New Windows 10 2020 Build Is Out – Carries References to “Cloud Download” but the Feature Isn’t Available Yet

Jul 31, 2019
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Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 20H1 Preview Build to Insiders in the Fast ring. Build 18950 brings a handful of improvements and bug fixes. The Windows maker also noted that while Insiders may notice references to "Cloud download," it won't work and is a work in progress. Cloud download has been attracting a lot of interest in the past few days with Microsoft potentially offering a way to restore the operating system through the cloud much like Apple.

While we don't know anything about Cloud download at this point, here is everything that is new and fixed with Windows 10 20H1 Preview Build 18950.

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Japanese IME Improvements

Thank you everyone who’s shared feedback so far about the new Japanese IME. The development team has been working on improving the quality based on your feedback. Here are some improvements that you can try out in this build:

  • Prediction Candidate window key navigationWe fixed an issue where the focus inside prediction candidate window wouldn’t move when using the Up Arrow key.
  • Key customizationWe’ve improved the discoverability of key assignment settings. Also, based on feedback, we’ve updated the default assigned value of Ctrl + Space to be “None”. Ctrl + Space can still be used for toggling IME-on/off by changing the value through its setting.

Please don’t hesitate to continue sharing your thoughts with us about typing in Windows – our ears are open and we’d love to hear from you.

Other Updates for Insiders

Snip & Sketch improvements headed your way

Thanks everyone who’s shared feedback so far for our updated snipping experience! We really appreciate it and are starting to roll out some more improvements based on what you’ve told us:

  • Single window mode: Do you tend to retake snips multiple times in order to get the perfect screenshot? We’re updating the New button to now open new snips in your current app window, so you don’t end up with a ton of open snips (that you then need to close.) If you’d rather keep all snips open in separate windows. the option is now a toggle in settings, so you can decide which mode you prefer.
  • Zoom: Need we say more? You can now zoom in on your screenshots if they’re a bit too small for you to annotate on (and yes, CTRL+Plus, CTRL+Minus and Ctrl+Mouse wheel are supported!). We’ll also zoom out to make sure the whole snip fits in the Snip & Sketch window. If you want to see the snip at its original size, click the Zoom button and then “Actual Size”.
  • Improving WIN+Shift+S discoverability: You mentioned you loved learning about using WIN+Shift+S to take new snips any time and we thought others would too! If you haven’t taken a snip yet, we’ll now use the canvas space in Snip & Sketch to help you learn how to start a snip without needing to open the app first.

These changes are currently available for a portion of Insiders in the Fast ring as we evaluate the quality before continuing the rollout. Note the rollout for each change mentioned above is being handled separately, with separate random populations in the initial rollout, so seeing one of the changes with app version 10.1907.2064.0 doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll see all three.

General changes, improvements, and fixes in Windows 10 20H1 18950

  • Insiders may notice some references to “Cloud download” relating to PC reset or refresh. This feature isn’t available and working quite yet. We’ll let you know once it is, so you can try it out!
  • We fixed an issue where ctfmon.exe might crash if clicking the input mode indicator in the taskbar to switch the Japanese IME between modes.
  • We fixed an issue where pasting from clipboard history (WIN+V) wouldn’t work when using the Bopomofo IME.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in hanja conversion not working for the updated Korean IME when typing in certain apps.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in the OneNote app intermittently acting as if the Ctrl key was pressed when it wasn’t.

For more details about known issues and the Windows Insider Webcast on August 1, head over to the official blog post.

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