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Published: October 5, 2014 | Applies to:

This article enlists Windows 10 Technical Preview bugs that I have observed so far. We expect Microsoft will fix them in stable release.

We all know that the upcoming Windows is expected to be released next year and it’s called Windows 10. Recently Microsoft has offered us the Technical Preview of Windows 10, the review of which you can read here. Now since this is a preview version and is only for testing purpose, bugs are obvious. After using this preview version for few days, I have found some bugs which I’m gonna share you in this article.

It is quite clear that Microsoft is still working hard to remove these irregularities so that users will receive a solid stable copy of Windows 10. If you’re also using Windows 10 beta version on your system, you can share your feedback with Microsoft. To do this, just open the Start Menu, and you’ll find Windows Feedback tile, click it and follow on-screen instructions to share you opinions.

Well, following are the bugs I have noticed so far in this Technical Preview so far:

Windows 10 Technical Preview Bugs

BUG 1 : Charms Hint disappears with Start Menu enabled, appears when Start Screen selected

There is something wrong with the Charms Bar and shows abnormal behavior. By default, Windows 10 comes with Start Menu enabled, so by default Charms Hint doesn’t appears when you move cursor to top-right corner. Even though in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties, following settings are configured:

When I point to the upper-right corner, show the charms – Enabled

When I click the upper-left corner, switch between my recent apps – Unavailable/greyed out

However when you switch to Start Screen, the Charms Hint appears without any hitch.

BUG 2 : Internet Explorer 11 title bar is broken, sometimes

Internet Explorer sometimes shows abrupt behavior with its title bar. You may found its title bar in Windows Vista style when it is in minimized mode with an extra wide background appearing that looks weird.

And when you maximize the window, title bar apparently disappears:

However, I faced this issue only single time, but it looks ugly!

BUG 3 : Taskbar right click context menu hides itself behind taskbar

We have addressed this issue before with Windows 8 and its continued with Windows 10 too. As you can see in the below shown screenshot, the right click context menu for taskbar goes behind the taskbar with some of its part. Due to this, you can no longer click those options. This eventually makes taskbar properties window inaccessible, which contains important settings for users.

This problem is solved itself, if you make a right click again (may be in different region of taskbar), and sometimes reboot fixes this issue.

BUG 4 : Auto-hiding of Taskbar not working properly

Another bug I found regarding auto-hide feature of taskbar. When you auto-hide the taskbar, you’ll found that taskbar doesn’t appears normally and when you move the cursor to taskbar region, it appears automatically. But in Windows 10, this isn’t true and it depends upon which region you’re moving the cursor. When you move the cursor to Start and Search Buttons pinned by default, the taskbar no longer appears.

But when you move taskbar to other regions like pinned apps and notifications area section, taskbar appears.

BUG 5 : Add a Desktop buttons disappears after adding few desktops

As we’ve already told you in the review that Task view is the new function and it helps you to add new Desktop in order to improve multitasking. But I’ve found that if you add new Desktops, then Add a Desktop moves to right side of the screen.

Eventually after adding certain number of Desktops, the Add a Desktop button becomes invisible, there is no scrolling either.

So this is all about the discontinuties I’ve observed so far. If you guys found another bugs, please feel free to share via comments!


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8 Comments

  • Great job dude!…:-)

  • Hi! Touch features are intentionally suppressed in Technical Preview, since it focus on desktop. You can open Charms Bar by Win+C. The setting you talk about is not directly related to “L” gesture you are used to from Windows 8. Every Modern App also has three dots in the top left corner of the window, which allows access to Charms features.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Yeah, great to see that it is concentrated on Desktop, but the setting should work as it supposed to. Otherwise, no point to have such options in task bar properties section.

  • bug1 : Feature
    Bug2: not bug
    bug3 : bug
    bug4: Feature
    Bug5: bug

  • Not sure if it’s a goofup but I get duplicate entries for hard drive in explorer pane. This is dual boot install not virtualise.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ I’m too using it on multiple boot but can’t reproduce the issue you’re saying. Seems like a bug!

  • Awesome article kapil, actually i cant connect to web with my win10 n its wrkng f9 wid w8.1 is it a bug or issue restrict to me :|

  • After installing this preview i have too much issues with web network. System refuses to coneect each time i join my home router. Worked fine with windows8.

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