19 January 2017

Start

  • Improved animation when dropping a tile onto another tile to create a folder

Cortana + search

  • Cortana's search box in the taskbar now has a lighter shade
  • Cortana text notifications now use the accent color and are larger

Taskbar + Action center

  • The power fly-out will now show a slider to choose the power mode
  • The Energy savings quick action toggle has been removed from the power fly-out, instead the slider has to be moved to the left to enable the mode
  • The mail app is now a default pinned app in the taskbar
  • The same app will no longer appear multiple times in the Action center icon when receiving multiple notifications from that app after logging in
  • When using Win + V to focus on a notification, there will now be a white focus rectangle around the X if you tab over to it
  • Stylized buttons in notifications are now aligned to the right to match other dialogs
  • The VPN button in the Wi-Fi fly-out is now aligned to the right and no longer shows a border
  • The Win + X menu now says "Apps and Features" instead of "Programs and Features"

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.15014

  • "Books" has been added as a new page in the Hub
  • Web Notes and Set tabs aside have a new icon
  • You can now enable sites to open in apps if that is supported

Settings

System

  • The slider to change the blue light filter has been updated with a border for better contrast
  • A new option has been added under "Storage" to allow you to let Windows remove unused temporary files and files that have been in the recycle bin for longer than 30 days

Devices

  • Improved design on the Printers & scanners settings page

Network & Internet

  • "Wi-Fi Sense" and "Paid Wi-Fi Services" have been merged into the new "Wi-Fi Services" on the "Wi-Fi" page

Personalization

  • You can now set a custom accent color
  • You can now set a custom background color
  • Improved design on the Background settings page
  • The "Get more themes online" button now works on the Themes page

Update & recovery

  • "Removeable drivers" has been added as a new panel

Accessibility

  • Improved keyboard accessibility for the Snipping Tool

Apps

Windows Store

  • You can now buy books through the Windows Store

Other features

  • Snipping tool has a new Mode-button allowing you to choose which mode the snip should be made in while new immediately starts the snip and new icons

And further

  • Build branch strings and timestamps have been replaced with static values in the version resources of OS binaries
  • Improves the system tray logic to be more robust when bad data is presented

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where "Working on updates" would show a box instead of the progress wheel
  • Fixes an issue where shortcuts on the desktop with the "%" character would cause Explorer.exe to crash in a loop
  • Fixes an issue where projecting to a secondary monitor would cause Explorer.exe to crash
  • Fixes an issue where Ctrl + C doesn't work in Command Prompt
  • Fixes an issue where Windows would bugcheck when closing the lid of a laptop
  • Fixes an issue where clicking "Skip this step" on the Microsoft Account creation page would go back to "Who owns this PC?"
  • Fixes a translation issue in the Start menu in Catalan
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in an empty list of apps in the Wheel settings for the Surface Dial
  • Fixes an issue where Miracast would not work
  • Fixes an issue where a notification would be shown on top of the Action center when dismissing a notification before it and opening Action center
  • Fixes an issue that would result in the Action center appearing blank
  • Fixes an issue that could result in the Action center showing an empty space on top
  • Fixes an issue where refreshing a PDF in Edge would result in a blank page and required a second refresh to make it appear again
  • Fixes an issue where changing the brightness of the screen in the Settings app would be reverted when the app was closed
  • Fixes an issue where the "Do not dim my desktop" settings for User Account Control would result in the UAC being shown behind the File Explorer when running something from the File Explorer
  • Fixes a capitalization issue in the "Open PowerShell here" context menu entry when you Shirt + Right Click File Explorer whitespace
  • Fixes an issue where desktop icon layouts would get lost after rebooting
  • Fixes an issue where icons would get rearranged in multi-monitor setups
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in third party UWP apps crashing when the DPI setting is set to 150% or higher
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in all Store apps getting lost when upgrading from Windows 8.1

Known issues

  • Nonstop exceptions in the Spectrum.exe service may occur resulting in audio not working and disk I/O becoming very high
  • During the installation of this build a storport.sys bugcheck might cause the build to roll back to the previous build
  • Windows Update might claim that "Some Settings are managed by your organization" despite not being managed
  • The Netflix app may crash on launch
  • Quicken will fail to run with an error stating .NET 4.6.1 is not installed
  • Connecting an Xbox 360 or One controller will result in the DWM crashing and the display flickering and/or appearing blank
  • DOT2 will fail to launch with the error "Unable to start game"
  • When using Narrator in Edge, you may hear "No item in view" or silence while tabbing or using navigation commands
  • Taskbar preview icons might be small on high-DPI devices
  • Windows Insiders will see a "Holographic" entry in the Settings app
  • Clicking some elements in desktop games might cause the game to minimize without being able to restore it
  • Dragging apps from All apps to pin them on the Start screen won't work
  • Some websites in Edge may show "We can't reach this page"
  • Saying "Hey Cortana, play [item] on [AppName]" won't work after installing the app for about 5 minutes

