Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14986 Direct Download ESD

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14986 Direct Download ESD

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What’s new in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14986

Start and Action Center

Cortana and search

  • Cortana can now shut down, restart and lock your device
  • Cortana can now change the volume of your device
  • You can now use Cortana to control music playback on more apps
  • Cortana will now remember what music app was used last time and open it by default if no app is specified
  • While listening to a radio station, you can ask Cortana to identify the song
  • Cortana can now recognize music in Chinese
  • If the device is idle, saying “Hey Cortana” will show a full screen UI optimized for long distance reading
  • Cortana now supports sign-in with Azure Active Directory identity to allow you to sign-in with your work or school account


  • The “Settings” entry in the taskbar context menu has been renamed “Taskbar settings”

File Explorer

User Interface

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 39.14986 to version 3x.14986 with the following updates
    • Console filter settings will persist for buttons and context menu
    • Improved ES6 Modules debugging experience
    • Fixed an issue that prevented attaching the F12 Developer Tools to Windows web apps
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 15.14986 to version 15.14986 with the following updates
    • Support for the Brotli compressed data format (on by default) as an HTTP content-encoding method
    • Updated the MS-prefixed FIDO 2.0 implementation to match the latest W3C Web Authentication specification
    • Partial support for CSS Custom Properties (aka CSS Variables)
    • Preliminary support for the IntersectionObserver API
    • Async/await is on by default
    • DOM performance improvements
  • The following flags have been changed
    • Core platform support for Fetch abstraction
    • Preliminary implementation of the Payment Request DOM API
    • Support for the individual transform syntax for CSS transforms


  • New panels, settings and options
    • A new Enterprise Cloud Printers discovery UI is now available
    • Windows Update will now ask you to schedule a pending update if no good timeslot to automatically update can be found
    • You can now enable the Virtual Touchpad icon from within settings
  • Visual updates and others
    • The settings to change saving locations have been moved to their own page in Storage settings
    • The icons for full screen searches have been made smaller to allow for more results

Ink Workspace

  • You can now start working on a previous screen sketch
  • The ink pen, pencil and highlighter now show a preview of what it looks like to use the currently selected color and thickness
  • The ruler can now be rotated in sub degree increments
  • The cursor will no longer be shown when you are using ink


  • New rendering technology for content in UWP apps
  • Windows will now temporarily prefer the Microsoft driver for USB Audio 2.0 over a third party driver
  • Windows will now better handle fuzzy matching for pinyin with an updated Microsoft Pinyin IME candidate pane experience
  • The IME mode indicator in the taskbar now has a context menu
  • You can now import and export self-learned phrases in the Pinyin IME
  • The Wubi IME now support self-learned phrases
  • You can now enter text in linemode for Chinese (Simplified)
  • You can now remove text predictions from the Japanese IME
  • Improved conversion accuracy and responsiveness in the Japanese IME
  • The handwriting panel will now float next to the input field by default rather than being docked
  • Windows Hello recognition has been improved
  • The default user’s numlock settings is now preserved after upgrading
  • Windows will try to reapply power settings that got lost in previous upgrades
  • Uploading crash data will no longer interfere with other network-intensive activities


  • Windows Defender has been added as a default app

Other features

  • The Game Bar now supports an additional 19 titles in full screen
  • Narrator can now tell you about fonts, colors, line spacing, margins and more
  • The default Context Awareness level for Narrator is now set to 2
  • The shortcut to get advanced information about the element with focus in Narrator has been changed to Caps Lock + F
  • You can now use File Explorer keyboard navigation shortcuts in the Registery Editor

And further

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where Narrator would say “No item in view” when the focus was on a tile in start
  • Fixes an issue where input could get stuck in some environments in the Japanese IME
  • Fixes an issue where the Virtual Touchpad’s left and right buttons might not work on some devices
  • Fixes an issue where the Virtual Touchpad wouldn’t be launched if the primary monitor wasn’t touch-enabled
  • Fixes an issue where apps would launch on their own if the device is idle
  • Fixes an issue where navigating to the Battery settings would crash the Settings app
  • Fixes an issue where using – to switch languages using the Thai keyboard when typing in Office apps could result in a hang
  • Fixes an issue where double clicking an Excel document in File Explorer would crash Excel
  • Fixes an issue where Windows Hello would get stuck on “Looking for you”
  • Fixes an issue where Insiders with a Surface Dial would hear unexpected beeps when rotating the Dial
  • Fixes an issue where the storage usage for “Other” might show an unexpectedly high number
  • Fixes an issue where the PowerShell entry in the File Explorer’s File menu would be greyed out without reason
  • Fixes an issue where the Clock and Calendar flyout in the taskbar would fail to launch when the display language was set to Chinese (Traditional) and the phonetic sorting method was being used
  • Fixes an issue where some notifications would initially appear to high or too low and then correct themselves to the correct place
  • Fixes an issue where the outline of an incoming notification toast was visible if the banners for that specific app where disabled
  • Fixes an issue where an empty Favorites bar would be shown despite favorites being shown in the Favorites folder
  • Fixes an issue where that could cause CPU throttling when idling on some webpages with many gifs and looping videos in Edge
  • Fixes an issue where Alt + D would not set focus to the address bar in Edge
  • Fixes an issue where Microsoft Studio games like Sudoku, Jigsaw, Minesweeper, Taptiles and Treasure Hunt could freeze on the splash screen
  • Fixes an issue where the taskbar would be visible on the Welcome screens after upgrading when set to be on top

Known issues

  • Using keyboard monitor hotkeys to adjust brightness won’t work correctly
  • A popup “Catastrophic Error” dialog when opening OneDrive folders could show up
  • DirectAccess may not work
  • When using Microsoft Edge with Narrator, you may hear “no item in view” or silence when tabbing or using other navigation commands
  • Hey Cortana, play <blah> on <AppName> won’t work immediately after installing an app
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  • Thanks To WZOR

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