Windows 10 version 2004 gets an optional update ahead of this month’s Patch Tuesday

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Microsoft has just released a new optional patch for Windows 10 version 2004, which comes less than a week ahead of this month’s Patch Tuesday. The new patch is the build 19041.488, which includes various quality fixes for the Windows 10 touch keyboard, File Explorer, the tablet experience, and more.

You can find a list of highlights below, and the full list of fixes is available on Microsoft’s support site:

  • Updates an issue that might prevent ActiveX content from loading.
  • Updates an issue that might cause apps that use the custom text wrapping function to stop working in certain scenarios.
  • Updates an issue to reduce the likelihood of missing fonts.
  • Updates an issue that prevents users from reducing the size of a window in some cases.
  • Updates an issue that causes the touch keyboard to close when you touch any key.
  • Provides the ability for Dolby Atmos for Headphones and DTS Headphone: X to be used in 24-bit mode on devices that support 24-bit audio.
  • Updates an issue with a blurry sign in screen.
  • Updates an issue with Windows Update becoming unresponsive when checking for updates.
  • Updates an issue that causes File Explorer to stop working when you browse directories of raw images and other file types.
  • Improves the tablet experience for convertible or hybrid devices in docked scenarios.
  • Improves the user experience of the Windows Hello enrollment pages for face and fingerprint setup.
  • Updates an issue that prevents you from unlocking a device if you typed a space before the username when you first signed in to the device.
  • Updates an issue that causes applications to take a long time to open.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents apps from downloading an update or opening in certain scenarios.
  • Updates an issue that causes Microsoft Office applications to close unexpectedly when using a Korean IME.
  • Updates time zone information for the Yukon, Canada.

As usual, those of you who skip this optional patch will still get all these fixes in this month’s Patch Tuesday update, to be released next week. It’s a bit unusual for Microsoft to release optional updates so close to Patch Tuesday, but the company does so to test those fixes with a subset of Windows 10 ahead before releasing them to all users running the latest version of the OS.

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