox, such as vGPU, networking and shared folders. A blog post to explain this new feature will be available here.
  • Microsoft improved the capabilities of the wsl.exe command line interface, by adding new features such as importing and exporting distros and consolidating existing features from wslconfig.exe, such as listing distros and setting defaults.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where if the Magnifier was enabled and set to docked mode, a machine would crash and reboot on sign-in creating a boot loop.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in build unable to log into WinRE with an admin account in the last couple of flights.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where if you unpinned groups from Start, apps might end up thinking their tiles were still pinned.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in being unable to re-arrange pinned folders in Start’s tile grid.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where the text explaining the Downloads section of Storage Sense had unexpected characters in it.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where Settings would sometimes crash when opening “Advanced Display Settings” from Display Settings.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where after changing an app’s audio endpoint, it might no longer follow master volume changes.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to add a drive to the list of folders to exclude when setting up Enhanced Search in Settings.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue with the Settings header at certain window sizes where long names might be truncated in the middle, rather than wrapping properly.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue from the previous flight where right-clicking the desktop would bring up a light colored context menu in the dark theme.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue impacting Emoji Panel and Clipboard History reliability.
  • Microsoft has made another fix to address reports of devices getting stuck with “Hibernating…” text on the screen on resume from hibernate.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that could cause Windows login to forget the last logged on user, and instead would display the sign-in prompt for the default user from the list after dismissing the lock screen.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where an issue where some of the Real-Time Protection options for Malwarebytes Premium are not able to be turned on.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in Internet Explorer’s menu bar not always appearing if enabled.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in CDPUserSVC using an unexpectedly large amount of CPU for prolonged periods of time.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in DWM crashing frequently for some Insiders on the previous flight.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in certain games recently going into a black screen/not responding state if their resolution was lower than 1920*1080 and the game entered fullscreen.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in certain games no longer rendering UI updates (appearing visually stuck) after using Alt + Tab to quickly switch away and back to the game.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in significant video and audio lag when projecting videos from certain devices on recent builds.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where turning off Location from the Action Center might take multiple clicks to react.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in single Unicode character insertion failing for IMEs, the touch keyboard, and the Emoji Panel in certain types of edit controls recently.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in the left and right arrows on the touch keyboard inserting 4 and 6, respectively, in certain languages.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where newly installed apps might not show up in search results.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in the Search pane becoming truncated if launched after rotating the device orientation from horizontal to vertical.
  • Microsoft fixed a high impact issue resulting in a decrease in Start reliability in the last couple of flights.
  • Microsoft fixed a recent issue where if you hid the search icon in the taskbar, a number of win32 apps would unexpectedly redraw when opening the Start menu.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in unexpected flickering if you used a pen or touch in certain win32 apps to launch a second instance of the app when in tablet mode.
  • Have a need to create a file that starts with a dot? File Explorer will now allow you to rename a file to be something like “.gitignore” – previously there would be an error siting that you needed to provide a name.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in File Explorer potentially hanging when trying to rename, delete, or move MKV files in the previous flight.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders not being able to open Cortana when in Tablet Mode.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in the taskbar blinking if an AC adapter was attached when the device had less than 20% battery.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in the taskbar disappearing for a second when dismissing Start/Cortana/Search on a secondary monitor.
  • We’re updating the name of the “Windows Light” theme to now be “Windows (light)”.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where Cortana’s icon on secondary monitors wouldn’t update colors after switching between light and dark theme.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where when using light theme + small icons + a vertical taskbar orientation, text written on the taskbar would stay white and thus wouldn’t be readable.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in open apps not being shown on the taskbar (but being visible in Alt + Tab).
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in greys having an unexpected slight pinkish/purple-ish tinge on some devices in recent flights.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in DWM crashing after enabling high contrast.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue in Ease of Access’s Cursor and pointer settings, mouse pointer size, and color are now retained on upgrade. There is a remaining issue with mouse pointer showing white color instead of the selected color after signing out and signing back in.
  • When using the Magnifier with larger pointers, it pans smoothly as the pointers change shape.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where navigation mode on Orbit display could not be changed.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where the Narrator paused unexpectedly when reading through a PDF.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where users were unable to join or switch between Winds Insider rings.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where the Windows Security app may show an unknown status for the Virus & threat protection area, or not refresh properly.

