Now that Redstone 5 is complete and released Microsoft have a new 19H1 build of Windows 10. The new build is 18252 and is available for Windows Insiders using the Fast Ring and Skip Ahead option. This is the first 19H1 build for Insiders on fast ring and features a couple of changes.
The first change are improved settings for Ethernet. You no longer have to go to control panel to put in your IP settings, they are now in the Settings app:
Enhanced settings for Ethernet: We’ve heard your feedback, and you can now use the Settings app to configure advanced Ethernet IP settings. We have added support for configuring a static IP address as well as setting a preferred DNS server. These settings were previously accessed within Control Panel, but you will now find them on the connection properties page under IP settings.
Over in the task bar there is a new “no internet” icon which combines the rolls of the previous separate cellular, wifi and network icons.
Here are the other changes and known issues. Lookout for my hands on video soon.
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
We fixed the issue causing Task Manager to report inaccurate CPU usage.
We fixed the issue where the arrows to expand “Background processes” in Task Manager blink constantly and weirdly.
We added a microphone icon in the system tray which appears when your microphone is in use.
Pressing F4 when in Registry Editor will now place the caret at the end of the address bar, expanding the autocomplete dropdown.
We fixed an issue where when using dark mode File Explorer’s context menu had an unexpectedly thick white border in recent builds.
We fixed an issue resulting in the advanced startup pages not rendering text correctly (showing square boxes instead) in certain languages, like Thai.
We fixed the issue causing Narrator to crash when reading by line in a Command Prompt.
We fixed the issue where Narrator did not read out the Windows Security application name in Shell Notification area (Systray) and only read the recommended actions.
The corresponding Ethernet adapter name will now be listed in the sidebar under the “Ethernet” header so you can easily differentiate Ethernet entries at a glace if there’s more than one.
In RS5 we introduced extra pages to the Emoji Panel when using it in Chinese (Simplified), and based on your feedback we’re looking to expand these to more languages. After upgrading to today’s build, some Insiders may see them – more details coming later.
We fixed an issue resulting in Windows Hello not working on the login screen in the previous build (instead of logging in it would prompt you to enter a pin).
We’re investigating an issue resulting in Settings crashing when invoking actions on certain pages. This impacts multiple settings, including:
In Ease of Access, when clicking “Apply” on Make Text Bigger the Settings app will crash and the text size will not be applied.
In Windows Security, when clicking hyperlinks the Settings app will crash.
If you cannot sign in with any credential and logon fails with error 0xc000005e, rebooting your computer should resolve this.
If the update fails with error 0xC1900101, attempting to update again should resolve the issue.
Some users may have an issue launching Inbox Apps after updating. To resolve this please check the following thread on the Answers forum: aka.ms/18252-App-Fix.
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.