It’s that time of the week again! Microsoft is back with another version of Windows 10 preview for those on the Dev Channel, which includes several notable UI improvements. Today’s version is 21327 and features an improved user interface of the News and Interests taskbar features, as well as new smooth design system icons in applications such as Settings and Start.
This is the first compilation in a while that adds remarkable UI improvements, which are good to see. Microsoft is trying to make the Windows user interface more in line with the big release of Sun Valley coming in the fall, and updating the system icons is one thing Microsoft is doing to make that happen. So it̵
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I will note that these new icons are not everywhere though, but that’s because it’s a preview compilation and takes time to make everything compatible with the new design. I’m sure this will happen before these icons are sent.
Here is the rest of today’s change log:
- Thank you for your current news and interest feedback on the Windows taskbar! Today, we are excited to start releasing a new design that makes scanning and interacting with the titles and stories in your show even more delightful. Images from articles now shine with a vibrant and colorful design, making your show more noticeable, engaging and beautiful.
- Sharp-eyed Windows Insiders will notice that many of the system icons in this compilation have been updated and are now in line with the Microsoft Fluent Design style. This compilation includes a new Segoe Fluent Icons font. Areas of the operating system that use Segoe MDL2 assets, such as the Start menu and the Settings app, will include new icon designs that have a more rounded and simple look.
- On ARM64 devices, the default architecture for PowerShell is now x64, not x86.
And here are the fixes:
- We have fixed an issue affecting the reliability of Start and other modern applications in recent flights.
- Fixed an issue where the touch key on the touch keyboard had the wrong background color when you held the mouse cursor or stylus over it. This change is currently being introduced in a subgroup of Insiders to help us quickly identify issues that may affect performance and reliability.
- Fixed an issue where the KANA input mode on the touch keyboard did not persist the next time you started using the traditional Japanese 106/109 keyboard layout.
- We fixed an issue with the new Paste as Plain text option in the history of the clipboard, where the text was narrow in some languages.
- We fixed a problem with specific content on the clipboard, where if you click on the first entry in the history of the clipboard you will place something different from the selected one.
- We fixed an issue that caused the emoticon panel and IME candidate window to draw partially off-screen, sometimes on recent flights.
- We fixed a problem that can lead to IRQL error checking NOT LESS AND EQUAL when installing certain applications.
- We’ve fixed an issue with recent flights that could cause login screens and DWM hangs.
- We’ve fixed an issue where if your primary monitor uses HDR and your secondary monitors use SDR, the application thumbnails in the primary monitor’s taskbar will be black.
- We’ve fixed a bug where changes to the display can unexpectedly cause a window to grow or shrink. This was mainly isolated for systems with monitors set to different scaling factors (DPI).
- We’ve fixed an issue in recent flights that could cause your computer to freeze if you rotate it while in tablet mode.
- We’ve fixed an issue that could cause a delay when using the Xbox game bar to record your gameplay on a monitor that is 144Hz or higher.
- We fixed a problem in recent compilations that can cause you to stutter while playing games while using multiple monitors.
- We’ve fixed an issue that caused incorrect notifications after each upgrade, which indicates that new apps have been added to the Launches apps tab in Settings.
- We fixed an issue that could lead to an 88% upgrade.
- Fixed an issue that caused errors when running MSIX-packaged desktop applications in recent Dev Channel compilations.
As always, you can check out the Windows blog for the full change log, including a list of known issues. Will you install today’s developer development? Let us know in the comments.