Windows 10 build 17744 is now in the Fast ring - here's what's fixed and still broken

It's a new week, and that means that it's time for a new Windows 10 Insider Preview. Once again, build 17744 doesn't include any new features, and it just focuses on fixes and improvements.

We're in the home stretch of Windows 10 Redstone 5 development. That's why we're seeing more frequent builds; the last one was on Friday. Typically, we wouldn't even see a new build until Wednesday, but as development of new features starts to wind down, these things appear more often.

Also, we learned last week that Redstone 5 is officially version 1809. That means that it should be finalized next month, and the public release will likely be in October.

Here's what got fixed and improved in Windows 10 build 17744:

  • We fixed an issue that resulted in certain apps crashing when sending Timeline activities.

  • We fixed an impactful race condition in recent flights resulting in Cortana crashing when launching tips and doing web searches.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in the nearby sharing section of the Share UI not being visible for some users despite being enabled.

  • We fixed an issue that could result in the contents of the Microsoft Edge window becoming offset from its window frame.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in the spellchecking menu appearing in the wrong place when you right-clicked on a misspelled word in Microsoft Edge.

  • We fixed an issue for Insiders using Windows 10 in S Mode recently resulting opening Word from a Word Online document not working.

  • We fixed an issue in Narrator so when toggling a checkbox with a braille display and Narrator, the displayed state is now updated and the control information is maintained on the display.

Here are the known issues:

  • 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.

  • After setting up a Windows Mixed Reality headset for the first time on this build with motion controllers, the controllers may need to be re-paired a second time before appearing in the headset.

As always, you should read through the known issues before installing a new Windows 10 Insider Preview; however, there doesn't appear to be any showstoppers in this one. Indeed, the list of known issues is getting shorter and shorter.

To install today's build, just head 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 and click get started.

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