Microsoft today is rolling out Windows 10 Redstone 5 preview build 17733 to Insiders in the Fast ring. And it’s releasing Windows 10 19H1 build 18214 to Insiders in the Skip Ahead branch. There are no new features in Redstone 5 but there it does include improvements and fixes. The 19H1 Skip Ahead build includes improvement as well as features already included in Redstone 5 like Your Phone and improved networking protocol support.
Windows 10 Redstone 5 Preview Build 17735 and 19H1 Build 18214
For today’s Redstone 5 build there are no new features to report but does include a list of improvements and fixes which include the following:
- We fixed an issue resulting in Reveal not working in Build 17733, for example in Start or Settings.
- We fixed an issue resulting in links that launched one app from another app not working in the last few flights for some Insiders.
- We fixed an issue in Windows Mixed Reality where the voice command, “Flashlight on,” would fail to activate the flashlight feature.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Notepad’s “Search with Bing” feature searching for “10 10” instead of “10 + 10” if that was the search query. We also fixed an issue where accented characters would end up as question marks in the resulting search.
- We fixed an issue where Ctrl + 0 to reset the zoom level in Notepad wouldn’t work if the 0 was typed from a keypad.
- We fixed an issue where nearby sharing would become blocked on the sender device after canceling share to three different devices.
- Narrator Scan Mode has been improved to prevent multiple stops for a single control.
- We fixed the issue where Narrator said “Not a Narrator command” when navigating Win32 menu bar items.
- We removed the Windows alert sound when performing the Narrator Find command.
- We fixed the issue where Narrator got stuck at a word boundary when making a selection using select current and previous character.
For users in the Skip Ahead branch, Windows 10 19H1 build 18214 has added a few features that are already included in Redstone 5 including HTTP/2 and CUBIC support. It also includes the anticipated new Your Phone feature what was activated in Redstone 5 with build 17730. In addition to adding those “catch-up” features, here is a list of other changes and fixes:
- We fixed the issue resulting in the Clock & Calendar flyout sometimes not appearing until you clicked Start or the Action Center. This same issue impacted both notifications and the taskbar jump lists appearing. Thank you to all the Windows Insiders who gave feedback on this issue.
- We fixed an issue that could result in an unexpected sihost.exe error when entering Safe Mode.
- We fixed an issue where Timeline’s scrollbar didn’t work with touch.
- We fixed an issue where when naming a tile folder in Start it would commit as soon as you pressed space.
- As some keen eye’d Insiders noticed, we’ve been working on our scaling logic and you should find apps resize better now after monitor DPI changes. As always, we appreciate feedback in this space, so let us know if you have any issues.
- We fixed an issue where the enabled/disabled state of Fast Startup would be reset to default after upgrading. After upgrading off of this build your preferred state will persist.
- We fixed an issue where the Windows Security icon in the taskbar systray would become a little bit blurrier every time there was a resolution change.
- We fixed an issue where the USERNAME environment variable was returning SYSTEM when queried from an un-elevated Command Prompt in recent builds.
- We’ve updated the messaging in Snipping Tool to more closely align with the commitment we made here. You’ll also notice in the message that we’re exploring renaming our updated snipping experience – bringing together the old and new. The app update with this change hasn’t flighted yet, but if you have any feedback on the subject we’re open to hearing it.
Of course, with all preview builds, there are known issues – more so in the 19H1 Skip Ahead build at this point. Whether you’re running Redstone 5 for Fast or 19H1 Skip Ahead, make sure to read the full release notes for all changes, known issues, and workarounds.