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  1. Edge Dev 87.0.644.4 is out with dark theme in sidebar search Microsoft usually releases its latest Edge Dev build earlier in the week, but it can be forgiven since the team was pretty busy. This week was Microsoft's Ignite 2020 conference, the company's biggest event of the year. News from the Edge team is that the browser is coming to Linux next month. Today, the team released Edge Dev version 87.0.644.4. There isn't much in the way of new features, but there are a couple of things. For one thing, there's dark theme support in sidebar Search. Here's the full changelog: Added dark theme support to sidebar Search. Rolled out support more broadly for new Kiosk Mode features like idle timeout and automatic download deletion via management policy. Of course, there are a bunch of fixes and known issues. Here's what got fixed for improved reliability: Fixed an issue where installing the latest version of Safari on Mac will cause Edge to show Error Code 6 instead of loading tabs. Fixed an issue where PDFs don’t load. Fixed an issue where certain websites crash immediately. Fixed a crash when closing a window. Fixed a crash when choosing where to download a file. Fixed a crash on launch on Mac. Here's what got fixed for changed behavior: Improved favorites deduplication by preventing duplicates from being able to exist to begin with. Note that this only affects any favorites that are synced moving forward, and existing duplicates on devices must still be removed manually. Improved support for websites pinned to the Taskbar to show informational badges. Fixed an issue where smooth scrolling stops working. Fixed another cause of Youtube videos not entering fullscreen properly and instead zooming a lot or growing to the size of the whole window. Fixed an issue on Mac where Shy UI or the tops of webpages aren’t functional in fullscreen mode. Fixed an issue where file sharing using the Web Share API fails. Fixed an issue where unpacked extensions that fail to reload are left in a disabled state with no way to fix them. Fixed an issue where dropdown inputs on webpages sometimes don’t appear. Fixed an issue where cancelling edits on Collections items edits them anyway. Fixed an issue where certain websites like NFL don’t sign in properly when Tracking Prevention is enabled. Fixed an issue where the keyboard shortcut to invoke search in the Sidebar doesn’t work in PDFs. Fixed an issue where Read Aloud in PDFs doesn’t start from the current selection or location. Fixed an issue where ink drawn on PDFs appears blurry. Finally, here are the known issues: Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on Youtube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/known-issue-adblock-causing-errors-on-youtube/m-p/14... for more details. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. Opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window. For users with discrete GPUs, updating graphics drivers may help. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it. As always, you can force update your browser by going to Settings -> About Microsoft Edge, or you can just wait for it to be updated in the background. Edge Dev 87.0.644.4 is out with dark theme in sidebar search
  2. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20221 to the Dev channel with Meet Now It's Wednesday at 10am PT, so Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build in the Dev channel. The build is number 20221, and the only new feature is called Met Now, something that was previously exclusive to Skype. Now, it's going to show up in the taskbar, letting you quickly start a meeting. Other than that, there's a new pinning feature for notifications in Your Phone, but that's an app update and it's not exclusive to this build. Here's the full changelog: Introducing Meet Now in the Windows 10 Taskbar Earlier this year we introduced Meet Now in Skype. Meet Now makes it easy to connect with anyone in as little as two clicks for free and each call can last up to 24 hours. Today, we’re excited to share that we are extending this capability in Windows 10 by bringing Meet Now right to the taskbar. You can now easily set up a video call and reach friends and family in an instant by clicking on the Meet Now icon in the notification area (system tray) of the taskbar in Windows 10. No sign ups or downloads needed. Create a meeting: Join a meeting: This feature is rolling out to a subset of Insiders in the Dev Channel at first, to help us quickly identify issues that may impact performance and reliability. Rest assured they will be gradually rolled out to everyone in the Dev Channel. This build is from the Windows 10 development branch, as are most builds in the Dev channel, and that means that it's not tied to a specific feature update. Once something is promoted to the Beta channel, we'll see which features will arrive in which update. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20221 to the Dev channel with Meet Now
  3. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20215 to the Dev channel It's Wednesday, and that means that it's time for a new Windows 10 Insider Preview in the Dev channel. It's build 20215, and as usual, there's really nothing that's new. In the "other updates" section of the blog post, it notes that Windows search now supports dark mode, but that's a server-side change, so it's not actually part of build 20215. The build does include a bunch of fixes and known issues though. Here's what got fixed: We fixed an issue that could result in the Windows Security app hanging. We fixed an issue that could result in the Windows Security app crashing when navigating to the Exclusions page when there were a large number of exclusions. We fixed an issue where using a restore point that had been created prior to a Microsoft Edge update to do a system restore could result in Microsoft Edge not launching after the restore was finished. We fixed an issue resulting in the text cursor unexpectedly moving to the beginning of a text field when typing with the Korean IME in certain apps. We fixed an issue impacting Voice Typing reliability. We’ve fixed an issue where on a small subset of devices the Start menu did not reflect when an update was pending restart and scheduled restarts are cancelled. 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. 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 investigating reports of some Office applications crashing or missing after updating to a new build. We’re working on a fix for an issue resulting in Settings crashing for some Insiders when opening Manage Disks and Volumes. We’re investigating reports of some devices experiencing a KMODE_EXCEPTION bugcheck when using certain virtualization technologies. We’re working on a fix for the Linux kernel not being installed when using the `wsl –install` command in the Windows Subsystem for Linux. For an immediate workaround run `wsl –update` to get the latest kernel version. We are investigating an issue affecting Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 distros where users can receive the error: “The remote procedure call failed” on startup. We’re investigating a bug where the vEthernet adapter in Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 distros becomes disconnected after a period of use. For full details please follow this Github thread. We’re working on a fix for seeing generic errors when using `wsl –install` in the Windows Subsystem for Linux. As usual, the build is from the development branch, meaning that new features aren't tied to a specific release. But being that there aren't any new features in this build anyway, that's neither here nor there. As always, you can get the build via Windows Update if you're on the Dev channel. If not, you can enroll through the Windows Insider Program tab in Settings. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20215 to the Dev channel