 

As always you can read known features and full changelog hereWindows 10 Insiders in the Fast Ring can download the update by Checking for Updates in Settings.

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You Can Now Skip Ahead to Test New Windows 10 19H2 Builds https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/01/30/you-can-now-skip-ahead-to-test-new-windows-10-19h2-builds/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/01/30/you-can-now-skip-ahead-to-test-new-windows-10-19h2-builds/#respond Wed, 30 Jan 2019 21:14:45 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=34777 Windows 10 19H2

Microsoft is bringing back Skip Ahead to Windows 10 insiders, this time to test 19H2 builds. The update will launch this Fall. The almost completed update, the 19H1, will be rolling out this Spring. Hello #WindowsInsiders, have opened up Skip Ahead again so those Insiders interested in trying out super-early builds from our dev branch. […]

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Windows 10 19H2

Microsoft is bringing back Skip Ahead to Windows 10 insiders, this time to test 19H2 builds. The update will launch this Fall. The almost completed update, the 19H1, will be rolling out this Spring.

If you want to enroll for Skip Ahead, make sure you do it now. You can do that by heading to your Windows Insider Program settings and choosing “Skip ahead to the next Windows Release.” If you opt to stay on the Fast or Slow rings, you’ll continue to test 19H1 builds until its broad release.

 

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Windows 10 Insider Build 18317 – Cortana Separated from Search https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/01/16/cortana-seach-build-18317/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/01/16/cortana-seach-build-18317/#respond Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:55:29 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=34620

Microsoft is finally separating Cortana and Search in the latest Windows Insider Build 18317. The update adds many more under-the-hood changes regarding Search, Fonts and Windows Console. What’s new in Build 18317 The Big Change – Separating Search and Cortana Going forward, we’ll be decoupling Search and Cortana in the taskbar. This will enable each experience […]

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Microsoft is finally separating Cortana and Search in the latest Windows Insider Build 18317. The update adds many more under-the-hood changes regarding Search, Fonts and Windows Console.

What’s new in Build 18317

The Big Change – Separating Search and Cortana

Going forward, we’ll be decoupling Search and Cortana in the taskbar. This will enable each experience to innovate independently to best serve their target audiences and use cases. Some Insiders have had this update for a few weeks now, and we appreciate all the feedback we’ve received about it so far! For those new to this update, when it rolls out to you, you’ll find clicking the search box in the taskbar now launches our experience focused on giving you the best in house search experience and clicking the Cortana icon will launch you straight into our voice-first digital assistant experience.

The next step in improving Start reliability

As some of you may already know, up until now Start in Windows 10 has been hosted by something called ShellExperienceHost.exe. In order to provide you with the best possible Start experience, we’re separating it into its own process, called StartMenuExperienceHost.exe. This has a number of benefits, including simplifying debugging and insulating Start from potential issues impacting other surfaces. This has been running as an experiment for a few weeks now and we’ve seen measurable improvements in the reliability amongst those that have the change, so we’re rolling it out to everyone.

We’re also making a change so that Start no longer suspends, which improves launch time.

A Better Font management experience in Settings

Insiders today can now drag and drop font files from File Explorer into the modern Settings > Fonts page to install them. After installation, click on the font in the Font page, to view the different font faces associated with the font and all the details of the font. You can also uninstall the font from this font details page. Drag and drop font installation by default is installed as a per-user font which does not require elevation, hence it will not be available for other users. To install the font for all users in the device, use the “Install for all Users” option by right-clicking the font on file explorer.

Windows Console Updates

We’ve made several fixes & improvements in Windows Console in and leading up to build 18317, including:

  • Fixed GitHub issue 296 where the incorrect mouse button ID was being reported when a mouse button was released, resulting in an “unexpected mouse-drag behavior” regression
  • Fixed GitHub Issue 313, enabling colors above index #15 to be set via VT OSC 4
    • Colors <= 99 fixed in this build
    • Colors > 99 fixed in up-coming build
  • Corrected sizing issues for Linux alt-buffer apps (e.g. vim, emacs, etc.) resulting in more reliable resizing
  • Fixed some issues with Consoles growing in height if scroll-forward is disabled
  • Fixed ConPTY, enabling underline VT sequences to now pass correctly, allowing ConPTY-enabled apps (e.g. VSCode’s integrated terminal) to correctly receive and display underlined text
  • Made ConPTY flush its output buffer before terminating ensuring apps receive all input and display correct output
  • When running Tmux, correctly restore state after Win + D, resulting in Tmux’s last line of text rendering correctly
  • Fixed Console to preserve a Console window’s currently colored text when executing Cmd.exe
  • If using raster fonts, Console now correctly preserves the user’s font after running .NET Core code (which defaults to UTF-8 codepage 65001)
  • Correct how Console scrolls text region, fixing how text is rendered in Linux’ `screen`
  • Significantly improved performance of ConPTY – perf now very close to “raw pipe”

