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New Windows 10 Insider Preview features

Here are some recent highlights, including the build number where they first appeared.1 Install the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build and explore some of these new features for yourself. 2 On your Windows 10 PC, go to Settings>Update and Security> Windows Insider Program (or click here to go directly to Settings) and follow the prompts.3

Build 17083

Timeline improvements. We agree with Insiders that deleting multiple activities from Timeline can be cumbersome — so we've added the option to delete everything from a given hour or day from the context menu. You can also choose if you want to sync your activities across devices, for greater privacy.

A new Font Settings page + and fonts in the Microsoft Store. Preview more font capabilities such as colour and variable fonts and grab even more fonts directly from the Microsoft Store.

More control over diagnostic data. The Diagnostic Data Viewer app provides a detailed view of the diagnostic data that your device is sending to Microsoft and changes how your admin has set the level of data shared.

Making Windows Hello setup easier. Now, you can set up Windows Hello Face, Fingerprint or PIN straight from your lock screen by clicking the Windows Hello tile under Sign-in options.

Control which apps access your content. Set which UWP apps on your PC can access your pictures, videos or documents folders.

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Build 17074

Quiet hours. Choose those times when you don't want to be bothered by notifications. You can set Quiet Hours to automatically turn on at certain times or when you're presenting or playing a game. You can also allow priority people to contact you during quiet hours and you can see a summary of what you missed when your quiet hours are over.

New reading experience for EPUB, PDF and Reading View. We've overhauled the look and feel of the reading and Books experiences in Microsoft Edge, including a pop-up "Notes" menu in Books; grammar tools for EPUB books and Reading View; a full-screen reading experience; the option to auto-fill saved passwords when browsing InPrivate and more.

Auto-fill credit cards on web forms. Microsoft Edge can now save and automatically fill in your credit card information on payment web forms.

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Build 17063

An improved Region & Language Settings page. Highlights include an entirely new language selection experience — enabling you to quickly identify available language features per language (display language, text-to-speech, speech recognition and/or handwriting). Checkout the new experience by going to Settings>Time & language.

A new Keyboard Settings page. Go to Time & Language Settings to easily add new keyboard layouts and adjust other advanced keyboard-related settings.

More Fluent Design. You’ll discover better contrasting colours and text, more transparency and cool animations across more of the Windows 10 UI, including Microsoft Edge, Start, Settings and Action Centre.

An improved My People experience. You can now drag and drop contacts to rearrange them as you like in the taskbar. Display up to 10 contacts (or show them all in the overflow).

Resume activities you started in the past. With Timeline in Task View, you can quickly scroll back to content you opened earlier — like a webpage, document, article, playlist or task — even if you’ve closed an app or file. It even works across activities on different PCs. (To leave feedback, click on the button in the upper-right corner of Timeline.)

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Build 17046

More of the emoji you love will appear as you’re typing related words with the touch keyboard. Try typing words like unicorn, kiwi, artist or turtle (in your language, of course) to see related emoji. This flight includes new and updated emoji data for over 150 languages. Check our blog for more details.

Form Fill for address fields. Microsoft Edge can now save and automatically fill in your preferred information in addresses and related forms. Addresses you save will even be roamed across your Windows 10 devices.

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Build 17040

Shape writing with wide touch keyboard. With the Fall Creators Update, we introduced shape-writing input for one-handed keyboard. We’ve heard your feedback and it’s now also available when using the wide keyboard.

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Build 17035

An easier way to share files. You can now wirelessly share files and URLs to nearby PCs via Bluetooth using the new Near Share feature in Microsoft Edge. Just follow a few quick set-up steps, click on the Share icon and (once your recipient accepts) watch the file magically transfer.

Instantly mute auto-playing media on websites. Microsoft Edge now displays an audio icon that shows which tab is playing sound. Just click the icon to mute and unmute. Thanks to everyone who shared feedback requesting this handy feature.

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Build 17025

More control of your Start-up tasks. The list of apps that you want to run at start-up has now moved to a more convenient spot under Settings>Apps. We’ve also introduced an advanced option to control which specific tasks in an app you want running at start-up.

Revamped Ease of Access settings. This build adds new Ease of Access settings to make your device easier to use and fit your needs. Additionally, we heard your feedback and improved setting descriptions to help you understand the available accessibility features more easily.

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  1. Go here for instructions on how to find out which Windows 10 Insider Preview build you have installed.
  2. Windows Insider Preview may be substantially modified before it’s commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here. Some product features and functionality may require additional hardware or software.

  3. To view Windows Insider settings, you must have administrator privileges on your PC. For PCs running early versions of Windows 10, go to Settings>Update and Security>Advanced Options>Get Insider Preview Builds.