While there has been no official word from Microsoft regarding the re-release of its Windows 10 October 2018 Update, the Windows team has been steadily seeding new Fast Ring and Skip Ahead previews of updates beyond the October release.
Today, Fast Ring Insiders are getting a taste of preview build 18272 and here’s what’s been fixed, improved upon and what’s issues are still outliers.
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
- We’re rolling out a feature where if you right click on a group name or tile folder in Start, you will now have an option to unpin it. Currently, 50% of Insiders will have this option.
- We fixed an issue where Task Manager settings wouldn’t persist after closing and reopening Task Manager in recent flights.
- We fixed an issue where only users in Vietnam could use the new Vietnamese Telex and Number key-based keyboards. Now anyone can use them – please try it out if you’re familiar with the language!
- We fixed an issue where doing an upwards search with wrap enabled in Notepad wouldn’t find the last word in the text.
- We fixed an issue that could result in Settings crashing when navigating to Data Usage.
- We fixed an issue where starting the PIN removal process in Settings then clicking Cancel when prompted for your password would crash Settings.
- We fixed an issue where twinui.dll would crash on some devices in the last few builds after selecting a wireless display to project to form the Connect flyout.
- We fixed an issue where enhancements selected under Speaker Properties > Enhancements wouldn’t persist on upgrade.
- We fixed an issue resulting in FLAC metadata being cut short in File Explorer and other locations.
- The “Forget” option for Wi-Fi profiles is now available for non-admin users.
Ctrl + Mouse Wheel Scroll to zoom in text is now supported in Command Prompt, PowerShell and WSL.
As for user and developer known issues, be on the lookout for:
- Task View fails to show the + button under New Desktop after creating 2 Virtual Desktops.
- Some users will notice the update status cycling between Getting Things Ready, Downloading, and Installing. This is often accompanied with error 0x8024200d caused by a failed express package download.
- If you have a have a large number of OTF fonts, or OTF fonts that support the extended East Asian character set, you may experience some unexpectedly missing text across the system. We’re working on a fix. If you encounter this issue, navigating to the Fonts folder (c:\windows\fonts) may resolve it.
- PDFs opened in Microsoft Edge may not display correctly (small, instead of using the entire space).
- We’re investigating a race condition resulting in blue screens if your PC is set up to dual boot. If you’re impacted the workaround is to disable dual boot for now, we’ll let you know when the fix flights.
- The hyperlink colors need to be refined in Dark Mode in Sticky Notes if the Insights are enabled.
- Settings page will crash after changing the account password, we recommend using the CTRL + ALT + DEL method to change the password
Known issues for Developers
- If you install any of the recent builds from the Fast ring and switch to the Slow ring – optional content such as enabling developer mode will fail. You will have to remain in the Fast ring to add/install/enable optional content. This is because optional content will only install on builds approved for specific rings.
In addition to the preview build 18272 (19H1) release to the Fast Ring, the Windows team are also releasing an ISO available to testers today. Preview build 18272 is a rolling release, so the Windows team notes that the ISO build may not be immediately on the download site, but will eventually be populated today.
Happy downloading, Insiders!Further reading: build 18272, Command Prompt, Microsoft, Settings, Task Manager, Windows 10 Insider Preview