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    Windows 10 build 16251 discussion (Redstone 3, Fast)
    WC: https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-build-16251
    MS: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexp...-15235-mobile/

    New on PC:
    • Windows lets you link your phone and PC
    • You may remember at Build we talked about PCs and phones working better together. With Build 16251, we are introducing the first set of features that enable “linking” your phone to your PC. This build’s scenario is focused on cross-device web-browsing. Today, we’re asking for you Windows Insiders to help us test this experience out using your Android phones. Support for iPhone is coming very soon, stay tuned.
    • To get started, after installing today’s new build on your PC, go to Settings > Phone and link your phone. Having you link your phone ensures that your sessions from your phone are continued only on to the PC that you’ve chosen. After adding your phone to be linked, you will receive an SMS from us directing you to install a test application called “Microsoft Apps” for Android that completes the link between your phone and PC and enables one of our first cross device browsing scenarios.
    • After you’ve linked your phone, just go to your phone and start browsing the web. When you are at a website you want to view on your PC, simply invoke the native share experience on your phone and share the website to the “Continue on PC” option. You might need to click the “…” or more to add this test app to your share menu. Once invoked, it will first ask you to sign in with your Microsoft Account. It is important you use the same account you are using on your PC. Next it will ask you if you want to “Continue now” or “Continue later”. If you choose “Continue now”, the website will magically open on the linked PC. If you choose to “Continue later”, the website will show up under Action Center for you to get to later when you’re ready. Try it out and let us to know of any issues you run into!
    • Get web search results in Cortana without opening your browser
    • Now you can view the results that Cortana has for you without launching the web browser. For some questions, the Cortana pane will expand automatically, quickly showing you exactly what you need to know. It works with movies, celebrities, stock prices, weather, flight status – you name it! If Cortana doesn’t have a quick answer for your query, the pane won’t automatically expand. No worries! Just click the arrow next to the relevant web suggestion (or press the right arrow key) to see what the web has for you. We look forward to hearing your feedback, which you can file using the in-Cortana feedback button.
    • Use Cortana voice commands to lock, sign-out, shutdown, or turn off your PC
    • We have now enabled the ability for you to use Cortana to turn off, restart, lock, or sign-out of Windows. While previously announced, we haven’t fully enabled it via the cloud until now. So, in case your hands are busy at the moment, you don’t have to stop what you’re doing to turn off or lock your PC. Instead, you can say “Hey Cortana, turn off my PC” and Cortana will take care of it. In a similar fashion, you can use Cortana to restart your computer, sign-out, or lock your PC. Just use your voice and try out the following commands:
    • “Hey Cortana, restart PC.”
    • “Hey Cortana, turn off PC.”
    • “Hey Cortana, sign out.”
    • “Hey Cortana, lock PC.”
    • For some of these voice commands, such as the one for turning off your PC, Cortana may ask you for a verbal confirmation. You’ll have to respond to Cortana with a “Yes” for Cortana to complete the voice command.
    • In addition, you can also ask Cortana to execute the commands above on the Lock screen, but first you should enable Cortana on the Lock screen if you have not done so already. If you have any feedback, be sure to send it our way via Feedback Hub!
    • Improved Boot Up Experience
    • Use sign-in info to apply settings after a restart or update: The advanced Windows Update feature to use your sign-in info to automatically finish setting your device after an update has been extended to regular reboots and shutdowns. When you log in and initiate a reboot or a shutdown through power options available on the Start Menu and various other locations, Windows will automatically setup your account after it has booted back up.
    • This will help you sign-in faster and will restore your accessibility applications and any other application that has registered for application restart.
    • Input Improvements
    • We’ve adjusted the size of the one-handed touch keyboard to be a little bigger, as well as added a thicker border as padding around it so you’re less likely to accidentally tap outside the keyboard and dismiss it.
    • We’ve updated the new XAML touch keyboard to now support a full keyboard layout option for English (United States), English (Australia), French (France), Italian (Italy), German (Germany) and Spanish (Spain) languages. Appreciate everyone who shared feedback on the subject! To access this keyboard layout, tap the button in the top left of the touch keyboard.
    • As you launch and dismiss the touch keyboard, you’ll now notice an animation of it sliding in and out.
    • We’ve softened the sound of typing on the touch keyboard – thanks for your feedback!
    • We fixed an issue where the touch keyboard might get into a state where swiping across it would move the keyboard contents around.
    • We’ve updated the Japanese one-handed touch keyboard specific key labels to be written using the Yu-gothic UI font.
    • We fixed an issue where the Japanese touch keyboard might sometimes take multiple taps of the delete key to delete a selected character or phrase in certain text fields.
    • We fixed an issue where the touch keyboard’s options in Settings to disable suggestions and disable “add a space after I choose a text suggestion” didn’t work.
    • We’ve adjusted two-finger precision touchpad scrolling so it should feel a bit smoother now – please try it out in today’s build.
    • We fixed an issue where the Microsoft Pinyin IME candidate window wasn’t visible when Microsoft Edge was in full screen mode (F11).
    • We fixed an issue where Japanese IME status notification didn’t appear when the IME was turned on with Kana input method.
    • In addition to scrolling, pen can now also select and drag objects when barrel button (a button on the side of the pen) is pressed. This functionality was already available in Win32 apps and Microsoft Edge as of 16215, and today we’re expanding it to include all UWP apps as well. Please try it out in your favorite apps and let us know how the experience is working for you.
    • We fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to use the pen to move a Win32 app window up and down by dragging the title bar.
    • We fixed an issue where the coordinates were slightly off when using the pen to point erase in the last few flights.
    • Microsoft Edge Improvements
    • Microsoft Edge will no longer re-scale sites when in Tablet Mode with narrow viewport width (such as in a snapped view or portrait orientation). This provides a more natural experience on modern responsive sites in tablet mode.
    • We fixed an issue from recent builds where the Copy Link option displayed in Microsoft Edge when you right-click a hyperlink wasn’t working.
    • We fixed numerous reliability issues in Microsoft Edge that will improve user experience with crashes and hangs within the app.
    • We fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge with PDF failing to open on refresh.
    • We fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge with PDF fitting to page for certain books.
    • We fixed an issue with Pinned Sites from Microsoft Edge where it wasn’t showing the right favicon on the taskbar.
    • PC Gaming Improvements
    • Some users may see Game Mode enabled in the Game Bar by default for some of their games.


