Being a Windows Insider, these days can be very confusing. It is used to test only one version of Windows 10 preview – the next operating system update – but now there are flight departures that allow users to check versions of Windows 10 that will not see the day of light for another year. Crazy.
On Tuesday Microsoft released Windows 10 19H1 Build 18346 on the Fast ring, and today we get Windows 10 20H1 Build 18845 Skip Ahead Insiders. To access this building you will have to choose Go Forward. This branch is now closed, but you can still access it if you like. Follow the instructions here.
Microsoft explains that the reason why it is built from a 20H1 affiliate, which is now available, is that some of the things that are "time-consuming" are fair enough (and ZDNet is more than that here) , but I think most people who signed up for Skip Ahead expected them to be tested based on a 19H2 affiliate, and they will probably not be released until they leave in the spring of 193. Maybe we need Skip Skip Ahead branch.
Anyway, I deviate. The main changes in this building are adding keywords to the new Emoji 12.0 content. I know. Excitingly good?
Calm down there.
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In addition, general changes, enhancements, and fixes in this building include:
- Fixed a problem that would cause hanging of the Bluetooth handsfree audio driver.
- Fixed a problem that resulted in some internal users being unable to access the Quests section of Feedback Hub.
- Fixed a problem that caused a drop in the reliability of the Start menu on the previous flight.
- Fixed a problem as a result of Microsoft Edge crashing on some internal previous flight.
- Some small tweaks to make help icons in File Explorer a little better if a dark theme is enabled.
- Fixed a problem in some languages, if you press WIN + V before you select clipboard history, the clipboard history UI will be shortened.
- Fixed a problem with the new Adlam keyboard that could not enter some common words.
- Fixed a problem where, when entering Vietnamese, the touch keyboard was automatically capitalized for each word in some apps.
- Fixed an issue that could cause an unexpected flicker if you used a pen or touch certain win32 apps to run the app's second instance in tablet mode.
- Fixed a problem that can cause DWM crashing after high contrast.
- Fixed issues when friendly dates were enabled in File Explorer, in some languages (such as Japanese and Chinese), internal users will see the wrong name of the day.
- Fixed editions in the taskbar notification area created an unexpected and non-functional family security icon.
- Fixed a problem that can lead to a black background black background on the taskbar search box.
- Fixed issues where the Start menu could be crash using Narrator to navigate through the linked folders in Start.
There are, of course, known problems and include:
- Launching games using anti-cheat software can cause bugcheck (GSOD).
- Although Microsoft has made some improvements in the night-light reliability of this flight, it continues to explore the reported issues in this space.
- Display Calibration Scenarios may have a lack of monitor in the built-in color management application. Use the Settings app as a solution to select a color profile on the Display Settings page.
- When you perform a Reset this PC and select Keep my files on a storage device that has enabled storage, the user will need to start an additional reboot to ensure that the reserved repository is working properly.
- Some Realtek SD card readers are not working properly.
- In Windows Sandbox, if you try to navigate to the teller settings, the settings app crashes.
- After signing out and signing back, the color of the mouse pointer may be misaligned to white.
- Creative X-Fi sound cards do not work properly.
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