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  1. Windows 11 build 22000.100 is now out with taskbar improvements and Teams chat Microsoft is today rolling out Windows 11 build 22000.100 to Insiders running Dev channel builds. The cumulative update brings with it - among other things - further integration of Teams and some additional visual tweaks to the taskbar. What these builds are yet to add, however, is the ability to run Android apps, something that the firm announced during the Windows 11 unveil event. When the capability does make it to the OS, users will be able to run Android apps from the Amazon Store that will be housed within the Microsoft Store. Currently, there is no word on when that feature is expected to be added. With that out of the way, here is the complete list of features being added with build 22000.100: Changes and Improvements We have started rolling out Chat from Microsoft Teams to Insiders in the Dev Channel. Not everyone will see it right away, The hidden icons flyout on the lower right of the Taskbar has been updated to match the new visuals of Windows 11. (Please note – it may not look right after updating to this build – toggling between two themes will correct the issue.) We added the ability to quickly access Focus assist settings directly from Notification Center. When a background activity from an app requires attention, the app will flash on the Taskbar to get your attention. In Windows 11, we have updated this design so that it still grabs your attention but with a calming treatment that minimizes the impact of unwarranted distractions. The subtle flashing eventually stops, and you will see a slightly red backplate and red pill under the app icon continuing to note a background activity needs your attention. Let us know what you think! The touch keyboard icon in the Taskbar has been adjusted to be more consistent with the size of the other icons in the corner of the Taskbar. The Taskbar calendar flyout will now fully collapse down when clicking the chevron in the top corner to give you more room for notifications. In the latest Microsoft Store update rolling out to Insiders, we made navigation in our new Microsoft Store feel fast and fun. When you select an app or movie you’re interested in, you might notice some animations that help you keep track of what you’re browsing. Give it a try, we hope you like it as much as we do. As usual the company has also been hard at work fixing issues with Windows 11 that have been reported by Insiders, among other things. Fixes Taskbar: We fixed the issue that was causing Explorer.exe to crash when the date and time button on the Taskbar is clicked to access new notifications with Focus Assist turned off. Added the missing settings icons for the context menu entries when right clicking network, volume, and battery in the Taskbar. Fixed an issue that was making the clock in the Taskbar get stuck and out of sync. Addressed an explorer.exe that could happen after resuming from standby, related to the volume icon in the Taskbar. There is an issue where the progress bar below app icons in the Taskbar wasn’t always displaying when it was expected to and have fixed it. Clicking on the Taskbar when either Start or Search is open will now make them dismiss. If you tap Taskbar icons using touch you should now see the same icon animation that was visible when using the mouse. The lunar calendar (when enabled) text should no longer overlap the numbers in the Taskbar calendar flyout. The calendar flyout should now show the correct month when in a collapsed state. The date at the top of the calendar flyout should now follow your preferred format and not the format matching your display language. If the Start menu is open, when hovering over Task View the window will now appear above Start menu instead of behind it. Right-clicking Task View will now make the preview window dismiss so you can actually use the context menu. Fixed an issue where if you click on a snap group in the Taskbar, it might not bring up all the app windows after docking and undocking. The icons used for the On / Off indicators in the Taskbar for the Pinyin IME are now a consistent size. Signing out and back in when battery saver is running should no longer result in Taskbar becoming transparent. Mitigated an issue making the network icon sometimes unexpectedly not show in the Taskbar. The Taskbar previews will no longer draw offscreen after upgrading to this build. Settings: We fixed an issue causing multiple buttons and options in Settings to not work in the previous flight, including Go Back and Reset Your PC under Recovery, enabling Developer mode, renaming your PC, and enabling Remote Desktop. The page titles in Settings should no longer be drawing too high up / off screen. Searching for add and remove programs in Settings should now return the expected Settings page. We’ve done some work to help search in Settings initialize faster. Addressed an issue that was causing crashes in Settings when interacting with the Windows Insider Program section. Fixed an issue that could make Settings crash on launch. Fixed an icon rendering issue in Power and Battery Settings. Fixed some reliability issues with the Language and Region page in Settings. Made a change to help address a problem where the preview in Personalization Settings sometimes unexpectedly showed you were using a black wallpaper when you weren’t. The font used in the Lock Screen Settings preview should now match the actual lock screen. Fixed a bug making all the icons in Quick Settings appear unexpectedly flipped for Insiders using the Arabic display language. Using the brightness slider in Quick Settings should now show a number as you’re adjusting, like it does with volume. File Explorer: Using mouse to open the context menu in File Explorer and on the desktop should no longer display a keyboard focus rectangle on first launch (until you start using the keyboard to navigate it). We’ve tweaked the context menu to address feedback that sometimes submenus were unexpectedly closing when you were trying to use them. Fixed a flicker where you could see New become New Item in the context menu. We’ve done some work on the context menu positioning logic so that submenus should no longer appear partially offscreen or unexpectedly far away. We fixed two issues impacting explorer.exe reliability when bringing up the context menu, including specifically when right-clicking on a zip file. Addressed an issue causing the “Unpin from Start” option when right clicking an app to not work. Search: Fixed an issue making Search’s shadow appear boxy. Have adjusted the positioning of the Search window when the Taskbar is left aligned, so that it matches Start. We’ve addressed an issue where what was displaying when hovering over the Search icon in the Taskbar wasn’t in sync with what would actually launch when you clicked one of the entries. If you’ve launched websites using Search, those should now be properly displayed in the recent searches when hovering over the Search icon in the Taskbar. Made a change to address an issue where some Insiders were unexpectedly not seeing the brightness slider in Quick Settings after upgrading. Widgets: We fixed an issue resulting in your widget configurations not getting saved and unexpectedly being reset. The widgets board and content should now be sized for the correct screen when using multiple monitors. Addressed an issue where sign-in wasn’t working for widgets in some scenarios due to authentication hanging. We’ve made another fix to address the clock in the widgets board not following your preferred format. Other: Device Security should no longer say “Standard hardware security not supported” for Insiders with supported hardware. With this build the access keys for WIN + X (so that you can do things like “WIN + X M” to launch Device Manager) should now appear consistently. Fingerprint sign in should no longer stop working after rebooting your PC. Addressed an accessibility issue where keyboard focus would disappear from Start after pressing Tab then Shift + Tab. Fixed a bug causing the informational pop ups in voice typing to not dismiss on click. Fixed an infinite loop making some Insider’s devices hang during shutdown. We made an adjustment to help address an issue causing the title bar to not render correctly on certain apps. Made a fix to stop your wallpaper from flashing when switching between Desktops. Updated the snap layouts window to now use the default animation for flyouts instead of just popping in. Addressed an issue that was making Sticky Notes and Microsoft To Do crash on launch sometimes. Fixed a DWM memory leak that was happening when rotating your device back and forth between landscape and portrait mode. Made a change to address the issue where text could become truncated in the message dialog from Windows Update alerting that an update was ready. Window borders should now be displayed correctly when using high contrast. Turning off “Show shadows under windows” in Performance Options should now actually turn off the shadows under windows. We’ve made some tweaks to fix an issue where context menus and tooltip were appearing far from the mouse when using Windows with the Arabic display language. Addressed an issue where the network icons on the lock screen and login screen weren’t consistent. With the fixes come the list of known issues that users must be aware of. With the OS is still being prepped for the Beta and Release Preview channels, there are a bunch of hiccups that might make the OS unstable for daily use. You can check out the list of known issues here. Windows 11 build 22000.100 is rolling out via Windows Update to Dev channel users running the latest version of the OS. As mentioned earlier, there is no word yet on when these builds will begin rolling out to the Beta channel, but it should happen soon as the firm skipped releasing the latest 21H1 updates, citing the impending release of Windows 11 builds. Currently, there aren't any official ISOs available either for those hoping to perform a clean install of these builds. Windows 11 build 22000.100 is now out with taskbar improvements and Teams chat
