Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20190 to the Dev channel

Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20190 to the Dev channel today. It's no surprise, as new builds typically arrive on Wednesdays at 10am Pacific, although that can vary if there are any issues. As usual, there's not a lot that's new in build 20190.

The firm is changing the post-update experience, and it's going to start launching the Tips app in order to show you what's new. It's similar to how apps have pop-ups showing new features after they're updated. There are also graphics settings improvements, which let you select a default high-performance GPU, and you can pick a GPU on a per-app basis.

Here's the full changelog:

New post-update experience

We know that it doesn’t always feel clear what changed with a major update, or even how you can learn about and try out new features and improvements. This means that updates can feel time consuming without real benefit to you, and we want to change that. We’re introducing a new first run experience via the Tips app that highlights the most exciting changes on your PC after a major Windows 10 feature update is installed. After installing this build, Insiders will see the Tips app is launched highlight some of the most recent new features from the latest Insider Preview builds in the Dev Channel. To see this experience on your device, make sure the “Show me the Windows welcome experience” checkbox in Settings > System > Notifications & actions is checked.

Improved Graphics Settings experience

While this isn’t a new feature all together, we have made significant changes based on customer feedback that will benefit our customers’ Graphics Settings experience. We have made the following improvements:

  • We’ve updated the Graphics Settings to allow users to specify a default high performance GPU.
  • We’ve updated the Graphics Settings to allow users to pick a specific GPU on a per application basis.

If you’re a power user that has multiple high performance GPUs and would like to specify which of those GPUs should be the one used for high performance uses cases, you can now do that by going to Settings > System > Display > Graphics settings or Settings > Gaming > Graphics settings. What this means is that an application that asks for a high-performance GPU will by default use the high-performance GPU you specify on this page.

Now if you want even more control, we have also added the ability for you to specify exactly which GPU you want an app to run on using the new “Specific GPU” option. As you can see below, an application can be set to run on your GPU of choice.

As usual, this build is from the rs_prerelease branch, meaning that it's all about developing new features and it's not tied to a specific feature update. You can grab the build via Windows Update if you're on the Dev channel.

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