Windows 10 is getting more features TODAY - Here's what's new

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The most serious of the two is tied to a Windows 10 VBScript engine and can be triggered when a victim visits a malicious website. Additionally, the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17666 (RS5) has been unveiled with numerous new feature additions. So maybe Redstone 5 will be called October 2018 Update, or something similar, instead. The company took to its Windows Blogs to post details about the new features that it has introduced in this new version. For example it might be certain form factor SSDs, the speedy Optane SSDs, or some other storage sub-segment that is affected - we don't know at this time.

The whole Fluent Design talk at Build is an interesting watch, as it also hints at the further Fluent Design-ification of Windows, including showing off file manager context menus. CVE-2018-8174 affects not only IE but also any other projects that embed the IE web rendering engine. Microsoft is just trying to give an idea of how the functionality will look when it rolls out to users later this year. But that convenience is dampened when pressing Alt-Tab doesn't get you straight to the browser tab you want - you need to first open your browser and then find what you're looking for. This app is still not available for users, and no release date has been announced. You can already try the new, denser layouts in Windows Mail, which was updated today to add these new options.

How to enable dark mode in Windows 10 File Explorer? Knowledge Base is KB4103721 which we're told: "Addresses an issue that may cause some devices to stop responding or working when using applications, such as Cortana or Chrome, after installing the Windows 10 April 2018 Update".

You'll be able to read and reply to text messages from your Windows 10 device, as well as easily share files, photos and more between your PC and your phone. There's a new "clipboard experience," which offers a clipboard history - where you can paste copies from the past - a pinnable clipboard that you can come back to later, and the ability to access your clipboard on any Windows PC running the same version of Windows or higher. So, if this is something you have been pining for, the latest test build is for you.

Windows 10 Redstone 5 will also bring a new clipboard experience and this build introduces numerous upcoming changes.

  • Carolyn Briggs