  2. Windows 11 build 22000.71 adds Entertainment widget, tweaks context menu design, and more It’s a new week, which means it’s time for a Windows 11 Dev channel build. Today’s build – the third update that is rolling out to Windows 11 – bumps up the build number of the OS to 22000.71 and brings with it a bunch of improvements. These include a refreshed right-click context menu that adheres to the Windows 11 design, bringing acrylic blur. As users would notice, unlike the Windows 10 Dev channel builds, Windows 11 releases are cumulative updates. This is because the OS is almost done in terms of the under-the-hood code is concerned, and it will only be serviced through cumulative updates. The other reason that this is possible with Windows 11 is that the firm has decoupled the underlying bits of the OS from the UI stack, allowing them to update the UI elements via Feature Experience Packs. In addition to the changes to the context menu design, the build also adds a new Entertainment widget to the widgets pane with a link to the Microsoft Store. However, features such as the ability to install and run Android apps on Windows 11 are yet to be added to these builds. There are, as usual, a bunch of fixes and general improvements that have been made based on user feedback. Here is the complete list of new features in this build: We’re introducing a new entertainment widget! The entertainment widget allows you to see new and featured movie titles available in the Microsoft Store. Selecting a movie will direct you to the Microsoft Store to see more information about that title. Just open widgets and click or tap on the “Add widgets” button and choose the entertainment widget. The new context menus and other right-click menus have been updated to use acrylic material. We are testing the usability of a SplitButton for making new folders and files in the File Explorer command bar. The Taskbar previews (when you mouse-over open apps on the Taskbar) have been updated to reflect the new visual design of Windows 11. As mentioned, there are a bunch of fixes being made with this build. These include fixes to taskbar behavior across multiple monitors, Settings app fixes, and other improvements to enhance the reliability of the OS. Here is the complete list of fixes: Taskbar: We fixed an issue where if you drag app icons on the Taskbar to rearrange them, it was making the apps launch or minimize when you released the icon. Using a long press with touch on an app icon in the Taskbar to open the jump list should now work. After right-clicking the Start icon in the Taskbar, clicking somewhere else should now dismiss the menu more reliably. Shift + Right-click on an app icon in the Taskbar will now bring up the window menu like it used to and not the jump list. We’ve addressed an issue that was making your mouse move slowly when hovering over the Taskbar previews. We’ve included the fix for an issue when using multiple Desktops where an app icon in the taskbar might give the appearance of multiple windows being open when that wasn’t the case on that Desktop. When using the Amharic IME you should no longer see an unexpected X next to the IME icon in the taskbar. The issue where if you click on the input indicator on the Taskbar and it would unexpectedly highlighted Quick Settings has been fixed. When you hover over Task View, the preview flyout for your Desktops will no longer pop back up after using Esc to dismiss them. We made a fix to address an issue where explorer.exe might crash after hovering over the Task View icon in the Taskbar. We fixed an issue where the selected date in the calendar flyout was out of sync with the date in the Taskbar. We made an update to address a scenario resulting in some Insiders not seeing the lunar calendar text in the calendar flyout when enabled in Settings. This flight addressed an issue that could unexpectedly make the Taskbar background transparent. Right-clicking the focus assist icon in the taskbar should now show a context menu. The issue from the previous flight where icons in the taskbar corner were getting crushed against the top of the Taskbar has been addressed. The tooltip for the location in use icon in the Taskbar should no longer appear blank sometimes. Settings: We fixed an issue making Settings crash on launch periodically. Using the volume mixer sliders in Sound Settings should be more responsive now, as well as the page responsiveness as a whole. We fixed an issue resulting in Disk and Volumes Settings’ change size option being clipped. There was a non-functional verify link under Backup Settings – this has been fixed. The Power and Battery Settings page should no longer be reporting that battery saver is engaged in it’s not. The Power and Battery Settings page should also now not crash when launched from Quick Settings. We fixed a grammatical error in the Sign-in Settings text. The “I forgot my PIN” link was unexpectedly missing in Sign-in Settings when a PIN was set up and has now been returned. The issue where the Move option under Apps & Features in Settings wasn’t working reliably should be addressed in this build. We’ve mitigated a problem where some of the colors in Settings weren’t updating after switching between dark and light mode, leaving unreadable text. We’ve done some work to help improve the performance of Settings when switching between light and dark mode. We addressed an issue where some of the elements of the Themes page in Settings would end up crowded together when the window size was small. We resolved an issue where the Pen menu toggle under Taskbar Settings was not in sync with the actual state of the feature. Changes made to “Dismiss notification after this amount of time” in Accessibility Settings should now persist. Some of the icons you could enable in Taskbar Settings were erroneously labeled Windows Explorer even though that’s not what they were – this should now be fixed. The Connect text in Quick Settings has been updated to say Cast. File Explorer: Clicking the command bar button twice should now close any dropdown that appeared. The new command bar should now appear when “Open folders in a separate process” is enabled under File Explorer Options > View. This build addresses an issue where right clicking a file and selecting Open With > Choose another app might launch the file in the default app rather than opening the Open With dialog. Fixed an issue the desktop and File Explorer context menu would stop launching. Search: We fixed an issue where the option to verify your account in Search wasn’t working. Hovering over the Search icon on a secondary monitor will now show the flyout on the correct monitor. Search should now work if you open Start and start typing after having gone to the apps list and back. Widgets: When using the Outlook client with a Microsoft account, Calendar, and To Do updates should sync faster down to the widgets. We addressed an issue where if you added multiple widgets quickly from the widgets settings, it could result in some of the widgets not being visible on the board. We fixed a bug where widgets could all become stuck in a loading state (blank squares in the window). The traffic widget should now follow the Windows mode (light or dark). The title of the sports widget should no longer mismatch with the content of the widget. Other: This build addresses an issue where ALT + Tab was getting stuck open sometimes after you released the keys and had to be manually dismissed. We made a fix for an issue where Narrator focus wasn’t ending up on the emoji panel after using the keyboard shortcut to open it. Magnifier’s lens view has been updated so the lens now has rounded corners. We found an issue that was noticeably impacting Start launch reliability for some Insiders, and have addressed it with this flight. We’ve updated the “Most Used” text in the Start menu’s app list so it should no longer be getting clipped. Using the semantic zoom in Start’s app list should no longer result in the list being pushed down and to the right off the edge of the window. We fixed an issue where if you pressed WIN + Z you would need to press Tab before you could use the arrow key to navigate through the snap layouts. We addressed an issue where an acrylic area could get left on the screen after repeatedly snapping and unsnapping a window with touch. We’ve done some work to mitigate an unexpected flash when moving a snapped window with touch. We made a change to help window borders have a little more contrast when “Show accent color on title bars and windows borders” was turned off. There are also a bunch of known issues that the firm has listed - ones that users must be aware of when installing the build. Here are all the known issues: [REMINDER] When upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or when installing an update to Windows 11, some features may be deprecated or removed. See details here. Start: In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it. Based on feedback, we are working on adding access keys to WIN + X so that you can do things like “WIN + X M” to launch Device Manager. Insiders may see this functionality in this build, however we are currently investigating an issue in which sometimes the option is unexpectedly unavailable. Taskbar: There is an issue in this build where Explorer.exe will crash when the date and time button on the Taskbar is clicked to access new notifications with Focus Assist turned off. The workaround for this is to enable Focus assist to priority or alarms mode. Note that when focus assist is turned on, notification popups won’t appear, but they will be in the notification center when opened. The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods. Taskbar previews may draw partially offscreen. Settings: When launching the Settings app, a brief green flash may appear. When using Quick Settings to modify Accessibility settings, the settings UI may not save the selected state. The button to rename your PC doesn’t work in this build. If needed, this can be done using sysdm.cpl. Settings will crash when clicking “Facial recognition (Windows Hello)” under Sign-in Settings if Windows Hello is already set up. Reset this PC and Go back buttons in Settings > System > Recovery do not function. Reset and roll back can be accessed from the Windows Recovery Environment by selecting System > Recovery > Advanced startup, and pressing Restart now. Once in Windows Recovery, choose Troubleshoot. Choose Reset this PC to perform a reset. Choose Advanced options > Uninstall Updates > Uninstall latest feature update to perform a rollback. File Explorer: Explorer.exe crashes in a loop for Insiders using the Turkish display language when battery charge is at 100%. When right clicking the desktop or File Explorer, the resulting context menu and submenus may appear partially off screen. Clicking a desktop icon or context menu entry may result in the wrong item being selected. Search: After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again. When you hover your mouse over the Search icon on the Taskbar, recent searches may not be displayed. To work around the issue, restart your PC. Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box. Widgets: Widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again. Launching links from the widgets board may not invoke apps to the foreground. Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors. Store: The install button might not be functional yet in some limited scenarios. Rating and reviews are not available for some apps. Windows Security: Device Security is unexpectedly saying “Standard hardware security not supported” for Insiders with supported hardware. “Automatic sample submission” is unexpectedly turned off when you restart your PC. Localization: There is an issue where some Insiders may be some missing translations from their user experience for a small subset of languages running the latest Insider Preview builds. To confirm if you have been impacted, please visit this Answers forum post and follow the steps for remediation. As usual, these builds will be made available to users running Dev channel builds via Windows Update. The firm is yet to release any ISOs yet, so those who want to perform a clean install of Windows 11 might have to wait longer. As for Beta channel users that want to test the next generation of Windows, the wait might be a bit longer. Windows 11 build 22000.71 adds Entertainment widget, tweaks context menu design, and more
  3. A new Windows 11 Dev channel build adds a search box to Start, among other improvements A little more than a week after releasing the first-ever Windows 11 build to Dev channel Insiders, Microsoft is today releasing a new update for the OS, bumping it to build 22000.65 that brings with it a bunch of bug fixes and improvements, along with minor tweaks such as the addition of a search box in the Start menu and the reintroduction of the 'Refresh' option in the desktop's right-click context menu. There isn't anything in the way of new features in today's build, though, those are expected to make it in the coming weeks. Unlike Windows 10 Dev channel builds, Windows 11 updates for Insiders leading up to the general release are expected to be cumulative updates. This is because the OS is mostly completed as for the under-the-hood bits are concerned, meaning that the version of the OS will only be serviced with cumulative updates to build 22000 containing improvements. However, the firm might introduce more UI changes via Feature Experience Packs without impacting the underlying build, thanks to the modularization and componentization of the OS. With that out of the way, here are the changes and improvements that are being made in today's build: Start now has a search box to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. Taskbar will now show across multiple monitors which can be enabled via Settings > Personalization > Taskbar. We have updated several system alert dialog boxes such as the alert for when the battery is running low on your laptop or when you change your display settings with the new Windows 11 visual design. The ‘Power mode’ settings are now available on the Power & battery page in Settings. Right clicking the desktop now directly has a Refresh option without needing to click “Show more options”. Right clicking a .ps1 file in File Explorer now directly has a Run with PowerShell options without needing to click “Show more options”. Available snap layouts when using smaller PCs in portrait orientation have been optimized for that posture. You can now choose to snap three apps on top of each other, instead of four quadrants. Based on the collaboration with the most popular GIF provider in China, weshineapp.com, GIF selections are now available for Windows Insiders in China via the emoji panel (WIN + .). If the location is set as China, then GIF data will appear from weshineapp.com. Right-clicking on the volume icon in the taskbar now includes an option to troubleshoot sound problems. And here is the long list of fixes that are being made, segregated based on the area of improvement. This includes the fix to address the PrintNightmare vulnerability, something that the firm fixed earlier this week on all supported production versions: We fixed a remote code execution exploit in the Windows Print Spooler service, known as “PrintNightmare”, as documented in CVE-2021-34527. For more information, see KB5004945. Taskbar: We fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to click the Show Desktop button with your mouse at the very edge of the Taskbar. We fixed an issue where the date and time in the Taskbar weren’t reflecting your preferred format. We fixed an issue where the preview window might not display the entire window when hovering over Task View on the Taskbar. We fixed an issue pressing ESC or clicking the desktop wouldn’t dismiss the window of open app preview thumbnails if you set focus to it after pressing WIN + T. We fixed an issue where if you rotate a PC to portrait orientation and back to landscape, it could result in app icons not displaying in the Taskbar despite there being room. Settings: We fixed an issue resulting in Settings failing to launch. If you were impacted in the previous flight, please see here. We fixed a noticeable stutter in the animation when closing Quick Settings and Notification Center by clicking on their respective icons in the taskbar. We fixed an issue where the Quick Settings and Notification Center windows were missing shadows. We fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to launch Quick Settings by setting keyboard focus to it in the taskbar and pressing the Enter key. We fixed an issue where Quick Settings wouldn’t render correctly if you removed all settings except volume. We fixed an issue that mitigates Focus Assist enabling unexpectedly. We fixed an issue with the animation in the touch keyboard when resizing it in Settings. We fixed an issue where Sign-in Options in Settings had an unexpected checkbox under Facial Recognition with no text. We fixed an issue where the button to disconnect a work or school account in Account Settings wasn’t working. We fixed an issue where Lock screen Settings had a toggle with no text. We fixed an issue where the title of the Advanced Options page under Windows Update in Settings could be missing. We fixed an issue where the “Windows privacy options” at the bottom of Privacy & Security > Search Permissions in Settings wasn’t working. We fixed an issue where the Open Navigation button could become overlapped with other text. We fixed an issue causing Settings to crash when applying a theme under Contrasts. We fixed an issue where parts of Settings were unexpectedly in English for some non-English languages. File Explorer: We fixed an issue resulting in pinning and unpinning apps from Start not working, the command bar in File Explorer disappearing, and the snap layouts unexpectedly not appearing until rebooting your PC. We fixed an issue that could result in the elements of File Explorer’s title bar being unreadable due to low contrast. We fixed an issue where some of the icons in File Explorer’s context menu could be blurry. We fixed an issue where the “see more” menu in File Explorer’s command bar wouldn’t dismiss when you clicked on Options. We fixed an issue that could result in not being able to create a new folder on the desktop. Search: We fixed an issue resulting in Search having grey boxes sometimes instead of app icons. We fixed an issue that could result in Search dropping the first keystroke when pressing the Windows key and starting to type. We fixed an issue where when hovering your mouse over the Search icon on the taskbar, the third recent search would not load and remained blank. We fixed an issue where if you searched for Windows Update, it would open Settings but not navigate to the Windows Update settings page. Widgets: We fixed an issue where system text scaling was scaling all widgets proportionally and could result in cropped widgets. We fixed an issue where when using screen reader/Narrator in widgets it wasn’t properly announcing content sometimes. We fixed an issue where resizing the Money widget could result in the bottom half of it not displaying anything. Other: We fixed a memory leak that was noticeable when using one of the C# printing samples. We fixed an issue causing an error in safe mode saying 0xc0000005 – Unexpected parameters. We fixed two issues that could cause explorer.exe to start crashing in a loop, when the display language was set to Russian or when multiple input methods enabled. We fixed an issue where if you minimize a full screen window and later restore it, there was a chance it could result in a bug check with win32kfull. We fixed an issue resulting in some WSL users seeing “The parameter is incorrect” when opening Windows Terminal. We fixed an issue causing blurry windows in ALT + Tab. We fixed an issue resulting in a flicker in the taskbar when Korean IME users used