Here's what's fixed, improved, and still broken in Windows 10 build 17634

Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17634 to those on the Skip Ahead subset of the Fast ring. It introduced some minor new features, such as search in the Calendar app and the Cortana Show Me app that was offered to the Fast ring last week.

But as always, there's a long list of fixes, improvements, and known issues. Here's what got fixed and improved:

  • We fixed an issue where typing in the Microsoft Edge URL bar immediately after opening a new tab might result in the letters appearing in an unexpected order.

  • We fixed an issue when opening .html or .pdf files from the local system (double-click, right-click > open), Microsoft Edge will not render the loaded content if Microsoft Edge wasn’t already running before opening the file.

  • We fixed an issue where PDFs displayed using Microsoft Edge would shrink after refreshing the page when using a DPI scaling > 100%.

  • We fixed an issue that could result in Microsoft Edge crashing when turning off certain extensions.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in Task Manager not showing the application title in the process name for open Visual Studio projects.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in the UAC dialog potentially not rendering correctly in the last few flights.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain devices with BitLocker enabled unexpectedly booting into BitLocker recovery in recent flights.

  • We fixed an issue where the Emoji Panel would close after typing an accent in certain languages.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in focus being lost after using WIN+A to close the Action Center.

Here are the known issues:

  • If you open Settings and clicking on any links to the Microsoft Store or links in tips, Settings will crash. This includes the links to get themes and fonts from the Microsoft Store, as well as the link to Windows Defender.
  • On resuming from sleep, the desktop may be momentarily visible before the Lock screen displays as expected.
  • When Movies & TV user denies access to its videos library (through the “Let Movies & TV access your videos library?” popup window or through Windows privacy settings), Movies & TV crashes when the user navigates to the “Personal” tab.

As always, it's recommended that you read through the known issues before installing a new build, and be aware that more known issues can be added over time. Remember, Redstone 5 is still early on in the development cycle, so issues can pop up anywhere.

To install today's build, go to Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Update -> Check for updates. If you're not in the Skip Ahead subset of the Fast ring, you can attempt to sign up via the Windows Insider Program tab, but space is limited so you might not be able to.

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