Windows 10 Build 20241 Introduces theme-aware splash screens

The Latest Windows 10 Build 20241 Dev Channel 21H1 changelog that includes features, improvements, fixes, and known issues.

Windows 10 Build 20241 Dev Channel 21H1

A new update for Insiders opting for the Dev channel is available now for the 21H1 version. Windows 10 Build 20241 is the rollout that carries theme-aware splash screens for most UWP apps and a better defrag experience. In addition, a  large list of fixes is also there in the update.

Having some notable changes and improvements the build will be automatically downloaded on the PC running the Insider version of Windows 10.

Windows 10 Build 20241 Dev Channel 21H1 Changelog

Here is Windows 10 Build 20241 changelog –


Theme-aware splash screens

Windows 10 Insider Preview 20241.1000 put forward theme-aware splash screens for UWP apps. Now, the splash screen color will automatically match your default app mode when you open an eligible UWP app.

The following Universal platform apps support theme-aware splash screens today –

  1. Settings
  2. Store
  3. Windows Security
  4. Alarms & Clock
  5. Calculator
  6. Maps
  7. Voice Recorder
  8. Groove
  9. Movies & TV
  10. Snip & Sketch
  11. Microsoft ToDo
  12. Office
  13. Feedback Hub
  14. Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Over time, more apps will be updated via the Store to support the feature.

Defrag experience improvements –

The current build has come up with some improvements in Defrag –

  • Windows 10 Insider Preview 20241.1000 has added an Advanced View checkbox to the list of all volumes including hidden one.
  • The current build includes Listing more details in the Current status column when volumes are not available for defrag.  For instance, Partition type not supported and File system type not supported.
  • You can press F5 to refresh.

Changes and Improvements

  • To help ensure Narrator users are aware of notifications on the screen if a high priority notification appears while the computer is locked and stays on the screen, we will now also read it out when unlocking your PC and not just at arrival time.
  • We’re removing the Japanese Address and Rinna candidate suggestion services from the Japanese IME – thank you Windows Insiders who’ve shared feedback on them.

Windows 10 Build 20241 Fixes

  1. The build fixed APC_INDEX_MISMATCH bugcheck occurring in recent builds.
  2. Furthermore, the update fixed scrolling and pinch to zoom that were not working correctly on devices with touch such as the Surface Pro X, Surface Pro 7 and others.
  3. The Insider experts fixed selecting a hardware keyboard text prediction candidate or IME candidate that was sometimes inserting the candidate adjacent to the one selected.
  4. Also, they fixed new applications will fail to install showing a Windows Installer service error on systems having x86 architecture problem.
  5. The experts solved the error message There was a problem resetting your PC. No changes were made. The problem occurred when trying to accomplish Reset this PC using the Keep My Files.
  6. They fixed robocopy that won’t preserve the directory dates when applying the move command.
  7. The insider professionals settled a high hitting dwm.exe crash from the last few flights.
  8. System Information window was crashing on launch. The current build has fixed this issue.
  9. The experts fixed System Information window (msinfo32) that was unexpectedly having a blank icon in the taskbar.
  10. They fixed Bitlocker encryption that was failing with error code 0x803100b2.
  11. Additionally, they fixed flickering in certain apps that occurred when the media controls pop-up was evident on screen and you moved your mouse.
  12. The insider professional fixed screen flickering on certain devices that occurred when accessing the power options on the login screen.
  13. They fixed closing a tab in Microsoft Edge while Task Manager was running that could end up with Task Manager crashing recently.
  14. Current build fixed Sorry, something went wrong error message. This occurred when running through the workflow to improve recognition for Windows Hello Face.
  15. It settled pens may fail to reconnect until Bluetooth was toggled off and back on when Settings was open and the PC went into hibernation.
  16. Windows 10 Build 20241 fixed 0x80070003 error in Windows Sandbox.
  17. The experts fixed a non-functional link to Rename your PC that was displaying for non-admin users on the Projecting to this PC page in Settings.
  18. Furthermore, they fixed the Activation page in Settings that would crash if you navigated to it recently while not connected to the internet.
  19. The professionals fixed clicking the Get App button available for some printers in the Printers & Scanners section of Settings was resulting in Settings crashing recently.
  20. They also settled extraneous lines Proxy Auto Detect that appeared on the settings page when clicking the Copy button under View hardware and connection properties in Network Settings.
  21. Windows 10 Build 20241 solved a problem impacting certain VPN connections, where clicking the entry in the Network flyout wasn’t doing anything.
  22. It also fixed Windows update error code 0xc0000005.
  23. Experts for the Windows insider fixed windows.old folder volume being unexpectedly large.
  24. They fixed the new gesture to control the text cursor position using the spacebar on the OSK was not working.
  25. Also, they fixed Internet Explorer crashing that occurred when typing certain combinations into websites with the Dayi IME.
  26. The build fixed incorrect characters were being inserted into the password fields problem that occurred when typing using the Japanese IME in Kana mode.
  27. Finally, the Insider experts settled the underlying app crashing that occurred when using the earlier version of the Japanese IME, if you set the IME to off mode during a composition, then immediately starting typing.

Known issues

  1. Microsoft technicians are studying the reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time that occurs when trying to install a new build.
  2. This is a new problem, you may see a grey window when hovering over the thumbnail in the taskbar despite the Live preview for pinned sites aren’t enabled. The team is continuing to work on polishing this experience.
  3. Moreover, they are investigating to enable the new taskbar experience for existing pinned sites. However, you are able to unpin the website from the taskbar by removing it from the edge://apps page, and then re-pinning the site.
  4. They are working on a fix for KMODE_EXCEPTION bugcheck that occurs when using certain virtualization technologies.
  5. They are reviewing feedbacks where some devices are still encountering a DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION bugcheck after taking build 20236.
  6. Also, They are studying reports that some devices are experiencing a DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL bugcheck on tcpip.sys.
  7. The insider team is working on a fix the users who are no longer able to connect to the network. The problem occurred after installing build 20236 and running Malwarebytes Web Protection. However, you can downgrade to 20231 and pause updates or disable Web Protection as a workaround.
  8. They are examining the taskbar is obscuring the Power button in the Start menu. Use the Winkey plus X menu to shutdown for the time being.
  9. They are studying GPU Compute scenarios, such as using CUDA and DirectML, not working inside of the WSL.
  10. The Insiders on ARM PCs, for example, Surface Pro X will observe that PowerShell will fail to launch on this build. As a solution, kindly use PowerShell (x86) or PowerShell ISE (x86) from the Start menu if you need to use PowerShell. Or get the new and modern PowerShell 7which takes advantage of ARM by running natively.

That’s all!!

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