Windows 10 build 18845 fixes browser crashes and screen flickering

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Windows 10 build 18845 download

It’s Friday and, as always, Microsoft wants to keep its Insiders busy over the weekend. The tech giant rolled out a new Windows 10 20H1 build codenamed build 18845.

New emoji features

This build release brings a new set of emojis that now have keywords hooked up so that you may find them quicker. Simply type the keyword you’re interested in (such as smile, shoes) and the corresponding emojis will pop up on the screen.

Windows 10 20H1 emojis

Windows 10 build 18845 changelog

  • Microsoft fixed the issue which would cause the Bluetooth Hands-Free audio driver to hang.
  • All Insiders should now be able to access the Quests section of the Feedback Hub.
  • Microsoft Edge should no longer crash on launch.
  • File Explorer now looks a bit better when dark theme is enabled.
  • Microsoft also fixed a series of issues in certain languages (Adlam keyboard typing issues, Vietnamese auto-capitalizing bugs).
  • Microsoft also fixed the issue that could result in unexpected flickering if you used pen or touch in certain win32 apps to launch a second instance of the app when in tablet mode.
  • This build also addressed the issue that could result in DWM crashing after enabling high contrast.
  • The Family Safety icon in the notification area of the taskbar is now fully functional.
  • The taskbar search box text no longer becomes black on a black background.
  • Start menu no longer crashes when using Narrator to navigate pinned folders in Start.

Windows 10 build 18845 bugs

  • Launching games that use anti-cheat software may trigger a bugcheck (GSOD). Microsoft is still working on a fix.
  • For display calibration scenarios, monitors may be missing in the built-in Color Management application. You can use the Settings app to select color profile instead.
  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. 
  • In Windows Sandbox, if you try to navigate to the Narrator settings, Settings app crashes.
  • Mouse pointer color might be incorrectly switched to white after signing out and signing back in.
  • Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning properly. 

How has your Windows 10 build 18845 experience been so far?  Have you encountered other issues apart from the ones mentioned above?

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