Windows 10 Insider 20H1 Build 18860 comes live for Skip Ahead

Today, Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Insider 20H1 Build 18860 for Windows Insiders who have opted the same for Skip Ahead. This release is a part of the 2003 ongoing development branch. Windows 10 19H1 is due in the upcoming month of April 2019, only then, they will start sending 19H2 bits to insiders.

Here, in this article, we will discuss the key changes along with known issues of 20H1 Build 18860. With this Build, SwiftKey Typing Intelligence is now available for 38 more languages. Let’s explore its features in detail-

20H1 Build 18860

What’s new in Build 18860

SwiftKey Typing Intelligence is now available in more languages

Microsoft was working on bringing SwiftKey Typing Intelligence for more languages in Windows 10. With this release i.e. 20H1 build 18860, users can now get the same on 38 more languages. The complete list of languages are as follow-

Afrikaans (South Africa) Albanian (Albania) Arabic (Saudi Arabia) Armenian (Armenia)
Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan) Basque (Spain) Bulgarian (Bulgaria) Catalan (Spain)
Croatian (Croatia) Czech (Czech Republic) Danish (Denmark) Dutch (Netherlands)
Estonian (Estonia) Finnish (Finland) Galician (Spain) Georgian (Georgia)
Greek (Greece) Hausa (Nigeria) Hebrew (Israel) Hindi (India)
Hungarian (Hungary) Indonesian (Indonesia) Kazakh (Kazakhstan) Latvian (Latvia)
Lithuanian (Lithuania) Macedonian (Macedonia) Malay (Malaysia) Norwegian (Bokmal, Norway)
Persian (Iran) Polish (Poland) Romanian (Romania) Serbian (Serbia)
Slovak (Slovakia) Slovenian (Slovenia) Swedish (Sweden) Turkish (Turkey)
Ukrainian (Ukraine) Uzbek (Uzbek)    

They have brought this feature, especially for local users. This will indeed help them in auto-corrections, Shape writing, predictions, and many other features. Once you use these functions through either Touch Keyboard or a Hard Keyboard, you will understand its beauty.

If you use any of the languages mentioned above, apply the same on your PC. In case if you face any issue, you can report the same to Microsoft as Feedback. They will soon post a quest related to this in Feedback Hub.

General improvements, fixes, and changes for PC

  1. They resolved the issue where Microsoft Edge crashes while interacting with combo boxes on PDF forms.
  2. They fixed the error which creates a nuisance while operating night light on your PC. It occurs mainly afterward an upgrade. Here, night light appears ON even though all settings related to this are turned off.
  3. Earlier when users try to adjust the night light’s slider, it may stick. They resolved this bug as well.
  4. The company fixed the issue which leads to night light skipping fade transition even when it was turned off either manually or scheduled.
  5. They resolved the Settings crash issue which mainly occurs when insiders click on Apps section.
  6. They fixed the VMware’s related trouble as well. Now VMs can install or update any Windows Insider builds without hanging the entire System with Windows logo on a Black Screen.
  7. The Company resolved the issue where users face GSOD bug while citing the Kernel_Security_Violation error message.
  8. In recent builds, if you keep your main Screen ON, there was huge drainage of battery. They fixed this trouble as well.
  9. Earlier when users make a right-click on a Wi-Fi entry in the Taskbar network list, it changes the preferred light theme to the dark theme context menu. Microsoft fixed this problem too.
  10. Now you can open Voice Recorder or Alarms & Clocks even in full screen from 20H1 Build 18860 onward.

Known issues- 20H1 Build 18860

  1. There will be an occurrence of GSOD when you launch games along with anti-cheat programs.
  2. Some Realtek SD card readers are yet not working properly, the company is looking for a resolution to this.
  3. X-Fi Sound cards too are not functioning as they are supposed to. They are partnering with Creative to bring a solution to this trouble.
  4. You may need to go through an extra reboot while performing Reset this PC with the option to keep your files on reserved storage enabled device. The added restart is to check whether reserved storage is functioning properly or not.

Known issues for Developers

In case you download and install any of the recent builds from Skip Ahead then revert back to either Fast or Slow ring, you may notice some issue. Optional content like- enabling developer mode will surely fail as they are approved for specific rings only. Hence, you have to remain in Fast ring to add, install or enable such optional contents.