    Fixed on PC:
    • We fixed an issue from the last flight where if you had display scaling set higher than 100%, you might encounter a bug where the hit targeting was offset when interacting with various parts of the shell. This was particularly noticeable in Action Center, where it might appear that nothing in Action Center could be clicked or tapped, but could also have been experienced in other UI around the system.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in IMAP email accounts such as Gmail, Yahoo, and Aol potentially not syncing in the Mail app in the last two builds.
    • We fixed the issue causing Windows Defender Security Center to be unable to configure and list items for Controlled folder access, Threat History and Exclusions due to a crash in the UI.
    • Narrator Scan Mode is now on by default for just the Edge app. You can continue to toggle Scan Mode on and off with Caps Lock + Space. We made this change based on your feedback. Please keep providing feedback with Caps Lock + EE.
    • We fixed a bug that resulting in poor text rendering on some machines when Magnifier was running with bitmap smoothing enabled. Please try it in today’s build and let us know if it seems better now.
    • We fixed an issue where the Windows Defender Security Center icon appeared unexpectedly stretched out when using a wide sized tile pinned to Start.
    • We fixed an issue where certain inbox apps might unexpectedly show a progress bar on their Start tiles for a short time after upgrading.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in explorer.exe using an unexpectedly high amount of CPU in recent flights when certain apps such as Microsoft Edge were running.
    • We fixed an issue where Groove Music’s mini view player would reset its position to default if you used File Explorer to open and start playing a new mp3 in Groove Music.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in some apps, such as Tweetium, not rendering the UI correctly and becoming difficult to use.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in the notification prompting you to enter tablet mode not working properly when you access in recent flights.
    • We’ve heard your feedback and have adjusted the My People emoji above the Taskbar to now be referred to simply as “My People notifications”. This terminology can be found in Taskbar Settings.
    • We fixed an issue where the mouse response might appear erratic on certain devices when playing games with Raw Input disabled. If you are a gamer and had noticed this issue, we’d appreciate you trying this in today’s build and letting us know if it’s improved.
    • We fixed an issue where the insertion point mouse cursor appeared white for some Insiders, making it invisible against the white background of many text boxes.
    • Some Insiders may have noticed the Windows Error Dialog had a new string in recent flights (“opening a portal to another dimension”). It was a placeholder while we decided what string we wanted to go with, and based on your feedback we’ve updated it to explain that the problem is being reported to Microsoft.
    • We fixed the issue with PC Games using the Origin overlay where the use of overlay may cause game movement to lock up.
    • TruePlay, formerly called Game Monitor, is a placeholder within the Windows UI. Your games cannot be affected at this time. We’ll have more to share soon.


