Microsoft Releases Windows 10 20H1 Preview Build 18965

Microsoft today released the latest new preview build for Insiders in the Fast ring in the form of build 18965. Here is a look at included features and what you can expect.

Microsoft today is rolling out Windows 10 20H1 Preview Build 18965 to Insiders in the Fast ring. This build follows up last week’s build 18963 which included a new GPU temperature section in Task Manager, Search and Virtual Desktop improvements, and more. Today’s new build includes control over restarting apps at sign-in, Insider feedback enhancements, and other overall system improvements.

Windows 10 20H1 Preview Build 18965

This build is starting to offer more control over restarting apps at sign-in. Microsoft writes: “Windows now puts you in control with a new app restart setting. When turned on, Windows automatically saves your restartable apps when signing out, restarting, or shutting down Windows, and restarts them next time you sign in.” The feature is turned off by default, but you can turn it on in Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options.

This new build offers new updates for Insiders as well. They include Feedback Hub and Search updates. There is also a refresh of Windows Insider Achievements. “We’ve made achievements more discoverable by moving them from your profile page to their own landing page, and we added additional features that allow you to categorize and track your progress.”

And in addition to the new features explained above, here is the list of other fixes and improvements to 20H1:

  • We fixed an issue resulting in the screens shown while updating Windows unexpectedly saying “managed by your organization” for some Insiders.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the taskbar unexpectedly hiding sometimes when launching the touch keyboard.
  • We fixed an issue where some of the colors weren’t correct in Language Settings if using High Contrast White.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in background tasks not working in certain apps.
  • We fixed an issue where if you set focus to the notification area of the taskbar via WIN+B, then opened a flyout and pressed Esc to close it, then the focus rectangle would no longer show up correctly anymore.
  • We fixed an issue where on the Bluetooth & Other Settings page, the device type wasn’t read out loud when using a screen reader.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in help links not being accessible when adding a new wireless display device on the Bluetooth & Other Settings page if the text scaling was set to 200%.

Remember that Windows 10 20H1 is an Insider build that will include the feature the updates we don’t expect to see in the Spring of 2020. Microsoft has announced that 19H2 will essentially be a service pack with few new features and is expected to roll out in September.

With Insider builds you can expect a lot of bugs and other issues for both users and developers. Make sure to read Microsoft’s full release notes for all changes, known issues, and workarounds.

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