ALT + Tab. We fixed an issue impacting reliability of displaying the UI when using WIN + Space to switch input methods. We fixed an issue impacting voice typing reliability. We fixed an issue resulting in the “New snip in X seconds” options in Snip & Sketch not working. As expected, there are also a bunch of known issues that the firm is tracking with the build. Here is the complete list: [REMINDER] When upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or when installing an update to Windows 11, some features may be deprecated or removed. See details here. Start: In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it. Taskbar: The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods. Dragging an app icon to rearrange it in the Taskbar will result in the app launching or minimizing. Settings: When launching the Settings app, a brief green flash may appear. When using Quick Settings to modify Accessibility settings, the settings UI may not save the selected state. File Explorer: The new command bar may not appear when “Open folders in a separate process” is enabled under File Explorer Options > View. exe crashes in a loop for Insiders using the Turkish display language when battery charge is at 100%. When right clicking the desktop or File Explorer, the resulting context menu and submenus may appear partially off screen. Search: After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again. When you hover your mouse over the Search icon on the Taskbar, recent searches may not be displayed. To work around the issue, restart your PC. Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box. Widgets: Widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again. Launching links from the widgets board may not invoke apps to the foreground. When using the Outlook client with a Microsoft account, Calendar, and To Do changes may not sync to the widgets in real time. Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors. After adding multiple widgets quickly from the widgets settings, some of the widgets may not be visible on the board. Store: The install button might not be functional yet in some limited scenarios. Rating and reviews are not available for some apps. Windows Security Device Security is unexpectedly saying “Standard hardware security not supported” for Insiders with supported hardware. “Automatic sample submission” is unexpectedly turned off when you restart your PC. As with preview builds, Dev channel users running Windows 11 will be able to pull the build via Windows Update. The firm is also encouraging users to check out the Bug Bash quests to help with feedback. The company also notes that it is still looking at all the feedback from the first preview build, so more changes and improvements are to be expected soon. A new Windows 11 Dev channel build adds a search box to Start, among other improvements
  4. Microsoft Edge 93 out for Dev channel users, brings macOS-specific additions and more As promised last week, Microsoft is releasing the first Edge 93 build to users in the Dev channel, bumping up the build to 93.0.910.5. This comes a day after version 92 was promoted to the Beta channel. Since this is the first version 93 build for this channel, the changes are minor, the firm says. In addition to the features, the company is also highlighting its recent announcements, such as support for automatic HTTPS, new font rendering improvement experiments that debuted in Edge 92 – hidden under a flag, and more. As for today’s release, there are a few enhancements for the browser on the Mac, which include a new button to enter Picture in Picture mode on certain videos and support for biometric authentication for viewing or auto-filling passwords, both of which are useful additions. Other enhancements include improved latency when inking on the browser and the addition of a share option in the ellipsis menu on Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) that are installed as apps. As is the case every week, there are also a bunch of fixes and improvements accompanying the new features. These are split into reliability improvements and fixes to address changed behavior. Here are the three fixes made in this release to improve the reliability of the browser: Fixed a crash when navigating to a website. Fixed a crash when using the profile switcher in PWAs. Fixed a crash when using Google Meet. The list of fixes to address changed behavior is longer and includes the following: Fixed an issue where certain Settings pages are blank. Fixed an issue where the Immersive Reader toolbar is sometimes blank. Fixed an issue where icons on the toolbar that have text bubbles on them, for example extension buttons, are clipped or only partially visible. Fixed an issue where pinning a website to the Taskbar sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where toast notifications from websites sometimes don’t appear. Fixed an issue where the Save/Save As buttons in the Downloads popup aren’t shown properly in certain languages. Fixed an issue on Mac where opening a new tab sometimes doesn’t scroll the vertical tabs pane to make the newly-opened tab visible. Fixed an issue where irrelevant data is saved by autofill. Fixed an issue where user-installed fonts sometimes aren’t displayed correctly. Fixed an issue where Guided Switch settings for specific websites sometimes aren’t respected. Disabled the ability to customize the site list for Guided Switch on devices that have Information Protection enforced since the functionality is broken in this scenario. Lastly, there is the list of known issues that users should be aware of when using the offering. A few of these listed in the post have been on the list for a while, so users must already be familiar of them. Here is the complete list of known issues: Certain extensions such as the Microsoft Editor extension don’t work on Linux. As soon as they’re installed, they crash and are disabled. We’re currently investigating. 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 this help article 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 still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but we’re still rolling that out in Stable. We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. 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. Today's Dev channel update should automatically be downloaded and installed in the background. However, users can also head into the About Microsoft Edge setting to force the browser to check for an update and pull the update from the servers if it is being made available for that device. Microsoft Edge 93 out for Dev channel users, brings macOS-specific additions and more
  5. The final Edge 92 build for the Dev channel is now out with a few new features After a bit of a hiatus, Microsoft has returned to a Tuesday schedule for Edge Dev builds as it today released version 92.0.902.2. The firm adds that this will be the last major build for version 92 as it prepares to promote the version to the Beta channel. However, there could be a few minor updates between now and when the first version 93 build makes it to the Dev channel. As for this week’s update, the firm is detailing the ability for users to add a Web Capture image to Collections directly from the feature’s markup page, making it easy to quickly capture sections of or entire web pages and save it to a Collection, which is a nifty feature for students that are working on projects. The ability was first announced earlier last month. Other new features include the completion of the rollout of the new Extensions menu, the Price History feature, improved options in PWAs that are installed as apps, and more. The company also recapped the announcements from last week’s Build conference, including the rollout of Edge 91 to all users. Here is the entire list of features added with this week’s build: Added a feature flag to enter Immersive Reader automatically when navigating to an eligible page. Improved the … menu in PWAs and websites installed as apps to only show relevant options. Finished rolling out the new Extensions menu, Smart History Search, and Price History. Enabled by default the ability to pin the Favorites, History, etc. menus and have that state remembered, as well as the Collections popup menu. Added management policies to control if the setting for AAD Website SSO Using This Profile is Enabled, the Automatic HTTPS Default setting, if Internet Explorer Integration to Reload In IE Mode is Allowed, the Internet Explorer Integration Local Site List Expiration in Days, and if Local Browser Data Share is Enabled, which controls how Edge shares local user data with the Windows Search Indexer. Note that updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have happened yet. As usual, the build also brings with it a number of fixes to improve the reliability of the browser. These include fixes for browser crashes when closing a tab or navigating between websites. Here are all the reliability improvements: Fixed an issue where new tabs crash as soon as they’re opened. Fixed an issue where navigating to certain websites sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where typing into a password field sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed a crash when closing a tab. Fixed an issue on Mac where closing a tab sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed a crash when opening InPrivate windows. Fixed a crash when installing a PWA or website as an app. Fixed a crash using Smart Copy or Web Capture. Fixed an issue where opening items in a Collection sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where searching for a setting sometimes crashes the Settings page. Fixed an issue on Mac where searching for settings causes the Settings page to go blank. Fixed an issue where the Settings page to view all permissions for a particular website is blank. Fixed a hang when opening the browser. Fixed an issue where AV1 videos sometimes don’t work. And here are the fixes being made to address changed behavior: Fixed an issue where certain