Here’s what’s fixed, improved, and still broken in Windows 10 build 20170

After last week missed out on a new Windows 10 build, Microsoft is back on track with build 20170 for Insiders in the Dev channel (formerly the Fast ring). This week's build comes with some changes to the audio settings experience, but it's not that overwhelming in terms of new features.

Of course, as usual, there are also some smaller things worthy of note in this release. Some known issues have been fixed, and whole new ones have popped up, while others might just have stuck around from previous builds. Starting with what's been fixed:

  • We fixed an issue resulting in flickering when resizing certain apps when snapped side by side in tablet mode.
  • We fixed an issue when using an IME where holding down the mouse left click key would eventually lead to input hanging.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the master volume slider in Sound Settings not working after removing and re-pairing certain Bluetooth devices.
  • We fixed a race condition that could result in update notifications not appearing or appearing multiple times in quick succession.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in typing not working on certain keyboards in the previous flight – appreciate your patience while we investigated.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in modifier keys like Shift and CTRL sometimes being dropped over a remote desktop connection.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in a small number of Insiders experiencing an issue where Start wouldn’t launch in the previous build.
  • We fixed an issue that was increasing the amount of time it took for logoff to happen for some Insiders in the last few builds.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders finding that their screens became dimmer after upgrading to the last few builds.

As for the known issues in this release:

  • We’re working on a fix for an issue where some Microsoft Store games protected with Easy Anti-Cheat may fail to launch.
  • We’re working on a fix for an issue causing some systems to crash with a HYPERVISOR_ERROR bugcheck.
  • We’re looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
  • We’re aware of an issue where Task Manager reports 0.00 GHz CPU usage in the Performance tab.
  • We’re working to fine tune the tile animations in Start to avoid flashes of color.
  • We’re investigating reports that sleep is not working for some Insiders.

Dev channel builds aren't tied to a specific release of Windows 10, so the new features we're seeing in the Insider program might not make it to the general public anytime soon. Regardless, these builds give us a glimpse at the future of Windows 10. Build 20161 from a couple of weeks ago included some changes to the design of the Start menu, and if you'd like to take a look at them without installing the build yourself, you can check out our hands-on video with it.

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