Windows 10 Build 10586 version 1511 November Update – A photo gallery of the new features
Microsoft officially released Windows 10 Build 10586 to all users yesterday.
This is the first major update for the operating system, which was launched back in July.
You can read my previous write up about the Windows 10 November Update, or version 1511, as the Redmond Company is referring to it as.
But if you want to view some photos of the new features in the Fall Update, you have come to the right place.
Windows 10 Build 10586 new personalization options:
Recently we reported that Windows Spotlight will be re-enabled for Windows 10 Pro users, when the November Update is released. Microsoft has delivered on its promise, and here is how you can enable the daily image from Bing, as your Lockscreen Wallpaper:
Open the Settings app, navigate to the Personalization tab and click on the Lockscreen option. Click on the dropdown menu for Background and select Windows Spotlight. Lock your screen by pressing the key combo Windows + L to try it out.
Disable the Windows 10 Lockscreen:
Click on Settings > Personalization > Lockscreen. There is an option which says “Show Windows background picture on the sign in screen”. Click on the toggle button to disable/enable the option. It is enabled by default.
Colored title bar (Start and Taskbar)
Remember the title bar color option which Microsoft enabled in a recent preview build. The option is now available for all users. Open the Settings > Personalization > Colors tab, and enable the option which says “Show color on start, taskbar, action center and titlebar.
As the option suggests the setting applies to all of the above mentioned areas in Windows 10.
More Start Tiles:
Microsoft had recently announced that it would allow users to ad more tiles to the start screen.
The option is disabled by default. To enable it, navigate to Settings > Personalization > Start and click on the toggle button for “Show More Tiles”
New icons for the system tray:
The USB Safely Remove icon has received a makeover and now looks like a flash drive. The network icon is also newer and both appear to complement the default theme very well.
New context menu in Windows 10:
Build 10586 adds new context menus (aka right-click menus) which look really good. The reworked menus are not limited to the Start button and the taskbar alone, but to all menus in the operating system. Although the two aforementioned areas do have a dark-theme context menu.
New Control Panel Icons:
Microsoft recently suggested that it may replace the Control Panel with the new Settings app, yet it has updated the legacy component with some new icons.
Windows 10 Activation with a product key:
You can now activate Windows 10 with your old Windows 7 or 8/8.1 product key, and of course a new Windows 10 license as well.
Microsoft Edge improvements:
Sync your Favorites and Reading list
The new browser from the Redmond company can now sync your Favorites and Reading list items.
To enable the feature, click on Edge’s Settings > Sync Your Content > See your Favorites and Reading List across your Windows devices. The option is enabled by default, and you can disable it by clicking on the toggle button.
Tab Previews are now available in Microsoft Edge.
Hover your mouse cursor over any background tab to view a preview of its contents, without leaving the current tab.
Find my device:
This is a new feature which allows you to track your Windows 10 laptop, should it be stolen or you forget it somewhere. Naturally for this feature to work, you need to have location access enabled.
To enable the new feature, navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Find my device Windows.
Smart Window Snapping
Build 10586 improves upon the Window Snapping feature, and now automatically resizes the snapped window’s size, when you resize the other app’s size.