Today, as it usually does, Microsoft released its weekly build of Windows 10 to Insiders in the Dev channel, formerly known as the Fast ring. Today's build is 20185, and it includes improvements to DNS settings and a couple of smaller changes.
Of course, like every other build, there's a handful of fixes, improvements and known issues you may want to keep an eye out for before installing the update. In terms of smaller changes, Microsoft has moved the 3D Viewer app into the Windows Accessories folder on the All Apps list in the Start menu. Aside from that, there are plenty of fixes:
- We fixed an issue where sometimes the “close all windows” action in the Taskbar wasn’t closing all of the open tabs for pinned sites.
- We fixed an issue that could result in the network icon in the Taskbar saying there was no internet although there was an active connection.
- We fixed an issue where dragging and dropping an app from Start’s all apps list over to the tile grid to pin it wasn’t working for certain apps.
- We fixed an issue where the letter headers in the Start menu’s all apps list had unnecessary left padding when the all apps list was set to hidden.
- In order to address an issue where the tiles were difficult to read against certain backgrounds when using full screen Start we’re adjusting the background to be slightly less transparent.
- We fixed an issue where when using a Start menu layout applied by MDM, tile groups may disappear after a few days of uptime without rebooting.
- We fixed an issue where if a notification included an inline image the app icon would be slightly out of line with it.
- We fixed an issue where launching an app from its taskbar jumplist wasn’t working for certain desktop bridge apps and instead would result in the app disappearing from the taskbar.
- We fixed an issue resulting in excessive network traffic when using the Open File dialog to navigate to shared network folders where previous versions where enabled.
- We fixed an issue that could result in a blank icon displaying instead of a plus button on the main Default Apps page in Settings after uninstalling the app set as default.
- We fixed an issue where opening Storage Settings then immediately going into one of the sub-pages and then back could result in the page not loading.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the new Microsoft Edge not being listed in the App History section of Task Manager.
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- We fixed an issue impacting touch keyboard launch reliability.
- We fixed an issue where TextInputHost.exe would enter an unresponsive state, leading to clipboard history, the Emoji Panel, and dictation not appearing when pressing their corresponding keyboard shortcuts.
- We fixed an issue that could result in not being able to paste the first entry in clipboard history.
- We fixed an issue that could result in ARM64 devices bug checking when resuming from hibernation.
Of course, some problems are still here, though Microsoft is already working on fixes for a few of them:
- We’re working on a fix for an issue where some Microsoft Store games protected with Easy Anti-Cheat may fail to launch.
- We’re looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
- We’re working on a fix for an issue where the min/max/close buttons are stuck in their original positions after resizing a UWP app. If you move the app window the position should update.
- We’re investigating reports that the new taskbar experience for pinned sites isn’t working for some sites.
- We’re working on a fix to enable live preview for pinned site tabs.
- We’re working on enabling the new taskbar experience for existing pinned sites. In the meantime, you can unpin the site from the taskbar, remove it from the edge://apps page, and then re-pin the site.
- We’re working on a fix for an issue where pinned sites don’t show all open tabs for a domain. In the meantime, you can fix this by pinning the site’s homepage rather than a specific page (e.g. pin microsoft.com rather than microsoft.com/windows).
- We’re working on a fix for an issue where Alt + Tabbing to a browser tab sometimes moves the previously active browser tab to the front of the Alt + Tab list as well.
- Opening a WSL 1 distribution can result in the error: ‘The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request’.
These builds are part of the vNExt development channel, which isn't tied to any specific Windows 10 feature update. Essentially, Microsoft will take features from the Dev channel and bring them to the Beta channel whenever Microsoft is ready to bring those features to a general release. In fact, we've already seen that with build 19042.421, which is part of the 20H2 update. That build included the Start menu improvements that debuted in the Dev channel in build 20161.