Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18290 Releases

On Wednesday, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Build 18290 version update for Fast Ring. As the latest preview of 19H1, which will be launched in the spring of next year, Build 18290 does not introduce too many new features, mainly to further integrate the Fluent Design language.

What’s new in Build 18290

A touch of Fluent for menus in Start

Sync your clock

adding an option in Date & Time Settings to manually synchronize your clock with the time server.

See which app is using your microphone

Improving your Search and Cortana experiences

Windows Update Notifications

Starting with 19H1, when your device has an update requiring reboot (including new builds we release) you will see Windows Update icon with orange indicator in the notification area (system tray) alerting you to restart your device.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • We fixed an issue resulting in PDFs opened in Microsoft Edge not displaying correctly (small, instead of using the entire space).
  • We fixed an issue resulting in mouse wheel scrolling in many UWP apps and XAML surfaces being unexpectedly fast in recent builds.
  • We’ve made some updates to the taskbar to reduce the number of times you may see the icons redraw. Most noticeably when interacting with the recycle bin, although in other scenarios as well.
  • Antivirus apps must run as a protected process to register with Windows and appear in the Windows Security app. If an AV app does not register, Windows Defender Antivirus will remain enabled.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the System unexpectedly consuming a high amount of CPU for prolonged periods of time when enumerating Bluetooth devices.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Cortana.Signals.dll crashing in the background.
  • We fixed an issue that caused Remote Desktop to show a black screen for some users. This same issue could also cause freezes over Remote Desktop when using VPN.
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