12 January 2017

Cortana + search

  • Cortana can now provide links to Microsoft Edge tabs and SharePoint documents to let you continue where you left on another device
  • Cortana can now use notification grouping

Taskbar + Action center

  • Notifications in the Action center now support inline progress bars

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.15007

  • You can now share a group of tabs you've set aside
  • Import from another browser now brings favorites, browsing history, saved passwords and other data
  • You can now run a download without saving it
  • A "Save as" link has been added in addition to "Save"
  • Web Notes now use the Windows Ink API instead of its own implementation
  • Apps for Websites will now work
  • You can now right-click on PDF documents and choose to show the toolbar
  • The PDF toolbar now shown an option to search in the document for words
  • The PDF toolbar has an updated design, altering the look of the pagination field

EdgeHTML 15.15007

  • First stage of render refactor to broaden support for independent composition
  • Ongoing work to complete support for WebVR APIs
  • Ongoing work to add support for Service Worker

Settings

Personalization

  • A Windows Store logo is now displayed on the Themes page but doesn't work yet

Account

  • Settings up Windows Hello now provides visual guidance which tracks your face in real-time
  • The progress indicator for Windows Hello has been improved

Update & recovery

  • You can now select from which branch you are served with a dropdown
  • You can now defer feature updates for up to 365 days
  • You can now defer quality updates for up to 30 days

System

  • Behavior of the scrollbar has been improved for apps using the Creators Update SDK
  • Updated Bluetooth API with GATT Server, Bluetooth LE Peripheral role and unpaired Bluetooth LE device connectivity support

Apps

Windows Defender Security Center

  • Windows Defender has been renamed Windows Defender Security Center
  • Settings has been added to the menu
  • The icons on the home page are now blue
  • The UI for Family options has been improved and an image has been added
  • You can now disable summary notifications

Other features

  • The Virtual Touchpad is slightly larger
  • You can now use Alt + N to use the snipping tool and navigate with the arrow keys to select the area that has to be snapped
  • The Win + Shift + S snipping tool now supports navigating with the arrow keys as well
  • You can now enable and disable Game Mode in the game settings
  • A broadcast icon has been added to the Game Bar

And further

  • The rainbow flag emoji is now supported

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where dragging a tab into its own window in Edge would cause the PC to bugcheck
  • Fixes an issue where the Settings app would crash when going to Battery settings
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Virtual Touchpad to be missing from the taskbar context menu
  • Fixes an issue where the touch keyboard button would be missing on non-touch devices
  • Fixes an issue where Windows Hello would be unable to turn on the camera
  • Fixes an issue where Remote Desktop connections could unexpectedly fail due to an error saying invalid credentials
  • Fixes an issue that would cause the quick actions not appearing in the Action center
  • Fixes an issue where clicking the Surface Pen would not work when turing Bluetooth off and on
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the Data Usage page in Settings to not load
  • Fixes an issue where the Netflix app would show a black screen instead of video content

Known issues

  • Nonstop exceptions in the Spectrum.exe service may oocur resulting in audio not working and disk I/O becoming very high
  • Some devices may fail to install this build and be rolled back to the previous build
  • Clicking some elements in desktop games might cause the game to minimize without being able to restore it
  • Desktop shortcuts containing the "%" character will cause explorer.exe to crash
  • Explorer.exe might crash when projecting to a secondary monitor and setting the connection as "Extended"
  • Windows Insiders will see a "Holographic" entry in the Settings app
  • Changing the brightness in Display settings in the Settings app might be reverted when closing the Settings app
  • The list of apps in Wheel settings might be empty
  • Taskbar preview icons might be small on high-DPI devices
  • Quicken will fail to run with an error stating .NET 4.6.1 is not installed
  • Using Ctrl + C in Command Prompt won't work
  • Some websites in Edge may show "We can't reach this page"
  • Dragging apps from All apps to pin them on the Start screen won't work
  • Miracast sessions will fail to connect
  • The Netflix app will crash when starting a movie on some hardware types
  • Upgrading from Windows 8.1 directly to build 15002 will remove all Store apps without reinstalling them
  • 3rd party UWP apps might crash when the DPI settings are set to >= 150%
  • When using Narrator in Edge, you may hear "No item in view" or silence while tabbing or using navigation commands
  • Saying "Hey Cortana, play [item] on [AppName]" won't work after installing the app for about 5 minutes
  • Windows Update might claim that "Some Settings are managed by your organization" despite not being managed
  • This build might get stuck at 0% while installing
  • During the installation of this build a storport.sys bugcheck might cause the build to rollback to the previous build
  • This build might get stuck at 99% while installing
  • On some devices, the audio may stop working because of a "device in use"-error

