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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21390

Hi all, Last Wednesday Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21390 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

Very smooth & fast upgrades here.

One strange issue with Edge launching from the run dialog: With Edge closed, open a website by pressing WindowsKey + R, typing an url in the run box & press enter, instead of opening up Edge, a couple of white windows appear & disappear after a few seconds https://aka.ms/AAcrs0t

Changes and Improvements

  • As part of our ongoing iconography improvements, Task Manager and MSI installers now have new Fluent icons.
  • You can now set Windows Terminal Preview as your default terminal emulator on Windows – please see this blog post for details. This requires Windows Terminal Preview version 1.9 (or higher).

Fixes

  • We fixed an issue causing the news and interests text on the taskbar to appear blurry on some resolutions and scaling factors.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain punctuation not being displayed correctly when the display language was Chinese.
  • We fixed a svchost.exe crash related to cdp.dll that some Insiders have been experiencing in recent builds.
  • We fixed an issue impacting Start reliability in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue where when using dark mode, the text in the File Explorer search box would be black on a black background. Please note this only addresses this dark theme issue in File Explorer, we are continuing to investigate a second issue impacting dark theme when using Search in the taskbar.
  • We fixed an issue in recent flights where a folder might not retain keyboard focus after being renamed in File Explorer.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Task Manager showing the incorrect icon for some processes.
  • We fixed a second issue causing some devices to fail when updating to this build with error code 0xc1900101. If you continue to receive this error code when attempting to update, please file a new feedback item.
  • [ADDED 5/27] We have re-enabled the functionality where if a folder under the Start menu’s all apps list only contains a single item, we will now display that item in place of the folder on the Start menu.

Known issues

  • The Windows Camera App currently does not respect the default brightness setting set via the new Camera Settings page.
  • We’re investigating an issue where Search results are unexpectedly no longer following dark theme as of recent flights.
  • [News and interests] We’re investigating an issue where the flyout may occasionally flash in the top left corner of your screen after clicking the button on your taskbar.

source: Windows Blogs

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21387

Hi all, Yesterday Microsoft Released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21387 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

Fast download & smooth install on all my devices, interesting this is the 1st build with no more Internet Explorer 11.

1st thing I tested off course was what if I try to launch iexplore.exe? Very nice experience, any attempt to open up IE returns the Edge Browser with the requested website

You can try this:

  1. right-click start
  2. select run
  3. enter “iexplore.exe https://www.technine.be”

no error message, the site opens up in edge nice!

Changes and Improvements

Fixes

  • We fixed an issue in the previous flight where during the upgrade and in the welcome screens displayed after first sign in, the text was unexpectedly using the Times New Roman font.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders seeing errors when trying to launch Notepad via the Run dialog.
  • We fixed an issue for WSL users, preventing some Linux GUI apps from launching correctly via the shortcut that is automatically added to Start menu.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the reset or change PIN workflows not working.
  • We fixed an issue where for some Insiders, night light was immediately turning off after being enabled.
  • We fixed an issue in recent flights where you might unexpectedly get a “We can’t find an audio device” error when trying to play audio from a connected Bluetooth speaker.
  • We fixed an issue where explorer.exe might crash after repeated use of the touchpad gesture for switching Virtual Desktops.
  • We fixed two issues impacting the ability to print using USB printers.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the Windows Update page potentially becoming unresponsive after clicking Pause Updates.
  • We fixed an issue causing some devices to fail with error code 0xc1900101. While this fix will resolve the problem on some devices, there is a second issue causing the same error code (noted below). We’re working on a fix for this issue as well.
  • We fixed an issue where some devices were re-offered the .NET update after it is installed. After taking this build you should no longer be reoffered the .NET update. If you experience and issue getting Build 21387 because of a pending .NET update, you can work around the issue by pausing then un-pausing updates.
  • We fixed an issue where some devices would crash with a DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION error when using OneDrive Personal Vault.
  • We fixed a ctfmon.exe crash when using ATOK (a third-party IME) if reconversion was triggered in some win32 apps.

