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Microsoft is celebrating the fifth anniversary of Windows 10 with Build 20180

It’s been five years since the Windows maker introduced its Windows as a Service concept, with the release of Windows 10. Since then, Microsoft has released two feature updates almost every year that focus on new features and improvements, along with regular monthly cumulative updates aimed at bug fixes. With more than a billion active devices now running on Windows 10, the software maker is considering introducing Windows 10X next year, which will be an expression of Windows 10 initially designed exclusively for foldable devices.

The company is celebrating its anniversary today and is releasing a new build for Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel (formerly known as the Fast ring).

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Here is the complete changelog of Windows 10 Build 20180

What’s new in Build 20180

We’re turning on many of the new features mentioned on July 1 in Build 20161, including theme-aware tiles on Start. The new pinned site feature mentioned in last week’s Build 20175 flight is still only available for a subset of Insiders.

Updates for developers

The Windows SDK now flies continuously with the Dev Channel. Whenever a new OS build is flown to the Dev Channel, the corresponding SDK is also executed. You can always install the latest Insider SDK from aka.ms/InsiderSDK. SDK flights are archived in Flight Hub along with OS flights.

Windows 10 build 20180: changes and improvements

  • Based on feedback, we change the posture logic of the tablet for 2-in-1 devices now only applicable when using one screen.
  • Based on feedback, we update the new folder icon in the All apps list in the Start menu to be a bit smaller so that it better matches the size of the other icons.
  • We have updated the search box on the default Apps Settings pages to improve performance.

Windows 10 build 20180: solutions

  • We fixed an issue in the last flight where Magnifier did not track the cursor in the previous build when the zoom was above 100%.
  • We fixed an issue where Task Manager failed to show the publisher name for UWP apps.
  • We fixed an issue when using the Pinyin IME where tapping “/” on the keyboard would not produce the correct character when using full width mode.
  • We fixed a number of issues that could lead to crashes when using Alt + Tab to switch to browser tabs.

Build 20180: known issues

  • We are working on a fix for an issue where some Microsoft Store games protected with Easy Anti-Cheat may not start.
  • We are investigating reports on the update process that lingers for a long time when we try to install a new build.
  • We are working on a fix for an issue where the min / max / close buttons are stuck in their original position after resizing a UWP app. If you move the app window, the position needs to be updated.
  • We are investigating reports that the new taskbar experience described above does not work for some pinned sites.
  • We are working on a fix for an issue where sometimes the ‘close all windows’ action in the taskbar does not close all open tabs
  • We are working on a solution to enable live preview for pinned site tabs.
  • We are working to enable the new taskbar experience for existing pinned sites. In the meantime, you can unplug the site from the taskbar, remove it from the edge: // apps page, and then pin the site again.
  • We are working on a fix for an issue where pinned sites may not display all open tabs for a domain. In the meantime, you can fix this by pinning the site’s home page instead of a specific page (e.g. pin microsoft.com instead of microsoft.com/windows).
  • We are working on a fix for an issue where Alt + Tabbing to a browser tab sometimes also moves the previously active browser tab to the front of the Alt + Tab list.
  • Opening a WSL 1 distribution may cause the error: “The I / O operation has been aborted due to a thread exit or an application request.” Please check this out Github problem for the latest updates.

For more information, go to the official blog post.

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