Windows 10 20H1 Preview Build 18912 Is Out for Fast Ring Insiders

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Microsoft has released a new Preview Build for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring who are currently testing Windows 10 version from the 20H1 branch (due for release next year). There is still no word about the October 2019 Update as the Windows maker hasn't even started to test the upcoming version. While we wait to hear if Microsoft will choose to skip the October 2019 Update, here is everything that is new and fixed with today's Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18912.

Narrator Improvements

“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!

Along with Narrator improvements, Insiders have already spotted (via MSPU) other smaller features that Microsoft hasn't officially announced with today's release. One of these is a Delivery Optimization feature that lets you limit download speeds with Mbps values instead of percentage of bandwidth.

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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.

There are also a number of known issues with Windows 10 20H1 build 18912 as these are still early builds for Windows 10 2020. For more details, head over to the official blog post.

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