Hustle Time for Microsoft: New Windows 10 2020 Build Is Out with Virtual Desktop Renaming & WSL Improvements

Sep 6
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Microsoft seems to have these busy weeks when it becomes difficult to keep track of what is being tested and released by the software maker. After releasing the first preview of Windows 95 PowerToys for power users last night along with releasing new builds to Slow and Release Preview rings, the company is now delivering a new Windows 10 2020 Build for those in the Fast ring, as well.

Today’s build 18975 brings the ability to move the Cortana window to anywhere on the screen along with some Windows for Linux improvements. The Virtual Desktop renaming feature is also now available to everyone.

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As for the problems, the Reset this PC aka the Cloud Download option isn’t calculating the correct amount of space you need to free up if you do not have enough disk space to proceed. “To work around this until the fix is available, free up an extra 5GB beyond what is prompted,” Microsoft writes.

Here is the complete changelog of Windows 10 2020 Preview Build 18975

Introducing the ability to move the Cortana window

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. Currently, this change is rolled out to 50% of Insiders with the new Cortana experience, and we’ll continue the rollout as we validate the quality of the experience. windows 10 2020

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Improvements

See the latest improvements with WSL in the latest Insider Preview builds.

Other updates for Insiders

Announcing the first preview and code release of PowerToys

Yesterday we announced the first preview and code release of PowerToys for Windows 10. This first preview includes two utilities: the Windows key shortcut guide and a window manager called FancyZones.

Update on Virtual Desktop renaming

The ability to rename your virtual desktops is now available for all Insiders in the Fast ring! Thanks again everyone who shared feedback requesting this.

To get started:

  1. Open Task View by selecting the Task View icon in the taskbar or pressing WIN+Tab.
  2. Select New Desktop.
  3. Select the desktop name (“Desktop 1”) and it should become editable, or right click the desktop thumbnail and a context menu will appear with a Rename entry.
  4. Input whatever name you’d like, and press enter.
  5. Done! windows 10 20h1

There is also a super long list of general fixes and improvements, along with several known issues. Apparently, the Cloud Download isn’t working as planned when some optional features are installed. Head over to the official blog post for more details.

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