Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17711 (Redstone 5) features and changelog

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Build 17711 for Insiders in the Fast and Skip Ahead rings. The latest Redstone 5 build 17711 brings some new additions to Microsoft Edge, a new HD Color settings screen, Fluent design changes, and an autocomplete function to the Registry Editor address bar.

Microsoft Edge Improvements

The new windows 10 build 17711 brings improvements for Microsoft Edge including richer learning tools with additional themes. Users will be able to choose the theme color according to their taste.

  • Under learning tools available on Reading View, you can now see additional themes. These let you choose the theme color which is best for your eyes.
  • Along with highlighting Parts of speech you can now also change the color in which the Past of speech should be highlighted as well as turn on an indicator right over it. Making it much easier to identify the part of speech.
learning tools with additional themes
learning tools with additional themes
  • The Line Focus reading preference will improve reading of an article by highlighting the sets by one, three or five lines.
  • The consent box for saving the autofill data in Microsoft Edge now have an improved design and string changes.
  • The PDF Toolbar can now be invoked by hovering at the top to make the tools easily accessible to the users..

Fluent Design Improvements

Fluent Design was already available in Microsoft Edge, but with this new build, it’s getting better. This build adds shadows to many of the modern popup type controls such as menus or right-click context menus. These shadows add more depth to the menus to indicate that they are overlaying another application or control.

As Microsoft Explains:

“Shadows provide visual hierarchy, and with Build 17711 many of our default modern popup type controls will now have them. This is enabled on a smaller set of controls than what the general public will eventually see, and Insiders can expect to see the support grow in subsequent builds,” 

Fluent Design on menus or right-click context menus
Fluent Design on menus or right-click context menus

Display Improvements

Microsoft added a new settings page titled Windows HD Color settings, under the Display Settings page. That will tell you the HD capabilities of your display and allow you to configure various HD related features. If your display supports it, you can then enable HDR and WCG, enable the ability to stream HDR videos, and adjust the brightness for standard dynamic range (SDR) content.

The new setting basically helps you understand and configure your device for HDR content. It’s worth noting that the setting works only if you have an HDR-capable display.

Windows HD Color settings
Windows HD Color settings

Auto Suggest for Registry Editor

Finally with windows 10 build 17711 when you type something into Regedit a drop down box will now appear with suggestions to help you autocomplete to the address bar. Means when you a registry key path, Registry Editor will automatically list suggestions in a drop down box that you can select to complete the path.

Auto Suggest for Registry Editor
Auto Suggest for Registry Editor

Microsoft also added two new shortcuts to delete the path string by words. To delete the last word, press Ctrl + Backspace and to delete the next word, press Ctrl + Delete.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

REMINDER: Thank you for your continued support of testing Sets. We continue to receive valuable feedback from you as we develop this feature helping to ensure we deliver the best possible experience once it’s ready for release. Starting with this build, we’re taking Sets offline to continue making it great. Based on your feedback, some of the things we’re focusing on include improvements to the visual design and continuing to better integrate Office and Microsoft Edge into Sets to enhance workflow. If you have been testing Sets, you will no longer see it as of today’s build, however, Sets will return in a future WIP flight. Thanks again for your feedback.

We have fixed the issue that had regressed the time it takes to remotely deploy and debug a UWP application to a local virtual machine or an emulator.

We fixed an issue that could result in any surface that used reveal (including Start tiles and Settings categories) going totally white.

We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders seeing a 0x80080005 error when upgrading to recent flights.

We fixed an issue where the “You are getting an update” dialog displayed unexpected extra characters.

We fixed an issue where aborting a shutdown would break input in UWP apps until rebooting.

We fixed an issue in recent flights where attempting to pin Settings categories to Start would either crash Settings or do nothing.

We fixed an issue resulting in Ethernet and Wi-Fi Settings unexpectedly missing content in the last flight.

We fixed a high hitting Settings crash impacting pages with Get Help content, including Touchpad Settings, Accounts Settings, and Family and Other Users Settings pages.

We fixed an issue that could result in Sign-In Settings being blank sometimes.

We fixed an issue where advanced keyboard settings might unexpectedly show “some settings are hidden by your org”.

We fixed an issue where creating a system image from backup and restore in control panel would fail on x86 machines.

We’ve decided to turn off the acrylic background in Task View – for now the design will return to how it shipped in the previous release, with acrylic cards instead. Thanks everyone who tried it out.

We fixed an issue where after using voice to ask Cortana certain questions you may not be able to ask her a second question with voice.

We fixed an issue that could result in explorer.exe crashing if certain apps were minimized when switching to tablet mode.

On the Share tab in File Explorer, we’ve updated the Remove access icon to be more modern.

We’ve also made some tweaks to the Advanced security icon.

We fixed an issue that could result in the console forgetting the cursor color on upgrade and it getting set to 0x000000 (black). The fix will prevent future users from hitting this issue, but if you’ve already been impacted by this bug, you’ll need to manually fix the setting in the registry. To do this, open regedit.exe and delete the ‘CursorColor’ entry in ‘Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console’ and any sub-keys, and re-launch your console window.

We addressed an issue where the audio driver would hang for many Bluetooth speakers and headsets which support the Hands-Free profile.

We fixed an issue resulting in the Microsoft Edge favorites pane scrolling sideways instead of up and down on mouse wheel in recent flights.

We fixed a few issues highly impacting Microsoft Edge reliability in the last few flights.

We fixed an issue resulting in Internet Explorer losing all settings and becoming unpinned from the taskbar with each of the last few flights.

We fixed an issue resulting in ethernet not working for some Insiders using Broadcom ethernet drivers on older hardware in the last flight.

We fixed an issue where remoting into a PC running the previous flight could result in just seeing a black window.

We fixed an issue that could result in certain games hanging when typing into the chat window.

We fixed an issue from the last flight where text predictions and shapewriting candidates

wouldn’t appear in the touch keyboard’s candidate list until backspace is pressed while typing.

We fixed an issue where when Narrator started you would be presented with a dialog that informed the user of the change to Narrator’s keyboard layout and the dialog might not take focus or speak after Narrator has started.

We fixed an issue where when you changed Narrator’s default Narrator key to just caps lock the Insert key would continue to function until the caps lock key was used as the Narrator key or if the user restarts Narrator.

We fixed an issue where if your System > Display > Scaling and layout is not set to 100%, some text might appear smaller after reverting “Make text bigger” value back to 0%.

We fixed an issue where Windows Mixed Reality might get stuck after going to sleep and display a persistent error message in Mixed Reality Portal or a “Wake up” button that doesn’t work.

How To Get Windows 10 Insider preview Build 17711

Users running Windows 10 (Redstone 5) Insider preview build will get the updated to build 17711 automatically via windows update. Or you can check and install updates manually from settings -> update & security -> windows update -> check for update.

Windows 10 Insider preview Build 17711
Windows 10 Insider preview Build 17711

If you Are not inside preview users  and looking To install Windows 10 preview versions : Open Settings -> update & Security -> Windows Insider Program -> start . You will see the message Loading – please wait. You will see the message You will install non-definitive software and services, which may not be fully tested. Read the information carefully and click on Next.

You will see the message before confirming . Read the information carefully and click Confirm . Now, the message more step … . Read the information carefully and click Restart now . The PC / tablet will be restarted. Once the reboot is complete, go to Settings > Update and Security > Windows Insider Program and make sure you are logged into the Insider program.

Note: Redstone 5 is code name of upcoming windows 10 feature update expected to release publicly on Sep/Oct 2018. With every insider preview build Microsoft add and test new features before it get published. You can read the complete Redstone 5 build history here.

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