Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14361 for PC and Mobile now available in the Fast ring
It’s been a couple of weeks since we last had a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build released to the Fast ring, but today the wait is over as new Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar has pushed the button to roll out Build 14361 for both PC and Mobile.
This new release includes new features, some improvements to existing features, and plenty of fixes. The release date for the big Windows 10 Anniversary Update is edging ever nearer, so the quest is on to fix as many problems as possible before then.
As you might expect, the new additions aren’t that exciting, but they do include a LastPass extension for Microsoft Edge, and Hyper-V Container which will let you use Docker natively on Windows 10.
A raft of improvements have been made to Windows Ink, and there have also been improvements made to the Settings app as well, including changes to the colors so it's more obvious whereabouts you are. Jumping to the Settings homepage has been made easier now too.
The Blu-ray icon has been updated, which is exciting for those people who a) like icons and b) have a Blu-ray drive. The Network Quick Action icon has been updated as well.
Other improvements and fixes for PC include:
- Fixed the issue causing keyboard navigation in Store apps like Netflix or Tweetium to not work.
- Fixed the issue causing certain websites like YouTube to fail to render in Microsoft Edge or IE due to a recently implemented feature called TCP Fast Open.
- Fixed an issue resulting in a strange gray bar frequently being seen on the left side of the Microsoft Edge browser window (for example, after invoking a context menu).
- The window of active hours for when you are using your PC has been increased from 10 to 12 hours under Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and "Change active hours".
- Updated the download notification in Microsoft Edge to include filename, download status, and site domain on separate lines.
- Fixed an issue that would cause the icons to disappear from the tabs in Microsoft Edge after the DPI change corresponding with remotely connecting to the PC via Remote Desktop.
- Fixed an issue where DNG file thumbnails were not displaying in File Explorer.
- Polished the appearance of Start by reducing the amount of whitespace at the top of Start, and adding logic so that the scrollbars will immediately hide once your mouse is no longer hovering over that area. Also fixed an issue resulting in clipping on the bottom or side of Start’s context menus.
- Fixed an issue where pressing the Enter key would not submit the Wi-Fi password in the network flyout from the taskbar.
- Decreased the size of icons used in notifications from 64×64 to 48×48 -- maintaining the visibility, while improving the use of space in the Action Center.
- Improved the reliability of Cortana’s listening after tapping the mic button and fixed an issue that resulted in focus being lost to Cortana’s search box after a typed search has been deleted via backspace.
- Updated Windows Defender to not show recap notifications in normal mode if no scans have been run, or in scan-only mode if no threads have been found.
- Fixed an issue that resulted in certain apps, such as Photos, not being able to set the desktop background.
- Going forward from Build 14361, your Task Manager settings will now be preserved across build updates.
- Fixed an issue where Start wouldn’t dismiss after launching Sticky Notes, leading to Sticky Notes appearing behind Start.
- Fixed an issue resulting in not being able to set your account picture in Settings using the camera option.
- Added a keyboard shortcut for opening the taskbar’s clock and calendar flyout -- this shortcut is WIN + Alt + D.
- Fixed an issue where Command Prompt wasn’t maximizing correctly on high DPI monitors. We also fixed an issue where Command Prompt wouldn’t refresh the windows properly when doing an upwards Ctrl + F search with a long output of text.
- Fixed an issue where the taskbar’s volume icon was showing incorrect states for 0 percent and muted.
- Fixed an issue where applying a new save location on the Storage Settings page for any one file type would result in any other pending save location changes being lost.
With this being a Fast ring release there are of course still quite a few known issues to be aware of. These include:
- If you have a French Windows 10 Insider Preview build installed on your PC, you will not receive Build 14361. There is an issue with the French translation process in this build that would revert a lot of text that was used to be shown in French back to English. So Microsoft has chosen not to release this build to Insiders whose base build is French. If your base build is not French and you have a French Language Pack installed -- you will still be able to install the new French language pack on top of this build, but this issue will also impact you.
- Text prediction using the Japanese IME will freeze your PC. To avoid this issue and continue using the Japanese IME, we recommend turning off text prediction. You can do this by right-clicking IME mode icon "A" or "あ" in systray and selecting "Properties", clicking "Advanced", and navigate to the "Predictive Input" tab and check off "Use predictive input system". You can turn on prediction feature again by checking it on.
- Navigating to the Privacy pages in Settings app will crash the Settings app and prevent you from adjusting your privacy settings. Your privacy settings already set will remain intact after updating to this build. If this is a blocker for you, you can move to the Slow ring until this bug is fixed or be sure to set your privacy settings before updating to this build.
- If you click on a file download link, it will open a tab and close it without doing anything in Microsoft Edge. The workaround is to go to the Download pane and start the download there by clicking "Save" or "Save As".
- For certain languages, such as Chinese or Portuguese (Brazil), you will not be able to launch Start while an app is installing.