Microsoft has today released a new Windows 10 19H1 build 18317 for Insiders in the Fast ring, with several notable changes on the start menu, settings window. But the most highlight part of this build is decoupling of the Windows 10 search bar and Cortana. Yes with latest Windows 10 build 18317 Microsoft splits up Search and Cortana. you’ll now find Cortana as a separate icon next to the desktop search bar.
Here the first look of separate Cortana and Search box windows 10 build 18317.
Microsoft says: “clicking the search box in the taskbar now launches our experience focused on giving you the best in house search experience and clicking the Cortana icon will launch you straight into our voice-first digital assistant experience.”
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Until now Windows 10 Start menu has been hosted by something called ShellExperienceHost.exe. And now Starting with Windows 10 build 18317, the Start menu will appear on its own separate process named:StartMenuExperienceHost.exe.
This has a number of benefits, including simplifying debugging and insulating Start from potential issues impacting other surfaces. This has been running as an experiment for a few weeks now and we’ve seen measurable improvements in the reliability amongst those that have the change, so we’re rolling it out to everyone. Microsoft explained
Better Font management experience in Settings
Now you can finally drag and drop font files from File Explorer into the modern Settings and Windows will install them. After installation, click on the font in the Font page, to view the different font faces associated with the font and all the details of the font. You can also uninstall the font from this font details page.
New simplified Windows Insider Program settings page
Also, the Windows Insider Program settings page has been simplified with a more straightforward approach in the main menu.
The goal is to make the end-to-end experience of signing up for the Windows Insider Program and setting up your PC to take new builds much easier by simplifying the experience and removing some of the clutter. Microsoft explained.
Windows Console updates
The company has introduced multiple Windows Console updates, including lots of fixes for the issues reported lately, as well as improved performance in certain scenarios.
- Corrected sizing issues for Linux alt-buffer apps (for example, vim, emacs, etc.) resulting in more reliable resizing.
- Made ConPTY flush its output buffer before terminating ensuring apps receive all input and display correct output.
- When running Tmux, correctly restore state after Windows key + D, resulting in Tmux’s last line of text rendering correctly.
- If using raster fonts, Console now correctly preserves the user’s font after running .NET Core code (which defaults to UTF-8 codepage 65001)
- Correct how Console scrolls text region, fixing how text is rendered in Linux’ `screen`
- Significantly improved performance of ConPTY – perf now very close to “raw pipe”
Also also a large number of general changes and improvements tagging along with this release. For the full list of changes, head on over to the Windows Blog for a detailed look at the fixes and known issues in build 18317.
Download Windows 10 build 18317
If you are windows Insider user This preview build 18317 will download and install automatically on your device, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update, and click the Check for updates button.