Windows 10 18H2 builds no longer receive new features

By: Matthew Adams
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Latest news on Windows 10 October 2018 Update

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (otherwise 18H2) rollout might now be two to three weeks away. For the last few months, new build previews for the 18H2 update have shown off some handy new Windows 10 tools and settings. Now Microsoft has announced Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17763. Build 17763 looks like it could be a final release preview of the update as it does not include any new features.

Dona Sarkar updated Windows Blogs with a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17763 post. That post provides further details for the build preview’s bug fixes. Thus, the latest preview fixes some Edge, Bluetooth audio problems, PowerShell and thumbnail bugs. The preview build amounts to about six bug fixes.

The 17763 preview does not include a build watermark at the bottom right of the Windows desktop. The exclusion of a watermark highlights 17763 could be a RTM (release to manufacturer) update. Yet, Mr. Sarkar insists in the post that the absence of a watermark does not mean Microsoft has finalized the update. Nevertheless, barring unexpected delays, the October 2018 Update is fast approaching its launch.

The latest Windows 10 version update will deliver a slew of new tools and options for the OS, Skype and Edge browser along with some more design changes. A new clipping tool, which you can activate with the Windows+Shift+S hotkey, is among the more notable new additions to Windows 10 the October 2018 Update will provide. In addition, you can utilize the new Screen Sketch app the update adds to Win 10 to annotate captured snapshots.

The October 2018 Update will give the Windows 10 clipboard a somewhat overdue overhaul. The clipboard will include a new history panel that saves multiple copied items. Thus, that will enable you to copy multiple items to the clipboard and then select an image or text snippet to paste into open software. Win 10 will also include a new Sync across device setting you can select to synchronize items copied to the clipboard across other devices.

Microsoft is adding the Your Phone app to Windows 10 with the H218 update. That app enables Android mobile users to sync photos on their phones with Windows 10 desktops or laptops. Your Phone users can link mobiles to send text messages to them from the Win 10 app.

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The October 2018 Update revamps Edge’s Settings page and menu designs. Media Autoplay is the most notable new option that will appear in the browser after the update. Edge users can turn off autoplaying videos on websites or mute them with that setting.

The Notepad will also include new options and tools after the 18H2 update. The updated Notepad will include new Zoom, Wrap Around and Search With Bing options. Furthermore, Microsoft is updating that accessory to support Linux and Mac LF and CR line endings.

Those are just a few of the new options, tools and apps you’ll find in Windows 10 version 1809. The latest 17763 preview build highlights that the October 2018 Update rollout is imminent. Microsoft has yet to provide a release date for the 18H2 update, but it probably will confirm one in the next few weeks.

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