Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20236 to Dev Channel Windows Insiders

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Microsoft has rolled out Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20236 to Windows Insiders in the Dev channel. The Windows 10 Build 20236 has introduced changes in the way you work with the refresh rate of your display. If you navigate to Settings | System | Display | Advanced Display option, you will be able to modify the refresh rate of the relevant display.

The feature will be useful if you have an external display connected to your laptop. The higher the refresh rate, the quality of the graphics will improve resulting in smoother motion. You should note that the refresh rate values could vary depending upon the hardware.

Advanced display properties before update

The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20236 brings in changes to the recent searches when you navigate to the Windows Search Box. This new feature is rolling out to all users who are on version 1809 or higher. The recent list will display the last four items that have been searched for and opened from Windows Search Box. This will include apps, settings, files including direct navigation URLs.

It is possible to remove individual items in this list by selecting the “X”, which automatically displays when you hover your mouse over the items. The latest update provides an ability to disable the recent feature by deactivating “Search history on this device” option located under Settings | Search | Permissions, and History.

The recent list will be hidden if you haven’t used the Windows Search box before. If there are less than two items in the recent list, an educational string will display in the location using which you can identify the type of items that will appear on the list.

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The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20236 has updated Microsoft Print to PDF option if Unicode is not provided by the printing application. This will improve the accessibility of PDFs for Narrator and other screen reader users. The update has fixed an issue that erupted after the installation of the previous Windows builds that it displayed an unexpected compatibility assistant notification with the message “Microsoft Ofice is no longer available”.

The update also fixed an issue where Office apps crashed immediately after updating to a new build. If your device experienced a DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION bug check, then the issue has been resolved. There were reports that few Windows Insiders experienced an UNHANDLED_EXCEPTION in fxgkrnl.sys bug check after the installation of the previous builds and this issue has been fixed. The issue pertaining to 0x800F0247 error while installing driver updates has been fixed.

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