Microsoft released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20197 with some improvements and bug fixes. There are also updates for Your Phone app experience that are now rolling out to the general public. Check out the feature requirements for supported phones.
What’s new in Build 20197:
Bringing Disk Management into settings
In the Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20197, you will now be able to manage your disks and volumes from within the settings app. This includes tasks such as viewing disk information, creating and formatting volumes, and assigning drive letters.
Unlike the existing Disk Management MMC snap-in, this modern experience was built from the ground up to with accessibility in mind. It also features better integration with features such as Storage Spaces and the Storage breakdown page.
Go to Settings > System > Storage and click Manage Disks and Volumes to get started. The existing Disk Management MMC snap-in is still available for those that need it.
Your Phone Apps experience is now gradually rolling out to General Public
Microsoft announced that the Your Phone apps feature which was highlighted during the August 5th Samsung Unpacked event is now finally rolling out to General Public. Your Phone apps feature allows you to instantly access your Android phones mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC. Also, you can pin your favorite mobile apps to your Taskbar or Start menu on your PC for quick and easy access.
When you launch an app, it opens in a separate window outside of the Your Phone app enabling you to multitask. So whether you need to quickly reply to a conversation, respond to your social posts, or order food, you can do it fast using your PC’s large screen, keyboard, mouse, pen, and touch screen alongside your other PC app apps.
Apps feature requirements:
- PC running Windows 10 October 2018 Update or later. However, we always recommend updating to the latest version of Windows 10.
- Your Phone app (1.20071.88) and Link to Windows (2.0).
- Available on select Android phones running Android 9.0 or greater with the Link to Windows integration. Check out the list of supported phones here.
- The phone and PC must be on the same Wi-Fi network.
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- We fixed an issue where ALT + Tabbing to a browser tab sometimes moved the previously active browser tab to the front of the Alt + Tab list as well.
- We fixed an issue where if you’d pinned a website to your taskbar and then moved your Microsoft Edge window with that site open over to a different virtual desktop, the pinned sit wouldn’t show the corresponding open tabs on that new desktop.
- We fixed an issue where the sysprep command was failing with the error 0x80073CFA in the last few builds.
- We fixed an issue where Group Policy Editor was showing a popup error about WnsEndpoint_Policy in the last few flights.
- We fixed an issue where the Get-Volume PowerShell command wasn’t recognizing volumes in the exFAT format.
- We fixed an issue impacting explorer.exe launch performance when booting up and logging in for the first time.
- We fixed an issue where pinned File Explorer folders in Start would appear with a darker background than other tiles in light mode.
- We fixed a race condition that could result in the Font Settings page crashing.
- We fixed an issue where Font Settings and Themes Settings were displaying the old style of Microsoft Store icon.
- We fixed an issue that could result in the Network Status page in Settings showing an old network name, rather than the one that you’re currently connected to and inconsistent with what the network flyout displayed.
- We fixed an issue resulting in certain VPNs with the option “Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain, if any) enabled no longer connecting automatically.
- We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing a bugcheck in recent builds citing a hyperguard violation.
- We fixed an issue when using the search box in File Explorer, where pressing the enter key would result in keyboard focus jumping to the quick access section of the navigation pane rather than to the search results.
- We fixed an issue with the Microsoft Pinyin IME, where typing certain phrases would result in the candidate pane unexpectedly dismissing.
- We fixed an issue with the Microsoft Pinyin IME, where when using double pinyin style when typing something like “goldb; du” where the first candidate could be an English word the conversion wouldn’t work.
- We fixed an issue when typing with the Japanese IME that could result in not being able to input symbols using Shift+ into password fields sometimes.
- We fixed an issue that could result in certain apps crashing when typing incorrect combinations with the Chinese Traditional DaYi IME.
- We fixed an issue with the Microsoft Bopomofo IME where it was consuming Shift key up events when they resulted in IME mode toggle actions.
- We fixed an issue that could result in a CTFMON.exe when changing focus to certain apps (like Outlook) while typing with an IME.
- We fixed an issue where ImmGetCompositionString wasn’t returning the correct IME composition string for YOMI text fields.
- We fixed an issue where the Windows key on the full touch keyboard layout wouldn’t become highlighted after tapping on it in recent builds.
- We fixed an issue when using the Narrator where Scan Mode wouldn’t stay off in Microsoft Teams.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Microsoft Flight Simulator failing to launch on the previous two flights with an error citing: “The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect”.
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