Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20180 in the Insider Dev Channel


Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20180 that enables theme-aware tiles, other new features

Microsoft is now focusing on the new Windows 10 start menu inspired by Windows 8. All the Windows 10 users are very excited to use this new start menu. The company on Wednesday, July 29, released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20180 that comes to a step closer to the new start menu. The company also said Insider Preview Builds 20161 and below will expire on July 31st. To avoid hitting this expiration, please update to Insider Preview Builds 20170 or newer.

If you are a Windows fan and actively participate in Windows 10 Insider builds then you must know the previous build 20161 released on July 1 came with several changes that were only available for select Insiders, such as theme-aware tiles, but that’s changing with the new build released on Wednesday.

Changes and Improvements

  • Based on feedback, Microsoft is changing the tablet posture logic for 2-in-1 devices to now only apply when using a single screen.
  • Based on feedback Microsoft is updating the new folder icon in the Start menu’s All app’s list to be a little smaller so it better aligns with the size of the other icons.
  • Microsoft has also updated the search box in the Default Apps settings pages to improve performance.


  • Microsoft fixed an issue in the last flight where Magnifier wasn’t following the curser in the previous build when the zoom was higher than 100%.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where Task Manager wasn’t showing the Publisher name for UWP apps.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue when using the Pinyin IME where tapping “/” on the keyboard wouldn’t produce the right character when using full-width mode.
  • Microsoft fixed a couple of issues that could result in crashes when using Alt+Tab to switch to browser tabs.

You can check out our Windows Insider Program documentation here, including a list of all the new features and updates released in builds so far. “We also have some new videos about making the most of the program, and we’ll continue to use this channel for webcasts and how-to content,” the team said

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