New restart option

Windows 10 build 21359 outs with new power option in the Dev Channel

Windows 10 (build 21359) adds a new restart option in the power menu and fixes a slew of problems – here's everything you need to know.

Windows 10 build 21359
  • Windows 10 build 21359 rolls out in the Dev Channel.
  • The update incorporates a new power option to restart apps after sign in.
  • Renames the “Ease of Access” category to “Accessibility” and fixes a slew of issues.
  • Removes Timeline cloud sync option from the Activity history settings.

As part of the version 21H2 development, Microsoft is now making available the Windows 10 build 21359 for devices enrolled in the Dev Channel. This is preview number 70 rolling out to testers, and it includes new features, improvements, and fixes. (You can watch this video walkthrough with all the new changes in this flight.)

Build 21359 adds a new “Restart apps after signing in” option in the Start power menu settings to quickly decide whether apps should restart automatically after signing in.

The “Ease of Access” category in the Settings app has been renamed to “Accessibility.” Also, the Ebrima font has been updated to support Bamum characters (Unicode block U+A6A0 to U+A6FF), and the Nirmala UI font family ships with an update that improves how the Chakma characters are displayed when combined.

Starting with build 21359, as part of the Timeline changes, Windows 10 will no longer sync activities to the cloud, but the feature will continue to work locally. As a result of this change, you will no longer see the “Send my activity history to Microsoft” in the “Activity history” settings page.

As for fixes shipping with this flight, Windows 10 build 21359 addresses a bug with HDR and a problem with the new “Auto HDR” feature.

Microsoft is fixing account migration during an upgrade. It addresses a few problems with Windows Update, Action Center, Miracast, network connection in “Identifying…” state, brightness controls, low frame rate in games, black screen, and more.

Windows 10 build 21359 also ships with some improvements for Camera settings support. For example, the settings page now correctly shows supported settings for specific cameras, and on ARM-based devices, the settings page should no longer crash unexpectedly.

Microsoft is listing the complete set of improvements, fixes, and known issues for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 21359 at the Windows Blog.

Download Windows 10 build 21359

The build 21359 preview is available immediately through the Dev Channel, and it will install automatically. However, you can always get it manually 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.