Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Windows 10 Build 18237 (19H1) Brings acrylic to the Windows sign-in screen

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18237 (19H1) to the Insiders on the Skip Ahead ring. The preview of Upcoming Windows 10 version 1903 delivers translucent Acrylic texture to the sign-in lock screen as well as fixes various issues and bugs for the Task Manager, Settings, multi-monitor setup, games, Progressive Web apps, Microsoft Edge, Narrator, and more.

Note: The “19H1” branch is the next big update coming after Redstone 5 and is projected to be finalized in the spring of 2019.

What’s New Windows 10 Build 18237 (19H1)?

Acrylic added to the sign-in screen background

Microsoft has added the Acrylic brush texture to the sign-in screen background, which adds a clean translucent texture that causes the background image to blur. And helps you focus on the sign-in task by moving the actionable controls up in the visual hierarchy while maintaining their accessibility.

Microsoft explains

“The translucent texture of this transient surface helps you focus on the sign-in task by moving the actionable controls up in the visual hierarchy while maintaining their accessibility”  

windows 10 Acrylic added to the sign-in screen background
windows 10 Acrylic added to the sign-in screen background

Microsoft has renamed the Android “Microsoft Apps” as  “Your Phone Companion” for Android smartphones to match the new pre-release version for “Skip Ahead” insiders, with which the name adaptation to the counterpart on the PC takes place.  Also now the Android version “Your Phone Companion” allows, as it has done since the first availability of the app to build a connection between PC and smartphone.

Along with these changes, Microsoft adds a new group policy for preventing the use of security questions for local accounts. This can be found under Computer Configuration >   Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Credential User Interface.

Windows 10 Build 18237 General changes and fixes

  • We fixed an issue where Task Manager couldn’t be resized in the previous flight.
  • We fixed and issue resulting in Settings crashing when navigating to Accounts > Sign-in in the previous flight.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in reduced Action Center reliability in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue where if you opened one of the taskbar flyouts (like network or volume), and then quickly tried to open another, it wouldn’t work.
  • We fixed an issue for people with multiple monitors where if the Open or Save Dialog was moved between monitors some elements might become unexpectedly tiny.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain apps crashing recently when setting focus to the in-app search box.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain games, like League of Legends, not launching/connecting properly in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue where clicking on web links in PWAs such as Twitter didn’t open the browser.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain PWAs not rendering correctly after the app had been suspended then resumed.
  • We fixed an issue where pasting multi-line text into certain websites using Microsoft Edge might add unexpected empty lines between each line.
  • We fixed a crash in recent flights when using the pen to ink in Microsoft Edge’s web notes.
  • We fixed a high hitting Task Manager crash in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Settings crashing for Insiders with multiple monitors when changing various options under Display Settings in the last few flights.
  • We fixed a crash when clicking the Verify link on the Accounts Settings page in recent flights.
  • We’ve added a new group policy for preventing the use of security questions for local accounts. This can be found under Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Credential User Interface.
  • We fixed an issue where the contents of the Apps & Features page wouldn’t load until the apps list was ready, resulting in the page appearing blank for a time.
  • We fixed an issue where the list on Settings of built-in phrases for the Pinyin IME was blank.
  • We fixed an issue in Narrator where activating Microsoft Edge history items would not work in Scan mode.
  • We made some improvements in Narrator Selection when moving forward in Microsoft Edge. Please try this out and use the Feedback hub app to let us know any issues you encounter.
  • We fixed an issue where Narrator would incorrectly report some standard combo boxes as “editable combo box” instead of “combo box”.

Windows 10 Build 18237 Known issues

  • 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.
  • You may notice the background of notifications and the Action Center lose color and become transparent (with an acrylic effect). We’re aware that for notifications this can make them difficult to read and appreciate your patience as we work on a fix.

Download Windows 10 build 18237

Windows 10 Preview Build 18237 is only available to Insiders in the Skip Ahead Ring. And Compatible Devices connected to Microsoft server automatically download and install the 19H1 preview build 18237. But you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and click the Check for updates button.

Note: Windows 10 19H1 Build is only available for users who joined/Part of part of the Skip Ahead Ring. Or you can check how to join skip ahead ring and enjoy windows 10 19H1 features.

while installing  19H1 build 18237 Causing  Error 0x8007000e or high memory usage 

While the new update is available to download for all subscribers of the Insider Preview, many users have reported that The new build starts in the “Getting things ready” stage and at some point between there and the downloading step they are receiving a 0x8007000e error or the computer running out of memory when trying to install Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18237. So recommend not to install this preview build on a production machine. Use the virtual machine to install and try these features.

Microsoft is aware of this problem and the Windows Insider team announced a few minutes ago.

“When we released 19H1 build 18237 earlier today, we unintentionally released it as encrypted. This wasn’t supposed to go out with an external flight. We have begun re-publishing build 18237 as encrypted. We are continuing to investigate reports of high memory usage and will monitor to see if the re-published build resolves these issues,”

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