videos, like on Amazon, fail to play with the error “video unavailable”. Fixed an issue where recent tabs aren’t restored via ctrl+shift+T if a PWA or a website installed as an app has recently been closed. Re-enabled PWAs and websites installed as apps to be restored with the browser’s previous session. Fixed an issue where the dialog to restore tabs after the browser unexpectedly shuts down sometimes appears unexpectedly if certain extensions are installed. Fixed an issue where the Default Cookie Setting management policy unexpectedly disables the setting to Block Third-Party Cookies. Fixed an issue on Linux where sync doesn’t work. Fixed an issue with syncing favorites. Fixed an issue where printing multiple times sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where the History popup sometimes scrolls or goes blank unexpectedly. Fixed an issue where new windows couldn’t be opened from the Jumplist. Fixed an issue where tooltips sometimes get stuck onscreen. Fixed an issue where the list of trackers in the site info popup is blank. Fixed an issue where corrupted extensions can’t be repaired. Fixed an issue where favorites imported from another browser sometimes aren’t arranged correctly. Fixed an issue where importing certain types of data from other browsers fails. Fixed an issue where the “Switch to this tab” button in the address bar dropdown sometimes goes to the wrong tab. Fixed an issue where Web Capture or Smart Copy don’t automatically scroll when selecting content. Fixed an issue on Mac where keyboard shortcuts sometimes have missing or incorrect symbols. Fixed an issue where certain UI like the new tab button is unexpectedly colored red. Deprecated the management policy to control if Internet Explorer Integration Testing is Allowed. Obsoleted the management policy to Enable Sha 1 For Local Anchors. Disabled Kids Mode on Linux. Lastly, there is the list of known issues that users must be aware of, including issues with the Microsoft Editor extension on Linux, which the firm says it is investigating. Here is the complete list of known issues with this build: Certain extensions such as the Microsoft Editor extension don’t work on Linux. As soon as they’re installed, they crash and are disabled. We’re currently investigating. 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 this help article 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 still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but we’re still rolling that out in Stable. We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. 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. As always, the update should automatically be downloaded and installed in the background. However, users can choose to head into the About Microsoft Edge setting to force check for an update and download it. As mentioned earlier, this might be one of the last major version 92 builds, which will then be promoted to the Beta channel sometime next week. The final Edge 92 build for the Dev channel is now out with a few new features
  6. Microsoft fixes "annoying" multi-monitor window rearrangement issue in Dev channel builds Windows users that use multiple monitors or a secondary monitor for their laptops might have experienced an issue with the arrangement of apps when resuming a system from sleep. The windows on a second monitor either collapse to the main display or are automatically moved from where they were last left, making it a time-consuming affair to rearrange every time you return the PC from sleep. Now, a fix is on the way for this issue as Microsoft has acknowledged the behavior and has confirmed that the problem has been addressed in Insider Preview builds 21287 and newer. Program Manager for the Graphics Team, Michelle Xiong, explains in a DevBlogs post that the technical term for the issue internally is Rapid Hot Plug Detect (Rapid HPD), and that it affects DisplayPort multi-monitor setups. The post also contains example videos of the problem in action and the behavior post the fix. While the fix is currently applied to builds released in the Dev channel, it is not necessary that it ships only when builds from that development branch make it to production, which in this case could be later this year. The company might choose to test out the remedy for the issue with Dev channel Insiders first and eventually introduce it to Beta and Release Preview channels. Examples of features making it to older Windows 10 versions include WSL 2 being backported to versions 1909 and 1903, and more recently the News and Interests feature being made available to production versions of the OS. A native fix for the “annoying” window rearrangement behavior on Windows 10 will be a welcome one for those that rely on a multi-monitor setup and have to constantly rearrange their apps every time the system enters a sleep state. Users that wish to try out the feature can enroll in the Windows Insiders Program in the Dev channel and install the latest build. However, it must be noted that these builds are pre-release versions and can be unstable, so it is best not to install them on daily drivers. Source: Microsoft fixes "annoying" multi-monitor window rearrangement issue in Dev channel builds
  7. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 90.0.818.0 with improved Collections and more Microsoft today released the new v 90.0.818.0 build for Edge Dev channel users. This new build comes with the ability to sort overall Collections, ability for users to manually search through their autofill data, and more. This build also comes with several bug fixes. Find the full change log of Edge Dev Channel build below. Added features: Added the ability to sort overall Collections. Added the ability to drag and drop downloaded files from the list in the Downloads popup into webpages or folders. Added the ability for users to manually search through their autofill data by pressing the / key. Added an option to the Disable Developer Mode Extensions popup to stop showing it. Note that this popup only appears in Beta and Stable. Finished rolling out the new Downloads popup menu. Finished rolling out Startup Boost. Improved reliability: Fixed an issue where Edge may be unusable the first time it is opened after an update, but closing and re-opening it fixes it. Fixed an issue where using an extension that has a popup menu in a PWA or website installed as an app causes the browser to crash. Fixed a hang when uninstalling a PWA or website installed as an app. Fixed a crash when opening the Web Widget. Fixed an issue where interacting with the Web Widget when the browser is using a Guest session sometimes leads to a crash. Fixed an issue where some webpages crash upon loading. Fixed an issue where some videos appear black but audio plays fine. Fixed an issue where images don’t display properly on certain websites. Edge Dev Channel Changed behavior: Improved the Site Information popup. Fixed an issue where the Profiles Settings page sometimes shows a broken image with the message “HIDE_HEADER”. Fixed an issue where focus automatically moves into the Downloads menu when it appears to ask users what to do with a pending download. Fixed an issue where adding notes to a Web Capture causes the captured image to go blank. Fixed an issue on Mac where the Tab menu has a duplicate option to Select Next Tab. Fixed an issue where tabs forget they’re supposed to be horizontal after exiting fullscreen. Fixed an issue where some webpages appear too wide and can’t be scrolled to see all their content. Fixed an issue on Linux where scrolling the vertical tabs pane switches the active tab instead of scrolling the pane. Fixed an issue where the “See more in sidebar” link in dictionary definitions in PDFs doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where changing the browser’s zoom settings also incorrectly affects the Web Widget. Fixed an issue where installing a PWA or website as an app sometimes results in the app having no favicon even though the website did before it was installed. Deprecated the management policy to control the SSL Version Min. Edge Dev Known issues: Certain extensions such as the Microsoft Editor extension don’t work on Linux. As soon as they’re installed, they crash and are disabled. We’re currently investigating. 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 this help article 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 still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but we’re still rolling that out in Stable. We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. 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. This Edge Dev channel update should download and install directly but in case it doesn’t then you can head to the Edge settings and manually update the browser. Source: Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 90.0.818.0 with improved Collections and more
