Windows 10 Update
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16226 was the Twelveth Build of Windows 10 Fall Creator Update. It was Released on 21 June 2017, via “RS3” (RedStone3) Development Branch.
New features in Microsoft Edge
Giving you more control over closing tabs
Making it easier to move from another browser
Users can now migrate Cookies and Settings from Chrome to Microsoft Edge, which will make it easier for users to make the move to Microsoft Edge as their primary browser.
More EPUB improvements in Microsoft Edge
Copy and Ask Cortana
Now, when you select your text, you can Copy and Ask Cortana in addition to adding notes, highlighting and underlining. Cortana can help you do a little research while you’re reading an EPUB book!
Got ink? Add a note and write or draw on it with your pen.
To see your note, just hover over the note button—no need to open it.
Books roamed across devices
Your books from the Windows Store are available on your Windows 10 devices, and your reading progress, bookmarks, and notes are kept in sync.
Improved Favorites experience in Microsoft Edge
New experience when saving new favorites
You can now view your favorites as a directory tree when you save new favorites and collapse or expand folders from within the “Add to favorites” dialog. Just click the “Save in” folder list to get started!
Edit URL for Favorites
You can now edit the URL of any favorite in the Favorites menu or the Favorites Bar. You can use this to update the location of a site that has moved or to create Bookmarklets in the favorites bar.
Favorite manageability for Enterprise
IT admins can now configure favorites via group policy and mobile device management, including the ability to define and lock pre-configured favorites in addition to the user’s favorites.
Emoji 5.0! Microsoft has added support for the latest Unicode updates – including new snacks, actions, dinosaurs, and even fantasy characters like genies, fairies, and zombies!
They’re all accessible via both the touch keyboard and the Emoji Panel. Bonus: Along the way, they also updated our emoji pickers to now make it possible to access the profession emoji and gender diverse options for some of our people actions (for example, you can now select male or female facepalm).
Finally, they have tweaked some of our original emoji designs based on your feedback and to improve consistency with how the emoji is displayed on other platforms (while maintaining our Windows style).
New emoji include:
Examples of updated emoji – before:
Search for emoji in Emoji Panel
They have updated the hardware keyboard’s new Emoji Panel to now provide a search feature! After opening the panel via the Win + period (.) or semicolon (;) hotkeys, keep typing! The words you type will be used to filter the emoji displayed. If you close the panel by clicking “x” button or pressing Esc, the words will remain. They are still working on enriching our emoji keywords – have any suggestions? Log feedback! Note: The Emoji Panel is currently only available when the en-us keyboard is active.
Dark theme for Emoji Panel
Do you love dark theme? If you have dark theme enabled (via Settings > Personalization > Colors), you’ll now see the Emoji Panel background display using dark colors instead of light.
OneDrive Files On-Demand
Microsoft released OneDrive Files On-Demand to Windows Insiders running Build 16215 and higher. This is essentially like OneDrive placeholders – but better. This was a highly requested feature from Insiders so be sure to check it out!
Additionally, They wanted to make sure that our customers are in control of all file downloads from the cloud. When they use OneDrive Files On-Demand (or another cloud provider), and an app (like a photo editor) tries to download files that the customer has stored only in the cloud, They will show a message displaying: what’s being downloaded, which app is requesting the download and options to dismiss the message, cancel the download, or block the app from downloading. (They also added a way to unblock apps in Settings > Privacy > App-requested downloads, in case you change your mind.)
Touch Keyboard Improvements
Shape writing for more languages
In addition to English, Shape writing is now available on the new touch keyboard for the following languages: Catalan (Catalan), Croatian (Croatia), Czech (Czech), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), English (India), English (United States), English (United Kingdom), Finnish (Finland), French (Canada), French (France), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), Greek (Greece), Hebrew(Israel), Hungarian (Hungary), Indonesian (Indonesia), Italian (Italy), Norwegian, Persian (Iran), Polish (Poland), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian (Romania), Russian (Russia), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swedish (Sweden), Turkish (Turkey), Vietnamese (Vietnam).
Text prediction for more languages
Microsoft also supports text prediction upon your typing on the languages above and more! Please try out your mother tongue with our keyboard!
Touch keyboard for East Asian languages
Now the new touch keyboard supports some of the East Asian languages such as Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean!
One-handed curve-flick touch keyboard for Japanese
Microsoft is excited to announce that curve-flick input is coming to the PC! They have had this for a while on Windows 10 Mobile, and they know how much you like it, so with today’s build, you’ll now be able to use it with the Japanese one-handed keyboard on PC too ^_^. For those who are unfamiliar with it, the curve-flick input is an advanced method for quickly inputting Japanese Kana.
