Microsoft has released a new Preview Build for Insiders who use a PC or mobile device. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14926 brings many improvements and a new feature for Edge browser called Snooze. In addition, users who haven’t installed the latest Insider Preview builds will be reminded every day, until October 1, about the expiration of the old builds. In case they won’t upgrade until that date, their PCs will reboot once every three hours and they will stop booting by October 15.
Insiders who want to download Build 14926 must go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update. After installing the update, they will check the Windows 10 version by typing in and “winver” command on the Windows Search. They will see “Version 1607 (OS Build 14926.1000),” and the expiration date: May 1, 2017.
This build comes with a new Snooze function for Edge, which allows users to tell Cortana to remind them about web pages they want to visit later, and they will appear as notifications in the Action Center. Another new option gives them the possibility to export their “favorites” list to an HTML file and to access this option, they will click on the More icon, then choose Settings > View favorites settings.
The two new extensions that Edge has received are called TamperMonkey – a userscript manager that allows users to customize web pages, and Microsoft Personal Shopping Assistant – a smart shopping cart that collects browsed products and offers price alerts.
Build 14926 brings also many bug fixes for both mobile devices and PCs. Microsoft has updated the Wi-Fi settings page on mobile, but the work is still in progress and the legacy option is available for users who want to return to the previous version of the page. Windows 10 on mobile had many issues that affected Lumia devices – Edge had reliability issues, Cortana was crashing and there was an issue with banner notification on Quiet Hours mode.
Previous Builds of Windows 10 on PC were deleting preinstalled applications after the upgrade and users had to reinstall them. Now, the keyboard’s number pad will no longer be used during login, and Adobe Acrobat Reader and Settings apps no longer crash. In addition, network adapters were prevented from working on Surface Pro 1 and 2 and the new build has addressed the issue.
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