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Microsoft introduces a new build of Windows with Cloud clipboard and dark mode for explorer

The new Windows 10 Insider Preview build will showcase the changes that Microsoft is planning to introduce with its Redstone 5.

  • Updated: May 10, 2018 10:00 AM IST
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Microsoft released a new version of its Windows 10 Insider Preview Build with a number of new features and changes. The company took to its Windows Blogs to post details about the new features that it has introduced in this new version. According to the post, the new build with version number 17666 will showcase the changes that the company is planning to introduce with its Redstone 5. Also Read - Windows 11 Sun Valley teased officially with YouTube video ahead of June 24 reveal

Cloud clipboard

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One of the few significant changes in this version is the presence of a cloud clipboard. The company added that this will be useful for users who need access to same text snippets a number of times during their regular workday. We believe that it will be God sent improvement for users who need clipboard access across devices. Also Read - E3 2021: What is it, entire schedule, how to watch livestream for free, what to expect

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Cloud Clipboard

Instead of using the Ctrl (Control) key and C or the Ctrl and V key combinations that are already assigned for regular copying and pasting, Microsoft has introduced Win (Windows) key and V combination. When a user presses this, Windows presents the user with its brand-new clipboard experience.

Users can paste anything from the clipboard history and also pin important items that they need to paste frequently. Similar to how the Windows Timeline or Sets function, Microsoft pointed out that users can access this clipboard across any Windows-powered PC running this version of Windows or higher.

Users can enable or change the settings of this new feature under the Clipboard setting in the System settings. Microsoft also pointed out that roamed text in the new clipboard experience only supports content less than 100 kb at the time of writing. The post also points out that the clipboard history supports plain text, HTML, and even images if they are less than 1 MB in size.

Dark theme for Windows File Explorer

Dark mode for Windows File Explorer has long been one of the top requested features for Windows Insider users and it looks like Microsoft was listening to the feedback. The company has finally added support for the dark theme in its File Explorer, context menu present in the explorer and the Common File Dialogue such as the dialogue boxes that pop up when we want to open a file or save a file.

One thing to note here is that it looks like the company could not complete the dark mode implementation properly in the build that it is rolling out. It issued a warning that users may see some unexpected light colors in the Explorer and Common File Dialogue. The screenshot that the company shared is from the latest code where the company seems to have fixed the issue.

Changes to Sets

Microsoft also introduced some changes to Sets by bringing acrylic title bar, adjusting the window border to grey colour, introducing if users want to open new apps and websites in a new tab or new window and even adding recent Microsoft Edge tabs in the Alt + Tab mode.

The company is giving users the option to revert back to the present behaviour. Users can also mute any of the web tabs with just a click of a button on the volume icon so that you don t have to switch to the tab and then hunt for the video or advertisement that is responsible for the tab. Tabs have been improved to use no resources in the background unless you switch to them.

Notepad

Microsoft has added support to Windows line endings (CRLF) during Build 2018 and this new version brings support for Macintosh line endings (CR) and Unix/Linux line endings (LF). The company has also added Search with Bing option in Notepad where you can select any text and then click on Search with Bing either from the right-click context menu or the edit menu or shortcut of Ctrl and B.

 

A new tab will open as part of Windows Sets to show the Bing search results. We wonder if Microsoft will give users the option to change the search engine while letting us assign Ctrl and G for Google search from Notepad.

Other changes

Other changes in this new version include the introduction of Search previews, ability to name folders in the Start menu, connecting your phone to your PC and bringing contextual FAQs in the Settings app to reduce any confusion.

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  • Published Date: May 10, 2018 9:49 AM IST
  • Updated Date: May 10, 2018 10:00 AM IST



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