Microsoft have released a new build for Windows Insiders on the fast ring. The new build is 18272 and is also available as an ISO for performing a clean install.
The changes with this build include a new screen explaining each sign in option that is available on your device. Microsoft say this is to make it less intimidating for users to setup the best security on their system.
Microsoft have added new languages for the swift key on screen keyboard.
English (Canada) – en-CA
English (India) – en-IN
French (Canada) – fr-CA
French (Belgium) – fr-BE
French (Switzerland) – fr-CH
Portuguese (Portugal) – pt-PT
German (Switzerland) – de-CH
Spanish (United States) – es-US
There are also narrator improvements and the addition of Indic Phonetic keyboard.
App Update: Snip & Sketch
The new screen snipping tool has some new features.
Adding some emphasis. Planning to paste your screenshot somewhere? Does that place have the same color background as the background of your screenshot? When you update to the latest app version you’ll find a new option to add a border to your screenshots – giving them that little bit extra needed to stand out.
Printing! Sometimes you want to keep a physical copy of your screenshots – we hear you that it took too many steps before, and have added a button in the toolbar so you can print directly from the app (you can also print to PDF!)
Refining our save options:
If you have unsaved changes and go to close a window or open a file that will now pop a confirmation.
The default proposed file name will now include a timestamp.
We’ve heard your feedback and saving now also supports jpg and gif file types.
Also, we have a new settings page! We’re replacing our old the old About flyout with a full settings page where you’ll find the aforementioned option to add a border, an option for updates made to your snip to copy automatically to your clipboard, and more!
Here are the other changes and known issues. Lookout for my hands on video soon.
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
- We’re rolling out a feature where if you right click on a group name or tile folder in Start, you will now have an option to unpin it. Currently 50% of Insiders will have this option.
- We fixed an issue where Task Manager settings wouldn’t persist after closing and reopening Task Manager in recent flights.
- We fixed an issue where only users in Vietnam could use the new Vietnamese Telex and Number key-based keyboards. Now anyone can use them – please try it out if you’re familiar with the language!
- We fixed an issue where doing an upwards search with wrap enabled in Notepad wouldn’t find the last word in the text.
- We fixed an issue that could result in Settings crashing when navigating to Data Usage.
- We fixed an issue where starting the PIN removal process in Settings then clicking Cancel when prompted for your password would crash Settings.
- We fixed an issue where twinui.dll would crash on some devices in the last few builds after selecting a wireless display to project to from the Connect flyout.
- We fixed an issue where enhancements selected under Speaker Properties > Enhancements wouldn’t persist on upgrade.
- We fixed an issue resulting in FLAC metadata being cut short in File Explorer and other locations.
- The “Forget” option for Wi-Fi profiles is now available for non-admin users.
- Ctrl + Mouse Wheel Scroll to zoom in text is now supported in Command Prompt, PowerShell and WSL.
- When using dark theme (Settings > Personalization > Colors) your scrollbars in Command Prompt, PowerShell and WSL will now become dark too.
- We fixed an issue with the console that could cause graphical glitches in the embedded terminal of VS Code (see Microsoft/vscode#57803).
- The options to change your default app mode and enable/disable transparency have moved to the top of Colors Settings so it’s easier for people to find.
- 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 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.
- PDFs opened in Microsoft Edge may not display correctly (small, instead of using the entire space).
- We’re investigating a race condition resulting in blue screens if your PC is set up to dual boot. If you’re impacted the workaround is to disable dual boot for now, we’ll let you know when the fix flights.
- The hyperlink colors need to be refined in Dark Mode in Sticky Notes if the Insights are enabled.
- Settings page will crash after changing the account password, we recommend using the CTRL + ALT + DEL method to change the password