Windows 10 App Essentials 20.08.1, Enhanced Touch Gestures August 16th dev build #addonrelease


Hi all,

Windows 10 App Essentials 20.08.1 is on its way – it will show up in about an hour from now. In addition, Enhanced Touch Gestures August 16th development build will be released. WinTenApps 20.08.1 resolves compatibility issue with latest Cortana 2 release on May 2020 Update (Version 2004), specifically NVDA will now announce Cortana’s responses.

Additional things to note:

  • Enhanced Touch Gestures: August 16th build is a development build and includes features planned for upcoming 20.09 release. For people using August 13th snapshot, today’s build removes coordinate announcement beep for touch exploration.
  • Windows 10 App Essentials: August 16th development build is also on its way. This build includes all the changes in 20.08.1 stable version with additional linting fixes. It is also the last regular build for a while – starting from the next dev build, WinTenApps will test compatibility with NVDA 2020.3 changes, as changes made in that NVDA version will affect this add-on greatly. For this reason, these bleeding-edge builds (to be named “devAlpha”) will require NVDA 2020.3 alpha for full functionality. Regular builds will resume in late August.