  4. Minor Edge Dev build 87.0.637.0 out now with one new feature and a few fixes Microsoft released the first Edge 87 build to the Dev channel last week, bringing a few new features such as the downloads option prompt, table of contents for PDFs, and more. Along with version 87 making it to the Dev channel, version 86 was also promoted to the Beta channel last week. Today, the firm has released a minor update to the Dev channel bumping up the build to 87.0.637.0. Though this is just the second release of a major new version, there is just one new feature that brings the ability to swipe down on a touchscreen to enable Shy UI. In addition to the single feature, the firm also noted in the feedback summary that it has rolled out the password generator feature that suggests strong passwords automatically for users. As usual, there are the usual fixes for reliability and changed behavior, accompanying the singular new feature. Here is the single feature that was added: Added the ability to swipe downward on touchscreens to activate Shy UI. Here are a couple of updates made to improve the reliability of the browser: Fixed a crash due to sync. Fixed an issue where changing the browser’s theme and then using Shy UI crashes the browser. And the list of fixes to combat changed behavior includes the following: Fixed an issue where the Cookies and Site Permissions Settings page is blank. Fixed an issue where the Collections pane is sometimes blank. Fixed an issue where right-clicking on items in the right-click menu doesn’t select them. Fixed an issue where some websites like Kaltura show an error that the browser is blocking 3rd party cookies. Fixed an issue where attempting to enter Immersive Reader results in an error on certain pages. Fixed an issue where using the Save As option when downloading a file causes the file location prompt to show the same folder every time it first opens instead of the most recently used folder. Fixed an issue where translating content on a page with multiple languages sometimes gives an error that the language it’s being translated to is the same as the current language, even though there is some text on the page that can be successfully translated. Fixed an issue where uninstalling a website installed as an app from outside of Edge (for example, from the Control Panel) sometimes doesn’t cause the app to be removed from Edge’s list of Apps. Fixed an issue where Caret Browsing stays enabled after the browser is closed. As is always the case, the release comes with a list of known issues that users should be aware of. Most of these have been carried from the previous build. Here is the complete list: Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on Youtube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/known-issue-adblock-causing-errors-on-youtube/m-p/14... for more details. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. Opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window. For users with discrete GPUs, updating graphics drivers may help. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it. Users running Dev channel builds should be served the update automatically. However, users can also head into settings and check for updates manually from the ‘About Microsoft Edge’ page to pull the update. Thought today’s release is light on features, more should be on the way in subsequent builds. Minor Edge Dev build 87.0.637.0 out now with one new feature and a few fixes
  5. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20211.1005 to the Dev channel with no changes Just yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20211 to the Dev channel with a couple of new features. It offers access to Linux files in WSL, and you can now search file extensions in the Default Apps page in Settings. Today, those on build 20211 are going to get KB4581021, bringing the build number to 20211.1005. There isn't anything that's new, or at least anything that Microsoft is telling us. According to the blog post, this cumulative update is meant to test the servicing pipeline. Of course, this is something that Microsoft does from time to time. A key part of testing is making sure that cumulative updates actually work, because those have to be delivered monthly throughout the lifetime of a feature update. If all we get are full builds in the Windows Insider Program, then servicing isn't being tested. Right now, Microsoft is working on finalizing 20H2, which is currently in the Beta channel. Once that's generally available, what the Windows Insider team does with the Beta channel should provide some insight into what we're getting in the spring. We know that 21H1 is no longer going to be a major update, so it's either going to be an enablement package like 20H2 and 1909, or it's canceled entirely. Update: Apparently, there are some changes in this update: Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20211.1005 to the Dev channel with no changes
  6. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20211 to the Dev channel with WSL file system access Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20211, the newest preview from the development branch, to the Dev channel. As usual, there's not a whole lot that's new. In fact, there are two key new features in this build. One is that there is search on the Default Apps page in Settings now, so you can just go and search for a file extension to find it. The other is that you can access Linux file systems in WSL. Here's the full changelog: Adding Search to the Default Apps pages in Settings After making some updates to help improve performance, this change to enable searching the lists of file types, protocols, and apps when setting a default is now rolling out to all Insiders in the Dev Channel – thanks everyone who’s shared feedback along the way. Access Linux file systems in the Windows Subsystem for Linux This latest insiders preview build adds the ability for users to attach and mount a physical disk inside of a WSL 2 distro. This enables you to access file systems that aren’t natively supported by Windows (such as ext4). So if you’re dual booting with Windows and Linux, and are using different disks, you can now access your Linux files from Windows! To learn more about this feature please read this blog post on the Windows Command Line blog. Keep in mind that being that this build is for the Dev channel, it's not tied to a specific feature update. These features could arrive in 21H1, is 21H1 even happens, they could arrive in a later update, or they could be canceled completely. This is the nature of perpetually taking builds from the rs_prerelease branch. As always, you can grab the build from Windows update. If you're not on the Dev channel yet, you can sign up through the Windows Insider Program tab. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20211 to the Dev channel with WSL file system access
