Microsoft releases build 17746 to Insiders in the Fast Ring - here's what's been fixed

It's become usual for Microsoft to release two weekly Redstone 5 builds over the last couple of weeks, as we approach the final stages of development for the next major Windows 10 update. This week is no exception, and build 17746 is now rolling out to Insiders in the Fast Ring.

At this point, builds are no longer including a whole lot of new features, focusing on ironing out any issues before the final release. Here's what's been fixed and improved in this build:

  • We fixed an issue where Narrator would incorrectly report some standard combo boxes as “editable combo box” instead of “combo box”.

  • We fixed an issue in Windows Mixed Reality causing motion controllers to need to be re-paired after initial setup before appearing in the headset. If you still experience this, please file feedback in Feedback Hub.

  • We fixed an issue for Japanese and German where when you reset your PC (from Settings > Update & Security > Recovery) the progress percent would be written in the middle of the string rather than at the end.

  • We fixed an issue when using Italian as your display language where the Yes button to confirm file deletion would sometimes disappear when trying to delete a OneDrive file via File Explorer.

  • Thanks for everyone that’s shared feedback about naming the tabs you’ve set aside in Microsoft Edge. We’re evaluating the right approach for this feature and in the meantime, it has been removed from RS5 builds.

Of course, the build isn't without its set of known issues. Here's what you need to be aware of before installing the new release:

  • You may experience a bugcheck (GSOD) when logging out of your user profile or shutting down your PC.
  • When you use the Ease of Access Make Text bigger setting, you might see text clipping issues, or find that text is not increasing in size everywhere.
  • Narrator sometimes does not read in the Settings app when you navigate using Tab and arrow keys. Try switching to Narrator Scan mode temporarily. And when you turn Scan mode off again, Narrator will now read when you navigate using Tab and arrows key. Alternatively, you can restart Narrator to work around this issue.

The next big Windows 10 Update is going to be version number 1809, as spotted in recent flights, and it's expected to launch in early October. Fast Ring builds will be significantly less exciting for the next few weeks, and Skip Ahead may be a better option if you're looking for bigger news. Unfortunately, all the available slots in that ring have now been filled up, so you'll need to wait until Redstone 5 launches for the general public for those builds to start arriving in the Fast Ring.

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