Microsoft today has released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18348 to the Insiders in the Fast ring. And like the last Skip Ahead build the only feature worth the attention here in this build is the Emoji 12.0 update. Otherwise, you find bug fixes and performance improvements.
EMOJI 12.0 UPDATE
With Build Build 18277, Insiders got their first look at the Emoji 12.0 emoji. In early February, the set of emoji to be included with Emoji 12.0 was finalized by Unicode, and with today’s build when you press WIN+(period) or WIN+(semicolon), all of these emoji now have keywords hooked up to make them easy to search for. Try it once you install the build! Keywords include otter, sloth, waffle, ballet shoes, and more.
If you haven’t tried it already, be sure to also check out our new Kaomoji and Symbols section in the picker – makes it super easy to type things like em dash!
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
- Microsoft has made some adjustments to improve WIN+(period) reliability.
- Microsoft has fixed an issue that could result in the Start menu not launching if the GPO to turn off the all apps list in Start was enabled.
- Microsoft has fixed an issue where the default Microsoft Word web tile pinned to Start (in the case where Office wasn’t installed) was unexpectedly launching Microsoft Edge in inPrivate mode.
- Microsoft has fixed an issue resulting in Microsoft Edge sometimes crashing when editing or tabbing through PDFs.
- Microsoft has made a change to improve cloud clipboard (if enabled) sync reliability.
- Microsoft has fixed an issue that could result in the lock screen unexpectedly not dismissing until Ctrl+Alt+Del was pressed.
- Microsoft has fixed an issue where if high contrast mode was enabled during Windows setup, that state wouldn’t persist first logon.
- Note: Microsoft is rolling back the new Settings header from 100% to 50% of Insiders on Home and non-domain joined Pro edition PCs. This is so Microsoft can have a side by side comparison to help evaluate quality in both on and off state. They will let you know when the rollout increases again.
- Microsoft has fixed an issue where Narrator continuous reading in Edge did not keep the text cursor at the position where reading was started from.
- Microsoft has fixed an issue where Narrator Scan mode down arrow navigation might get stuck when reading in Chrome.
- In Windows Sandbox, Settings app no longer crashes when you navigate to the Narrator settings.
- Launching games that use anti-cheat software may trigger a bugcheck (GSOD).
- Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning properly. Microsoft has are partnering with Creative to resolve this issue.
- Microsoft is continuing to investigate reported issues in the night light space.
- Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. Microsoft is investigating the issue.
- Mouse pointer color might be incorrectly switched to white after signing out and signing back in.
- If you use third party apps to adjust the color of your screen, Microsoft has made a fix with this build to address feedback that certain apps were no longer working. Microsoft is continuing to investigate feedback 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.
- Microsoft is investigating reports of the Chinese version of multiple games not working.
- Microsoft is investigating an issue where region settings are being reset on upgrade for some Insiders.
Known issues for Developers
- 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.