A New Windows Insider Build Is Here

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Microsoft came up with the Windows Insider program to get feedback from users who don’t mind testing out unstable software and today, Insiders are getting a “major” update. While the mobile version is only one build newer than the last one (released on Wednesday), the desktop version is getting updates to the Start menu, Windows Ink, improvements to tablet mode, and more.

Start Menu

The left pane of the Start Menu is now a continuous list with both the Most Used apps and All Apps. This was done in an effort to reduce clicking and scrolling. The options to access File Explorer and the Power Options have been moved to the extreme left, where they’re always visible. Pinned folders are also always visible and are no longer hidden away in a hamburger menu.

New Windows 10 Start Menu

Tablet Mode

The Start Menu has been tweaked in tablet mode too. Microsoft is bringing back the full screen All Apps list. This was, apparently, highly requested by Windows Insiders. Also, the task bar now auto hides, so as to provide an “immersive and distraction-free” experience.

Windows 10 Tablet Mode All Apps

Windows Ink

Windows Ink was announced at the Build 2016 conference. Windows Ink takes advantage of a digital pen/stylus (do people still call them that?) and allows you to write as you would on a sheet of paper. This feature is set to release with the Anniversary update, coming out this summer.

Windows Ink


The update packs in a lot more features, such as updates to the task bar, improvements to Cortana on mobile, some lock screen updates, and a brand new File Explorer icon. You can get them all on the latest Insider version of Windows 10, Build 14328.

Are you a Windows Insider? What do you think of the latest update? Let us know, in the comments below, on Google+, on Facebook, and on Twitter!

  Source: Windows Blog
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