Windows 10 Creators Update Build 14965 for PC and Mobile in the Fast Ring

Latest Creators Update Windows 10 test build 14965 released to Fast ring today adds external monitor control with tablets, virtual touchpad precision, inking and shorthand notation (HKCU).

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14965, now called as Creators Update (formerly knows as "Redstone 2") is released to the Fast ring for both PCs and Mobile on Nov 9th.

Microsoft has also released a new cumulative update Build 14393.448 for Windows 10 Mobile for Production ring (non-Insiders), as well as for Insiders on the Release Preview and Slow rings.

The new features added to build 14965 on PC, first up, you can now display content on a second monitor from a tablet without ever having to attach a mouse. "Just connect another monitor, PC, or TV, go to Action Center and tap on the "Project" Quick Action to extend the screen."

You can also now use virtual touchpad to control content on the connected screen—"press and hold on the taskbar and select 'Show touchpad button', a touchpad icon will now appear in the notification area, and tapping it will bring it up the virtual touchpad." To set up touchpad precision, while virtual touchpad is open, go to Settings -> Devices -> Touchpad.

Sticky Notes version 1.2.9.0 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring adds many keyboard shortcuts, including CTRL + B (bold), CTRL + I (italic), CTRL + N (new note) and CTRL + D (delete note). Also, a new context menu for easy copy/paste, reduced minimum note size for typists added as well.

Hyper-V VM experience update now fixes scaling issue when zoom level is selected, now the zoom level preference will be preserved for the next VM connection as well. Along the way, issue where the title bar of a maximized VM window would be occluded when taskbar had been set to on top is fixed as well.

In Registry Editor, CTRL + L joins (already supported ALT + D) to set focus to the new address bar. As well as shorthand notation for HKEY names are supported such as "HKCR", "HKCU", "HKLM", and "HKU".

Windows 10 Build 14965 PC: Controlling external monitors from tablets
Windows 10 Build 14965 PC: Controlling external monitors from tablets.

Microsoft has released the first firmware release for the SP3 since August – one that hopes to fix those battery issues and put the Surface back in working order.

“v38.11.50.0 corrects an error that may occur on a limited number of Surface Pro 3 devices where the full charge capacity of the battery is misreported to the operating system and device firmware. This update corrects the firmware component that functions as a "fuel gauge" so that the battery capacity is accurately reported,” Microsoft stated.

See Surface Pro 3 Battery FAQ for more information.

See the full changelog build 14965 under:

Sticky Notes update:

  • We've expanded our support for Insights to many more languages and regions, with even more to come in further updates, stay tuned! Specifically, with this version:
    • We've added flight detection for Germany (Germany), in more English locales (Canada, Great Britain, India, Arabia), Spanish (Spain & Mexico), French (France, Canada), Italian (Italy), Japanese (Japan), and Portuguese (Brazil).
    • We've added email & URL recognition for every locale (except Chinese (simplified or traditional), Korean, or Japanese, which we're still working on).
    • We've added phone number recognition to all English, German, Spanish, French and Italian locales.
    • We've added address recognition support for English (Great Britain) and Spanish (United States).
    • We've added time recognition (prompting to create a Cortana reminder) to English (Great Britain), English (Australia) and English (India).
    • We've added 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).
  • If Insights in Sticky Notes isn't turned on automatically for you, tap "…" > Settings gear > "Enable insights". Note: The language and region used to detect Insights in Sticky Notes is based off of the active keyboard. We're currently investigating some issues where Insights may not show up as expected if you switch keyboards while typing in Sticky Notes.
  • We've fixed some issues with Undo and Redo (CTRL + Z/CTRL + Y) while typing, so they'll now do so more reliably.
  • We've improved the performance of text input while typing.
  • It's now easier than ever to get the latest Sticky Notes app updates. When our next update is available, we'll show an in-app prompt so all you have to do is click 'Update'.
  • We've also done a whole lot of UI/UX polishing and performance improvements that we hope you enjoy.

Windows Ink Workspace improvements:

  • We increased the number of Recently Used apps shown in the Windows Ink Workspace to 6, and added a link to quickly access your pen settings.
  • We've improved the performance of loading Sketchpad when there's a lot of ink present on the sketch.
  • We've 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).
  • We fixed an issue where, when using Sticky Notes in the Windows Ink Workspace, the background would ding when tapped.
  • We fixed an issue where inking and resizing the protractor at the same time would result in Sketchpad crashing.
  • We've updated the "Pen & Windows Ink" Settings for pen users to now include a link to the handwriting training tool – simply click on "Get to know my handwriting" to launch it. We've also improved how we learn from your handwriting samples – try it out and let us know what you think!

Other improvements and fixes - PC

  • We have fixed the issue causing Internet Explorer to crash a few seconds after launch.
  • We fixed an issue where, when using Cortana in French (France or Canada), the "Prendre une <photo/video/selfie>" (take a picture, video, or selfie) command was redirecting to a Bing search rather than opening the Camera app as expected.
  • We've made some graphics improvements so the system will now respond better when WIN + L is pressed while playing a full screen game.
  • We've updated the ALT + F4 Shutdown dialog to better respond to DPI changes when connected to an external monitor. We also fixed an issue where the tooltips for the taskbar notification area items would be incorrectly sized after a DPI change until rebooting the machine or otherwise signing out and back in.
  • We've fixed an issue where File Explorer might crash when creating or renaming a folder on a network share.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the text on the Outlook Calendar tile on the Start menu being slightly fuzzy.
  • We fixed an issue where deleted files might reappear in File Explorer with a 0 byte size.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in a Windows Default Lock Screen window sometimes appearing after logging in.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in File Explorer crashing after right-clicking an app in Task Manager and selecting "Open File Location".
  • We've updated our migration logic so that going forward from Build 14965, preferred UAC settings, startup shortcuts, and File Explorer folders that had been pinned to the Start menu will all now be preserved across upgrades.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in vertical lists written in XAML, such as those found in Groove Music, unexpectedly animating in from the side.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Cortana crashing if you typed "Create an appointment" then clicked on the resulting suggestion to "Create an appointment".
  • We fixed an issue where in Microsoft Edge, after cancelling a file download, the progress bar for the next file downloaded might appear to be stuck at the point at which the old file's download was at when it was cancelled.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in the Japanese Input Method Editor (IME) periodically showing the candidate window in the upper left corner of the desktop and not being able to enter text into the Office 2016 apps and some other text editors.

Other improvements and fixes -Mobile

  • We fixed an issue where, when using Cortana in French (France or Canada), the "Prendre une <photo/video/selfie>" (take a picture, video, or selfie) command was redirecting to a Bing search rather than opening the Camera app as expected.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Cortana crashing if you typed "Create an appointment" then tapped on the resulting suggestion to "Create an appointment".
  • We improved the performance for English (India) text prediction.
  • We fixed an issue in Data Usage Settings, where after selecting the data plan to be unlimited, it would still prompt to set a limit. We've also made it easier in the Data Usage Settings for those with dual SIM phones to differentiate between the cellular data use on each SIM, and fixed a few other polish issues, including that the sort by dropdown on the Usage Details page was unexpectedly wide.
  • We fixed an issue where Narrator wasn't giving feedback when adjusting sliders, for example in Settings, or in the Volume flyout.
  • We fixed a migration issue resulting in Microsoft Edge to fail to launch for some Insiders after updating to a new build.