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Microsoft releases two new Windows 10 previews with mixed-reality, edge, time, update, and game enhancements



Microsoft today released two new Windows 10 previews for PCs. The first build comes from the RS5 branch, which is the Windows 10 update that the company plans to release later this year, and the second comes from the 19H1 office, which, as the name implies, in the first half of the year next year.

It's rare for the Windows Insider program to receive two new builds the same day (the last time in March), but it's certainly happening more often today than in previous years. Microsoft is becoming more and more comfortable to develop two updates of Windows 10 at the same time.

Windows 10 is being developed as a service, which means it regularly receives new features. Microsoft has released five important updates so far: November Update, Anniversary Update, Creator Update, Fall Creators Update and April 201

8 Update.

Windows 10 Build 17723

This RS5 build introduces a mixed reality function called Flashlight that lets you look into your physical environment without removing the headset. With this build you can always see the start menu, a shortcut or a voice command into the real world. The feature opens a low-latency pass-through camera feed connected to your controller.

Edge has received new Group Policy and MDM settings for IT administrators. Edge, on the other hand, has lost the XSS filter that Microsoft no longer needs thanks to modern standards such as Content Security Policy. Edge also uses Unicode 11 and its 157 new emoji.

This build also brings improvements to the time itself. There is new leap support (keeping UTC in sync with mean solar time), a precision time log (providing much more accurate time data for the endpoint) and software timestamps (eliminating the software delay introduced by the Windows network stack). 19659002]

There is now a simplified map pass page (Settings => for "Assigned Access" => "Set Up Kiosk"), which allows device administrators to easily set up their kiosk or digital sign. In addition, Edge now works with assigned access, so IT administrators can create a bespoke browser experience for kiosk devices: digital / interactive signage, public surfing, public surfing, and normal mode.

As for the updates, Microsoft says it has trained a predictive model that can pinpoint when it's time to restart the device. Not only does Windows 10 check if you are using your device before you restart it for an update, but also if you have left the device for a few minutes.

As far as playing is concerned, Microsoft makes it easier to gain access to the game bar You can now find the game bar in the Start menu or invoke the game bar at any time using the Win + G shortcut.

This desktop release contains the following common fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed an issue that caused the "…" menu to not work in multiple apps (including the Microsoft Store, Photos, and Screen Sketch). If you click on one of the elements, the menu is simply closed.
  • Fixed an issue where, in certain cases, on PCs with multiple monitors, all windows may have been moved "up" and the mouse input has been moved to the wrong place.
  • Fixed an issue where SNMP and the Windows Event Log service might use an unexpectedly large amount of CPU in the last flight.
  • Fixed the issue where Windows Defender Application Guard stopped working after the cumulative update Build 17713.1002 was installed.
  • Fixed an issue with the last flight that reboots into the current build instead of the new build after rebooting to begin the upgrade.
  • An error that caused upgrades of the previous build to fail with error 0x8007001f has been fixed.
  • Fixed an issue with the previous flight that did not start the Window Recovery Environment (WinRE). This caused "Reset this PC" and "Advanced startup" to be missing.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some laptops to go through a CRITICAL PROCESS DIED error check when closing and closing the PC. The connection was dropped.
  • Fixed an issue where ShellExperienceHost.exe crashed when attempting to ping apps to the Start menu.
  • An explorer.exe crash when launching the default settings for apps over WIN + R has been fixed & # 39; control / name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms / page pageFileAssoc & # 39 ;.
  • Fixed an issue where .mkv files used a generic application icon in File Explorer instead of a thumbnail.
  • The delivery optimization settings now have a new one
  • Fixed an issue where suggestions appeared on the main Settings page after a delay, unexpectedly moving the categories of settings.
  • Fixed an issue where the notification settings listed all the possible quick actions in the Enable / Disable quick actions section, even those that are not applicable to the PC being used (including two Focus Assist entries).
  • Fixed an issue where the systray overflow area ended slightly below the taskbar.
  • A network status issue has been fixed in the system tray, which may be outdated in recent builds (showing that there was no connection, and vice versa).
  • Fixed an issue where pinging PCs by names on the same LAN would be case-sensitive] Fixed an issue where using v6v4tunnel to set up a tunnel did not work.
  • Fixed a problem in the previous flight prompt where a typed string could only be deleted on a second line
  • Fixed an issue that caused the task view / timeline to start for some inside insiders newer builds crashed.
  • Fixed an issue where right-clicking an activity in the Timeline was missing the "Delete All From Tag" option
  • When you open a PDF with Microsoft Edge, the activity now appears in the Timeline listed.
  • Fixed an issue where windows sometimes rearranged unexpectedly after exiting Task View without selecting a window.
  • Fixed a problem with recent builds where the taskbar clock triggered graphics device context (HDCs) every time it was rebuilt, resulting in performance issues the longer a PC ran. Several factors can affect performance. So if you're experiencing more issues after upgrading to this build, please report a feedback including a performance trace with a brief repro and description.
  • Fixed a problem unable to distinguish the boundary between two overlapping command prompt windows.
  • The splash screen has been reset to the previous string "These updates will protect you in an online world".
  • Optimizes the design of the Cortana & Search landing page, especially in situations where Cortana is not activated / supported.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Microsoft Jigsaw to stop launching in recent builds.
  • The settings menu in Microsoft Edge ("…") is now Acrylic. 19659013] When you right-click a book in the Microsoft Edge Books section, an option to share the book appears.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a spell check on Microsoft Edge even though the spell checker was disabled n Settings
  • Fixed an issue where using the mouse wheel in Microsoft Edge unexpectedly performed a forward / backward browsing history if the focus was in the address bar and "scroll inactive windows" was disabled.
  • Fixed a problem If you use certain Web sites to listen to music in Microsoft Edge, the mouse may go through a small freeze when the title changes.
  • Fixed an issue that caused applications such as Adobe XD to crash during the last few flights at the touch of a button that could cause a deadlock on certain devices after the pen was used
  • Fixed an issue Fixed an issue that caused the touch keyboard to have a startup animation, even if Show Animations was turned off in the easy-to-use settings] Fixed an issue where starting regedit.exe (or any exe that requires an increment) would turn off a not elevated cmd window with the start command "start" returned a "parameter is false" error.
  • Fixed an issue that caused narrator language (19659013) Fixed an issue where the error "Your fingerprint could not be recognized, use another finger." Unexpected characters were displayed instead of the apostrophe.

