Microsoft releases Windows 10 20H1 Build 18956 for Windows Insiders

Microsoft have released build 18956 for Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. This is a 20H1 build of Windows 10 and it has a new Network Status page and some other minor changes.

The redesigned network status pages shows a summary of the network utilisation over the last 30 days:

Clicking on Data Usages shows which apps have used the data:

In previous builds Microsoft added the ability to adjust app notifications when the notification arrived and Microsoft have now enabled it for all Windows Insiders:

If you hover your mouse over an incoming notification, you’ll now see a settings icon to make it easy to adjust that app’s notification settings.

We’ve updated the design of the per-app notification settings for visual clarity.

There’s now a direct link to notification settings at the top of the Action Center.

Notifications & Action Settings now has a checkbox for muting the sound of all notifications.

By default, the senders in Notifications & Action Settings are now sorted by “most recently sent a notification.”

Other changes are Cortana has been enabled for more Windows Insiders using US English and Chinese IME improvements.

Here are the other changes and known issues, lookout for my hands on video soon.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

We’re in the process of returning Tamper Protection to being on by default for all Insiders. You’ll see this change reflected on your PC across the next few weeks.

We fixed an issue where, if snipping via Print Screen was enabled, certain UI would unexpectedly dismiss before it could be captured in the snip.

We fixed an issue resulting in the touch keyboard button not launching the touch keyboard on certain devices.

We fixed an issue where, if you dragged File Explorer while the search dropdown was visible, the dropdown could end up disconnected from the search box.

We fixed an issue where, if a search was in progress in File Explorer, then it’d take two clicks on the X to clear the search results.

We fixed an issue where using the “Automatically type into Search Box” view setting would result in the first letter of your File Explorer search being dropped.

We fixed an issue where File Explorer recent searches weren’t disabled when the group policy “Turn off display of recent search entries in the File Explorer search box” was enabled.

We fixed an issue where explorer.exe would crash when searching File Explorer starting in a OneDrive folder if OneDrive was not running.

We fixed an issue where Homegroup options might still appear in the “Give access to” File Explorer context menu entry, despite the Homegroup feature no longer being available.

We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing a taskbar search crash right after log-in.

Known Issues

There has been an issue with older versions of anti-cheat software used with games where after updating to the latest 19H1 Insider Preview builds may cause PCs to experience crashes. We are working with partners on getting their software updated with a fix, and most games have released patches to prevent PCs from experiencing this issue. To minimize the chance of running into this issue, please make sure you are running the latest version of your games before attempting to update the operating system. We are also working with anti-cheat and game developers to resolve similar issues that may arise with the 20H1 Insider Preview builds and will work to minimize the likelihood of these issues in the future.

Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. We are investigating the issue.

Occasionally, the candidate selection in prediction candidate window for the Japanese IME doesn’t match with the composition string. We are investigating the issue.

When connected via cellular, the Network status will be incorrect, but the device is able to use the connection.


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