Microsoft today released Windows 10 Preview Build 17093 to Insiders in the Fast ring. Similar to previous Redstone 4 versions — Build 17063 and Build 17074 — this one also contains a ton of new features. There is a lot packed into this one and there’s a bit of something new for everyone. Here’s a look at some of the more notable features to expect.
Windows 10 Redstone 4 Preview Build 17093
PC gamers will enjoy some new improvements to the Game Bar. It’s getting a complete makeover that should make it easier to use and find the features and settings you want.
Microsoft introduced a new Diagnostic Data Viewer in the last build and some new abilities have been added to give users more control. You can delete diagnostic data sent to Microsoft by going to Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & feedback.
There are new graphics improvements in this build that will allow newer devices with HDR capabilities to tweak and calibrate the display better. Head to Settings > Apps > Video playback to fine-tune how your HDR content looks.
For content creators and gamers, this build introduces new Graphics Settings for multi-GPU systems. It will allow users to manage graphics preferences of apps. The new preference page can be found at Settings > System > Display and it will override preferences set up in Nvidia or AMD Radeon control panels – like Nvidia’s GeForce Experience utility, for example.
But Wait, There’s More
There are other new improvements to other features like Eye Control technology, Microsoft Edge, language Input experience, Ease of Access, Windows Subsystem for Linux, updated Privacy settings, and a lot more. Here is a look at the other changes, improvements, and fixes for this latest build:
- We fixed an issue where the network flyout didn’t have an acrylic background (Yay Fluent Design!).
- We fixed the issue causing VPN clients installed via the Microsoft Store to not work after upgrading to Build 17083.
- We fixed an issue where the Home text label was missing from the Settings navigation pane.
- We fixed an issue where Windows Security in Settings was missing an icon in the navigation pane.
- We fixed an issue where dropdowns in the new App volume and device preferences page under Sound Settings were truncated when the Settings window wasn’t wide enough.
- We fixed an issue where the new App volume and device preferences page under Sound Settings might have duplicate apps listed.
- We fixed issues with the slider controls for sound under Settings > System > Sound and “App volume and device preferences”. Thanks @MSWindowsinside, @CrazyCatsGot2 and @TheScarfix for reporting this!
- We fixed an issue in Windows Update Settings where if you’d selected restart to kick off an upgrade and then canceled the restart, the restart button in Settings would no longer be functional.
- We fixed an issue where the data limit dialog on the Data Usage Settings page had no margins.
- We fixed an issue where permissions for inbox apps were cleared out when upgrading to recent builds, resulting in you being unexpectedly re-prompted to enable or disable these permissions when you launched an impacted app.
- We fixed an issue where the Advanced display settings link was missing from Display Settings.
- We fixed an issue where going to Focus Assist Settings might crash Settings.
- We’ve updated the “Use my sign-in info…” text in Sign-in Options settings to be more clear.
- We fixed an issue where clicking the search entry from the app command menu of certain apps would crash explorer.exe.
- We fixed an issue where the night light quick action in the Action Center sometimes didn’t work due to a long running calculation of the schedule to automatically turn on/off night light.
- We’ve updated the Action Center context menu such that the three focus assist states are now collapsed under one expandable entry.
- We fixed an issue where sharing to Cortana Reminders wasn’t working in recent flights.
- We’ve updated the OneDrive Files-on-Demand state icon in File Explorer’s navigation pane so they now display closer to the file icon.
- We fixed an issue where burning an ISO file to CD threw an unexpected error “Selected Disc image file isn’t valid” in recent builds.
- We’ve updated the People flyout to now use your accent color when “Show accent color” is selected in Color Settings.
- We have fixed the issue where Win32 apps pinned to Start would display as blank live tiles that show only a name starting with “W~”.
- We fixed an issue where the Start layout might get reset if you upgraded straight from the Anniversary Update.
- We have fixed the issue where using Task View to switch to an app might result in touch not working properly in that app.
- We fixed an issue where using the new right-click options to delete groups of activities from Timeline might not delete the entire group.
