Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17682 to the Fast ring

Microsoft seems -- finally -- to have got the hang of its six monthly update schedule for Windows 10. Not only has it pushed out the April 2018 Update to over 50 percent of Windows 10 users in a very short space of time, but the next feature update, codenamed Redstone 5, is shaping up very nicely already.

The big new feature in this next major update is Sets, and Build 17682 introduce some improvements to it based on Insider feedback.

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Set’s new tab page has been updated to make it obvious that you can launch apps, with favorite choices listed under Frequent Destinations.

In addition, this build improves wireless projection, and makes Remote Server Administration Tools available on demand. For this latter addition you just need to go to "Manage optional features" in Settings and click "Add a feature" to view all the available RSAT components.

There’s also a new post-upgrade setup screen which lets you make sure you’re still running Windows 10 how you want to be.

Other general changes, improvements, and fixes in this build include:

  • Fixed the issue for Windows Insider Program for Business folks where PCs using AAD accounts to receive new flights (via Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program) where they would see a "Fix me" option presented and couldn’t to receive the latest flights.
  • Microsoft is experimenting with adding tips and suggestions to the Settings homepage. If you see one of these, you can choose to opt out by clicking the "…" in the top corner.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in some apps missing pinned and recent items when you right-clicked their icons in the taskbar.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in File Explorer showing blank/generic icons for any file type associated with a UWP app.
  • Fixed an issue where Alt + Tab would sometimes unexpectedly have duplicate entries for app windows in recent flights.
  • Fixed a crash when asking Cortana to play any music in recent flights. This issue also impacted the ability to launch apps using voice commands.
  • Fixed an issue where if the taskbar jump list didn’t show (for example if you clicked away before it finished launching), the next time you watched a video full screen the taskbar would unexpectedly appear on top of the video.
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn’t scroll to the end of the clipboard items list (WIN + V) using mouse wheel/touchpad.
  • Fixed an issue where the wallpaper and app preview thumbnails were unexpectedly flipped when using Task View in Arabic or other bidirectional display languages.
  • Screen snipping (WIN + Shift + S, or other entry points) will now default to rectangular snipping. Your most recent mode selection (rectangular or freeform) is preserved across invocations, so you may not notice a change if you have already been using this experience.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in the "Add a feature" page in Settings not finding any features in the last few builds.
  • Fixed an issue where text written using OTF fonts wouldn’t show up when printed.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in some apps failing to launch recently with application error 0xc0000005 when certain antivirus software programs were installed.
  • Fixed an issue impacting certain touch-capable devices where all Bluetooth accessories would periodically stop working until the screen was touched.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in some explorer.exe hangs when using Remote Desktop, projecting your screen, or having multiple monitors in recent flights. This issue may also have led to Microsoft Edge hangs.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in multiple Win32 apps and system components becoming unresponsive after waking from sleep in the last two flights.

Known issues include:

  • Microsoft is working on adding dark theme in File Explorer and the Common File Dialog, but still has some things to do. You may see some unexpectedly light colors in these surfaces when in dark mode.
  • After updating to this build, Mixed Reality Portal will reinstall the Mixed Reality Software and environment settings will not be preserved. If you need your Mixed Reality home experience to persist, Microsoft recommends skipping this build until these issues are fixed.
  • Some Insiders may find increased reliability and performance issues when launching Start on this build.
  • Some Insiders may experience some bugchecks (GSOD) on this build with "Critical Process Died" error.
  • If you have a Surface Studio, it will fail to update to this build with a "Your PC hardware is not supported on this version of Windows 10" error.

Known issues for Sets & Office include:

  • Sets UX for Office Win32 desktop apps is not final. The experience will be refined over time based on feedback.
  • The top of some Win32 desktop app windows may appear slightly underneath the tab bar when created maximized. To work around the issue, restore and re-maximize the window.
  • Closing one tab may sometimes minimize the entire set.
  • Tiling and cascading windows, including features like "View Side by Side" in Word, will not work for inactive tabs.
  • 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.
  • Local files or non-Microsoft cloud files will not be automatically restored, and no error message will be provided to alert the user to that fact.

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