Windows 10 Build 10547 released to the fast ring of the Insider Program
Microsoft has just released a new build of Windows 10, to the fast ring of the Insider Program.
The new version is Windows 10 Build 10547.
And without further ado, let’s go ahead and see what new features the latest build brings. Spoiler alert, there aren’t overly impressive features.
A better Start Menu:
The Start Menu, until today’s update only allowed for having 3 columns of tiles, medium tiles specifically. That changes with Build 10547, which allows the user to add a 4th column of tiles.
Remember the article where I mentioned that the Start Menu lags when over 500 items are added to it? Well, Microsoft may have just fixed it, as the new Build allows upto 2048 Tiles on the Start Menu. Though it doesn’t mention 2048 shortcuts, there is no reason why it shouldn’t handle it. To enable the feature, open the Settings app > Personalization > Start and click on the toggle called “Show more tiles”.
Tablet Mode gets new Snap modes:
The tablet mode in Build 10547, now allows for easier snapping of app windows. If you have two apps snapped to either side of the screen, you can now easily replace it with a new app. To do so, just drag an app to snap over the previously snapped up. You can also swipe down to close an app.
Windows App updates:
Microsoft has updated several apps in the latest preview build of Windows. The first of which is the Photos app, which now has a folder view, allowing you to see the images stored locally and in your OneDrive.
Disable background picture in the log on screen:
Open the Settings app and head into the Personalization options, and then on Lock Screen. Click on the toggle which says “Show Windows background picture on the sign-in screen”, to remove the wallpaper from the log on screen.
Object RTC support in Microsoft Edge:
Object Real Time Communication has been added to Microsoft Edge. This new API, allows apps to make use of real time audio/video communications, without the need to install any plugins. This feature will allow users to login and use Skype and Skype for Business right from the browser. Developers of third party apps can also make use of the API to make their own app/service to work similar to how Skype does now.
The announcement for the new build, mentions another improvement, related to the text input panel (text box), will automatically expand to provide more space in Latin languages. The panel will now not open up when Tablet mode is disabled, or when you have an external keyboard plugged in. Punctuation suggestions have been added, and general improvements to the suggestions to make it more relevant have been added as well.