10 January 2017

And further

  • Improved the reliability of Groove Music playback in the background, App-V, video playback and Remote Desktop

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue where after successful fingerprint authentication on a device with the screen off, the screen does not turn back on
  • Fixes an issue where only one input device works when you connect two similar input devices to the same machine
  • Fixes an issue in the App-V Connection Group that allows users to have access to pieces of functionality that they were not designated to for access
  • Fixes an issue that prevents users from selecting multiple certificates simultaneously through the UI
  • Fixes an issue where the Request Control function does not work with Remote Assistance if the user being assisted is on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012
  • Fixes an issue that prevents a smart card module from pairing with a contactless smart card reader
  • Fixes an issue with license conversion of Server Core from evaluation version to a retail version
  • Fixes an issue that prevents users from opening Internet shortcut (.URL) files with Internet Explorer when Enhanced Protected Mode is enabled.
  • Fixes an issue that prevents users from logging on if a device has been away from the corporate network over a period of time
  • Fixes additional issues with Microsoft Edge, clustering, Internet Explorer, Windows Update, input devices, facial recognition, Logon, Hyper-V, PCI bus drivers and Windows Kernel

Fixes issues

  • Fixes security issues related to Microsoft Edge

Fixes issues

  • Fixes security issues related to Microsoft Edge

9 January 2017

Start

  • Tiles can now dragged on top of each other to create live folders

Cortana + search

  • You can now set Cortana to not listen when Windows + C is used
  • When searching for an app in Cortana, it will now show you commands that work within that app
  • Time-based reminders can now be recurring every month or year

Taskbar + Action center

  • Developers can now make custom groups for notifications
  • Developers will be able to overwrite the timestamp in notifications
  • You can now connect to a VPN from within the Network fly-out after selecting it
  • The Calendar fly-out now supports additional calendars, like the Lunar calendar
  • Some users will see a power slider in the battery fly-out
  • The volume icon will now indicate support for Spatial Audio

User Interface

  • The Windows 8-era share UI has been replaced with a new floating window
  • Resizing windows will now look smoother

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.15002

  • You can now "Set tabs aside" to view them later
  • You can now view all tab previews at once with a new button in the tab bar
  • Edge now has a jump list menu that allows you to open a new window or a new InPrivate window
  • Favorites settings have been merged in the main Settings-page
  • A "New Tab in Edge" button has been added to Internet Explorer
  • Improved visual tree and new input model for Edge’s multi-process model
  • Flash now works with a click-to-run system for untrusted Flash content
  • If Cortana has a tip but the window is to narrow, Cortana will now only show an icon in the address bar
  • Tooltips for longer website names in the favorites bar will now wrap instead of truncate

EdgeHTML 15.15002

  • Support for WebVR
  • Support for Content Security Policy 2
  • Flash content is now blocked by default
  • Preview support for Web Payments

about:flags

  • "Allow independent rendering of HTML5 Video elements" has been added
  • "Enable individual transforms" has been added
  • "Enable Input Interleaved Tasks" has been added
  • "Allow background tabs to be put into a low power mode" has been added
  • "Enable experimental networking features" has been added

Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer now has a new "new tab" page that resembles that of Edge, additional to the old Internet Explorer version
  • A new "New tab" button has been added to open Edge

Settings

System

  • You can now let Windows reduce the blue light emitted from the screen
  • A link to manage Storage Spaces has been added under "Storage"
  • Cross-Device Experiences can now be set to share with your devices or everyone
  • The screen resolution setting has been moved to the main "Display" panel
  • "Continue App Experiences" has been renamed to "Cross-Device Experiences"