Known issues

  • The Windows Camera App currently does not respect the default brightness setting set via the new Camera Settings page.
  • We’re investigating an issue where elements of Search (including the search box in File Explorer) are no longer displaying correctly in dark theme.
  • [News and interests] We’re investigating an issue where the flyout may occasionally flash in the top left corner of your screen after clicking the button on your taskbar.
  • We’re working on a fix for a second issue causing some devices to fail when updating to this build with error code 0xc1900101. When the update fails, it will roll back to the previous build. If you are encountering this issue, we recommend pausing updates until we release a build with the fix.

source: Windows Blogs

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21382

Hi all, Yesterday evening Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21382 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

A special effect on this upgrade with the upgrade screens showing up in times new roman gave it a retro look 🙂 I actually liked it

Happy Upgrading!

What’s new in Build 21382

Bringing HDR support to color managed apps

HDR mode changes the behavior of some creative and artistic apps that use International Color Consortium (ICC) display color profiles, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom Classic, and CorelDraw (amongst others). In the past, these apps were limited to targeting the sRGB color gamut.

We have added a new feature that lets these apps get accurate color and access the full gamut of your HDR display. To turn this feature on, close your application, right-click the app’s icon and click in Properties > Compatibility tab and then under Settings select “Use legacy display ICC color management”. This flag only has an effect in HDR mode.

Application Properties window. HDR ICC compatibility tool can be enabled on the Compatibility tab, under Settings, by checking the “Use legacy display ICC color management” checkbox.

Changes and Improvements

  • As some Insiders have noticed, Device Manager now has the ability to view drivers alongside of devices. The new driver focused “Devices by drivers”, “Drivers by type”, and “Drivers by devices” views enable users to view, install, and remove drivers, while the new “Add drivers” action enables users to add and install new drivers across all applicable devices. Managing drivers directly is more intuitive in many situations than working with them by way of the devices they are installed on, so we hope that developers and power users alike will enjoy the added flexibility. This change was added in Build 21343.
  • The Start menu will launch to help people get to the apps they want quickly after a clean install or upgrade is finished.
  • We’ve updated the new generic folder icon in File Explorer so it will now show an indication when the folder has contents.
  • We’ve updated the touch keyboard to use the Segoe UI Variable font and made some small adjustments to the icons.

Fixes

  • We fixed an issue in the previous flight where after updating some devices unexpectedly showed a warning in the taskbar indicating the version of Windows 10 had reached end of service.
  • We fixed an issue impacting explorer.exe reliability.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in multiple hung SearchProtocolHost.exe processes.
  • We fixed a memory leak that could result in DWM unexpectedly using a lot of memory over time.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain notification toasts unexpected not firing.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in delayed audio playback on ARM64 devices.
  • We fixed an issue where the new unified audio endpoint work wasn’t displaying on ARM64 devices.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in certain games launching to a black screen in recent builds.
  • We fixed an issue where if you select the System option after pressing WIN + X it would just open Settings and not navigating to the About page.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain devices unexpectedly being listed twice on the Printers and Scanners page in Settings.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in Windows Update failing with error 0x80070003.
  • We fixed an issue that could cause pixilation when a colored mouse pointer was set to be a large size.
  • We fixed an issue where the cursive style for closed captions wasn’t displaying in the list on the Captions page in Settings.
  • We fixed an issue where Japanese touch keyboard in 50-on or 12-key layout could show a non-functional and broken text candidate.
  • We fixed an issue where incorrect spacing was applied when using the voice typing to type a parenthesis.
  • We fixed an issue where when using the handwriting panel to write Chinese, pressing the return key wasn’t committing the text.

