Microsoft released the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18219 that is limited to Skip Ahead ring. This Windows 10 Preview has given a codename 19H1 and is a preview of feature update of the next spring. Windows 10 users who have opted into Skip Ahead, can grab this preview to experience new features, changes and, improvements packed in this new Preview Build 18219.

For the time being, Microsoft team is working on Redstone 5 and probably RS5 will be finalized within a very short period. After finalizing it, they will start to roll out 19H1 to almost every insider.

Windows 10 build 18219, Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18219

The users can grab the opportunity to report bugs, security issues and other noticed lacks after analyzing this Windows 10 Preview Build 18219.

Changelog of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18219

The Windows 10 preview build 18219 focuses on Narrator Improvements as well as some general changes and fixes.

Here are the improvements to Narrator:

  • Reliability: We have made improvements in Narrator reliability.
  • Scan Mode: Reading and navigating while in Scan Mode has been improved. Selecting text in Scan Mode has also been improved. Selecting forward in Edge has some known issues that we are actively investigating.
  • QuickStart: The link in settings to relaunch the QuickStart should now reliably be working and will launch from the very first Welcome page. The QuickStart should also more reliably take focus when Narrator is launched, which means Narrator should start reading it automatically.
  • Providing Feedback: The keystroke to provide feedback has changed. The new keystroke is Narrator + Alt + F. This will work both in the Standard and Legacy layouts.
    Note: The Legacy layout also allows you to use Narrator + E to send us feedback.
  • Move Next, Move Previous, and Change View: When changing Narrator’s view to either characters, words, lines or paragraphs the Read Current Item command will read the text of that specific view type more reliably.
  • Keyboard command changes: The keystroke to Move to the beginning of text has changed to Narrator + B (was Narrator + Control + B), Move to end of text has changed to Narrator + E (was Narrator + Control + E).
  • Braille: Improved usage of Braille commanding when using the Narrator key from the braille display.

List of general changes and bug fixes

  • We fixed an issue resulting in Notepad’s “Search with Bing” feature searching for “10 10” instead of “10 + 10” if that was the search query. We also fixed an issue where accented characters would end up as question marks in the resulting search.
  • We fixed an issue where Ctrl + 0 to reset the zoom level in Notepad wouldn’t work if the 0 was typed from a keypad.
  • We fixed an issue resulting minimized apps having squished thumbnails in Task View.
    We fixed an issue resulting in the tops of apps in tablet mode being clipped (i.e. missing pixels).
  • We fixed an issue where the taskbar would stay on top of full-screened apps if you had previously hovered over any grouped taskbar icon to bring up the extended list of previews, but then clicked elsewhere to dismiss it.
  • We fixed an issue where the icons in the Microsoft Edge extension pane were drawing unexpectedly close to the toggles.
  • We fixed an issue where Find on Page in Microsoft Edge would stop working for open PDFs once the PDF had been refreshed.
  • We fixed an issue where Ctrl-based keyboard shortcuts (like Ctrl + C, Ctrl + A) didn’t work in editable fields for PDFs opened in Microsoft Edge.
  • We fixed the issue where if the Narrator key is set to just Insert, sending a Narrator command from a braille display should now function as designed regardless if the Caps Lock key is a part of the Narrator key mapping.
  • We fixed the issue in Narrator’s automatic dialog reading where the title of the dialog is being spoken more than once.
  • We fixed the issue where Narrator won’t read combo boxes until Alt + down arrow is pressed.

Microsoft has also revealed some known issues for users and developers, but the workaround is not available.

If you experience this latest build, share your experience with Microsoft as well as with us and stay connected for more updates of Windows 10.

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