Microsoft adds new features in Windows 10 Preview Build 20161
It seems that 2020 is been an amazing year for Microsoft as the company has launched multiple features that users are demanding from years. As we saw previously the company released its major Windows 10 update 2004 in May. Despite lots of bugs and errors, Microsoft has near about managed to keep its customers happy. We saw last week the discovery of Segment Heap Memory Management that can reduce Chrome RAM usage by Hundreds of MB’s.
We also saw the company launched a dedicated file recovery app for Windows 10 2004 users to recover accidentally deleted files. Microsoft launched it’s Windows 10 May 2020 aka 2004 update back in May with multiple new features and settings. The users also faced multiple bugs and errors after updating their systems to the latest update, some of the bugs that users faced were automatic restarts, NVIDIA graphics not working properly, Printer ports break up, and some minor bugs. One after another the company has fixed these bugs to date.
Now the company has added new features in Windows 10 Preview Build 20161, And after rolling out several builds specifically focused on improvements, bug fixes, and optimizations under the hood. The most notable update in this release is that the Start menu has been updated. Specifically, the tiles are now theme-aware which is a further step away from the design language initially introduced in Windows 8.
The theme-aware tiles work with both light and dark mode and if you have an accent color selected with dark mode, it will also reflect that color too. It’s a small change but an update that does improve the look of the Start menu.
Also coming in this release is that Edge tabs will now be accessible with alt+tab. As a very heavy user of this feature, this will make it a lot faster to jump between sites. While you can already use control+X (number of the tab), it’s not quite as natural of a keystroke as alt+tab.
Notifications are being tweaked as well with the app that triggers the event now appearing at the top of the flyout and Microsoft is turning off the Focus Assist notification and summary toast by default.
For those using the Edge browser, this is clearly a really big change, especially as it makes it a lot easier to switch to a tab that they need. The good news is that Google Chrome or Firefox users can just disable this behavior, as Microsoft has added a new Settings page under the System section that is called Multitasking.
he Focus Assist notification and summary toast are now turned off by default. More of Control Panel is moving to Settings with this new build, as Microsoft says that some links previously pointing to device information is moved to the modern experience.
“We are also bringing new improvements like making your device information copyable and streamlining the security information shown. And don’t worry—if you’re looking for more advanced controls that lived in the System page in Control Panel, you can still get to them from the modern About page if you need them!” the company explains.
However, all these features are only available on the developer profile and will be released soon for all. To stay updated on Windows 10 and Microsoft news subscribe to our newsletter from here.