Microsoft has begun the roll out of Windows 10 build 15019 for PCs enrolled in the Fast ring. In this new test version of the upcoming Creators Update, the software giant is including a long list of fixes and a number of new features over the last flight.
Windows 10 build 15019, according to the company, is an update with a lot of big changes on PC gaming, including Game Mode to improve gaming performance, Beam to stream gameplay, and an improved Game bar.
In this flight, Microsoft Edge includes a feature to read ebooks aloud. There is a new Troubleshoot page in settings to help users fix common Windows 10 problems, and various other tweaks and changes.
What’s new on Windows 10 build 15019
Microsoft is introducing a number of features specific to gaming on PC.
On Windows 10 build 15019, the software giant is integrating Bream to allow you to quickly and easily stream gameplay online.
You can try the new feature by using the Windows key + G keyboard shortcut to bring up Game bar and clicking the Beam button to start broadcasting.
On the Settings app, Windows 10 now adds a new Gaming section that can be identified with the Xbox logo. In this new section, you’ll find pages to configure settings for Game bar, GameDVR, Game Mode, and broadcasting options.
This release also introduces Game Mode, which is Windows 10’s newest feature aim to optimize the performance of your computer during gameplay.
Once you enable Game Mode on Settings > Gaming > Game Mode, you can turn on the feature for Windows Store and traditional Win32 games by using the Game Bar (Windows key + G), clicking the Settings button and checking the “Use Game Mode for this game” option.
Alongside with the new option to enable Game Mode and start broadcasting using Beam, Game bar also adds full-screen support for 17 new games, and you can also capture a recording or screenshot.
- Battlefield 3
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Zombies
- FIFA 14
- FIFA 17
- FIFA Manager 14
- Grim Dawn
- Guild Wars 2
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Payday 2
- Rocket League
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- The Sims 4
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
In addition, you can control full-screen support in the Game bar settings, using the “Show Game bar when I play full-screen games” option.
Windows Store will now show download progress inside of the Action Center that allows you to check the status of a large download while doing something else.
Microsoft is adding a new Troubleshoot page in the Settings app to find and fix many common problems, including network, audio, printer, Windows Update, Blue Screen of Death, Bluetooth, hardware and other devices.
The new page is located in Settings > Update & security > Troubleshoot.
On this version of Windows 10, the custom scaling has been migrated from Control Panel to a subpage in Settings > System > Display.
Starting with build 15019, the Blue Light feature has been renamed to “night light”, and it includes a number of tweaks, including improvements in the range of color temperatures and now you can preview the settings before applying it.
Windows 10 recently introduced the ability to read ebooks you purchase from the Window Store on Microsoft Edge, and now there is a new option in the top-right that allows the browser to read books aloud. You can also use the “read aloud” feature for non-store epub books you open with Microsoft Edge.
In addition, the browser also shows emojis on websites in full color by default.
In Hyper-v, you can now quickly resize VMConnect by dragging the corners of the window and the guest operating system will automatically adjust to the new resolution.
Additionally, based on feedback Microsoft adjusted the look of the Virtual Touchpad to make the left/right buttons more visible.
On Windows 10 build 15019, Microsoft is adding new tweaks to the Out-Of-Box-Experience (OOBE) when installing the operating system.
In this new version, there is a new Privacy settings for Windows 10.
The Wi-Fi connectivity experience has been updated to support “captive portal” Wi-Fi networks. This means that when connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot, the setup will open a lightweight browser experience to complete the connection to the internet. And there are a few new options to configure some basic properties for the Wi-Fi network.
The Microsoft account sign-in and sign-up flows are now updated with a new design. The new experiences are paginated and simplified which will help in reducing the overall cognitive load and in improving accessibility using your account.
You can now set up Windows Hello during OOBE, there are also some visual improvements and bug fixes, and this build supports subtitles to ensure deaf/hard of hearing users.
Microsoft is listing the complete set of the features, fixes, and known issues for build 15019 at the Windows Blog.
You can also use the following resources:
Windows 10 build 15019 is available immediately through the Fast ring. It’ll download and install automatically on your PC, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.