It’s that time of the week again! Dona Sarkar and the Windows Insider team have hit the big red button for the next huge preview, releasing build 16237 into the Fast ring for PC. Here’s what you can expect rolling our to your Insider devices today.
- Read aloud with word and line highlighting for all websites
- PDF read aloud
- Other improvements to address your feedback
- No more logging out to fix blurry desktop apps
- Notification and Action Center improvements
- My People improvements
- Emoji Panel turns it up a notch
- Improved touch keyboard experience
- Handwriting panel improvements
PC Gaming Improvements
- Updated Game Mode icon on the Game bar
- GPU performance updates
- New “virtual machine gallery”
All of this as well as a long list of usual changes, improvements, and fixes for PC that you can peruse.
- We fixed an issue from the last flight where doing a PC reset via Settings > Update & security > Recovery and choosing “Remove everything” might put your device into a reboot loop. It is now safe to use this option again.
- We fixed the issue causing some inbox apps to be displayed with a name that looked like “ms-resource:” and listed at the bottom of Start.
- We fixed an issue from recent flights resulting in the Photos, Groove Music, and certain other app’s live tiles not working.
- We fixed a high hitting crash impacting Start and Cortana in recent flights.
- We fixed a recent issue where you’d find two Connect apps in Start – one as expected, with a blue app icon, one unexpected with a light grey app icon and non-functional.
- We’ve updated Start so that if you press and hold on an app in the all apps list, the context menu will now appear after a moment, rather than first having to lift your finger.
- We’ve added a new option to Cortana to enable or disable showing your cloud content in the search results.
- We fixed an issue where Cortana search might drop the first typed character if Microsoft Edge was the foreground app.
- We fixed an issue from recent flights where Alt+<number> wasn’t working in Win32 apps to input special characters.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the up/down keys potentially hanging input when used after typing something into certain search boxes that offered dropdown suggestions.
- We fixed an issue where the Network & Internet Status Settings page might say a network was public even though it had been set to be private using the Control Panel.
- We fixed an issue where the “More”/“Less” text wasn’t localized in the custom color picker in Color Settings.
- We fixed an issue where switching away and back to Windows Spotlight in Lock Screen Settings resulted in an infinite spinner in the preview image.
- In order to fulfill our promise to always ship with quality, we have made the decision to disable Chinese (Simplified) dictation. It will be back once we have had some time to smooth out the experience. Voice input for English (United States) will still be available.
- We fixed an issue from the last few flights where Task Manager was frequently hanging on launch for some Insiders.
- We fixed an issue from the last flight resulting in Storage Spaces unexpectedly erroneously saying there was no disk space available.
- For Insiders flighting using the Pro edition on a Surface Laptop, we’ve addressed a recent issue where Win32 apps (for example PowerShell and Command prompt) were blocked by Device Guard after upgrading.
- We fixed an issue some people were experiencing resulting in content copied from Screen Sketch and pasted elsewhere appearing to be just a black box rather than the expected sketch.
- We fixed the issue causing Xbox Live in-game experiences such as gamer profiles, achievement details, and other dialogs to fail to load.
- We’ve updated the Win32 MessageBox to now be natively per-monitor DPI aware! That means it should no longer be blurry when used in mixed DPI environments, or when changing DPI. Curious to try it? One place in particular MessageBox is used is in Notepad, in the error dialog that pops up if you search for a word that’s not found in the text.
Of course, as with any new build, there are some known issues to go over as well. Let us know what your favorite improvements and features were for the Windows Insider Preview build 16237 in the comments below.