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16 December 2014

And further

  • Unknown fixes and enhancements

25 November 2014

Start and Action Center

  • You can now disable the search and Task View button
  • The Action Center has been placed in the notification area
  • New battery indicator

File Explorer

  • Favorite folders can now be pinned to Home in File Explorer
  • OneDrive now uses selective sync, no more Smart Files

User Interface

  • Animations have been refined
  • More icons have been replaced with new versions
  • The 3 dots-icon has been replaced with a hamburger menu icon, works the same
  • Dialogs in WinRT are now windowed

Internet Explorer

  • A feedback icon has been added next to options prominent in the interface
  • Extended standard and API support
    • Support for Content Security Policy
    • GamePad API support has returned (as seen in Internet Explorer Developer Channel)
    • CSS Transforms - preserve-3d support
    • JS Arrow function
    • JS iterators
    • JS Symbols
    • Media Queries Level 4: Interaction Media Features
    • Selection API Support
    • WAV Audio Support
    • ES6 Built-ins (Math, Number, String and Object)
    • ES6 Object Literal Enhancements
    • ES6 Promises
    • ES6 Classes
    • ES6 Spread
    • ES6 Template Strings
    • ES6 Proxies
    • ES6 WeakSet
  • Experimental Features Dashboard has been added under about:flags
  • The User Agent String has been altered
  • EdgeHTML has been added

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Storage Sense has been added to the main menu
    • You can now back-up settings to OneDrive (not the same as sync)
    • You can now change your background through this app
    • Under "Privacy", Cortana options have been added

System

  • Touch gestures on a touchpad are now built-in and universal across all Windows devices
  • Improvements to multi-monitor support have been made
  • MKV support has been improved

Apps

  • Insider Hub has been added as a new app, a news portal for Windows Insiders
  • OneDrive has been removed as an app
  • You can now pin the search app to the taskbar and start screen
  • Windows Feedback
    • Feedback can now be sorted on trending, number of "Me Too's" and most recent
    • The apps will take you back to the category after posting feedback
    • Bug fixes when using search
    • Screenshot button is now easier to find

Other features

  • "System compression" has been added to Disk Cleanup as a new option

And further

  • Universal scrolling has been enabled again

12 November 2014

Start and Action Center

  • You can now disable the search and Task View button
  • The Action Center has been placed in the notification area
  • New battery indicator

File Explorer

  • Favorite folders can now be pinned to Home in File Explorer
  • OneDrive now uses selective sync, no more Smart Files

User Interface

  • Animations have been refined
  • More icons have been replaced with new versions
  • The 3 dots-icon has been replaced with a hamburger menu icon, works the same
  • Dialogs in WinRT are now windowed

Internet Explorer

  • A feedback icon has been added next to options prominent in the interface
  • Extended standard and API support
    • Support for Content Security Policy
    • GamePad API support has returned (as seen in Internet Explorer Developer Channel)
    • CSS Transforms - preserve-3d support
    • JS Arrow function
    • JS iterators
    • JS Symbols
    • Media Queries Level 4: Interaction Media Features
    • Selection API Support
    • WAV Audio Support
    • ES6 Built-ins (Math, Number, String and Object)
    • ES6 Object Literal Enhancements
    • ES6 Promises
    • ES6 Classes
    • ES6 Spread
    • ES6 Template Strings
    • ES6 Proxies
    • ES6 WeakSet
  • Experimental Features Dashboard has been added under about:flags
  • The User Agent String has been altered
  • EdgeHTML has been added

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Storage Sense has been added to the main menu
    • You can now back-up settings to OneDrive (not the same as sync)
    • You can now change your background through this app
    • Under "Privacy", Cortana options have been added

System

  • Touch gestures on a touchpad are now built-in and universal across all Windows devices
  • Improvements to multi-monitor support have been made
  • MKV support has been improved

Apps

  • Insider Hub has been added as a new app, a news portal for Windows Insiders
  • OneDrive has been removed as an app
  • You can now pin the search app to the taskbar and start screen
  • Windows Feedback
    • Feedback can now be sorted on trending, number of "Me Too's" and most recent
    • The apps will take you back to the category after posting feedback
    • Bug fixes when using search
    • Screenshot button is now easier to find

Other features

  • "System compression" has been added to Disk Cleanup as a new option

And further

  • Universal scrolling has been enabled again

20 October 2014

Start and Action Center

  • The Action Center icon has been added to the taskbar
  • Notifications are now added to the Action Center

Desktop

  • Clicking the internet connection icon on the taskbar will open the PC Settings app instead of the fly-out

User Interface

  • Universal Apps now have a black title bar instead of a colored one
  • Multiple animations have been altered
  • Swiping down from the screen's edge will show an apps title bar