Devices

  • "Bluetooth" and "Connected Devices" has been merged into "Bluetooth & other devices"
  • Bluetooth audio devices can now be disconnected and reconnected
  • The options accessible through devices like the Surface Dial can now be set on a per-app base
  • You can now set keyboard shortcuts that include several common symbols
  • Improved UI for Precision Touchpad settings

Network & Internet

  • LANs can now be set to be a Metered Connection

Personalization

  • You can now change your theme on the "Theme" page
  • You can now pick colors from your "Recent colors"

Apps

  • Apps has been added as a new category
  • "Apps & features", "Default apps", "Offline maps" and "Apps for websites" have been moved from System to Apps
  • You can now sort app extensions

Accounts

  • Windows can now lock the device dynamically when you leave it with Windows Hello

Time & language

  • You can now download support for braille
  • You can now enable the Lunar calendar to be shown in the Calendar fly-out

Privacy

  • A new page "App diagnostics" has been added allowing you to allow apps to use diagnostics

Update & recovery

  • You can now suspend updates for 35 days
  • You can now exclude drivers from installing in Windows Update
  • Windows 10 Home can now also set 18 hours in Active Hours
  • Windows Update now better understands if the screen is being used for projecting, etc. and not attempt to restart
  • Windows Update now has a new icon to show you if you're up-to-date

General

  • A sidebar is now shown offering help and links to related settings
  • When scrolling in Settings, the header will now stay visible on top

Ink Workspace

  • The color of the pen, pencil and marker is now indicated in the icon instead of in a circle
  • You can now remove ink with a point eraser, additional to "Line eraser" and "Remove all ink"
  • In a multi-monitor setup with the Ink Workspace icon enabled, clicking the icon will now open it on the screen it was clicked on
  • Ink now has a rich color range when High Contrast is enabled

System

  • Some users will now see apps being throttled to improve battery life
  • The OOBE has been redesigned
  • The OOBE can now be controlled with Cortana’s voice commands
  • Bugcheck screens are now green instead of blue for Insider Previews
  • If Windows shutdown abnormal, a new Abnormal Shutdown Diagnosis will run after booting to diagnose the issue
  • Performance Monitor now handles High-DPI screens better
  • In Properties for programs, a new setting has been added under Compatibility which will enable improved High-DPI rendering
  • Windows will now better handle desktop icons when changes to the device's setup are made (like removing a screen)
  • "Quick Create" has been added as a new option to create Virtual Machines in Hyper-V
  • When an Hyper-V Machine is turned off a start button will be shown

Accessibility

  • The Narrator hotkey is being changed from Win + Enter to Ctrl + Win + Enter
  • Narrator is now supported in WinPE and WinRE
  • Narrator can now more to a heading level by typing that number in scan mode, number + Shift for the previous heading with that level
  • You can now use Home and End to move to the start or end of a line of text in scan mode
  • You can now use Ctrl + Home and Ctrl + End to move to the start of end of a web page or other reaching content
  • Support for braille has been added
  • Improved XAML framework to make UWP apps work better in high contrast

Language

  • The language bar for Pinyin IME now opens IME settings as well when clicking the settings icon
  • The Pinyin settings page has been revamped into 5 new categories
  • Several new hotkeys have been added for Pinyin IME
  • Self-learned phrases will now roam between your devices when using the same Microsoft Account
  • The Pinyin IME emoji panel has been redesigned
  • In Pinyin IME, U-mode can now be used for advanced input features and V-mode can be used to input content which normally is not easy/quick to type
  • Name input mode has been added for the Pinyin IME
  • Pinyin IME users can now add, edit, or delete custom double pinyin schemes
  • When the Japanese IME is turned on or off, a large icon will be shown in the middle of the screen to indicate this
  • The composition string to now show 3 predictive candidates by default in the Japanese IME
  • English words are now shown more frequently as predictive candidates to make it easier to insert English words

Apps

  • Learn Gestures has been added as a default app
  • The Windows Holographic app has a new design and can now detect your hardware
  • The Get Help-app has a new icon
  • 3D Builder has been moved to the Windows Accessories folder in start
  • Searching and launching mspaint.exe will no longer launch Paint 3D

Windows Defender

  • The user interface is now more polished
  • You can now run a quick, advanced and full scan
  • "Device performance & Health" had been added
  • You can now check for updates directly from the "Virus & threat protection" page
  • You can now change the Windows Defender settings in Defender itself
  • Family options now help you set up a family or view device information
  • You can now refresh your PC in Windows Defender

