Fixes for Windows 10 arrive (for Insiders, soz) and covers are pulled from Edge for macOS

www.theregister.co.uk | 5/28/2019 | Staff
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Roundup As the dust settles following the twin launches of Windows 10 and Windows Server, there were happenings in the Microsoft world that you might have missed in the all the kerfuffle. Welcome to Tuesday's Redmond roundup.

There was no rest for the wicked (as the Windows team is occasionally referred to by its customers) as a raft of fixes arrived for the newly GA'ed May 2019 Update in the form of build 18362.145.

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And by goodness, the gang has been busy. Among the lucky 13 changes is one to fix the infamous external storage borkage, which led to a reassignment of the drive letter during installation and an unhelpful "This PC can't be upgraded to Windows 10" error message.

As well as a number of other fixes aimed at gamers, the team has addressed a problem that was preventing the removal of Bluetooth devices and a SMB handle leak in File Share Witness that could cause a server to stop accepting connections.

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Demonstrating the caution notably lacking back in October, the fixes have been first dropped on Windows Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview rings before they waft their way to end users.

It wasn't only Windows Insiders getting all the fun last week as, after the usual leaks, the first "official" preview build of Microsoft Edge for macOS arrived in Canary guise.

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Though it's the same "browsing experience" enjoyed by Windows users, Microsoft has tweaked the interface to keep Mac fans – used to Apple's idiosyncrasies – happy. Microsoft, of course, has a long history of making its apps "Mac-friendly" – witness the differences in user experiences between the PC and Mac versions of Office over the years.

This time around, the team are fiddling with fonts, menus and keyboard shortcuts. It is also making use of trackpad navigation gestures and utilising the Touch...
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