Moving with ease
They have made some adjustments based on your feedback. First: you no longer need to hold the move icon to move the touch keyboard. They have removed that, and now you can just grab anywhere on the candidate pane that doesn’t have predictions and place the keyboard where you want. Second: when using the one-handed keyboard, you’ll find that the left-most option is now “undocked”. If you use this option, then whenever you relaunch the touch keyboard it will appear back in the location it’d been in before being dismissed.
Shifting up a gear
Microsoft has heard your feedback, and very excited to let you know that with this build of Windows, you can now use the shift key to cycle between capitalization states – just like on W10M!
Updated settings flyout
They have updated the design of our settings flyout so you can now easily access Language Settings, Keyboard Settings, or help if needed.
Other UI and reliability improvements in Build 16226
- Fixed an issue where the X to close would turn white on white if you hovered a mouse over it.
- Fixed an issue where the touch keyboard would stop launching after you had used the Emoji Panel.
- Adjusted the emoji section so that it now scrolls horizontally.
- Added more padding to the emoji section when using the one-handed keyboard.
- Added a language key to the one-handed keyboard for easier language switching.
- The emoji section will now stay open after you input an emoji, so you can enter all the emoji you want at once.
- Adjusted the size of our wide keyboard layout to be a bit bigger.
Refining handwriting and pen interactions in Windows 10
Handwriting panel improvements
- You can now erase words in the handwriting panel with the back of your pen.
- Updated the processed text in the handwriting panel to now be drawn using Segoe UI.
- Fixed an issue where the font would sometimes be an unexpected size when selecting text and seeing it appear in the handwriting panel.
- As a result of your feedback, Updated the English mode button in the Chinese handwriting panel to now use “中“ and “英” as a label, instead of “全部”.
Pen scrolling now works in Win32 apps: Building on what Microsoft lit up with 16215, you can now use your pen to scroll in File Explorer and other win32 apps.
Windows Sonic spatial sound on PC
Windows Sonic, available in the Windows 10 Creators Update, is now even easier to enable with this update. Plug in a pair of headphones, right-click the sound icon in the notification area and select the Spatial sound to choose your preferred format. You can also configure your 5.1, 7.1, or Dolby Atmos for home theater from this menu if it’s your currently selected default endpoint.
New help options
Microsoft has added a new “Xbox Networking” section under Settings > Gaming. Here, they will help you attempt to identify and resolve issues preventing you from using voice chatting and playing multiplayer games with other Xbox Live users.
Track your GPU performance
For the Task Manager fans out there, they are happy to share that, heard your feedback and they have updated Task Manager to now include GPU info. The Performance tab shows GPU utilization information for each separate GPU component (such as 3D and Video encode/decode), as well as graphics memory usage stats. The Details tab shows you GPU utilization info for each process.
Grouped processes in Task Manager
With Build 16215, Microsoft announced that Runtime Broker was going per app. Between this and some of the feedback for our apps, they have heard that you’d like to have all of each app’s processes grouped into a single collection for easy management. So, they did just that! Check it out in Build 16226 by opening a bunch of Microsoft Edge tabs and windows and let us know how it’s working for you! They have also added logic to show browser tab names where available, so you can easily know what you’re looking at.
Storage Sense update
Head to Settings > System > Storage > Storage Sense and you’ll find:
- Delete your previous versions of Windows straight from Storage Sense: With all the work they have been doing to enhance Storage Sense features for freeing up space, they felt it just made sense to bring in windows.old clean up too.
- A new look: Since they have added a few new features, tweaked the design a bit to make everything fit together a bit neater.
New Remote Desktop Settings Page
As part of our ongoing effort to converge Settings and Control Panel, you can now enable Remote Desktop and configure related settings from Settings > System > Remote Desktop! They have improved this page from its counterpart in Control Panel to help you more easily establish a remote connection to your PC from a Remote Desktop client application. On the new Remote Desktop settings page, you can find associated settings like sleep (“Keep my PC awake for connections when it is plugged in”) and PC discoverability to help you know if your PC is remotely accessible. They also surface your PC name on this page, which you will need to connect from the RD client applications.
Improving your update experience
If an update has failed, when available, to help you better understand what went wrong Microsoft will now use a plain text string to describe the error that was encountered. This text, and the error code if visible, will now be selectable so you can easily copy and paste it elsewhere.
The new Reveal Highlight behavior is an interactive visualization that helps guide users. Reveal is now enabled by default on List View and other XAML collection controls in experiences that target the Fall Creators Update.
Updated File Explorer context menu
You can now Share a file in File Explorer via the right-click context menu! Right-click on a file in File Explorer or on the Desktop to bring up the context menu, then share away. NOTE: “Share with” in the context menu has been changed to “Give access to”.
My People Improvements
- Added text to the overflow area in the People flyout to make it clearer the people listed there are pinned.
