Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18912 (20H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.
IMPORTANT: As is normal with builds early in the development cycle, these builds may contain bugs that might be painful for some. If you take this flight, you won’t be able to switch Slow or Release Preview rings without doing a clean-install on your PC. If you wish to remain on 19H1, please change your ring settings via Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program *before* taking this flight. See this blog post for details.
If you are looking for a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring – head on over to Flight Hub. You can also check out the rest of our documentation here including a complete list of new features and updates that have gone out as part of Insider flights for the current development cycle.
Not seeing all of the features in this build? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you’re on the Fast ring.
What’s new in 18912
“Click me” link solution: Do you get frustrated tabbing through “Click me” links? Narrator can now tell you the title of the page that’s linked to—just press Caps + Ctrl + D, and Narrator will take the URL of the hyperlink you are on and send it to an online service that will provide the page title to Narrator. If you would like to disable all online service usage by Narrator, you can turn this off in Narrator Settings. If you find links that don’t give you a meaningful page title, please send us feedback. Thanks!
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
- We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing unexpected green screens in the last flight which cited an error with win32k.sys.
- We fixed a high hitting DWM crash from the last two flights that was resulting in the screen frequently going black (and then everything showing again).
- We fixed an issue resulting in Focus Assist unexpectedly enabling via the full screen automatic rule for some users after minimizing all apps.
- We fixed an issue where, if you used remote desktop to connect to an enhanced session VM, the taskbar search results were not visible (just a dark area).
- We fixed an issue where certain emoji weren’t being read out by Text to Speech (TTS).
- We fixed an issue where, when selecting a color filter in the Ease of Access settings, it may not have taken effect right away unless the color filters option was turned off and back on again.
- We fixed an issue where users navigating to the Graphics Settings page in the Settings application may have experienced Settings application crashes.
- We fixed an issue where double-clicking the update icon in the taskbar would result in Settings launching, then immediately crashing.
- We fixed an issue that impacted emoji panel and clipboard history reliability in the last few flights.
- We fixed an issue that caused the IME candidate window for East Asian IMEs (Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and the Japanese IME) to not appear sometimes.
- We fixed an issue where Chinese Pinyin and Wubi IME text candidates couldn’t be selected by number keys in the Numpad.
- We fixed an issue where the size of tooltips for the Chinese Pinyin IME candidate window were an inconsistent font size.
- [ADDED 6/6] Changes to Windows Ink Workspace: Some Insiders may notice that Windows Ink Workspace has changed on their PC. That’s because we are improving Windows Ink Workspace experience. As part of that, they will notice that Windows Ink Workspace is smaller with a direct link to our Microsoft Whiteboard app, providing you with rich ideation and collaboration capabilities. If you used Sketchpad, don’t worry. We saved the sketch you were working on (in your Pictures folder). In addition, the Windows Ink Workspace allows you to quickly capture your screen and annotate it with the improved Snip and Sketch app. We heard your feedback and we have streamlined the Windows Ink Workspace for you. Stay tuned as we continue to evolve!
- For Home editions, some devices might not see the “update installed” on the update history page.
- For Home editions, some devices might not be able to see the “download progress %” change on the Windows Update page.
- There has been an issue with older versions of anti-cheat software used with games where after updating to the latest 19H1 Insider Preview builds may cause PCs to experience crashes. We are working with partners on getting their software updated with a fix, and most games have released patches to prevent PCs from experiencing this issue. To minimize the chance of running into this issue, please make sure you are running the latest version of your games before attempting to update the operating system. We are also working with anti-cheat and game developers to resolve similar issues that may arise with the 20H1 Insider Preview builds and will work to minimize the likelihood of these issues in the future.
- Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. We are investigating the issue.
- There’s a noticeable lag when dragging the emoji and dictation panels.
- Tamper Protection may be turned off in Windows Security after updating to this build. You can turn it back on.
- We are aware of an issue with the Bopomofo IME where the character width is suddenly changed to Full width from Half width and are investigating.
- [ADDED] Some users have experienced an error code while downloading this build due to high RAM consumption. It will slowly work through the download process, but that will take much longer than usual. If this delay will cause problems for you, you might want to skip this build. We have a fix for this issue in progress and plan to have it for you in the next build.
- [ADDED] Users can’t use the desktop Features on Demand “add a feature” option in this build.
Known issues for Developers
- If you install builds from the Fast ring and switch to either the Slow ring or the Release Preview 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.
Bing Turns 10!
It’s Bing’s birthday, but this year Bing is the one giving the gifts. Celebrate Bing’s 10th birthday with featured home pages through the years, wallpaper downloads, fun Bing facts, free Rewards points, and even a big travel giveaway!
If you want to be among the first to learn about these Bing features, join our Bing Insider Program.
Listen to Episode 20 of the Windows Insider Podcast now
Listen to Episode 20 of the Windows Insider Podcast: Quantum Leaps and Windows Updates to take a fascinating dive into Microsoft’s approach to quantum computing. Then, get an inside look at recent improvements to the Windows Update experience. Machine learning and increased transparency are helping the Windows team track user feedback and deliver our best update experience ever.
Listen via your favorite podcast app or on our website.
No downtime for Hustle-As-A-Service,