Windows 10 build 20231 now rolling out to the Dev Channel with new OOBE options

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What you need to know

  • Build 20231 is now rolling out to the Insider Dev Channel.
  • It includes a new OOBE setup page.
  • It also has a number of fixes and improvements.

Microsoft is back with another Windows 10 Dev Channel build for Insiders to enjoy. Today's build is 20231, and is packing a couple of notable improvements in addition to a plethora of fixes and changes. The most notable change in today's build is the inclusion of a new OOBE setup page that categorizes your PC into one or many categories.

The new OOBE page provides the user with a list of different categories like gaming, producticity, school, etc. which will set up your desktop and Start menu in a specific way. Functionally, the feature doesn't work yet, but the setup UI is in and can be tested with today's release.

Here's the full changelog:

  • Based on feedback, we're exploring adding a page to Windows setup (OOBE) to help better understand how you plan to use your device and aid in customizing your device given your intended usage. This is the initial wave of work for this feature, and Insiders may notice different options presented in OOBE depending on what they select, however at this time Insiders will not notice any other configuration differences after exiting OOBE. We look forward to sharing future improvements in this space.
  • Enterprise customers can now modify file associations on a per-user or per-device basis. This change will apply to existing users as well as users with new deployments. This means that IT admins can set which apps will automatically open various file types or links. For example, this makes it easy to set Microsoft Edge as your organization's default browser, or always open PDFs in your organization's preferred app. Leveraging this group policy for the default browser and common file types means that your organization's end users will not have to decide on these defaults themselves.
  • Meet Now in the Windows 10 Taskbar is now available to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.
  • We're starting to roll out a change to enable displaying graphics card information listed under Settings > System > About, and some Insiders may see this on their PCs.
  • Our change to enable moving the text cursor via gestures on the touch keyboard is now rolling out to all Insiders in the Dev Channel.
  • We fixed the vEthernet adapter disconnecting inside of the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Please see this GitHub thread for full details.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in your ALT + Tab order changing unexpectedly and leading you to switch to the wrong window.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in Action Center and notification buttons not being visible after switching between High Contrast Black and High Contrast White.
  • We fixed an issue where the "Show audio alerts visually" option under Settings > Ease of Access> Audio wasn't functioning for incoming notifications.
  • We fixed an issue where if the PC was locked using with Narrator running, dismissing the lock screen wouldn't announce the signed in username on the login screen.
  • We fixed an issue when using Narrator and logging in with Windows Hello, Narrator wouldn't announce the error message if your face wasn't recognized.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in audio and microphone glitches over Bluetooth for certain devices. As a reminder, when encountering issues in this space, please take a moment to capture a repro trace, as it helps the teams investigate. More details about capturing traces available .
  • We fixed an issue impacting Task View reliability.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the Windows Hello setup camera preview in OOBE displaying in the wrong position if you rotated your device into portrait mode during setup.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Settings hanging on launch for some Insiders.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in systemsettingsbroker.exe crashing for some Insiders.
  • We fixed an issue where the HideRecentJumplists MDM Policy wasn't taking effect.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in duplicate cloud provider entries appearing in the File Explorer navigation pane.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in PDF previews no longer displaying in File Explorer.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the touch keyboard unexpectedly dismissing after setting focus to the search box in File Explorer.
  • We fixed an issue where when typing with the Chinese Pinyin IME, if your text included an apostrophe, then after finalizing your composition by pressing Shift the result would display a garbled character.

As always, you can find the complete changelog, including a list of known issues, at the Windows Blog.

Zac Bowden
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