Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20231 Pushed to Dev Channel Windows Insiders

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Microsoft has rolled out Windows 10 Insider preview Build 20231 to Windows Insiders in the Dev channel. The latest update has added a page to Windows setup (OOBE) to enable Windows to understand how you intend to make use of your device. Moreover, it also aids in customizing your device based on your usage. Going forwards, Windows Insiders could view various options in OOBE based on their selection. However, you will not notice any major configuration changes after exiting OOBE.

After the installation of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20231, enterprise customers will be able to modify file associations on a per-user and per-device basis for both new and existing users. It is now possible to specify the apps that will automatically open various files and links. You can now set Microsoft Edge as the default browser and open PDF files using your preferred app or program.

You should first generate default applications associations XML file by navigating to the Microsoft Docs page. The next step is to manually modify the XML by adding two new properties to Add Version and Add Suggested. You should set “1” to the DefaultAssociations tag in Add Version property, while the AddSuggested property should fetch the value of “True”. You should then enable the group policy to set the default file associations. Finally, you should reboot or login as the user.

The above-mentioned new features are currently being made available to select Windows Insider users on the Dev Channel. The purpose is to identify potential problems and issues that could impact reliability and performance.

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Microsoft also revealed that the Meet Now in the Windows 10 Taskbar is currently available to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. The Redmond-based software giant has started to roll out anew feature that displays graphics card information and you can view them by navigating to Settings | System | About. You can now the text cursor via gestures on the touch display because this feature is pushing to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

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