Windows 10 19H1

Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 Build 18262 from the 19H1 branch for Insiders enrolled in the Fast and Skip Ahead Ring. For those unfamiliar, Windows 10 19H1 is the next feature update and it will arrive in the spring of 2019.

What’s new in Windows 10 Build 18262

Windows 10 Build 18262 comes with Task Manager improvements, new features for Narrator and Start menu.

Task Manager improvements

Task Manager in Windows 10

Microsoft has introduced a new DPI Awareness option in the Task Manager. The option helps users in knowing the DPI awareness per process. To show the column, you need to right click on the column headers in the Details tab and then click “Select Columns” and then add “DPI Awareness” to the list.

You can now uninstall several preinstalled Windows 10 inbox apps by going to the context menu on the Start menu. Users were able to uninstall apps like Microsoft Solitare Collection, OneNote, Paint3D and more in Windows 10 October 2018 Update and earlier.

The company has added more apps to the list in the latest insider build. That means you will now be able to uninstall apps like 3D Viewer (previously called Mixed Reality Viewer), Calculator, Calendar, Groove Music, Mail, Movies & TV and more.

Troubleshooting improvements

Microsoft has made some improvements to the Troubleshooting feature by allowing users to automatically fix or recommended troubleshooting for issues. You would need to go to Settings > Update & Security to find Troubleshoot option in Build 18262. The feature has been currently disabled and will be available in future builds.

What’s fixed and improved

  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in App History being blank in Task Manager in the last flight.
  • An issue resulting in Task Manager’s icon in the notification area of the taskbar not staying visible while Task Manager was open has now been fixed.
  • In previous flights, Settings would crash if in Ease of Access users clicked “Apply” on Make Text Bigger. This issue has now been fixed in the latest flight.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where Settings would crash in previous flights when clicking Check for updates or applying an updated Active Hours range.
  • Users reported that Notepad wasn’t listed on the Set Defaults by App page in Settings in previous flights. This issue has now been fixed in the latest flight.
  • The Printers & Scanners page in Settings now includes a link straight to the troubleshooter.
  • An issue resulting in File Explorer not launching if invoked from a pinned Start tile when in Tablet Mode has now been fixed.

As is expected in the preview build, Microsoft has also detailed out the known issues:

  • An issue resulting in Settings crashing when invoking actions on certain pages. This is expected to be fixed in upcoming flights.
  • Users may face issues launching Inbox apps after upgrading to this build.
  • Switching audio endpoints from the volume flyout in the taskbar doesn’t work.
  • Task View fails to show the + button under New Desktop after creating 2 Virtual Desktops.

The latest build is currently live for Fast and Skip Ahead Ring Insiders and you can get it by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.

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Akshay Waghray

Akshay Waghray, who holds a degree in Computer Science, was a former technology news reporter for Windows Latest and his area of expertise include Windows. Articles contributed by Akshay have been referred by big publications such as TechRadar, XDA Developers, Future Inc, Purge, and others over the years. At Windows Latest, Akshay has written and edited thousands of articles using his decades long experience with Windows Server and Windows Update for Business.