For Dev Channel users, Microsoft today released a preview update for Windows 10 Build 20161. According to the previous version, the preview should be part of the Iron/21H1 development branch. Microsoft, however, has unhooked new features and updates, meaning that new features on the Dev Channel are not necessarily included in the 21H1 feature update.
Windows 10 Build 20161 Preview Update brings a number of new features, including
The theme identification tile for the Start Menu
Microsoft started the menu with a smoother, simplified design update, removing the solid background behind the logo in the application list, and applying a partially transparent, unified background to the program icon.
In essence, reducing the color of the tiled icon interface in the start menu is a little simplified, making it easier for users to browse the applications they often use. While this is a subtle design tweak, it does make the start menu look less messy and avoid many block icons that are the same blue color.
ALT-TAB switching between apps and websites
In addition to updating the start menu, the latest version of Windows 10 has made some major changes to the Alt-Tab interface.
“Starting today, all tabs that open in the Microsoft Edge browser will appear in the Alt-Tab interface, not just the Active tabs in each browser window,” Microsoft explains. Older users may not be used to this change, but it’s good that Microsoft allows users to switch back to the classic Alt-Tab experience.
Microsoft had previously tried to make changes to the Alt-Tab experience on the Windows 10 operating system, when the company planned to add tabs for each application. When Microsoft makes a major update to its Windows 10 operating system later this year, the change in the Alt-Tab experience is bound to draw a lot of feedback from users.
A more personalized taskbar for new users
Microsoft wants to help customers get the most out of their PCs from day one out, starting with a simpler, more personalized, out-of-the-box experience that gives you what you want and less clutter.
This provides us with a flexible, cloud-driven infrastructure to test customer reception of default taskbar content and tailor these layouts to user and device signals.
Microsoft will evaluate the performance of individual default attributes, monitor diagnostic data and user feedback to assess audience reception. With this information, Microsoft will adjust the default layout to minimize the feeling of clutter and bloated software.
Please note that this experience is limited to the scenario where a new account was created or logged in for the first time. Microsoft does not use the programmable taskbar to change the taskbar layout of existing accounts.
Improve the notification experience
Microsoft is making changes to improve the notification experience in Windows 10.
First, you know where your notifications come from by looking at the app’s identity at the top. Completed notification? Select the X in the upper right corner to quickly dismiss and continue your work.
Second, Microsoft will turn off Focus Assist notifications and summary toast by default, so Microsoft will no longer let users know that Focus Aid has been turned on through automatic rules. This can be done by setting back to the previous behavior.
Make the setup better
Microsoft is also improving the settings in Windows 10. Users typically click “Settings” to refer to the system classification on the Control Panel page, and now it will be directed to the About page in the settings. This means that users can find the control panel system features they need more easily, and Microsoft has promised “more improvements to bring the ‘Settings’ option closer to the control panel.” “
Improve the tablet experience for 2-in-1 devices
Previously, when you removed the keyboard on a two-in-one device, a notification would appear asking if you wanted to switch to tablet mode. If you choose Yes, you’ll switch to tablet mode.
Microsoft is updating the experience further by changing the default values so that the notification no longer appears, but instead switches you directly to the new tablet experience and makes some improvements to touch. You can change this setting by going to the Settings and Systems and Tablets. Some users may have seen the change on their Surface devices.
And to address the confusion of some users stuck in tablet mode on non-touch devices, Microsoft will cancel the tablet mode on non-touch devices to operate quickly. In addition, Microsoft has added new logic that lets users start into the appropriate mode based on the pattern they were in and whether the keyboard is connected.