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Microsoft tweaks Windows 10 in new preview build

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Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 10 to Insiders currently on the Fast Ring. Build 10122 is largely a collection of minor changes and updates, as Microsoft begins finalizing the operating system for its public release later this year.

Several of these improvements relate to the Start menu. Microsoft has “refined the visual layout of Start” by grouping File Explorer and Settings with Power and All Apps, while the toggle to switch between Start menu and Start screen has been removed. Continuum has also been improved to deliver a better interface to those in tablet mode.

Microsoft has made a couple of additions and changes to Edge, the company’s new browser that will effectively replace Internet Explorer in Windows 10. Most notably, the new tab page has been completely revamped, and the Chakra engine that powers the browser has received a range of performance enhancements.

Several features that were previously available in Internet Explorer are now included with Edge as well, including InPrivate browsing, and the ability to pin websites to Start.

Other notable improvements to Windows 10 in build 10122 include changes to the way the OS handles default apps, an overhauled Insider Hub, and fixes for font rendering on high DPI displays.

Microsoft does note that users with AMD GPUs might experience crashes while trying to run Edge in this latest build of Windows 10. If you do have an AMD GPU, it’s advised you switch to the Slow Ring until Microsoft fixes the issue or AMD releases a new set of Windows 10-ready drivers.

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