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Windows 10 Redstone 4 is Available to Download

 

Microsoft released Windows 10 Redstone 4 ISO image to download for build 17115 to replace build 17025 as the current image. This update has a number of new features, a number of general bug fixes & minor improvements including the long-delayed Timeline, HDR support, improved DPI support and major changes to the privacy settings. Read more here.

The new design is more modern and fluid, using semis-transparency to add layers to the user interface. Elsewhere, Microsoft Edge is widely-tipped to gain more touchpad gestures, design improvements and improved support for eBooks.

This update comes with the following features:

Windows Shell

  • Fluent Design reveal effects have been softened
  • Fluent Design Acrylic and Reveal effects are now showcased in more areas of the Shell.
  • The Start menu now features Fluent Design “reveal” effects in tiles and the apps list.
  • The “clear all”, “expand”, “collapse” and “see more” text in the Action Center now uses your chosen accent color.
  • You can now use a two finger swipe gesture to dismiss all notifications in the Action Center.
  • Windows will now show you your personalized lock screen when selecting your account on the login page.
  • The Calendar fly-out on the taskbar now features reveal effects.
  • Contacts pinned to the taskbar now show a list of connected apps rather than tiles.
  • The Taskbar now features the Acrylic blur effect.
  • Action Center notifications now feature Fluent Design reveal effects.
  • The “clear all” text in Action Center now says “clear all notifications” instead.
  • Nearby Share is now present in the Share UI and lets you share content between nearby devices.
  • Right-clicking a live tile will give you the option of jumping straight into that apps Settings.
  • Task View now includes Timeline that allows you to go back and resume apps you had open in the past up to 30 days.
  • Virtual Desktops has moved to the top of the Task View UI.
  • Fluent Design effects will be disabled when in battery saver mode.
  • The My People Hub now features Reveal and Acrylic effects.
  • You can now drag to reposition contacts pinned to the Taskbar.
  • You can now drag contacts between the Taskbar and the My People Hub.
  • Quiet Hours has been renamed as Focus Assist and has been updated with new features.
  • Documents and Pictures are now listed in the Start menu hamburger menu by default.
  • On devices with Windows Hello support, users can now set up Hello directly from the login screen.
  • The Xbox Gamebar has been updated with a new Fluent design UI.
  • Users on Windows 10 S can now use the Microsoft Authenticator app to log in to their PC.
  • Eye Control has been updated with more functions in the eyebar.

Microsoft Edge

  • You can now mute audio coming from a specific tab.
  • Edge now has the ability to save free EPUB books.
  • Edge will now automatically fill out preferred information in an address and related forms.
  • The Edge UI now features an improved UI with Fluent Design reveal effects and more prominent Acrylic title bar.
  • The EPUB and PDF bookmarks UI has been updated.
  • The book and PDF reader has been updated with a new UI, including new dark and light modes.
  • Reading progress within books and PDF documents will roam faster across devices.
  • Edge now supports Service Workers that allows websites to send notifications and refresh in the background even when Edge is closed.
  • The Hub has been redesigned with a new hamburger menu and larger slide-out panel.
  • The favorites bar will now automatically show on the Start or New Tab pages, just like in other web browsers.
  • Extensions can now be used when InPrivate browsing is enabled.
  • You can now vertically dock the Edge DevTools panel.

Cortana

  • Cortana now has a new Lists/Collections app that allows you to create Lists that sync across devices with Cortana.
  • Cortana’s proactive content will now appear in the Action Center.
  • Cortana is now better at alerting you to apps that you can pick up where you left off.
  • Cortana now features a new Notebook UI that better promotes things like Skills, Lists and more.
  • The user’s profile picture is now showcased in Cortana’s hamburger menu.

Input improvements

  • Touch keyboard now features Fluent Design.
  • Physical keyboard users now have the option to enable an on-screen text suggestions function.
  • The wide virtual keyboard now features shape-writing.
  • New gestures when writing with a pen are now present in the pen insert field.
  • You can now insert more than one emoji at once when using the emoji panel.
  • You can now change the font used in the handwriting panel.
  • The emoji panel now supports more languages.
  • Pen users will now see a handwriting panel automatically popup when selecting a text field.
  • Some emoji have been updated with a new look.

Settings

  • Settings now feature a new redesign with Reveal effects and Acrylic blur.
  • You can now configure Startup apps in Settings.
  • There is now a color wheel in the Ease of Access area.
  • Ease of Access has been categorized into subcategories in the sidebar and reorganized.
  • Sound settings are now present in the Settings app.
  • Storage Sense now includes Disk Cleanup settings and functions.
  • Font settings are now available in Settings.
  • Users can now limit download bandwidth for updates in the foreground.
  • You can now manage what data is stored on Timeline.
  • You can now adjust how bright SDR content appears when using an HDR monitor.
  • Windows Update will now place an update icon in the System Tray when there is an update pending.
  • You can now customize the number of contacts that can be pinned to the Taskbar up to 10.
  • Users can now recover local accounts from the lock screen.
  • More Control Panel elements such as Fonts, Display, Sound, and more have now been moved into Settings.
  • There is now a new Keyboards area located in Settings.
  • Language Packs are now powered by the Microsoft Store and feature a new install UI.
  • HomeGroup has been removed.
  • You can now customize what apps send notifications when Focus Assist is on, and can also schedule a time for it to automatically enable and disable.
  • Some Bluetooth peripherals can now be paired with one click.
  • Windows Update will now prevent a PC on AC power from going to sleep if there is an update pending in the last two hours.

 

You can download the Redstone 4 by registering here.

Source: windowscentral, Microsoft blog

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