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Windows 10 build 20170 now rolling out for Insiders in the Dev Channel

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Another week, another Windows 10 Insider Preview build to test. Today's build is 20170 and is rolling out now in the Dev Channel with fixes and enhancements to the Windows Settings app, including a new Fluent icon to match the rest of Microsoft's in-box apps.

In addition to the new icon, Microsoft is also continuing its effort of porting over legacy Control Panel elements to the modern Settings app, with more Sound Settings improvements being the latest addition to Settings on Windows 10. The full changelog is below.

Build 20170 changelog

  • We've recently unveiled two improvements to the search bar in Windows that make it even easier to find what you need. Click on Search in the taskbar or press the Windows key + S to view an updated design for Search Home. A new two-column layout offers easy readability, as well as fast access to Quick Searches, where you can see local weather, top news, and more helpful info. To find other web results or navigate directly to a website, just type in the search bar like normal.
  • In addition, the Windows search bar now supports web search for Dutch-speaking customers in the Netherlands. Users with their Windows region set to Netherlands and their language set to Dutch can now search the web from their search bar without using a browser. Previously the feature was limited to English-speaking users in the region.
  • As part of our ongoing efforts to update the iconography across Windows, Insiders will notice we're introducing a new Settings icon in this build. The new Settings icon looks great on the Start menu with the theme-aware tiles introduced in Build 20161!
  • We fixed an issue resulting in flickering when resizing certain apps when snapped side by side in tablet mode.
  • We fixed an issue when using an IME where holding down the mouse left click key would eventually lead to input hanging.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the master volume slider in Sound Settings not working after removing and re-pairing certain Bluetooth devices.
  • We fixed a race condition that could result in update notifications not appearing or appearing multiple times in quick succession.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in typing not working on certain keyboards in the previous flight – appreciate your patience while we investigated.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in modifier keys like Shift and CTRL sometimes being dropped over a remote desktop connection.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in a small number of Insiders experiencing an issue where Start wouldn't launch in the previous build.
  • We fixed an issue that was increasing the amount of time it took for logoff to happen for some Insiders in the last few builds.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders finding that their screens became dimmer after upgrading to the last few builds.

As always, you can check out the full changelog, including a list of known issues, at the Windows Blog.

Zac Bowden
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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

10 Comments
  • I've just turned my pc on and has the updating waiting. What a good timing.
  • They should also make the icons inside settings colored. Very inconstant. The whole settings ui needs a face lift. Its pretty bad.
  • One icon at a time...
  • Maybe I'll actually get the new monochrome start menu this time.
  • I knew someone would be all excited over a superficial aspect of the update. More importantly, the morons at Microsoft STILL haven't fixed Tablet Mode. I have the Settings configured to ALWAYS use Tablet Mode and to always switch TO Tablet Mode. But does it actually DO this? Of course not. I use my Surface Pro about equal amount of the time with or without the Type Cover attached. Yet EVERY TIME I attach the Type Cover the stupid thing turns OFF Tablet Mode. Frickin' idiots.
  • Ha ha ha! Sorry, needed 3 words
  • I am really excited about these superficial things. It really shows the lack of quality at Microsoft. I mean rolling out yet again a single icon is just really something that shows the effort that goes into making Windows consistent. A narrative mentioned when it comes down to updating the Start menu. Maybe we'll have all the colorful icons accross the OS by the time the next UI refresh launches. The Start menu refresh has nothing to do with consistency. It is due to nothing more or less than code shared accross Windows 10 and 10X. It's a side-effect rather.
  • If your system has an AMD CPU, you won't get this build due to a reliability issue. It should be fixed for the next build though.
  • For some wierd reason I had been expecting to see a new Settings icon in this article.
  • I've followed the steps to uninstall the update only to discover that the 'uninstall' button has disappeared!