Windows 10 version 1903

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This changelog is cumulative of every build released after 17763 and will form the changelog for the Windows 10 version 1903. This is a draft and is subject to change.

Last updated to match with version 10.0.18298.1000

Note that when a new build is released, we usually wait a day or two to make sure we've covered everything before adding it to this page.

Archive

After every release, the content of this page is archived into the build of the release. Here is a list of builds that were previously depicted on this page:

Start

  • The rail will now expand when hovering over it for a longer period of time
  • When transparency is disabled, Start will continue to show the wallpaper rather than a solid color as background
  • The power and user menu now use icons to indicate the options, as well as an acrylic background
  • The power button will now show a orange dot when an update is ready to be installed

Cortana + search

  • Updated UI with recent activities, updated filters and more Fluent Design elements

Taskbar + Action center

  • When disconnected from the internet, Windows will now show a globe-icon
  • When your microphone is in use, it will show an icon in the system tray
  • The brightness quick action has been replaced with a slider
  • You can now re-arrange quick actions in the Action center itself, or add new quick actions
  • The Windows Update icon will now show an orange dot if an update is ready to reboot the device
  • The microphone icon will now show which app is using the microphone
  • Icons will have to redraw less often, like when the recycle bin is being interacted with

User Interface

  • The Windows sign-in screen now uses acrylic when the lock screen is dismissed
  • The default wallpaper has been changed
  • The Windows UI now supports a light theme
  • The printing dialog will now follow your color theme
  • The printing dialog now makes more use of icons to make options more clear
  • Long names in the print dialog will now wrap rather than being cut off
  • Action Center now has a shadow like other flyouts
  • Disabling transparency will now also disable it on the logon screen

File Explorer

  • The File Explorer icon has been updated for better contrast with the white taskbar
  • The Downloads-folder will now sort by date by default

Microsoft Edge 19

Edge

  • Nothing to share yet

PDF + EPUB

  • Nothing to share yet

F12 Tools

  • Nothing to share yet

EdgeHTML

  • Nothing to share yet

about:flags

  • Nothing to share yet

Settings

System

  • "When I'm using an app in full screen mode" has been added as a new rule to focus assist
  • "Fix scaling for apps" is now enabled by default
  • Quick action settings have been removed and are replaced with the Action center editor
  • "Storage" has been redesigned to merge the detailed view with the main view
  • Unplugging or plugging in a device will no longer make the screen brightness flip between 2 states

Devices

  • A link to the torubleshooter has been added to "Printers & Scanners"

Network & Internet

  • You can now set advanced Ethernet settings
  • The corresponding Ethernet adapter name will now be shown in the sidebar

Personalization

  • "Choose your color" has been added to override both "Choose your default Windows mode" and "Choose your default app mode" settings
  • An option has been added to change the Windows mode from dark to light under "Color"

Apps

  • Nothing to share yet

Accounts

  • You can now create a security key from Sign-in options

Time & language

  • While installing a new language there will now be an option to set it as the display language
  • Speech recognition and Text-to-Speech are now separate installable pieces of language packs
  • The Region icon has been updated
  • You can now manually sync your clock with the server under "Date & Time"

Gaming

  • Nothing to share yet

Ease of Access

  • "Hear advanced information about controls when navigating" has been added as a new setting for Narrator
  • Settings have been added to minimize Narrator Home to the system tray and to remove it from the Alt + Tab list
  • 5 new verbosity levels have been added to Narrator
  • Cursor size now is a slider with support for a larger maximum size and more steps inbetween
  • The cursor can now be set to a custom color

Cortana & Search

  • The page "Searching Windows" has been added and provides options to expand Windows' indexing range

Privacy

  • The microphone and camera privacy pages now show which apps are using them and when any app last did

Update & Security

  • A setting has been added under "Troubleshoot" that lets Windows automatically troubleshoot issues
  • "Change active hours", "View update history" and "Advanced options" now have icons under Windows Update
  • A link to "Pause updates for 7 days" has been added to the main Windows Update UI
  • Active Hours can now be managed by Windows itself based on your activity

