Windows 10 Build 14951 Released To Insiders

Posted on October 19, 2016 by Brad Sams in Windows 10 with 21 Comments

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Microsoft has released yet another build of Windows 10 to Insiders for testing, playing with and discovering new hidden features. The build is now being delivered to those who are in the Fast ring but as always with these early builds, you should not be installing this on your daily driver.

This build, which is going out to both mobile and desktop users, has a few new features that are making the Windows 10 experience a little bit better. For starters, the precision touchpad settings are getting more attention since the release last week; keyboard shortcuts can now be bound to advanced gestures and you can also adjust the volume with basic swipe gestures too. Additionally, the bug that was introduced last week that prevented touchpad gestures from working correctly has been fixed in this release.

Windows Ink has a new feature called Stencils that combines the functionality of a protractor and compass into one. Seeing as the ruler was quite popular, it’s no surprise Microsoft is expanding the on-screen tools that work with the pen with the next iteration of Redstone and I suspect they may introduce a few more too.

The camera app has also been updated with a redesigned interface that includes high-contrast capture buttons, photo timer with a new toggle control, easier access to settings, improved zoom functionality and other simple tweaks that will make the app more user-friendly.

Other odds and ends include improvements to narrator, and the Windows substyem for Linux now supports Ubuntu 16.04 and users can now launch Windows binaries directly from a WSL command prompt

If you run into any issues with this release, make sure to let us know in the comments below; full change-log is here.

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