Microsoft today began rolling out Windows 10 build 18252 to Insiders on the Fast ring and those who are enrolled in Skip Ahead. This marks the first 19H1 build to roll out to standard Fast ring Insiders, though Skip Ahead Insiders have been testing the next feature update for some time now.
With this update, Microsoft also says that it is merging releases for Skip Ahead and Fast ring, meaning that both will receive the same 19H1 Insider builds at the same time going forward.
Here's a look at all of what's new in build 18252.
- Enhanced settings for Ethernet: We've heard your feedback, and you can now use the Settings app to configure advanced Ethernet IP settings. We have added support for configuring a static IP address as well as setting a preferred DNS server. These settings were previously accessed within Control Panel, but you will now find them on the connection properties page under IP settings.
- New icon for disconnected internet: First seen on Always Connected PCs, as some keen eye'd Insiders noticed, we have brought the disconnected internet icon to all devices running Windows 10. This single icon appears when there is no internet connection detected, and replaces the individual disconnected icons for Cellular, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet. This new icon should help you quickly identify network problems so that you can take action to resolve them.
- Ebrima font addition with ASLaM support: The Windows team is pleased to announce you can now read your ADLaM documents and webpages with the Windows Ebrima font!
General changes, improvements, and fixes
- We fixed the issue causing Task Manager to report inaccurate CPU usage.
- We fixed the issue where the arrows to expand "Background processes" in Task Manager blink constantly and weirdly.
- We added a microphone icon in the system tray which appears when your microphone is in use.
- Pressing F4 when in Registry Editor will now place the caret at the end of the address bar, expanding the autocomplete dropdown.
- We fixed an issue where when using dark mode File Explorer's context menu had an unexpectedly thick white border in recent builds.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the advanced startup pages not rendering text correctly (showing square boxes instead) in certain languages, like Thai.
- We fixed the issue causing Narrator to crash when reading by line in a Command Prompt.
- We fixed the issue where Narrator did not read out the Windows Security application name in Shell Notification area (Systray) and only read the recommended actions.
- The corresponding Ethernet adapter name will now be listed in the sidebar under the "Ethernet" header so you can easily differentiate Ethernet entries at a glace if there's more than one.
- In RS5 we introduced extra pages to the Emoji Panel when using it in Chinese (Simplified), and based on your feedback we're looking to expand these to more languages. After upgrading to today's build, some Insiders may see them – more details coming later.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Windows Hello not working on the login screen in the previous build (instead of logging in it would prompt you to enter a pin).
We're investigating an issue resulting in Settings crashing when invoking actions on certain pages. This impacts multiple settings, including:
- In Ease of Access, when clicking "Apply" on Make Text Bigger the Settings app will crash and the text size will not be applied.
- In Windows Security, when clicking hyperlinks the Settings app will crash.
If you cannot sign in with any credential and logon fails with error 0xc000005e, rebooting your computer should resolve this.
- If the update fails with error 0xC1900101, attempting to update again should resolve the issue.
- Some users may have an issue launching Inbox Apps after updating. To resolve this please check the following thread on the Answers forum: aka.ms/18252-App-Fix.
As always, you can check out the full release notes at the Windows Blog. Otherwise, you can go ahead and grab build 18252 via Windows Update now.