Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 14352 to it's fast ring Windows Insiders. If you are a insider and in the fast ring, check out for Windows Update to get the latest build to try before the final release and provide feedback to Microsoft.
Check out what has been improved, what has been fixed and the issues already known to Microsoft before upgrading to this build.
What’s new with Windows 10 build 14352?
Along with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352, Microsoft released a set of new enhancements which you would like to try. This would be expected to see in final version of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update releasing this summer. Here is a list of improvements that you will see in this build:
- Cortana is now your personal DJ - In addition to playing songs via your local files and OneDrive, you also now have the ability to play any song from the entire Groove Music Catalog using Cortana by saying "Hey Cortana, play <song name>" or "Hey Cortana, play <artist>".
- Set a timer using Cortana - You can now set a timer using Cortana to remind you after a specific time or ask her how much time is left by just saying "Hey Cortana, set a timer for X minutes" or "Hey Cortana, how much time is left?".
- Sticky Notes are now better than ever - You can now create Cortana reminders from your notes that will flow with you across your Cortana enabled devices. You can also ink or type a phone number and it readies itself for calling; write an email address and launch directly to email, write a URL and launch into Microsoft Edge right from the Note.
Please note: certain features are currently limited to U.S. English only.
- Compass on the Windows Ink ruler - Microsoft now updated the Windows Ink ruler to include a compass.
- General Improvements to Windows Ink experience - Based on users feedback, Microsoft made the following performance and reliability improvements on Windows Ink experience:
- Sketchpad will now dismiss if you tap ESC or Windows key combinations (Win + S, Win + D etc).
- The export icon has been changed to the more familiar floppy disk icon for save.
- The experience of opening Sketchpad when many ink strokes are present on the canvas has been polished further.
- An issue that resulted in Sketchpad to be tapped twice before it would launch from the Windows Ink Workspace flyout has been fixed.
- Sketchpad and Screen Sketch will now default to touch inking ON for non-pen devices. They will also remember the state of the button when you relaunch Windows Ink Workspace.
- The Windows Ink Workspace icon state (ON/OFF) on the taskbar will be preserved after upgrading.
- Sticky Notes will now show a small sticky note icon next to the app name when hovering over the app in the taskbar or in the Task View.
- Windows Game bar Improvement - Windows Game bar will now support more games running in full-screen mode. This includes six additional games: League of Legends, World of Warcraft, DOTA 2, Battlefield 4, Counterstrike: Global Offensive and Diablo III.
- Improvements to Feedback App - Feedback Hub will now show Microsoft responses, if any.
- Updated File Explorer icon - Based on users feedback, Microsoft changed the File Explorer icon with more color.
- Windows Activation for Enterprise Edition gets easier - Prior to Windows 10, we had to completely wipe and reinstall the OS when upgrading from Pro edition to Enterprise edition. With Windows 10, it became easier and activation was easier from the same image, but that required a system reboot. But with this build, you will not need to restart your system any more for the changes to take effect.
- Limited Period Scanning - Limited Periodic Scanning is a new security setting you can choose to turn on if you use an antivirus program other than Windows Defender. This will add an additional line of protection in scanning and detecting malware on your device.
What has been fixed with Windows 10 build 14352?
With the Windows 10 Insider Preview build: 14352, Microsoft fixed a set of known issues and the issues already reported by the users. Here is a list of the fixes that Microsoft has published with their release notes:
- Feedback Hub should now be localized properly. If you install a different language, you will need to relaunch Feedback Hub.
- Fixed the issue with Intel HD Graphics 3000 or Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPUs causing rendering issues and instability with Microsoft Edge.
- Pinned tabs in Microsoft Edge should no longer get lost after updating to a new Insider Preview build.
- Fixed an issue causing Surface Books to bugcheck (bluescreen) when using Windows Hello.
Fixed an issue that caused the Brightness Quick Action to appear missing.
- This build includes fixes for Precision Touchpads. Microsoft improved reliability of using gestures to switch between virtual desktops.
- They also improved touchpad responsiveness for pans and two finger taps.
- Also fixed an issue where swiping on the touchpad might not wake the device once it was in Connected Standby state.
- Fixed an issue resulting in maximized UWP apps slightly overlapping the taskbar if taskbar was positioned on top.
- Fixed an issue in the Action Center where it wouldn’t show the hover state when moving your mouse over an expanded notification.
- Fixed an issue resulting in missing icons in Action Center when using Light mode.
- Fixed an issue resulting in “Restart Required” continuing to show in Action Center after restart has already occurred.
- Increased hit target of X icon for notifications in Action Center, to make them easier to dismiss.
- Fixed a timing issue where the Bluetooth Quick Action might appear (with state ON) for a device with no Bluetooth.
- Fixed an issue where using ESC to exit a full screen video with Microsoft Edge maximized would result in the window move to a normal state.
- Fixed an issue where playing MP4s from a network share in the Movies & TV app would sometimes show an “MF_E_UNSUPPORTED_BYTESTREAM_TYPE” error.
- Fixed an issue that resulted in the volume mixer slider for system sounds getting reset to 100% after receiving a notification.
- Update notifications will now deep link straight to Update History, rather than the Windows Update landing page in the Settings app.
- Updated the Settings app to set focus to the Settings search box when you press CTRL + E keyboard shortcut.
- Fixed an issue where theme settings were not roaming correctly to other PCs with the same Microsoft account.
- Fixed an issue resulting in the All apps list in Start being blank for certain languages.
- Updated the Action Center icon to hide unread notification count when the taskbar is using small icons.
- Fixed an issue with Command Prompt where it wasn’t keeping the current line in view after resizing the window.
- Fixed an issue that resulted in the User Account Control (UAC) dialog sometimes appearing behind other windows.
- Fixed an issue resulting in the Lock screen sometimes not showing the Caps lock warning when Caps lock was on.
Known issues in PC build 14352
As it's from the development branch, it still has some known issues and unknown issues. Here is the published list of known issues which you first check before upgrading to this build:
- Previously installed extensions for Microsoft Edge may not work for around 15 minutes after your first sign-in. A work around for this is to manually re-install each extension from the Store.
- In some cases, the new Cortana features highlighted above may not work. Restarting your PC should fix the issue and get the features working.
- Using the keyboard to navigate in certain Store apps like Netflix or Tweetium does not work. You will need to use your mouse.
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