- Updated the “Switch apps” button in the People flyout to now use the hamburger icon, to make it more visually distinct from the back button.
- If you right-click the taskbar, you’ll now find an option to easily turn on or off People.
- Fixed an issue from the last flight where the People flyout would crash if you tapped “Find and pin contacts”.
Calculator cashes in with a Currency Converter feature
Since the launch of Windows 10, one of the top customer feedback requests Microsoft get is to include a Currency Converter function in Calculator. Wait no longer! As of desktop version 10.1706.1602.0 (included with the Fall Creators Update, available for update via store as they speak), you’ll find “Currency” as the top item under the “Converters” menu. It does most everything you’d expect from a Currency Converter, all expressed within the fresh and shiny Fluent Design System they rolled out last month. One aspect of the feature that they think is interesting is an offline mode…so if you’re roaming internationally and want to see how much that train ticket or souvenir is going to cost without rolling up extra data charges, they have got you covered. As ever, they value and await your feedback on this new feature, so send us your thoughts via Feedback Hub or Store Review!
Ease of Access Improvements
Narrator gains auto-captioning
The narrator can now use artificial intelligence to generate descriptions for images that lack alternative text! The service also includes the ability to extract text from images using optical character recognition. Want to try it out? Turn on Narrator, set focus to the image below, then press Caps Lock + Shift + D to hear its description. You will need to be connected to the internet for it to work.
Improved bitmap scaling for Magnifier
The text will now appear smoother when magnified using Magnifier. To enable or disable this, go to Settings > Ease of Access > Magnifier > “Enable bitmap smoothing”.
Improvements for IT Pros
Windows 10 and SMB1
As part of a multi-year security plan, they are removing the SMB1 networking protocol from Windows by default. This build has this change. However, the change only affects clean installations of Windows, not upgrades. Microsoft is making this change to reduce the attack surface of the OS. Here are some more details to take note of:
- All Home and Professional editions now have the SMB1 server component uninstalled by default. The SMB1 client remains installed. This means you can connect to devices from Windows 10 using SMB1. But nothing can connect to Windows 10 using SMB1. They still recommend you uninstall SMB1 if you are not using it. In a later feature update of Windows 10, MS may uninstall SMB1 client if they detect that you are not using it.
- All Enterprise and Education editions have SMB1 totally uninstalled by default.
- The removal of SMB1 means the removal of the legacy Computer Browser service. The Computer Browser depends exclusively on SMB1 and cannot function without it.
Share your VMs with ease with the new VM Sharing feature! On today’s build, you’ll find a new icon in Virtual Machine Connection that will compress your VM into a “vmcz” file. Double click this file on your destination machine to start importing the VM – easy as that!
Japanese Input Method Editor (IME) Improvements
Enhanced learning for predictive input
The IME now understands when you use predictive candidates followed by backspaces and will adjust the candidates accordingly. So, you don’t have to repeat candidate selection and backspace each time you frequently want to use only part of a particular predictive candidate.
English predictive candidates with spelling correction
With the Anniversary Update, they added a feature to show English words along with Japanese words. That in Japanese IME’s predictive candidates. They have been improving it over time, and with this release, they are now enable spelling corrections for English candidates as well so that even if you make a typo they will still suggest the appropriate English words. For example, “appointment” and “appointments” are shown if you type “apointmen”.
Search from Japanese IME Candidate List
They added the ability to execute the search from the predictive candidate window. Specifically, text candidates you’re are not familiar with can now be easily searched from the IME UI. To search for a definition, click on the search icon shown next to the candidate. Or highlight the candidate and press the shortcut key (Ctrl + B). Search results will open in the browser.
Also when the comment window is displayed during conversion, you can search for the word by clicking the candidate in the comment window.
Mixed Reality Improvements
- The Mixed Reality software download issue has been fixed. The workaround that has been provided for the last flight can be removed. You could directly upgrade to Build 16226 and get the Mixed Reality software.
- 360 Video issue with video quality has also been fixed.
- New Teleportation Model also introduced in this flight, where they transitioned to a much easier teleportation and navigation model only using the left joystick.
- Speech improvements where they have improved the speech interaction experience throughout Mixed Reality platform.
- Headset Reliability Improvement where they are going to continuously improve on this in future flights.
- Also fixed issues when trying to get out of limited mode.
- Fixed the issue where the Mixed Reality Portal does not shut down cleanly.
- Fixed the issue where Cortana now opens up apps correctly within the Mixed Reality environment.
- The issue Fixed where there is multiple gaze cursor in exclusive mode apps.
- Also fixed the issue where the Boundary is set smaller than the actual.
Look Out Next Windows 10 Build 16232
Look Out Previous Windows 10 Build 16215
Source: Windows Blog