Windows 10 Redstone 5 Gets Another Insider Preview Build

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows, Windows 10 with 3 Comments

Microsoft is releasing a new build of Windows 10 Redstone 5 to Insiders in the Fast Ring. The company today released build 17738, which is available right away to all Redstone 5 users in the Fast Ring with some bug fixes.

As Microsoft is close to the public release of Windows 10 Redstone 5, the company isn’t adding any major new features to the update. Instead, it’s focusing on polishing the update and fixing bugs for the public. The past few builds of Redstone 5 didn’t include any new features, and neither does the latest one.

While Microsoft has fixed some minor issues with the latest build, there is a notable known issue: when you try to delete a local folder that’s synced to OneDrive, you will get a BSOD — or a GSOD, as they call it in Insider previews. Also, there are a ton of fixes for Microsoft Edge included in this build — here’s the list of bug fixes:

  • We fixed an issue where on Windows 10 in S Mode, launching Office in the Store might fail to launch with an error about a .dll not being designed to run on Windows.
  • We fixed an issue where downloading a big file in Microsoft Edge would stop at the 4gb mark.
  • We fixed an issue where clicking the “more” button in Microsoft Edge’s inline definition pop up when reading in recent flights would open a blank pane.
  • We fixed an issue where items in Microsoft Edge’s Settings and More menu would become truncated when the option to increase text size was enabled in Settings.
  • We fixed an issue where using Find on page in Microsoft Edge didn’t highlight/select the current instance of the result.
  • We fixed an issue where after resetting Microsoft Edge saved favorites would get stuck showing a star next to the favorite name rather than populating the website’s favicon (if available).
  • We fixed an issue where text copied from certain websites in Microsoft Edge couldn’t be pasted into other UWP apps.
  • We fixed an issue impacting Teams resulting all unsent typed text disappearing following the completion of an emoji composition (for example 🙂 being turned into a smiley).
  • We fixed an issue from recent flights where hiberfil.sys would unexpectedly reappear after upgrading even if it had been disabled.
  • We fixed an issue that was highly impacting Start performance and reliability in the last few flights.
  • We’ve made some adjustments to improve the time it takes to render the Task Manager window on launch.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in the left side of the Microsoft Store’s My Library section becoming unexpectedly blurry until moused over.
  • We fixed a recent issue resulting in an increase in the amount of time taken to open large files in Notepad when word wrap was enabled.
  • We fixed an issue where after setting a pin and removing it, the option to setup a pin from the lock screen could get stuck as the default login method, rather than the login screen remembering your preferred login method.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in WSL’s tar and curl commands not working on x86 devices.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in text prediction and shapewriting not working when typing in Russian using the touch keyboard.
  • We fixed an issue with Narrator Scan mode Shift + Selection commands, so text will now be selected properly in Microsoft Edge.

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