Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14946 Arrives for Both PC and Mobile

Posted on October 13, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10, Windows Phones with 12 Comments

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14946 Arrives for Both PC and Mobile

Microsoft is back with a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build for Fast ring testers, and this time it’s available for both PC and Mobile. Build 14946 introduces only a few minor new features.

They are:


PC: Improvements to the precision touchpad experience. In the previous build, Microsoft unveiled improvements to how gesture and click detection works on precision touchpads. In this build, that functionality is being further enhanced with a new “Other gestures” interface in Settings that lets you configure three and four finger gestures, taps, and swipes. And there’s a new “Advanced Gestures configuration” page that offers even more control. This looks pretty interesting, so I’ll be examining it further soon.

Mobile: Separate screen time-out settings when using Continuum for Phone. This one was a top request of Mobile users. “With this update, you will now be able to turn off whichever screen you are not using with Continuum – saving battery and preventing screen burn-in,” Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar explains. “If you are working on a Word document, your phone screen will sleep without any impact on your Continuum session. If you make a call, hang-up, or press the phone power button, you can keep right on working in Word with Continuum.” You can change these settings in Settings, Personalization, Lock screen.


PC and Mobile: Updated Wi-Fi settings. The Wi-Fi settings page now lets you determine how long Wi-Fi will be left disabled when you turn it off. (It’s set to Manually by default on PC, and to “In 1 hour” on Mobile.)

Mobile: Autocorrection improvements. Now, you can (finally) remove incorrect auto-correct entries in the local user dictionary on your phone. “Tap on the word you don’t like in the text box, and you will see a candidate that is the word with a ‘-‘ sign before it,” Ms. Sarkar writes. “Tapping on that candidate will remove the word completely from your user dictionary and no longer suggest it.”

Other improvements. Microsoft made a number of other improvements on both PC and Mobile in this build. Among them, optional components such as Hyper-V and Bash should remain installed after updating. You can see the whole list in Microsoft’s blog post.

Known issues. There is a very short list of known issues in this build. You may need to uninstall third party anti-virus solutions before you can update to this build on PC, and larger Windows Store games such as ReCore, Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct and Rise of the Tomb Raider may fail to launch. On Mobile, this build will fail to install on your phone with an 0x80188319 error if your phone has additional speech packs installed. This issue will be fixed in the next build we release, Microsoft says.


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