Another Windows 10 20H1 Fast ring build is now rolling out to Insiders, bringing the build number up to version 18963. This time the latest Windows 10 build 18963 bring changes and improvements to the Task Manager that support monitoring GPU temperature, ability to rename Virtual desktops, control mouse cursor speed in settings, Improvements to Windows search and Optional Features functionality and plenty of bug fixes well.
What’s new in Windows 10 Build 18963?
Here the detail what are the new features and improvements included in the latest 20H1 build 18963.
GPU temperature in Taskmanager
With the latest 20H1 build 18963 Microsoft has updated the task manager that displays your GPU temperature. Means If you have a dedicated GPU card this will display the current temperature next to its listing in the Performance Tab.
- GPU temperature in Task Manager is currently only supported if you have a dedicated GPU card.
- You need an updated graphics driver (supports version 2.4 (or higher) of WDDM is required) to see the temperature.
- The temperature value currently only supported in Celsius.
Rename Virtual Desktop
The latest build also brings the ability to rename a virtual desktop to be anything you’d like (including emoji).
- Right-click the thumbnail of the desired desktop in Task View
- 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 windows needed a restart to take effect the changes.
Windows Search improvements
Windows Search has built-in spell correction to help you find what you’re looking for. And now with the latest build, Microsoft has updated spell correction technology to intelligently understand and correct small typos like “powerpiont” and “exce;” which previously would return no results so that users get better results faster
In addition, the search experience is also receiving an update to show related results when searching for settings that don’t match the query.
Optional feature improvements
Based on user feedback company has made a number of usability improvements to the Optional Features page in Settings (Settings > Apps & Features > Optional Features),
- Select and install multiple optional features at the same time.
- Search through lists of optional features and sort them by Name, Size, and Install date.
- Display the install date for each optional feature in your ‘Installed features’ list.
- Added feature dependencies to the description of each optional feature in the list of features available for install.
- View the status of your latest installs/uninstalls/cancel right on the main page in the ‘Latest actions’ section.
Notepad update from Store
Starting with latest Windows 10 build 18963 Notepad ( the old text editor) receive updates from the Microsoft Store. That means there is no need to wait for major releases of Windows 10 to get Notepad updates. This will allow flexibility to respond to issues and feedback outside the bounds of Windows releases.
Control mouse cursor speed
Microsoft also has enabled the option to set mouse cursor speed from within Settings! And you can find the setting under Settings > Devices > Mouse.
Changes to your account picture
With latest 20H1 preview build your updated picture will now show up quickly across Windows, apps, and many of the Microsoft sites you use every day.
- Open “Your info” in Windows settings by pressing the Windows key, and typing “Your info,” and selecting “Your account info.”
- Use the options in ‘Create your picture’ to select a new picture for your account.
- Check if your picture has been updated in Windows, and on the sites and apps, you use.
- We 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.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the candidate selection in the prediction candidate window for the Japanese IME occasionally not matching the composition string.
- We fixed an issue where the candidate selection via number keys for the new Simplified Chinese IME did not match with the composition string.
- We fixed an issue impacting typing speed over remote desktop.
- We fixed an issue where, when using the emoji panel in certain places with an East Asian language active, it would close automatically after entering a single emoji even if the option to keep it open was enabled.
- We fixed an issue where typing a very long string with the Vietnamese Telex keyboard without committing could result in the underlying app crashing.
- We fixed a recent issue where the touch keyboard input a period when pressing the space key when typing in Korean.
- We fixed an issue where, if the Allow Input Personalization group policy was set to disable, then the search would crash.
- We fixed an issue resulting in search not returning results after disconnecting from the internet when using a local account.
- We fixed an issue that could cause the search box to become invisible in the taskbar if you opened Start menu while there was an update pending on your system.
- We fixed an issue for those using the new Cortana experience, where WIN+C wasn’t bringing up Cortana.
- We fixed an issue resulting in iCloud calendars not syncing with the Calendar app.
- In order to help reduce disk footprint, we’re shifting the Connect app to now be available as an optional feature downloadable in Settings.
- We fixed an issue resulting in not being able to setup Windows Hello in Settings in recent builds.
- We fixed a recent issue where if Sound Settings was open, and you used the hardware volume keys on your PC to update the volume, the master volume slider in Settings might not stay in sync with the current value.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the Graphics Settings drop-down list for Microsoft Store apps being empty.
- We fixed an issue impacting Snip & Sketch capture reliability in recent builds.
- Older versions of anti-cheat software used with games 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.
As always, you can check out the full release notes, including a look at the known issues, at the Windows Blog.
Windows 10 Build 18963 ISO
If you are a Windows Insider in the Skip Ahead ring, you can update to the Insider Preview Build 18963 by going into Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update and then checking for new updates.
If you are looking for download Windows 10 Build 18963 ISO, you can get it from this link here. Download ISO x32 bit and x64 bit