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Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 20241

Microsoft today is releasing build 20241 to Insiders in the Dev Channel. Here’s a look at what’s new in today’s build.

Microsoft today is releasing Windows 10 build 20241 to Insiders in the Dev Channel. This build follows up last week’s build 20236. This build has some changes to the Light and dark theme. As well as a number of improvements and fixes. Here’s what to expect.

Windows 10 Build 20141

This build introduces “Theme-aware” splash screens for apps. Brandon LeBlanc notes in his post: “Now, when an eligible UWP app is launched, the splash screen color will match your default app mode. For example, if you have light theme turned on, you’ll see a light theme splash screen, and if you have dark theme turned on (for the “default app mode”) then you’ll see a dark theme splash screen.

Here are the changes and improvements contained in today’s release:

  • To help ensure Narrator users are aware of notifications on the screen, if a high priority notification appears while the computer is locked and stays on the screen, we will now also read it out when unlocking your PC and not just at arrival time.
  • We’re removing the Japanese Address and Rinna candidate suggestion services from the Japanese IME – thank you Windows Insiders who’ve shared feedback on them.

And here are the fixes contained in today’s build:

  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing APC_INDEX_MISMATCH bugchecks in recent builds.
  • We fixed an issue where scrolling and pinch to zoom were not working correctly on devices with touch such as the Surface Pro X, Surface Pro 7 and others.
  • We fixed an issue where selecting an IME candidate or hardware keyboard text prediction candidate was sometimes inserting the candidate adjacent to the one selected.
  • We fixed an issue where new applications will fail to install with a Windows Installer service error on x86 systems.
  • We fixed an issue where when attempting to perform a Reset this PC using the Keep My Files option will fail with the error, “There was a problem resetting your PC. No changes were made”.
  • We fixed an issue where robocopy wouldn’t preserve the directory dates when using the move command.
  • We fixed a high hitting dwm.exe crash from the last few flights.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the System Information window (msinfo32) crashing on launch.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the System Information window (msinfo32) unexpectedly having a blank icon in the taskbar.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in Bitlocker encryption failing with error 0x803100b2.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in flickering in certain apps when the media controls pop-up was visible on screen and you moved your mouse.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the screen flickering on certain devices when accessing the power options on the login screen.
  • We fixed a recent issue where closing a tab in Microsoft Edge while Task Manager was up and running could result in Task Manager crashing.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders seeing a “Sorry, something went wrong” message when running through the workflow to improve recognition for Windows Hello Face.
  • We fixed an issue from recent builds where if Settings was open when the PC went into hibernation, connected pens may fail to reconnect until Bluetooth was toggled off and back on.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in Windows Sandbox showing a 0x80070003 error.
  • We fixed an issue where a non-functional link to Rename your PC was displaying for non-admin users on the Projecting to this PC page in Settings.
  • We fixed an issue where the Activation page in Settings would crash if you navigated to it recently while not connected to the internet.
  • We fixed an issue in Printers & Scanners Settings, where clicking the Get App button available for some printers was resulting in Settings crashing recently.
  • We fixed an issue where clicking the Copy button under “View hardware and connection properties” in Network Settings would result in extraneous lines saying “Proxy Auto Detect” appearing on the settings page.
  • We fixed an issue impacting certain VPN connections, where clicking the entry in the Network flyout wasn’t doing anything.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in Windows updates failing with error 0xc0000005.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in windows.old being unexpectedly large for some Insiders.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the new gesture to control the text cursor position using the spacebar on the touch keyboard wasn’t working for some Insiders.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in Internet Explorer crashing when typing certain combinations into websites with the Dayi IME.
  • We fixed an issue where incorrect characters were being inserted into passwords fields when typing using the Japanese IME in Kana mode.
  • We fixed an issue where when using the previous version of the Japanese IME, if you set the IME to off mode during a composition, then immediately starting typing, it could result in the underlying app crashing.

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.

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