So these were the key features of Build 18317. As always, you can read about General changes, improvements, and fixes on the Windows Experience Blog!

 

 

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Windows Insider – Build 18312 Rolls Out to Fast Ring Insiders https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/01/09/windows-insider-build-18312/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/01/09/windows-insider-build-18312/#respond Wed, 09 Jan 2019 20:06:26 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=34542

Microsoft is rolling out Build 18312 to Fast Ring Insiders. This builds includes several new features to check out, including improvements to the “Reset this PC” UI and the subsystem for Linux Command Line Tool. What’s New in Build 18312 Reserving disk space to keep Windows 10 up to date: In 19H1, we’re making a few changes […]

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Microsoft is rolling out Build 18312 to Fast Ring Insiders. This builds includes several new features to check out, including improvements to the “Reset this PC” UI and the subsystem for Linux Command Line Tool.

What’s New in Build 18312

  • Reserving disk space to keep Windows 10 up to date: In 19H1, we’re making a few changes to how Windows 10 manages disk space. Through reserved storage, some disk space will be set aside to be used by updates, apps, temporary files, and system caches. Our goal is to improve the day-to-day function of your PC by ensuring critical OS functions always have access to disk space. With reserved storage, updates, apps, temporary files, and caches are less likely to take away from valuable free space and should continue to operate as expected. Reserved storage will be introduced automatically on PCs that come with 19H1 pre-installed or on PCs where 19H1 was clean installed.
  • FLS Slot Limit Increase: As PCs get more powerful, musicians have created increasingly complex projects with more tracks, more instruments, and deeper effects chains. As a result, some of those musicians were running up against an FLS (Fiber Local Storage) slot allocation ceiling that prevented them from loading into their DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) as many unique plugins as they’d like. This build greatly raises that per-process FLS slot allocation ceiling, allowing loading potentially thousands of unique plugins. Beyond musicians, this change will positively impact any application that dynamically loads hundreds or thousands of unique DLLs that have statically-linked Visual C++ runtimes, or otherwise allocates FLS slots.
  • Reset this PC UI Improvements: We added new UI for Reset this PC as part of Settings > Update & Security > Recovery. The new UI provides a more consistent experience across devices with different configurations and requires fewer clicks to complete.
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux Command Line Tool Improvements:
    • Consolidated command line options – The wsl command line tool now includes options to manage your WSL distros that are included in the wslconfig command line tool. We intend to only update the wsl tool with the latest management options moving forward.
    • Import a distro for easy sideloading including to non-system drives – Use the “–import” option to imports a tar file as a new distribution. You can specify the distribution registry to the location of your choice including non-system drives.
    • Export your WSL distribution for simpler environment management – Use the “—export” option to export a distribution to a tar file. Your distro will export to your default downloads location.

 

Fast Ring Insiders can update their PC now to install this build. To check out other General changes, improvements, and fixes, click here.

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Windows Insider : Redstone 5 Build 17741 now Rolling out to Fast Ring Insiders https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/08/17/redstone-5-build-17741/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/08/17/redstone-5-build-17741/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:02:28 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=32609 Redstone 5

Another Redstone 5 update is here. The Windows 10 Redstone 5 Insider Preview is for fast ring insiders featuring mew bug fixes and other improvements. This is the second Redstone 5 Build released this week. Here are the changes : Coming today for Build 17741, we’ve added a new entry point to Your Phone app. […]

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Redstone 5

Another Redstone 5 update is here. The Windows 10 Redstone 5 Insider Preview is for fast ring insiders featuring mew bug fixes and other improvements. This is the second Redstone 5 Build released this week.

