Windows 10 Insider Preview #17040

Here are the major improvements:

Now You can adjust the SDR brightness on HDR display:

Starting with Build 17040, Windows now lets you adjust how bright SDR content appears when running in HDR mode on the desktop. On an HDR capable system, you will see a slider in the “HDR and advanced color settings” page under Settings > System > Display. This is one of the improvements to HDR image quality that we have planned based on feedback from Insiders.

                                                                                                                                                            New Cursor, pointer, and touch feedback section in Ease of Access Settings:

Open Settings > Ease of Access > “change cursor thickness”, “Change pointer size and color”, and “Change touch feedback” have been moved to this new place.

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Shape-writing with wide touch keyboard: With the Fall Creators Update Microsoft introduced shape-writing input for one-handed keyboard.Shape-writing is currently available for the following languages: Catalan (Catalan), Croatian (Croatia), Czech (Czech), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), English (India), English (United States), English (United Kingdom), Finnish (Finland), French (Canada), French (France), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), Greek (Greece), Hebrew (Israel), Hungarian (Hungary), Indonesian (Indonesia), Italian (Italy), Norwegian, Persian (Iran), Polish (Poland), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian (Romania), Russian (Russia), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swedish (Sweden), Turkish (Turkey), and Vietnamese (Vietnam).                                                                                                                                    A new Gesture has also been addedgoo.gl/iPmiT4                                                                                                                                                             Improved button layout for Chinese (Simplified) Handwriting: If you use Chinese (Simplified), you’ll now see a layout similar to the one announced for other languages with Build 17035. The buttons in the handwriting panel are collapsed by default – tap the button with the ellipsis to expand them.

 

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Get SDK Insider Preview – Build 17035

Please note, this Windows SDK Insider Preview is only supported on the Windows 10 Insider Preview operating system. Installation on an operating system that is not a Windows 10 Insider Preview build of Windows 10 is not supported and may fail.

The Preview SDK can be downloaded from developer section on Windows Insider.

 

Mute & Unmute Audio via Edge

You are playing a YouTube audio or video using Microsoft Edge and like to mute the sound. Just right click on YouTube tab and select Mute tab. When you like to listen to the sound once again right click on YouTube tab and select Unmute tab this time.

This is one of the nice features of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17035.1000.

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Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview ISOs

Sign up for the Windows Insider Program, if you haven’t already.

Select the ISO from the drop down list. Select the language. Finally select 32 or 64 bit version. Kindly note that Links valid for 24 hours from time of creation.

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You will need to install the Windows 10 Insider Preview build on a device that has been previously activated with Windows 10 or with a Windows 10 product key.

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November 2, 2017—KB4049370 (OS Build 15063.675)

This release is intended for Microsoft Surface Laptop audiences only. This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Addressed issue where after installing KB4038788, some Microsoft Surface Laptops boot to a black screen. Additionally, you must press the power button for a long time to recover.

Known issues in this update

Symptom Workaround
Installing KB4034674 may change Czech and Arabic languages to English for Microsoft Edge and other applications. Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
Installing this update may cause applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) to fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is, “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)”.

Download and install the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable, and then modify the DB connection strings in Microsoft Excel to use ACE as a provider. Example: Change Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 to Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications that use JavaScript and asm.js may stop working after installing KB4041676.

Uninstall the application. Once this is complete, reinstall it.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

Even after successfully installing the update and rebooting, you may see the message “Update needs a restart” in the Control Panel UI.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

How to get this update

 

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Fixing missing apps after installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Problem:

After installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update there are reports that some apps are missing from the Start Menu on some devices.  The missing apps are no longer pinned in the Start Menu and they are also missing in apps list.

Resolution:                                                                                                                                             Here are the temporary workarounds until Microsoft comes out with a permanent solution.

  1. Repair or Reset the missing apps
    • Open Settings, and select Apps
    • On the Apps & features tab, find the name of the missing app.  Click the app and select Advanced options (if available).
    • If a Repair option is available, click Repair.  If this option is not available, or if Repair does not resolve the issue, you may also try the Reset option, though you might lose any app data that was saved.
    • Once the repair or reset is completed, the app should again appear in the app list and can be pinned to the Start Menu.
  2. Uninstall and reinstall the missing apps
    • Open Settings, and select Apps
    • On the Apps & features tab, find the name of the missing app.  Click the app and select Uninstall.
    • Open Store and then reinstall the missing app.  Once installed, the app should appear in the app list, and can be pinned to the Start Menu.
  3. Re-register the missing apps using PowerShell – If you have a lot missing apps, advanced users can instead attempt to restore all of them at once using the following PowerShell commands.  Note, however, that if Steps 1 and 2 were already attempted and did not restore your missing apps, this PowerShell solution will also likely not succeed.
    • In Cortana, type PowerShell.  In the search results, right-click Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.
    • In the Powershell window type the following commands.  These steps may take a few minutes to complete.
      • reg delete “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\TileDataModel\Migration\TileStore” /va /f
      • get-appxpackage -packageType bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}
      • $bundlefamilies = (get-appxpackage -packagetype Bundle).packagefamilyname
      • get-appxpackage -packagetype main |? {-not ($bundlefamilies -contains $_.packagefamilyname)} |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmanifest.xml”)}
    • Once the PowerShell commands are completed, the apps should appear in the app list, and can be pinned to the Start Menu.

 

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