Microsoft releases Windows 10 Preview Build 20175 to the Dev Channel

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This week after resuming the optional updates for Windows 10, Microsoft releases Windows 10 Preview Build 20175 to the Dev Channel (previously known as Fast Ring) under Windows Insider Program. The build includes some new features and bug fixes.

One of the notable features is pinned sites to the Windows 10 taskbar from where you can get previews of the site instances which are opened. There is another feature for the Surface Pro X users named Eye Contact, which helps correct your gaze on video calls making it look like you are looking at the camera.

Here are the details of the new features and bug fixes:

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!

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.

Introducing Reset-AppxPackage

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.

Turn on Eye Contact on the Surface Pro X via the Surface app.

Fixes

  • 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.

The build also comes with a list of known issues for which you can the original release notes at Windows Blog. Along with this build, Microsoft is also rolling out new icons for both Sticky Notes and the Snip & Sketch app for Windows Insiders via updates coming from the Microsoft Store.

Moreover, Microsoft provided a fix for the server-side issue, which prevented some Intel and AMD devices in detecting the new build. According to them, the issue is from the back end, which now has been resolved and you are still unable to install the current build 20175 then follow the actions here.

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