Today (08/02/2019) Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18334 to the Fast ring today, According to Windows insider blog post here, Upcoming windows 10 1903 (build 18334) includes general changes and bug fixes. However, Microsoft is also testing a set of “gaming improvements,” and is giving Insiders access to State of Decay for free for a limited time to help test the changes.
Windows 10 build 18334
If you are a Windows Insider in the Fast ring, Windows 10 build 18334 Automatically download and install via windows update, Also you can check for updates from settings, update & security to manually install windows 10 build 18334.1 (19h1_release) on your system.
In Build 18334, released today, the company focus on gaming improvements, and Insiders get the chance to play State of Decay for free.
We’re excited to bring technology tailor-made for gaming to Windows. Help us validate these systems work as expected, and play State of Decay for free (limited time only!). Just tell us about any problems you encounter with installing and launching the game.
To sign up and play State of Decay for free just follow these instructions:
- If you have an Xbox Live Gamertag, go to step 2 below. If you don’t have a Gamertag, use your Microsoft Account (MSA) to log into https://account.xbox.comand create an Xbox account. Once completed, you will see your Gamertag in the top right of the page.
- Install the Xbox Insider Hub app on the PC you’ll be flighting on (link opens in Store app).
- Sign in to the Xbox Insider Hub with your Gamertag.
- Select Insider Content in the upper left.
- Select State of Decay.
- Click Join.
- If not redirected, click the Show in store button to launch the Store app.
- Install the State of Decay test game to your machine from the Store app
- Launch State of Decay and try it out! NOTE: State of Decay is rated M for Mature.
- As part of the game launch, you’ll be prompted to install DirectX. This is for testing purposes, so go ahead and do the install, and the game will launch afterward.
- If you find any issues with the install, or if the game fails to launch, please file a Feedback Hub bug under the Microsoft Store category (pick Download or Install depending on your issue), and include WindowsGamingFeedback in the title.
Also, the company says they are aware of various issues with the new gaming experience. For instance, the install button in Microsoft Store may not work in the first attempt. Microsoft says you can restart your PC or reset the Store to address the Store issues.
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
- REMINDER: The new tamper protection setting in the Windows Security app protects your device by helping to prevent bad actors from tampering with the most important security settings. The setting is designed to be on by default however, the default state is not currently in effect for current Insider Preview builds. You may see a new recommendation in the Windows Security app suggesting you turn this setting on.
- We fixed an issue resulting in a recent increase in taskbar icons becoming blank.
- We fixed an issue where your cursor color and size settings wouldn’t persist upgrade.
- We fixed an issue where hardware keyboard text prediction settings wouldn’t persist upgrade.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Settings crashing when going to Color Filters.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Sign-in Settings crashing recently under certain conditions.
- We fixed an issue where changing the state of the Hey Cortana toggle in Settings wouldn’t stick.
- We fixed an issue where the Cortana section of Settings was visible in regions where Cortana wasn’t supported.
- We fixed an issue where the icons and text in the new Settings header were misaligned certain window sizes.
- We fixed an issue resulting in an unexpected blank space in the navigation pane in Privacy Settings.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Microsoft David speaking when previewing voices under Settings > Time & Language > Speech, regardless of which actual voice was selected.
- We fixed an issue resulting in unexpected double spaces when listing the active hours under Windows Update Settings.
- When you set focus to search the search box will now have an accent colored border.
- We fixed an issue where the Search box in the taskbar was no longer dark when dark mode was enabled.
- We fixed an issue where recent activities in Search would use a white icon in light theme even if a dark icon was available.
- We fixed an issue that could result in the Start menu resetting back to default on reboot for some users.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Shutdown and Restart options in Start’s power menu not showing up in a remote desktop session.
- We fixed an issue where having Cortana open would result in an invisible File Explorer window being shown as open in the taskbar.
- We fixed an issue resulting in unexpected “The item you selected is unavailable” errors when interacting with jump list list items.
- We fixed an issue where explorer.exe would crash if you shared a file via Nearby Sharing and then turned off Nearby Sharing.
- We fixed an issue where the File Explorer title bar would blend into black backgrounds when dark theme was enabled.
- We fixed an issue resulting in an error when extracting files on the last 2 flights.
- We fixed an issue where attempting to set default file association for a filetype that was not explicitly declared as supported by a Win32 app would fail.
- We fixed an issue resulting in mouse lag when certain XAML dropdowns were open.
- We fixed an issue where unzipping files would throw an error.
- We fixed an issue where when files were grouped by date, files that were actually downloaded last month would say “A long time ago” if it was January and the files were downloaded in December.
- We fixed an issue resulting in some apps not going full screen properly if the app started from being snapped to the side of the screen. This issue also resulted in the taskbar appearing on top of full screen videos in this scenario, and could result in apps slowly shifting offscreen if repeatedly toggle between snapped and fullscreen.
- We fixed an issue resulting in some languages not being able to type in UWP apps recently – Buginese, Friulian, and Gothic were among those impacted.
- We fixed an issue impacting the Japanese IME in certain apps, like Microsoft Teams, where if you tried to finalize a converted string by typing, the converted string would disappear.
- We fixed two issues impacting the ability to adjust brightness in recent flights.
- We fixed an issue that could result in notifications unexpectedly being drawn at the wrong scale fact (too large, or too small).
- We fixed an issue where the value in Narrator Settings “Change the level of detail Narrator provides about text and control” might be empty.
- We fixed an issue where Windows Sandbox may launch to a black screen for some users.
- Narrator now announces headings at all verbosity levels.
- Improved reading of pull-down menus in the Skype desktop client with Narrator.
- Improve pitch change detection by increasing the pitch deltas for capitalization reading option “Change how capitalized text is read” to “Increase pitch”.
- Improved reading while using Narrator’s text movement commands.
- Ensured that Narrator’s dialog reading behavior was more reliable.
- Ensured that focus is set on the Start menu when minimizing Narrator Home.
- Narrator now announces the value of the Calendar Date picker control as a user navigates with the Tab or Shift + Tab key.
- Narrator no longer announces blank tooltips.
- Removed the “not selected” phrase from speaking with Narrator unless multiple selection is possible.
- Continued to refine reading experiences for Chrome as well as some interaction with controls such as combo boxes and expandable buttons.
- Made moving by heading more reliable with Narrator and Chrome.
- Resolved an issue when changing the navigation mode on the Baum VarioUltra when used with Narrator.
- Small app update news for those in Skip Ahead: We’re rolling out Weather app version 4.28.10351.0 to you, which addresses an issue in which the Weather live tile either wouldn’t work at all, or worked but highlighted the wrong location (depending on your configuration). Thanks, everyone who reached out about this, we appreciate your patience while we investigated the issue – the app update will be rolling out to other rings soon.
Beyond these two notable changes, Windows 10 build 18334 also includes several known issues. Here the complete list of improvements, fixes, and known issues for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18334 at the Windows Blog.