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Fresh New Build of Windows 10 19H1 Brings “Windows Light Theme”

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Microsoft began re-releasing Windows 10 model 1809 yesterday (ISOs obtainable right here) and issued cumulative updates to a number of variations of the working system, together with Windows 7, eight.1 and Windows 10 variations. With all that achieved, the corporate is now pushing a model new Preview Build to Windows Insiders within the Quick ring and that is one mega construct!

Windows 10 19H1 Insider Preview Build 18282 is now out there bringing a Light theme, window snip software, improved printing expertise, and a number of other different modifications and enhancements to the Windows Insiders.

Windows Light Theme

Ever since we launched the power to decide on between mild and darkish in Windows 10, we’ve heard suggestions asking for a more true separation between the 2 choices. When you choose Light beneath Settings > Personalization > Colours, the expectation is that the system colour can be lighter too. And it didn’t do this earlier than – the taskbar and lots of different issues stayed darkish. Now, should you select Light beneath Settings > Personalization > Colours, all system UI will now be mild. This consists of the taskbar, Begin menu, Motion Middle, contact keyboard, and extra.

Once you replace to this construct, your system colour gained’t mechanically change to the brand new mild system shade. It’s because we would like every thing to be precisely as you left it earlier than you probably did the replace. We’re leaving the selection as much as you! In case you had mild mode chosen previous to the replace, that is what Colour Settings will appear to be after updating:

To attempt the complete mild expertise, simply click on the “Choose your color” dropdown and choose Light.

As half of this work we’re additionally including a brand new default wallpaper! Showcased above, you need to use it in your PC right now by going to Settings > Personalization > Themes and choosing “Windows Light”. This may even change your PC to be mild themed.

We sit up for listening to your suggestions on the brand new mild system shade expertise. Nevertheless, please observe that we’re nonetheless engaged on “lightening up” totally different items of the OS and refining the expertise. For instance, the OneDrive icon within the notification space (system tray) is white making it onerous to see when you’re utilizing the sunshine system shade. Anticipate us to refine this expertise.

Bringing window snip to your trendy snipping expertise

Once we began this journey, we requested in your suggestions and two requests shone above the remaining:

  • Add a delay snip choice
  • Add window snip mode

Delay snip was the primary on our listing, and we added it with app model 10.1807. We then addressed a number of extra of your requests with app model 10.1809*, and at the moment are actually excited to announce that window snip is on its method to Insiders too!

Begin your snip by way of your most popular entry level (WIN + Shift + S, Print Display (should you’ve enabled it), instantly from inside Snip & Sketch, and so forth.), and choose the window snip choice on the prime, and snip away! That choice might be remembered the subsequent time you begin a snip.

Presently the window snipping expertise is obtainable for 50% of Insiders, as we need to guarantee a clean rollout – we’ll let you understand as soon as it’s stay for 100%.

What’s subsequent? Tell us what you’d wish to see!

*This app replace is now beginning to roll out to individuals on Windows 10 model 1809! Please observe that the borders function is at present solely supported on 19H1 builds, and like window snipping is presently solely out there for 50% of Insiders.

Enhancing your trendy printing expertise

You’ll discover a couple of variations when you replace to as we speak’s construct:

  • At the beginning, the fashionable print dialog now helps mild theme!
  • Second: So as to enhance readability, we’ve up to date a quantity of the printing choices to now embrace icons that will help you simply and shortly determine the one you’re on the lookout for. We’ve additionally added a line of description to some of the dropdown settings. This may be seen within the Pages instance under, and in different settings should you click on Extra Settings on the backside of the print dialog.
  • Lastly: When you have an extended printer identify, it should now wrap moderately than being reduce off.

When you’ve got any additional suggestions within the printing area, please don’t hesitate to inform us! You possibly can log suggestions for this within the Suggestions Hub underneath Units and Drivers > Print.

Updating Windows Replace

Based mostly on buyer suggestions, we’re introducing two essential new options to offer extra management over updates:

Pause Updates: We’re making the Pause Updates function simpler to seek out by surfacing the prevailing choice instantly on the ‘Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update’ web page. Identical to earlier than, when Pause is enabled, some updates, like Windows Defender definition updates, will proceed to be put in. As well as, Pause may be enabled for both a pre-defined quantity of days or till the precise day (day selector is accessible on Superior choices web page).

