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Windows 10 20H1 build 18965.1005 rolls out to Fast ring Insiders

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What you need to know

  • Windows 10 build 18965 is now rolling out on the Insider Fast ring.
  • This build mostly focuses on fixes and improvements, but there is also a new "app restart" setting.
  • You can grab build 18965 now via Windows Update if you're a Fast ring Insider.

Updated August 22, 2019: Microsoft has pushed out another update to Fast ring Insiders with build 18965.1005. There's nothing new in this release; it's a small cumulative update intended to help Microsoft test its servicing pipeline.

Another week has gone by, which means it's time for another new Windows 10 20H1 preview build for Fast ring Insiders to check out. This week, Insiders can get their hands on build 18965, which includes a new setting for controlling app restarts, as well as several general fixes and improvements. The release notes also detail the recent updates to the Feedback Hub app that were revealed earlier this week.

Here's a look at what's new in Windows 10 20H1 build 18965:

Control over restarting apps at sign-in

As some of you already know, apps have the ability to register for restart, which helps in a few situations, including enabling you to get back to what you were doing if you need to restart your PC. Previously this option was tied to the "Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting up my device" option under Sign-in options in accounts settings. We've heard feedback that some of you would prefer more explicit control over when Windows automatically restarts apps that were open when you restart your PC, and with 20H1 we're bringing that option to you.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. This setting is off by default and you can change it any time in Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options, and can find it by searching for "restart apps" in Start or the search box.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • 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%.

If you're enrolled in the Windows Insider program's Fast ring, you can grab build 18965 via Windows Update now. For more, including a look at the known issues in this build, check out Microsoft's full release notes at the Windows Blog.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

11 Comments
  • NEW BUILD TIME.
    Downloading now.
  • downloading when I get home in an hour. 🕺
  • Still waiting on a fix for the rapid storage issues. The offered fix does not work.
  • I'm experiencing the same problem. I cannot download the new updates due to this issue. It just won't let me install the new builds at all.
  • Hope I can install it, I haven't been able to install a build for a while on the Lenovo YOGA C630, the ARM one. Any ideas?
  • I downloaded and installed this new version today (i7-3770k 4.0 Ghz, 16GB DDR3, 256GB SSD machine). About 3 hours later, I received a notification for a cumulative security update for this version.. So I downloaded and installed that too.
  • Is anybody else experiencing issues with the devices listed in Bluetooth and printers?
  • Yes. All names rendered as empty rectangles.
  • It's a known issue. Seen Microsoft developers talking about it on reddit.
  • same for me too. MS needs to to fix this ASAP 😔
  • Good to know. won't apply this to my laptop. on my desktop where i have this release, as well as the security updates released hours later, I am seeing those rectangles...