Build 14946 for Windows 10 Insiders released, What’s New?

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Windows 10 build 14946 is now rolling out for Windows fast ring insiders. Earlier, we had reported that the company is testing build 14946 internally and the build was compiled on October 7, 2016. If you are a fast ring insider member, check your updates for Windows 10 Redstone 2 PC build 14946.1000 and Mobile build 10.0.14946. Previously, the company had released build 14942 for insiders.

Windows 10 Insider Build 14946

New in Windows 10 Insider PC Build 14946.1000

Customizing your precision touchpad experience (PC): When you go into Settings > Devices > Touchpad, you will now find a section called “Other gestures”. In this section, you now have basic customization options for your three and four finger gestures. For taps, you can select between Cortana, Action Center, play/pause or middle mouse button, and for left/right swipes, you can select between switching apps or switching virtual desktops.

Updated Wi-Fi Settings page (PC and Mobile): Team added a new setting to the Wi-Fi settings page. When you go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi on your PC, then turn Wi-Fi off, you can now select a time under “Turn Wi-Fi back on” to have it turn on automatically after the amount of time you choose. It’s set to Manually by default in this build.

Team also continuing to move functionality from the Wi-Fi (legacy) screen to the new Wi-Fi settings screen on Mobile. After you turn off Wi-Fi, choose a time under Turn Wi-Fi back on to have it turn on automatically after the amount of time you choose. Based on what we heard from customers in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, team changed the default setting from “In 1 hour” to Manually in this build.

Fixed in Windows 10 Insider PC Build 14946

  • Optional components such as Hyper-V and Bash should remain installed after updating to this build.
  • Fixed the issue where signing into games that use Xbox Live would not work. You should be able to sign-in to Xbox Live in games in this build.
  • Fixed the issue causing Microsoft Edge to sometimes crash on launch, or when you type in address bar or try to open a new tab. You no longer need to run the PowerShell script.
  • Fixed the issue causing touch scrolling to be too sensitive in Windows 10 apps, such as Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed an issue where Explorer.exe would hang when attempting to open considerably large .MOV files.
  • Fixed an issue that could result in the network icon occasionally getting into a state where a red X would display in the taskbar despite an active internet connection, until the device had been restarted.
  • Fixed an issue where if the device’s brightness was automatically adjusted after being woken from sleep, the brightness level shown in the Action Center’s Brightness Quick Action might not reflect the current brightness of the device.
  • Fixed an issue leading to Narrator not tracking focus on the Start Menu All apps list or tiles.
  • Fixed an issue potentially resulting in the “Open with…” dialog displaying with two entries for Calculator after tapping the Calculator key on a keyboard or running the Calculator app.

Know Issues in Windows 10 Insider Build 14946

  • If you have 3rd party antivirus products such as Bitdefender, Kaspersky Antivirus, F-Secure Antivirus and Malwarebytes installed on your PC – your PC might not be able to complete the update to this build and roll-back to the previous build.
  • Larger Windows Store games such as ReCore, Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct and Rise of the Tomb Raider may fail to launch.

Recently, Microsoft released cumulative update KB3194798 (Build 14393.321)KB3192441 (build 10586.633) and KB3192440 (Build 10240.17146) for Windows 10 users. Windows 10 preview build 14931 is also now available for Slow ring insiders. You can download ISO from here.

The company also warned insider members that initial Redstone 2 builds will be more buggy than usual. Microsoft next major updates Redstone 2 and Redstone 3 are coming in 2017.

 Check out what’s New in Mobile build 10.0.14946 here