What you need to know
- Windows 10 build 19002 is now available on the Fast ring.
- This build packs a ton of bug fixes and performance improvements.
- Fast ring Insiders can download build 19002 via Windows Update now.
A fresh Windows 10 20H1 preview build is now rolling out for Fast ring Insiders to test. This latest build packs a large volume of bug fixes and performance improvements, but there aren't any significant new features to speak of. However, Microsoft states that its improved Bluetooth experience is now available for everyone to test.
Here's a full look at all of what's new.
What's new in build 19002
- Update on improving your Bluetooth Experience: With Build 18985 we announced we were working on improving our streamlined workflow for pairing your Bluetooth devices. We're happy to share that this change is now rolling out to 100% of Insiders–thank you to those that have already tried it and shared feedback!
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
- We fixed an issue that could result in upgrades failing with error 0x8007042b.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the acrylic effect in the Action Center only appearing after the Action Center opening animation had finished.
- We fixed an issue where with multiple monitors and different DPIs, the File Explorer search box could become enlarged and offset.
- We fixed an issue with the search indexer resulting in unexpected files being returned as search results when searching using French (France).
- We fixed an issue for Japanese users where the user name in the Settings header wasn't displayed in the correct order.
- We fixed an issue resulting in clipboard history, WIN+(Period), and the touch keyboard displaying English text when being used with non-English display languages.
- We fixed a race condition that could result in devices not reconnecting after toggling Bluetooth off and back on.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the VPN sometimes not automatically connecting after waking your device from sleep.
- We fixed an issue that could result in the brightness getting stuck at 0 or 100% and requiring a reboot before it could be changed.
- Text cursor indicator works better in more experiences (e.g. Word, Run dialog, Outlook) now.
- The Magnifier centered text cursor option should now work correctly when switching Magnifier modes.
- We fixed the mouse pointer visual when using the Magnifier docked mode.
- We fixed a bug where Narrator was not saying the state of Scan mode when Edge was opened or closed.
- We fixed a bug in Narrator where Narrator sometimes say password twice when focus was in a password edit field.
- We fixed a bug in Narrator where scan mode was getting stuck in edit fields in Firefox.
- We've made some general improvements and bug fixes for the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), please see the WSL release notes for details.
- If you were one of the Insiders experiencing frequent explorer.exe crashes recently, please go to the Microsoft Store and check for Xbox game bar app updates (specifically version 3.34.4xx should have the fix). If you're on this app version and still seeing explorer.exe crashes, please file feedback and we will investigate.
- Just a heads up that we're expanding the rollout of the Settings header to more Insiders, so it may now appear for you when it hadn't before. As always, we welcome feedback about Settings – in the Feedback Hub you can share it under Desktop Environment > Settings.
For more on this release, including a detailed list of the known issues, you can check out Microsoft's full release notes. Otherwise, Fast ring Insiders can download build 19002 via Windows Update now.
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"We fixed an issue resulting in the acrylic effect in the Action Center only appearing after the Action Center opening animation had finished."
If this is what I think it is, that's fantastic. Took way too long, but glad they got to it. Hoping it rolls out to normal users before 2020 as a bugfix patch, because it's driving me nuts.
I see this since some Patch Tuesday for the October 2018 update. It makes me so mad. And yes, hopefully they fix in some 19H2 build. I actually don't know if this bug is in it.
This was something I thought they would simply never fix and was an artifact of some UWP design choice they were too lazy to fix.
Honestly it's embarrassing that Windows' most modern SDK has these issues with animations (that plague all of UWP) when Android, iOS, macOS, even WPF from Vista-era could all figure it out I'm glad 20H1 is shaping up to be a massive quality improvement. Maybe it'll be the update where we see Windows 10 finally become a "mature" OS. I, for one, would also welcome UI consistency improvements. It's about time.
I see the plenty of fixes, but what are the performance improvements this article claims are there?
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