Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16237

Posted on July 7, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 12 Comments

Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16237

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Microsoft has delivered Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16237 to testers in the Fast ring, adding improvements to Microsoft Edge, the shell, and Action Center and notifications.

Here’s what’s new.

Microsoft Edge improvements. Microsoft’s web browser picks up web page and PDF real aloud with word and line highlighting, plus a slew of smaller improvements.

Windows shell improvements. You will no longer need to logout and then log back in to fix blurry Windows desktop applications after docking or undocking; instead, you can now just restart the offending application. As with all things related to high DPI displays, this won’t work for all applications, but it’s another step in the right direction.

Action Center and notification improvements. Microsoft’s notifications solution has been updated in numerous small ways, with fit and finish improvements and bug fixes.

My People improvements. My People now displays more consistent notifications. And Microsoft has actually named a My People feature: When you receive emoji from people pinned to the taskbar, it’s called a “pop.” Yes, really.

Input improvements. The all-important Emoji Panel has gotten some update I couldn’t care less about, and the Touch keyboard and Handwriting panel have received numerous small improvements.

PC gaming improvements. The Game Bar now has a new Game Mode toggle. That should look like a power button but doesn’t.

Task Manager improvements. The Performance tab—which now houses the new GPU performance tracker—has an updated UI and offers more details.

Hyper-V improvements. The virtual machine gallery feature that Rafael exclusively revealed this past week is now live in build 16237. There’s no gallery yet, but the UI is there.

But wait, there’s more. Microsoft also lists a number of other changes, improvements, and fixes, plus some known issues, for this build. Check out their original post for more.


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Comments (12)

12 responses to “Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16237”

  1. Shel Dyck

    headed to final bug bash in a few days time? where's all the stuff they promised? home hub, internet clipboard, etc.?

  2. hrlngrv

    For MSFT, I figure #HypeAsAService may be more accurate.

  3. rameshthanikodi

    "Microsoft Edge improvements. Microsoft’s web browser picks up web page and PDF real aloud"

    I facepalmed so hard right now.

    • GarethB

      In reply to FalseAgent:

      Yup, more features we always wanted. 8-|

      Just love how esoteric features nobody seems to want are flying out the door (well, every couple of months), but the basics of HTML and browsing are still a work in progress.

      Edge reminds me of too many new MS items - good idea, but too focussed on tiny irrelevant things and NOT MOVING FAST ENOUGH.

  4. Shel Dyck

    how about serviceworkers in Edge? where the f is that at right now?

  5. NazmusLabs

    "But wait, there's more!" Wininfo Short Takes nostalgia blast!

  6. AnOldAmigaUser

    Creators do not use emojis.

  7. feek

    Sounds like they delayed a ton of Cortana stuff? Is this thing ever going to work correctly?

  8. Spineless

    Has anyone figured out the point of My People? I like the idea of having a list of my contacts immediately available. What I think is stupid as hell, is that I have to pin the user to my taskbar in order to do anything with the contact. There's no context menu for contacts... So since it is pointless, I just turn it off.

  9. kalin27

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