Here’s what’s improved and broken in Windows 10 Build 17666


Microsoft today released a new
Windows 10 Build 17666 for Fast and Skip Ahead Ring
Insiders. The latest build comes with many new and major
features which the company had announced at its Build 2018.

Along with the introduction of new features like Fluent Design
elements to Sets, Dark Theme for File Explorer, new Cloud
Clipboard experience and more, Microsoft has also fixed many
bugs based on the feedback given by the Insiders.

Here’s what’s fixed:

  • Microsoft fixed an issue with dll which caused the
    explorer.exe to crash every few minutes. The VPN not working
    issue has also been fixed once you update to the new build.
  • Issue with Appsnon-visibilityy in secondary accounts after
    getting app updates has also been fixed in the latest build.
    Maximizing windows resulted in the border being visible on the
    window in previous builds, this issue has now been fixed.
  • The snipping toolbar (with WIN + Shift + S) will now follow
    your desired theme, light or dark. Also fixed is the issue with
    the Emoji Panel and touch keyboard not displaying correctly
    when restarting explorer.exe.

Apart from fixing some of the major bugs, Microsoft has also
listed known issues which should be noted before downloading
the build.

Known Issues:

  • After the installation of Windows Mixed Reality the OOBE
    turns black and the Motion controllers do not recognize in
    exclusive apps. These should be fixed in upcoming builds.
  • The desktop may be momentarily visible before the Lock
    screen displays when resuming from sleep.
  • The Movies & TV crashes when the users denies access to the
    video library and navigates to the Personal tab.
  • The Windows Mixed Reality headset on this build will remain
    black until it is unplugged and reconnected to the PC.
  • Win32 desktop app windows appear slightly underneath the
    tab bar when maximized. As a workaround restore and re maximize
    the window.
  • The Office Visual Basic Editor window will currently be
    tabbed but is not intended to be in the future.
  • Opening an Office document while the same app has an
    existing document open may cause an unintended switch to the
    last active document. This will also happen when closing a
    sheet in Excel while other sheets remain open.

As this is a preview build, it is always advisable to go
through the list of known issues before downloading it on your
PCs and laptops. If you’re on the Fast and Skip Ahead ring, you
can get today’s build by going to Settings > Update &
security > Windows Update > Check for updates.

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