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Windows 10 Build 17677 is now available for Insiders with new features

Microsoft yesterday said that it won’t be shipping a new preview build of Windows 10 Redstone 5 this week due to a bug but it appears that the software giant has managed to deploy a fix as a new build is now rolling out to the Fast Ring Insiders.

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Microsoft yesterday said that it won’t be shipping a new preview build of Windows 10 Redstone 5 this week due to a bug but it appears that the software giant has managed to deploy a fix as a new build is now rolling out to the Fast Ring Insiders.

Windows 10 Build 17677 is now available for the Windows Insiders enrolled in the Fast and Skip Ahead rings. The latest preview build 17677 comes with some new features, important improvements and fixes.

Windows 10 Build 17677 Full Changelog

Windows 10 Build 17677 introduces improvements for Microsoft Edge, Narrator, Kernel Debugging, Task Manager and Mobile Broadband (LTE) connectivity.

Microsoft Edge Improvements

Microsoft has redesigned the “Settings and more” menu in Microsoft Edge. The new Settings menu looks easier to operate, you can find options such as new tab, window and all in one place.

Microsoft Edge new Settings menu
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Microsoft is integrating the most viewed sites into the Edge browser Jump List. You can right-click the Microsoft Edge icon pinned to the taskbar to see a list of your most visited sites.

Unlike the third-party browsers, the Microsoft Edge comes with “Tabs you’ve set aside” option which can be accessed from an icon located at the top left corner. With today’s preview build, Microsoft is allowing users to easily organize the groups of tabs you’ve set aside earlier. Last but not the least, the downloads pane in Edge browser finally includes two new options namely “Show in folder” and “Copy link”.

Narrator Improvements

Microsoft is today improving the narrator’s scan mode with support for Microsoft Word, Edge browser, Outlook and Mail apps. The Narrator in Windows 10 preview build has a bug where selecting forward will get stuck in Edge browser.

Task Manager improvements

Microsoft is also improving the Task Manager with a small change in how memory used by suspended UWP apps/processes would appear.

Mobile Broadband (LTE) connectivity improvements

Microsoft recently announced that Mobile Broadband (LTE) connectivity would become available for Windows 10 users with Redstone 5 update. Insiders can try out the new Mobile Broadband feature with the latest preview build.

The company explains that the new NetAdapter framework introduces a new and more reliable, network driver. Today’s preview build makes MBB USB NetAdapter driver the default driver in Windows 10.

At this point, Windows 10 Redstone 5 is available for beta testers only and it’s not yet ready for regular use. Windows 10 Redstone 5 update will begin rolling out to the general public by end of October.

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