Microsoft released Windows 10 Preview Build for PC 10158
Yesterday Microsoft has made available a new (and probably last) preview version of Windows 10 that is getting closer to the final version. Assembly 10158 distributed through a quick channel update along with some refinements in the user interface contains a significant improvement in terms of stability.
Microsoft say they have successfully found a solution to all known bugs in Windows 10 build 10158. «In this Assembly there are no significant problems,» reads the company blog.
In addition, the fixes in the new build increase the battery life on Surface Pro 3 and eliminate issues that are not allowed to install a previous build on Surface 3.
Here are some of the changes:
Starting with this version, the new browser from Microsoft officially called Microsoft Edge. The company warns that the update will remove bookmarks, history and other data stored in Project Spartan. How to save and import, we are told here.
In addition to the new name and icon browser received a number of new features and improvements:
- Have the opportunity to add a Home button. To do this, go to Settings > more settings and enable the option «Show home button».
- Added the ability to import favourites from other browsers.
- New settings for the new tab page: you can choose to display either popular and recommended sites content or popular sites.
- Now Microsoft Edge allows you to manage passwords for websites.
- Audio Edge is played when the window is minimized and in the background.
- Tabs can be dragged to a new window.
- New dark theme.
Improvements in the user interface
Insiders will notice a number of changes in the user interface. Continuum (tablet mode) received many fixes, new animations and improved support for Windows 8.x and classic programs.
In «start menu» appeared alphabetical index to quickly jump to the desired app, and the animation in the task pane (if the file operations) again moves in a horizontal direction and has a green color. But if the application requires the user’s attention, the icon flashes orange.
Windows 10 build 10158 Cortana has learned to track the flight and warn of any changes in them. Also the assistant can now be used to create and send e-mail, and only by voice (you can even make adjustments). However, this feature requires Internet connection and while that only works in the USA (in English).
The Photos App
New version of the app can be installed through the Store. The update improves performance and stability and adds support for the GIF format.
Also the software giant added the «Open with».
The Snipping Tool
You can now set the delay to 5 seconds to capture the pop-up menu.
As mentioned above, the new build is available via «Windows update» with the option «Fast». ISO this version is not officially available.