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Windows 10 build 17728 now rolling out for Insiders in the Fast ring

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We're back with another Windows 10 Redstone 5 build for Insiders in the Fast ring today, bringing with it more improvements and enhancements to the OS. We're now at that point in development where new builds don't really include new features, so today's changelog is a little sparse.

What's new?

Narrator Improvements:

  • Reliability: We have made improvements in Narrator reliability.
  • Scan Mode: Reading and navigating while in Scan Mode has been improved. Selecting text in Scan Mode has also been improved. Selecting forward in Edge has some known issues that we are actively investigating.
  • QuickStart: The link in settings to relaunch the QuickStart should now reliably be working and will launch from the very first Welcome page. The QuickStart should also more reliably take focus when Narrator is launched, which means Narrator should start reading it automatically.
  • Providing Feedback: The keystroke to provide feedback has changed. The new keystroke is Narrator + Alt + F. This will work both in the Standard and Legacy layouts.
  • Note: The Legacy layout also allows you to use Narrator + E to send us feedback.
  • Move Next, Move Previous, and Change View: When changing Narrator's view to either characters, words, lines or paragraphs the Read Current Item command will read the text of that specific view type more reliably.
  • Keyboard command changes: The keystroke to Move to beginning of text has changed to Narrator + B (was Narrator + Control + B), Move to end of text has changed to Narrator + E (was Narrator + Control + E).
  • Braille: Improved usage of Braille commanding when using the Narrator key from the braille display.

Coming soon?

For some reason, Microsoft is teasing features that aren't yet in this build, but will be coming soon to Insiders in the coming weeks.

Your Phone

  • Coming soon, we're bringing the first set of features to Your Phone app for Windows Insiders with an Android device. Snap a pic on your Android, see it on your PC. You can finally stop emailing yourself photos. With Your Phone app, your Android's most recent photos sync to your PC automatically. Need to add a photo to your presentation? Want to spruce up that selfie with some Windows Ink action? Just drag and drop.
  • For iPhone users, Your Phone app helps you to link your phone to your PC. Surf the web on your phone, then send the webpage instantly to your computer to pick up where you left off to continue what you're doing–read, watch, or browse with all the benefits of a bigger screen. With a linked phone, continuing on your PC is one share away.

Microsoft makes no mention of being able to send and receives texts, or see your phones notifications using Your Phone in the initial preview, which probably means we shouldn't expect to see those features show up anytime soon. It's also very likely that iPhone users won't ever get those features, thanks to Apple's locked down ecosystem disallowing Microsoft to tap into that data.

As always, you can check out the full changelog, including a list of known issues, at the Windows Blog!

Zac Bowden
Zac Bowden

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

8 Comments
  • How many others are having the issue from about July 1st or so that their texts and phone notifications no longer work from their Android phones? Hopefully one of these builds will fix this. I have wiped my phone and started from scratch and it still does not work.
  • Yup! Same here...
  • Same here. My phone is linked with Cortana but can't send sms from my pc, and I don't get phone notifications either. It just suddenly stopped working one morning. I can still use Continue on pc from my android though.
  • Me too - had worked flawlessly ever since I switched to Android but in recent weeks has been hit and miss. I thought it was the new phone I got recently but maybe not.
  • Looking forward to the Your Phone stuff. Would also like to see them expand Cloud Clipboard to Android devices.
  • A few small little change you may not notice 👀
    In this build
  • Does anyone know if password sharing in Edge is working in this build? I built a new computer, clean install of W10 and upgraded to latest insider, and passwords in Edge are not syncing. Had to start from scratch...which is highly annoying! W10 mobile and my Surface Book 2 - all in production - are OK and have all my passwords.
  • Still rebooting but not installing the build. Sigh!