New Features & Changes In Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18262

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18262 (19H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and those who have opted in to Skip Ahead. Here is the list of new features, changes and improvements in this new build. Users must remember that Windows 10 Insider Preview builds may contain bugs that might cause trouble for some people. If you are member of Fast Ring, you may want to switch to the Slow ring to avoid troubles. The builds in Slow ring are of better quality than fast ring. Let’s get to the new features and changes:

What’s new in Windows 10 Insider Build 18262

DPI Awareness in Task Manager

Now you can check which of your running apps is DPI Aware? Microsoft has added a new optional column to the Details tab of Task Manager where you can find out the DPI awareness for every process. Check below screenshot for reference:

Showing the DPI Awareness category in Task Manager, with examples of Per-Monitor and System.

This column may not appear by default. To show DPI Awareness column, right-click on any of the column headers in the Details tab, and then click “Select Columns”. Now you can add “DPI Awareness” to the list. You can check more details about DPI Awareness here.

Uninstall Preinstalled apps

Most of the users don’t like the Apps bundled with the Windows 10 installation package. But users don’t have options to easily uninstall those apps. This new build has the ability to uninstall the following (preinstalled) Windows 10 inbox apps via the context menu on the Start menu All Apps list:

  • 3D Viewer (previously called Mixed Reality Viewer)
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Groove Music
  • Mail
  • Movies & TV
  • Paint 3D
  • Snip & Sketch
  • Sticky Notes
  • Voice Recorder

In the Windows 10 October 2018 Update and previous builds, only the following inbox apps could be uninstalled via the context menu on the Start menu All Apps list:

  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection
  • My Office
  • OneNote
  • Print 3D
  • Skype
  • Tips
  • Weather

See also: How to Change Default Save location for Windows 10 Apps.

Improvements In Narrator

Narrator Can Now Read by Sentence: Read by sentence is now available with the keyboard and with touch. You can now read current, next and previous sentences in Narrator. Move by sentence doesn’t yet work for Braille. Here are the keyboard shortcuts for Narrator:

  • Caps + Ctrl + Period (.) to Read next sentence
  • Caps + Ctrl + Comma (,) to Read current sentence
  • Caps + Ctrl + M to Read previous sentence

Sentence is now a new Narrator view and can be reached via Caps + Page Up or Caps + Page Down and then you can navigate with Caps + Left arrow for move by previous sentence and Caps + Right arrow for move by next sentence.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • Fixed an issue resulting in App History being blank in Task Manager in the last flight.
  • Fixed an issue from the previous flight resulting in Task Manager’s icon in the notification area of the taskbar not staying visible while Task Manager was open.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in the upgrade to the previous flight potentially failing with error 0xC1900101. This same issue could have resulted in Office products not launching, services not starting, and/or your credentials not being accepted on the login screen after first upgrading until rebooting.
  • Fixed an issue where Settings would crash in the last few flights if in Ease of Access you clicked “Apply” on Make Text Bigger.
  • Fixed an issue where Settings in the last few flights might crash in the last few flights when clicking Check for updates or applying an updated Active Hours range.
  • Fixed an issue where Notepad wasn’t listed on the Set Defaults by App page in Settings.
  • When adding a new language in Settings, now you have separate options for installing the language pack and setting the language as the Windows display language. You now have separate options for installing the Speech recognition and Text-to-speech features, when these features are available for the language.
  • Updated the Printers & Scanners page in Settings to now include a link straight to the troubleshooter in case you need it.
  • Some Insiders may notice some changes to clipboard history – more details later.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in File Explorer not launching if invoked from a pinned Start tile when in Tablet Mode.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in the brightness sometimes resetting to 50% after a reboot.

About Aslam Khan

Hi there, I am a blogger, engineer and a computer geek. I love kittens. I spend some of my time blogging besides full time job as Senior Windows Administrator. I like to learn new things.

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