Other features

  • Copying Windows Information Protection files or saving them to a removable drive will now ask you if you want to keep it a Work file, make it Personal or cancel the action
  • When opening a Windows Information Protection file in an unauthorized app, Windows will now warn the user
  • When changing the volume with Precision Touchpad gestures, the volume UI will now be shown and the gesture can be shorter
  • When you should sign-in to an app and multiple accounts are available, Windows will now show you all your accounts and allow you to add more
  • You can now capture a region of your screen with Win + Shift + S
  • The Speaker Properties dialog now allows you to configure Spatial Audio for different endpoints
  • When using Miracast to a device that supports input, a notification will be shown to help you enable input on that device

And further

  • Improved logic to handle how users connect to devices

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that caused the display brightness keys to not function properly
  • Fixes an issue where the display may stay black after resuming from sleep when a USB display is connected
  • Fixes an issue where opening an app that uses the camera would sometimes result in a bugcheck
  • Fixes an issue that caused a crash in the RPCSS service which resulted in a CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED bugcheck
  • Fixes an issue where the touch keyboard sometimes had to be clicked multiple times to launch on a non-touch enabled PC
  • Fixes an issue where Disk Cleanup would show 3.99TB of files to be cleaned up in Windows Update Cleanup
  • Fixes an issue where the Touchpad settings wouldn't have an icon in Settings
  • Fixes an issue that caused a drop in Action Center reliability
  • Fixes an issue where navigating to OneDrive folders would show a "Catastrophic Error" message
  • Fixes an issue that would cause Visual Studio to crash when opening, adding or saving a file
  • Fixes an issue where devices with older chipsets would see colored boxes on places where text should be shown or other UIs
  • Fixes an issue where the Home and End keys would not work on some Settings pages
  • Fixes an issue where progress indicators in UWP apps would wobble or glitch

Known issues

  • Opening Battery settings will crash the Settings app
  • The option to enable the Virtual Touchpad is missing in the taskbar context menu
  • Cortana's cross-device scenarios do not work in this build
  • Some websites in Edge may show "We can't reach this page"
  • Dragging apps from All apps to pin them on the Start screen won't work
  • Using Ctrl + C in Command Prompt won't work
  • Explorer.exe might crash when projecting to a secondary monitor and setting the connection as "Extended"
  • The touch keyboard button may be missing from the taskbar
  • Windows Hello might show a "Couldn't turn on the camera" message on the lock screen
  • Changing the brightness in Display settings in the Settings app might be reverted when closing the Settings app
  • Miracast sessions will fail to connect
  • The list of apps in Wheel settings might be empty
  • The Netflix app might show a black screen instead of the video content
  • 3rd party UWP apps might crash when the DPI settings are set to >= 150%
  • Upgrading from Windows 8.1 directly to build 15002 will remove all Store apps without reinstalling them
  • When using Narrator in Edge, you may hear "No item in view" or silence while tabbing or using navigation commands
  • Saying "Hey Cortana, play [item] on [AppName]" won't work after installing the app for about 5 minutes

3 January 2017

Start and Action Center

  • You can now right-click on the header of an app in the Action Center instead of only the name and close icon
  • Dismissing all notifications from one app has been made easier with a larger target
  • The All Apps list and Most Used have been merged
  • "Recently added" can now show up to 3 apps instead of just one
  • All Apps is now full screen in tablet mode
  • The left rail now only consists of icons that can be expanded with the hamburger button
  • The Action Center icon has been moved to the right hand side of the clock
  • The Action Center icon now shows the number of new notifications and logos of the apps that have triggered them
  • Individual app notifications no longer have icons, instead the header now shows the icon
  • Notifications now support hero images and more
  • Clicking the Wi-Fi quick action will now open the Network fly-out instead of toggling Wi-Fi on and off
  • You can now manage all your playback devices from the Sound fly-out
  • When an app is shown with a name like "@{<app package name>}", there will now be an option to remove it
  • You can now dismiss notifications by middle clicking on them
  • The Action Center has a more polished interface
  • The start menu has a new default tile layout
  • In All apps, the numbered apps are now listed under "#" instead of "0-9"
  • The target to dismiss notifications is now larger
  • You can now sync notifications between PC and Mobile (as long as Mobile is on build 14352+)
  • The Action Center icon no longer shows the number of new notifications when the taskbar is set to small icons
  • The margin at the top off start is now smaller
  • Scrollbars will now disappear in start as soon as you leave their active area
  • The Recently installed-list is now displayed above Most used
  • Recently installed apps now stay visible under Recently installed for 7 days
  • If a Quick Action turns a certain functionality in your device on or off (Bluetooth, Flashlight, etc.) it will now show On/Off for a short period
  • The Action Center now has an animation when notifications are deleted or moved by Windows