Here are the changes :

  • Coming today for Build 17741, we’ve added a new entry point to Your Phone app. Notice a desktop pin? It’ll take you directly to Your Phone app – for quicker access to your phone’s content. Or go through the all apps list in Start Menu, or Windows key and search for Your Phone app. You pick how you get there, just get there.
  • We’ve updated the Emoji Panel to now support search and tooltips for the Emoji 11 emoji that were added recently. These keywords will also populate text predictions when typing with the touch keyboard.
  • We fixed an issue where the taskbar flyouts (network, volume, etc) no longer had an acrylic background in recent builds.
  • We fixed an issue affecting certain apps where after quitting the app from its systray icon, the next time the app launched it would only display its systray icon (and not the corresponding open app window).
  • We fixed an issue in recent builds resulting in Spotlight taking an unusually long time to switch pictures after selecting “Not a fan” from under “Like what you see?”
    We’re updating the image size limit for clipboard history (WIN+V) from 1MB to 4MB to accommodate the potential size of full screen screenshots taken on a high-DPI devices.
  • We fixed an issue where if you opened Cortana and then clicked the Notebook icon before starting your search, then window would end up truncated.
  • We fixed an issue where if Action Center was already open, Narrator wouldn’t announce incoming notifications.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in autoplay notifications not appearing recently until you pressed WIN.
  • We fixed an issue where if you received a toast, manually dismissed it, and immediately received another toast, you would hear the second toast ding but not appear.
  • We fixed an issue where if Settings was open to “Bluetooth & Other Devices” and then minimized to the taskbar, when you tried to resume the app Settings would crash.
  • We fixed an issue from recent builds where the first time you manually selected the date in Date & Time Settings, it would revert to Jan 1st.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the Min/Max buttons in the Microsoft Store app frame overlapping the app content if it was open when switching from tablet mode into desktop mode.
  • We fixed an issue from recent builds resulting in share target windows (aka the app you select when prompted from the Share UI) not closing when you pressed Alt+F4 or the X.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in IMEs not being able to type East Asian characters into forms in Microsoft Edge.
  • We’ve made some adjustments to improve the amount of CPU that cdpusersvc uses.

 

Known issues

  • Your PC will bugcheck (GSOD) when deleting a local folder that is synced to OneDrive.
  • When you use the Ease of Access Make Text bigger setting, you might see text clipping issues, or find that text is not increasing in size everywhere.
  • Narrator sometimes does not read in the Settings app when you navigate using Tab and arrow keys. Try switching to Narrator – Scan mode temporarily. And when you turn Scan mode off again, Narrator will now read when you navigate using Tab and arrows key. Alternatively, you can restart Narrator to work around this issue.
  • After setting up a Windows Mixed Reality headset for the first time on this build with motion controllers, the controllers may need to be re-paired a second time before appearing in the headset.

So that’s everything for this Redstone 5 update. Check out the full changelog here.

Keep following for more news on Windows Insider Builds

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Windows Insider : Build 17723 and Build 18204 Now Available for Insiders In Fast and Skip Ahead Rings https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/07/26/windows-insider-build-17723-and-build-18204-now-available-for-insiders-in-fast-and-skip-ahead-rings/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/07/26/windows-insider-build-17723-and-build-18204-now-available-for-insiders-in-fast-and-skip-ahead-rings/#respond Thu, 26 Jul 2018 19:31:08 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=32260

Microsoft is rolling out another Redstone 5 build for Windows Insiders in the Fast Ringt today in addition to the Redstone 6 build for those in the Skip Ahead ring. Yes, Skip Ahead is back again! Build 17723 is rolling out to Fast, and 18202 in Skip Ahead, with both builds including the same several […]

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Microsoft is rolling out another Redstone 5 build for Windows Insiders in the Fast Ringt today in addition to the Redstone 6 build for those in the Skip Ahead ring. Yes, Skip Ahead is back again!

Build 17723 is rolling out to Fast, and 18202 in Skip Ahead, with both builds including the same several noteworthy features and changes.

What’s new?

• Mixed Reality: Today we are excited to announce that we are adding the ability to peer into your physical environment through Flashlight – without removing your headset! With the latest Windows Insider Program build, you can open a portal into your real world at any time via the Start menu, a button shortcut, or a voice command. This opens a low-latency pass-through camera feed connected to your controller. It’s comfortable, intuitive, and keeps you immersed.

