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Surprise! Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17677 is live! Changes inside

Yesterday we have reported that there will be no new build this week as The Windows team found a roll-back bug which was blocking the release. Dona Sarkar today on Twitter confirmed that the bug was actually not a roll-back bug – it was a deployment issue. The issue has now been fixed by the team on the server side!

Windows 10 Build 17677 is now available for download to the Insiders on the Fast ring and the Skip Ahead. This build comes with several new features and lot of improvements.

What’s new in 17677:

Microsoft Edge Improvements

New “settings and more” menu:
A new redesigned “Settings and more” is introduced in today’s build to make things more discoverable for the user. The menu options are now organized into groups, with icons for each entry, and keyboard shortcuts (where applicable).

Organize the tabs you have set aside:
You will now be able to organize the groups of tabs you’ve set aside. Choose the “Tabs you’ve set aside” icon (top left corner), and click on the label for any group to rename it.

Much needed “Show in folder” in “Downloads” pane:
This was amongst those basic features which were missing from its day of debut. Microsoft edge finally has options for “Show in folder” and “Copy link” to the right-click menu for downloads in the “Downloads” pane.

Besides Edge improvements, Microsoft also improved Narrator. Narrator’s scan mode now supports selecting content in Microsoft Edge, Word, Outlook, Mail and most text surfaces. For a full list of selection commands, you can refer to Narrator’s Show Commands List by pressing Caps+F1.

Task Manager Memory Reporting Improvements:
The main memory column in Task Manager “Processes” tab will not include memory used by suspended UWP processes.  If you have several UWP processes suspended in the background, the OS can take back memory from these suspended UWP processes if needed and use it for something that requires more memory.

LTE connectivity makeover:
After Twenty Years Windows is transforming the networking stack through NetAdapter framework. This framework introduces a new, more reliable, network driver model.

General changes and fixes for PC:

  • Fixed an issue causing Narrator to read extra text when invoking Alt + Tab.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in Chinese and Japanese characters not rendering correctly in Command Prompt.
  • Fixed an issue where double-clicking text in Command Prompt only selected up to the first punctuation mark, not up to the space.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in the Home and End keys not working in Microsoft Edge in recent flights.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in a high volume of reliability issues in any XAML surface using Reveal in the previous flight.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in some apps like Adobe XD from crashing on launch in recent flights.
  • When you press F1 in Microsoft Edge it will now take you to the Microsoft Edge support page, rather than Microsoft Edge tips.
  • When a tab in Microsoft Edge is playing audio, the volume icon in the tab will now light up when you hover your mouse over it.
  • When you open local files (like PDFs) in Microsoft Edge, those files will now appear in the History section.
  • Fixed an issue where downloading files in Microsoft Edge could appear stuck on doing the security scan.
  • Fixed a recent issue where Ctrl + Shift + Left to select backwards in Notepad wouldn’t work at the end of a line.
  • When you execute “start cmd” from a Command Prompt window, a new Command Prompt tab will now be created if you have Sets enabled. This will also work for other start launches, like “start notepad”. To start something in a new window you can use the new /newwindow flag, for example “start /newwindow notepad”.

Check out for more on Windows Insider Blog.

 

 

 

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