Windows 10 Insider build 18356 released to 19H1 Fast Ring – more fixes but the same known issues

Microsoft is starting to push out the Insider builds hot and heavy now as we’re nearing the end of the 19H1 cycle. Last night, Windows Insiders in the Slow Ring got their second release in a week, and now today comes build 18356 for the Fast Ring.

As usual with builds this late in the cycle, there aren’t any new features, although the Insider blog post highlights some new features just released for the Your Phone app, as screen mirroring comes to the Android version. The new version of the Your Phone app comes with a list of known issues of its own:

  • Touch input doesn’t work yet
  • Always on display will not be shown on the phone screen displayed on the PC
  • Blue light preferences will not be applied on the phone screen displayed on the PC
  • Audio will play out of the phone speakers, not the PC
  • Double clicking may bring down notification center
  • Some games and apps do not support mouse interactions (e.g. Pokémon Go, Merge Dragons, Feedly)
  • If you turn on the setting to hide soft keyboard when a physical keyboard is present your soft keyboard will disappear whenever you’re within Bluetooth range of your PC regardless of the state of the Your Phone app or phone screen session

As for the new Windows 10 Insider build, fixes continue to rain down upon us:

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • We fixed a Microsoft Edge crash encountered when interacting with combo boxes in PDF forms.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in night light being on after an upgrade, even though all the settings showed that night light should be off.
  • We fixed an issue where using the slider to adjust the night light strength could result in night light getting stuck on.
  • We fixed an issue where night light was skipping the fade transition when it was turned off (manually or scheduled).
  • We fixed an issue resulting in increased battery drain while the screen was on in recent builds.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the “…” menu contents being clipped for certain apps like Voice Recorder and Alarms and Clock when the app was full screen.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing bugcheck green screens citing a KERNEL_SECURITY_VIOLATION error.

The list of known issues continues to acknowledge problems with gaming anti-cheat software, Creative X-Fi cards, and Realtek SD card readers:

Known issues

  • Launching games that use anti-cheat software may trigger a bugcheck (GSOD).
  • Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning properly. We are partnering with Creative to resolve this issue.
  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. We are investigating the issue.
  • We’re investigating an issue preventing VMware from being able to install or update Windows Insider Preview builds. Hyper-V is a viable alternative if available to you.

That’s it for now, remember to stay tuned as we near the finish line for Windows 10 19H1!

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