Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 19564 to the Fast ring with new Graphics settings

It's a new week, and that means that it's time for a new Windows 10 Insider Preview in the Fast ring. This week, it's build 19564, and as usual, there's not much in the way of new features. Instead, there's an updated Graphics settings page, which gives you better control over which GPU apps will run on.

Here's the full changelog:

Graphics Settings Improvements

We’ve updated the Graphics settings page (Settings > System > Display > Graphics settings), allowing for better control over designating which GPU your apps run on. With this update, the app list and GPU preference are pre-populated on a best effort basis to improve the default preference management experience. If your desired app isn’t pre-populated, you can still add it by using the app selection drop-down.

You’ll notice alongside this, we’ve also added a search box and a filter for the list of apps.

Other updates for Insiders

Preview the new Calendar app on Windows 10

We’ve been working on an improved version of the Calendar app for Windows 10 and the preview is now available to Windows Insiders! Here is a sneak peek of what’s new in the preview:

  1. New themes: choose from over 30 different themes!
  2. Improved month view: Month view now includes an agenda pane that lets you see your day’s events at a glance.
  3. Simplified event creation: We’ve made it even easier to add an event to your calendar.
  4. Redesigned account navigation: We’ve collapsed the account navigation pane, leaving more space for your day’s events. All of your syncing calendar accounts are now represented as clickable icons on the left.

You can try the preview by going to the Calendar app and selecting the toggle to try the new experience. Don’t worry, you can always switch back at any time! We are excited to hear what you think of the new experience.

As usual, the "Other updates for Insiders" section is independent of the build, so this will be something that doesn't require build 19564. Instead, this is an app update, and as Microsoft notes, you can always switch back to the production version if you want to.

Today's build is from the prerelease branch, and as is the new way of doing things, it's not tied to a specific Windows 10 release. All we really know is that these features are slated for some time after the spring update, and since the fall update is expected to be minor like 19H2 was, everything from the prerelease update probably won't show up in production until next year.

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