    Broken on PC:
    • If you installed Builds 16226-16237 and upgrade to this build, Storage Spaces will not work correctly. While Build 16241 contained a fix for the general reported issue with Storage Spaces in that build range, we discovered that the fix only applies for computers not already in the bad state, and need to do some extra work to return those already impacted to the good state. Special thanks to the Insiders that have helped us investigate this!
    • Trying to use the dictation hotkey (WIN + H) in UWP apps won’t work – you’ll see the UI come up and immediately dismiss. If you’d still like to use dictation, the microphone in the touch keyboard will work. You can right-click the Taskbar for an option to show the touch keyboard button if it’s not already visible.
    • We’re investigating your reports that after upgrading to the latest Insider Preview builds, some network settings are lost and revert to default settings. Static IP address configuration is reverted to DHCP. Networks which were marked as private are reverted to public. After the upgrade you will need to manually readjust your network settings back to your preferred settings.
    • Start, Action Center and notification toasts may at times have a background that is 100% transparent. A fix will be available in later flight – for now, if you encounter this issue, try ending ShellExperienceHost.exe via Task Manager or rebooting to resolve the issue.
    • Connecting to a VPN using a solution downloaded from the Windows Store may result in a system crash.
    • The battery flyout might show unexpected text for the % charged (specifically “%1!s!%2!s!% until fully charged”).


    This build and version is the latest Redstone 3 build in testing for Desktop Insiders on the Fast Ring.

    Issues? Bugs? Solutions? For all things Windows 10 build 16251, discuss it here.

    Basic tip

    If you're having any issues with your device, try a reset.

    Settings > Update & security > Recovery > Reset this PC > This provides you with two options: 1. Keep my files and 2. Remove everything

    Keep my files

    Does just as its name describes. If you choose the setting you can reinstall Windows 10 without having to back up any of the pictures, videos, music and documents that you have stored on it. You absolutely should back up these things just in case, but you shouldn’t need to use that back up. Keep My Files requires a certain amount of free space on your device. As such, it may be unavailable to you if your device is stuffed with a lot of files. If you get an error message asking for more storage when you choose this option you’ll need to back up your files and choose the remove everything option. You could also delete any files that you aren’t using on your device and try the option again. This option will take longer than the other options.

    Remove Everything

    Deletes every file, every setting from your device and gives you a blank copy of Windows 10 to work with. You’ll need to add any files you have backed up to your device again.
    Last edited by thurask; 08-02-2017 at 08:28 PM.
    07-26-2017 01:08 PM
  2. mtf1380's Avatar
    ...downloading now!
    07-26-2017 02:53 PM
  3. BonzeUK's Avatar
    "Automatically dismiss the lock screen if we recognise your face", doesn't appear to work.

    I have to dismiss the screen when first booting up the PC or if unlocking it.
    07-28-2017 07:47 AM
  4. hopmedic's Avatar
    Right-clicking in Edge doesn't bring up the context menu. It flashes for a few milliseconds, and disappears.
    07-28-2017 12:36 PM
  5. DenMag's Avatar
    Clicking on new notifications brings up a blank notifications side window. WTH?
    07-28-2017 06:17 PM
  6. y-ish's Avatar
    Downloaded and applied to my Surface without issue FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING so I thought after a long hiatus I'd take a look @ 10 on my desktop, dusted off a HDD installed 16232 from ISO, after install I downloaded 16251 but the update won't start the PC just reboots as normal. I know this happens when running on low battery but why would a desktop PC not initialise the update?
    07-29-2017 03:14 AM
  7. mtf1380's Avatar
    Still when switching Users, I get no Edge icon in the TaskBar, and the Windows Start Icon (bottom left), has no reaction to a right click:(
    07-29-2017 06:16 AM
  8. asarekena's Avatar
    Has anybody have the issue of clicking the add phone button on the new phone settings and nothing happens?
    07-29-2017 01:44 PM
  9. zocster's Avatar
    08-02-2017 08:45 PM

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