Windows 10 build 14955 is out, download it now

By: Madeleine Dean
3 minute read

Microsoft recently pushed a new Windows 10 build to Fast Ring Insiders. The update is available for both PC and Mobile and brings a bevy of improvements and fixes for both platforms.

Build 14955 is not as feature-rich as the previous build releases. The update brings new features to only three Windows 10 apps: Outlook Mail, Calendar and Narrator. More specifically, you can now open email messages in a new window, use Quick Actions directly from new email notifications and get someone’s attention with @mentions. All you need to do is type the @ symbol in the body of your email and add the person you want to address.

As far as Narrator is concerned, as you navigate around, and you can be notified about different groups or other areas you move to, such as groups in the Office ribbon. You can also configure the amount of context you hear by cycling through options with ALT + Caps Lock + /.

Windows 10 build 14955 important PC improvements

  • “We fixed the issue causing you to be unable to sign into apps such as Feedback Hub, Groove, MSN News, etc. with your Microsoft Account.
  • Fixes for precision touchpad:
    • We fixed an issue where precision touchpad was mis-classifying presses when mousing with one finger and pressing with another.
  • We fixed the issue where the 4-Finger gesture graphic would be viewable in Settings on PCs that support only 3-contact.
  • This build includes several fixes for Narrator
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Task Manager always opening with the default view, despite having configured it on the previous launch.
  • We fixed an issue where attempting to partition a USB drive via DiskPart would fail with the error “The system cannot find the file specified”.
  • We fixed an issue where certain USB drives were failing to mount automatically or via Device Manager, despite being mountable using Disk Management.
  • We fixed an issue where Settings would crash when copying hardware properties from the Wi-Fi settings page.
  • We fixed an issue where files were no longer automatically selected after being pasted into a folder in File Explorer.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in not being able to enter input into the Time or Place fields when creating a Reminder in Cortana.
  • We’ve updated the advanced tab of the device properties window in the Sounds control panel to now allow you to select the following sample dates as the default format for devices that support it: 24 and 32 bit at 176400Hz, and 16, 24 and 32 bit at 352800 Hz.
  • USB Audio 2.0 devices are now named based on the make/model of the device, rather than using a generic name.
  • We fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge that prevented dragging content out of the browser to other windows
  • We fixed an issue that caused Microsoft Edge to crash when using the Share button to share web pages and PDFs to Mail.”

Windows 10 Mobile build 14955 improvements

  • “We fixed the issue causing you to be unable to sign into apps such as Feedback Hub, Groove, MSN News, etc. with your Microsoft Account.
  • We fixed the issue that was causing some devices to appear “stuck” on the blue Windows logo screen during the boot cycle when rebooting a phone on earlier builds.
  • We fixed a bug resulting in notifications banners not appearing from Outlook Mail accounts that had been pinned as tiles to Start.
  • We fixed an issue resulting certain apps being unexpectedly missing from the Share dialog.
  • We fixed an issue where Insiders who had configured a data limit on their phone may have ended up in a state where they would receive frequent notifications about having exceeded that limit.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in not being able to enter input into the Time or Place fields when creating a Reminder in Cortana.”

For more information about Windows 10 build 14955, check out Microsoft’s Windows Insider page.

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