Windows 10 build 16273
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Windows 10 build 16273 (Fall Creators Update) releases with a lot of fixes, no new features

Windows 10's latest preview delivers a slew of bug fixes as Microsoft switches focus to get the Fall Creators Update ready for the masses.

As Microsoft gets closer to finalize the next major release, Windows 10 build 16273 is now rolling out for PCs enrolled in the Fast ring of the Windows Insider Program. However, this time around and moving forward there will be no new features or big changes as the company is currently focus on smashing bugs to get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ready for the masses in the coming weeks.

Windows 10 build 16273, according to the company, delivers mostly bug fixes and minor improvements with the Windows Shell, Microsoft Edge, and input. In addition, starting with this preview, Windows 10 introduces the Bahnschrift font.

What’s new on Windows 10 build 16273

Bahnschrift font

In this new flight, Windows 10 introduces a new font family called “Bahnschrift”, which uses OpenType Variable Font technology that allows to pack an entire typeface family into a single file with infinite variables. This means that using this type of fonts, you can now have infinite range of font styles with no limitation to simple weights, such as Light, Regular, and Bold, and it also saves storage space.

Windows Shell

On the Windows Shell front, this new flight adds the ability to use the middle click to dismiss notification toasts, and fixes a lot of bugs in Action Center, Start menu, and Cortana. When right-clicking an image the “Set as desktop background” option is back, and no longer reads “Next desktop background” as it was showing in recent flights.

Microsoft Edge

On Microsoft Edge, using the Find on Page, pressing F3 will now go to the next result. Shift + F3 will go to the previous result.

The default web browser for Windows 10 also fixes a bunch of rendering issues, problems using the context menu and copying links. Additionally, the scrollbars now show the correct size on secondary monitors where the DPI differs from the primary monitor, PDFs will render correctly, drag and dropping favorites should no longer crash the browser, and a lot more.

Input

As for input improvements, Windows 10 build 16273, fixes bugs with using shapewriting, addresses issue with the full touch keyboard, and the emoji panel with Narrator also gets improved.

Other improvements

This flight also includes several general improvements, including “Virus and Threat Protection” on Windows Defender Security Center should no longer appear as “unknown”. Delivery Optimization for Windows Update should now save the settings correctly. Certain apps will no longer crash when trying to access the webcam functionality. As a result of low usage, Screen Saver functionality has been disabled in themes.

Build 16273 also improves the rendering performance when using touch to pan Store app windows that have applied acrylic material, and this flight also fixes issue resulting in acrylic material’s noise layer blinking in a second after the rest of the UI if the UI was animating in on top of a video.

Finally, on Settings, Device Encryption has been moved from About to its own page under Settings > Update & Security > Device Encryption. If you don’t see this option, it means that your device doesn’t support device encryption.

How to download Windows 10 build 16273

Microsoft is listing the complete set of fixes and known issues for Windows 10 Insider build 16273 at the Windows Blog. In case you missed it, you can read all the changes for Windows 10 build 16257 in this article.

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Windows 10 build 16273 for PC is available immediately through the Fast ring. It’ll download and install automatically on your device, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.