Windows 10 Build 16257 Arrives with Eye Control, Edge UI Updates and More

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Brad Sams in Windows 10 with 10 Comments

Microsoft Announces the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft has released another new build of Window 10 to Insiders; 16257 is now available to download for desktop users and mobile users can now install build 15237. In this release, there are new features related to eye control, console updates and Edge enhancements for desktop users.

As Paul wrote up earlier this week, eye control support is now being baked into Windows 10. If you have supported Tobii hardware, you can now setup the control feature that supports mouse movement, keyboard input, shape writing and text to speech. For those that need this type of feature, this new accessibility option will open the door to Windows 10 for those with challenges using a traditional mouse and keyboard.

Edge is being updated in this build with a refreshed design that now includes support for the Fluent Design System. Along with several bug fixes, Microsoft adjusted the design of the address bar to make it easier to copy text.

Finally, for those that use the console, the default colors have been updated for the first time in 20 years. The new colors are designed to give the console a modern feel and improve the legibility when compared to the previous darker colors.

For mobile users, there are a bunch of bug fixes but no new features in this release. That shouldn’t come as a major surprise anymore since Microsoft is moving away from this platform.

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Comments (10)

10 responses to “Windows 10 Build 16257 Arrives with Eye Control, Edge UI Updates and More”

  1. dnation70

    more stuff normal users won't what else is new

  2. wunderbar

    Hopefully this fixes a lot of the issues I have been having with 16251. I swear that's been the buggiest build I've had on my machine in about a year.

  3. Dan1986ist

    To the right of 16257 there is a .1, does this is possibly mean Microsoft is somewhat close to choosing a build that will be the shipping version of Version 1709 aka Fall Creators Update? If so, we all currently in the RS3_release branch in Fast Ring should be thinking about whether or not to leave Insider Fast Ring and remain in the Production Ring. If one so chooses, whenever that magic windows appears. Also Microsoft should clearly notify when the magic window starts and ends.

  4. Joe Blo

    Now watching your eyeballs?

  5. David Esposito

    Any chance there is any word on a fix for how they totally broke storage spaces?

  6. Winner

    Did anybody ask for this?

  7. Michael Miller

    While Windows 10 has 'picture in picture' capability, Edge does not. Yet Opera browser has that capability with any web site. And IOS's Safari does as well. So, clearly, code is written for these Browsers and yet Edge doesn't have it. What I would like to see is simply Edge being competitive to a fuller extent to other Browsers.