Microsoft has released another pre-release version of the 19H1 update, Windows 10 Build 18237 for Insiders who have enabled Skip Ahead that brings a first visible innovation: The login screen shines influent design, it now comes with an acrylic effect. Another innovation that Microsoft announces in this context is the renaming of the app “Microsoft Apps” under Android in “Your Phone Companion” Along with these changes, the preview of Windows 10 version 1903 delivers a number of fixes for the Task Manager, Settings, multi-monitor setup, games, Progressive Web apps, Microsoft Edge, Narrator, and more.

In addition to several other improvements and refinements, there are also two known issues, one of them concerns the notifications displayed in the Action Center. And Narrator sometimes does not read in the Settings app when you navigate using Tab and arrow keys

Windows 10 Build 18237 (19H1)

First of all, with the latest Windows 10 19H1 Build 18237 Microsoft added the acrylic effect to the background of the Windows 10 login screen. This acrylic effect comes from the “Fluent Design”. The transparent impression of the acrylic effect should help the user to focus on the login process in the foreground. Microsoft explains

The translucent texture of this transient surface helps you focus on the sign-in task by moving the actionable controls up in the visual hierarchy while maintaining their accessibility.

Acrylic effect to the background of the Windows 10 login screen
Acrylic effect to the background of the Windows 10 login screen

Microsoft has renamed the Android “Microsoft Apps” app so that it now named “Your Phone Companion“. This is being done to make it easier to understand that the Android app is a companion to the Your Phone feature in Windows 10.

This build is also getting features that have already been introduced to Redstone 5  including the ability to send and receive SMS messages between your Android and PC  with the Your Phone app.

Windows 10 Build 18237 Improvements and Bug fixes

Along with these changes, Microsoft adds a new group policy for preventing the use of security questions for local accounts. This can be found under Computer Configuration  Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Credential User Interface. here is the list of other new fixes, changes, and improvements that you can expect:

  • We fixed an issue where Task Manager couldn’t be resized in the previous flight.
  • We fixed and issue resulting in Settings crashing when navigating to Accounts > Sign-in in the previous flight.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in reduced Action Center reliability in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue where if you opened one of the taskbar flyouts (like network or volume), and then quickly tried to open another, it wouldn’t work.
  • We fixed an issue for people with multiple monitors where if the Open or Save Dialog was moved between monitors some elements might become unexpectedly tiny.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain apps crashing recently when setting focus to the in-app search box.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain games, like League of Legends, not launching/connecting properly in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue where clicking on web links in PWAs such as Twitter didn’t open the browser.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain PWAs not rendering correctly after the app had been suspended then resumed.
  • We fixed an issue where pasting multi-line text into certain websites using Microsoft Edge might add unexpected empty lines between each line.
  • We fixed a crash in recent flights when using the pen to ink in Microsoft Edge’s web notes.
  • We fixed a high hitting Task Manager crash in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Settings crashing for Insiders with multiple monitors when changing various options under Display Settings in the last few flights.
  • We fixed a crash when clicking the Verify link on the Accounts Settings page in recent flights.
  • We’ve added a new group policy for preventing the use of security questions for local accounts. This can be found under Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Credential User Interface.
  • We fixed an issue where the contents of the Apps & Features page wouldn’t load until the apps list was ready, resulting in the page appearing blank for a time.
  • We fixed an issue where the list on Settings of built-in phrases for the Pinyin IME was blank.
  • We fixed an issue in Narrator where activating Microsoft Edge history items would not work in Scan mode.
  • We made some improvements in Narrator Selection when moving forward in Microsoft Edge. Please try this out and use the Feedback hub app to let us know any issues you encounter.
  • We fixed an issue where Narrator would incorrectly report some standard combo boxes as “editable combo box” instead of “combo box”.

Windows 10 build 18237 Installation causing Error 0x8007000e or high memory usage.  

A number of insiders reported that The new build starts in the “Getting things ready” stage and at some point between there and the downloading step they are receiving a 0x8007000e error or the computer running out of memory when trying to install Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18237. So recommend not to install this preview build on a production machine. Use the virtual machine to install and try these features.

Download Windows 10 build 18237

Windows 10 Preview Build 18237 is only available to Insiders in the Skip Ahead Ring. And Compatible Devices connected to Microsoft server automatically download and install the 19H1 preview build 18237. But you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and click the Check for updates button.

Note: Windows 10 19H1 Build is only available for users who joined/Part of part of the Skip Ahead Ring. Or you can check how to join skip ahead ring and enjoy windows 10 19H1 features.