Here are the known issues in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14342

Kip Kniskern


Ha ha ha Microsoft released a new build at like 7:30 on a Tuesday night, yeah right…. oh wait.

Aside from the known issue of maybe getting a little too happy with the red button, there are some other caveats with build 14342, the most important among them dealing with extensions, and it’s a bit of a tricky one. From the Windows Blog post:

Important note: There is a bug in this build that occurs if you turn off all extensions without uninstalling them, you may not be able to close the browser or get context menus to work. To avoid this issue, uninstall any extensions you no longer want to use instead of turning them off. If you do hit this issue, to get out of this state you will need to turn on one or more extensions or uninstall all extensions, kill any Microsoft Edge processes running in Task Manager, and restart Microsoft Edge.
So do be careful with extensions while you’re on this latest build. There are some other known issues, as well, including issues with the Feedback Hub, Symantec products, QQ from Tencent, and a few more:
  • Feedback Hub is not localized and the UI will be in English (U.S.) only, even with language packs installed.
  • Feedback Hub takes about 20-30 minutes after updating to this build to download and populate itself if launched from Start. If you launch Feedback Hub from All apps – it will force the app to hydrate.
  • Symantec products such as Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security are causing PCs to bluescreen (bug check).
  • The QQ app from Tencent crashes. We’re working on a fix for the issue.
  • If you are using a non-English keyboard, you can’t accept Bash prompts.
  • We are investigating an issue where if you’re running Insider Preview builds in certain languages, the All apps list on Start appears empty. A workaround for this is to use search to launch apps.
  • We have reduced the number of instances where boxes are seen when entering emoji. You may still see them in some text fields – we’re working on it!

In addition, it looks like the WiFi Sense feature allowing you to share networks with your contacts is gone, and it sounds like for good, due to low usage, low demand, and a high cost of updating the code:

We have removed the Wi-Fi Sense feature that allows you to share Wi-Fi networks with your contacts and to be automatically connected to networks shared by your contacts. The cost of updating the code to keep this feature working combined with low usage and low demand made this not worth further investment. Wi-Fi Sense, if enabled, will continue to get you connected to open Wi-Fi hotspots that it knows about through crowdsourcing.
As always, we’re working day and night to bring you the latest Windows 10 news, so stay tuned to WinBeta!