Microsoft has announced the launch of a new compilation within the Dev Channel in the Insider program for Windows 10. This is Build 21376 which inherits from Build 21370 launched a week ago and of which we have already reviewed the news .
The compilation they are launching now stands out with the addition of a new and updated Segoe interface (a family of fonts used by Microsoft) which now improves readability on screens of various sizes. They also can’t miss the bug fixes and other improvements that we will now review.
Updated Segoe UI Font
This is Segoe UI Variable, which now includes an optical axis so that font outlines can be easily scaled from small to large screen sizes. This is a revamped version of the classic Segoe, which now improves readability on screens of different sizes.
The new development of Segoe UI Variable solves the on-screen readability issue by using a new version of Segoe that uses variable font technology to dynamically deliver great readability in very small sizes and style in large sizes.
Of course, they warn that while the new Segoe typeface is included in the operating system, its adoption across all visual surfaces is ongoing and will be implemented gradually over time.
Other changes and improvements
To continue using the Auto HDR feature, you need to visit the path “Settings> Display> HDR Settings” and make sure Auto HDR is enabled. A few small updates have been made to improve the default drag-and-drop cursor layout in scenarios like drag-and-drop in Outlook. Updated the Connect app icon to align with our other recent iconographic improvements. They made minor changes to the way the symbols are laid out in the symbols section of the emoji panel.
Regarding News and Interests, an issue has been fixed that caused News and Interests to open when mouse hovering while hovering over the button rather than when the mouse is stopped . Regarding News and Interests, an issue has been fixed where the taskbar button no longer gets stuck at a reduced size when the taskbar height increases from its default value . Regarding news and interests, performance and reliability improvements have been made to explorer.exe, especially when using a Remote Desktop connection. Fixed an issue where WSL users found the performance of launching File Explorer and other overdue file activities after upgrading to version 21354 and above. Fixed an issue that prevented Pinyin IME users from selecting items in the candidate window with their keyboard. Fixed an issue where Windows Spotlight related text would stop appearing on the lock screen in later versions. Fixed a bug that affected responsiveness when switching from Start to Search in recent versions (also known as pressing the Windows key and typing). Fixed an issue where the “Search with screenshot” button in the search did not work. Fixed an issue that caused Insiders to see pseudoloc text on the Windows Update page in settings. Fixed an issue where the “Starter Apps” page in “Settings” displayed the wrong icon for Canary Edge. Fixed a bug that caused the Storage Sense page in “Settings” to crash on some machines. Fixed an issue where Manage Disks and Volumes in settings still did not correctly display some hard drives as SSD. Fixed an issue that could cause explorer.exe to crash after logging into your PC if you had a large number of browser tabs on ALT + Tab. Fixed a rendering crash when viewing acrylic surfaces under Magnifier. Fixed an issue that affected the reliability of the night light in recent versions. Fixes an issue where the dual start delay timer was reset to 0 after upgrade. Fixed the issue where some instances of Windows Subsystem for Linux might not start with “The parameter is incorrect” message. They released a fix for an issue that causes updates to hang due to a driver compatibility issue. If you have any problem, you should make sure that you are running the latest drivers from your computer manufacturer. Fixed an issue that could prevent the Windows Update icon from showing in the notification area when an update was pending restart. Fixed an issue that could cause apps to crash after pressing ALT + Shift. Fixed an issue that could cause some apps to crash if you set the focus to the search box in the Open or Save dialog box. Fixed a bug that could cause the Windows terminal to unexpectedly display an error saying “Cannot find selected font” on startup. Fixed an issue that could cause audio playback to freeze when using the new unified audio endpoint. Fixed a bug when using a precision touchpad that could cause cursor control issues if your palm lightly touched the other side of the touchpad. Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause a Precision Touchpad to scroll unexpectedly in the wrong direction. Fixed an issue where the black cat emoji would not display correctly in DirectWrite controls. Fixed an issue where, when typing with an IME while Task Manager or certain other apps were in focus, unfinished text could appear very small on a high resolution screen. Fixed an issue where some elements of the Japanese IME Candidate window could be cut off unexpectedly after scaling the text. Fixed an issue that prevented the F10 function from working if you were using the older version of the Japanese IME. Fixed an issue where the touch keyboard unexpectedly had blank keys when using Bopomofo IME with full keyboard layout.
The Windows Camera app is currently violating the default brightness settings set through the new Camera Settings page. They are investigating an issue where search items (including the search box in File Explorer) no longer display correctly in the dark theme. They are working on a fix for an issue where, after upgrading to this version, some devices may display a status bar warning that their version of Windows 10 has reached end of service. Regarding News and Interests, they are investigating an issue where the flyout menu can sometimes flicker in the upper left corner of the screen after clicking the button on the taskbar.
If you are a member of the Insider Program Dev Channel, you can download the update by following the usual route ie “Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update”.
Via | Microsoft