Microsoft released the 1st new preview build of 2020, Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19541. Microsoft released it to Fast ring members of the Windows Insider Program. Here are what’s new in Build 19541.
Location in-use icon update
As some keen-eyed Insiders have noticed, Microsoft updated the notification area icon for when an app is using your location. The new icon appears like this:
Showing architecture in Task Manager
When you’re utilizing the Details tab in Task Manager, a new option have added to show the architecture of each process. If you’re interested, you can include it by right-clicking on a column header, choosing Select Columns, and selecting Architecture from the list.
Optional Drivers (Build 19536)
Microsoft is still working on making it simpler for you to see all optional updates (including drivers, trait updates, and monthly non-security quality updates) in one place. When optional updates are identified, they will be listed under Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > View optional updates. For drivers, you no longer require to browse Device Manager for a particular device to update. Windows Update will automatically maintain your drivers advanced, but if you’re having trouble, one of those alternative drivers might help.
Re-releasing the updated Korean IME (Build 19536)
During 19H1 development, Microsoft had started work on an updated edition of the Korean IME as part of our ongoing attempts to update and progress your typing experience in Windows. Based on feedback, Microsoft determined not to ship this with 19H1, and instead worked on further improving the experience first. With Build 19536, the updated IME is re-releasing, along with some improvements that assist it to work better with diverse apps. To recap the most visible changes added as part of this IME work:
- For those who’re well-known with typing in Korean when writing in Hanja, we have a new candidate selection window that uses advanced controls and clearer typography:
- The latest IME version also comes with an updated algorithm used for text prediction when writing Korean utilizing the touch keyboard. Text suggestions should now be better and related to what you are writing.
Family group setup (Build 19536)
Microsoft has family features that span across various platforms, such as Windows, Xbox, and Android. On Windows, you can place things up for your family, for instance, screen time limits, content filters, have kids ask before they purchase things, or even stay structured with a shared family calendar, Office 365 Home subscription, and OneNote. If you allocate a device with family, it’s simple to get their account set up in a family group to take benefit of all these features.
In this build, Microsoft wants to help customers set up their devices to be used by multiple people in their family. While it is not releasing an ISO for this build, some Insiders who select to reset their PC may notice a screen during setup that asks who’ll be using the device. If they choose People in my family, Microsoft will aid them to find set up in a family group just the once they get to their desktop, in order that they’re prepared to get started with all the features.
If you see this new page, let Microsoft know what you think by going to Security and Privacy > Child accounts and family settings.
Other updates for Insiders
Cortana App Update:
Bing Instant Answers and Timers are back online. Microsoft is continuing to work on getting jokes (and other assistant conversations) back up and running and value your persistence.
If you’re running English (U.S.) and would like to try it out, here are a few examples queries you can utilize with Hey Cortana or by typing into Cortana:
- Set a timer for 10 minutes
- When was the Space Needle built?
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
- Fixed a problem impacted System Settings reliability.
- Fixed a problem could result in Windows Update “Reboot needed” notifications persisting reboot.
- Fixed a matter that could result in the update speed in Task Manager unexpectedly being set to Paused.
- Fixed a problem when utilizing the Narrator that could result in Start not saying the right index of an app in every apps list.
- Fixed a problem where the Search window wasn’t showing acrylic at the top.
- Fixed a problem from the previous build resulting in the Feedback Hub suddenly not screening store apps in the listing of contexts when logging feedback under the Apps group. This similar issue resulted in the symptom of apps continuing to demonstrate Install in the Microsoft Store, rather than Launch after the app had been installed.
- BattlEye and Microsoft have found inaptness issues because of changes in the operating system between several Insider Preview build and certain editions of BattlEye anti-cheat software. A compatibility hold has applied on these devices from being offered affected builds of Windows Insider Preview, to protect insiders who might have these versions installed on their PC.
- Looking into reports of the update procedure hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
- Taking a look at reports of certain external USB 3.0 drives not reacting with Start Code 10 after they’re included.
- The Optimize Drives Control Panel is wrongly reporting that optimization has never run on some devices. Optimization is completing effectively, although it is not reflected in the UI.
- Distant Desktop Connection crashes when trying to connect to multiple sessions.
- Snipping isn’t working on secondary monitors.
- The timeline isn’t showing any activities.
- Inspecting reports that Outlook search isn’t working for some Insiders.
- Narrator Home crashes when choosing the “What’s New” button in Narrator Home.
- [ADDED 1/15/2020] Narrator and NVDA users that seek the new release of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium may experience some trouble when navigating and reading certain web content. Narrator, NVDA, and the Edge teams are alert of these matters. Legacy Microsoft Edge users will not be affected.