Windows 10 App Essentials 18.12.2 hotfix, plus some important announcements for 2019 releases #addonrelease


Hi all,


Windows 10 App Essentials 18.12.2 (stable) hotfix is now available. This hotfix resolves a problem in modern keyboard support where NVDA fails to announce things when emoji panel and/or cloud clipboard paste screen opens in Insider Preview build 18305. Also, 18.12.2 is the last stable release for 2018 and the last stable version to let you update this add-on via standalone update check mechanism provided by this add-on.


As always, the update can be found via:

  • Standalone update check: directly from this add-on.
  • Add-on Updater: check for add-on updates from NVDA menu/Tools.
  • Manual: under Windows 10 App Essentials entry/stable version link.


A few important announcements, most of them dealing with 2019 releases:


  1. Standalone update check feature from Windows 10 App Essentials will be disabled in upcoming 19.01 release; this feature will be removed completely in 19.02 in favor of Add-on Updater.
  2. Version 19.01.x will be the last stable release series to support Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709/build 16299); version 19.02 will require April 2018 Update (Version 1803/build 17134).
  3. In case you’re using development snapshots of this add-on, there is a snapshot for you as well. In addition to what’s included in today’s stable hotfix, it’ll be the last development build to support Fall Creators Update (a snapshot destined for northern winter solstice (December 21st) will require April 2018 Update). Speaking of winter solstice build, that one will be the last snapshot of 2018.
  4. Starting with today’s development snapshot, Add-on Updater will be required to update Windows 10 App Essentials development builds.





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