If you saw my hands-on report about the leaked Windows 10 build 10125, you won’t be surprised to discover that the newly-released Windows Insider build, 10130, is virtually identical. So rather than go into a boring list of what has or hasn’t changed, here’s a visual tour of the new Fast ring build.
The Windows 10 Start experience is starting (ahem) to grow on me. Here it is in normal menu view:
And in full-screen view, in this case in Tablet Mode:
And in full-screen mode with the Apps list shown:
And, finally, in portrait view (full-screen):
No major changes, but the new icons look just fine to me. If only the window title bars would be colored to the theme for some contrast.
Here is the new styling on taskbar jump lists again:
And of course an obligatory shot of File Explorer in full-screen view in Tablet Mode.
Speaking of Tablet Mode, here is one thing that did change: the Tablet Mode notification now lets you configure the how the change works in-place.
And when you exit Tablet Mode, apps and windows actually return to acceptable, normal sizes (if not positions):
No major changes.
As a front-end of sorts of search, Cortana is getting some fit and finish updates. Note the Windows 95 icon for Phone and Modem control panel in the first shot.
No major changes. Music still doesn’t work.
Outlook Mail and Calendar are joined by a People app.
Music and Videos
Nothing major. But Videos (and other apps including Xbox and Edge) can now finally play videos full-screen for real.
Here, the Albums view is finally coming together.
Nothing major here either, but I really like the layout of the new MSN apps.
Maps is technically part of the MSN apps family as well.
Again, no major changes.
Not sure what this is.