Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Windows 10 Optional Preview Cumulative Update

   


Microsoft released
 KB5007235, the monthly “C” release preview cumulative update with non-security improvements and fixes for Windows 10 Versions 21H1, 20H2, and 2004.  

IMPORTANT:  Windows 10, version 2004 will reach end of servicing on December 14, 2021. To continue receiving security and quality updates, it is strongly recommended that you update to the latest version of Windows 10.

Note:  Due to the holidays, there will not be a "C" release preview in December.

The highlighted changes include the following:
  • Updates an issue that that causes some variable fonts to display incorrectly.   

  • Updates an issue that might cause the 32-bit version of Microsoft Excel to stop working on certain devices when you export to PDF. 

  • Updates an issue that displays letters or characters at the wrong angle when you use the Meiryo UI font and other vertical fonts. These fonts are frequently used in Japan, China, or other countries in Asia.  

  • Updates an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when using the Input Method Editor (IME) to insert elements. 

  • Updates an issue that causes the Settings page to unexpectedly close after you uninstall a font. 

  • Updates an issue that affects your ability to rename a file using folder view in File Explorer when you use the new Japanese IME. 

  • Updates an issue that turns off screen capture and recording functionalities on the Windows Game Bar after a service failure. 

  • Updates an issue that prevents the applications that you use often from appearing on the Start menu as they should.

  • Updates an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working.

Microsoft now combines the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system with the latest LCU. For general information about SSUs, see Servicing stack updates and Servicing Stack Updates (SSU): Frequently Asked Questions.

For information about the types of updates released by Microsoft each month see Windows 10 update servicing cadence primer.

Update:  To get the update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.  The link to download and install the update can be found in the Optional updates available area.  To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Windows 10 update history



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Monday, November 22, 2021

Windows 11 Optional Preview Cumulative Update

 


Microsoft released KB5007262, the monthly “C” release preview cumulative update with non-security improvements and fixes for the Windows 11 original release, Build 22000.282.

Note:  Due to the holidays, there will not be a "C" release preview in December.

The highlighted changes include the following:
  • Updates an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when you copy and paste text while using the Input Method Editor (IME).

  • Updates an issue that displays the incorrect background for the iFLY Simplified Chinese IME icon in the notification area.  

  • Updates an issue that prevents the display of File Explorer and desktop shortcut menus. This issue often occurs when you choose to use a single click to open an item.

  • Improves the animation performance of icons on the taskbar.

  • Updates volume control issues that affect Bluetooth audio devices.

  • Updates an issue that causes File Explorer to stop working after you close a File Explorer window.

  • Updates an issue that displays incorrect closed-caption shadows for some videos.

  • Updates an issue that automatically removes the Serbian (Latin) Windows display language from a device.

  • Updates an issue that causes flickering when you hover over icons on the taskbar; this issue occurs if you’ve applied a high contrast theme.

  • Updates an issue that, under certain conditions, prevents the keyboard focus rectangle from being visible when you use Task View, Alt-Tab, or Snap Assist.

  • Updates an issue that might cause Windows Mixed Reality to start when you put on a headset. This issue occurs even when you’ve turned off the option “Start Mixed Reality Portal when my headset's presence sensor detects that I'm wearing it”.

  • Updates an issue that might cause your device to report that it doesn't detect a printer after you plug it in.

  • Updates an issue that might cause a temporary loss of audio on your device.

  • Updates an issue that that causes some variable fonts to display incorrectly.

  • Updates an issue that displays letters or characters at the wrong angle when you use the Meiryo UI font and other vertical fonts. These fonts are frequently used in Japan, China, or other countries in Asia.

  • Updates an issue that causes certain apps to stop responding to input. This issue occurs on devices that have a touchpad.

  • Adds an option for you to choose whether to automatically turn on Focus Assist for the first hour after a Windows feature update.

  • Updates an audio distortion issue that affects Xbox One and Xbox Series Audio peripherals and occurs when you use them with spatial audio.

  • Updates several aspects of Windows emoji. As part of an iterative and ongoing work, we have made the following improvements for this release:

    • Updates all emoji from the Segoe UI Emoji font to the Fluent 2D emoji style

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    • Includes support for Emoji 13.1, which:

      • Updates the emoji dictionary

      • Adds the ability to search for Emoji 13.1 in all supported languages

      • Updates the Emoji and more panel so you can enter emoji in your applications

See the referenced KB article for the long list of improvements and fixes included in the update.

Microsoft now combines the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system with the latest LCU. This update includes SSU 2200.345.  For general information about SSUs, see Servicing stack updates and Servicing Stack Updates (SSU): Frequently Asked Questions.

For information about the types of updates released by Microsoft each month see Windows 11 life cycle and servicing update.

Update:  To get the update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.  The link to download and install the update can be found in the Optional updates available area.  To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Windows 11 update history



Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...

Mozilla Firefox Version 94.0.2 Released

       FirefoxMozilla sent Firefox Version 94.0.2 to the release channel today.  

Fixed

  • Improved hangs experienced by users of assistive technology such as NVDA when installing Firefox through the Microsoft Store (bug 1736742)
  • Resolved general instability/crashes on Linux caused by a file descriptor leak when backgrounding tabs using WebGL (bug 1741997)
Changed
  • Updated preference design for Firefox Suggest for improved clarity.

Update To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu, then pick "About Firefox."  Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu. If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download.

References