Here's what's fixed, improved, and still broken in Windows 10 build 18348

Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18348 to the Fast ring, its second Fast ring build this week. In fact, the team has been rather busy, as it also released a Skip Ahead build and a Slow ring build in the last few days.

The build includes the same Emoji 12.0 improvements that we saw in build 18845, which was this week's Skip Ahead build from the Windows 10 20H1 development branch. Aside from that, there are a bunch of fixes, improvements, and known issues as we head into the final stretch of 19H1 development.

Here's what got fixed and improved:

  • We’ve made some adjustments to improve WIN+(period) reliability.

  • We fixed an issue that could result in the Start menu not launching if the GPO to turn off the all apps list in Start was enabled.

  • We fixed an issue where the default Microsoft Word web tile pinned to Start (in the case where Office wasn’t installed) was unexpectedly launching Microsoft Edge in inPrivate mode.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in Microsoft Edge sometimes crashing when editing or tabbing through PDFs.

  • We’ve made a change to improve cloud clipboard (if enabled) sync reliability.

  • We fixed an issue that could result in the lock screen unexpectedly not dismissing until Ctrl+Alt+Del was pressed.

  • We fixed an issue where if high contrast mode was enabled during Windows setup, that state wouldn’t persist first logon.

  • Note: We’re rolling back the new Settings header from 100% to 50% of Insiders on Home and non-domain joined Pro edition PCs. This is so we can have a side by side comparison to help evaluate quality in both on and off state. We’ll let you know when the rollout increases again.

  • We fixed an issue where Narrator continuous reading in Edge did not keep the text cursor at the position where reading was started from.

  • We fixed an issue where Narrator Scan mode down arrow navigation might get stuck when reading in Chrome.

  • In Windows Sandbox, Settings app no longer crashes when you navigate to the Narrator settings.

Here are the known issues:

  • Launching games that use anti-cheat software may trigger a bugcheck (GSOD).
  • Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning properly. We are partnering with Creative to resolve this issue.

  • We’re continuing to investigate reported issues in the night light space.

  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. We are investigating the issue.

  • Mouse pointer color might be incorrectly switched to white after signing out and signing back in.

  • If you use third party apps to adjust the color of your screen, we’ve made a fix with this build to address feedback that certain apps were no longer working. We’re continuing to investigate feedback in this space.

  • For display calibration scenarios, monitors may be missing in the built-in Color Management application. As a work around, please use the Settings app to select color profile instead, under the Display Settings page.

  • We’re investigating reports of the Chinese version of multiple games not working.

  • We’re investigating an issue where region settings are being reset on upgrade for some Insiders.

  • The initial wave of fixes regarding f.flux and associated applications have begun appearing in the builds. Give them a try and let us know the progress we’re making.

  • If you install any of the recent builds from the Fast ring and switch to the Slow ring, optional content such as enabling developer mode will fail. You will have to remain in the Fast ring to add/install/enable optional content. This is because optional content will only install on builds approved for specific rings.

Windows 10 version 1903 is expected to RTM next month, so you can expect more frequent builds, and they'll include fewer features and more fixes. A public release will likely be in April.

As always, you can install today's build by heading to Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Update -> Check for updates. If you're not on the Fast ring yet, you can enroll by going to the Windows Insider Program tab.

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