• Microsoft Edge: The Microsoft Edge team introduced new Group Policies and MDM settings for IT administrators to manage Microsoft Edge. The new policies include enabling/disabling full-screen mode, printing, favorites bar, and saving history; prevent certificate error overrides; configuring the Home button and startup options; setting the New Tab page and Home button URL and managing extensions.

• Microsoft Edge: Retired XSS Filter: We are retiring the XSS filter in Microsoft Edge beginning in today’s build. Our customers remain protected thanks to modern standards like Content Security Policy, which provide more powerful, performant, and secure mechanisms to protect against content injection attacks, with high compatibility across modern browsers.

• Unicode 11 comes with 157 new emoji – as of today they’re now available for Insiders to try in the build. Including superheroes, redheads, a softball, a pirate flag and a llama all made the cut. You can access them using the Emoji Panel (WIN+.) or the touch keyboard.

• Leap Second Support– Windows will now support these occasional 1-second adjustments in a traceable and UTC-compliant manner. What’s a leap second? As the earth’s rotation slows, UTC (an atomic timescale) diverges from mean solar time or astronomical time. Once UTC has diverged by at most .9 seconds, a Leap Second is inserted to keep UTC in-sync with mean solar time. Since the practice of inserting leap seconds began in 1972, a leap second has typically occurred every 18 months.

• Precision Time Protocol– For the highest accuracy environments, you can now improve your time accuracy by leveraging a new time protocol that delivers far more accurate time samples to the endpoint (Windows Server 2019 or Windows 10, host or virtual machine).

• Software Timestamping– You can now further improve your network time accuracy by eliminating the software delay introduced by the Windows networking stack.

We have introduced a simplified assigned access configuration page in Settings that allows device administrators to easily set up their PC as a kiosk or digital sign. This new page provides a wizard experience that walks you through the kiosk setup flow including creating a kiosk account that will automatically sign in on device start.

We are very excited to announce that Microsoft Edge now works with assigned access which allows IT administrators to create a tailored browsing experience designed for kiosk devices.

Have you ever had to stop what you were doing, or wait for your computer to boot up because the device updated at the wrong time? We heard you, and to alleviate this pain, if you have an update pending we’ve updated our reboot logic to use a new system that is more adaptive and proactive. We trained a predictive model that can accurately predict when the right time to restart the device is. Meaning, that we will not only check if you are currently using your device before we restart, but we will also try to predict if you had just left the device to grab a cup of coffee and return shortly after.

In RS5, we’re making it easier to access the Game bar. In this flight, you can now discover Game bar from the Start menu or bring up Game bar by using the Win + G shortcut at any time.

As always, you can check out the full changelog at the Windows Blog, including a list of known issues and more!

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Windows Insider Build 17713 : Resetting Skip Ahead, Edge Improvements and more https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/07/11/windows-insider-build-17713/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/07/11/windows-insider-build-17713/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:31:28 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=32052 Windows Insider

Microsoft pushed out another update for Windows Insider and this time, the company is resetting Skip Ahead’. That means if you have opted for Skip Ahead Builds while being an Insider, you’d be automatically put back into the Fast ring. What’s new in Build 17713 Microsoft Edge Improvements • Per-site media autoplay controls: You can […]

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Microsoft pushed out another update for Windows Insider and this time, the company is resetting Skip Ahead’. That means if you have opted for Skip Ahead Builds while being an Insider, you’d be automatically put back into the Fast ring.

What’s new in Build 17713

Microsoft Edge Improvements

• Per-site media autoplay controls: You can now control autoplay permissions on a per-site basis under the “Website permission” section of the Website Identification pane – just click the information icon or lock icon on the left side of the address bar and click “manage permissions” to get started.

• Lookup definitions for words in Reading View, Books, and PDFs: We’ve added a new dictionary function, so you can look up definitions for key words when reading a page or document. Simply select a single word to see the definition appear above your selection.

• You can choose to have a word read aloud to you to hear the correct pronunciation or expand more details from the definition. You can toggle whether definitions appear and which types of content they work in under the “General” tab of the Microsoft Edge settings menu.

Microsoft Edge PDF Reader Improvements

• Improved toolbar options: The toolbar available on a PDF document opened in Microsoft Edge will now show text descriptions for the icons to make them easily understandable. by the users. New options like “Add notes” are now available in the toolbar so that these tools are handy when you need them.