Known issues

  • The Windows Camera App currently does not respect the default brightness setting set via the new Camera Settings page.
  • We’re investigating an issue where elements of Search (including the search box in File Explorer) are no longer displaying correctly in dark theme.
  • [News and interests] We’re investigating an issue where the flyout may occasionally flash in the top left corner of your screen after clicking the button on your taskbar.
  • During the upgrade and in the initial welcome screens when after first signing in after upgrading, you may unexpectedly see the text that appears to be displayed in Times New Roman font.

source: Windows Blogs

New BugBash from now through May 17th!

Microsot just announced a new BugBash on Twitter

Head over to you FeedBack Hub for daily new quest & earn that new shiny badge!

https://aka.ms/FHQuests

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21376

Hi all, Last Thursday Microsoft Released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21376 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

Start Menu searching looks fixed (typing Windows Key + search word)

Upgrades went smooth here, some devices might show the Build as expiring soon, this is a known issue

Some unexpected notifications on privacy settings, with no apparent trigger, camera & mic privacy settings notify they were blocked, checking settings show they are not. https://aka.ms/AAcgeb8

Device Manager has some nice new tricks:

Adding Drivers

Sorting devices by driver! that’s gonna save a whole lot of time sifting though drivers

Happy Upgrading!

What’s new in Build 21376

Updated Segoe UI font

We are introducing Segoe UI Variable which includes an optical axis so that font outlines can scale seamlessly from small to larger display sizes. Segoe UI Variable is a refreshed take on the classic Segoe, now with improved legibility at small sizes, and much improved outlines at display sizes.

Historically, fonts for printing small text were designed differently than fonts designed for large display text. Segoe UI was originally designed to work at 9pt, which makes it a great font for that size, but limits expression at large sizes and lacks legibility at even smaller sizes. Segoe UI Variable solves this by using a new version of Segoe that uses variable font technology to dynamically offer great legibility at very small sizes, and style at large sizes.

Demoing Segoe UI Variable at different sizes and pointing out the spacing differences.

Please note: While Segoe UI Variable is included as part of the OS, it’s adoption across all the visual surface areas is ongoing and will rollout progressively over time. This means not every visual surface is utilizing the new font just yet.

Changes and Improvements

  • To continue enjoying Auto HDR, visit Settings > Display > HDR Settings and make sure Auto HDR is set to On.
  • We’ve made some small updates to improve the drag-and-drop default cursor design in scenarios like dragging and dropping into Outlook.
  • We’re updating the Connect app icon to align with our other recent iconography improvements.
  • Based on feedback we’ve made some small tweaks to how the symbols in the symbols section of the emoji panel are sorted.
  • We’re updating the Segoe UI Historic font to add Bamum Unicode range support.

Fixes

  • [News and interests] We fixed an issue where news and interests would open on hover while the mouse was in motion over the button instead of only when the mouse is stationary.
  • [News and interests] We fixed an issue so that the taskbar button will no longer be stuck in a reduced size when the taskbar height is increased from its default.
  • [News and interests] We made some explorer.exe reliability and performance improvements, especially when using a Remote Desktop Connection.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in WSL users finding that File Explorer launch performance and other file related activities regressed after upgrading to Build 21354 and higher.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Pinyin IME users not being able to select items from the candidate window using their keyboard.
  • We fixed an issue where Windows Spotlight related text unexpectedly stopped showing on the lock screen in the last few builds.
  • We fixed an issue impacting the responsiveness when switching from Start to Search in recent flights (aka when pressing the Windows key and typing).
  • We fixed an issue where the “Search with Screenshot” button in Search wasn’t working.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Insiders seeing pseudoloc text on the Windows Update page in Settings.
  • We fixed an issue where the Startup Apps page in Settings was showing the wrong icon for Edge Canary.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the Storage Sense page in Settings crashing for some people.
  • We fixed an issue where Manage Disks and Volumes in Settings was still incorrectly displaying some HDDs as SSD.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in explorer.exe locking up after signing into your PC if you had a large number of browser tabs displaying in ALT + Tab.
  • We fixed a rendering issue when viewing acrylic surfaces under Magnifier.
  • We fixed an issue impacting night light reliability in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue where the dual boot delay timer was being reset to 0 after upgrading.
  • We fixed the issue where some Windows Subsystem for Linux instances can fail to launch with a ‘The parameter is incorrect’ message.
  • We’ve worked with our partners to resolve and distribute a fix for an issue causing updates to hang due to a driver compatibility issue. If you are experiencing an issue, please ensure you are running the latest drivers from your manufacturer.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in the Windows Update icon unexpectedly not displaying in the notification area when an update was pending reboot.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in apps hanging after pressing ALT + Shift.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in certain apps crashing if you set focus to the search box in the Open or Save dialog.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in Windows Terminal unexpectedly displaying an error saying “Unable to find the selected font” on launch.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in audio playback failing when using the new unified audio endpoint.
  • We fixed an issue when using a precision touchpad that could result in issues controlling the cursor if your palm was slightly touching the other side of the touchpad.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in a precision touchpad unexpectedly scrolling in the wrong direction sometimes.
  • We fixed an issue where the black cat emoji wasn’t rendering correctly in DirectWrite controls.
  • We fixed an issue where when typing with an IME while Task Manager or certain other apps were in focus, the unfinalized text could appear very tiny on a high DPI screen.
  • We fixed an issue where some elements of the Japanese IME candidate window could be unexpectedly cut off after increasing the text scaling.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the F10 function not working if you switched to using the previous version of the Japanese IME.
  • We fixed an issue where the touch keyboard unexpectedly had some blank keys when using the Bopomofo IME with the full keyboard layout.

