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Time for another Windows 10 Insider Skip Ahead build for 19H1 as Microsoft releases version 18219

Microsoft has just announced another new Skip Ahead build for the next version of Windows 10 after RS5, now known as 19H1, slated to be released in the first half of 2019. The new build is now available for Insiders in the Skip Ahead ring, which is now closed. The new build includes a fairly small set of new features, centered around Narrator improvements:

We have made the following changes and improvements:

  • Reliability: We have made improvements in Narrator reliability.
  • Scan Mode: Reading and navigating while in Scan Mode has been improved. Selecting text in Scan Mode has also been improved. Selecting forward in Edge has some known issues that we are actively investigating.
  • QuickStart: The link in settings to relaunch the QuickStart should now reliably be working and will launch from the very first Welcome page. The QuickStart should also more reliably take focus when Narrator is launched, which means Narrator should start reading it automatically.
  • Providing Feedback: The keystroke to provide feedback has changed. The new keystroke is Narrator + Alt + F. This will work both in the Standard and Legacy layouts.
  • Note: The Legacy layout also allows you to use Narrator + E to send us feedback.
  • Move Next, Move Previous, and Change View: When changing Narrator’s view to either characters, words, lines or paragraphs the Read Current Item command will read the text of that specific view type more reliably.
  • Keyboard command changes: The keystroke to Move to beginning of text has changed to Narrator + B (was Narrator + Control + B), Move to end of text has changed to Narrator + E (was Narrator + Control + E).
  • Braille: Improved usage of Braille commanding when using the Narrator key from the braille display.

For more information about Narrator new keyboard layout and other known issues, please refer to Intro to New Narrator Keyboard Layout doc (aka.ms/RS5NarratorKeyboard).

If you’re in the Skip Ahead ring, get to downloading!

 

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