Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14905 for PC and Mobile

Posted on August 17, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10, Windows Phones with 0

Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14905 for PC and Mobile

Microsoft has released its second “Redstone 2”-era build to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring, and unlike the previous build, this on is available on both PC and Mobile.

“This is our first new Mobile build from our Development Branch afterlaunching the Windows 10 Anniversary Update yesterday for Windows 10 phones,” Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar confirmed. “We know you all have been excited for Mobile builds to start up again as have we.”

As with the previous build—14901—there’s exactly one new feature in this build: “a newly refined sound set.” What does that mean, you ask?

“We aspire to set a new bar for mobile sound set quality, and are trying to make the soundscape of technology more beautiful and harmonious,” Ms. Sarkar explains. “This also helps align with new sound design direction of the Windows platform as a whole, so that mobile sounds will family with desktop and tablet and be feel instantly familiar to all Windows users.”

You can find the new sounds in Settings, Personalization, Sounds.

Additionally, Microsoft made the following fixes and improvements in this build:

Edge UI issues. Microsoft fixed an issue causing a large blank space to appear between the address bar and web content after the address bar moves back to the top when opening a new tab in Microsoft Edge. Additionally, you can now navigate to the Edge address bar by typing CTRL + O.

Narrator Scan mode is updated. Narrator Scan mode was updated so that table navigation now supports CTRL + ALT + HOME to go to the beginning of the table and CTRL + ALT + END to go to the end of the table.

Sketchpad and Screen Sketch issues. Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in Sketchpad and Screen Sketch crashing after trying to change the ink color twice in a row when the ruler was visible.

And there of course some minor known issues on both PC and Mobile. Check out the Microsoft post for the lists.


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