Another week, another build, but this one is exciting due to the inclusion of the My People app. My People was originally planned for the Windows 10 Creators Update, but didn't make it in time. Windows Insiders will be the first to try out the new feature, which centralizes contacts and communications to the Notification Area of the Taskbar. Users will be able prioritize their contacts, easily share content and start conversations using apps and services such as Mail, Skype and People.
What’s New in Build 16184 For PC
My People: Technology is all about making it easier for you to connect with your most important people. Whether you want to share a photo, make plans for dinner, or get an answer from a friend or coworker – My People is here to take it to the next level and bring the people you care about most to the center of your experience.
You can now:
- Pin your people to the taskbar – we’ll suggest some to start with, or you can pick your own! (Note: you are currently limited to having 3 people pinned to your taskbar currently.)
- View multiple communication apps together and filtered to each person on your taskbar.
- Choose the app you want to use to chat and we’ll remember for next time.
By now, you are wondering ‘but how do I host this party in my taskbar?’. To start with, go to the Store app and make sure you have all the latest updates for the Skype, Mail, and People apps. Then click on the People icon in the taskbar to activate the first run experience and get setup.
Note: Contact syncing is enabled by default following system settings in versions 11.13+ of Skype. If you have an older version of Skype you will need to manually enable contact syncing via the Skype app settings. Source
Insiders can also expect the usual collection of bug fixes and feature improvements.
Changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
- We fixed an issue where night light could get stuck in a disabled state.
- We’ve updated Start to use the improved XAML scrollbar style announced during Creators Update development.
- We fixed an issue from recent flights where dragging an app from Start’s All apps list into the tile grid would result in Start crashing.
- We fixed an issue for those using Windows in Japanese, where on first login after an upgrade certain apps would unexpectedly appear at the bottom of the Start’s All apps list for an hour or until being launched, instead of the normal sorted position.
- Since the preview picture in Start Settings only previewed background and theming changes, which are already available to be previewed on their corresponding Settings pages, we’ve made the decision to remove it.
- We’ve improved the loading performance of the Notification Settings page.
- Some audio drivers have an “encoding Audio Processing Object” feature; this is commonly known as “Dolby Digital Live” or “DTS Connect”. This takes the output of the Windows audio engine mix, encodes it (as Dolby Digital, DTS, or some other format) and sends it out over a S/PDIF optical link for decoding by an external audio receiver. An issue was introduced which resulted in this feature no longer working, which is now fixed.
- We fixed an issue from recent flights resulting in Photos crashing if you opened a picture from the Collection page and then pressed the back button in the title back.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Counter Strike Global Offensive hanging or freezing during game play on the latest builds (16176+).
- We fixed the issue where pressing F12 to open the Developer Tools in Microsoft Edge while F12 is open and focused may not return focus to the tab F12 is opened against, and vice-versa. Source
Windows 10 Mobile - which is on life support - also got an update to build 15208 in the fast ring.
Known issues for Mobile
- A small percentage of devices may experience text message backup loss related to backup and recovery of the messaging database.
- The copyright date is incorrect under Settings > System > About. It shows as 2016 when it should be 2017. Thanks to the Windows Insiders that reported this!
- Insiders may experience random shutdowns on some devices.
- In some cases, the WeChat app may crash on launch. Source
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