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Windows 10 Insider Preview: New Features To Expect In Next Year's Windows 10 Creators Update

By Jiran , Nov 19, 2016 05:19 AM EST
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Microsoft has released its Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14971 for PCs. It's the third build before early next year's Windows 10 Creators Update. Microsoft added some new features, improved and fixed certain issues. The changes in the Windows 10 preview offer a glimpse of what we should expect from the Creators Update.

Microsoft Edge Is Now An EPUB Book Reader

Microsoft has improved its Edge browser. Reading experience in Microsoft Edge was only limited to PDF files. However, that is about to change. Most Windows 10 users will find this change less significant. The new feature in Windows 10 Insider Preview now allows users to read any unprotected EPUB books with Edge.

The tech giant boasts that you can even change the font and text size. It also has three themes you can choose from: light, sepia and dark. The reader can also leave bookmarks and navigate through it. Apparently, the table of contents and seek bar are found at the bottom of the browser. The highlight is probably the fact that you can use Cortana to define words you don't know the meaning of.

Classic Paint To Paint 3D

The classic Paint app has been a staple of Windows. As technology progresses, then came the Paint 3D. This app has to be downloaded from the Windows Store. However, in the Window Insider build 14791, the Paint 3D app is now included as part of Windows 10. The big change is losing the good old Paint.

Users will discover that clicking the Paint app in Start will lead you instead to the Paint 3D app. It's currently only available in English. Though Microsoft said that it will add support for other languages soon.

From Command Prompt To PowerShell

The classic Paint app is not the only one that was replaced. The new defacto command shell is now called PowerShell. You will not be able to find the command prompt in its usual place in File Explorer's File menu and in the context menu. Instead, these options will be for the PowerShell. Another way to access it is through the WIN + X menu.

Or you can type "cmd" or "powershell" in the address bar for a quicker way. However, command prompt is not completely gone. It can still be used by opting out of the WIN + X change.

Other Improvements

Among the other improvements include the enabled OAuth support for Yahoo accounts in the Outlook Mail Windows Store app. The Get Office (Beta) app also got an upgrade. It's not merely a display of links and videos. Users are now able to access their Office account, files saved in OneDrive and other features enjoyed by Office 365 subscribers.

You are also not going to find the snooze tab feature tab in Edge. Apparently, this is because Microsoft has received unfavorable feedbacks regarding the said feature, according to PC World.

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