The release of the Windows 10 Creators Update is getting closer and Microsoft is preparing users for the upcoming changes, by offering them test previews. Insiders in the Fast ring have just received Windows 10 build 15014 for both PC and Mobile, which brings another round of new features.
Below, we’ll talk about all changes that come in Windows 10 build 15014:
First of all, the Start menu has received a new animation that appears when creating folders. The Cortana search box has a lighter color shade and the voice notifications and Action Center will show a larger text. The power flyout from the Taskbar has been updated and it allows users to Best battery life or Best performance – the latter will sacrifice battery life in order to help the device perform demanding tasks. The Battery Saver button is gone, but a new power slider has been incorporated.
Also, the Mail app will be pinned by default on the Taskbar, but in the future, Microsoft will change that. More changes have been made to the power user menu, which is accessed by pressing Windows key + X. After removing Control Panel from the menu for Settings, Microsoft is now replacing Programs and Features with Apps & features, which will give access to the Settings app. Also, new features and tweaks have been introduced for the Settings app, as in System, the Blue Light settings have been updated and when clicking the settings link, the updated slider will change the color temperature and if the blue light is lowered, a smoother animation appears.
In addition, there is a new Storage page with a new sense section. The new feature that is introduced by it will free up space, by allowing the operating system to delete temporary files and those that have been stored in the recycle bin for over a month. Moving on to the Wi-Fi page, the Wi-Fi Sense and Paid Wi-Fi Services have been combined into a new section which is called Wi-Fi services.
Users are now able to download more themes from the Store (currently, there are over 100), to control whether or not they can save files to a removable drive that doesn’t use BitLocker encryption, and purchase ebook from the new section that was introduced in the Windows Store.
Lastly, the Microsoft Edge browser has been bumped to version number to 39.15014 and it has received a new Books section that can be accessed inside the Hub. Microsoft has included support for unprotected epub files and when reading ebooks, users will find useful the table of contents or seek bar that can be found at the bottom of the browser.
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