Known issues

  • The Windows Camera App currently does not respect the default brightness setting set via the new Camera Settings page.
  • We’re investigating an issue where elements of Search (including the search box in File Explorer) are no longer displaying correctly in dark theme.
  • We’re working on a fix for an issue where after updating to this build, some devices may show a warning in the tray indicating your version of Windows 10 has reached end of service.
  • [News and interests] We’re investigating an issue where the flyout may occasionally flash in the top left corner of your screen after clicking the button on your taskbar.

source: Windows Blogs

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21370

Hi all, Last Thursday Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21370 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

Nice Tweak in this build that fixes the double Bluetooth device when you connect a Surface Headphones

Upgrades went smooth but did seem to take a bit longer during the install phase

Happy Upgrading!

What’s new in Build 21370

Improving the Bluetooth audio experience

Over the past several months, we have been adding new features to make Bluetooth audio streaming easier, better, and more performant.

Updates to the “Select playback device” dropdown on the taskbar for Bluetooth audio devices.
  • Unified audio endpoint: No more clicking through multiple audio endpoints to make your Bluetooth headset’s voice and mic work properly. We now only expose one audio endpoint in the UI and will switch to the correct one automatically for you for a seamless experience. Listening to Spotify and then have to hop onto a Teams call? You can also now directly control the volume of your headset.
  • Support for AAC codec: Enjoy premium audio streaming quality wirelessly on your Bluetooth headphones and speakers with AAC codec. Short for Advanced Audio Codec, AAC is a lossy codec that delivers high quality audio streaming in smaller files – great for listening to music online.

Changes and Improvements

  • We’ve made some small adjustments to the icons in File Explorer’s address bar.
  • We’ve improved the touch keyboard launch animation to make it smoother in cases where UWP apps reflow when it appears.
  • We made a change so that if you set focus to the Run dialog, the touch keyboard will now show a backslash (\) key.