  7. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20206 to the Dev channel with keyboard improvements It's Wednesday, and that means that it's time for yet another Windows 10 Insider Preview build in the Dev channel. Today's build is build 20206, and as usual, there's nothing in it that's terrible exciting, just like last week's build of only fixes. There are a few minor new features though, mostly having to do with input. As usual for Dev channel builds, it's from the rs_prerelease branch, which is supposed to be the branch that the Dev channel perpetually pulls builds from. This policy, albeit new, has already had exception when it switched from rs_prerelease to mn_release earlier this year, even though it didn't even end up being the 20H2 release. In fact, these builds aren't tied to any feature update at all. And as we see how that's going with 20H2, we're starting to learn what this new Windows Insider Program actually looks like. At some point, a bunch of features will be pulled out of the Dev channel and it will get promoted to the Beta channel as the next feature update. Here's what's new in today's build: Evolving the Emoji Picker Over the last 3 years, we have been adding ways to express yourself when typing in Windows. In addition to adding an emoji picker and support for more emoji, we have also added support for many more languages, kaomoji, and symbols. We have also added ways to manage your clipboard history. We are evolving the emoji picker in Windows to bring many of these separate experiences together as well as introduce some new capabilities such as easy access to animated GIFs. We know that you need more than just emojis to properly convey your message when communicating using text. To that end, we’ve revamped the emoji picker to be a one-stop for expressing yourself while you type on your device! This new experience offers: An updated design: We are making the experience more aligned with our Fluent Design principles, including a new acrylic background. Emoji search: We are improving discoverability of emoji search in supported languages by having an inline search box. Animated GIF support, including search: Going forward, WIN + [.] and WIN + [;] will now enable you to quickly input animated GIFs. The selection of animated gifs will be continuously updated based on current trends and #hashtags. Search is also available for those times where you need to find the perfect reaction gif to succinctly communicate your message. Converging our input experiences across emoji and clipboard history: We are bringing input and clipboard history together into a single experience. You can still press WIN + V to go straight to clipboard history, but now you can also access it by switching to the “Clipboard” category after pressing WIN + [.] or WIN + [;]. We will be continuing to work on input in Windows and would love to hear your thoughts on further improvements. We are lighting up a new area path in the Feedback Hub for you to share your suggestions: Input and Language > Emoji, Kaomoji, GIF and other input. Please note: In order to insert an animated GIF when typing, the text field needs to support it. Animated GIF search requires an internet connection and is powered by Tenor. For more details about languages where animated GIF search is supported by Tenor, please see here. This feature is rolling out to a subset of Insiders in the Dev Channel at first, to help us quickly identify issues that may impact performance and reliability. Rest assured they will be gradually rolled out to everyone in the Dev Channel. Introducing Voice Typing Windows voice typing is the new and improved version of Windows dictation that enables you to type effortlessly with your voice wherever there’s a text field on your PC. Sometimes, using your voice is more comfortable and efficient than typing on a keyboard – with Windows voice typing, you can relax your hands and just say what you want to write. Improved features for voice typing include: A modern design – optimized for use with touch keyboards. Auto-punctuation that allows you to effortlessly put your thoughts down without worrying about question marks and periods (turn it on in settings). An updated back end for the most reliable voice typing experience ever on Windows. Easily start voice typing any time by using the keyboard shortcut (WIN + H) or tapping the microphone button on the touch keyboard. When using the hardware keyboard: When using the touch keyboard: Want to up your voice typing to the next level? Try out the following supported voice commands: Voice typing is available in the following languages/locales*: English (US) English (Australia) English (India) English (Canada) English (United Kingdom) French (France) French (Canada) Portuguese (Brazilian) Simplified Chinese Spanish (Mexico) Spanish (Spanish) German Italian Japanese** *Voice typing will automatically use the language your keyboard is set to (if supported). **Auto-punctuation is not available in Japanese at this time. Please note: we are still working to improve the feature and how it interacts with different applications. In some Office apps you may experience random pauses while using the voice typing feature. If this happens, click the microphone icon again to restart the listening experience. This feature is rolling out to a subset of Insiders in the Dev Channel at first, to help us quickly identify issues that may impact performance and reliability. Rest assured they will be gradually rolled out to everyone in the Dev Channel. Improving the touch keyboard design Some Insiders will start to see our new touch keyboard design rolling out to their PCs. The updated design includes a fresh aesthetic and many other small tweaks, including updated key sizes / layouts to optimize for typing comfort & accuracy. We have also done some work to help improve discoverability and usability of available features. While exploring the updated design, you will notice a number of refinements, including: New key press animations and sounds. Child keys have been optimized for quicker entry – try pressing and holding keys like “e” or “-“ and see how it looks. For those who prefer to keep their keyboard undocked, the option now accessible via a button directly in the candidate bar, and you can easily move the keyboard around using the gripper region at the top of the keyboard. All entries in the settings menu now have labels for improved clarity of available options. We are bringing emoji search to the touch keyboard, so you no longer need to hunt through the different categories to find the one you are looking for. More so, you can also now search for animated GIFs. All accessible from our new expressive input button in the candidate bar. (For more – see our section above on evolving the emoji panel.) A new entry point into voice typing has been added to the left of the space bar in supported languages. (See above section on voice typing.) The touch keyboard can also be invoked on any PC from the touch keyboard button on the taskbar, although you may need to enable the button. To do