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A new Windows 10 Build for PCs is out now, and before everything else, Microsoft has gone outright to say that its ‘fast and smooth’, and that the team has been ‘loving this build in our internal rings’.

There are no major improvements as such, though there are some quintessential minor announcements.

Do note though, that it is already rumoured that Microsoft is set to drop a fresh, major ‘Threshold 2’ sometime in this month that will bring many of the features and fixes in Insider builds to all Windows 10 users. Renowned journalist Paul Thurott had also laid down the specifics related to this build, with the nomenclature being 1511 (where 15 =”2015,” the year, and 11 = “November,” the month).

Here’s a brief of what this new build has to offer :

  • The issue where any audio playing (like music from Groove, or videos from the Movies & TV app) gets reduced by 75% for a period of time after a notification pops up from Action Center is fixed.
  • Pressing the power button on your Surface Pro 3 should put your Surface Pro 3 to sleep instead of shutting it down.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue reported by Windows Insiders where a disksnapshot.exe command prompt window would flash randomly.
  • Windows should now remember your previous login type. For example, if you log in with a PIN – it will prompt you for a PIN next time instead of another type.
  • We fixed an issue where Tab previews in Microsoft Edge were appearing as black if the page was not scrolled to the top, and web note clippings were also appearing as black.
  • Small form-factor devices, like the Dell Venue 8 Pro, that boot with rotation or virtual mode screen size set larger than the physical screen size should no longer experience a bluescreen on upgrade.
  • Apps and games should download from the Store more reliably.

As has been the usual drill, you can use the Windows Feedback app to report any problems that you might encounter with this build.


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