Cortana and search

  • Cortana will now show a button on the top to search for music
  • Cortana is now supported in Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil) and French (Canada)
  • Cortana now provides more freedom when creating new reminders
  • Cortana can now provide turn-by-turn directions with the new Maps app
  • Cortana can now sync across devices
    • You'll now get a notification whenever your mobile device is running out of battery
    • Find my phone/Ring my phone is now available through Cortana
    • You can now share map directions between your devices
  • Cortana can now automatically fetch the required speech language for you
  • Cortana can now give reminder suggestions
  • You can now change Cortana's language
  • Cortana's Settings have been moved outside the Notebook
  • Cortana is now available on the lock screen
  • You can now create reminders with photos or shared info from apps
  • Cortana no longer needs to be initiated to get started
  • Cortana now fully supports cross device functionality
  • You can no longer disable Cortana from within her settings
  • Reminders are now no longer sorted on type, but are shown in one list
  • OneDrive is now intergrated in search
  • Improved share UI for reminders
  • Cortana can now search in your Office 365 account
  • You can now let Cortana play music from the Groove Music Catalog
  • You can now set a timer in Cortana
  • You can now enable Cortana to help you on the lock screen with reminders, appointments and messages
  • The buttons for Settings and Feedback in the rail have been moved to the bottom
  • When listening to you, Cortana now shows a sound wave instead of random characters
  • Cortana should now listen more reliably after tapping the mic button
  • Cortana's home UI no longer shows your cards but hints and a button to show the cards
  • Right-clicking on a file will now allow you to open its location
  • The keyboard shortcut to open Cortana in listening mode is now Win + Shift + C

Desktop

  • Controls in taskbar previews now look better on high resolutions
  • You can now show a window on all your desktops
  • You can now set the taskbar to auto hide only for tablet mode
  • The clock on the taskbar now has calendar integrated into it
  • The clock is now visible on all monitors the taskbar is visible on
  • UWP apps can now show a badge on top of their icon in the taskbar
  • You can now switch desktops by swiping with 4 fingers over the touchpad
  • The File Explorer has a new icon
  • File Explorer is no longer pinned to the taskbar by default
  • Windows will now remember the "Show windows from this app on all desktops"-setting for each window
  • WIN + Alt + D can now open the clock flyout

User Interface

  • The logon screen now uses the lockscreen image as background
  • The upgrade experience has a new design
  • The emoji set has been completely revamped
  • The default emojis are no longer grey, but yellow
  • The lock screen no longer shows your email address
  • When playing media, the media controls will now be shown on top of the lock screen
  • User Account Control has been reworked to match the Windows 10 design language
  • The credential window has been redesigned
  • When closing a snapped app in tablet mode, the other app will take the full screen
  • When your profile starts to load, the background on the lock screen will zoom in a little
  • A number of icons, like the Blu-Ray icon and network icon have been updated
  • The width for the Japanese 12 key keyboard is now wider on small screens in portrait mode
  • Windows Hello will no longer show your name when logging in

