Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 10 RS5 Preview Build 17741

Microsoft is getting closer to the final version of Windows 10 1809 and today released another new insider preview build.

Microsoft today released Windows 10 Redstone 5 preview build 17741 to Insiders in the Fast Ring. This build doesn’t include any new features but does include several fixes and improvements. It also includes an easier way for Insiders to access the Your Phone app, which we covered earlier this week. Here is a look at what you can expect in today’s build.

Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17741

The company also notes that in this build, there is an easier way to get the Your Phone app which is still in early development. “We’ve added a new entry point to Your Phone app. Notice a desktop pin? It’ll take you directly to Your Phone app – for quicker access to your phone’s content,” notes Dona Sarkar in today’s announcement. You can also find it by going through the Start menu if you want.

Another important thing to note about today’s build is it has a new version number. It is now officially Windows 10 version 1809. After this update installs, hit the Windows key and type: winver, and hit Enter. There you will see the version number has officially been bumped to 1809.

Winver Windows 10 Version 1809

Here is a look at other changes and improvements that are included in today’s build:

  • We’ve updated the Emoji Panel to now support search and tooltips for the Emoji 11 emoji that were added recently. These keywords will also populate text predictions when typing with the touch keyboard.
  • We fixed an issue where the taskbar flyouts (network, volume, etc) no longer had an acrylic background in recent builds.
  • We fixed an issue affecting certain apps where after quitting the app from its systray icon, the next time the app launched it would only display its systray icon (and not the corresponding open app window).
  • We fixed an issue in recent builds resulting in Spotlight taking an unusually long time to switch pictures after selecting “Not a fan” from under “Like what you see?”
  • We’re updating the image size limit for clipboard history (WIN + V) from 1MB to 4MB to accommodate the potential size of full screen screenshots taken on a high-DPI devices.
  • We fixed an issue where if you opened Cortana and then clicked the Notebook icon before starting your search, then window would end up truncated.
  • We fixed an issue where if Action Center was already open, Narrator wouldn’t announce incoming notifications.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in autoplay notifications not appearing recently until you pressed WIN.
  • We fixed an issue where if you received a toast, manually dismissed it, and immediately received another toast, you would hear the second toast ding but not appear.
  • We fixed an issue where if Settings was open to “Bluetooth & Other Devices” and then minimized to the taskbar, when you tried to resume the app Settings would crash.
  • We fixed an issue from recent builds where the first time you manually selected the date in Date & Time Settings, it would revert to Jan 1st.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the Min/Max buttons in the Microsoft Store app frame overlapping the app content if it was open when switching from tablet mode into desktop mode.
  • We fixed an issue from recent builds resulting in share target windows (aka the app you select when prompted from the Share UI) not closing when you pressed Alt+F4 or the X.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in IMEs not being able to type East Asian characters into forms in Microsoft Edge.
  • We’ve made some adjustments to improve the amount of CPU that cdpusersvc uses.
  • [ADDED] We fixed the issue causing PCs to bugcheck (GSOD) when deleting a local folder that is synced to OneDrive.

And, as is the case with all preview builds, there are some known issues in this build, too. Make sure to check out the full article to review all known issues, workarounds, and developer notes.

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