Windows 10 Insider build 19551 brings minor fixes to Fast Ring Insiders

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Microsoft has just announced the release of the Windows 10 Insider build 19551 for Fast Ring Insiders, which is a minor update that only brings a couple of bug fixes. As you may know, the Windows Insider team recently explained that going forward, they would use the Fast Ring to test experimental features that may not ship with the 20H2 update later this year, but this new build doesn’t bring anything new.

In the release notes, Microsoft included a reminder about the Windows Update experiment that was announced in December with the release of the preview build 19536. If you’re running the build 19536 or newer, Windows Update will now list optional updates (drivers, feature updates, and monthly non-security quality updates) won’t be downloaded automatically. Instead, Insiders can now download them manually by going in Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > View optional updates. This experiment will last through March 5, 2020, the Windows Insider team explained today.

Other than that, the preview build 19551 does bring a couple of quality improvements, you can find the full list of bug fixes and known issues below:

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • We fixed an issue resulting in snipping not working on secondary monitors.
  • Thank you for reporting that the Optimize Drives Control Panel was incorrectly showing that optimization hadn’t run on some devices. We’ve fixed it in this build.
  • We’ve fixed an issue causing Remote Desktop Connection crashes when attempting to connect to multiple sessions.
  • We’ve made a server-side fix to address the issue causing Narrator Home to crash when selecting the “What’s New” button in Narrator Home.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in the language defaults listed at the top of Language Settings unexpectedly being blank.
  • We’ve done some work to help address feedback reports that screenshots (WIN+Shift+S) pasted into Outlook would be unexpectedly large.
  • We fixed an issue where, if you’d changed the candidate pane font for the Pinyin IME, it would be reset back to default after you reboot your PC.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon in the notification area sometimes unexpectedly drawing in white (making it unreadable) when using light theme.

Known issues

  • BattlEye and Microsoft have found incompatibility issues due to changes in the operating system between some Insider Preview builds and certain versions of BattlEye anti-cheat software. To safeguard Insiders who might have these versions installed on their PC, we have applied a compatibility hold on these devices from being offered affected builds of Windows Insider Preview. See this article for details.
  • We are aware Narrator and NVDA users that seek the latest release of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium may experience some difficulty when navigating and reading certain web content. Narrator, NVDA and the Edge teams are aware of these issues. Users of legacy Microsoft Edge will not be affected.
  • The cloud recovery option for Reset this PC isn’t working on this build. Please use the local reinstall option when performing Reset this PC.
  • We’re looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
  • We’re investigating reports that some Insiders are unable to update to newer builds with error 0x8007042b.
  • We’re looking into reports that some Insiders are unable to update to newer builds with error 0xc1900101.
  • We’re looking into reports of certain external USB 3.0 drives not responding with Start Code 10 after they’re attached.
  • The Documents section under Privacy has a broken icon (just a rectangle).
  • The IME candidate window for East Asian IMEs (Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and the Japanese IME) may not open sometimes. We are investigating your reports. As a workaround if you encounter this, please change the focus to another application or editing area and back to the original and try again. Alternatively, you can go to Task Manager and end the “TextInputHost.exe” task from the Details tab, and it should work afterwards.

Last but not least, the Windows Insider team announced today that they won’t release to the public “Project Catnip,” a Progressive Web App dedicated to the Windows Insider Program that was announced back in May. “Due to some technical limitations, we were not going to be able to offer the experiences we wanted to for Insiders through the PWA. We’re still looking at solutions for some of the features we investigated in the PWA,” the team explained.

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