• Pin/unpin PDF toolbar: The toolbar can now be pinned at the top of the document, making all the PDF tools easily accessible if you need them. You can also unpin the toolbar for an immersive reading experience. If the toolbar is unpinned, it will hide itself – just hover over the top area to bring it back.

• Rendering improvements: We’ve included a bunch of rendering performance fixes with this build. Now you will see less and less of the white pages when you navigate through PDF files in Microsoft Edge. All these things should help when using  a  word to pdf converter.

 

• With Build 17666, we introduced extended line ending support for Notepad. We’re excited to share that today’s build has a few more surprises in store based on what you’ve been telling us!
• Wrap-around find/replace: We’ve made significant improvement to the find/replace experience in Notepad. We added the option to do wrap-around find/replace to the find dialog and Notepad will now remember previously entered values and the state of checkboxes and automatically populate them the next time you open the find dialog. Additionally, when you have text selected and open the find dialog we will automatically populate the search field with the selected text.

• Text zooming: We’ve added options to make it quick and easy to zoom text in Notepad. There is a new menu option under View > Zoom to change the zoom level and we display the current zoom level in the status bar. You can also use Ctrl + Plus, Ctrl + Minus and Ctrl + MouseWheel to zoom in and out and use Ctrl + 0 to restore the zoom level to the default.

• Line numbers with word-wrap: A long outstanding request has been to add the ability to display line and column numbers when word-wrap is enabled. This is now possible in Notepad and we’ve made the status bar visible by default. You can still turn the status bar off in the View menu.

Other Improvements:

• We’ve improved the performance when opening large files in Notepad.
• Notepad now supports Ctrl + Backspace to delete the previous word.
• Arrow keys now correctly unselect text first and then move the cursor.
• When saving a file in Notepad, the line and column number no longer reset to 1.
• Notepad now correctly displays lines that don’t fit entirely on the screen.

Don’t forget the checkout the full official change log (click here) for Windows Insider Build 17713.

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Windows 10 Build 17711 : Here’s Everything That’s New https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/07/07/windows-10-build-17711-heres-everything-thats-new/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/07/07/windows-10-build-17711-heres-everything-thats-new/#respond Sat, 07 Jul 2018 21:12:09 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=32006

Microsoft has released build 17711 yesterday for Fast Ring Insiders and a lot of things are changed. This build is the latest one from Redstone 5 development branch making it a preview for this year’s fall update. What’s New? Microsoft Edge Improvements • Learning tools get richer: Under learning tools available on Reading View, you […]

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Microsoft has released build 17711 yesterday for Fast Ring Insiders and a lot of things are changed. This build is the latest one from Redstone 5 development branch making it a preview for this year’s fall update.

What’s New?

Microsoft Edge Improvements

• Learning tools get richer: Under learning tools available on Reading View, you can now see additional themes. These let you choose the theme color which is best for your eyes.

• Along with highlighting Parts of speech you can now also change the color in which the Past of speech should be highlighted as well as turn on an indicator right over it. Making it much easier to identify the part of speech.

• Line focus: Helps improve focus while reading an article by highlighting sets of one, three, or five lines.

• New consent box for saving Autofill data: Microsoft Edge seeks your permission each time to save your passwords and card details for Autofill purposes. We have come up with improved design and string changes to the consent notification pop-up. This improves discoverability and provide clarity on the value of saving this information. The changes include introducing password and payment icons, improved messaging, and highlighting of options. One interesting update would be the cool micro-animations for the new password and payment icons.

• PDF toolbar improvements: PDF toolbar can now be invoked by just hovering at the top to make the tools easily accessible to the users.

Fluent Design Updates

At Build 2018 we shared our vision of the evolution of Fluent Design. We introduced acrylic to many of our default menus recently, and today to help improve user focus we’re bringing added depth in the form of shadows.

Shadows provide visual hierarchy, and with Build 17711 many of our default modern popup type controls will now have them. This is enabled on a smaller set of controls than what the general public will eventually see, and Insiders can expect to see the support grow in subsequent builds.

Note: This is a work in progress and you may see some glitches or oddities – this will be improved across flights.

Display Improvements

A new Windows HD Color page is now available under Display Settings! Windows HD Color-capable devices can show high dynamic range (HDR) content, including photos, videos, games, and apps. This depends on your display and your PC. The “Windows HD Color Settings” page linked in Display Settings now reports your system’s HD Color capabilities. This feature allows capable systems to configure HD Color feature. The HD Color settings page is your one-stop shop to understand and configure your device’s settings. If you have an HDR-capable display connected to a recent PC, please give it a try and send us feedback!

