Microsoft has rolled out a major cumulative update to users on the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (1803). Pushing the build number to 17134.319, it addresses a huge amount of bugs and makes several small tweaks.
Among the fixes is a removal of the “you’ll need a new app to open” message when opening websites on a non-standard port. Microsoft has also addressed an issue that causes the browser address bar to lose focus in certain circumstances.
Users should also note support for more Bluetooth devices, with several failing to pair in previous builds. Additionally, multi-monitor users will no longer be plagued with spell-check menus appearing on the wrong screen.
Windows 10 April 2018 Update Changelog
The update remedies over 50 issues, in length, so I won’t get into all of them. However, there are some that are more important than others. You’ll find some highlights below:
- “Addresses an issue that causes downloads to fail because Mark of the Web (MOTW) isn’t supported at the download location.
- Addresses an issue that prevents the DefaultSearchProvider policy from working when the FirstRunPage policy is in use.
- Addresses an issue that prevents the Microsoft Edge Configure Password Manager policy from suppressing the Save password prompt when the policy is disabled.
- Addresses an issue with the file previewer for .html, .mht, and email (MIME) attachments in Microsoft Outlook.
- Addresses an issue that occurs when using low-level mouse hooks with high integrity-level processes.
- Addresses an issue that prevents custom keyboard layouts from working correctly.
- Addresses an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
- Addresses an issue that causes a delay in unlocking or signing in to a computer that was moved to a different network. For example, a delay occurs when moving from a corporate LAN or WLAN to a home LAN where domain controllers can’t be reached.
- Addresses an issue on some laptops that prevents sign-out from completing. The issue occurs when a customer signs out and immediately closes the laptop. As a result, when the laptop is reopened, the device must be restarted.
- Addresses an issue on devices with fingerprint sensors that were upgraded from Windows 10, version 1709. After the upgrade, users can’t use the fingerprint sensor to log in.
- Addresses an issue that prevents running subsequent actions when you create multiple actions in a task using Task Scheduler and the task is scheduled under the Stop the existing instance rule.”
Similar fixes are coming to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) users, with some minor variations. In all, it’s an impressive number of fixes that will set a strong base for the Windows 10 October update.
You can read the full patch notes here.