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Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with bug fixes, improvements, and one feature removed. The company is now finalizing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is expected to arrive next month.
Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way from its predecessors so it can be regularly updated with not just fixes, but new features, too. Microsoft has released many such updates, including three major ones: November Update, Anniversary Update, and Creators Update.
Because Microsoft is now focusing on stability, this build (and the next few) don’t include new features. That said, the company removed a feature in this build: the ability to take HDR screenshots on your PC via the Xbox app. Microsoft plans to re-introduce this feature, but wouldn’t say when (it’s unlikely to make it into the Fall Creators Update).
This desktop build also includes the following general bug fixes and improvements:
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- Fixed an issue where upgrading to recent flights would fail if you had a speech for a secondary language installed.
- Fixed an issue where printing from 32-bit apps running on 64-bit versions of the OS was broken when using v3 print drivers on recent builds.
- Fixed an issue resulting in drag and drop onto websites intermittently not working in Microsoft Edge.
- Fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge would crash after choosing to pin certain websites to Start.
- Fixed an issue where a tab in Microsoft Edge could get in a state where it displayed a tab preview thumbnail even though your mouse wasn’t hovering over the tab.
- Fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge for certain websites where after watching an embedded video full screen then using Esc to return to the page would result in the video controller no longer being visible.
- Fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge where pasting an image to Imgur.com from your clipboard wouldn’t work.
- Fixed an issue where the Emoji Panel’s tooltips could become mixed up.
- Fixed an issue from recent flights resulting in precision touchpads potentially dropping gestures after coming out of sleep.
- Fixed an issue where the battery flyout might incorrectly show “PC not charging” while the device was changing in recent builds.
- Fixed an issue where fonts using shortcuts would become unusable and disappear from the Fonts folder.
- Fixed an issue resulting in multiple apps crashing in the previous flight if you tried to log into the app using Facebook.
- Fixed an issue where Delivery Optimization Group Policy / MDM policy for DOMinFileSizeToCache was ignored and the service defaults were used instead.
Today’s update bumps the Windows 10 build number for PCs from 16275 (made available to testers on August 25) to build 16278. Microsoft last week stopped tracking and listing known issues, so install at your own risk.
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