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Windows 10 preview build 14946 to feature custom touchpad gesture

Microsoft yesterday 13th of Oct announced its latest Windows 10 preview build 14946 will come with a custom touchpad gesture support, however the update is currently made available for is insider members

According to the release once you install the latest Windows 10 preview build 14946 on its system, you can therefore go to the settings  > Devices > Touchpad

There you will have to click on “Other gestures” where you’ll now be able to customize your touchpad options for either three or four finger gestures

Similarly, you can now use the touchpad gesture to scroll, switch between apps, launch Cortana Action Center, play/pause music, run  multitasking view among several others, interestingly you get the full privileged  to choose what you see

Windows 10 preview build 14946

Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Custom TouchPad Gesture

Interestingly, the new release also fix some known bugs and is made available for both PC and Mobile

Other features on the latest Windows 10 preview build 14946

  • Separate screen time-out settings when using Continuum for Phone (Mobile)
  • Updated Wi-Fi Settings page (PC and Mobile)
  • Option to prevent auto correction (Mobile)
  • Option to remove a word from user dictionary (Mobile)

Major improvements and fixes for PC

  • Optional components such as Hyper-V and Bash should remain installed after updating to this build.
  • fixed the issue where signing into games that use Xbox Live would not work. You should be able to sign-in to Xbox Live in games in this build.
  • The latest build fixed the issue causing Microsoft Edge to sometimes crash on launch, or when you type in address bar or try to open a new tab. You no longer need to run the PowerShell script.
  • Likewise it fixed the issue causing touch scrolling to be too sensitive in Windows 10 apps, such as Microsoft Edge.
  • We fixed an issue where Explorer.exe would hang when attempting to open considerably large .MOV files.
  • So also an issue that could result in the network icon occasionally getting into a state where a red X would display in the taskbar despite an active internet connection, until the device had been restarted has been fixed.
  • latest windows 10 preview build also fixed an issue where if the device’s brightness was automatically adjusted after being woken from sleep, the brightness level shown in the Action Center’s Brightness Quick Action might not reflect the current brightness of the device.

improvements and fixes for Mobile

  • It fixed the issue causing users to text messages sending failure.
  • When your phone is connected to your PC, long lists of captured photos will now load significantly faster in File Explorer.
  • We’ve updated Narrator’s reading order for Windows 10 apps which display an app bar on the bottom of the app, for example OneDrive, so now the contents of the page will be read before the contents of the app bar
  • The latest build fixed an issue resulting in video thumbnails sometimes not being shown in WhatsApp – videos received from this build onwards will display a thumbnail.
  • fixed an issue resulting in Camera app video recordings having a slight crackle to their audio in recent builds.

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Known issues for PC

  • If you have 3rd party antivirus products such as Bitdefender, Kaspersky Antivirus, F-Secure Antivirus and Malwarebytes installed on your PC – your PC might not be able to complete the update to this build and roll-back to the previous build.
  • Larger Windows Store games such as ReCore, Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct and Rise of the Tomb Raider may fail to launch.
  • [ADDED] PCs that are capable of Connected Standby such as the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 may bugcheck (bluescreen) while in Connected Standby.

You can read more about the latest build from the source below thanks!

Source: Microsoft’s Blog

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