Microsoft releases cumulative update KB4338819 for Windows 10 April 2018 Update PCs

Joanna Estrada
July 13, 2018

Something to look forward to: Microsoft's latest Insider Preview build of Windows 10 brings enhancements to Notepad that improve overall usability.

We've been wondering what Microsoft will call the next major update to Windows 10, which now has the codename Redstone 5, and a new rumor suggests it will be called Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

Notepad has been the default text editor of the Windows operating system for along time; the program has not changed all that much in the past decade, and many users install third-party editors like Notepad++, Text Editor Pro, or Sublime Text. Now, both Unix/Linux line endings (LF) and Macintosh line endings (CR) are supported in Notepad, making it even more accessible to developers. Notepad displays certain text files created on Unix, Linux or Mac OS X devices without any line breaks now. The feature changes that as it adds support for these line breaks so that the files are displayed correctly on Windows.

Through Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17713, Microsoft has also improved Notepad. Additionally when text is selected, opening the Find dialog will automatically populate the search field with the highlighted text.

There's also an option allowing quick text zooming (under View Zoom). In addition to NanoServer and WindowsServerCore container images, the new Windows image is now available. Edge users will also be able to listen to the pronunciation of the words, and more details. Users are still free to disable the status bar if they choose to do so.

When saving a file in Notepad the line and column number don't reset to 1 anymore. Starting with this build, the company is introducing a feature called "Fast Sign-in" to enable users to sign in to a shared Windows 10 PC in a flash. There are few performance improvements for large files.

Now you can use the shortcut Ctrl + Backspace to delete the previous entire word quickly.

Arrow keys now unselect text before moving the cursor, as you'd expect.

The improvements will land in Windows 10 version 1809 if the schedule holds. This feature doesn't seem to support "convenience PINs", presumably because the company knows how easily PINs can be broken by modern password cracking tools. After installing the updates, you can use winver command to check the OS build number. However, consumer editions have reached the end of support and today's update is only available for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education editions.

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