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Microsoft just rolled out a new Windows 10 20H1 build for Skip Ahead Insiders. Windows 10 build 18865 doesn’t bring any major new features but it does address some annoying issues affecting previous build releases.
As always, keep in mind that Insider builds are OS versions in the early development cycle. As a result, they might cause severe technical issues on your machines.
The best approach is to install Insider builds on computers used for testing purposes only. Don’t install Windows 10 preview builds on office computers.
Speaking of bugs, Windows 10 build 18865 may trigger GSOD errors for gamers. So, keep this information in mind before hitting the update button.
Without further ado, let’s dive right in and see what’s new in Windows 10 build 18865.
Windows 10 build 18865 changelog
In Cursor & pointer setting, tooltips will now show when you move the mouse over the different color options.
We fixed the issue where Narrator’s Copy command in Scan mode in Facebook’s “Write a comment” text field resulted in message “Item cannot take focus”.
Narrator now announces the toggle state of checkbox in Listview.
We fixed the issue where Narrator read “has finished loading” multiple times when loading a new page in Chrome.
We fixed the issue where Narrator did not read cell content in Excel when using F2 to edit.
We fixed the issue where Narrator said “end of line” when navigated to an empty cell while editing a table.
Scan mode will now switch off to allow typing in the edit field of a spinner control.
We fixed the issue where Narrator did not read aria-label information from button.
Improved Narrator’s fallback logic for controls with no accessible name.
Narrator will now present “invalid” or “required” properties on more controls.
We fixed the issue where Narrator Braille showed the window title instead of the first line on the braille display when navigating to the beginning of the document with Ctrl + Home in a text editing area.
Narrator Braille user can now reliably activate links by routing key.
We fixed the issue where Narrator Braille did not render information on the braille display about the login pop up while creating a page in Facebook.com.
We fixed the issue where Narrator Braille would show the accessible name in the beginning of every line in a text area.
We fixed an issue resulting in a duplicate empty copy of certain folders being created on upgrade for some users.
We fixed an issue where, if your computer supported Wi-Fi and you had the Performance tab set as default in Task Manager, on Task Manager launch, the Wi-Fi section in the Performance tab would appear to be selected, but the details displayed would be for the CPU section.
We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing unexpected BitLocker prompts to encrypt certain drives, and then subsequently failing to encrypt.
For more information about the known issues, you can check out Microsoft’s blog post.
Have you experienced any issues after installing the latest Skip Ahead build? Do let us know in the comments below.