Windows 10 Build 18963.1000 (rs_prerelease) bring new Network status page

Part of Windows 10 20H1 development branch Microsoft has released new Windows 10 Build 18963.1000 (rs_prerelease) for Fast ring insiders. The new pre-release build of Windows 10 version 20H1 comes with new temperature monitoring support on task manager, gain the ability to rename virtual desktops, control mouse cursor speed, search improvements and more. And also, there are some bug fixes, improvements, and know issues as well.

What’s new Windows 10 Build 18963?

Latest Windows 10 20H1 preview build 18963 comes with temperature monitoring support on task manager.

 If you have a dedicated GPU card, we will now bubble up the current temperature next to its listing in the Performance Tab.. Microsoft explained.

Also, Microsoft noted there You may need an updated graphics driver to see the temperature (WDDM version 2.4 or higher is required). The temperature value is only supported in Celsius for now.

With latest Windows 10 20H1 build 18963 Microsoft has enabled the ability to rename virtual desktops to be anything you’d like (including emoji).

  • open Task View (by selecting the Task View button in the taskbar, or by pressing WIN+Tab,)
  • Right-click the thumbnail of the desired desktop in Task View, and a context menu with a Rename option in it should appear.
  • If you don’t have any additional desktops created yet, select “New desktop” in Task View to get started.
  • And yes, the names persist upon reboot.

The Optional Features page in Settings (Settings => Apps & Features => Optional Features) has get some improvements as well.

  • You can now select and install multiple optional features at the same time.
  • You can now search through lists of optional features and sort them by Name, Size, and Install date.
  • User now see the install date for each optional feature in your ‘Installed features’ list.
  • Microsoft also added feature dependencies to the description of each optional feature in the list of features available for install.
  • You can now view the status of your latest installs, uninstalls, and cancels right on the main page in the “Latest actions” section, and it’s now possible to add optional features and view your history via pop-up dialogues.
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Insiders now set your mouse cursor speed from within Settings!

This is the latest piece of our larger ongoing effort to converge Settings and Control Panel experiences. You can find the setting under Settings > Devices > Mouse. Microsoft explained.

Notepad is coming to the Microsoft Store:

Starting with this build, Microsoft made changes so that future Notepad updates will be automatically available via the Microsoft store. This will allow the flexibility to respond to issues and feedback outside the bounds of Windows releases.

The Chinese IME is still getting improvements, including bug fixes for the toolbar and candidate window.

The picture for your Microsoft Account will now show up quickly across Windows, apps, and many of the Microsoft sites (previously there were as many as three or four different pictures for your account).

  1. Open “Your info” in Windows settings by pressing the Windows key, and typing “Your info,” and selecting “Your account info.”
  2. Use the options in ‘Create your picture’ to select a new picture for your account.
  3. Check if your picture has been updated in Windows, and on the sites and apps you use.

With the latest build, Microsoft has updated the spell checker technology to intelligently understand and correct small typos like “powerpoint” and “exce;” which previously would return no results. With these updates, you get better results faster. This feature is now available on both Insider and retail builds in English-language markets.  

Our goal with Windows Search is to provide a simple to use experience, and a key aspect of this is making results easy to understand. Something we’ve heard from you is surprise that sometimes settings search results don’t match your search. To help address this, in certain cases where the Best match result isn’t an exact match for your search, a “Related:” line will be included below the result to help clarify why this result is appearing.  We’ll be expanding this feature to include Apps search in the coming weeks. Microsoft explained their official blog.

General bug fix and improvements

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The Latest Insider Build 18963 also fixes the following problems:

  • Fixed an issue where when connected via cellular or ethernet, the Network status would show you weren’t connected, even though you were able to successfully use the network.
  • Fixed problem with candidate selection Japanese IME and new Simplified Chinese IME did not match with the composition string.
  • Fixed an issue impacting typing speed over remote desktop.
  • Fixed an issue with emoji panel close automatically after entering a single emoji even if the option to keep it open was enabled.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in search not returning results after disconnecting from the internet when using a local account.
  • Fixed problem causing search box to become invisible in the taskbar if you opened the Start menu while there was an update pending on your system.
  • Fixed an issue for those using the new Cortana experience, where WIN+C wasn’t bringing up Cortana.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in iCloud calendars not syncing with the Calendar app.
  • In order to help reduce disk footprint, Microsoft shifting the Connect app to now be available as an optional feature downloadable in Settings.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in the Graphics Settings drop-down list for Microsoft Store apps being empty

Known issues:

  • There has been an issue with older versions of anti-cheat software used with games where after updating to the latest 19H1 Insider Preview builds may cause PCs to experience crashes.
  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly.
  • Insiders may notice a new “Cloud download” option in the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) under “Reset this PC”. This feature is not working quite yet.
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Microsoft is listing the complete set of improvements, fixes, and known issues for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18963 at the Windows Blog.

Download Windows 10 Budil 18963 ISO

If you are part of Windows Insider in the Skip Ahead ring, you can update to the Insider Preview Build 18963 from windows settings, update & security check for updates button. If you are looking for Download Windows 10 build 18963 ISO click here.

As is normal with builds early in the development cycle, builds may contain bugs that might be painful for some. We recommend not to install preview builds on the production machine. If you love early access windows 10 upcoming features we recommend install preview builds on Virtual machine.

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