  8. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 90.0.810.1 with resizable vertical tabs, more Microsoft today released the new v 90.0.810.1 build for Edge Dev channel users. This new build comes with the ability to resize vertical tab, PDF reader improvements and more. Highlights include: Added the ability to drag and drop links onto the vertical tabs pane to open them in a new tab. Added the ability to resize the vertical tabs pane. Added support for more in-page translation languages. Finished rolling out the new mini context menus in PDFs. Improved reliability: Fixed a crash on launch. Fixed a crash when adding a browser profile. Fixed a crash when right-clicking. Fixed a crash when dragging something into the vertical tabs pane. Fixed a crash on Mac when manually checking for Edge updates. Fixed a crash when printing multiple pages per sheet. Fixed a crash when playing audio. Fixed a crash on launch for work or school users with multiple browser profiles. Fixed a hang when closing Edge. Fixed a hang when opening Edge. Fixed an issue where website navigations sometimes fail when using a proxy. Fixed an issue where searching in the sidebar fails if too much text is selected as the search term. Fixed an issue where Edge stops getting updates when running on certain devices. Changed behaviour: Fixed an issue where a profile error with the text “Some features not available. Something went wrong.” appears when opening Edge. Fixed an issue where opening subsequent favorites in a new tab from a folder dropdown on the favorites bar fails. Improved performance when searching for favorites. Fixed an issue where the active tab’s text appears grayed out, as if it weren’t active. Fixed an issue where the Downloads popup icon doesn’t appear on the toolbar while downloading a file of indeterminate size. Fixed an issue where printing only certain pages sometimes results in all pages getting printed. Fixed an issue where Edge shows an “unsupported hardware” message on certain devices. Fixed an issue where the Shopping icon appears on websites it shouldn’t. Fixed an issue where the Syllables toggle in Grammar Tools isn’t working. Fixed an issue where selecting text in a PDF and then scrolling with a touchscreen or pen gesture causes the text to de-select. Fixed an issue where the vertical tabs pane scrolls unexpectedly for pinned tabs users. Fixed an issue where the Web Widget sometimes gets its own Taskbar icon when it shouldn’t. Fixed an issue where opening a PWA or website installed as an app from a shortcut sometimes results in the site being opened in a regular browser tab instead of in its own window. Fixed an issue where resetting a PWA or website installed as an app from Windows Settings leaves the app in a buggy state where Windows shortcut don’t properly launch it anymore. Fixed an issue where an incorrect message about finding harmful software on your computer is sometimes displayed when signing out of Edge. Fixed an issue where the upcoming Extensions menu appears on PWAs and websites installed as apps when it shouldn’t. Fixed an issue where certain address bar icons stay in the address bar even for websites they don’t apply to when navigating an IE mode tab. Known issues: Certain extensions such as the Microsoft Editor extension don’t work on Linux. As soon as they’re installed, they crash and are disabled. Microsoft is currently investigating. 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 this help article 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 still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but Microsoft is still rolling that out in Stable. We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. 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. This Edge Dev channel update should download and install directly but in case it doesn’t then you can head to the Edge settings and manually update the browser. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 90.0.810.1 with resizable vertical tabs, more
  9. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 90.0.789.1 with simplified right-click menu for PDFs and more Microsoft today released the new v90.0.789.1 build for Edge Dev channel users. This new build comes with simplified right-click menu for PDFs, new management policies, and more. This build also comes with several bug fixes. Find the full change log of Edge Dev Channel build below. Added features: Added options for a simplified right-click menu for PDFs. Note that actual changes to the right-click menu are still being rolled out, so these settings may not be functional yet. Added management policies for Quick View Office Files Enabled, which controls whether or not Office files can be opened directly in Edge instead of being downloaded, and for Application Guard Favorites Sync Enabled to control whether or not Application Guard windows should have access to the same set of Favorites as non-Application Guard windows. Note that updates to administrative templates or documentation may not have occurred yet. Improved reliability: Fixed a hang on shutdown that may prevent Edge from opening correctly. Fixed an issue on Mac running on ARM where all tabs immediately crash as soon as they’re opened. Fixed a crash when refreshing a page. Fixed a crash when exiting fullscreen. Fixed a crash when interacting with the Shopping popup. Fixed a crash when dragging and dropping Favorites. Fixed a crash when using Family Safety. Fixed a crash when navigating in an IE mode tab. Fixed a crash when dragging and dropping something into a Collection. Fixed a crash when removing shortcuts for PWAs or websites installed as apps. Fixed a crash when uninstalling a PWA or a website installed as an app. Fixed an issue where uninstalling a PWA or app installed as a website while it’s still running can hang or crash the browser. Fixed an issue where opening a PDF with Information Protection sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where using Web Capture when the F12 Dev Tools are open crashes the tab. Fixed a hang when starting Read Aloud from the PDF toolbar. Edge Dev Channel Changed behavior: Fixed an issue with vertical tabs where pinned tabs are always expanded when the vertical tabs pane is expanded. Fixed an issue where AV1 video sometimes becomes corrupted or drops frames. Fixed an issue where links from outside applications sometimes open in a brand new browser profile instead of one of the existing ones. Fixed an issue where Edge Taskbar shortcuts sometimes disappear. Fixed an issue where shortcuts to PWAs or websites installed as apps sometimes don’t work. Fixed an issue where desktop shortcuts are sometimes created for PWAs or websites installed as apps when they shouldn’t be. Fixed an issue where desktop shortcuts to PWAs or websites installed as apps are deleted or no longer work. Fixed an issue where icons for certain PWAs or websites installed as apps are too small when pinned to the Start menu. Fixed an issue where the ability to pin a PWA or website installed as an app to the start menu or desktop by right-clicking its entry in edge://apps is missing. Fixed an issue where uninstalling a PWA or website installed as an app from the Start Menu sometimes doesn’t remove its entry from edge://apps. Fixed an issue where pending download items sometimes aren’t initially visible in the Downloads popup menu. Improved the appearance of the Favorites and History menus on small screens. Fixed an issue when searching for History using the History menu and no results are returned. Fixed an issue where Settings sometimes shows inaccurate sizes when viewing cookies and site data. Fixed an issue where links copied from within webpages that are supposed to be formatted with the title of the page aren’t. Fixed an issue where using Web Capture can sometimes cause scrolling issues. Fixed an issue where the management policy for New Tab Page Hide Default Top Sites doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where the management policy for Kiosk Address Bar Editing Enabled does the opposite of what it says it does. Edge Dev Known issues: Certain extensions such as the Microsoft Editor extension don’t work on Linux. As soon as they’re installed, they crash and are disabled. We’re currently investigating. 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. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for the automatic deduplication to make it to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. 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. This Edge Dev channel update should download and install directly but in case it doesn’t then you can head to the Edge settings and manually update the browser. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 90.0.789.1 with simplified right-click menu for PDFs and more
  10. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 90.0.782.0 with improved PDF inking experience and more Microsoft today released the new v90.0.782.0 build for Edge Dev channel users. This new build comes improved PDF inking experience, improved Collections feature, and more. This build also comes with several bug fixes. Find the full change log of Edge Dev Channel build below. Added features: Improved on smoothness and latency when inking PDFs. Added the Collections item to the … menu in InPrivate windows since Collections are now supported in InPrivate. Improved the Cookies In Use dialog to show more information about a given cookie. Added a management policy to manage the Smart Actions Block List, which prevents certain context menu actions from being available, and for Windows Hello For HTTP Auth Enabled to control whether or not the basic credential prompt appears for NTLM or Negotiate. Note that updates to administrative templates or documentation may not be available yet. Enabled support for the management policy from Chromium to configure the Managed Configuration Per Origin for websites installed as apps. Improved reliability: Fixed an issue where multiple EdgeUpdate processes may be seen running at the same time in Windows Task Manager. Fixed a crash when copying a URL from the address bar. Fixed a crash when opening a new tab. Fixed a crash when using the new Favorites or History popup. Fixed a crash when using Find On Page. Fixed a crash when using speech recognition. Fixed a crash when sharing a Collection. Fixed a crash when using search engine shortcuts to search for something from the address bar. Fixed an issue where certain popups from IE mode tabs can become hidden, blocking all interaction with the window. Fixed an issue where opening Edge via certain shortcuts causes manual updates to fail. Edge Dev Channel Changed behavior: Fixed an issue where setting Autoplay settings to Block causes Read Aloud online voices to fail. Fixed an issue where newly-opened tabs are blank. Fixed an issue where certain trackpads cause scrolling to happen too fast. Disabled ShyUI in PWAs and websites installed as apps. Fixed an issue where opening a PWA or website installed as an app sometimes results in two windows being opened: the regular app window but with no content, and a generic browser popup window with the content. Fixed an issue where switching profiles in a PWA sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where the Favorites or History menus sometimes appear in the wrong place on screen. Fixed an issue where searching for a Setting sometimes doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where there are sometimes duplicate Edge shortcuts on the Taskbar. Fixed an issue where Immersive Reader shows up as eligible on certain websites it shouldn’t. Fixed an issue where certain websites installed as apps have too big of an icon when their tile is pinned to the Start menu. Fixed an issue where websites installed as apps are missing the … icon on their … menu button. Fixed an issue where the save button when editing a Collection item is invisible. Obsoleted the management policy for Stricter Mixed Content Treatment Enabled. Note that this policy hasn’t been functional since version 85. Edge Dev Known issues: Certain extensions such as the Microsoft Editor extension don’t work on Linux. As soon as they’re installed, they crash and are disabled. We’re currently investigating. 