Windows 10 Build 14965 Arrives With New Features

Posted on November 9, 2016 by Brad Sams in Windows 10 with 15 Comments

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Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10 today that is for both desktop and mobile. This version, 14965, is available for Fast ring users and has a couple of new features too.

Included in this release is an improved way to control external monitors in tablet mode. Microsoft says that you can now use a second display with your tablet without the need to use a mouse; a virtual touchpad makes it possible to move the mouse and select items as you would with a traditional mousepad.

If you use Sticky notes, there are a few updates for this feature. Included in the release is support for more languages for insights (recognizing the text on the notes) along with phone number and stock symbol recognition. There are also a few updates to the UI to give it a bit more polish and smashed a few bugs related to undo and redo.

Windows Ink Workspace has been updated with an increased number of recently used apps as well as general improvements to performance; you can now use a scroll wheel with the protector. And in the Registry editor, the address bar now supports CTRL + L to set focus to the address bar and shorthand notation for HKEY names.

With this release, there a bunch of bugs that were smashed and new issues that have been uncovered in this release; you can read the announcement post here. As always, if run into any issues or find any new features, make sure to let us know.

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15 responses to “Windows 10 Build 14965 Arrives With New Features”

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    5611

    I'm really looking forward to the virtual touchpad. It's something I have wanted for a long time. Quite often I'll be on the couch, casting a video to the TV for others to watch while I'm reading the news on the tablet. Having a virtual touchpad to control what's projected on the screen will be very handy.

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    5447

    Installing now. Fingers crossed they've made some progress on the SMS integration with Skype, it's the one thing I've been hanging out for.

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    268

    I was hoping this build would fix the broken DDE that causes the Excel crash they call out in the notes. It has been broken for the last two builds (and unfortunately this one too). Yep, we filed a bug 2 builds ago on it. The workaround they list - while it works - is not the only one. You can also leave Excel running and then double-clicking a file in Explorer will work. You can also turn off DDE for Excel and that will work too. Oh, and the same problem happens when opening from SharePoint which is harder to browse in Excel. So leaving Excel open is often easier... 

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    8339

    Think you have a typo there where it is "for desktop and phone" not PC.  I am losing faith in MS very rapidly especially when I see them putting effort into all these features no one wants or needs...

     

    Multiple screen in touch mode?!  Seriously?  How about working on the abysmal screen scaling issues when docking and undocking their premium Surface Pro 4.  I've given up re-arranging my desktop icons EVERY OTHER time I dock or undock my SP4 from my Dual 24" monitors.  Every other time I do this the icons get sprayed across all three monitors with a variety of spacing, order and scaling.

     

    I've literally gotten to the point where I NEVER shut this PC down by closing the lid or putting it to sleep.  Rather you HAVE TO fully shut down or else it may not wake up, it may wake up to black screen or it may wake up from tablet mode and then screw up all the desktop scaling as it turns on while docked now to monitors.

     

    Truly pathetic and weak.  Come on and FIX THIS BASIC $hit and quit wasting time on new features no one is asking for!!!!!!!!

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    2768

    "desktop and PC" LOL

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    5534

    "... you can now use a second display with your tablet without the need to use a mouse; a virtual touchpad makes it possible to move the mouse and select items as you would with a traditional mousepad." 

    There seems to be a contradiction there.

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      1043

      In reply to CompUser:

      The assumption is that the 2nd screen would not be a touch-capable screen but you still want to be able to interact with it while extending your desktop (instead of mirroring.) The only alternative to this approach I can think of would be mirroring the other screen as-needed to interact with it but that could get annoying fast. Imagine constantly switching between mirrored vs extended desktop, it would create more problems than it would solve.

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      6242

      In reply to CompUser:

      Here is the simple answer - they put this in for a reason. There is a use case that this is helpful for - period. You don't need it, don't use it. There are tons of features in all major OSs that I never need but they are there for those users who do.

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    5394

    "for both desktop and mobile"  FINALLY. Took them long enough. This should mean the mobile experience should be better because regular Windows 10 sucks for tablets. The Windows 10 tablet experience seems like a relic of Windows 8.1. Let me know when they finally fixed Control Panel and File Explorer.

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    250

    A familiar problem has raised its ugly head. A Surface Book, a 930 and an Elite x3 have updated smoothly, but my 950XL keeps telling me no updates are available and that my phone is up to date. I managed to update to 14955 successfully several days ago, but 14959 couldn't do it and now 14965 is also refusing to be recognized. Yes, my insider settings and calendar are correct. Frustrating. Fortunately this is no longer my primary phone, so if all else fails I will just roll it back with WDRT.

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    5997

    Some very basic apps, like Microsoft Jigsaw, have not worked since the first build of RS2.  How can you break a simple puzzle app?

     

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    855

    Surface pro 3 2 attempts to update, both stalled at 23% updated, coming from 959. anyone else?

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    8528

    In reply to Zimm: I have the same problem ! Stay at 23%

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