Latest Windows 10 Redstone 4 Update Packs Essential Edge Updates, Upgraded Quiet Hours

Posted on January 12, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows, Windows 10 with 22 Comments

Windows 10’s latest Insider preview build, 17074, was released late last night to Insiders in the Fast Ring. This is the first build of 2018, and it comes with a lot of new features.

The new build mostly focuses on improvements for Microsoft Edge, however. The browser now includes a completely revamped book reading experience, thanks to the improved user-interface and animations. The updated book reading experience comes with useful features such as grammar tools, a full-screen mode, and more.

Edge is getting a couple of other, actual essential features with this build, too — it can now autofill your credit card information on websites (finally!), lets you use extensions and autofill passwords when InPrivate, and vertically dock the F12 developer tools.

There are a bunch of other improvements in this build, including a supercharged Quiet Hours feature with improved customisation options, improved Settings for sound and storage, and a new embedded handwriting panel for touch devices.

You can find the full changelog here.

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Comments (22)

22 responses to “Latest Windows 10 Redstone 4 Update Packs Essential Edge Updates, Upgraded Quiet Hours”

  1. RamblingGeek

    Full ChangeLog link is missing. :-)

  2. Bart

    No embedded link re: You can find the full changelog here.

  3. wright_is

    Autofill credit card details? That is one feature that should never be available! :-O

    • timothyhuber

      In reply to wright_is:

      I completely agree. Password management doesn't belong in the browser let along credit card!

    • CrownSeven

      In reply to wright_is:

      I see no problem with it. How is it anymore dangerous then auto filling passwords? If your CC gets compromised you're covered. If your password gets compromised, then its all up to you to go through every possible site that uses that password, change it, and watch all your accounts linked to it.

      • IanYates82

        In reply to CrownSeven:

        Don't reuse passwords..... Just don't

        All I need to do is set up some site that takes email and pw for credentials. Then go try them elsewhere. I don't even need to be hacked!

        Or I could grab a list of leaked passwords (big companies like Adobe, linked in, etc) and try them.

        Or I just phish you with a fake login page for something like Facebook and then use those details to try your Gmail / Hotmail.

        You may not fall for it, but your family members, or co-workers, will.

        I also always tell chrome to go get nicked when it asks to save a CC ?

      • wright_is

        In reply to CrownSeven:

        Which is why I never use auto fill for passwords. I also don't reuse passwords and don't let the browser store password.

  4. VancouverNinja

    Edge is Fantastic! Really awesome; the new pdf viewer design is superb, the hidden favorites bar is great, and the new settings layout is perfect.

    Pretty hard to see why anyone would stick with the other competitive browsers when this version gets released. MS is nailing it right now.

  5. IanYates82

    Given what Brad was saying about 10s the other week when running RS4 insiders on there, I found this curious. Does anyone know what curve is coming in future. Some version of S that can still do apps, maybe with some certificate signing from a company network?

    • Insiders running Windows 10 S may have noticed that after upgrading to the latest builds, their PC appears to be running “Windows 10 Pro In S Mode”. This change is by design and these PCs will continue to function as Windows 10 S PCs and will continue to be able to take Insider Preview builds as part of testing RS4. We’ll have more to share as we get closer to the next Windows 10 release.

    • jblank46

      In reply to IanYates82:

      This! Really cool idea if it's what I think it is. Windows 10 S does not have to be a separate SKU, it can be a feature that can be toggled. I love this idea and I think as more apps are ported to the store, being in S mode will be a nonissue for a most users. I'd definitely move my company to "S Mode" if I could get away with it.

      I just wish I knew what the S meant..

  6. Mohamed Elsherif

    I still don't see why Microsoft is tying Edge updates to Windows releases, releasing changes twice a year is a very slow pace for a new browser that needs to evolve quickly, it either evolves or goes extinct.

    • Fuller1754

      In reply to bashmohandes: Totally. Updating Edge needs to be a lot more nimble. I think Edge has some really good ideas (Set Tabs Aside is very cool), and it's even become my favorite browser. But Microsoft needs to be able provide smaller updates at a faster rate, like other companies do for their browsers.

  7. VancouverNinja

    Has anyone noticed that the tabbed windows feature is showing up in this build? I have noticed in on the calculator, Store, Photos, Alarm & Clock. I think it may simply be in all the windows 10 OS apps. it is not working yet but it is in the build.

  8. Tony Barrett

    I really get that MS are trying to get people to 'feel the love' for Windows 10 with all these updates, new features and the like. In reality, I don't think most care at all. It's just a device, and it's there to perform a function. Feature updates are tedious, long winded, always happen at the wrong time, break things that ran ok, fix things I don't care about, take sooo long to complete and often are just a complete waste of time. I know you can defer them in Pro, but you can't disable them completely. Last time I updated a new build PC from CU to FCU, it totally borked the PC. Had to do *another* clean install. That's 'as a service' for you. I don't care about Win10, or Edge, or the store, or UWP apps, but I have no choice. I bought a new laptop - with Win10 because that's what it came with. I tried to go back to 8.1 after the snafu update - which was a disaster because there aren't drivers for 8.1, so had to go back to 10. MS have just lost the plot with Windows. Everything it used to be about is gone. It's now just a portal to subscription services and ads. Such a shame.