September 30, 2020

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20190 Releases

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Microsoft has already pushed Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20190 version to the users of the Dev channel, bringing new TIPS applications and improved GPU functions.

TIPS is a built-in tips, but Windows Insider for so many years, Microsoft did not show that every update should tell users which features to bring.

Now Microsoft finally realizes that it is not enough to develop new features. After the user upgrades, a prompt will pop up to inform users of the new features brought by this update and guide them to use it.

This time, Microsoft has also improved the GPU call function based on user feedback. Now users can specify which application to call which GPU to facilitate load balancing.

For users with multiple graphics cards, Microsoft has improved the graphics card call, users can use the high-performance graphics card in the graphics settings in which application or game.

Users can set different graphics cards for different applications or games so that when there are multiple graphics cards, they can give full play to the effects of each graphics card.

At the same time, Microsoft also provides the default graphics card settings. By default, the system will set the high-performance graphics card as the main graphics card, and the main graphics card will be called when the application is started.

The main graphics card also supports users to switch, which means that the graphics card function modules can be customized by users to meet the needs of professional users.

Changelog

Changes and Improvements

  • Based on feedback, we’re updating the new Japanese IME to support switching between Hiragana and Katakana by using CTRL + CAPSLOCK and ALT + CAPSLOCK (respectively), as was supported with the previous version.

Fixes

  • We fixed a Windows Subsystem for Linux 1 related error that would output: ‘The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request’. Please see this Github issue for details.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in explorer.exe being unresponsive on touch-capable devices after resuming from hibernation.
  • We fixed an issue with the new search box in the default apps settings pages, where search results would appear to draw on top of one another when deleting characters from the search box.
  • We fixed an issue where if you switched to an English keyboard using WIN + Space and then switched back to the Chinese Pinyin IME, typed punctuations would Chinese even if “Use English punctuations when in Chinese input mode” was enabled.
  • We fixed an issue where when Narrator was enabled it could result in the on-screen PIN pad unexpectedly appearing when focus is set to the login screen.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Features on Demand (FOD) failing to enable with error 0x8000FFFF in recent builds. This is also believed to be the root cause for some Insiders finding that the sfc /scannow command would repeatedly fail citing a pending reboot.
  • We fixed and issue that could result in the calling window (for example, Microsoft Edge) hanging if an authentication prompt was raised and then not interacted with and timing out.