so, right-click or press and hold on the taskbar, then select “Show touch keyboard button” in the menu. Once the touch keyboard is open, try typing or shapewriting on the keyboard and let us know how it feels. We want to thank Insiders for sharing their feedback about the touch keyboard over the years – your comments directly inspired these changes. We look forward to you trying them out and to even more feedback! Please note: Some of the keyboard layouts for certain languages are still in the process of being updated to the new design. Currently shapewriting is only supported when using the wide or onehanded touch keyboard layouts. This feature is rolling out to a subset of Insiders in the Dev Channel at first, to help us quickly identify issues that may impact performance and reliability. Rest assured they will be gradually rolled out to everyone in the Dev Channel. Cursor movement using the space bar One thing we heard from our customers is the desire to change the cursor position with the touch keyboard. Based on that feedback, we are updating the keyboard so that you can now quickly do this in any text field using gestures on the space bar. All you need to do is place a finger on the space bar and slide your finger left, right, up, or down. As your finger moves, so will the cursor – one character or line at a time. We’ll be continuing to work on input in Windows and would love to hear your thoughts on further improvements. This feature is rolling out to a subset of Insiders in the Dev Channel at first, to help us quickly identify issues that may impact performance and reliability. Rest assured they will be gradually rolled out to everyone in the Dev Channel. As you can see, while there isn't anything game-changing, there's a big focus on input improvements. As usual, you can grab today's build via Windows Update. If you're not on the Dev channel yet, you can sign up through the Windows Insider Program tab. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20206 to the Dev channel with keyboard improvements
  8. Microsoft releases Edge Dev build 86.0.622.3 as the final Edge 86 build It's that time of the week again. If the Dev channel is your preferred flavor of Microsoft Edge, an update is on its way to you. This time its build 86.0.622.3, and what makes this one interesting is that it's the final Edge 86 build in the Dev channel. Microsoft says that there may be some bug fixes, but aside from that, we should see Edge 87 starting next week. Also, that means that Edge 86 is on its way to the Beta channel soon. Since Edge 85 hit the Stable channel last week, we'll probably see Edge 86 in Beta next week. As for today's build, there's not a lot that's new, just a list of minor new features: Added the ability to delete a downloaded file from the file’s entry’s … menu on the Downloads shelf. Added an option to show or hide the Favorites bar from the Favorites management page. Added more alerts when Password Monitor detects a compromised password. Added a management policy for Internet Explorer Integration Testing Allowed. Note that this policy only applies if IE mode is also enabled, and that updates to administrative templates and documentation will come at a later date. Added a management policy to Enable Edge Spotlight Experiences and Recommendations. Note that updates to administrative templates and documentation will come at a later date. Enabled support for Default Sensors Setting, Sensors Allowed For Urls, and Sensors Blocked For Urls management policies from Chromium. Enabled a management policy for Insecure Form Warnings Enabled from Chromium. And of course, there are fixes and known issues. Here are the fixes for improved reliability: Fixed an issue where closing a window when some popups are open sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed a crash when using Read Aloud. Fixed an issue where opening the browser by clicking a link from another application sometimes causes the browser to immediately close again. Fixed an issue where opening Edge by clicking on a link from another application sometimes causes pages not to load and shows error RESULT_CODE_MISSING_DATA. Fixed an issue where Edge sometimes sees a very fast increase in memory usage. Fixed an issue where selecting a OneNote notebook to export a Collection to sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where websites sometimes can’t be installed as apps. Fixed an issue where users signed into the browser with work or school accounts sometimes fail to log into work or school websites. Fixed an issue where clicking on a file’s entry on the Downloads shelf to open it sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where attempting to uninstall Edge Insider channels sometimes fails with a message to close any open Edge windows even though none are open. Here are the fixes for changed behavior: Improved scrolling behavior in PDFs. Improved the number of websites that can use the browser profile’s saved credentials to automatically log in while in IE mode. Fixed an issue where some devices cause webpages to scroll incredibly fast. Fixed an issue where windows sometimes flicker or rapidly switch between two visual states. Fixed an issue where Sidebar search is sometimes not available in PDFs. Fixed an issue on Mac where the Passwords management page in Settings sometimes is blank. Fixed an issue where the Password Protection Login URLs and Password Protection Change Password URL management policies don’t work on Mac. Fixed an issue where some webpages incorrectly detect or display a message that they don’t work in Edge. Fixed an issue where suggestions that appear for URLs to visit when the typed URL doesn’t exist weren’t working. Fixed an issue where signing into the browser sometimes results in the profile picture not appearing. Fixed an issue where copying a page’s address from the address bar sometimes fails or puts the wrong data on the clipboard. Fixed an issue where the window control buttons sometimes overlap some of the tabs in Shy UI if many tabs are open. Fixed an issue where tabs can’t be selected in Shy UI. Fixed an issue where the new tab page is sometimes blocked by Family Safety settings. Fixed an issue where the address bar popup to allow third-party cookies sometimes doesn’t contain an option to do it right there and only contains a link to Settings. Fixed an issue where the caret browsing confirmation popup contains two identical checkboxes. Finally, there are a bunch of known issues: Mac users running the OS 11 preview (Big Sur) may have issues with all versions of Edge either crashing or not launching to begin with. We’ve identified the issue and are working to get it resolved before Big Sur is officially released. Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on Youtube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/known-issue-adblock-causing-errors-on-youtube/m-p/14... for more details. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. Opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window. For users with discrete GPUs, updating graphics drivers may help. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it. That's all there is. You can go to Settings -> About Microsoft Edge to manually update, or it will just happen in the background. Microsoft releases Edge Dev build 86.0.622.3 as the final Edge 86 build