Fixes

  • [News and interests] We fixed an issue where hovering over the news and interests button sometimes may not open the flyout.
  • [News and interests] We fixed an issue where the news and interests flyout may get stuck displaying the loading spinning dots.
  • [News and interests] We made some explorer.exe reliability and performance improvements.
  • [News and interests] We fixed an issue where news and interests may sometimes briefly appear on the taskbar if the taskbar is aligned to the top.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders seeing error 0x80092004 when installing KB5001030 – 2021-02 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 after updating to the previous build.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in Insiders seeing error 0x80070005 when installing framework updates.
  • We fixed an explorer.exe crash in the previous flight that could result in issues with the login screen and logging in after resuming from sleep.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing bugchecks with a CRITICAL PROCESS DIED error.
  • We fixed an issue where Narrator wasn’t announcing the error message on the login screen after entering the wrong password multiple times.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in broken characters appearing in text across Settings.
  • We fixed an issue in the last couple flights resulting in Cortana not launching from the taskbar after clicking the icon.
  • We fixed an issue impacting mouse input on the dual boot screen.
  • We fixed translation issues in the –help text in the Windows Subsystem for Linux.
  • We fixed OS upgrades creating copies of libdxcore.so and other files when using the Windows Subsystem for Linux.
  • We fixed two issues impacting conhost.exe reliability.
  • We fixed two issues preventing some USB printer drivers from initializing correctly.
  • We fixed an issue where if you sent the VK_HOME virtual key code while the Japanese IME was active and numlock was on, unexpected 7 would be input.
  • We fixed an issue where the Japanese 50-on touch keyboard layout wasn’t inserting full-width space characters correctly when it was in the Shift state.
  • We fixed an issue where the Chinese Pinyin IME was inserting a placeholder string if you selected a cloud candidate while the cloud candidate entry was still loading.

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 an issue where elements of Search (including the search box in File Explorer) are no longer displaying correctly in dark theme.
  • The Windows Camera App currently does not respect the default brightness setting set via the new Camera Settings page.
  • We’re working on a fix resulting in WSL users finding that File Explorer launch performance regressed after upgrading to Build 21354 and higher.
  • Some Windows Subsystem for Linux instances can fail to launch with a ‘The parameter is incorrect’ message. This known issue is being tracked here on the WSL repository.

source: Windows Blogs

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21364

UPDATE 4/23: We are starting to roll out Cumulative Update Build 21364.1000 (KB5003397). This update does not include anything new and is designed to test our servicing pipeline. This DOES NOT include any fixes for the known issues listed below.

Hi All, Wednesday Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21364 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

Fast downloads & smooth Upgrades here,

Right-clicking an image file & selecting edit with Photos open the app but crashes after a few seconds. https://aka.ms/AAc172y

Enjoy Upgrading!

What’s new in Build 21364

Run Linux GUI applications directly on Windows using the first preview of GUI app support on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

The Windows Subsystem for Linux now includes a first preview of support for GUI applications! This means you can now run your favorite GUI editors, tools, and applications, to develop, test, build and run your Linux apps! Please view the video below for a demo:

For more info on this change please view this blog post.

Task Manager supports Microsoft Edge process classification

We partnered with the Microsoft Edge team to support process classification in Task Manager. This will help you to identify resource consumption under Microsoft Edge. The classification is broken down to several different components like Tabs, Browser processes (Browser, GPU Process, Crashpad), Utility plugins (Utility: Audio Service Extensions), Dedicated & Service workers etc. It also features separate icons for each process to help you identify them including fav icon for website. Head over to this Microsoft Edge blog post for a list of detailed improvements.

Showing Microsoft Edge process classification support in Task Manager.

NOTE: This feature is available to Windows Insiders that are running the latest Microsoft Edge Canary or Dev builds. Insiders can download the latest version here. This feature is also 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.

Eco mode in Task Manager

Task Manager has a new experimental feature in this build called “Eco mode” which provides users with an option to throttle process resources. It will also help identify apps that are already running in Eco mode. This feature is helpful when you notice an app consuming high resources and would like to limit its consumption so that the system gives priority to other apps which will lead to faster foreground responsiveness and better energy efficiency.

Right-click on child processes in Task Manager to enable “Eco mode”.

Here is how to enable Eco mode for any process:

  1. Open Task Manager.
  2. Click on Processes tab.
  3. Right-click on a child process or an individual process.
  4. Click on “Eco mode” in the context menu to apply throttling.
  5. The status column in the Processes tab should show Eco mode for the process.

This same process also works on the Details tab too.

