Microsoft release Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17754 No Watermark edition: Update – now Slow Ring

Microsoft has pushed out a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17754 (RS5) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. The build continues the march to the October 2018 update, removing the watermark, though Microsoft takes pains to note this does not mean it is RTM and that more work needs to be done still.

Update 11/9/18: The new build is now available for the Slow Ring. Here’s what’s new.

The new build includes the following general changes, improvements, and fixes for PC.

  • The build watermark at the lower right-hand corner of the desktop is no longer present in this build. Microsoft is now beginning the phase of checking in final code to prepare for the final release.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in reduced Action Center reliability in recent flights.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where if you opened one of the taskbar flyouts (like network or volume), and then quickly tried to open another, it wouldn’t work.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue for people with multiple monitors where if the Open or Save Dialog was moved between monitors some elements might become unexpectedly tiny.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in certain apps crashing recently when setting focus to the in-app search box.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in certain games, like League of Legends, not launching/connecting properly in recent flights.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where clicking on web links in PWAs such as Twitter didn’t open the browser.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in certain PWAs not rendering correctly after the app had been suspended then resumed.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where pasting multi-line text into certain websites using Microsoft Edge might add unexpected empty lines between each line.
  • Microsoft fixed a crash in recent flights when using the pen to ink in Microsoft Edge’s web notes.
  • Microsoft fixed a high hitting Task Manager crash in recent flights.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in Settings crashing for Insiders with multiple monitors when changing various options under Display Settings in the last few flights.
  • Microsoft fixed a crash when clicking the Verify link on the Accounts Settings page in recent flights.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where the contents of the Apps & Features page wouldn’t load until the apps list was ready, resulting in the page appearing blank for a time.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where the list on Settings of built-in phrases for the Pinyin IME was blank.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue in Narrator where activating Microsoft Edge history items would not work in Scan mode.
  • Microsoft made some improvements in Narrator Selection when moving forward in Microsoft Edge. Please try this out and use the Feedback hub app to let us know any issues you encounter.

Known issues

  • When you use the Ease of Access Make Text bigger setting, you might see text clipping issues, or find that text is not increasing in size everywhere.
  • Narrator sometimes does not read in the Settings app when you navigate using Tab and arrow keys. Try switching to Narrator Scan mode temporarily. And when you turn Scan mode off again, Narrator will now read when you navigate using Tab and arrows key. Alternatively, you can restart Narrator to work around this issue.

The updated operating system can be downloaded by checking for updates in Settings.

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