New Windows 10 October Preview Build is Now Available with New Features

After a few weeks spent on fixing the notorious Windows 10 October update the Redmond company is already working on making its flagship OS better. A new Windows 10 Preview build is already available for prospective users that want to be the first to enjoy the new features.

The main attraction is the integration of a new light theme that dramatically changes to look of the interface, from the Start menu to keyboard. This theme is clearly aimed at users that enjoy a lighter environment. If you already have a light theme enabled you will need to manually select the new theme by going to Settings/Personalization/Colors.

Windows Update won’t force you to drop what you are doing anymore

Fans have been asking for a long while to have a say when it comes to installing important updates and it seems that Microsoft has finally decided to listen. In the new build Microsoft added a new feature called ‘’Intelligent Active Hours’’ which will optimize your Active Hours schedule by tracking your activity during the day. Active Hour is a period during which Windows will not install a new update as you are actively using your PC. The setting has to be enabled from Settings/Update and Security/Windows Update/ Change Active Hours.

Windows 10 Pro users will also receive the option to pause updates for a limited time period but the option will once again require you to opt for by visiting the Advanced Options page.

Improved Snip & Sketch

Snip & Sketch may not be as innovative as Microsoft likes to think. While it replaced the already functional Snipping tool the utility program does offer a host of additional features.  New inking capabilities were added and you will be able to select a window automatically.

There are also several minor improvements, like a redesigned print dialogue and a more talkative narrator that will be able to convey more information to users.

More features may be added before the final build will be released.

Laura Modin

Laura Modin has lived in Las Cruces her whole life. Laura has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The The Santa Fe New Mexican. As a journalist for News Lair, Laura covers national and international developments.

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