Mixed Reality

  • Nothing to share yet

General

  • Nothing to share yet

Ink Workspace

  • Nothing to share yet

Gaming

  • Nothing to share yet

System

  • Nothing to share yet

Accessibility

  • Narrator can now read next, current and previous sentences
  • Narrator has been improved to work better with Chrome
  • USB support for Inceptor and Orbit 20 displays has been added with BRLTTY 5.6
  • Support for the UI Automation framework IAccessible2 has been added
  • Narrator text reading commands can now be used to scan a full window
  • The "Not on explorable text"-error has been removed
  • You can now allow Narrator to read by Sentence in Braille support
  • Narrator will now give phonetic readings when using Narrator key + Comma twice
  • Narrator has been improved to work better with Chrome
  • Narrator can now work better with Chrome
  • Centered mouse mode in Magnifier should be more performant
  • Narrator Home has been added with an overview for everything you need for Narrator
  • You can now cycle through 5 additional verbosity levels with Narrator + V
  • Narrator + 0 will now allow you to read out an URL completely
  • Narrator will no longer announce "non-selected" in tables with cells where aria-selected isn't set or when you enter or exit a table
  • Capitalization reading is now available for all reading modes
  • Reading and navigation commands now stay within the webpage content area when you're using webbrowsers and other apps
  • Narrator can now follow its reading position with the cursor
  • Narrator text-reading commands are now supported for reading a full window
  • You can now tell Narrator to read any of the following goroups of keyboard keys: Hear letters, numbers, and punctuation as you type, Hear function keys as you type, Hear arrow, Tab, and other navigation keys as you type, Hear when toggle keys like Caps lock and Num lock are turned on or off, and Hear Shift, Alt, and other modifier keys as you type
  • Narrator now supports combo edit controls and will announce them as such
  • Narrator will now tag along with your PIN or password reset

Language and input

  • The emoji panel will now show pages with character-emojis
  • Support for Vietnamese Telex and Number-key based keyboards
  • A large set of symbols have been added to the touch keyboard
  • Support for Emoji 12 beta has been added
  • The on-screen keyboard has been updated to dynamically change the hit target for all keys to predict where someone might tap
  • Improvements to the on-screen keyboard to keep it from expanding over the current text field
  • The timeout period when dictating has been changed from 5 seconds to 10

Input Method Editor

  • Nothing to share yet

Apps

  • 3D Viewer, Calculator, Calendar, Groove Music, Mail, Movies & TV, Paint 3D, Snip & Sketch, Sticky Notes and Voice Recorder can now be uninstalled

Console

  • A set of new settings have been added under the "Terminal" tab in Console Settings
  • Scroll Forward can now be set to scroll below the most recent row of text after clearing
  • The cursor shape can now be changed to 5 different options (legacy, underscore, vertical bar, empty box and solid box)
  • The cursor color can now be set independently instead of being the negative color of the current background

Notepad

  • Support for UTF-8 without Byte Order Mark has been added and is now the default
  • The encoding format of a document is now shown in the statusbar
  • When a file is not saved, an asterisk will be shown at the start of the title in the titlebar
  • Send Feedback has been added under Help
  • Ctrl + Shift + S, Ctrl + Shift + N and Ctrl + W have been added to open Save as..., open a new Notepad window and to close the current Notepad window respectively
  • Support for opening and saving files with a path longer than 260 characters

Registry Editor

  • Pressing F4 will now move the caret to the end of the address bar and open the autocomplete dropdown

Snip & Sketch

  • Window snipping has been added as a new tool

Task Manager

  • Details will now show if an app is DPI aware

Windows Security

  • A setting has been added to allow you to manage access to the camera and microphone when using Application Guard for Microsoft Edge

Other features

  • Antivirus apps must run as a protected process for Windows Defender Antivirus to disable and to show up in Windows Security
  • LEDBAT support has been added to Delivery Optimization
  • The Windows 10 ISO Setup has been reworked with a white design

And further

  • The Ebrima font has been added to support ADLaM