If “Eco mode” is greyed out, then it’s a parent/group process. You can expand the process tree to apply Eco mode on one of its child processes.

And if Microsoft Edge (or Chrome) is showing “Eco mode” as enabled but you did not apply it, this is due to both Microsoft Edge and Chrome experimenting with lowering base priority and applying power efficiency APIs to improve performance which is similar to what Task Manager is doing to identify “Eco” efficient apps. You may see other apps with “Eco mode” if they adapt to similar techniques to improve performance.

You can submit feedback on these recent Task Manager changes in Feedback Hub under Desktop Environment > Task Manager.

NOTE: 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.

Japanese 50-on touch keyboard

We’re excited to introduce a new touch keyboard layout for Japanese, 50-on touch keyboard. 50-on touch keyboard is a popular layout widely used for Kiosk devices in Japan. It allows you to input Japanese texts intuitively without knowing how to compose Hiragana characters.

The new 50-on touch keyboard layout for Japanese.

You can switch to 50-on layout from [⚙] > [50-on]. It also provides alphabet and symbol views newly designed specifically for the layout. You may notice some known issues where inserting a full-width space using Shift key doesn’t work and typing some characters shows garbled suggestion candidates. We’re actively working on addressing them. Thank you for your patience. We’re looking forward to your feedback via [Give feedback] menu!

Enabling the new 50-on touch keyboard.

Changes and Improvements

  • Based on feedback, we’re updating the notification that used to say “We need to fix your account (most likely your password changed)”, to be more representative of what it’s for, and now say “Select here to sign in to your account to continue using apps between this device and your other devices.”
  • When you turn on or off night light manually, for example via the Action Center, night light will now turn on immediately rather than slowly transition.
  • [ADDED 4/22] You can now turn off Aero Shake via Settings > System > Multitasking and choosing the “off” toggle under “Title bar window shake”. This setting is now off by default so for those who want it back will need to turn this setting on.

Fixes

  • We fixed an issue causing some USB attached printers to no longer work after upgrading to Build 21354 and higher.
  • Theme-aware splash screens are now visible again in this build.
  • We fixed an explorer.exe crash impacting Insiders in the last few builds.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the About page in Settings appearing blank sometimes.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some corrupted characters across Settings in the previous build, for example in the “These folders won’t be indexed” text on the Searching Windows page.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in the Windows Update status in the Settings header not being correct.
  • We fixed an issue where the “Manage Disks and Volumes” page in Settings was incorrectly displaying HDDs as SSDs.
  • We fixed an issue where chkdsk was sometimes not calculating elapsed time correctly.
  • We fixed an issue where some of the text in the UAC dialog wasn’t displaying correctly.
  • We fixed an issue with where the recent changes to the default spacing in File Explorer, the icon in the address bar was a little too close to the side.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the New Text Document button in File Explorer’s ribbon not working.
  • We fixed an issue where File Explorer was unexpectedly not pinned for some Insiders after resetting or clean installing their PC in recent builds.
  • We fixed an issue where the battery icon in the taskbar looked like it was at 90% when it was actually at 100% at some scaling.
  • We fixed an issue impacting Windows Hello reliability in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue where Windows Firewall was unexpectedly giving an error recently when updating existing rules to Block.
  • We fixed an issue where sihost.exe would crash sometimes when trying to use the Share option when right clicking an app in Start.
  • We fixed an issue impacting Search reliability for some Insiders in the last two builds. Please let us know if you continue experiencing crashes after upgrading, as it may be a different underlying root cause.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders seeing a CRITICAL PROCESS DIED bug check in recent builds.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in freezing in certain games recently when bringing up overlays when HDR was enabled.
  • We fixed an issue where certain images expectedly wouldn’t appear in your clipboard history after copying them from a webpage using Microsoft Edge.
  • We fixed an issue where elements of the Japanese IME candidate window may get truncated when using a text scaling of 200%.
  • We fixed an issue where after using the gesture on the touch keyboard’s space bar to move your cursor, the Shift and CTRL key displayed states may become out of sync with the actual state.
  • We fixed an issue that was preventing x64 apps on ARM64 like Cyberlink PhotoDirector from detecting the presence of the C++ redistributables.
  • We fixed and issue preventing split screen mode for Auto HDR from working.
  • We added support for x64 out of process shell extensions on ARM64.
  • 3D Viewer and Print 3D app shortcuts have been moved back into Start.