  9. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20201 to the Dev channel Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 build 20201 to the Dev channel. The way the Dev channel works is that it's in a perpetual state of rs_prerelease, so it's never tied to a specific feature update. In fact, being that this is from the Iron development branch, one would have expected that these features would show up in 21H1, but now it seems that that might not be the case with 21H1 potentially canceled. As for this build, there's nothing new. It's just a list of fixes, improvements, and known issues. Here's what got fixed and improved: We’ve fixed an issue where some Microsoft Store games protected by Easy Anti-Cheat failed to launch. Some games may still need to release an update to fully resolve the issue. We fixed an issue where the IME mode indicator in the taskbar was indicating that the IME was enabled when it was actually in disabled state. We fixed an issue in the last few flights resulting in HDR monitors appearing black when HDR was enabled. We fixed an issue where the min/max/close buttons were stuck in their original positions after resizing a UWP app. We fixed an issue where SetInputScope wasn’t working if it was called after the app had been initialized. Here are the known issues: We’re looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build. 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 to resolve syncing issues in the Mail app with certain mail services. We’re working on a fix for an issue where Office documents may open blank when opened from File Explorer. If you encounter this issue on this build or Build 20197, the file should render correctly if opened from within the app rather than File Explorer. We’re investigating reports of some Office applications crashing or missing after updating to a new build. We’re investigating reports of some devices receiving a bugcheck with error code KERNEL_MODE_HEAP_CORRUPTION. We’re investigating reports of the Settings app crashing when opening Manage Disks and Volumes. As always, you can grab today's update via Windows Update. If you're not on the Dev channel yet, you can enroll via the Windows Insider Program tab in Settings. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20201 to the Dev channel
  10. Windows 10 build 20197 is now available with a new disk manager Microsoft missed its usual Wednesday schedule for this week's build of Windows 10 due to a breaking bug, but the company isn't falling completely behind. As a weekend gift, Microsoft is rolling out build 20197 to Insiders in the Dev channel today. This build is a minor one in terms of new features, but it continues the work of bringing more elements that used to be found in the Control Panel into the Settings app. With build 20197, you'll be able to find Disk Management is Settings too. Bringing Disk Management into Settings We mentioned we had more Settings work on the way, and here’s the next one – as of today’s build you’ll now be able to manage your disks and volumes from within the Settings app. This includes tasks such as viewing disk information, creating and formatting volumes, and assigning drive letters. Unlike the existing Disk Management MMC snap-in, this modern experience was built from the ground up to with accessibility in mind. It also features better integration with features such as Storage Spaces and the Storage breakdown page. Go to Settings > System > Storage and click Manage Disks and Volumes to get started. We’d love to hear your feedback once you try it out. The existing Disk Management MMC snap-in is still available for those that need it. Aside from that, Microsoft is only pointing out that the new Apps feature in the Your Phone app is now rolling out to the general public, and not just Insiders. As is the case for many Your Phone features, this one is exclusive to a few Samsung devices, a list of which can be found here. Since Dev channel builds are no longer tied to a specific Windows 10 feature update, we can't really be sure when the changes made in this build will make it to the general public. When Microsoft thinks it's ready, it will bring the features into the Beta channel, and thus begin testing it to be released in the next feature update. Windows 10 build 20197 is now available with a new disk manager
  11. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20190 to the Dev channel Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20190 to the Dev channel today. It's no surprise, as new builds typically arrive on Wednesdays at 10am Pacific, although that can vary if there are any issues. As usual, there's not a lot that's new in build 20190. The firm is changing the post-update experience, and it's going to start launching the Tips app in order to show you what's new. It's similar to how apps have pop-ups showing new features after they're updated. There are also graphics settings improvements, which let you select a default high-performance GPU, and you can pick a GPU on a per-app basis. Here's the full changelog: New post-update experience We know that it doesn’t always feel clear what changed with a major update, or even how you can learn about and try out new features and improvements. This means that updates can feel time consuming without real benefit to you, and we want to change that. We’re introducing a new first run experience via the Tips app that highlights the most exciting changes on your PC after a major Windows 10 feature update is installed. After installing this build, Insiders will see the Tips app is launched highlight some of the most recent new features from the latest Insider Preview builds in the Dev Channel. To see this experience on your device, make sure the “Show me the Windows welcome experience” checkbox in Settings > System > Notifications & actions is checked. Improved Graphics Settings experience While this isn’t a new feature all together, we have made significant changes based on customer feedback that will benefit our customers’ Graphics Settings experience. We have made the following improvements: We’ve updated the Graphics Settings to allow users to specify a default high performance GPU. We’ve updated the Graphics Settings to allow users to pick a specific GPU on a per application basis. If you’re a power user that has multiple high performance GPUs and would like to specify which of those GPUs should be the one used for high performance uses cases, you can now do that by going to Settings > System > Display > Graphics settings or Settings > Gaming > Graphics settings. What this means is that an application that asks for a high-performance GPU will by default use the high-performance GPU you specify on this page. Now if you want even more control, we have also added the ability for you to specify exactly which GPU you want an app to run on using the new “Specific GPU” option. As you can see below, an application can be set to run on your GPU of choice. As usual, this build is from the rs_prerelease branch, meaning that it's all about developing new features and it's not tied to a specific feature update. You can grab the build via Windows Update if you're on the Dev channel. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20190 to the Dev channel
