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Microsoft has announced the latest preview build of Windows 10 Anniversary Update, with the launch of Build 14383 to Insiders today. The preview was announced by Windows Insider Program head Dona Sarkar in an official blog.

Sarkar says that Build 14383 is rolling out for Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile, available for Insiders on the Fast Ring. Earlier today we wrote about the potential for the upcoming Build 14384 to be the RTM (release to manufacturing) build, if internal tests go to plan.

However, in the post the Insider chief also said that there will be more previews to come between now and the roll out of the Anniversary Update, so we will have to see exactly what Microsoft has planned for Build 14384.

Sarkar more or less confirmed this in the blog post, saying that the company is now checking final code for the Anniversary Update, which is why this preview looks different to others. She says on PC this means users will not see the desktop watermark anymore, while she encouraged Insiders to continue providing feedback to improve the Windows 10 experience.

As we have seen in recent weeks, as the number of preview builds has increased, the number of new features has decreased. Microsoft is clearly at a stage now of cleaning up the Anniversary Update ahead of the end user launch.

Build 14383 reflects that once again, with the update reflecting on performance enhancements, UI improvements, and general bug fixes. Here some of the changes as announced by Microsoft:

  • “The link to “Get more extensions from the Store” under the Extensions pane in Microsoft Edge now takes you directly to the Store to download available extensions.
  • We have changed the keyboard shortcut to invoke Cortana in listening mode to Win + Shift + C based on feedback from Insiders experiencing a large number of unintended activations of Cortana while in listening mode. Speaking “Hey Cortana”, when enabled in Cortana Settings, continues to invoke Cortana in listening mode as it always has.
  • Going forward from this build, updates to the Quick Action area of Action Center will be preserved across upgrades.
  • We fixed an issue where disconnecting the Surface Book from an external monitor set as primary might result in the Surface Book screen showing in portrait rather than landscape until having detached and reattached the screen.
  • We fixed an issue where the Settings app was showing media controls in the taskbar preview window.
  • We fixed an issue where dragging the file comparison or manage library dialogs between two monitors with different DPIs would result in the dialog content no longer displaying correctly
  • We fixed an issue where the checkmark used to indicate a selected state in app bar toggle buttons wasn’t visible in high contrast, for example in the Photos menu under “…”.
  • We fixed an issue where connecting to a PC using Remote Desktop when a maximized window is immediately behind the Remote Desktop dialog would result in the subsequent the Credential UI window being displayed behind the maximized window.
  • We fixed an issue where, with certain monitor configurations, Explorer.exe would hang after a tooltip is displaying.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain Bluetooth mice, such as the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse, sometimes accelerating erratically when moving the cursor across the screen.
  • We fixed an issue where on certain webpages in Microsoft Edge when Narrator was in Scan mode and going line by line through a list of hyperlinks, Narrator wouldn’t announce the fact that these were hyperlinks.
  • We fixed an issue with certain websites potentially causing a memory leak and becoming unresponsive in Microsoft Edge when the LastPass extension had been enabled.”

You can check out the full changelog, including known issues and fixes in the official blog at the source.