Microsoft today released Windows 10 Redstone Preview Build 17692 to Insiders in the Fast ring. This new version comes on the heels of last week’s build 17686 and includes a few new features and improvements for Gaming, Mixed Reality, Ease of Access, and more. Here is a look at what to expect in today’s new build.
Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17692
SwiftKey Keyboard is now available in this build. Like a swipe keyboard on iOS or Android, it provides autocorrections and predictions and is meant for use while in tablet mode.
Ease of Access improvements includes the ability to make text bigger throughout the operating system including File Explorer, the Start menu, Win32 and UWP apps without the need to change the overall display scaling. You’ll find it by heading to Settings > Ease of Access > Display and will find the slider to make everything bigger.
Gaming improvements include new options on the Game Bar that lets you see a game’s framerate as well as CPU, GPU, and RAM usage. You can also adjust audio output.
There are also new improvements for Search, Mixed Reality, and a lot more. There are also other general improvements and fixes throughout the OS including the following:
- We fixed an issue resulting in audio glitching on systems with lots of firewall rules.
- We fixed an issue from the last few flights where Eye Control would fail fast and not start.
- We fixed an issue resulting in certain games, such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive, to crash on launch in the last two builds.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Settings crashing when attempting to open Data Usage Settings in the last few flights.
- We fixed an issue resulting in an unexpected “codecpacks.vp9” entry in the Start menu.
- We fixed a recent issue for some Insiders resulting in an explorer.exe crash with AppXDeploymentClient.dll.
- We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders recently experiencing a bug check (green screen) with the error SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION in afd.sys.
- With Build 17672 we made a fix for an explorer.exe crash in structuredquery.dll – that fix stopped anyone new from encountering the crash, however, we heard your reports that anyone already impacted was still impacted. Today’s build has a fix for this issue that should resolve it for anyone who was already impacted.
- To improve discoverability, we’ve moved Delivery Optimization Settings to now be directly listed as a category under Settings > Update & Security.
- We fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge impacting websites like Facebook.com, where when starting a message only the first contact name entered was automatically resolved while typing.
- We fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge where if both images and text were selected, right-clicking on the image and selecting copy wouldn’t work.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the Windows Security app crashing recently when adding a process to the exclusion list.
It’s also worth mentioning that Microsoft has originally stated that Microsoft Edge would include a feature to block autoplay videos — which is quite important to people on metered connections and limited data plans. However, that was later edited out of the blog post as it’s not actually in this build but is coming to a new build in the coming weeks. Still, it’s great to know that will be an option soon and is something every Edge user will welcome.
As is the case with all preview build, this one includes known issues for users and developers alike. Make sure to read the full announcement for all of the details.