While Gabe Aul and the rest of the Windows team has promised Windows Insiders a more frequent pace of builds, they were also very careful in outlining that newer releases would be focused on fixes rather than features. With that being said, the latest Windows 10 Redstone Insider Preview build 14257 is another one of those fix-it builds that fixes the following:
- The issue of periodic app crashes or other memory related app errors due to a memory management change has been resolved. If you were having issues launching the Git client for Windows, you should now be able to launch it in this build.
- The Connect button now shows up again in Action Center.
- F12 Developer Tools will now load correctly Microsoft Edge.
- We fixed an issue where suggested apps were being shown on the Start menu even though “Occasionally show suggestions in Start” was turned off under Settings > Personalization > Start.
- We fixed an issue where if you try to change the Lock screen picture with “Get fun facts, tips, tricks and more on your lock screen” turned on it will revert back to the default.
- We fixed an issue where the positions of desktop icons get jumbled up after switching DPI settings from 100% to 150% or 175%.
- We also fixed an issue where pasting files into a new .zip file (compressed folder) in File Explorer by either right-clicking or Control-V would not work. You should be able to paste tiles into new .zip files just fine now.
Understandably, the new pace of build releases lends itself more to a fix and release cycle versus the month long waits that required more tooling and feature development in the early days of Windows 10 development.
Happy downloading, Insiders!Further reading: Microsoft, Redstone, Windows 10