Windows 10 Creators Update Insider Preview Build 14965 Released in Fast Ring

Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14965 for both Mobile and PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring today. Since anything released after Build 14800 is considered as Creators Update, what’s new you see in this new build will likely be available in the final release.

Here are the new improvements in Build 14965:

Virtual Touchpad

The idea of having a virtual touchpad available on screen is to let you control the second screen from the tablet a little bit easier. It virtually works the same way as the physical touchpad, including the multi-finger gestures that you should remember.

To enable it, right-click the Taskbar and check the “Show touchpad button” option. A touchpad icon will now show up in the notification area.

virtual-touchpad-option

Tapping on the touchpad icon brings up the virtual touchpad at the bottom right corner of the screen with two virtual buttons. While it’s open, go to Settings → Devices → Touchpad and tweak the touchpad settings there to your preferences.

virtual-touchpad

Sticky Notes update

Insights is a new Sticky Notes feature since Anniversary Update that tightly integrates with Cortana. We shared one trick before how to get reminders from Sticky Notes with Cortana. In Build 14965, more recognitions are being brought in:

  • Email & URL recognition for every locale.
  • Phone number recognition to all English, German, Spanish, French and Italian locales.
  • Address recognition support for English (Great Britain) and Spanish (United States).
  • Stock recognition (for example, $MSFT) to English (Australia), English (Canada), English (India), German (Germany), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), French (France), French (Canada), Japanese (Japan) and Portuguese (Brazil).

There are also some other bug fixes, performance improvements, as well as a whole lot of UI/UX polishing done in this build.

Windows Ink Workspace Improvements

  • The number of Recently Used Apps shown in the Windows Ink Workspace has been increased to 6 with a link to quickly access your pen settings.
  • Improved the performance of loading Sketchpad when there’s a lot of ink present on the sketch.
  • Updated the new protractor, so that you can use the scroll-wheel on your mouse to shrink/expand it (depending on the direction of the scrolling).

The Address Bar in Registry Editor

Two new features are added to the new Address Bar in Registry Editor:

  • Use Ctrl + L to set focus to the address bar. You can still use Alt + D to do the same, which is already supported.
  • Use shorthand notation for HKEY names, such as HKCU for HKEY_Current_User, HKLM for HKEY_Local_Machine, or HKCR for HKEY_Classes_Root, in the address bar.

Check the official announcement for the complete list of new features, improvements, bug fixes, and known issues.

Also, check out this post if the upgrade failed for some reason.

Kent Chen

Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, Developer, Geek, and the co-founder of Next of Windows.

Last updated: 11/10/2016

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