Los Angeles, Calif. - Jan. 25th, 2019 - The software giant Microsoft announced releasing Windows 10 Build 18323 (19H1) to the Windows Insiders yesterday. Now it is available in the Fast ring. The focus of this build is to bring improved support for the RAW image format. It is now possible for photography enthusiasts to view this image format directly. Curious if there are any other new features or improvements in Build 18323 (19H1)? Read on to learn more about it.
Below are the major improvements and new features in Build 18323 (19H1).
If you like taking pictures in RAW image format, this should be good news for you. In Windows 10 19H1 Build 18323, you are able to view image thumbnails, previews, and camera metadata of previously unsupported raw files right in File Explorer as well as viewing your raw images at full resolution in apps like Photos or any other Windows app that uses Windows Imaging Component framework to decode raw images. But the premise is to download and install the Raw Image Extension (Beta) package from the store.
Note: To install the Raw Image Extension (Beta) package, Windows 10 19H1 Build 18323 or later is required. Click here, and you can get the current beta package directly.
However, there are also some known issues:
Exposing camera properties stored as EXIF/XMP metadata is not currently working for some raw image formats.
File Explorer hangs when the view state is changed to “Details Pane” and a raw file that activates the new raw codec package is selected.
Opening some raw images in Photos app using the new store-delivered raw codec pack gets stuck at low resolution thumbnail image.
The new Light Theme has already been introduced in Build 18282. And in Build 18323, there are some improvements to it:
Fixed an issue where the text in the battery flyout might become unreadable in light theme due to it being white.
Fixed an issue where the scrollbar in the network flyout wasn’t visible in light theme.
Fixed an issue where the autoplay icon in the systray wasn’t visible in light theme.
Fixed an issue where impacting the network and volume icons in the notification area where after switching to light theme they wouldn’t update from white to black until explorer restarted.
Fixed a similar issue where not all supported app icons in the taskbar would switch colors on the taskbar when switching between light and dark theme (particularly on the secondary monitor).
Made some adjustments to address issues where when using light theme white icons in notifications weren’t readable.
Updating the Settings icon to now be dark grey in the taskbar when light theme is enabled rather than black.
Fixed an issue causing Update Orchestrator Service to stop working periodically. As a result of this issue, you might have seen an error on Windows Update Settings saying that the update failed to restart. This issue also resulted in restart using Update and Restart to sometimes just restart you back into the base OS.
Fixed an issue where clicking your account in Cortana Permissions didn’t bring up the UI to sign out from Cortana (if you were already signed in). This issue also impacted the Change My Name button.
Fixed an issue resulting in night light not working recently.
Fixed an issue where the quick actions section of Action Center would be missing sometimes recently.
Fixed an issue where closing an open Excel window from the taskbar might cause Excel to go non-responsive.
Fixed an issue an issue where the WIN + Ctrl +
When using your accent color on the taskbar has been enabled, the taskbar and start jump lists will now also be accent-themed.
Returning the Volume Mixer link in the volume button context menu to its October 2018 behavior.
Fixed an issue where themes and Microsoft Edge extensions downloaded from Microsoft Store wouldn’t appear in their respective locations after the download finished.
Fixed an issue impacting Action Center reliability in recent builds.
Fixed an issue where you might see multiple Focus Assist notifications in the Action Center at a particular time.
Adding Nearby Sharing to the list of default Focus Assist exceptions.
Fixed a recent issue where if you used the screen snip quick action in the Action Center then the resulting screenshot would have the Action Center in it.
Fixed a recent issue that could result in not being able to launch UWP apps from the Start menu sometimes.
Fixed a recent regression resulting in File Explorer sometimes hanging when interacting with MP4s and folders that had MP4s in them.
Fixed an issue where Cortana would close immediately if opened from the Start screen when using tablet mode.
Fixed an issue impacting Snipping Tool reliability.
Fixed an issue resulting in Ctrl + P not activating the Print command in Snip & Sketch in recent flights.
Fixed an issue resulting in Snip & Sketch potentially crashing when closing many Snip & Sketch windows in a row.
Fixed an issue where rebooting would set Nearby Sharing back to an off state if it had been turned on.
Fixed an issue where the lock screen preview in Lock Screen Settings wasn’t showing in recent builds.
Fixed an issue where the scrollbar in Settings was overlapping the text fields when manually configuring your IP address.
Fixed a rare issue that could result in the screen locking up when using the Surface Dial.
Fixed an issue where the tooltips in the Emoji Panel were truncated on the bottom.
Fixed an issue where the Windows feature update might fail but would still be listed as a successful update in Windows Update history page.
Fixed an issue where you might see a Windows Update icon in the notification area saying there was an update when no update was available.
Fixed an issue where you couldn’t type on the touch keyboard when “Turn on Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse” since focus would move away from the text field and set to the keyboard itself.
Fixed an issue on certain devices that could sometimes result in the screen staying black on boot until CTRL + Alt + Del was pressed.
Fixed an issue resulting in certain devices experience increased battery drain on the last few flights when in Disconnected Standby Mode.
Fixed an issue for devices with multiple monitors resulting in Task View (WIN + Tab) sometimes showing UWP app thumbnails on the primary monitor rather than the monitor where the app was open.
Fixed an issue where some key labels were cut off in Armenian full touch keyboard layout.
Fixed an issue when using the full touch keyboard layout in Korean where pressing the FN key unexpectedly highlighted the IME ON/OFF key. We also fixed an issue for this language where tapping the tab key wouldn’t insert a tab.
Fixed an issue where Narrator sometimes did not say anything when reopening Action Center after it was dismissed using the Esc key.
Fixed an issue where Narrator did not speak the volume level value when using the hardware volume button to change the volume setting.
Fixed an issue where Narrator command read from current location did not work when on a heading in Wikipedia.
Fixed an issue where Narrator announced read-only at the end for links.
Fixed an issue where Narrator continuous reading command read the last word of a sentence twice on a web page in Microsoft Edge.
Fixed an issue impacting a small number of users enrolled in Microsoft Intune where they might not receive policies.
Fixed an issue where signing out from inside Windows Sandbox resulted in a blank white window.
Fixed an issue resulting in running c:\windows\syswow64\regedit.exe not launching regedit in recent builds.
For more information about the Build 18323, you can click here to read the entire release note in Windows Blog.
Last but not least, if you are prepared to install the Windows 10 19H1 Insider Build 18323, don’t forget to create a system restore point in Driver Talent before you do it. Then if your computer runs into issues after the installation, you can quickly roll back your computer to the previous stage. You’d better back up all your drivers with Driver Talent as well. For more fixes to Windows 10 update issues, you can access the Windows 10 section on this site.
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