Change logs in Windows Technical Preview Build 9879

Desktop

  • You can now disable the search and taskview button
  • The action center has been placed in the notification area
  • Favorite folders can now be pinned to Home in File Explorer
  • Animations have been refined
  • More icons have been replaced with new versions
  • OneDrive now uses selective sync, no more Smart Files
  • New battery indictor

Features

  • Touch gestures on a touchpad are now build in and universal across all Windows devices
  • Improvements to multi monitor support have been made
  • MKV support has been improved
  • “System compression” has been added to Disk Cleanup as a new option

WinRT

  • The 3 dots-icon has been replaced with a hamburger menu icon, works the same
  • Dialogs in WinRT are now windowed

Internet Explorer

  • A feedback icon has been added next to options prominent in the interface
  • Extended standard and API support
    • Support for Content Security Policy
    • GamePad API support has returned (as seen in Internet Explorer Developer Channel)
    • CSS Transforms – preserve-3d support
    • JS Arrow function
    • JS iterators
    • JS Symbols
    • Media Queries Level 4: Interaction Media Features
    • Selection API Support
    • WAV Audio Support
    • ES6 Built-ins
      • Math
      • Number
      • String
      • Object
      • RegExp
    • ES6 Object Literal Enhancements
    • ES6 Promises
    • ES6 Classes
    • ES6 Spread
    • ES6 Template Strings
    • ES6 Proxies
    • ES6 WeakSet
  • Experimental Features Dashboard has been added under about:flags
  • The User Agent String has been altered
  • Edge has been added

Apps

  • Insider Hub
    • Insider Hub has been added as a new app, news portal for Windows Insiders
  • OneDrive
    • OneDrive has been removed as an app
  • Search
    • You can now pin the search app to the taskbar and start screen
  • PC Settings
    • Storage Sense has been added to the main menu
    • You can now back-up settings to OneDrive (not the same as sync)
  • Windows Feedback
    • Feedback can now be sorted on trending, number of “Me Too’s” and most recent
    • The apps will take you back to the category after posting feedback
    • Bugfixes when using search
    • Screenshot button is now easier to find
  • zPC Settings
    • Some panels have been updated
    • You can now change your background hrough this app
    • Under “Privacy”, Cortana options have been added

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Windows Technical Preview build 9879 released

So after preview-builds 9841 and 9860 now 9879 is released. Once again this build has a ton of changes.

How To Get This Preview Build:

  • Just like last time, this new build will come to you automatically via Windows Update, installed during your maintenance window if your PC is plugged in and on or sleeping.
  • If you don’t want to wait for it to download and install on its own – you can go to PC Settings, Update and recovery, Preview builds and click the Check Now button to go get it now.

What’s New:

you can now hide the Search or Task View buttons on the taskbar. Just right-click on the taskbar and uncheck the check boxes for whichever button you want to hide.

more ironing  in new minimize and restore animations for apps.

replaced the 3 dots in the Window chrome for modern apps with a “hamburger-style” icon (three lines).

new 3 finger gestures for you to try :

  • 3 finger up -> Task View
  • 3 finger down -> Show Desktop
  • 3 finger flick to left or right -> switches to previous app (go back 1)
  • 3 finger move left or right -> Alt-Tab (Task View) pops up and you can select the app you want (remove fingers to select)
  • 3 finger tap -> Search

OneDrive will use selective sync. This means you choose what you want synced to your PC and it will be. What you see is really there and you don’t need to worry about downloading it. You can choose to have all of your OneDrive files synced to your PC, or just the ones you select.

Build 9860 brought native support for the MKV file format. In Build 9879, we’re making the experience “more complete”. You can now play MKV files directly from Windows Media Player.

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Halo Channel

Description

The Halo Channel is an all-new interactive digital network that provides unprecedented, personalized access to the Halo Universe. Seamlessly transition between game and other Halo experiences including existing and upcoming original programming (Halo 4: Forward unto Dawn, Halo: Nightfall), as well as community content, and discover deep background information using the Halo Encyclopedia. Featuring full Twitch integration, broadcast your gameplay or watch feeds from the Halo community – from competitive multiplayer matches and campaign walkthroughs to speed runs. This is your home for Halo.

 

Features

  • Live and Timely Content – Original programming and entertainment, timely Halo news and live events, eSports, and Twitch integration will keep content fresh and relevant.
  • Interactive and Sharable – Interact with a personalized viewing experience, social sharing, and a best-in-class video platform.
  • Rewarding – Unlock exclusive in-game content for upcoming Halo titles by watching original Halo programming and entertainment, participating in interactive polls or trying your hand at trivia.
  • Multiplatform Access – Sync Windows 8.1 devices to your Xbox One, and use it as a controller or a second screen. Begin your viewing experience on one screen and seamlessly continue it on another.

This is your home for Halo. Download it today!

 

New Features added to Cortana

sports tracking :Cortana will also now show you the standings for major U.S. Majors leagues including the NFL, tracking for new soccer leagues such as EPL, Bundesliga, La Liga, Italian Serie A, and Ligue 1.

Dancing With The Stars: added predictions for ABC’s Dancing With The Stars into Cortana.

 

For a complete list of all the latest and greatest improvements and experiences brought to Cortana – click here

Cortana adds more sports tracking and predicts the winner of Dancing With The Stars

How To Create Installation Media For Windows 8.1

If you want to install or reinstall Windows 8.1 and don’t have installation media, you can create it from this page. You’ll need to use a PC with a reliable Internet connection and either save the installation files to a USB flash drive or burn an ISO file to a DVD.

To install Windows 8.1, do one of the following:

Connect the USB flash drive to the PC where you want to install Windows 8.1, browse to it in File Explorer, and then open the setup.exe file. Follow the instructions in setup.

Insert the DVD into your PC, and then restart (reboot) it. Follow the instructions in setup.

Create media

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Fixing broken words or disappearing text characters in Windows Technical Preview Build 9860

Problem:

After installing Windows Technical Preview Build 9860 it was working great. Suddenly I am facing a strange issue-the words seem to be broken or, disappearing text characters (even as I type this characters don’t appear as I type them). How to fix?

Missing Text

Resolution:

You need to check whether KB 3008956 installed or not, if not then you have to download it via Windows Update.

Download Links:

For 32-bit: KB3008956 — for Win10TP build9860 x86

For 64-bit: KB3008956 — for Win10TP build9860 x64

Desktop Backgrounds For For members of the Windows Insider Program

Microsoft has released three desktop backgrounds made exclusively for  memers of the Windows Insider Program

The zip files for each background with the following sizes: 1280×1024 (Normal), 2560×1920 (Normal), 2560×1600 (Wide), 1920×1080 (HD), and 3840×2160 (4K).

Windows_Insider_Desktop_E-1920x1080-HD
“Come in we’re open”- Download Now!

Windows_Insider_Desktop_D-1920x1080-HD
“Build & Create”- Download now!

Windows_Insider_Desktop_B-1920x1080-HD
“I Love PC” – Download now!

 

Check it here