Feature-Packed Windows 10 Redstone Build is Out for PC and Mobile – Brings Edge Extensions
After releasing Windows 10 Mobile to the users of Windows Phone devices, Microsoft has also rolled out a fresh build from the Development Branch to both the Windows 10 PC and Mobile Insiders on the Fast ring. Windows 10 Insider Preview 14291 is the latest build from the Redstone branch and finally brings support for Edge extensions.
Microsoft has packed in several new improvements in the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14291 released to PC and Mobile users. Now that both the desktop and mobile users are on the Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft can finally start focusing on the upcoming new features and improvements. And that has already started happening. Windows 10 Insider Preview 14291 is packed full of new features, from extensions for Microsoft Edge to an updated Maps app – you will love this preview build.
For those on mobile devices, you can test this latest preview build from the Development Branch if your device is eligible to receive the Windows 10 Mobile update. Microsoft has added some new devices in the list that will be able to test out the Insider preview builds. You can check the updated list here.
What’s new in Windows 10 Insider Preview 14291
There are literally tons of new improvements that this latest Windows 10 Insider preview build has brought in, including the long-awaited extensions in Microsoft’s Edge browser. Here are some details:
Extensions in Microsoft Edge: Today we are very excited to introduce extensions for Microsoft Edge. To try out an extension, just click on “More” (…) at the top right in Microsoft Edge and click “Extensions” to open the Extensions pane and click “Get extensions”. You can try out the Mouse Gestures, Microsoft Translator and Reddit Enhancement Suite extensions today with more on the way. Extensions are only available on PC. For more information on extensions for Microsoft Edge, check out this blog post from Drew.
Pinned Tabs in Microsoft Edge: Microsoft Edge now lets you pin tabs, making it super easy to keep your most-used sites and web apps always available. To pin a tab, right-click on the tab you want to pin and choose “Pin tab”. To unpin a tab, right-click on the pinned tab you want to unpin and choose “Unpin tab”. Pinned tabs always appear at the start of the tab row, and only showing the site’s favicon. Pinned tabs don’t show a close button, so you won’t accidentally close them. Pinned tabs that are in your Microsoft Edge window when you close the app will come back the next time you open Microsoft Edge.
Other Microsoft Edge Improvements: You can now copy any link into your clipboard, and right-click on the address bar in Microsoft Edge and choose “Paste and go” from the context menu. Microsoft Edge pastes the URL into the address bar, and navigates to the site. You can also copy words to your clipboard, and choose “Paste and search”.
Updated Maps app: This build includes a updated Maps app for Windows 10 that brings a more lightweight, scalable, and consistent UI as well as underlying architecture improvements and new features for you to try!
Updated Alarms & Clock app: We have pushed out an update to the Alarm & Clock app that introduces a new inline time picker and improved design for creating and editing alarms and timers.
Along with the above improvements, there are several other feature changes, bug fixes and improvements that are part of the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14291. You can read about all these in this blog post. Following are only a few of the known issues for both the PC and Mobile. Please read all the details in the official announcement post before proceeding to install the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14291 on your desktop or mobile devices.
Windows 10 Insider Preview 14291 known issues for PC
- We continue to investigate an issue in which some Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book devices experience a freeze or hang and all input such as keyboard/trackpad and touch do not work. The workaround is to hold down the power button to force the device to hard-reboot.
- Your PC may freeze when plugging in an Xbox One or Xbox 360 controller and other gamepads in this build.
Windows 10 Insider Preview known issues for Mobile
- If you reset your phone on this build (Build 14291) and restore your phone from a backup, restore will fail to install apps from your backup’s apps list leaving blank grey titles on Start. If you delete the grey tiles and attempt to reinstall the same apps from the Store, you will not get app data restored. The next backup will over-write the app backup data as well. To avoid hitting this bug, avoid resetting your phone on this build. If for some reason you do need to reset your device on this build, don’t restore your phone from a backup and you should turn off backup for apps and OS data to avoid creating a corrupt backup via Settings > Update & Security > Backup.
- There is a new option under Settings > Update & security for Windows Insider Program. This is a work-in-progress option to improve managing your Windows Insider Program settings on your device. Right now, if you go to this option it crashes the Settings app. Please continue to use the Windows Insider app to manage your settings for now.
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