Clever Lively Hours: Setting your lively hours will let Windows know when to keep away from rebooting your gadget. Nevertheless, we perceive some of our customers have shifting productiveness schedules and remembering to regulate Lively hours could be a problem. Now, Windows can mechanically regulate lively hours for you based mostly in your gadget exercise. Simply go into ‘Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update > Change active hours’ web page to show this setting on and know that reboots won’t disrupt your productive time.

Show brightness modifications when going to battery energy

We’ve heard your suggestions about a particular case the place a show can grow to be brighter when transitioning from a battery charger to battery energy. For 19H1, we’re modifying the show brightness conduct in order that this will not occur. If an individual adjusts their show brightness, that brightness will now be remembered as their most popular brightness whether or not they are on battery or related to a charger. This new conduct leads to a extra constant and battery pleasant expertise. This doesn’t have an effect on battery saver mode settings; if an individual has opted into decreasing the display brightness in battery saver mode, their show will nonetheless dim when the battery is under the edge chosen.

Please use Suggestions Hub to inform us what you assume! You’ll be able to file the suggestions underneath the class “Device and Drivers” and subcategory “Display and Graphics”.

Narrator Enhancements

Narrator Verbosity Enhancements: We’re enhancing the quantity of info you hear whereas interacting in Windows and you will notice these modifications filter in all through future builds. Within the present launch we have now a brand new Narrator Setting entitled “Hear advanced information about controls when navigating”. When this function is off you’ll not hear the superior info beforehand spoken on controls. As well as, Tooltips won’t be learn by default. Use the Narrator Superior Info command (Narrator + zero) to learn a tooltip on a given merchandise. As well as, you’ll discover that some management info will now start to talk in a extra constant method. Checkboxes and radio buttons would be the first controls with this new conduct.

Extra constant studying expertise: Narrator textual content studying instructions (earlier/subsequent for character/phrase/line/sentence/paragraph/web page) can now be used to scan a full window from prime to backside. It’s not attainable to get the “not on explorable text” error and solely whenever you attain the boundary of the window will you obtain “no next/previous text.” Additionally, the views choices at the moment are constant whether or not you’re inside textual content content material or not. For instance, now you can use the views choice to seek for a hyperlink anyplace inside the lively window.

Learn by Sentence Braille help: The brand new learn by sentence instructions at the moment are obtainable by way of a braille show by urgent dots 2-Three-Four or 2-Three-Four-7 in command enter mode. Observe, we’re nonetheless engaged on fixing a pair points.

Narrator character phonetic studying optimization: In a earlier launch, Narrator acquired help for studying characters phonetically. That’s, studying out “a Alfa, b Bravo, c Charlie” whereas navigating “abc” by character.

Since then, we’ve got acquired suggestions that you simply didn’t need to hear the phonetic info introduced mechanically. As an alternative, this must be an on-demand function, to be referred to as upon solely whenever you wanted it. On this launch, we’ll not announce the phonetic info routinely. As you navigate by characters, this info will probably be omitted. In case you want the phonetic info to disambiguate characters, you possibly can difficulty a command to listen to the phonetics. Use the keyboard command of Narrator key + Comma twice shortly. If, for instance, you’re utilizing the Commonplace Keyboard format with the default Narrator key setting of “Caps Lock or Insert”, you’d problem the command of Caps Lock + Comma (or Insert + Comma), the place the Comma key’s pressed twice shortly whereas miserable the Caps Lock (or Insert) key.

If you have to hear phonetics for a string of characters in a sustained trend, the phonetics may be learn out constantly as you progress ahead or backward by way of a variety of characters with the Learn Subsequent Character command (Narrator key + Interval) or Learn Earlier Character command (Narrator key + M). Nevertheless, on this mode, you’ll solely hear the phonetics introduced and never the characters themselves (e.g., “Alfa Bravo Charlie”). To cease listening to the phonetics, press another command (e.g., Left arrow, Proper Arrow, Tab, and so forth.) or re-issue the Learn Present Character command (Narrator key + Comma). Subsequent studying of subsequent and former characters by way of Narrator key + Interval or Narrator key + M will return to studying simply the characters, with out phonetic info.

For those who want the unique character phonetic studying conduct, a setting has been added so that you can toggle on the automated studying of phonetics.

Different Updates for Insiders

The OneDrive flyout now helps darkish theme

In case you didn’t hear final week, OneDrive is rolling out an replace in order that the OneDrive flyout will now be darkish if in case you have darkish mode chosen in Settings!

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