Windows 10 build 18975 is in the Fast ring with the ability to move Cortana

While Microsoft usually releases its Windows 10 20H1 build for the week on Wednesday, it's a bit late this week. But Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18975 is available in the Fast ring. As usual, it's pretty light on new features.

The only actual new feature is the ability to move the Cortana window. That means it doesn't have to be docked in the taskbar. Microsoft also noted some other improvements that have been rolling out separately, such as the first preview for PowerToys.

Here's the full changelog:

Introducing the ability to move the Cortana window

With the new conversational Cortana experience, we understand that you wanna keep the chat going sometimes, and the default position of the window isn’t always where you’d prefer to have it docked if you’re going to have a longer back and forth. That’s why we’re starting to roll out the option to be able to move the window (by dragging the title bar area), to anywhere you’d like on the screen–just like you can with other windows. You can also resize the window if you’d like. Currently, this change is rolled out to 50% of Insiders with the new Cortana experience, and we’ll continue the rollout as we validate the quality of the experience.

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Improvements

See the latest improvements with WSL in the latest Insider Preview builds.

Other updates for Insiders

Announcing the first preview and code release of PowerToys

Yesterday we announced the first preview and code release of PowerToys for Windows 10. This first preview includes two utilities: the Windows key shortcut guide and a window manager called FancyZones. Check out this article for all the details!

Update on Virtual Desktop renaming

The ability to rename your virtual desktops is now available for all Insiders in the Fast ring! Thanks again everyone who shared feedback requesting this.

To get started:

  1. Open Task View by selecting the Task View icon in the taskbar or pressing WIN+Tab.
  2. Select New Desktop.
  3. Select the desktop name (“Desktop 1”) and it should become editable, or right click the desktop thumbnail and a context menu will appear with a Rename entry.
  4. Input whatever name you’d like, and press enter.
  5. Done!

Again, there's not a whole lot that's new here. Windows 10 20H1 isn't slated to be released until the spring, and under normal circumstances, we'd start testing it around now, rather than months ago. Windows 10 19H2 is still being finalized, and that should happen this month.

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