Microsoft is releasing a new build of Windows 10 20H1 to Insiders in the Fast Ring. Today’s build introduces a number of new features, and there’s a lot to cover.
With build 18963, Microsoft is introducing the ability to rename your virtual desktops within Task View. This feature has apparently been much requested by users, so you will now be able to give custom names to your virtual desktops instead of just calling them Desktop 1, Desktop 2, etc.
Microsoft has also made some server-side improvements to make Windows Search work better in Windows 10. The company has updated the search feature with an improved spell correction tech that can now detect small typos like when you type “powerpiont” instead of “powerpoint” or “exce;” instead of “excel”. Windows Search also now better clarifies why certain results that may not seem to have anything in common with your query with a new “related” field that will explain exactly why that result has popped up.
Task Manager is also being updated with a new feature. Those with a dedicated GPU card will now be able to see their GPU’s temperature from within Task Manager. It’s not clear if Microsoft plans on expanding this feature to all GPUs, though. Oh, and, if you use Fahrenheit, you may be disappointed to know that the feature only supports Celsius for now. And that’s ok.
In Settings, Microsoft has updated the Optional Features page with the ability to multi-select and install different optional features at a time, and it’s also adding new search and sort features to find things quickly. The page is being updated to show more information about optional features, too, and the whole UX has been updated to make it easier to navigate. Elsewhere in the Devices page, you can now control your mouse cursor speed.