Microsoft has rolled out Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19582.1001 for the Windows Insider Program. Available on the Fast Ring, the update adds a few interesting new features to the platform.
While Microsoft has stopped adding new features for the soon to launch Windows 10 Version 2004 (20H1) update, this latest Insider release is a post 20H1 update. Yes, that means Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19582.1001 is for Windows 10 20H2 (Version 2010).
Although, it is worth noting the update is on the Active Development Branch. This is the branch that holds features coming to Windows 10 but without an active release date.
Either way, there are some new tools worth taking notice of. For example, Microsoft has made improvements to the Eye Control feature. This is a feature on Windows 10 that allows users to interact with the OS through eye movements alone.
Microsoft says Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19582.1001 now has wider settings across more pages.
Your Phone is receiving some significant new features on the Inside, albeit ones focused on Samsung devices. Microsoft has introduced new features for the Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip devices in select markets. Redmond and Samsung have been growing increasingly close on mobile in recent months.
Among the new abilities is copy and paste between devices, the ability to turn off the smartphone screen when connected to a Windows PC, and support for the Rich Communication Service (RCS).
Below is the full changelog for Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19582.1001.
Eye Control Improvements
Eye Control enables users to interact with Windows using only their eyes. Based on feedback, with this build, Microsoft is updating the Eye Control settings to now span multiple pages, in order to give the options a bit more room to breath.
To get started with Eye Control, connect a supported eye tracking device, then follow the steps here.
Other updates for Insiders
Your Phone app–Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip introduces multiple new features
Continuing our strong partnership with Samsung from last August, Microsoft is excited to introduce exciting new features, which are now available on the latest Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip devices in select markets. You can enjoy copying and pasting text and images between your devices, black screen while in phone screen, Rich Communication Service messaging, and more!
Copy and paste between devices and vice versa
You can now copy and paste text and images between your phone and Windows 10 PC seamlessly. Simply turn on this feature in the Your Phone app settings and enjoy copying and pasting content with the familiar ctrl + C and ctrl + v commands on the PC or the tapping and holding gesture on your Android phone. It’s that simple.
Copy and paste requirements:
- Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip devices in select markets
- PC running Windows 10 April 2018 Update or higher
Black screen while using phone screen
The phone screen feature is getting a boost. Users now have the option to turn off their smartphone screen to optimize battery consumption and protect the privacy of their phone’s personal content. Black screen will show during a phone screen session on all supported devices (any device that supports Link to Windows). The black screen kicks in when the session is initiated and dismisses itself when it ends. The user can dismiss the black screen anytime by:
- Pressing the power button
- Swiping the device screen
- Activating Bixby
- Disabling the black screen at any time from the Settings page
- Latest version of Link to Windows
- Phone screen supported devices
Rich Communication Service (RCS)
Your Phone app now supports RCS (send/receive) for a richer messaging experience on select Samsung devices, provided your mobile operator supports RCS. For users who have RCS messaging enabled on their device and use Samsung Messages app as the default app on their phone, they will now be able to send and receive these messages from the Your Phone app. Additionally, users will be able to see their messages get marked as read. If a user views messages on their PC, they will also be marked as read on the phone, removing the need to clear notifications on the phone.
- Samsung Galaxy S20 series running version 10.0 or higher
- PC running Windows 10 April 2018 Update or higher
- Mobile operator supporting RCS messaging
These features are gradually rolling out to Windows Insiders on Windows 10 Build 19H2+ and to the general public, so it may take a few days to be available inside the Your Phone app. Please make sure you have the latest versions of the Your Phone Companion, Link to Windows, and the Your Phone app. Microsoft plans on supporting additional Samsung devices in the future and will keep you posted.
Microsoft value your feedback, so give these features a try and let us know what you think. You can report any issues under Your Phone > Settings > Send feedback or directly through Feedback Hub.
General changes & improvements
- In an effort to consolidate information, Microsoft is removing the Windows Security status details from the About Settings. This information is still available under Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security.
- Microsoft is working on giving you control over whether apps can disable the screen capture border. The page isn’t finished being wired up yet, but you’ll see it listed under Privacy Settings.
- Microsoft has updated the “set time zone automatically” toggle in Time & Date settings to now be greyed out if location has been disabled.
- Based on feedback, Microsoft is updating the Scottish Gaelic keyboard in two ways:
- Pressing AltGR + 7 will now input ? (U+204A TIRONIAN SIGN ET).
- Pressing ‘ will now directly insert that character (right single quote).
- Pressing AltGr + ‘ will now act as a dead key to combine an acute accent with a subsequent letter.
- Microsoft fixed an issue for Chinese Insiders where Windows setup (for example, if you reset your PC) would get stuck after inputting your Microsoft Account details.
- Microsoft fixed an issue where, when you upgraded with certain languages like Japanese, the Installing Windows X% page wasn’t rendering the text correctly (only boxes were displayed).
- Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in notifications sometimes having the wrong actions associated with them (for example, an unexpected reply box).
- Microsoft fixed an issue causing some attempts to update to a newer build to result in error 0x8007042b.
- Microsoft resolved the issue preventing the cloud recovery option for Reset this PC from working.
- Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in a green screen with Win32kbase.sys crash at session shutdown.
- Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in not being about to navigate between the Xbox Game Bar options using an Xbox Controller.
- Microsoft fixed an issue where the “set time zone automatically” toggle in Time & Date settings wouldn’t stay enabled.
- Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in the Open With dialog not accepting the selection when opening PDFs.
- Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in Task Manager showing “Unavailable” DPI Awareness for all processes.
- BattlEye and Microsoft have found incompatibility issues due to changes in the operating system between some Insider Preview builds and certain versions of BattlEye anti-cheat software. To safeguard Insiders who might have these versions installed on their PC, Microsoft have applied a compatibility hold on these devices from being offered affected builds of Windows Insider Preview. See this article for details.
- Microsoft are aware Narrator and NVDA users that seek the latest release of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium may experience some difficulty when navigating and reading certain web content. Narrator, NVDA and the Edge teams are aware of these issues. Users of legacy Microsoft Edge will not be affected. NVAccess has released a NVDA 2019.3 that resolves the known issue with Edge.
- Microsoft is looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
- Some devices may experience a bugcheck (GSOD) during the reboot to install this update. If this happens, log in, schedule a time for the update to install, and then log off all user profiles before the scheduled install time. The install will then proceed as expected.
- The Documents section under Privacy has a broken icon (just a rectangle).
- When trying to use Win + PrtScn to capture a screenshot, the image is not saved to the Screenshots directory. For now, you’ll need to use one of the other options for taking screenshots, such as WIN + Shift + S.