Windows 10 20H1 Preview Build 18965 Available

Aug. 22, 2019 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to News

Los Angeles, Calif. - August 21st, 2019 - Last week, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18963 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring, which brought GPU temperature to Task Manager, renaming virtual desktops feature, Settings and Search improvements, and more. A week passed quickly. And today, another Windows 10 20H1 preview build is introduced, right behind Build 18963. That’s Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18965. Let's see what this update brings.

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What's new in Windows 10 20H1 Preview Build 18965

As usual, there are some new features and improvements included in Build 18965, of which the most notably are the control over restarting apps at sign-in and Feedback Hub updates.

Control over restarting apps at sign-in

As we know, applications have the ability to register for restart, which helps in a few situations, including enabling users to get back to what they were doing if they need to restart their computers. Previously this option was tied to the “Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting up my device” option under Sign-in options in accounts settings. With 20H1 Preview Build 18965, you will have more explicit control over when Windows automatically restarts apps that were open when you restart your PC.

There’s a new app restart setting. When turned it on, Windows will automatically save your restartable apps when signing out, restarting, or shutting down Windows, and restart them next time you sign in. This setting is off by default and you can change it any time in Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options, and can find it by searching for “restart apps” in the search box.

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Feedback Hub updates

With Windows 10 20H1 Build 18965, now you are able to more clearly see the differentiation between Problems and Suggestions on the Feedback section of the app. There will be a colored icon which labels Problem or Suggestion displayed above each feedback entry.

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Microsoft has also updated iconography and displays for adding similar feedback to problems, upvoting suggestions, and adding comments to feedback. In addition, there’s a refresh of the Windows Insider Achievements page.

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Bug Fixes in Windows 10 20H1 Preview Build 18965

  • Fixed an issue resulting in the screens shown while updating Windows unexpectedly saying “managed by your organization” for some Insiders.

  • Fixed an issue resulting in the taskbar unexpectedly hiding sometimes when launching the touch keyboard.

  • Fixed an issue where some of the colors weren’t correct in Language Settings if using High Contrast White.

  • Fixed an issue that could result in background tasks not working in certain apps.

  • Fixed an issue where if you set focus to the notification area of the taskbar via WIN + B, then opened a flyout and pressed Esc to close it, then the focus rectangle would no longer show up correctly anymore.

  • Fixed an issue where on the Bluetooth & Other Settings page, the device type wasn’t read out loud when using a screen reader.

  • Fixed an issue resulting in help links not being accessible when adding a new wireless display device on the Bluetooth & Other Settings page if the text scaling was set to 200%.

Known Issues in Windows 10 20H1 Preview Build 18965

  • Insiders may notice a new“Cloud download”option in the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) under “Reset this PC”.This feature is not working quite yet.

  • There has been an issue with older versions of anti-cheat software used with games where after updating to the latest 19H1 Insider Preview builds may cause PCs to experience crashes.To minimize the chance of running into this issue, please make sure you are running the latest version of your games before attempting to update the operating system.

  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly.

  • There’s an issue resulting in the minimize, maximize, and close title bar buttons not working for certain apps. If you’re using an impacted app, Alt+F4 should work as expected to close the app if needed.

  • Some WSL distros will not load (Issue #4371).

  • DWM is using unexpectedly high system resources for some Insiders.

  • There’s an issue impacting a small number of Insiders which started on the previous flight, involving a lsass.exe crash and resulting in a message saying, “Windows ran into a problem and needs to restart.”

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That’s all about the Windows 10 20H1 Preview Build 18965. If you are Windows Insiders in the Fast ring, you can get into Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and then check for new updates to check it out right now. To get more information about Windows updates, please visit the Windows News section on this site.

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