Microsoft has released it’s 3rd Windows Insider build this week. This time it’s a new Redstone 5 build as Microsoft finish off the development of the October 2018 Update. The new build is 17755.
Not actually part of this release but enabled today is messaging in the Your Phone app. With the update you can send text messages from the app via your phone and you can view messages received on your PC. The app works with this RS5 build and the new 19H1 build releases yesterday.
The other changes are minor improvements and there are just the two known issues. Here are the full release notes, lookout for my hands on video soon.
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
The build watermark at the lower right-hand corner of the desktop is no longer present in this build. This does not mean this is the final build as we are not done yet. We’re just now beginning the phase of checking in final code to prepare for the final release.
We fixed an issue resulting in slower resume from hibernation on certain devices in the last few flights.
We fixed an issue resulting in HDR video being unexpectedly clipped in certain situations.
We fixed an issue resulting in Windows Hello spending more time in the “Getting Ready” state in recent builds.
When you use the Ease of Access Make Text bigger setting, you might see text clipping issues, or find that text is not increasing in size everywhere.
Narrator sometimes does not read in the Settings app when you navigate using Tab and arrow keys. Try switching to Narrator Scan mode temporarily. And when you turn Scan mode off again, Narrator will now read when you navigate using Tab and arrows key. Alternatively, you can restart Narrator to work around this issue.
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