Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14936 for PC and Mobile

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10, Windows Phones with 18 Comments

Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14936 for PC and Mobile

Last night, Microsoft delivered Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14936 for PC and Mobile to testers in the Fast ring. There are no major new features, but this build provides a first peek at some new Edge extensions.

Build 14936 arrives less than a week after the previous build, 14933, which was released only for PC because of some known issues. Those issues were apparently fixed, as the new build is available for both PC and Mobile.

Here’s what’s new.

New Edge extensions. Build 14936 provides Insiders with early access to three Edge extensions: Turn Off The Lights, which makes for a more comfortable video viewing experience; Tampermonkey, a popular userscript manager that lets users customize the content of pages; and Microsoft Personal Shopping Assistant, which Microsoft describes as “your smart shopping cart across the web, which collects your browsed products and lets you get price alerts for saved products and compare products between sellers.” Technically, these extensions do not require build 14936: If you’re using Windows 10 version 1607, the links above will work fine.

Changes to Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) will soon be updated so that new installs will utilize version 16.04 (Xenial) instead of the current release, 14.04 (Trusty). But existing installs will not be upgraded automatically. To upgrade to the new version, use the do-release-upgrade command, as documented here. (I don’t believe 16.04 is available yet, however.)

Other improvements and fixes for PC. Microsoft fixed various small issues with Narrator, the Settings app, and the Explorer shell in this release.

Known issues for PC. There are a handful of very minor issues with this build. Please refer to the Microsoft announcement for details.

Other fixes and improvements for Mobile. A number of improvements have been made on Mobile, including fixes for the sign-in PIN pad, SIM cards, mobile hotspot, Setup, and more.

Known issues for Mobile. There’s only one known issue in this build: If you’re using an SD card for app installs, apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and WeChat will fail to install. For now, you can just set your default location to the phone’s internal storage to install any apps that fail.


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