Microsoft has released a new preview build for users in the Fast ring of the Windows Insider program, and the highlight this time is a change aimed at digital assistant Cortana.
Windows 10 build 18975 makes it possible to move the Cortana window, and Microsoft says such a change makes sense given the new conversational experience that the company has already rolled out.
However, what’s worth knowing is that only 50 percent of the insiders is getting this feature, but more should start seeing it in the coming updates after Microsoft conducts more testing.
“With the new conversational Cortana experience, we understand that you wanna keep the chat going sometimes, and the default position of the window isn’t always where you’d prefer to have it docked if you’re going to have a longer back and forth. That’s why we’re starting to roll out the option to be able to move the window (by dragging the title bar area), to anywhere you’d like on the screen–just like you can with other windows. You can also resize the window if you’d like,” Microsoft explains.
Additionally, the software giant says it has also enabled options to rename virtual desktops for everyone in the Fast ring.
“More changes and known bugs”
As every other build, this new release comes with its own general changes, improvements, fixes, and known issues, and you can check out the full changelog below.
One particular bug that you should have in mind concerns the new reset this PC option with cloud support, which Microsoft says not working when specific optional features are installed. In this happens, the process starts but fails with an error and the system rolls back all changes.
The affected optional features are the following: EMS and SAC Toolset for Windows 10, IrDA infrared, Print Management Console, RAS Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK), RIP Listener, all RSAT tools, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Windows Fax and Scan, Windows Storage Management, Wireless Display, and WI SNMP Provider.
Windows 10 20H1 is projected to be finalized in early 2020 and released to users in the spring.