- As we prepare RS4 for release, we’re removing the feedback button in Task View that was introduced for Insiders to give feedback on Timeline – thanks everyone who’s logged feedback so far! We welcome you to continue giving feedback via the Feedback Hub under the Desktop Environment > Timeline category.
- We fixed an issue where the text label for creating virtual desktops in Task View was truncated in certain languages.
- We fixed an issue where the app icons in the Open With dialog might appear pixelated on high DPI screens.
- We fixed an issue where music wouldn’t re-route back to audio peripheral if you skipped to next track before connecting the USB or Bluetooth audio device.
- We fixed an issue where the Windows.old folder wasn’t completely emptied and removed after cleanup.
- We fixed an issue where using Ctrl + Alt + Break in Hyper-V didn’t work to make a VM re-enter full screen mode.
- We fixed an issue where vmconnect couldn’t insert or eject an ISO/DVD drive.
- We fixed an issue that could result in lower frame rates in games in certain monitor configurations.
- We fixed an issue resulting in audio from Microsoft Edge sometimes becoming unexpectedly muted in the last few flights.
- We fixed an issue where when using Microsoft Edge with dark theme the text in the address bar might become black on dark grey.
- We fixed a number of issues impacting Microsoft Edge reliability in the last few builds.
- We fixed an issue resulting in opening a new tab in Microsoft Edge in recent builds potentially taking an unexpectedly long time.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Microsoft Edge file downloads to secondary drives failing in recent flights.
- We fixed an issue resulting in SVG images on certain websites not rendering in Microsoft Edge.
- When dragging a website from the address bar in Microsoft Edge in order to pin it to the favorites bar, you will now see the favicon and website name follow your mouse as you drag.
- We fixed an issue from recent builds where content copied to the clipboard using Web Notes in Microsoft Edge couldn’t be pasted.
- We fixed an issue where certain PDF files wouldn’t display their context menu correctly in Microsoft Edge.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Microsoft Edge potentially crashing on launch when using roaming profiles.
- We fixed an issue resulting in not being able to scroll components of certain websites when viewed in Microsoft Edge despite a scrollbar being visible.
- We fixed an issue resulting in not being able to use Flash on certain sites in Microsoft Edge in recent builds.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Microsoft Edge crashing recently if you clicked on the page when in caret mode.
- We fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge in recent builds where clicking on link’s in the ‘Ask Cortana’ sidebar might open the page inside the sidebar instead of the main window.
- We fixed an issue from the last two builds where certain websites didn’t load in Microsoft Edge, although the name of the website was correct in the tab.
- We fixed an issue from the last two builds where an unexpected grey rectangle was visible in Microsoft Edge settings next to the word Settings.
- We fixed an issue from the last build where processes in Task Manager only showed at most 100mb of memory used.
- We fixed an issue where Narrator wouldn’t say anything if you were to use the arrow keys to navigate through text typed into Command Prompt.
- We fixed an issue an issue where the touch keyboard might be a pixel-width up from the bottom of the screen if the display scaling wasn’t 100%, leading to the keyboard unexpectedly dismissing if you tapped that area.
- We fixed an issue an issue resulting in the one-handed touch keyboard being unexpectedly large in recent builds.
- We fixed an issue from recently builds where shapewriting in the touch keyboard would stop showing text candidates if you were using it, dismissed the keyboard, re-invoked the keyboard, and tried to start shapewriting again.
- We fixed an issue from recent builds impacting Emoji Panel invocation reliability.
Of course, as will all preview builds, this one contains several known issues and other changes. Make sure to read Dona Sarkar’s post to get a full list of all new features, known issues, and developer notes.
A couple of other bits to note are the RS4 Bug Bash for Insiders continues until 11:59 PM PST. With a lot of new quests to test out and provide your input to the team via the Feedback Hub. This month also sees the start of Microsoft Tech Summits in 12 cities around the world, and there’s a 2018 Windows Insider Survey for Insiders to take.
Do you like the new features you see coming to Windows 10? Let us know in the comment section below or for further discussions, check out our Windows 10 Forums.