  12. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20185 to the Dev channel - here's what's new Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20185 to the Dev channel, as is typical for Wednesdays. As usual, there's nothing new and exciting in the build. It's just a few minor changes, such as better DNS configuration in Settings, and ADMX Backed Policies in MDM. Here's the full changelog: Improving DNS configuration in Settings We’re making a few changes to the Network section in Settings: Making DNS settings more easily accessible: Editing your DNS server assignment is now a top-level option when you go into your network’s properties page. Encrypted DNS controls in the Settings app: Encrypted DNS (DNS over HTTPS, or DoH) can help increase privacy and security while browsing the web. You can now configure DoH directly in the Settings app to more easily take advantage of this feature: For ethernet connections: Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Status. Click Properties, then select Edit IP assignment or Edit DNS server assignment and it will be available in the popup For Wi-Fi connections: Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi. Click the adapter properties link, then select Edit IP assignment or Edit DNS server assignment and it will be available in the popup. Currently you will not see the encryption options if you go to the individual network’s property page You can add any IP address listed here to unlock the DoH dropdown and choose to use encryption. Once encryption is enabled, you can confirm it’s working by looking at the applied DNS servers in the network properties and see them labeled as “(Encrypted)” servers. If you want to try a custom DoH server we don’t recognize yet, you can configure an IP address to be recognized as a DoH server by using the netsh command documented here at the end of the blog post. As always, appreciate your feedback! New ADMX Backed Policies for MDM Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20175, we have enabled 647 new MDM policies across 56 ADMX files to enable commercial customers to configure policies that are also supported through Group Policies. Contains ADMX based Policies such as App Compat, Event Forwarding, Servicing and Task Scheduler. These new policies can be configured using Intune custom profile. Intune UX is planned to be available later this year. ADMX file name: AddRemovePrograms.admx AppCompat.admx AuditSettings.admx CipherSuiteOrder.admx COM.admx Cpls.admx CtrlAltDel.admx DigitalLocker.admx DnsClient.admx DWM.admx EncryptFilesonMove.admx EventForwarding.admx FileServerVSSProvider.admx FileSys.admx FolderRedirection.admx Help.admx HelpAndSupport.admx kdc.admx LanmanServer.admx LinkLayerTopologyDiscovery.admx MMC.admx MMCSnapins.admx MSAPolicy.admx nca.admx NCSI.admx Netlogon.admx OfflineFiles.admx PeerToPeerCaching.admx PerformanceDiagnostics.admx PreviousVersions.admx QOS.admx Reliability.admx Scripts.admx sdiageng.admx Securitycenter.admx Servicing.admx Setup.admx SharedFolders.admx Sharing.admx Shell-CommandPrompt-RegEditTools.admx Smartcard.admx Snmp.admx TaskScheduler.admxtcpip.admx Thumbnails.admx TPM.admx UserExperienceVirtualization.admx W32Time.admx WinCal.admx WindowsAnytimeUpgrade.admx WindowsConnectNow.admx WindowsMediaDRM.admx WindowsMediaPlayer.admx WindowsMessenger.admx WinInit.admx As usual, the build comes from the Iron development branch, although it's not actually a preview of 21H1. It's similar to how the 195xx builds were from the Manganese branch, but they weren't 20H2. 21H1, if it arrives at all, will be a small, cumulative update-style update. You can grab today's build via Windows Update, as always. If you're not on the Dev channel yet, you can enroll through the Windows Insider Program tab in Settings. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20185 to the Dev channel - here's what's new
  13. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20180 to the Dev channel - here's what's new It's Wednesday, and that means that it's time for a new Windows Insider Preview in the Dev channel. Today's build is number 20180, and there really isn't much that's new. It's a bit surprising, because at this point, there isn't a whole lot coming in the Dev branch at all. Just last week, Microsoft released a new Windows 10 20H2 build, which brought over a whole bunch of features that were previously exclusive to the Dev channel. These include the refreshed Start Menu, Alt-Tab for Edge browser tabs, and more. As for today's news, there are a few notes. For example, Microsoft finally confirmed that a new SDK will arrive alongside each new Dev channel build. It's been happening for a while, but it's official now. Also, those features that were announced for the Dev channel and promoted to the Beta channel are now available for everyone in the Dev channel. If that sounds confusing, that's fine; this was done by the same company that promised no more A/B testing, and then did exactly that. There are some changes, improvements, and known issues in build 20180. Here's what got changed and improved: Based on feedback, we’re changing the tablet posture logic for 2-in-1 devices to now only apply when using a single screen. Based on feedback we’re updating the new folder icon in the Start menu’s All app’s list to be a little smaller so it better aligns with the size of the other icons. We’ve updated the search box in the Default Apps settings pages to improve performance. Here's the list of fixes: We fixed an issue in the last flight where Magnifier wasn’t following the curser in the previous build when the zoom was higher than 100%. We fixed an issue where Task Manager wasn’t showing the Publisher name for UWP apps. We fixed an issue when using the Pinyin IME where tapping “/” on the keyboard wouldn’t produce the right character when using full width mode. We fixed a couple issues that could result in crashes when using Alt+Tab to switch to browser tabs. Finally, here's what's still broken: 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 described above isn’t working for some pinned sites. We’re working on a fix for an issue where sometimes the “close all windows” action in the taskbar doesn’t close not all of the open tabs 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’. Please check out this Github issuefor the latest updates. As always, you can grab today's build by heading to Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Update. If you're not on the Dev channel yet, you can enroll through the Windows Insider Program tab. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20180 to the Dev channel - here's what's new
