What you need to know
- Windows 10 Build 20175 is now in the Insider Dev Channel.
- It features new icons, improvements to pinned websites, and more.
- Also previews Surface Pro X's "eye contact" feature for the first time.
Microsoft is back with another Windows 10 preview build, and this week, we've got some new icons and web app behavior changes to dig into. Today's build is 20175, and is packing minor improvements and ehancements ready for testing by Insiders. Here's a rundown of what's new:
Improving pinned sites in Microsoft Edge
Earlier this month, we announced ALT + TAB between apps and sites, the first of our new productivity enhancements coming to Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Today, we're announcing another feature we've been working on to make you more efficient when browsing the web: quick access to tabs for your pinned sites. Clicking a pinned site on the Taskbar will now show you all of the open tabs for that site across any of your Microsoft Edge windows, just like you'd expect for any app with multiple open windows. Please let us know what you think!
For some time now, you've been able to reset your UWP apps in Settings – with today's build we're now exposing this ability via PowerShell as well. To do this, you'll need the appx package name, so your use of the command may look like this:
Get-AppxPackage calculator | Reset-AppxPackage
The benefit of enabling this via PowerShell is that if needed you will now be able to run the reset commands for certain system components that are not currently listed as available to reset in Settings, for example Start.
Make a more personal connection with Eye Contact on Surface Pro X
Powered by artificial intelligence capabilities of the Microsoft SQ1(TM) processor, Eye Contact helps to adjust your gaze on video calls so you appear to be looking directly in the camera on your Surface Pro X. Windows Insiders can turn this feature on via the Surface app on their Surface Pro X.
More new icons
As part of our ongoing efforts to update the iconography across Windows, Insiders will notice we have begun rolling out a new icons for both Sticky Notes and the Snip & Sketch app via updates from the Microsoft Store. Just like with the new Settings icon in the last build, these new icons look great on the Start menu with the theme-aware tiles introduced in Build 20161!
- We fixed an issue causing some systems to crash with a HYPERVISOR_ERROR bugcheck.
- We fixed an issue resulting in tiles sometimes flashing unexpectedly in the Start menu when animating
- We fixed an issue where the option the set Alt + Tab to "Windows Only" wasn't working.
- We fixed an issue that could result in apps unexpectedly appearing black when viewed under Magnifier with a large magnification.
- We fixed an issue that could result in some stutter when gaming.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Narrator not working with touch when touching a XAML item.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Search not closing after selecting certain items in the search results.
- We fixed an issue resulting in flickers when logging in.
- We fixed an issue resulting in fonts not displaying correctly in some apps in the last two flights.
- We fixed an issue that could result in Settings crashing if it'd been opened but minimized to the Windows Update page, and then you navigated to another settings page by clicking a URI.
- We fixed an issue where clicking a link to System would result in an empty and unclosable Control Panel instance.
As always, you can check out the complete changelog, including a list of known issues and developer related changes, at the Windows Blog.
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