First of all, sorry for the delay; Windows Insider has already received a new build in Dev channel. This is Windows 10 Build 21286 in RS_PRERELEASE branch that introduced many new striking features along with bringing some important fixes. The main highlight of this build is News and Interest.
All Dev channel insiders have got this build and you may experience more known issues in this. You can install the update as usual.
Windows 10 Build 21286 Rolled out
Here is the changelog –
Experience News and interests from the taskbar
The build brings quick access to an integrated feed of dynamic content, for example, weather and news.
You are able to personalize your feed with suitable content tailored for you. Furthermore, you can stay up to date with news and interests Instead of switching between apps or your PC and phone.
Staying up to date
You have the ability to quickly see news and your interests straight from the taskbar. Read the latest headlines, sports, weather, and more, then return back to whatever you were doing. This will avoid disrupting your workflow. You have the opportunity to access exciting content and news from over 4,500 international brands, for example, BBC, or The Verge, The New York Times. Moreover, you can access the gorgeous live weather maps. To stay focused and save time you need to choose an article and open a streamlined reading view.
Personalize your feed
You have the preferences to choose More options … which includes More stories like this and Fewer stories like this. This will automatically exhibit in your feed, including ones you might otherwise miss. You can also use emoji to react to stories, too.
You’re in control
You can quickly turn off the feed after checking it in the Microsoft Privacy Dashboard by right-clicking on the taskbar.
Storage Spaces Settings enhancements
The current build allows to create and manage Storage Spaces from staying at the Settings app. Furthermore, you can create storage pools and storage spaces, add, and remove disks, and optimize pools.
In WSL, Run commands on startup
Windows 10 Build 21286 lets you run any particular Linux command on the startup of a WSL distribution. You need to modify /etc/wsl.conf file in the distribution and add an option command under boot. This will run when your specific WSL distribution starts up.
The command will begin running when a Windows Subsystem for Linux distribution is first prompted. WSL distributions will be continuously running for a few minutes even after the final Linux process inside of them is closed. You have the ability to see if the WSL distro is running through wsl –list –verbose and you can manually shut down entire WSL distributions with wsl –shutdown.
Improving your experience when transitioning between time zones
The present RS_PRERELEASE build has modified Set time zone automatically within Date & Time Settings –
- Windows will show notifications for any update of time zone due to high confidence caught location change. This will include information regarding the new time zone and clicking it will launch the Date & Time Settings.
- If it notices a low confidence location change and there is a single administrator on the device, we will now send a notification asking if you would like to update your time zone – clicking the OK button in the prompt will make the change.
Windows File Recovery – Winter 2020 Update
This update comprises performance improvements, bug fixes, and the advent of 2 simplified recovery modes! These are Regular mode and extensive mode. The first one is a fast recovery option for NTFS file systems and the later is a thorough search that applies to most file systems. The update is currently for Windows Insiders and will be rolled out to the general public (Windows 10 May 2020 Update and higher) in early 2021. You can install this from Microsoft store.
Windows 10 Build 21286.1000 Rs_Prerelease Changes and Improvements
- The build has added an option to disable automatic controller-to-virtual-key mapping for Universal Windows Platform apps. For this, add the following registry key, with a DWORD value of Enabled set to 0:
Windows 10 Build 21286.1000 Rs_Prerelease Fixes
Source – Windows insider blog.