Leaked Windows 10 Creators Update Build 14997 Brings App Folders to the PC Start Menu
Windows 10's next big update is scheduled for a public release in early 2017. Known as the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft has been testing a number of new features and improvements for the upcoming update. While the Windows Insider Program isn't expected to receive any new builds this week, the Redmond software giant is set to offer some new features for testing to Insiders ahead of the public release in March, next year.
New features for Windows 10 Creators Update
Among these new features is app folders on the Start Menu. Similar to Windows Mobile, app folders in the Start Menu will allow you to make a folder of app tiles right on the Start menu. Microsoft introduced the ability to combine tiles into a folder with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. Over two years and the company is yet to offer the same feature to Windows PC users.
A new Windows 10 Insider build, that was leaked over Christmas day, confirms that Microsoft is testing the same feature for Windows 10 Creators Update. The feature will work on PC similar to how it does on Windows phones.
Windows 10 leaked build 14997 also showed off several other features, including theme support, pinned tabs in Edge, blue light reduction, refreshed Settings menu, and more. While installing an unofficial, leaked build isn't recommended, this leak confirmed that we have a lot to look forward to in 2017, once the Windows development team is back to work. "We don't love the current options & don't want to leave you in a bad state during the holidays," Dona Sarkar had said about why the company wasn't releasing any new build.
Insiders in the Fast ring should expect to see these changes leaked in build 14997 in the first week of January. Until then, enjoy your holidays with Windows 10 Creators Update build 14986.