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Microsoft’s Blue Screen of Death dead in latest Windows 10 preview


Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death dead in latest Windows 10 preview
Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death dead in latest Windows 10 preview

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Screencaps can now be focused on a smaller area, so you don’t need to grab the whole page for notes. Page resizing and rescaling have been smoothed out; VPNs can now be started in network flyouts; and developers can customize their app notifications, including ignoring time stamps.

Cortana


Microsoft’s digital assistant is now going to be more precocious in suggesting commands for particular apps, once they have been launched before. Recurring reminders can also be set up so that, for example, a rent/mortgage reminder pops up every 30 days.

Accessibility

Windows users with physical disabilities should find it easier to set up the new operating system thanks to improved voice commands, although Microsoft acknowledges this is a work in progress.

Braille support is now included, and Redmond has improved narration features, which should make life easier for the visually challenged. A new opaque backing for text can be set up to make enlarged characters easier to read.

Defender

The security suite for Windows has been given an extensive bug fix, has more options for ordering a system scan on the fly and a new refresh Windows. This is designed for people who want to reinstall the OS quickly to fix problems – although this will remove some apps, which will need reinstalling.

Settings

The settings page has a revamp intended to make it easier to change screen colors and add more that are personalized by the end user. There’s a new settings page for the Dial hardware announced at the Surface Studio launch.

There are a lot more developer-specific tweaks in the new build and it’s clear Microsoft is preparing for something major with the Creators Edition. Let’s hope it causes fewer crashes than the Anniversary Update. Sourcetheregister

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