Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17634 for PC to insiders on the Redstone 5 Skip Ahead ring. Now that Redstone 4 is in RTM to be released as Spring Creators Update, we will most likely only see new builds for Redstone 5 for the next few weeks.
In this build, various issues were fixed as well as the new feature of being able to search within the calendar program was added.
Search added to Calendar
This build lets you search the Windows 10 Calendar for events by name, location, people included or words in the event body.
According to Microsoft:
Search will work for Outlook, Hotmail, Live and Office 365 accounts. We do not yet support searching Exchange Server, Gmail, Yahoo or other IMAP calendars.
Cortana Show Me preview app updated
Last week Microsoft introduced the "Show Me Cortana" preview app in build 17128 that let's you ask Cortana how to do various things in Windows 10. A new version of this app is now available that lets you launch the program through voice commands.
Below are some of the commands that Microsoft said you can try.
Here are some voice queries to try:
Update Windows – Try, “Update my Windows device”
Check if an app is installed – Try, “How to see what apps are installed”
Uninstall an app – Try “How to uninstall apps”
Change your desktop background – Try, “Show me how to change my background”
Use Airplane Mode – Try, “How do I turn on airplane mode”
Change your display brightness – Try, “Show me how to change my screen brightness”
Add nearby printers or scanners – Try, “How to add a printer”
Turn off Windows Defender Security Center – Try, “Show me how to turn off Windows Defender Security Center”
Change Wi-Fi settings – Try, “Show me how to change Wi-Fi network”
Change your power settings – Try, “How to change when my computer goes to sleep”
Discover Bluetooth devices – Try, “Show me how to discover devices”
Check your version of Windows – Try, “How do I find my current version of Windows”
Below are the latest fixes and changes in build 17643:
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
We fixed an issue where typing in the Microsoft Edge URL bar immediately after opening a new tab might result in the letters appearing in an unexpected order.
We fixed an issue when opening .html or .pdf files from the local system (double-click, right-click > open), Microsoft Edge will not render the loaded content if Microsoft Edge wasn’t already running before opening the file.
We fixed an issue where PDFs displayed using Microsoft Edge would shrink after refreshing the page when using a DPI scaling > 100%.
We fixed an issue that could result in Microsoft Edge crashing when turning off certain extensions.
We fixed an issue resulting in Task Manager not showing the application title in the process name for open Visual Studio projects.
We fixed an issue resulting in the UAC dialog potentially not rendering correctly in the last few flights.
We fixed an issue resulting in certain devices with BitLocker enabled unexpectedly booting into BitLocker recovery in recent flights.
We fixed an issue where the Emoji Panel would close after typing an accent in certain languages.
We fixed an issue resulting in focus being lost after using WIN+A to close the Action Center.
If you open Settings and clicking on any links to the Microsoft Store or links in tips, Settings will crash. This includes the links to get themes and fonts from the Microsoft Store, as well as the link to Windows Defender.
On resuming from sleep, the desktop may be momentarily visible before the Lock screen displays as expected.
When Movies & TV user denies access to its videos library (through the “Let Movies & TV access your videos library?” popup window or through Windows privacy settings), Movies & TV crashes when the user navigates to the “Personal” tab.
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