You Can Finally Stop Emailing Yourself Photos: Rare Tuesday Windows Build Brings “Pick Up Where You Left Off” to Android & iPhone

Jul 31, 2018 18:03 EDT
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Microsoft appears to be quite busy today. After rolling out a cumulative update for an older Windows 10 version and dropping ISO images for three Windows 10 RS5 Preview Builds, the company has just released a new Preview to Windows Insiders. Since the company rarely releases Previews on a Tuesday, this week's release would surprise Windows 10 Redstone 5 testers who are usually made to wait until the midweek with builds often getting pushed to the end of the week due to a slew of bugs.

But, not today. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17728 is now out to the Insiders in the Fast Ring. If you have signed up with the Windows 10 Skip Ahead program, this build won't be available to you since you will now only be testing builds from Windows 10 2019 editions.

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What’s new in Windows 10 RS5 Build 17728

Here is the complete changelog of today's Preview Build:

You love your phone. So does your PC.

Coming soon, we’re bringing the first set of features to Your Phone app for Windows Insiders with an Android device. Snap a pic on your Android, see it on your PC. You can finally stop emailing yourself photos. With Your Phone app, your Android’s most recent photos sync to your PC automatically. Need to add a photo to your presentation? Want to spruce up that selfie with some Windows Ink action? Just drag and drop.

And rolling out in the coming weeks, Android users might also start to notice a desktop pin taking you directly to Your Phone app – for quicker access to your phone’s content.

To light up this experience, open Your Phone app. You will receive an app from Microsoft which you must download to your mobile phone and follow the setup prompts. Android 7.0 and above are compatible with Your Phone app. For PCs tied to the China region, Your Phone app services will be enabled in the future.

For iPhone users, Your Phone app helps you to link your phone to your PC. Surf the web on your phone, then send the webpage instantly to your computer to pick up where you left off to continue what you’re doing–read, watch, or browse with all the benefits of a bigger screen. With a linked phone, continuing on your PC is one share away.

From Joe Belfiore’s blog post on Microsoft 365, check out what we’ve got in store for you in a future WIP release. We’re working hard to bring these experiences forward soon.

Narrator Improvements

We have made the following changes and improvements:

  • Reliability: We have made improvements in Narrator reliability.
  • Scan Mode: Reading and navigating while in Scan Mode has been improved. Selecting text in Scan Mode has also been improved. Selecting forward in Edge has some known issues that we are actively investigating.
  • QuickStart: The link in settings to relaunch the QuickStart should now reliably be working and will launch from the very first Welcome page. The QuickStart should also more reliably take focus when Narrator is launched, which means Narrator should start reading it automatically.
  • Providing Feedback: The keystroke to provide feedback has changed. The new keystroke is Narrator + Alt + F. This will work both in the Standard and Legacy layouts.
  • Note: The Legacy layout also allows you to use Narrator + E to send us feedback.
  • Move Next, Move Previous, and Change View: When changing Narrator’s view to either characters, words, lines or paragraphs the Read Current Item command will read the text of that specific view type more reliably.
  • Keyboard command changes: The keystroke to Move to beginning of text has changed to Narrator + B (was Narrator + Control + B), Move to end of text has changed to Narrator + E (was Narrator + Control + E).
  • Braille: Improved usage of Braille commanding when using the Narrator key from the braille display.

For more information about Narrator new keyboard layout and other known issues, please refer to Intro to New Narrator Keyboard Layout doc.

For details on general improvements, fixes and known issues, head over to the official blog post.

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