Microsoft releases Windows 10 19H1 build 18267

Microsoft releases Windows 10 19H1 build 18267

Microsoft have released a new 19H1 build for Windows Insiders. The new build is 18267 and is available to the Fast Ring / Skip Ahead and it includes new search and touch keyboard options.

The build has a new Vietnamese Telex keyboard and additional symbols for the touch keyboard:

More symbols are now available on the touch keyboard: Now you can easily access more symbols and special characters directly from touch keyboard. After changing to the number & symbols view (&123) on the touch keyboard, just tap the new ‘Ω ‘ key and you’ll now see a number of tabs with lists of symbols.

Search now has an enhanced mode for the indexer:

To improve our search indexing, we created a new feature that enables Windows to search all your folders and drives, instead of limiting search to your documents, pictures, videos, and desktop by default. To turn it on, search for Windows search settings, and in the Searching Windows settings, under “Find My Files”, select Enhanced to begin the one-time indexing process. It will take about 15 minutes for search to begin returning these additional files in results. If you have lots of files, it may take longer. Make sure you plug in before you start, indexing is a resource-intensive activity.

When the indexing is complete, you’ll be able to find all your files almost instantly when you use Windows Search. To exclude a folder from search, add it to the Excluded Folders list. Thanks for your feedback about search and the indexer. These improvements were made because of your input. Keep the feedback coming!

Here are the other changes and the known issues. Lookout for my hands on video soon.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

We fixed an issue resulting in Settings crashing when invoking actions on certain places, including under Windows Security.

We fixed an issue resulting in some Insider experiencing green screens with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL in the previous flight.

We fixed an issue where the Action Center might suddenly appear on the opposite side of the screen before appearing on the correct side.

We fixed an issue resulting in the Action Center icon sometimes showing a number of unread notifications, however when you opened Action Center it would be blank.

We fixed an issue resulting in Settings crashes on launch for a small number of users.

We fixed an issue resulting in recently opened items sometimes showing in jump lists even though “Show recently opened items in jump lists” was disabled in Settings.

We fixed an issue where the Built-in Phrases Setting page for the Pinyin IME would hang for a time if you clicked any phase in the list.

We fixed an issue where Uninstall would still be shown as an option when right-clicking apps in Start if the group policy “Prevent users from uninstalling applications from Start” was enabled.

We fixed an issue where if you had an inbox app with a version number longer than 20 characters it wouldn’t be returned as a result if you searched for it.

We fixed an issue resulting in switching audio endpoints from the volume flyout in the taskbar not working in the last few flights.

We fixed an issue resulting in some users having issues launching inbox apps after updating to the last few flights.

We fixed an issue where if word wrap was enabled when using Notepad with a screen reader some words might unexpectedly be read out as two half words rather than one.

Known issues

Task View fails to show the + button under New Desktop after creating 2 Virtual Desktops.

Some users will notice the update status cycling between Getting Things Ready, Downloading, and Installing. This is often accompanied with error 0x8024200d caused by a failed express package download.

If you change Task Manager settings, the next time Task Manager is opened it will revert to default.

If you have a have a large number of OTF fonts, or OTF fonts that support the extended East Asian character set, you may experience some unexpectedly missing text across the system. We’re working on a fix. If you encounter this issue, navigating to the Fonts folder (c:\windows\fonts) may resolve it.

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