It's Wednesday, and that means that it's time for a new Windows Insider Preview in the Dev channel. Microsoft released build 21327 today, and all that's new is an improved look for the news and interests feature that was introduced not too long ago. Also, if you've got a Windows on ARM PC, you'll find that PowerShell now defaults to x64 instead of x86, now that x64 emulation is happening.
But as usual, there's also a list of fixes, improvements, and known issues. Here's the long list of what got fixed:
- We fixed an issue impacting the reliability of Start and other modern apps in recent flights.
- We fixed an issue where a toggled key on the touch keyboard had the wrong background color when you hovered the mouse cursor or pen over it. This change is currently being rolled out to a subset of Insiders at first to help us quickly identify issues that may impact performance and reliability.
- We fixed an issue where the KANA input mode in the touch keyboard was not persisted on next launch when using the Japanese 106/109 traditional keyboard layout.
- We fixed an issue with the new “Paste as plain text” option in clipboard history where the text was cramped in some languages.
- We fixed an issue for specific clipboard content where if you click the first entry in clipboard history would paste something different than what was selected.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the emoji panel and IME candidate window drawing partially offscreen sometimes in recent flights.
- We fixed an issue that could result in a bug check with IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL when installing certain apps.
- We fixed an issue from recent flights that could result in login screen and DWM hangs.
- We fixed an issue where if your primary monitor uses HDR and your secondary monitors were using SDR, thumbnails for apps in the taskbar on the primary monitor would be black.
- We fixed a bug where display changes might unexpectedly cause a window to grow or shrink. This was mostly isolated to systems with monitors set to different scaling factors (DPI).
- We fixed an issue in recent flights where your PC might freeze if you rotated it while in tablet mode.
- We fixed an issue that could result in lag when using the Xbox Game Bar to record your gameplay on a monitor that was 144Hz or higher.
- We fixed an issue in recent builds that could result in stutter when playing games while using multiple monitors.
- We fixed an issue leading to erroneous notifications after each upgrade indicating new apps had been added to the Startup Apps section in Settings.
- We fixed an issue that could result in upgrades getting stuck at 88%.
- We fixed an issue resulting in errors when launching MSIX packaged desktop apps in recent Dev Channel builds.
Here's what's still broken:
- We’re looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
- Live previews for pinned sites aren’t enabled for all Insiders yet, so you may see a grey window when hovering over the thumbnail in the taskbar. We’re continuing to work on polishing this experience.
- 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.
- [News and interests] We’re addressing an issue where news and interests may not be available when signing into Windows without internet access but returns when online.
- [News and interests] Sometimes the news and interests flyout cannot be dismissed with pen.
- [ARM64] Insiders who installed the preview version of the Qualcomm Adreno graphics driver on the Surface Pro X may experience reduced brightness of the display. This issue is fixed with an updated version of the preview graphics driver at https://aka.ms/x64previewdriverprox. If you are experiencing this issue, please see the feedback collection for more information.
- We’re working on a fix to address reports from Insiders that the Chinese text for the lunar calendar in the clock and calendar flyout is no longer displaying properly as of the previous flight.
- We’re working on a fix for an issue starting with the previous flight where the status information is not being displayed under Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update when you’re up to date.
- We’re investigating reports that Insider devices are experiencing hangs when an Xbox controller is connected while shutting down, restarting, or entering sleep in recent Dev Channel builds.
- We’re investigating an issue where devices with Bitdefender installed may experience a black screen and/or explorer.exe crashes after upgrading to builds 21313 and higher. If you are running Bitdefender, you may choose to pause updates until we release a build with a fix.
- Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) users who upgrade to this build will be unable to use the GPU Compute feature. We’re working on a fix for this. Users who do a clean install will not be affected.
- We’re working on a fix for an issue where some devices with Realtek network adapters running driver version 18.104.22.168 may experience intermittent loss of network connectivity.
- The About page in Settings is not available in this build – we are working on a fix. If you need access to rename your computer, you can do so by running systempropertiescomputername.exe.
Once again, the builds in the Dev channel aren't tied to a release of Windows 10. That means that there's no way of knowing when there's going to be a magic window where you can switch off Insider Preview builds. Being that the last two feature updates are enablement packages, anyone looking to switch back to production has had to do a factory reset.
Anyway, if you want the build, you can get it through Windows Update, and you can enroll in the Dev channel through Settings.