Microsoft has been busy releasing updates for Windows this week and today released Windows 10 19H1 build 18237 for Insiders in the Skip Ahead branch. This build includes some new features as well as a lengthy list of changes and improvements for the upcoming feature update (1903). Here is a look at what we can expect from Windows 10 in the near future.
Windows 10 19H1 Build 18237
One of the main new features you’ll see in this build is the acrylic Fluent Design is being added to the sign-in screen. “The translucent texture of this transient surface helps you focus on the sign-in task by moving the actionable controls,” note Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar and Brandon LeBlanc. This build is also getting features that have already been introduced to Redstone 5 including the ability to send and receive SMS messages between your Android and PC with the Your Phone app.
In addition to the features listed above, here is the list of other new fixes, changes, and improvements that you can expect:
- We fixed an issue where Task Manager couldn’t be resized in the previous flight.
- We fixed and issue resulting in Settings crashing when navigating to Accounts > Sign-in in the previous flight.
- We fixed an issue resulting in reduced Action Center reliability in recent flights.
- We fixed an issue where if you opened one of the taskbar flyouts (like network or volume), and then quickly tried to open another, it wouldn’t work.
- We fixed an issue for people with multiple monitors where if the Open or Save Dialog was moved between monitors some elements might become unexpectedly tiny.
- We fixed an issue resulting in certain apps crashing recently when setting focus to the in-app search box.
- We fixed an issue resulting in certain games, like League of Legends, not launching/connecting properly in recent flights.
- We fixed an issue where clicking on web links in PWAs such as Twitter didn’t open the browser.
- We fixed an issue resulting in certain PWAs not rendering correctly after the app had been suspended then resumed.
- We fixed an issue where pasting multi-line text into certain websites using Microsoft Edge might add unexpected empty lines between each line.
- We fixed a crash in recent flights when using the pen to ink in Microsoft Edge’s web notes.
- We fixed a high hitting Task Manager crash in recent flights.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Settings crashing for Insiders with multiple monitors when changing various options under Display Settings in the last few flights.
- We fixed a crash when clicking the Verify link on the Accounts Settings page in recent flights.
- We’ve added a new group policy for preventing the use of security questions for local accounts. This can be found under Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Credential User Interface.
- We fixed an issue where the contents of the Apps & Features page wouldn’t load until the apps list was ready, resulting in the page appearing blank for a time.
- We fixed an issue where the list on Settings of built-in phrases for the Pinyin IME was blank.
- We fixed an issue in Narrator where activating Microsoft Edge history items would not work in Scan mode.
- We made some improvements in Narrator Selection when moving forward in Microsoft Edge. Please try this out and use the Feedback hub app to let us know any issues you encounter.
- We fixed an issue where Narrator would incorrectly report some standard combo boxes as “editable combo box” instead of “combo box”.
Since this is an early release, there are several known issues for users and developers. Make sure to read the full blog post for all the details, release notes, and workarounds. If you’re an Insider and running the 19H1 Skip Ahead builds, leave a comment and let us know how things are going for you.