Microsoft is rolling out a significant new Windows 10 Insider Preview build for those in the Fast ring today, which brings with it a brand new light theme that turns the Taskbar, Start menu and Action Center white, as well as a brand new default wallpaper to go along with it.
WINDOWS LIGHT THEME!
● Ever since we introduced the ability to choose between light and dark in Windows 10, we’ve heard feedback asking for a truer separation between the two options. When you select Light under Settings 🡺 Personalization 🡺 Colors, the expectation is that the system color would be lighter too. And it didn’t do that before – the taskbar and many other things stayed dark. Now, if you choose Light under Settings 🡺 Personalization 🡺 Colors, all system UI will now be light. This includes the taskbar, Start menu, Action Center, touch keyboard, and more.
When you update to this build, your system color won’t automatically change to the new light system color. This is because we want everything to be exactly as you left it before you did the update. We’re leaving the choice up to you!
To try the full light experience, just click the “Choose your color” dropdown and select Light.
As part of this work, we’re also adding a new default wallpaper! Showcased above, you can use it on your PC today by going to Settings 🡺 Personalization 🡺 Themes and selecting “Windows Light”. This will also change your PC to be light themed.
We look forward to hearing your feedback on the new light system color experience. However, please note that we’re still working on “lightening up” different pieces of the OS and refining the experience. For example, the OneDrive icon in the notification area (system tray) is white making it hard to see when you are using the light system color. Expect us to refine this experience.
BRINGING WINDOW SNIP TO YOUR MODERN SNIPPING EXPERIENCE
● Delay snip was the first on our list, and we added it with app version 10.1807. We then addressed a few more of your requests with app version 10.1809*, and today are really excited to announce that window snip is on its way to Insiders too!
Start your snip via your preferred entry point (WIN + Shift + S, Print Screen (if you’ve enabled it), directly from within Snip & Sketch, etc.), and select the window snip option at the top, and snip away! That selection will be remembered the next time you start a snip.
Currently, the window snipping experience is available for 50% of Insiders, as we want to ensure a smooth rollout – we’ll let you know once it’s live for 100%.
IMPROVING YOUR PRINTING EXPERIENCE
● You’ll notice a few differences once you update to today’s build:
○ First and foremost, the modern print dialog now supports light theme!
○ Second: In order to improve clarity, we’ve updated a number of the printing options to now include icons to help you easily and quickly identify the one you’re looking for. We’ve also added a line of description to some of the dropdown settings. This can be seen in the Pages example below, and in other settings if you click More Settings at the bottom of the print dialog.
○ Finally: If you have a long printer name, it will now wrap rather than being cut off.
UPDATING WINDOWS UPDATE
● Based on customer feedback, we’re introducing two important new features to provide more control over updates:
Pause Updates: We’re making the Pause Updates feature easier to find by surfacing the existing option directly on the ‘Settings 🡺 Update and Security 🡺 Windows Update’ page. Just like before, when Pause is enabled, some updates, like Windows Defender definition updates, will continue to be installed. In addition, Pause can be enabled for either a pre-defined number of days or until the specific day (day selector is available on the Advanced options page).
Intelligent Active Hours: Setting your active hours will let Windows know when to avoid rebooting your device. However, we understand some of our users have shifting productivity schedules and remembering to adjust Active hours can be a challenge. Now, Windows can automatically adjust active hours for you based on your device activity. Just go into ‘Settings 🡺 Update and Security 🡺 Windows Update 🡺 Change active hours’ page to turn this setting on and know that reboots will not disrupt your productive time.
AND EVEN MORE!
As always, you can check out the Windows Blog for the complete changelog, including a list of known issues.
➤ MORE INFORMATION: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/11/14/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-18282/#xqIw8pGgcPmo1FRM.97