Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14332 for PC and Mobile now available in the Fast ring

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The past two Windows 10 Insider Preview releases -- Builds 14316 and 14328 -- have been packed with new features and notable changes.

The very latest Fast ring release, Build 14332, marks the start of the Bug Bash, in which Windows Insiders will be set quests to help Microsoft eradicate problems and fix flaws in the OS in preparation for the big Anniversary Update out in July. However, the new build is not only about fixes, there are some new features and improvements too.

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First up, there are some tweaks to Bash on Ubuntu on Windows (great name) and the Command Prompt. With Bash, Microsoft says that if you’ve experienced networking issues that prevent tools from being able to access the internet, that should all be fixed now. With the Command Prompt there’s better windows scaling on PCs with high-DPI displays, improved font selection and rendering for International characters, and enhanced background color painting.

It wouldn’t be a new Windows 10 build without additions to Cortana, and Microsoft’s personal assistant can now search for Office 365 content including emails, contacts, calendar and files in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. Microsoft warns there’s currently some server-side issues affecting this capability, but it should be fixed soon.

Battery life for Surface and Connected Standby PCs is also improved in the new build. Battery Saver technology has been integrated to lower unnecessary resource usage while keeping your device online.

As you might expect, the list of fixes for PC is quite sizable:

  • Fixed the issue causing some PCs to bluescreen (bug check) when entering Connected Standby after updating to the latest build from the Development Branch.
  • Fixed the issue where some large downloads may appear to get stuck at 99 percent completion in Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed an issue which made it look like you couldn’t drag and drop to reorder your favorites on the Favorites Bar.
  • Fixed the issue causing Groove Music to crash on launch at the splash screen.
  • Fixed an issue where adding a song to Groove Music’s Now Playing list might cause the current song to stop playing and start over.
  • Fixed the issue where PCs are unable to go back to a previous Insider Preview build via "Go back to an earlier build" under Settings > Update & security > Recovery if they have BitLocker/Device Encryption enabled.
  • Made improvements to the share UI for Cortana Reminders. The experience is much more polished now.
  • Improved reliability of the Chinese IME.
  • Going forward (from this build), apps for which you’ve selected "Show windows from this app on all desktops" will be remembered after you update to a new build.
  • Fixed an issue where the taskbar’s overflow tray for notification area (systray) icons was not being padded correctly for certain multi-monitor setups.
  • Fixed an issue where the Game Bar would not appear if the DPI had been changed from 150 percent to 100 percent.
  • Fixed an issue where notifications with more content sometimes could not be expanded in the Action Center.
  • Fixed an issue where tiles on the Start menu might flash at the wrong size after exiting tablet mode.
  • Fixed an issue where the battery icon in the notification area might display incorrectly after a DPI change.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking on the "X" button on a window in Task View removed the thumbnail, but the title and X button would still be shown.
  • When an app is displayed in the Start menu with the name "@{<app package name>}"), there will now be an option to uninstall it.
  • Fixed an issue where re-directed folder Libraries would appear as duplicate folder entries in the File Explorer navigation pane.
  • Fixed an issue for multi-monitor users, where launching a desktop (Win32) app from Start would result in the full screen video being played on the other monitor getting minimized.
  • Fixed an issue where the Settings app would crash if you tried to pin a settings page to Start.
  • Fixed an issue where opening Windows Defender from the Settings app would fail.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in blurry and/or overlapped text in Start’s All apps list.
  • Fixed an issue where the touch keyboard might not come up in the password field after you switched users on the Lock screen.
  • Fixed an issue where Windows Spotlight wouldn’t remember if you had already said you liked that image the last time you locked your PC.

The list of Mobile fixes is as follows:

  • Made improvements to the share UI for Cortana Reminders. The experience is much more polished now.
  • Fixed an issue where a press and hold on the Camera Quick Action in Action Center wouldn’t do anything. Now it will launch the Camera app.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in the Lumia 435, 532, 535 and 540 being unable to take photos with the Camera app.
  • Fixed an issue where typed text would be invisible in Cortana when the OS was set to light mode under Settings > Personalization > Colors.
  • Fixed an issue with the Italian keyboard where certain words would get auto-capitalized after a comma (acting as it would if it was a period instead).
  • Improved the performance of opening Settings > Update & security > For developers.
  • Fixed an issue where Cyrillic characters would be lowercase in list headers (for example, in the All apps list).
  • Fixed an issue where pulling your headphones out to answer a call would result in the music playing out loud once the call had ended.
  • For phones that support adjusting the brightness automatically, this setting will now be enabled by default after a restore or hard reset.
  • You can now set the time for how long it should be for Windows to require you to sign in again via Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options with Windows Hello set up.
  • Fixed an issue that blocked you from renaming your device.
  • Fixed an issue where the Lock screen quick status numbers might appear drawn under the navigation bar.