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. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for the automatic deduplication to make it to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. 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. This Edge Dev channel update should download and install directly but in case it doesn’t then you can head to the Edge settings and manually update the browser. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 90.0.782.0 with improved PDF inking experience and more
  11. Microsoft releases Edge Dev 89.0.774.4, the final build for version 89 As is the case every week, Microsoft has released a new Edge build for users in the Dev channel. Today’s build bumps the version up to version 89.0.774.4, which is the last build from major version 89 making it to the Dev channel. The firm is planning to promote this build to the Beta channel next week, pending any small bug-fixing updates. As for the build itself, there are a couple of new features, bringing improvements to Collections and the Read Aloud function for PDFs, along with the host of fixes to reliability and changed behavior. Additionally, the firm highlights the completion of features such as History and Open Tabs sync, something that has been rolled out to all versions of the browser. It also adds that builds across channels now sport support for Apple Silicon natively. Here are the two new features added with this build: Added an option to add the current page to a Collection when right-clicking on that Collection in the list of Collections. Improved performance of Read Aloud in PDFs. As usual, there are a bunch of fixes to improve the reliability of the browser. Here is the complete list: Fixed a crash when closing Edge. Fixed a crash on Mac when closing the notification that Edge is updating. Fixed a crash when navigating back and forth in an IE mode tab. Fixed a crash for vertical tabs users when closing the browser. Fixed a crash when right-clicking. Fixed a crash when autofilling payment information into a webpage. Fixed an issue where unsaved annotations on a PDF aren’t recovered when Edge’s session is restored after a crash or unexpected close. Fixed an issue where Read Aloud doesn’t work. And here are the fixes to address changed behavior: Fixed an issue where form autofill sometimes fills in fields it shouldn’t. Fixed an issue where Immersive Reader sometimes doesn’t read all the content that it should. Fixed an issue where scrolling the vertical tabs pane using a touchscreen sometimes doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where certain settings look like they can be edited while they’re turned off, but the edits aren’t remembered. Fixed an issue where downloading a file in a website installed as an app gives no indication that the download has started or finished. Fixed an issue where certain websites, when installed as apps, show their window color and certain UI in the website’s custom color when they shouldn’t. Fixed an issue where the Shopping icon advertises that it has coupons available, but when the flyout is opened, it says there are none. Lastly, there are a few known issues, some of which have been on the list from the last few releases. Here is the complete list: Copying the URL of certain websites like Youtube is crashing the browser for some Canary and Dev users. We’re working to make sure this gets fixed before it makes it to Beta. Certain extensions such as the Microsoft Editor extension don’t work on Linux. As soon as they’re installed, they crash and are disabled. We’re currently investigating. 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. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for the automatic deduplication to make it to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. 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. With this version making it to the Beta channel, the first version 90 build might make it to the Dev channel as early as next week. Guessing from this week’s Feedback Summary, one of the features that might make it to that version is the ‘Tab Previews’ option from Edge Legacy. As is the case always, today’s release should automatically be downloaded and installed. However, you can head into Settings > About Microsoft Edge to manually check for updates. Source: Microsoft releases Edge Dev 89.0.774.4, the final build for version 89
  12. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 21301 to Dev channel with touch keyboard improvements It''s Wednesday, and Microsoft is back on schedule for releasing a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build. Today's build is 21301, and it's available in the Dev channel. There's actually not much that's new in today's build. In fact, the only things listed under new features are some improvements for the touch keyboard, something that Microsoft seems to keep trying to get right. Here's the full changelog: Improving the touch keyboard design Building on the design changes already live in the Dev Channel, Windows Insiders will start to notice some more refinements rolling out for the touch keyboard based on their feedback. Those refinements include: When undocking the keyboard, it now switches to the Small keyboard layout, and you can easily move the keyboard around using the gripper region at the top of the keyboard. Small and split layouts will now feature an updated symbol’s view based on the default layout. The settings menu now has a nested structure for improved clarity and less clutter. Finally, we have a new password feedback icon to the left of the space bar for when you are in a password field and would like to turn on visual key press feedback on the touch keyboard. Some Insiders may also see updates to the default keyboard layout on 12” or larger screens with the keyboard having a more traditional keyboard layout featuring an ESC, Tab, and Windows key and other small tweaks. One thing we heard from our customers is that the candidate bar can feel cluttered and hard to quickly process. To reduce the cognitive overload we will be displaying 5 candidates maximum and centering them into position above the keyboard. As you can see, there's nothing crazy here. As usual, you can grab the build through Windows Update. If you're not on the Dev channel yet, you can sign up via the Windows Insider Program tab in Settings. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 21301 to Dev channel with touch keyboard improvements
  13. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 21296 to the Dev channel with fixes Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview build 21296. It's available in the Dev channel a day later than usual, although that's probably since everything was pushed back a day due to the holiday on Monday. Unfortunately, there are no new features this time around though. This build is all about minor changes, improvements, and fixes. Here's what's listed under changes and improvements: We’re starting to roll out an update our converged clipboard history design (WIN + V) to support pinning, unpinning, deleting, and syncing individual entries. Appreciate your patience and feedback while we’ve been working on this. If you have any other feedback in this space, we welcome it in the Feedback Hub under Input and Language > Clipboard. The ability to manage and create Storage Spaces from within Settings is now rolling out to all Insiders in the Dev Channel. If you have any feedback as you explore the changes, please file it under Files, Folders, and Online Storage > Storage spaces in the Feedback Hub. Here's the full list of fixes: The issue that could prevent Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War from launching has been fixed and is in the process of rolling out. Please update your game(s) to apply the fix. We fixed an issue from the previous flight where Xbox Game Bar was launching on its own for certain games, without pressing WIN + G. We fixed an issue where when the Xbox Game Bar was launched (like when pressing WIN + G), the PC might appear unresponsive. We fixed an issue resulting in the Program Compatibility Assistant sometimes unexpectedly taking up a large amount of CPU resources in the last few flights. We fixed an issue that could result in explorer.exe hanging when mounting ISOs. We fixed an issue where the Windows Security app might show both a check for updates button and link at the same time. We fixed and issue causing some Insiders to experience rendering / graphic issues after resizing certain app windows. Installing this build will restore x64 emulation on ARM64 if it had previously broken after installing Build 21292.1010. For Insiders using x64 apps on ARM64, there is an updated preview of the ARM64 C++ redistributable (version 14.28.29812) now available to install from https://aka.ms/arm64previewredist. This updated redist adds vcruntime140_1.dll and fixes crashes occurring in a number of CAD applications. And finally, here are the known issues: We’re working on a fix for an issue Insiders have reported where certain games like State of Decay 2, or titles from the Assassin’s Creed franchise, may hang or crash when launching. We’re investigating an issue where some 32-bit systems may lose network connection after taking this build. If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, you may wish to pause updates until the issue is resolved. Miracast users may experience very low frame rates in this build. 