Microsoft Releases Windows 10 (April 2020 Update) Build 18894

Microsoft has released a brand new Windows 10 preview build for users in the Fast ring, who already run early versions from the update due in April 2020.

Windows 10 build 18894 introduces a brand new search experience in File Explorer, which is now powered by Windows Search.

Users therefore are supplied with search results as they type, much like it happens while using the search feature built-into Windows 10 overall.

Additionally, this new build has a couple of accessibility improvements, with the Narrator now being more efficient when reading tables and featuring a brand new command to generate a webpage summary.

“Header information is not repeated when navigating within the same row or column. Entering and exiting tables can also be less verbose. There’s a brand new command in Narrator to provide a webpage summary! (Narrator + S). Currently this command can give details about hyperlinks, landmarks and headings,” Microsoft explains.

“One new known issue”

The Windows Magnifier also comes with a new ability to keep your text cursor in the center of the screen, which feature comes on by default but can be disabled in the settings screen.

There are also other fixes, which you can read entirely in the box following the jump, but it’s worth knowing this build fixes scrolling issues with the mouse wheel or touchpad. This bug was familiar with the previous few preview builds for Windows 10 build 18894.

And needless to say, this new release ships having a number of known issues too, such as the Your Phone app which no longer works within this build. The glitch is limited to users in the Fast ring, therefore if you’re managing a build included in any other Insider ring, you ought to be fine.

You are able to download the brand new build at this time from Settings > Windows Update.