New Windows 10 19H1 Released to Insiders

Posted on August 16, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows 10 with 2 Comments

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 19H1 build to Insiders in Skip Ahead today. The company is still focused at finishing the Redstone 5 release for a public release, and so the latest 19H1 build doesn’t include a ton of new features.

The build, 18219, includes some improvements to the Narrator app, and that’s really about it. The improvements included for Narrator are mostly to do with reliability and bug fixes — here’s the changelog:

  • Reliability: We have made improvements in Narrator reliability.
  • Scan Mode: Reading and navigating while in Scan Mode has been improved. Selecting text in Scan Mode has also been improved. Selecting forward in Edge has some known issues that we are actively investigating.
  • QuickStart: The link in settings to relaunch the QuickStart should now reliably be working and will launch from the very first Welcome page. The QuickStart should also more reliably take focus when Narrator is launched, which means Narrator should start reading it automatically.
  • Providing Feedback: The keystroke to provide feedback has changed. The new keystroke is Narrator + Alt + F. This will work both in the Standard and Legacy layouts.
  • Note: The Legacy layout also allows you to use Narrator + E to send us feedback.
  • Move Next, Move Previous, and Change View: When changing Narrator’s view to either characters, words, lines or paragraphs the Read Current Item command will read the text of that specific view type more reliably.
  • Keyboard command changes: The keystroke to Move to beginning of text has changed to Narrator + B (was Narrator + Control + B), Move to end of text has changed to Narrator + E (was Narrator + Control + E).
  • Braille: Improved usage of Braille commanding when using the Narrator key from the braille display.

Apart from the above improvements to Narrator, the new 19H1 build doesn’t include any other new features. Keep in mind, this is the update Microsoft will ship in the first of 2019, so there’s still months to go before we start seeing real features in the update. Either way, you can get it right now from Windows Update if you are an Insider in the Skip Ahead program.

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2 responses to “New Windows 10 19H1 Released to Insiders”


    Unfortunately, it appears they have closed Skip Ahead again as of yesterday.

  2. chrisrut

    Seems they've been doing some in-depth enhancements to accessibility-related features. Someone thoughtful behind that...

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