Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18234 brings improvements to To-Do, Sticky Notes, Snip & Sketch apps

Microsoft released a new PC build 18234 to the Windows Insiders who have opted for Skip Ahead. The latest Windows 10 insiders preview build contains new improvements to Microsoft To-Do, Sticky Notes and Snip & Sketch apps.


The latest preview build also includes a huge list of bug fixes and general improvements for Windows 10 PC. Don't forget to checkout the known issues before upgrading.


What's new and improved in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18234?


What's new and improved in Windows 10 build 18234?

Microsoft To-Do (Version 1.39.1808.31001 and higher) app now have support to handwritten input, which will allow you to write directly on the To-Do list surface, complete your tasks by striking through the items or adding a check-mark within the circle.


The Snip & Sketch (Version 10.1807.2286.0 and higher) app, formerly known as Screen Sketch, now allows you to delay snip feature. Just click the chevron next to the New button in the app and you'll now find options to Snip now, Snip in 3 seconds and Snip in 10 seconds. You can also right-click on the icon in the taskbar to get these options as the jump list.


Sticky Notes 3.0 brings the following new features and capabilities:

  • You can now Sync and backup your Sticky Notes to the cloud, so that you can access them from any connected devices.
  • From the sticky home, you can search for your notes.
  • Sticky notes now supports dark theme.
  • Performance improvements to Sticky Notes will provide you faster and easier access.

Apart from these new features and improvements, Windows 10 insiders preview build 18234 from the 19H1 branch also includes a bunch of general changes, fixes and improvements which you can find in the original Release Notes published by Microsoft.


Known Issues present in Windows 10 build 18234

  • When you use the Ease of Access Make Text bigger setting, you might see text clipping issues, or find that text is not increasing in size everywhere.
  • When using Narrator Scan mode Shift + Selection commands in Edge, the text does not get selected properly.
  • Narrator sometimes does not read in the Settings app when you navigate using Tab and arrow keys. Try switching to Narrator Scan mode temporarily. And when you turn Scan mode off again, Narrator will now read when you navigate using Tab and arrows key. Alternatively, you can restart Narrator to work around this issue.
  • This build fixes a general issue resulting in links that launched one app from another app not working in the last flights for some Insiders, however there’s one specific variant of this that will still not work in today’s build: Clicking on web links in PWAs such as Twitter doesn’t open the browser. We’re working on a fix.
  • You may notice the background of notifications and the Action Center lose color and become transparent (with an acrylic effect). We’re aware that for notifications this can make them difficult to read and appreciate your patience as we work on a fix.
  • You may not be able to resize the Task Manager window on this build.