After a short hiatus for the vacations, Microsoft right this moment rolls out a brand new Home windows 10 preview construct for these Insiders within the Dev Channel.
Construct 21286 is being supplied to all Dev Channel testers and brings with it a serious change to the Home windows taskbar — the addition of a ‘information and pursuits’ feed.
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This alteration sees Microsoft introducing an built-in feed of dynamic content material together with information and climate updates, and customers will have the ability to personalize the feed to go well with their pursuits.
Microsoft explains the advantages as:
- Staying updated: Rapidly look at your information and pursuits instantly from the taskbar. Get caught up on the most recent headlines, climate, sports activities, and extra, then return to no matter you have been doing with out disrupting your workflow. You will have handy entry to information and attention-grabbing content material from over 4,500 world manufacturers corresponding to The New York Instances, BBC or The Verge, and beautiful dwell climate maps. Choose an article to open a streamlined studying view with fewer distractions, so it can save you time and keep targeted.
- Personalize your feed: You may inform us which content material you want seeing or don’t like seeing (choose Extra choices … and select “Extra tales like this” or “Fewer tales like this”) and over time, extra tales in regards to the stuff you care about will present up in your feed, together with ones you would possibly in any other case miss. You too can use emoji to react to tales, too.
- You’re in management: At Microsoft, we consider privateness begins with placing you in management and supplying you with the instruments and data, it’s essential to make knowledgeable decisions. Via information and pursuits, there may be fast entry to the Microsoft Privateness Dashboard. Via the Microsoft Edge browser, there are built-in controls to restrict monitoring from advertisers and third events. And if information and pursuits doesn’t attraction to you, you’ll be able to simply flip it off by right-clicking on the taskbar.
Going ahead, Microsoft plans so as to add the information and pursuits feed to different areas of Home windows, together with the Edge browser.
This function is presently solely accessible to Home windows Insiders in the US, Canada, Nice Britain, Australia, and India, and requires you to have the brand new Chromium Edge browser put in. You will want to reboot when you’ve put in the replace to activate the function.
As well as, this construct additionally allows you to create and handle Storage Areas from inside the Settings app, and run any specified instructions on begin up within the Home windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
Different adjustments and enhancements embrace:
- Based mostly on suggestions, (GitHub challenge #1495) Microsoft is including an choice to disable automated controller-to-virtual-key mapping for UWP apps. If in case you have a necessity to do that, add the next registry key, with a DWORD worth of Enabled set to 0:
Fixes on this construct are:
- Fastened and challenge inflicting some Insiders to see a popup that claims “Your PC bumped into an issue and restart in 1 min” after logging in to Home windows with both an Azure Lively Listing or Lively Listing account on Construct 21277.
- Fastened a problem the place no drives appeared below Settings > System > Storage > Handle Disks and Volumes.
- Fastened a problem leading to some printers getting caught on connecting when added from Settings.
- Fastened a problem that might end in generally unexpectedly being signed out of apps and web sites after rebooting your PC.
- Fastened a problem the place the Home windows Safety icon would generally be unexpectedly giant within the context menu when shift-right-clicking taskbar icons.
- Fastened a problem that might end in MediaTranscoder hanging when transcoding sure recordsdata.
- Fastened a problem the place audio enjoying from UWP apps wasn’t ducking after urgent the microphone icon to start out Cortana listening.
- Fastened a problem that might end in VPN entries within the community flyout getting caught at Motion Wanted till you pressed Cancel and Join once more.
- Fastened a problem impacting contact concentrating on when resizing home windows utilizing contact.
- Made some fixes to our emoji key phrase search outcomes based mostly on suggestions, together with including a brand new key phrase in order that typing “lgbtq” will now return the rainbow flag emoji. Please proceed sharing suggestions with us within the Suggestions Hub below Enter and Language > Emoji Panel.
- Fastened a problem that might outcome within the Learn Aloud choices in Magnifier being unexpectedly greyed out.
- Fastened a problem the place the “Assist make Narrator higher” toggle in Narrator Settings was disabled for Insiders.
- Fastened a problem in order that Narrator will now learn Excel cell contents when verbosity is ready to 2.
- Fastened a problem the place Narrator may not announce whether or not a combo field was in expanded or collapsed state.
- Fastened a problem impacting Narrator’s potential to learn the names of sure hyperlinks on web sites in Microsoft Edge.
- Fastened a problem impacting Narrator’s potential to learn code home windows in Visible Studio.
- Fastened a problem for top distinction customers that might end in Settings crashing when going to Ease of Entry.
Recognized points are:
- Microsoft is engaged on a repair for a problem Insiders have reported the place sure video games like State of Decay 2, or Murderer’s Creed, could cling or crash when launching.
- Microsoft is investigating a problem the place Name of Responsibility: Fashionable Warfare and Name of Responsibility: Black Ops Chilly Warfare could not launch beginning with this construct. In case you play these video games, chances are you’ll want to pause updates till the problem is resolved.
- You could expertise some rendering / graphic points after resizing sure app home windows. In case you decrease all of your app home windows and open them once more it ought to resolve the problem (Press the Home windows key plus D twice).
- Microsoft is investigating a problem the place some 32-bit programs could lose community connection after taking this construct. If you’re working a 32-bit model of Home windows, chances are you’ll want to pause updates till the problem is resolved.
- When Xbox Recreation Bar is launched from Begin or by way of the Home windows key + G when utilizing a textual content editor, the pc could seem unresponsive. In case you encounter this, dismiss the Xbox Recreation Bar with WIN + G and finish the GameBar.exe course of from Process Supervisor.
- Miracast customers could expertise very low body charges on this construct.
- Microsoft is investigating reviews that beginning with Construct 21277 the place explorer.exe / the Home windows shell is hanging and or crashing.
- Microsoft is wanting into reviews of the replace course of hanging for prolonged durations of time when trying to put in a brand new construct.
- Aero Shake is disabled on this construct. To allow it, you have to to go right here in Registry Editor and create a brand new DWORD entry named DisallowShaking with a price of 0:
- Reside previews for pinned websites are usually not enabled for all Insiders but, so you may even see a gray window when hovering over the thumbnail within the taskbar. Microsoft is constant to work on sprucing this expertise.
- Microsoft is engaged on enabling the brand new taskbar expertise for current pinned websites. Within the meantime, you’ll be able to unpin the positioning from the taskbar, take away it from the sting://apps web page, after which re-pin the positioning.
- [News and interests] Generally the information and pursuits flyout could present as offline even when the consumer is on-line.
- [News and interests] Customers can not navigate into the information and pursuits flyout utilizing keyboard.
- [News and interests] In some eventualities, the information and pursuits flyout could seem empty with no content material.
- [News and interests] Generally the information and pursuits flyout can’t be dismissed with contact and pen.
- [News and interests] Information and pursuits makes use of extra taskbar area on the left than anticipated.