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We've talked several times about the coming Windows 10 feature update set to land in October that has the code name Redstone 5. That update is officially called the October 2018 Update, and sources are claiming that Microsoft has finished the update and it has been signed off on internally as RTM or Release to Manufacturing. It's about time considering we are down to the last few days of September and October will soon be upon us. Word is that Microsoft is targeting the first week of October for the rollout of the update, possibly on a Patch Tuesday. That could mean we will see the update in less... Read more...
Microsoft is moving right along with Redstone 5 development, which will debut as the Windows 10’s next major update this fall. We've already seen some big feature enhancements since the first Redstone 5 build landed months ago, but today's release is still piling on new features for Windows Insiders to try out. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17713 adds in some much-appreciated features for a long-serving Windows app: Notepad. Wrap-around fine/replace has been added to the find dialog box and the app will now remember your previous checkbox selections. Text zooming has been added to Notepad... Read more...
Microsoft has just rolled out a brand-new Windows Insider preview build for those running on the Fast Ring. This release is build number 17711, and is part of the upcoming Redstone 5 release, expected to become available this fall. In it, a number of quality improvements have been made, especially with regards to HDR control, and also the Edge web browser. For starters, Edge has seen a couple of nice improvements, including the ability to customize your Reading View with different themes, in the event one happens to be easier on your eyes, or just looks better. The credential auto-fill feature... Read more...
Microsoft is not going to implement the ability to have tabs in various windows, a feature known as Sets, into its Redstone 5 update for Windows 10 later this fall. The innovative feature drew a lot of support from users and would have been one of the standout highlights of Redstone 5. However, Microsoft has decided the feature needs more polish and has removed Sets from test builds leading up to Redstone 5's release. "Thank you for your continued support of testing Sets. We continue to receive valuable feedback from you as we develop this feature helping to ensure we deliver the best possible... Read more...
Microsoft is rolling out a new build of its Redstone 5 branch, which will eventually become the next major update to Windows 10 (which should land later this fall). Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17686 has been pushed out onto the Fast ring and brings with it a few new changes. Microsoft is adding some tweaks to its privacy settings, including providing a popup notification to inform you if your computer's microphone has been disabled. The popup will give the opportunity to change the setting if necessary from the privacy settings window. For users of Microsoft's fledgling Windows Mixed... Read more...
Microsoft is pushing out a new test build to Windows Insiders, one that ends in '666' (Build 17666) and will consume your soul if you install it. Okay, so it's not actually demonic—we don't think so, anyway—but it is quite literally a dark release. Or, it can be. One of the things that is new in the latest preview build is an extension of the dark theme in Windows to File Explorer, as many users have been requesting. Click to Enlarge "As many of you know, we added dark theme support to Windows based on your feedback. This setting is available under Settings > Personalization >... Read more...
Microsoft has been pushing out its April 2018 Update for Windows 10 for several days now, and you know what that means, right? It's time to look forward to the next major release. We have no idea what Microsoft will end up calling it—October 2018 Update, perhaps?—but we do know that it will introduce a much improved screen capture experience with modern conveniences. It seems a silly little thing to get excited over, but the current Snipping Tool is one of the remaining parts of Windows 10 that feels out of date. Microsoft wants to change that. In a blog post aimed at Windows Insiders,... Read more...
Microsoft is doing a lot of things with Windows these days, most of which is focused on the core Windows 10 experience—the first of two majors updates scheduled for this year will start rolling out any day now. In addition, Microsoft appears to be working on a stripped down version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 Lean that will focus on performance first and foremost, at the expense of certain features. This news comes at the same time we're also receiving word direct from Microsoft regarding the Windows 10 April Update that actually brings new features to the platform, though regardless,... Read more...
As Microsoft has done in the past, it has created a fork in its Windows Insider program as it looks ahead to its next major upgrade. Insiders who want to stay on the current path can do so and will continue to receive new Redstone 4 builds in both the Fast and Slow rings. Likewise, Insiders who want to test out the next major update to Windows 10 can "skip ahead" and start playing with Microsoft's first Redstone 5 build, which is now available. "Up until today—Insiders who opted into Skip Ahead previously were receiving the same exact RS4 builds as Insiders in the Fast ring since Build 17017.... Read more...