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 impacting the reliability of Start and other modern apps, which started in the previous flight. If you are impacted, you may experience the Start menu layout resetting. Aero Shake is disabled in this build. To enable it, you will need to go here in Registry Editor and create a new DWORD entry named DisallowShaking with a value of 0: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced. Live previews for pinned sites aren’t enabled for all Insiders yet, so you may see a grey window when hovering over the thumbnail in the taskbar. We’re continuing to work on polishing this experience. 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. [News and interests] Upgrading to this build will cause your news and interests taskbar setting to be reset to “Show icon and text”. This is fixed going forward. [News and interests] Sometimes the news and interests flyout cannot be dismissed with pen. [News and interests] News and interests uses more taskbar space on the left than expected. [News and interests] The taskbar button can show stale information each time the user signs into their Windows session. [News and interests] The news and interests flyout shows content in a single column before quickly switching to double column. [News and interests] Text in taskbar button can look pixelated in high resolution screens. [News and interests] The taskbar context menu and news and interests overlap. [News and interests] In certain circumstances, news and interests uses 100% of CPU when first launched. [News and interests] Attempting to share content dismisses the flyout. [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 will be addressed in a future update. The Dev channel gets builds from the rs_prerelease branch, meaning that it's testing new features that might make it into Windows someday, and they're not tied to a specifici feature update. Microsoft hasn't said anything about 21H1, although a new cumulative update suggests that the team might be ready to start testing it out soon. As usual, you can get today's build through Windows Update. If you're not enrolled in the Dev channel yet, you can get started through the Windows Insider Program tab in Settings. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 21296 to the Dev channel with fixes
  14. Edge Dev 89.0.752.1 is out with support for Apple M1 chips It's been a few weeks due to the holiday season, but Microsoft released a new Edge Dev build today. It brings the browser to version 89.0.752.1, and the most notable new feature is that it supports Apple's new ARM-based MacBooks. The feature showed up in the Canary channel in mid-December, but Microsoft paused all updates through the holidays. As for what else is new, it's mostly minor features. Here's the full list: Added an option to Share, Copy and Paste Settings to disable enhanced link copying for links on webpages. Added filtering capability to Price Comparison. Added an icon to the PDF toolbar for Find On Page. Added support for verifying digital signatures of PDFs on Mac. Note that this feature is still behind a flag. Finished rolling out Sleeping Tabs. For more details, see https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2020/12/09/sleeping-tabs-beta-performance/. And of course there are a bunch of fixed and known issues. Here's what got fixed for improved reliability: Fixed a crash when opening Edge. Fixed a crash on launch. Fixed a crash when Edge has an update ready to install. Fixed a crash when selecting text in a PDF. Fixed an issue where selecting text in a PDF sometimes crashes it. Fixed a crash when printing something as a PDF. Fixed a crash when printing. Fixed a crash when printing a PDF. Fixed a crash when using Web Capture. Fixed a hang when using Collections. Fixed an issue where Edge sometimes randomly hangs. Here are the fixes for changed behavior: Temporarily disabled Single Sign-On on Mac in order to fix failures when signing into certain websites. Disabled Share on Windows Server. Note that this is because Share isn’t functional on Windows Server. Fixed an issue where pages viewed in Immersive Reader sometimes appear to be insecure even though they were originally loaded over a secure connection. Fixed an issue where unplugging a monitor that an Edge window is on sometimes doesn’t automatically move the window onto a remaining monitor. Fixed an issue where certain buttons in the Cookies In Use dialog don’t work. Fixed an issue where Sleeping Tabs aren’t put back to sleep when an Edge session is restored. Fixed an issue where some anti-virus programs trigger a warning when viewing Edge Settings. Fixed an issue where the keyboard shortcut to invoke Web Capture sometimes overrides website keyboard shortcuts. Fixed an issue where websites sometimes can’t prompt users to ask for permission, for example permission to show a notification. Fixed an issue where scrolling a PDF using touch sometimes doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where highlighting words in PDFs sometimes results in more characters being selected than intended. Fixed an issue where PDFs sometimes don’t open when Edge is set as the default PDF viewer. Fixed an issue where password-protected PDFs sometimes don’t open. Fixed an issue where PDFs sometimes don’t scroll using the middle mouse button. Fixed an issue where printing using the “Save as PDF” option sometimes causes the save dialog to appear twice. Fixed an issue on Mac OS 11 where Shy UI is sometimes partially occluded by a toolbar. Fixed an issue where installing a website as an app sometimes shows a dialog that says “Pin to taskbar” instead of install. Finally, here's the list of known issues: Tab drag and drop is broken for vertical tabs. Certain extensions such as the Microsoft Editor extension don’t work on Linux. As soon as they’re installed, they crash and are disabled. We’re currently investigating. 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. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for the automatic deduplication to make it to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. 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. You can manually update your browser by going to Settings -> About Microsoft Edge. If you don't feel like it, you can just wait for it to update in the background. Source: Edge Dev 89.0.752.1 is out with support for Apple M1 chips
  15. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20270 to the Dev channel with fixes Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20270 to the Dev channel today. Just like we've seen for over a month now, it's from the fe_release branch, a meaningless branch that used to exist when the company was prepping a feature update for release. These days, it's just going through the motions. Windows 10 21H1, if it ships at all, is not going to be a major update, which is what's in the fe_release branch. The spring update is focused on the Windows 10X RTM, so if we do end up getting a Windows 10 feature update, it will be an enablement package like we saw with versions 20H2 and 1909. As for when we should return to rs_prerelease and start getting new features, I'm hearing next week. Next year's fall update is actually looking to be a pretty big one. Windows on ARM PCs are getting x64 emulation, and there's a UI refresh on the way. The latest report is that Microsoft is adding support for Android apps. Combine that with Windows 10X, and that makes 2021 a pretty exciting year for Windows. As for this build, there are no new features, but there are some changes, fixes and known issues. Here's what's listed under changes and improvements: The new “Advanced View” checkbox in Optimize Drives is now up and running and checking it will display volumes previously not visible in this window (for example system and recovery partitions). Using the touch keyboard in a portrait posture on a 2-in-1 touch device now supports split keyboard mode. (This was released to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel as part of the recent Windows Feature Experience Pack update.) Here's what got fixed: We fixed an issue resulting in some dialogs, such as Properties, displaying black text on dark backgrounds in recent flights. We fixed an issue that could result in certain apps unexpectedly closing when clicking the Maximize button in recent builds. We fixed an issue resulting in printers with Japanese characters in their names not displaying correctly in Printers & Scanners Settings. We fixed an issue that could result in some delay logging into your PC on devices with a large number of users. 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. Live previews for pinned sites aren’t enabled for all Insiders yet, so you may see a grey window when hovering over the thumbnail in the taskbar. We’re continuing to work on polishing this experience. 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 resulting in some users seeing error 0x80070426 when using their Microsoft account to sign into various apps. If you encounter it, rebooting your PC may resolve this. We’re working on a fix for an issue where, in recent Dev Channel builds, no drives appear under Settings > System > Storage > Manage Disks and Volumes. As a workaround, you can manage your disks in the classic Disk Management tool. As always, you can grab today's build through Windows Update. If you're not on the Dev channel, you can enroll through the Windows Insider Program tab in Settings. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20270 to the Dev channel with fixes
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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