Of course, as it’s a Fast ring release, there are still known issues to be aware of. For PC these are:

  • Microsoft is adding a built-in network speed test under Settings > Network & Internet > Status however it doesn’t work just yet. The UI is there but there's still some backend work to get it turned on and working.
  • Feedback Hub is not localized and the UI will be in English (U.S.) only, even with language packs installed.
  • Feedback Hub takes about 20-30 minutes after updating to this build to download and hydrate itself. If Feedback Hub is not fully hydrated, if you receive a mini-survey notification it will take you nowhere in the app, search in Feedback Hub won’t show results, and if you click to go to Feedback Hub from another app or setting, Feedback will not open.
  • The Desktop App Converter Preview (Project Centennial) will fail to run on the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14332. If you are a developer utilizing the converter tool to convert your desktop app to UWP, Microsoft suggests skipping this build until it can fix this issue.
  • All Tencent online games no longer work in current builds from the Development Branch.
  • The updated UAC UI breaks the ALT + Y keyboard shortcut to choose "yes".
  • UPDATED: If you have previously played DRM-protected content from services like Groove Music, Movies & TV, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video or Hulu, after updating to this build you might no longer be able to playback content from those services -- you will instead receive error DRM_E_INVALID_SECURESTORE_PASSWORD(0x8004C029) or DRM_E_DOMAIN_STORE_GET_DATA(0x8004C503). Microsoft is working to have this fixed in the near future.
  • Playing music in the Groove Music within 2 minutes after logging into your PC will result in 0xc10100ae playback errors. If you wait more than 2 minutes after logging in to play music in Groove Music you will avoid this issue.
  • You may see square boxes in certain apps when using some of the new emoji -- Microsoft is still getting things set up, this will be resolved in a future build.
  • Microsoft is  continuing to make changes to its extension datastore schema in Microsoft Edge. As a result, after updating to this build any extensions installed will be removed. You can reinstall these extensions to get them back.
  • If you are using a non-English keyboard, you can’t accept Bash prompts.
  • Microsoft is investigating an issue where if you’re running Insider Preview builds in certain languages, the All apps list on Start appears empty. A workaround for this is to use search to launch apps.

Mobile known issues include:

  • Speech Packs are unable to be downloaded. However, Language Packs for keyboards should download without any issues. Microsoft has identified the issue and is working to get a fix out as soon as possible.
  • Feedback Hub is not localized and the UI will be in English (U.S.) only even with language packs installed.
  • When you navigate to your camera roll directly from the Camera app, it may crash. To view the photos taken with the Camera app, go directly to the Photos app instead to avoid the crash.
  • You may receive 0x8004C029 errors when attempting to play Groove Music Pass (DRM) content in Groove Music.
  • UPDATED: If you have previously played DRM-protected content from services like Groove Music, Movies & TV, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video or Hulu, after updating to this build you might no longer be able to playback content from those services -- you will instead receive error DRM_E_INVALID_SECURESTORE_PASSWORD(0x8004C029) or DRM_E_DOMAIN_STORE_GET_DATA(0x8004C503). Microsoft is working to have this fixed in the near future.
  • You may see square boxes in certain apps when using some of the new emoji -- Microsoft is still getting support for the new emoji added throughout the systems, this will be resolved in a future build.
  • There is a bug Microsoft is investigating that prevents some apps such as Tweetium from launching.
  • Your phone will lock up and reboot when it receives a notification from an app that has "Keep notifications private on the lock screen" turned on under Settings > System > Notifications & actions. This is particularly painful if you have this turned on for the Messaging app and could result in the loss of text messages. If you have this turned on for specific apps -- it is recommended you turn it off until Microsoft fixes this issue.
  • The Settings app may crash when you are re-arranging Quick Actions under Settings > System > Notification & actions. If it does, it could result in one of the Quick Action spots disappearing. If you see this happen, please refrain from changing your Quick Action settings on this build. If you have been impacted by this issue, only a hard reset will revert your Quick Action settings back to default.

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