After pushing a minor update the Slow ring, this week, Microsoft releases a small update for Insiders in the Fast ring. The preview Build 19608 is bundled with bug fixes and a small change to the Settings app by adding a search box for searching filetype lists, protocols, and apps when setting a default.
The company’s Insider team also mentioned that this change is only available to 50% of Insiders in the Fast ring, and it may roll the change to more Insiders in the future after evaluating the feedback.
As mentioned above, this build also includes various fixes for issues in Sticky Notes, Task Manager, Snip & Sketch App, and Windows Update history. Below are the fixes included:
- We fixed an issue where Sticky Notes windows couldn’t be moved.
- We fixed an issue resulting in language packs failing to install on the previous build. Anyone impacted by this may have noticed some parts of the UI weren’t displaying in your preferred language.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Task Manager showing an incorrect icon for Microsoft Edge Canary.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the Snip & Sketch App launching in the background instead of foreground (on top of all windows) when the app was invoked via pen click.
- We fixed an issue where using the arrow keys in the taskbar volume flyout was unexpectedly backwards in Arabic, inconsistent from the direction it went in other slider controls.
- We’ve done some work to improve the performance when loading the Windows Update history page.
With all those fixes, the build is broken, meaning it comes with some know issues which are as below:
- We’re aware Narrator and NVDA users that seek the latest release of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium may experience some difficulty when navigating and reading certain web content. Narrator, NVDA and the Edge teams are aware of these issues. Users of legacy Microsoft Edge will not be affected. NVAccess has released a NVDA 2019.3 that resolves the known issue with Edge.
- We’re looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
- The Documents and Downloads sections under Privacy show a broken icon next to their page name (just a rectangle).
- We’re investigating reports that app icons in the taskbar are having rendering issues, including defaulting to the .exe icon.
- We’re investigating reports that the battery icon on the lock screen always shows close to empty, regardless of actual battery levels.
- We’re investigating reports of IIS configuration being set to default after taking a new build. You will need to back up your IIS configuration and restore it after the new build is installed successfully.
- Quickly switching between WSL distros using the File Explorer integration could cause a transient access error. We’ve identified the cause of this issue and are releasing a fix soon.
Moreover, Microsoft also notified that they had added new features, including UI tweaks, drag-and-drop file support for Samsung Galaxy devices to the Your Phone in recent updates. For full details on these features of Your Phone app and Build 19608, you can check the Windows Blog here.