  14. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20175 to the Dev channel Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20175 to the Dev channel. There are a couple of new features in this build, but one notable change is that this one is supported for AMD-powered PCs, whereas build 20170 wasn't. This is notable because anyone on build 20161 or earlier are subject to their build expiring on July 31. In other words, if you have an AMD processor, you'll want to grab this build. As for the new features, one of them is quick access to pinned sites in Edge, so if you click on a pinned site in the taskbar, you'll see previews for all instances of that site across all of your open windows. Another new feature is Eye Contact for the Surface Pro X, something that was touted back in November when the device was introduced. It corrects your gaze so it looks like you're looking into the camera. Finally, you'll be able to reset UWP apps in PowerShell, rather than only being able to do so in Settings. Here's the full changelog: Improving pinned sites in Microsoft Edge Earlier this month, we announced ALT + TAB between apps and sites, the first of our new productivity enhancements coming to Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Today, we’re announcing another feature we’ve been working on to make you more efficient when browsing the web: quick access to tabs for your pinned sites. Clicking a pinned site on the Taskbar will now show you all of the open tabs for that site across any of your Microsoft Edge windows, just like you’d expect for any app with multiple open windows. Please let us know what you think! This feature is currently rolling out to a subset of Insiders today and requires Microsoft Edge Insider Build 85.0.561.0 or higher (Canary or Dev Channel). NOTE: Since this is an early preview, existing sites on your Taskbar will not experience this new behavior until you remove and re-pin them. For more details on our new multitasking improvements, check out our post on the Microsoft Edge blog. Introducing Reset-AppxPackage For some time now, you’ve been able to reset your UWP apps in Settings – with today’s build we’re now exposing this ability via PowerShell as well. To do this, you’ll need the appx package name, so your use of the command may look like this: >> Get-AppxPackage *calculator* | Reset-AppxPackage The benefit of enabling this via PowerShell is that if needed you will now be able to run the reset commands for certain system components that are not currently listed as available to reset in Settings, for example Start. Please note by nature of this command, if you choose to run it it will reset your experience back to the default experience and you will lose the associated app data. Make a more personal connection with Eye Contact on Surface Pro X Powered by artificial intelligence capabilities of the Microsoft SQ1(TM) processor, Eye Contact helps to adjust your gaze on video calls so you appear to be looking directly in the camera on your Surface Pro X. Windows Insiders can turn this feature on via the Surface app on their Surface Pro X. In the 'other updates' section, there are new icons for Snip & Sketch and Sticky Notes, although those are independent of the build. As always, you can grab today's build via Windows Update. If you're not on the Dev channel yet, you can enroll by going to the Windows Insider Program tab in Settings. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20175 to the Dev channel
  15. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20161 to the Dev channel with a bunch of new features Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20161 to the Dev channel. As usual, the build comes from the Iron development branch, even though the build isn't meant to be tied to a specific release. It's Iron, but it's not 21H1, if that makes sense. It will be 21H1 when Microsoft starts servicing it in the Beta channel. For once, this build has a bunch of new features. For one thing, it has theme-aware tiles in the Start menu, along with the ability to switch between tabs in Edge using Alt-Tab. Here's the full list: Theme-aware tiles in Start We are freshening up the Start menu with a more streamlined design that removes the solid color backplates behind the logos in the apps list and applies a uniform, partially transparent background to the tiles. This design creates a beautiful stage for your apps, especially the Fluent Design icons for Office and Microsoft Edge, as well as the redesigned icons for built-in apps like Calculator, Mail, and Calendar that we started rolling out earlier this year. This refined Start design looks great in both dark and light theme, but if you’re looking for a splash of color, first make sure to turn on Windows dark theme and then toggle “Show accent color on the following surfaces” for “Start, taskbar, and action center” under Settings > Personalization > Color to elegantly apply your accent color to the Start frame and tiles. Want the amazing desktop background shown in the screenshot above? Download our ‘Pride 2020 Flags’ theme from the Microsoft Store! ALT + TAB between apps and sites Are you a multitasker? We have exciting news for you! Beginning with today’s build, all tabs open in Microsoft Edge will start appearing in Alt + TAB, not just the active one in each browser window. We’re making this change so you can quickly get back to whatever you were doing—wherever you were doing it. If you’d prefer fewer tabs or the classic Alt + TAB experience, we’ve added some settings for you under Settings > System > Multitasking. You can configure Alt + Tab to only show your last three or five tabs or choose to turn this feature off completely. This feature is currently rolling out to a subset of Insiders today in the Dev Channel and requires a Canary or Dev build of Microsoft Edge (version 83.0.475.0 or higher). This is just the beginning of productivity enhancements coming to Microsoft Edge—stay tuned! A more personalized Taskbar for new users We want to help customers get the most out of their PCs from day one, and that starts with offering a cleaner, more personalized, out-of-box experience to give you the content you want and less clutter. This provides us with a flexible, cloud-driven infrastructure to test customer reception of default Taskbar content and tailor these layouts based on user and device signal. We will evaluate the performance of individual default properties, monitoring diagnostic data and user feedback to assess an audience’s reception. Using this information, we will tune default layouts to minimize clutter and perceptions of bloatware. Please note that this experience is limited to new account creation or first logon scenarios. We will not use Programmable Taskbar to alter the Taskbar layout on existing accounts. Improving the notification experience We are making some changes to improve the notifications experience in Windows 10. First, know where your toast is coming from by checking out the app logo at the top. Done with the notification? Select the X on the top right corner to quickly dismiss and move on with your life. And second, we are turning off the Focus Assist notification and summary toast by default, so we will no longer let users know that Focus Assist has been turned on through an automatic rule via a notification. This can be changed back to the previous behavior via Settings. Making Settings even better We’re continuing to work on bringing capabilities from Control Panel forward into Settings. As part of this ongoing effort, we are migrating information found in Control Panel’s System page into the Settings About page under Settings > System > About. Links that would open the System page in Control Panel will now direct you to About in Settings. We are also bringing new improvements like making your device information copyable and streamlining the security information shown. And don’t worry—if you’re looking for more advanced controls that lived in the System