Here's what's fixed, improved, and still broken in Windows 10 for PCs build 14971

It's a new week, which means that Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build to the Fast ring. Build 14971 for PCs does contain a few new features, but nothing too major.

New features include the new Get Office (Beta) app, which we reported on earlier today. It also adds the new 3D Paint app, makes PowerShell the default command line script, and allows users to read EPUB documents in the Edge browser.

As usual, there is a long list of fixes, improvements, and known issues. Here's what's fixed and improved in the PC build:

  • First introduced to Insiders in Build 14926, the experimental “Snooze” action on a tab in Microsoft Edge which provides you with a way to set a Cortana reminder on the website you are viewing is no longer available. Based on data we gathered and feedback we received, we decided to remove it from the product and re-evaluate the feature for a future release.

  • The cursor will no longer be shown while inking – we believe this makes the experience feel even more like pen on paper. Try it out and let us know what you think!

  • We’ve improved reliability when using the protractor and inking in Sketchpad.

  • We’ve updated some of our desktop wizards (including “map a network drive” and “extract from zip”) to now be proportionally sized when moved across monitors.

  • We fixed an issue where Magnifier’s keyboard shortcuts sometimes wouldn’t work on the Lock screen.

  • We fixed an issue that could result in sometimes not being able to completely remove files in the Windows.old folder using Disk Cleanup.

  • We have enabled OAuth support for Yahoo Mail accounts. This will improve sync reliability for those accounts, and provide a more secure experience in the Outlook Mail app.

  • We fixed an issue where trying to shut down the PC while certain Device Manager dialog boxes were open would result in the PC being stuck at the “Restarting…” screen.

  • We fixed an issue where, as closing multiple tabs with middle click in Microsoft Edge, the width of the tabs might change, resulting in potentially unexpectedly closing the wrong tab.

  • We fixed an issue where the copy link option when right-clicking a hyperlink in Microsoft Edge wasn’t work.

  • We fixed an issue where, if you changed the size of the Microsoft Edge window, and then closed the app by closing the final tab, the next time Microsoft Edge is launched it would once again be the default size, rather than retaining the preferred window size.

  • We fixed an issue where pinned tabs in Microsoft Edge were not being restored.

  • We’ve made a number of translation improvements, including for Chinese speakers fixing a translation error in the dialog that appears when installing multiple fonts at once, as well as one in Settings > System > Battery. If you see any other translations that aren’t as you’d expect, please log feedback – we’re listening!

  • We fixed an issue where, if you already hand a notification expanded in the Action Center, clicking the chevron to expand a second notification would result in it expanding then immediately closing.

  • We fixed an issue where preferred Start menu width might not be preserved after rebooting.

Here are the known issues:

  • Navigating to Settings > System > Battery will crash the Settings app.

  • Using keyboard monitor hotkeys to adjust brightness won’t work as expected. Desired brightness change could be done via the Action Center or by going to Settings > System > Display.

  • Apps such as Store, Photos, and People may launch on their own after your PC has been inactive for a period of time. To stop these apps from launching on their own, un-maximize the app before closing it.

  • As we have previously announced we are working on the Windows Holographic Shell that is going to be included in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. In today’s flight you will see the Windows Holographic First Run app. While you will be able to launch the app and walk through the first few screens, it won’t detect any hardware. This app and the Windows Holographic Shell is still under active development here at Microsoft and with our partners.

As you can see, none of the known issues should be dealbreakers, especially if you're used to running builds from the Development Branch. It's likely, however, that more known issues will be added over time, as they tend to be found once Insiders are testing them.

If you're on the Fast ring, you can grab 14971 by heading over to Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Update -> Check for updates. If you're not, go to the Windows Insider Program tab and click Get started. Once your PC reboots, go back and make sure that you're on the Fast ring.

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