Registry Editor Improvements

Have you ever been typing into the regedit address bar, and the next part of the path is just on the tip of your tongue, but you can’t remember? Starting with today’s build, you’ll now see a drop-down as you type to help complete the next part of the path! Oh, and you can also press Ctrl + Backspace to delete the last “word”, which makes backing up work that much faster. The key combination Ctrl + Delete will delete the next word.

That was it for this update. Keep following us for more tech news. And check out our NES Classic Unboxing!

Image and Information Source: Windows Blog

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Windows Insider : Build 17682 Is Now Available for Fast Ring Insiders https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/05/31/windows-insider-build-17682-is-now-available-for-fast-ring-insiders/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2018/05/31/windows-insider-build-17682-is-now-available-for-fast-ring-insiders/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 22:25:15 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=31298

Another week and another test build for insiders. Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 build 17682 to Fast ring Insiders, as well as those who have opted in to receive Skip Ahead builds. Included in the latest build are a whole raft of new features, including more improvements for Sets, more options to manage […]

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Another week and another test build for insiders. Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 build 17682 to Fast ring Insiders, as well as those who have opted in to receive Skip Ahead builds. Included in the latest build are a whole raft of new features, including more improvements for Sets, more options to manage your projection experience, and more.

Here are some new features in Build 17682 :

Managing your wireless projection experience

• One of the things we’ve heard from you is that it’s hard to know when you’re wirelessly projecting and how to disconnect if your session especially if started from file explorer or from an app. In today’s build, just like remote desktop you’ll see a control banner at the top of your screen when you’re in a session. The banner keeps you informed of the state of your connection, allows you to quick disconnect or reconnect to the same sink and allows you to tune the connection based on what you are doing. This tuning is done via the settings gear, which optimizes the screen to screen latency based on one of the three scenarios:
• Game mode minimizes the screen to screen latency to make gaming over a wireless connection possible.
• Video mode increases the screen to screen latency to ensure the video on the big screen plays back smoothly and without glitching.
• Productivity modes strikes a good balance between game mode and video mode where the screen to screen latency is responsive enough that typing feels natural, while ensuring videos don’t glitch too often.
• By default, all connections start off in productivity mode. Stay tuned to this space as even more functionality is coming to the banner! Can’t wait to hear what you think of banner. Let us know via the Feedback Hub!

 

Microsoft Edge improvements for web developers

• Web Authentication preview: Microsoft Edge now includes unprefixed support for the new Web Authentication API (a.k.a. WebAuthN). This evolves our previous support for the WebAuthN specification to enable the updated version of the API by default.
• Web Authentication provides an open, scalable, and interoperable solution to facilitate authentication, which replaces passwords with stronger hardware-bound credentials. The implementation in Microsoft Edge allows users to use Windows Hello (via PIN or biometrics) and external authenticators like FIDO2 Security Keys or FIDO U2F Security Keys, to securely authenticate to websites. We’ll have more to share about Web Authentication in Microsoft Edge soon!

 

RSAT is now available on demand!

• What does that mean? You no longer have to manually download RSAT every time you upgrade! Just go to “Manage optional features” in Settings (the fastest way there is to search for that) and click “Add a feature” – you’ll now see all of the RSAT components listed. Pick the ones you want, and the next time you upgrade Windows will automatically ensure all those components persist the upgrade (just like any of our other on-demand features, like speech resources or OpenSSH). Thanks to everyone who logged feedback asking for this! We’d love for you to try this out on today’s build and let us know what you think.

Post-upgrade setup

• You may see this window showing after you upgrade. Don’t worry – all your stuff is still there! We know some of you bought and setup your devices a long time ago – the features available in Windows have changed since then, so we’re giving you an opportunity to go through the setup questions you may have missed to ensure your device has the best setup possible. Click “Let’s Go” to go through those setup questions or click “Skip for now” if you want to go straight to your desktop. The conditions for showing this page are cloud programmable and may change over time.

So that’s it for this week, guys. Make sure you check out the list of bug fixes and known issues. You can get this update right now if you’re an Insider on Fast or Skip Ahead rings.

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