Windows 10 build 16278 now available to Insiders in the Slow Ring

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Microsoft just released Windows 10 Preview build 16278 for Insiders on the Slow Ring.

Windows 10 Preview build 16278 for the Slow Ring is identical to the Fast Ring version. It, of course, brings no new features to the system, but only certain system improvements. In case you don’t know the list of features, here’s the complete changelog:

  • We fixed an issue where upgrading to recent flights would fail if you had a speech for a secondary language installed.

  • We fixed an issue where printing from 32-bit apps running on 64-bit versions of the OS was broken when using v3 print drivers on recent builds.

  • The ability to take HDR screenshots on your PC via the Xbox app has been removed starting with this build. We plan to re-introduce this feature again in the future.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in drag and drop onto websites intermittently not working in Microsoft Edge.

  • We fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge would crash after choosing to pin certain websites to Start.

  • We fixed an issue where a tab in Microsoft Edge could get in a state where it displayed a tab preview thumbnail even though your mouse wasn’t hovering over the tab.

  • We fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge for certain websites where after watching an embedded video full screen then using Esc to return to the page would result in the video controller no longer being visible.

  • We fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge where pasting an image to Imgur.com from your clipboard wouldn’t work.

  • We fixed an issue where the Emoji Panel’s tooltips could become mixed up.

  • We fixed an issue from recent flights resulting in precision touchpads potentially dropping gestures after coming out of sleep.

  • We fixed an issue where the battery flyout might incorrectly show “PC not charging” while the device was changing in recent builds.

  • We fixed an issue where fonts using shortcuts would become unusable and disappear from the Fonts folder.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in multiple apps crashing in the previous flight if you tried to log into the app using Facebook.

  • We fixed and issue where Delivery Optimization Group Policy / MDM policy for DOMinFileSizeToCache was ignored and the service defaults were used instead.

To obtain the new build, go to Settings > Updates & security, and check for updates.

This build arrived in the Slow Ring faster than others usually have, but that’s completely expected since Microsoft is releasing new builds on the track with the public release of Fall Creators Update near. So, we should expect the current Fast Ring release, build 16281, to be available in the Slow Ring soon.

Have you already installed Windows 10 Preview build 16278? What’s your experience with it so far? Let us know in the comments below.

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