Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 18346 to the Fast ring with fixes

Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18346 to the Fast ring, its third build in a week. Last Wednesday, build 18342 was released, but there was a blocking bug for some Intel chipsets, so 18343 was released on Friday.

Typically, new builds are released on Wednesday or after, with the first two days of the week reserved for testing. But we're on the tail end of Windows 10 19H1 development, with an expected RTM build arriving next month and a public release in April. That means builds will arrive more frequently, at least if you're in the Fast ring. Microsoft still hasn't managed to ship a build that's stable enough for the Slow ring.

There aren't any new front-facing features, which is normal at this stage. There are, of course, a bunch of fixes, improvements, and known issues. Here's what got fixed and improved in build 18346:

  • We fixed an issue which caused the Bluetooth Hands-Free audio driver to hang.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders not being able to access the Quests section of the Feedback Hub.

  • We fixed an issue that could cause Settings to crash if you clicked “Pick your insider settings” button under Windows Insiders Program Settings.

  • We fixed an issue where the PowerShell .GetType method was unexpectedly returning error “out-lineoutput : The method or operation is not implemented”.

  • We fixed an issue where in certain languages if you pressed WIN+V before having opted into clipboard history the clipboard history UI would be truncated.

  • We fixed an issue with the new Adlam keyboard resulting in not being able to type certain common words.

  • We fixed an issue where, when typing Vietnamese, the touch keyboard was auto-capitalizing ever word in certain apps.

  • We fixed an issue where, when friendly dates were enabled in File Explorer, in certain languages (such as Japanese and Chinese) Insiders would see the wrong day name displayed.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in an unexpected and non-functional Family Safety icon in the notification area of the taskbar.

  • We fixed an issue that could result in the taskbar search box text becoming black on a black background.

  • We fixed an issue where Start menu would crash when using Narrator to navigate pinned folders in Start.

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.

  • Please note that while we’ve made some improvements to night light reliability in this flight, we’re continuing to investigate reported issues 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.

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

  • In Windows Sandbox, if you try to navigate to the Narrator settings, Settings app crashes.

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

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

  • 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.

As usual, you can grab today's build by heading over to Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Update -> Check for updates. If you're not on the Fast ring yet, go to the Windows Insider Program tab to get started.

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