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

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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    Polycrastinator Alpha Member #163 - 3 weeks ago

    New extensions as part of an insider build? I'd kind of assumed that extensions could just be compiled for Edge and put into the store. The idea that you might actually need a new build of Windows to access newer extensions? That sounds bad, bad, bad.

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      Narg Alpha Member #420 - 3 weeks ago

      The extentions are not part of the build.  What's changed is the ability of Edge to handle certain functions allowing these extentions to work now where they couldn't before.  I'm sure the extentions have been done for quite a while waiting for Edge to be released with needed changes.

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      lwetzel Alpha Member #113 - 3 weeks ago

      I have loaded the extensions on my Anniversary install.  Seem to work fine.

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      Chrismalone617 Alpha Member # - 3 weeks ago

      Yeah, I agree.  Bad idea.

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    John Dunagan Alpha Member # - 3 weeks ago

    I'd love to see the new Wifi control panel (on mobile) be able to handle going to browser (the Panera option).

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    Delmont Alpha Member #167 - 3 weeks ago

    I now off topic... with this new comment functionality... how do we get alerts, email notifictions when someone replies to a commnet? Unless i come back to this aritlce 4x per day, I'll never know if anyone has replied.  Thanks!

    PS: Edge spellchecker does not work in the window you type a comment in either - bad.

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      anchovylover Alpha Member #875 - 3 weeks ago

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      anchovylover Alpha Member #875 - 3 weeks ago

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    Chrismalone617 Alpha Member # - 3 weeks ago

    What's the roadmap for extensions?  Are we waiting on developers to create their extensions or for Microsoft to allow them? I really like edge a lot, but without a couple of key extensions is a deal breaker.  Mainly my password manager (Dashlane) - without that, Edge is a no for me even though I actually prefer it over Chrome.

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    Narg Alpha Member #420 - 3 weeks ago

    These early builds are always bug ridden.  Can't even lock the computer with the Windows Key + L.  Gotta switch to slow ring....

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    glenn8878 Alpha Member #2387 - 3 weeks ago

    Disappointed that they have no new features to demonstrate. Windows 10 need new UI enhancements for their Start Menu and Settings. The Start Menu wasn't updated much in Windows 10. Settings is incomplete since many times you're referred to the older Windows Explorer UI to adjust settings for backup, networking, and security. Windows 10 is buggy with freezing issues, and I lose my cursor every time it disappears. Where did it go? Why does Windows have a brain freeze? Non-response is a constant reminder something is wrong.