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 25.10586 to version 38.14393 with the following updates
    • Right clicking the back-button will now show a dropdown with pages visited earlier
    • The ellipses-menu has a slightly new design
    • The hub-, webnote- and share-items will no longer appear in the settings-menu when there isn't enough space on the addressbar
    • When closing Edge, you can now choose to clear the browsing data
    • You can now change the favorites bar to only show icons
    • You can now create a folder right from the favorites bar
    • You can now rename items from the favorites bar
    • You can now require a prompt to pop up before a download starts
    • You can now choose the location where a download should be stored
    • Edge now supports Extensions
    • Extensions can now add an icon to the address bar
    • Tabs can now be pinned to the tab bar
    • The address bar now supports "Paste and go"
    • The address bar now supports "Paste and search"
    • When a download has completed, Edge will not show a notification in the Action Center
    • When the window becomes too narrow, the Hub, Web Notes and Share buttons will appear in the ellipses menu as icons instead of text
    • The padding between the URL bar and Hub-icon is slightly larger
    • You can now upload folders
    • Edge now supports importing favorites from Firefox
    • Imported favorites will now be put in their own folder, instead of the already existing favorites folder
    • The Favorites hub now uses a tree view
    • When closing Edge with running downloads, Edge will now warn you
    • You can now set a default save location for downloads
    • Edge's default opening settings are now a dropdown
    • When Flash content isn't the focus, Edge will pause it automatically
    • There is now an accessibility tree view in F12
    • You can now debug extensions through F12
    • You can now use DOM API profiling
    • Developer items no longer appear by default in context menus and have to be enabled by visiting the F12 tools one time
    • Extensions can now be downloaded from the Windows Store
    • You can now swipe to go back and forward
    • "What's new and tips" has been added to the menu in Edge
    • Download notificaions in Edge now include filenames, download status and site domain on separate lines
    • When a download is opened outside of Edge, Edge will now launch with the download hub enabled
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 13.10586 to version 14.14393 with the following updates
    • Support for grab and grabbing values for the cursor property
    • Default parameters
    • Async/await
    • Object.values and Object.entries
    • Opus audio format
    • Time element
    • Date element
    • Output element
    • Color input type
    • Canvas Path2D objects
    • Web Speech API
    • The User Agent String has been updated
    • Improved accessibility features
    • Web Notification API
    • Beacon API
    • Fetch API
  • The following flags have been added
    • You can now enable the ability to unload unpacked extensions
    • You can now set a flag for "Compose scrollbar thumbs independently"
    • You can now set a flag for DirectX settings "Use Windows.UI.Composition"
    • A flag for WebRTC 1.0 is available but not functional and will be removed in a later version
    • ES6 Regex symbols
    • You can now allow Edge to use an unrestricted amount of memory
    • You can now enable H.264/AVC for Object RTC
    • Experimental support for TCP Fast Open can be enabled
    • TCP Fast Open is disabled by default but can be enabled
    • A flag has been added to enable Standard Fullscreen API

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • You can now back-up your Startscreen layout, accounts and passwords to OneDrive
    • Windows Defender has been updated to version 4.10
    • Taskbar settings have been added under System
    • Your personal info and email settings are now split up under Accounts
    • Insiders can no longer change the Feedback behavior, it is now set to always ask questions
    • Windows Defender can now be used offline
    • You can now remove temporary files, downloads, recycle bin and previous Windows installations from Storage
    • You can now choose which app's notifications are more important to you
    • You can now choose how many notifications an app can have in the Action Center
    • You can now choose between dark and light mode
    • The color for title bars and the color for the taskbar, start and Action Center can now be toggled separately from each other
    • You can now manage on a per-app basis if an app can run in the background or not, or if this has to be handled by Windows
    • Windows Update now allows you to set the time you're most active in so that it can avoid updating at that point
    • You can now override Active Hours with the Restart Options
    • The Windows Update notification, after installing an update, now takes you to the device's update history
    • You can now enable Device Portal
    • You can now enable a number of developer-focused settings for File Explorer
    • There are now a number of developer-focused settings for Remote Desktop
    • You can now share your Wi-Fi as a hotspot
    • PowerShell also has a number of developer-focused settings
    • You can now set the position of all quick actions in the Action Center and choose which should be visible
    • The Pen settings have been updated to allow you to set pen shortcuts
    • You can now reset an app from the App settings
    • You can now set whether or not the lock screen should show your email address
    • "Project to this PC" settings have been added under System
    • "Dial Up" settings have been added under Networks
    • "Magnifier" settings have been added under "Ease of Access"
    • There is a progress bar added under "Battery" to indicate the charge of the battery
    • You can now change the sort order of apps on the "Battery"-pane
    • A link to Maps Storage has been added under Storage settings
    • The default pane for Network & Settings is now the new "Status"-pane
    • Settings now has a network speed test integrated
    • Hotspot 2.0 settings have been added under Wi-Fi
    • You can now disable badges on taskbar buttons
    • You can now prevent the lock screen from showing your email address
    • You can now see all add-ons per app
    • Under "Temporary Files", Windows now shows the amount of storage that pending updates and builds are using
    • Some of the activation info has been removed from "Activation"
    • Under Privacy, you can now enable apps on other devices to start on your PC to continue where you left off
    • Under Privacy, you can now enable apps on other devices to start on your PC through Bluetooth to continue where you left off
    • Apps for websites has been added under System
    • Sharing a network with your contacts in Wi-Fi Sense is no longer possible
    • The IME Settings page now has a "Clear Input History" option
    • You can now let your PC only be visible to project when plugged in
    • Upgrading from Pro to Enterprise no longer requires you to wipe the system and doesn't require a reboot
    • You can now enable Limited Periodic Scanning which provides a second line of defence when using other Antivirus solutions than Windows Defender
    • Recovery now shows a link to a help thread about starting anew with Windows
    • You can now allow Windows to use your login credentials to automatically finish setting up your account after an upgrade
    • Windows Defender will no longer sow recap notification in normal mode
    • Notifications has been added under "Privacy" to change which apps have access to your notifications
    • "Activation" now has a description to help people change their product key
    • The name, IP address, and mac address to be selectable for Mobile Hotspot are now selectable so that you can copy them
    • The 3D display state will now be saved when upgrading
  • Visual updates and others
    • The Settings app has a new design
    • The selected accent color now has a new marking
    • Power and sleep settings contain some new information about behavior of the lockscreen when using slideshows
    • Wi-Fi Sense and and Paid Wi-Fi settings are now relocated to Wi-Fi Settings
    • The accent color table has been redesigned and is now always shown
    • Battery settings are now displayed on one single page
    • Under "Activation" Windows will now say that the license is coupled to your account
    • Update History is moved out of Advanced Options in Windows Update
    • Individual pages now have their own icon
    • Every sign-in method (Windows Hello, Picture password, etc.) now has an icon
    • Windows Insider Program settings have been moved out of Windows Update
    • When using Search in settings, the initial results will appear in a dropdown instead of full screen
    • The "Updates installed" notification now links to the Update history instead of Windows Update
    • Ctrl + E now sets focus to the search bar
    • The "Change product key" link now has an icon
    • Some of the options under Network and Internet > Status now have an icon and description

