Graphics changes

Windows 10 build 20190 releases in the Dev Channel

A new preview of Windows 10 (build 20190) rolls out in the Dev Channel with graphics settings improvements and new experience to showcase new features.

Windows 10 Tips showing new features

Microsoft is now releasing Windows 10 build 20190 for PCs enrolled in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program. This is the update number 32 available for testers, and it bundles some new features and improvements.

Windows 10 build 20190, according to the company, introduces a new first run experience with the Tips app to highlight the most significant changes after a major feature update installs on your device. (This feature replaces the Microsoft Edge welcome page after installing a new feature update.)

You can enable or disable this feature on Settings > System > Notifications & actions and checking the Show me the Windows welcome experience.

In addition, starting with build 20190, the “Graphics settings” page has been updated to allow you to select default high performance GPU. If you have multiple graphics cards, you can specify which of those GPUs should be the one used for high performance uses cases on Settings > System > Display > Graphics settings or Settings > Gaming > Graphics settings.

Set default graphics card option
Set default graphics card option (source: Microsoft)

Once you configure the settings, when an app asks for a high-performance video processor, it’ll by default use the GPU you specified on the page. Also, the page has changed to allow you to pick a specific GPU on a per application basis using the new “Specific GPU” option.

Set specific GPU for app (source: Microsoft)
Set specific GPU for app (source: Microsoft)

Finally, this flight updates the new Japanese IME to support switching between Hiragana and Katakana by using CTRL + CAPSLOCK and ALT + CAPSLOCK (respectively), as it was supported with the previous version.

Microsoft is listing the complete set of improvements, fixes, and known issues for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20190 at the Windows Blog.

Download Windows 10 build 20190

The preview is available immediately through the Dev Channel. This preview build will download and install automatically on your computer, but you can always force the update from Settings Update & security > Windows Update, and clicking the Check for updates button.

You can learn more about all the changes available in the current development process of Windows 10 in this guide.