Windows 10 October 2018 Update Inches Closer to Release

Posted on September 5, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows 10 with 10 Comments

Microsoft is slowly getting closer to the official public release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. The company made the name for the update — codenamed Redstone 5 — official just last week, and it’s now releasing a new Insider build to the Fast Ring.

The latest build, 17754 includes a number of bug fixes for Insiders. Most of the fixes are very minor, though:

  • The build watermark at the lower right-hand corner of the desktop is no longer present in this build. This does not mean this is the final build aswe are not done yet. We’re just now beginning the phase of checking in final code to prepare for the final release.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in reduced Action Center reliability in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue where if you opened one of the taskbar flyouts (like network or volume), and then quickly tried to open another, it wouldn’t work.
  • We fixed an issue for people with multiple monitors where if the Open or Save Dialog was moved between monitors some elements might become unexpectedly tiny.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain apps crashing recently when setting focus to the in-app search box.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain games, like League of Legends, not launching/connecting properly in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue where clicking on web links in PWAs such as Twitter didn’t open the browser.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain PWAs not rendering correctly after the app had been suspended then resumed.
  • We fixed an issue where pasting multi-line text into certain websites using Microsoft Edge might add unexpected empty lines between each line.
  • We fixed a crash in recent flights when using the pen to ink in Microsoft Edge’s web notes.
  • We fixed a high hitting Task Manager crash in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Settings crashing for Insiders with multiple monitors when changing various options under Display Settings in the last few flights.
  • We fixed a crash when clicking the Verify link on the Accounts Settings page in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue where the contents of the Apps & Features page wouldn’t load until the apps list was ready, resulting in the page appearing blank for a time.
  • We fixed an issue where the list on Settings of built-in phrases for the Pinyin IME was blank.
  • We fixed an issue in Narrator where activating Microsoft Edge history items would not work in Scan mode.
  • We made some improvements in Narrator Selection when moving forward in Microsoft Edge. Please try this out and use the Feedback hub app to let us know any issues you encounter.

As you can see, there really isn’t anything to get excited about here, and that’s to be expected. Microsoft is only a few weeks away from the public release, and the firm is busy readying the update for the public. It’s only a matter of time till the release candidate for the update reaches Insiders in the Release Preview ring, to be honest.

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