Known issues

  • We’re looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
  • [News and interests] Pressing ESC key to dismiss an opened context menu in the flyout dismisses the whole flyout instead.
  • [News and interests] Sometimes the news and interests flyout cannot be dismissed with pen.
  • We’re investigating an issue where elements of Search (including the search box in File Explorer) are no longer displaying correctly in dark theme.
  • The Windows Camera App currently does not respect the default brightness setting set via the new Camera Settings page.
  • We’re working on a fix resulting in WSL users finding that File Explorer launch performance regressed after upgrading to Build 21354 and higher.
  • [ADDED] Some Insiders are reporting error 0x80092004 installing KB5001030 – 2021-02 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 after updating to this build. We are working on a fix for a future build.
  • [ADDED 4/22] We are aware of broken characters appearing in text across Settings resulting in random characters appearing within text.

source: Windows Blogs

TechNine | IT Pro Insights | April 2021 Virtual Edition


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About this event

We’d love to see you among us at our next TechNine event on the 29th of April 2021.

Agenda:

20h00 – Freek Berson and Esther Barthel

Project Bicep: ARM Templates reloaded (extended version)

If you’re into infrastructure as code, this is a session you do not want to miss! During the week of Ignite 2021, Bicep version 0.3 was released making it ready for production usage as the next evolution of ARM templates. In this demo-heavy session we’ll touch base on the fundamentals of ARM and the architecture of Project Bicep. We’ll perform a deep dive into the latest Bicep features like loops, conditions, decompiling, Az CLI integrations and Azure DevOps deployments! Join us as we flex our muscles and show you how to empower ARM Templates!

21h20: Little break and let’s talk about it afterwards

Tune in for some technical updates on the latest Microsoft technologies.

>Register here<


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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21359

Hi all, Last Wednesday Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21359 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

This build has the News & interests bar enabled for all, if you do not see it after upgrade, reboot your device 1 more time.

Websites installed as an App coming from Edge Canary are missing from start menu on this build, recreating the apps restore them to the start menu https://aka.ms/AAbz72e

Looks like I ran into a race condition where taskbar was frozen resuming from stand-by, let me know if you should see this. https://aka.ms/AAbvwkz

All smooth upgrades here, Happy upgrading!

Changes and Improvements

  • We have added an option under the Power menu on the Start menu to restart apps after signing in when you reboot your device. When this setting is checked, it toggles the option under Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options > Restart apps we introduced in 20H1.
  • If you have your activity history synced across your devices through your Microsoft account (MSA), you will no longer have the option to upload new activity in Timeline. AAD-connected accounts won’t be impacted. To view web history, Edge and other browsers have the option to look back at recent web activities. You can also view recently used files using OneDrive and Office. Note: Timeline and all your local activity history still remain on Windows 10.
  • We’re updating the Ease of Access category in Settings to now be called Accessibility.
  • We’re updating the Ebrima font to now support characters from Bamum (Unicode block U+A6A0 to U+A6FF).
  • We’re updating the Nirmala UI font family to improve how the Chakma characters are displayed when combined based on feedback.
  • Thank you to the Insiders who have taken the time to share feedback about the new version of our Korean IME. For the time being we will be reverting to the version included in previous releases.

