Microsoft today is releasing Windows 10 preview build 20180 to Insiders in the Dev Channel (formerly Fast ring). This build follows up last week’s build 20175. And unlike last week’s build which saw a lot of new features, today’s build has little front-facing features. It’s mainly an incremental update with a list of changes and fixes. Here’s a look at what you can expect.
Windows 10 Insider Build 20180
The main change you can expect out of today’s build is the Windows SDK is now flighting continuously with the Dev Channel. Also, per the announcement: “We are turning on much of the new features mentioned on July 1st in Build 20161 including theme-aware tiles on Start. The new pinned sites capability mentioned with last week’s flight of Build 20175 is still only available to a subset of Insiders.”
Here’s a list of changes and improvements included in today’s new release:
- Based on feedback, we’re changing the tablet posture logic for 2-in-1 devices to now only apply when using a single screen.
- Based on feedback we’re updating the new folder icon in the Start menu’s All app’s list to be a little smaller so it better aligns with the size of the other icons.
- We’ve updated the search box in the Default Apps settings pages to improve performance.
And here is a list of fixes included in today’s latest Insider build:
- We fixed an issue in the last flight where Magnifier wasn’t following the curser in the previous build when the zoom was higher than 100%.
- We fixed an issue where Task Manager wasn’t showing the Publisher name for UWP apps.
- We fixed an issue when using the Pinyin IME where tapping “/” on the keyboard wouldn’t produce the right character when using full width mode.
- We fixed a couple issues that could result in crashes when using Alt+Tab to switch to browser tabs.
Remember that Insider builds are meant for coders, IT admins, and Windows 10 enthusiasts who want to test new features and submit feedback to Microsoft.
These builds are not meant for inexperienced users. They are also not meant to run on your primary production machine. Insider builds contain many known stability issues that can cause your system to become unstable or even crash.
For more on this build’s full list of changes, known issues, and workarounds make sure to read Microsoft’s full blog post.