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Windows 10 Redstone Preview Build 14271 Released to Insiders

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Looks like Gabe Aul has found that button. A new Windows 10 build was expected to be released soon after Gabe was back from Barcelona and he was referring to a “button” to release a new build. A new build just got released and it is Windows 10 Redstone preview build 14271 for Insiders in Fast ring.

Previous Insider preview build 14267 was released just about a week ago which included a number of bug fixes with Cortana and Microsoft Edge improvements. Today’s build 14271 brings a lot of improvements and bug fixes based on Insiders’ feedback.

Along with a new PC build, Microsoft has also released a new preview build for Windows 10 mobile. This is the first time a new build for PC and mobile has been released together on same day.

Windows 10 Redstone Preview build 14271: What’s Fixed?

  • Fixed an issue where the window borders on apps would change from accent color to black after every upgrade to a new build.
  • Updated the music control icons that are shown in taskbar previews in music apps like Groove to look more crisp and clean at higher resolutions.
  • Fixed an issue where the taskbar would sometimes not auto-hide and show unexpectedly on top of full screen windows such as showing above a PowerPoint presentation when in slideshow mode.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Hide notifications while presenting” setting preference is lost after upgrading to a new build.
  • The entire app header in Action Center is now right-clickable instead of just the app name or “x”.
  • It is now easier to dismiss all notifications from a specific app in Action Center by increasing the target area to encompass the entire app header.
  • Fixed an issue where interaction notifications would not show a button to input text in some cases.
  • Fast user switching should work now with Picture Password.
  • Fixed an issue where some desktop (Win32) apps look missing from Start.
  • Fixed an issue where the accent color does not automatically change when the slideshow option is chosen for your desktop background.

Windows 10 Redstone Preview Build 14271: Known Issues

  • Tracking an issue reported by Insiders where some PCs will freeze or bluescreen when resuming from hibernation. Disabling hibernation is a workaround in some cases until this is fixed.
  • If you have Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Internet Security, or the Kaspersky Total Security Suite installed on your PC there is a known driver bug that prevents these programs from working as expected in builds from the Development Branch. Microsoft is partnering with Kaspersky to fix this issue for a future release, but at this time there are no known workarounds. While this issue is present, it is recommended to use Windows Defender or another third party anti-virus product of your choice to remain protected.
  • Turning on the “always show all icons in the notification area” setting disrupts the layout of the notification area (“systray”).
  • When browsing in Microsoft Edge, charts displayed using D3.js library will not display correctly – e.g. render as black, positioned incorrectly. Known affected sites are Cortana, Bing.com, and PowerBI.com.
  • Seeing reports of crashes with apps such as QQ crashing due to an OS reliability issue which is currently being investigated. This bug is also impacting older apps such as Windows Live Mail and Expression Encoder 4.

As usual, the update should be delivered to Insider devices automatically and it can be forced from Settings > Update and security > Check for updates.

Are you an Insider? Have you received this build? Let us know your experiences.

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