page in Control Panel, you can still get to them from the modern About page if you need them! There will be more improvements coming that will further bring Settings closer to Control Panel. If you rely on settings that only exist in Control Panel today, please file feedback and let us know what those settings are. Improving the tablet experience for 2-in-1 devices Previously, when detaching the keyboard on a 2-in-1 device, a notification toast would appear asking if you wanted to switch into tablet mode. If you selected yes, you would switch into tablet mode. If you chose no, it would give you the new tablet posture experience introduced in the May 2020 Update (or simply the desktop on earlier versions of Windows 10). We are further updating this experience by changing the default, so that this notification toast no longer appears and instead will switch you directly into the new tablet experience, with some improvements for touch. You can change this setting by going to Settings > System > Tablet. Some users may have already seen this change on Surface devices. And to address confusion with some users getting stuck in tablet mode on non-touch devices, we are removing the tablet mode quick action on non-touch devices. In addition, new logic is incorporated to let users boot into the appropriate mode according to the mode they were last in and whether the keyboard is attached or not. As you can see, there are a bunch of new features. Tablet mode being the default is interesting, because Microsoft used to purposely ask you to opt into it. Now, it's just going to happen. It's possible that this was inspired by Chrome OS's new tablet mode, which also does it automatically. As usual, you can grab the build through Windows Update. If you're not on the Dev channel yet, you can enroll via the Windows Insider Program tab in Settings. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20161 to the Dev channel with a bunch of new features
  16. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20152 to the Dev channel It's Wednesday, and that means that it's time for a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build in the Dev channel. This week, it's build 20152. Unlike last week, there are no new features in the build. It's from the Iron development branch, but according to Microsoft, the builds in the Dev channel aren't tied to a single release. This only happens when it gets promoted to the Beta channel. As for build 20152, there are only a bunch of fixes and some known issues to be aware of. Here's what got fixed: We fixed an issue that could result in Notepad unexpectedly being removed after resetting your PC. If you were impacted by this, you can reinstall Notepad via Optional Features in Settings. We fixed an issue where the “Windows needs space to continue” dialog might have told you to select Continue but no Continue button was displayed. We fixed an issue that could result in the Windows Update icon unexpectedly not appearing in the notification area of the taskbar when an update was ready for reboot. We fixed an issue that could result in an IME typing as if it was ON, when it was actually in OFF state, and tapping the IME mode indicator in the taskbar wouldn’t change the mode. Here are the known issues: We’re working on a fix for an issue causing some systems to crash with a HYPERVISOR_ERROR bugcheck. We’re looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build. We’re aware of an issue where Notepad might fail to reopen files which were automatically saved during a PC restart (if that option is enabled in Settings). Documents can be recovered from %localappdata%\Notepad. Some Insiders may experience a bugcheck and rollback when attempting to update to this build if an Xbox controller is connected to your device. You may see error code 0xc1900101 in Windows Update History. To work around the issue, disconnect or unpair the Xbox controller to successfully update. (Please note that reconnecting the controller after the update will result in a bugcheck.) Starting with the last build, some games and applications may crash at launch or fail to install. We’ve identified the root cause and are working on a fix for a future flight. We’re investigating reports of the screen becoming dimmer after upgrading to the previous build. We’re aware of an issue where Task Manager reports 0.00 GHz CPU usage in the Performance tab. We’re working on a fix for an issue causing Reset this PC to always show the error “There was a problem resetting this PC” when launched from Settings. To work around the issue, use Advanced Startup (Windows RE) to start Reset this PC. As usual, you can get today's build via Windows Update. If you're not on the Dev channel just yet, you can get started through the Windows Insider Program tab in Settings, although the Dev channel might still be called the Fast ring. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20152 to the Dev channel
  17. Microsoft today announced the launch of a developer channel for Internet Explorer. While most popular browsers offer numerous release channels, Microsoft has always held back from this idea and instead launched preview versions of its upcoming releases a few weeks or months before the actual launch. That’s changing. Now, developers and early adopters can install a developer version of IE that can run alongside their existing IE11 installs on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1. Microsoft says the idea here is to give developers a better understanding of the features the team is working on. The company first lifted some of the secrecy that has historically surrounded its browser development a few weeks ago by posting a list of features the team was working on, or at least considering, for inclusion into IE. Now, it’s following this up by actually shipping the bytes, too. Microsoft tells me the developer channel will get updates “when there are meaningful changes” the company wants to push out to developers for testing. To keep the developer channel separate from the existing IE11 installs on Windows 7 and 8.1, the browser will use Microsoft’s Application Virtualization technology to virtualize the install. This, however, means the app incurs a small performance penalty because it doesn’t have direct access to your hardware, so Microsoft recommends that this version shouldn’t be used to measure site performance. It also shouldn’t be installed in an enterprise environment. In this first release, Microsoft is shipping a couple of new tools for developers, including new tools for debugging, as well as better memory and user-interface responsiveness analytics. IE now also supports access to the Xbox controller for web-based gaming, and the team has improved WebGL performance and added support for a number of WebGL features like 16-bit textures and triangle fans. Clearly, Microsoft has understood that if it wants to keep IE relevant, it needs to open up the development process a bit more. This change will also allow Microsoft to get a bit more feedback from developers before it launches a new version (and maybe get some early feedback on security issues, too). What’s unclear, though, is whether Microsoft will also use this channel to test any user-interface changes. Source
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