Throughout the preview phase of Windows 10 20H1, Microsoft has been testing a new Tablet Mode UI for the platform. We first spotted this UI back in August and then it surface again in later previews. However, in recent months testing of the Tablet Mode ceased. Now, Microsoft is backing testing it with the latest Fast Ring preview on the Inside.
Functional on 2-in-1 convertible PCs, the UI lets you enter tablet mode without interruption. So, if you want to flip the device from a laptop to tent triangle stance, you will see no interruption as Windows 10 switches to tablet mode.
In Windows 10 Preview build 19592.1001, Microsoft discusses how Tablet Mode is evolving.
“After some refinement, we're reintroducing it to Windows Insiders in this build and plan to deliver this experience to customers in a future Windows 10 update,” the Windows Insider team said today.
Elsewhere, this new Windows 10 Preview is important because it is the first under the helm of new Insider chief Amanda Langowski. The Microsoft veteran recently replaced Dona Sarkar as the head of the division.
Fixes and Known Issues
- We've fixed the issue causing ARM devices to receive a bugcheck and have removed the block with this build.
- We fixed an issue that could result in the Optional Features page in Settings appearing blank.
- Fixed an issue where, when running corruption repair (DISM), the process stopped at 84.9%.
- We fixed an issue where, after successfully completing installation of an update and rebooting the device, the Start menu Shutdown button still showed Update and Shutdown and Update and Restart.
- We fixed an issue that could result in Windows updates failing with error 0x80070003.
- Fixed an issue that could sometimes result in Settings crashing when pausing updates or the Windows Update settings page not loading.
- We fixed an issue from the previous flight that was resulting in extra lines appearing in the taskbar jumplist.
- We fixed in an issue resulting in a black window, with only a mouse being visible to others, when sharing a single app over Microsoft Teams.
- 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, we have applied a compatibility hold on these devices from being offered affected builds of Windows Insider Preview. See this article for details.
- We 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.
- We're 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.
- Sticky Notes windows can't be moved. As a workaround, when you set focus to Sticky Notes, press Alt + Space. This will bring up a menu that contains a Move option. Select it, then use either the arrow keys or the mouse to move the window.
- We're looking into reports of some Insiders receiving driver compatibility warnings when attempting to update to a newer build in certain virtual environments.
Postponed Optional Updates
Earlier today, Microsoft announced it will postpone all optional Windows 10 updates starting in May. This means Windows 10 Version 2004 (May 2020 Update) won't launch on schedule. The company took the decision to help ease demands on users amid the COVID-19 outbreak.