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Microsoft Introduces Windows 10 Update with Emoji 12.0


Microsoft has released a brand-new update for Windows 10 preview which changes the operating system’s build number to 18845 (from 18841). The highlight feature that Microsoft introduces through the new update is Emoji 12.0. The update has been available to beta testers since February 20th but now everyone can download it through OTA (over the air) channels.

Windows 10 1884 Build Update

Microsoft is developing Windows 10 as a service and this means that the operating system receives new updates every other month. Microsoft is always looking for new ways to improve the user experience and performances of Windows 10 and this is exactly what the new update does.

Emoji 12.0

As previously mentioned, the highlight feature of the new update is Emoji 12.0. This set of new emojis was finalized in February and they can be activated when users press WIN+(period) or WIN+(semicolon). Some of the new emojis introduced by this latest update are waffle, ballet shoes, otter, sloth, and many more others.

Bug Fixes and Software Improvements

Leaving the new emojis aside, the real reason why all Windows 10 users should download the new update as soon as possible is because it also introduces lots of bug fixes and software improvements. In fact, let’s go over them together.

  • Fixed an issue which would cause the Bluetooth Hands-Free audio driver to hang.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders not being able to access the Quests section of the Feedback Hub.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in a decrease in Start menu reliability in the previous flight.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in Microsoft Edge crashing on launch for some Insiders in the previous flight.
  • Small tweaks to make the help icon in File Explorer look a bit better when dark theme is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where in certain languages if you pressed WIN+V before having opted into clipboard history the clipboard history UI would be truncated.
  • Fixed an issue with the new Adlam keyboard resulting in not being able to type certain common words.
  • Fixed an issue where, when typing Vietnamese, the touch keyboard was auto-capitalizing every word in certain apps.
  • Fixed an issue that could result in unexpected flickering if you used pen or touch in certain win32 apps to launch a second instance of the app when in tablet mode.
  • Fixed an issue that could result in DWM crashing after enabling high contrast.
  • Fixed an issue where, when friendly dates were enabled in File Explorer, in certain languages (such as Japanese and Chinese) Insiders would see the wrong day name displayed.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in an unexpected and non-functional Family Safety icon in the notification area of the taskbar.
  • Fixed an issue that could result in the taskbar search box text becoming black on a black background.
  • Fixed an issue where Start menu would crash when using Narrator to navigate pinned folders in Start.

Known Issues Which Have Been Fixed

  • Launching games that use anti-cheat software may trigger a bugcheck (GSOD).
  • Some night light reliability bugs remain.
  • For display calibration scenarios, monitors may be missing in the built-in Color Management application. As a work around, use the Settings app to select color profile instead, under the Display Settings page.
  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly.
  • In Windows Sandbox, if you try to navigate to the Narrator settings, Settings app crashes.
  • Mouse pointer color might be incorrectly switched to white after signing out and signing back in.
  • Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning properly.
  • If you install any of the recent builds from the Skip Ahead and switch to either the Fast ring or the Slow ring, optional content such as enabling developer mode will fail. You will have to remain in the Fast ring to add/install/enable optional content. This is because optional content will only install on builds approved for specific rings.