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • DataSense is added to manage data connections
    • Battery Saver is added to manage energy consumption on mobile devices
    • You can now choose if you want new Windows builds as soon as they are released, or if you want to wait a couple of days
    • You can now add Optional Features through the app
    • Battery Saver (Devices) has been added to show usage details
    • Personalization settings have been added
    • Closed captioning can now be set in the app
    • Multiple privacy settings have been added
    • There are panels, through empty, added Windows Defender, Battery saver (System), Speech, Storage sense, Mobile hotspot, Data Sense, VPN, DirectAccess, Ethernet, Mobile broadband, Themes, Background, Colors, Sounds
  • Visual updates and others
    • Multiple sections have been renamed, replaced, merged, or split

System

  • Build-in mkv-file support
  • Build-in hvec-file support
  • Apps can now run on a 1024x600 resolution

Other features

  • Universal scrolling has been disabled
  • Touching a textbox in the desktop will now auto start the onscreen keyboard

1 October 2014

Start

  • The start menu has been added with support for Live Tiles
  • An option to switch back to the start screen has been added under "Start Menu" in "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties"
  • The Charmsbar can't be accessed with the mouse anymore, instead, a new menu button has to be clicked (keyboard and touch still available)

Desktop

  • Task view has been added
  • Support for multiple desktops
  • Task view has replaced the App Switcher
  • Modern UI apps can now be run on the desktop
  • Aero Snap has been updated
    • You can now snap up to 4 windows
    • When you snap a window and resize it, then snap another window to the other side, it will fill up the left screen instead of half the screen
    • When snapping an app, Windows will prompt a overview of other running apps to snap along
  • Universal Apps now can create a shortcut on the desktop or any other folder
  • You can now pin the Recycle Bin to the taskbar
  • You can now scroll a window by pointing the cursor to it
  • When used on a touch enabled device, the icons in the notification area have more space

File Explorer

  • Home is the new default location
  • An "Add to favorites" button has been added under "Start" in the ribbon
  • You can now share files from within the File Explorer with compatible Universal Apps

User Interface

  • Some icons have been updated

Internet Explorer

  • Support for HTTP/2 has been added
  • Improved performance for the Chakra Javascript-engine
  • The Immersive Internet Explorer has been removed
  • Public Suffix List is now used for interoperable Top Level Domain parsing

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • Options for the Windows Insider Program have been added

Apps

  • Default apps have been updated to more recent versions
  • PC Settings
    • It's now possible to update to new Preview Builds with one click
    • You can now add Active Directory accounts
  • Search
    • The Search-app is now a default pinned item on the taskbar and can't be removed
    • Search now uses a new interface, similar to Bings search results

Other features

  • The virtual keyboard now shows AutoComplete suggestions
  • Command prompt
    • Standardized key shortcuts
    • Selecting text is now possible
    • Paste from clipboard is now possible
    • Text wrap can be altered on resize
    • Leading zeros can now be trimmed in selections
    • You can alter the opacity of the window between 30 and 100 percent
  • Preview Updates can be rolled back in the EUFI screen

8 April 2014

Start and All apps

  • You can now shut down Windows from the start screen (not for devices with touchscreen or smaller than 8,5 inch)
  • You can now search from the start screen with a visual button
  • A right-click on a tile now shows a context menu
  • The default start screen has been updated for new users
  • The start screen now shows a notification when a new app has been installed
  • You can now show more apps in the All apps view
  • All apps now shows the letter of each category always

Desktop

  • It's now possible to pin Windows Apps
  • The Windows Store is now a default pinned app
  • Apps now have a titlebar
  • The taskbar now can be accessed within apps
  • Devices without a touchscreen now boot to desktop by default
  • Devices without a touchscreen now have desktop apps set as default

Internet Explorer

  • "Enterprise mode" has been added to Internet Explorer
  • There are new options in the F12-tools
  • Improved support for ECMAScript 5.1
  • Improved support for WebGL

Build-in apps

  • OneDrive
    • SkyDrive is now OneDrive
    • It's now possible to synchronise manually
    • There is now a OneDrive icon in the system tray
  • Xbox Music
    • You can now pin artists and playlists to your start screen
    • You can now use drag and drop
    • Xbox Music will now show Backwards, Forwards and Play/Pause under its Aero Peak window on the taskbar
  • PC Settings
    • You can now manage your disk space
    • You can now give your PC a new name from the app
    • You can now leave a domain from the app
    • A link to the Control Panel hass been added

And further

  • You can now show more details in the Networks fly-out for a network
  • Improved performance and support for WIMBoot
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