Microsoft Starts Focusing on Windows 10 2018 – New Preview Build Is Out


Having released Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to the public last week, Microsoft's Windows team is now ready to focus on the next version of its desktop operating system. Dubbed as Redstone 4, we have already received a handful of Preview Builds from the Redmond software maker. While earlier builds were only sent out to those who had opted for the new Skip Ahead branch of the Insider community, since the last Insider Preview Build, the Redstone 4 is available to both the Fast ring and the Skip Ahead insiders.

Here's everything that is new with Windows 10 Redstone 4 Insider Preview Build 17025.

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What’s new in Redstone 4 17025

Revamped Ease of Access Settings: This build adds new Ease of Access settings to make your device easier to use and fit your needs. We also grouped related settings together which help you see, hear or interact with your computer to assist in discovering settings more quickly. Additionally, we heard your feedback and improved setting descriptions to help you more easily understand the available accessibility features. Go to the Ease of Access section in Settings to see what’s available to make your computer easier to use!

Controlling your Startup tasks: Continuing our work from the previous flight, with today’s flight we’ve updated the Advanced options under Settings > Apps & Features so that UWP apps that are configured to run at startup will now have a new option to see all available tasks specified by the app developer and their status will now have a new option to see all available tasks specified by the app developer and their status. windows 10 insider

Evolving the Microsoft Yahei Font: As our Insiders from China likely know, Microsoft Yahei is the font we use to display Windows UI text in the Chinese (Simplified) language. We’ve heard your feedback, and with this build we’re updating this font to improve the legibility, symmetry and appearance.

Notable improvements include:

  • We’ve added three additional weights for Microsoft Yahei: Semilight, Semibold and Heavy. The additional weights will be installed by default in ZH-CN builds, and available as an optional feature to download for non-ZH-CN builds.
  • We’ve scaled the glyphs to improve inter-character spacing. This makes reading easier and increases character recognition.
  • We’ve tuned the fonts with our new hinting algorithm so that the glyphs will be less jagged at small sizes.
  • We’ve redesigned all punctuations and symbols in the new fonts per customer feedback.

Here’s a sample of the updated font – the blue is the new version, the grey is an outline of the previous font: Microsoft Yahei Font

If you use this display language, we would really appreciate you keeping a close eye on how the display font looks with this build, and logging feedback to share your thoughts.

To check out more details and known issues, including a nasty screen flicker, head over to the announcement page.