Ink Workspace

  • The Windows Ink Workspace is now available

System

  • Improvements to OneCore
  • Fast user switching now also works with Picture Password
  • Improved performance for Japanse IME
  • Windows now has a one-handed Japanese kana keyboard
  • The Text Input Canvas has a new Japanese lined-mode
  • You can now use the Ubuntu Bash natively in Windows
  • Improved Japanese IME with improved predictions, cloud suggestion and typing history
  • Improved battery life for Connected Standby PC's
  • You can now enable paths with more than 260 characters for NTFS
  • The installation is no longer divided in 3 steps and now shows as just 1 step
  • Improved performance for account migration
  • Windows 10 now provides support for Hyper-V containers
  • Handwriting Recognition support for 23 additional languages
  • Ctrl + Shift + P can now be used to turn of Private mode when Japanese Input Method Editor is used
  • You can now troubleshoot activations
  • It is now possible to link your Microsoft Account to your digital license
  • Improved consistency in scrolling and zooming speeds between monitors when using a multiple-monitor setup with a precision touchpad
  • Improved battery life for Surface devices
  • Projecting to a PC auto-discoverability is now off by default
  • You can now mount iPods as USB mass-storage devices

Apps

  • The Get Skype app has been removed
  • The Windows Feedback app has been removed
  • Skype has been added as a default app
  • Connect has been added as a default app
  • Paid WiFi & Cellular has been added as a default app
  • Sticky Notes has been added as a default app
  • Feedback Hub has been added as a default app
    • You can now react on feedback in the Feedback Hub
    • The Feedback Hub now suggests a category when you've typed in your feedback
    • The "Alerts" page in the Feedback Hub has been removed
    • The Feedback Hub will now show Microsoft responses
    • You can now make a screenshot and open Feedback Hub directly with Win + F
  • Option now available to use the Camera app to take a photo and send it with Skype
  • The Win32 Sticky Notes app has been removed

Other features

  • The Credentials window now allows you to paste into the name and password fields
  • Tapping anywhere in the "Set location" notification will now allow you to set a default location
  • The Game Bar now supports more full-screen games
  • Task Manager settings will now be saved after upgrading to a new build
  • Improved learning speed and prediction in the Japanese IME
  • Improved sound and network icon on non-standard DPI settings
  • Improved reliability of Start, Cortana and Action Center
  • Narrator now supports using physical volume buttons to change the volume while Narrator is in Scan mode

And further

  • Windows 10 Education is now supported for the Windows Insider Preview
  • Copyright info has been updated to 2016
  • Windows now identifies itself as version 1607
  • The full buildstring is now displayed at the bottom of the desktop for previews
  • The build numbers for PC and Mobile are now synced
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