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Microsoft Windows 10 Insider Preview: What’s New, Improved And Fixed

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Two weeks ago, Microsoft rolled out a major Windows 10 Insider Preview build, and now again on Wednesday, the company delivered an impressive update with Build 16226. This is Microsoft’s fourth build for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is expected to arrive later this year.

Windows 10 Insider Preview build: what’s new?

Microsoft Windows 10 is more of a service, so it is quite different from the earlier version of Windows. The upcoming version can be updated regularly, not just with fixes but with new features also, notes The Verge. The latest update includes various features and improvements, including updates to Edge, emoji, OneDrive, keyboard, handwriting, sound, and more, that will be part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

For example, Microsoft has added many features to Edge, like the X in the tab band will now always be available, even when the tab is showing a dialog box. Users now will also be able to migrate their Cookies and Settings from Chrome to Edge. In addition, “Ask Cortana” has now been made available when a user selects a text to copy or adds Ink Notes capabilities and in e-book roaming.

Also added to Edge is an expandable and collapsible tree of the user’s Favorites folders, which will be available when you add a new Favorite. This helps you place the new favorite in the right place. Microsoft also gives you the ability to edit the URL of any Favorite.

Microsoft has also added several original emoji designs and improved hardware keyboards’ Emoji Panel. In addition, support has been added for the latest Unicode updates, “including new snacks, actions, dinosaurs, and even fantasy characters like genies, fairies, and zombies.”

Several new additions have also been made to the keyboard, including support for shape writing and text prediction in 30 more languages. Support for touch keyboards has also been added in Traditional Chinese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Japanese. In addition, the one-handed curve-flick touch keyboard now supports Japanese.

Apart from this, there have been several more new features added to the Microsoft Windows 10 Insider Preview build for Gaming, Shell, Handwriting, Sound, My People, etc. To learn more about the update, click here.

What has been fixed?

Along with adding support for the new features, the Microsoft Windows 10 Insider Preview also comes with several bug fixes and improvements. The new update fixes the issue that caused PCs to bug-check with an inaccessible boot device on install. The latest update also addresses the bug that may be stopping from updating to Build 16215.

Another issue that has been fixed is the bug that made it difficult to open PDFs in Edge on some devices with enterprise configurations. Another issue that caused some PDFs and sites to open in a cropped view on Edge has also been fixed. The latest update also fixes an issue that causes some older control panel dialogues to display grey sections instead of white.

There have been several more fixes; to read about them, click here.

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