Fixes

  • We fixed a bug that caused an issue when HDR was turned on, where the SDR content was being changed when the computer was locked or coming back from sleep.
  • We fixed the issue where in in some cases, Auto HDR might not correctly enable for all eligible titles. If you still run into trouble, please reach out to us via the Feedback Hub, on our Twitter (@DirectX12), or on the DirectX Discord.
  • We fixed the issue in the previous flight where in some cases user accounts were migrated during the upgrade, but the user profile was not. This issue would occur if a device was abruptly restarted during the upgrade process.
  • We fixed an issue where some cameras did not support adjustment in the Camera Settings page when the camera was also in use by another app.
  • We fixed an issue where the Camera Settings page was crashing on ARM devices.
  • We fixed an issue where Windows Update Settings might unexpectedly display two separate strings saying that updates are managed by your organization.
  • We fixed an issue where some non-managed devices were displaying “Some of these settings are hidden or managed by your organization” on the Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update page.
  • We fixed an issue impacting WSUS users where the “Check online for updates from Microsoft Update” option in Windows Update Settings was greyed out.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders noticing frequent crashes in wuauclt.exe.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the window frames losing their shadows after locking and unlocking your PC.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some users seeing an ms-resource:AppListName entry in the Start menu apps list because of the People app change to no longer be displayed in the app list.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in a toast notification appearing on top of the Action Center.
  • We fixed an issue in recent flights where the UI would hang if you quickly used the touchpad gesture to switch back and forth between Virtual Desktops.
  • We fixed an issue impacting the ability to use Miracast with some devices in recent builds.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in the network connection on certain device and ethernet configurations getting stuck in an “Identifying…” state recently.
  • We fixed an issue where after upgrading to recent builds you couldn’t connect using remote desktop until you rebooted your PC.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the brightness controls behaving erratically on some devices in recent builds.
  • We fixed an issue impacting some Insiders when playing certain full screen games in recent builds, resulting in the frame rate being unexpectedly lowered. If you continue experiencing issues in this space, please log feedback following the steps here.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some games crashing on launch when Auto HDR was enabled.
  • We fixed an issue for certain devices that could result in the screen going black with only the mouse visible. If you continue experiencing black screen issues after upgrading, please press WIN + CTRL + Shift + B and then report it in the Feedback Hub under Display and Graphics > Black Screen, including as many details as possible.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain videos displaying distorted and pixelated in recent builds.
  • We fixed an issue where some devices received “The follow things need your attention…” error messages when attempting to install a new build.
  • We fixed an issue where getting and setting your international settings wasn’t working with PowerShell 7.1.
  • We fixed an issue where updates to your language list using the PowerShell commands wouldn’t be synced to your other devices if you had syncing enabled.
  • We fixed a race condition when using the Pinyin IME that could result in no longer being able to type in certain apps (until restarting the app) if you rapidly typed and selected IME candidates.
  • We fixed the issue impacting the migration of shortcuts into the new Windows Tools location where This PC shows up with the display name “computer.”
  • [ADDED] We fixed the issue where virtual GPU was broken for Windows and Linux guests.

Known issues

  • We’re looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
  • [News and interests] Pressing ESC key to dismiss an opened context menu in the flyout dismisses the whole flyout instead.
  • [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 investigating an issue where elements of Search (including the search box in File Explorer) are no longer displaying correctly in dark theme.
  • Some non-administrative apps, such as 3D Viewer and Print 3D, that were previously in the Windows Accessories folder are now in Windows Tools. These app shortcuts will be moved back into Start with an upcoming bug fix. They are still searchable and accessible via Windows Tools in the meantime.
  • The Windows Camera App currently does not respect the default brightness setting set via the new Camera Settings page.
  • Accessing the virtual GPU is broken for Windows and Linux guests, adding a vGPU to a VM will have no effect and the VM will continue running with software rendering. FIXED.
  • Theme-aware splash screens are not visible in this build. A fix is coming to re-enable this in a future flight.
  • Split screen mode for Auto HDR does not work in this build; please look to the next build for a fix.
  • We’re working on a fix for an issue causing some USB attached printers to no longer work after upgrading to Build 21354 and higher.
  • We’re working on a fix resulting in WSL users finding that File Explorer launch performance regressed after upgrading to Build 21354 and higher.

source: Windows Blogs