In the RS5 branch, this update will increase the Windows 10 build number for PCs from 17713 (available for July 11th testers) to 17723.

This build has 14 known issues:

  • The clock and calendar flyout may not appear until the Start or Action Centers are called (and then both appear at the same time). The same problem may also result in notifications being displayed when Start or the Maintenance Center is opened.
  • You may see some unexpectedly light colors on these surfaces in the dark and / or dark text.
  • When upgrading to In this build, you will find that the taskbar flyouts (network, volume, etc.) no longer have an acrylic background.
  • If you use the "easier access" setting, text clipping problems may be displayed or you may find this text. The size is not increasing everywhere.
  • If you set up Microsoft Edge as a Newsstand app and configure the URL for the start / new tab from the assigned access settings, Microsoft Edge may not start with the configured URL. The correction for this problem should be included in the next flight.
  • On build 17723 (but not build 18204), you may see the notification counting icon overlap with the extension icon in the Microsoft Edge toolbar if an extension has unread notifications.
  • Windows 10 in S-mode may not be able to start Office in the Store because a DLL error is not appropriate for Windows. The error message is that a .dll "either does not run on Windows or contains an error, try reinstalling the program …" Some users were able to work around this by uninstalling and reinstalling Office from the store. If that does not work, you can try not to install a version of Office through the store.
  • When the narrator quickstart starts, the scan mode may not be reliably enabled. We recommend performing the quick start with the scan mode activated. To check if the scan mode is enabled, press the Caps Lock + Spacebar.
  • When using the scan mode, multiple stops may occur for a single control. An example of this is if you have an image that is also a link. That's something we're working on right now.
  • If the narrator key is set to Insert and you try to send a narrator command from a Braille display, these commands will not work. As long as the Caps Lock button is part of the Narrator key mapping, the Braille function works as intended.
  • There is a known problem with automatically reading dialogs where the title of the dialog is spoken more than once] For more information on Narrator's new keyboard layout and other known issues, see Introduction to the document "New Speaker Keyboard Layout ").
  • There is a problem where apps are truncated in tablet mode (ie, missing pixels).
  • If you install one of the last builds from the Fast Ring and switch to the Slow Ring, the optional content, such as the As the activation of the developer mode, fail. You must stay in the Fast Ring to add / install / activate optional content. This is because optional content is only installed for builds that are allowed for specific rings.

Windows 10 Build 18204

This 19H1 build is for Windows Insiders who have chosen the Skip Ahead option, which means they continue to receive builds from the RS_PRERELEASE branch. Only a small subgroup of insiders can opt for "Skip Ahead," as Microsoft still needs testers to help with RS5.

There is not much difference between these two builds. The first build has an extra problem, as mentioned above, but that's about it. In the future, of course, the two will diverge, as RS5 bugs are squeezed and 19H1 gets new features.

Do not install build on your production machine.


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