Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 20H1 Build With Minor Improvements

The Microsoft sign is shown on top of the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California
The Microsoft sign is shown on top of the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 19,2018. (Photo: REUTERS/Mike Blake)

While a lot of people have alreadt experienced the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, Microsoft is busy working on Insider builds from the 20H1 branch, the feature update set to be released in the first half of next year. A week ago, Microsoft rolled out Build 18908 with more features for its Your Phone app, and today it follows it up with Build 18912. 

There is only one main improvement to the Narrator that lets you hear the title of the page on hyperlinks before actually opening them. "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," Microsoft said. 

Other general changes, improvements, and fixes in this build include: 

  • Fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing unexpected green screens in the last flight which cited an error with win32k.sys. 

  • 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). 

  • Fixed an issue resulting in Focus Assist unexpectedly enabling via the full screen automatic rule for some users after minimizing all apps. 

  • 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). 

  • Fixed an issue where certain emoji weren't being read out by Text to Speech (TTS). 

  • 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. 

  • Fixed an issue where users navigating to the Graphics Settings page in the Settings application may have experienced Settings application crashes. 

  • Fixed an issue where double-clicking the update icon in the taskbar would result in Settings launching, then immediately crashing. 

  • Fixed an issue that impacted emoji panel and clipboard history reliability in the last few flights. 

  • 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. 

  • Fixed an issue where Chinese Pinyin and Wubi IME text candidates couldn't be selected by number keys in the Numpad. 

  • Fixed an issue where the size of tooltips for the Chinese Pinyin IME candidate window were an inconsistent font size. 

Windows 10 20H1 build 18912 has some known issues as well, as these are still early builds for Windows 10 2020. Check the official blog post to see them all.  

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