Windows 10 Insider Preview #17040

Here are the major improvements:

Now You can adjust the SDR brightness on HDR display:

Starting with Build 17040, Windows now lets you adjust how bright SDR content appears when running in HDR mode on the desktop. On an HDR capable system, you will see a slider in the “HDR and advanced color settings” page under Settings > System > Display. This is one of the improvements to HDR image quality that we have planned based on feedback from Insiders.

                                                                                                                                                            New Cursor, pointer, and touch feedback section in Ease of Access Settings:

Open Settings > Ease of Access > “change cursor thickness”, “Change pointer size and color”, and “Change touch feedback” have been moved to this new place.


Shape-writing with wide touch keyboard: With the Fall Creators Update Microsoft introduced shape-writing input for one-handed keyboard.Shape-writing is currently available for the following languages: Catalan (Catalan), Croatian (Croatia), Czech (Czech), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), English (India), English (United States), English (United Kingdom), Finnish (Finland), French (Canada), French (France), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), Greek (Greece), Hebrew (Israel), Hungarian (Hungary), Indonesian (Indonesia), Italian (Italy), Norwegian, Persian (Iran), Polish (Poland), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian (Romania), Russian (Russia), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swedish (Sweden), Turkish (Turkey), and Vietnamese (Vietnam).                                                                                                                                    A new Gesture has also been                                                                                                                                                             Improved button layout for Chinese (Simplified) Handwriting: If you use Chinese (Simplified), you’ll now see a layout similar to the one announced for other languages with Build 17035. The buttons in the handwriting panel are collapsed by default – tap the button with the ellipsis to expand them.



Get SDK Insider Preview – Build 17035

Please note, this Windows SDK Insider Preview is only supported on the Windows 10 Insider Preview operating system. Installation on an operating system that is not a Windows 10 Insider Preview build of Windows 10 is not supported and may fail.

The Preview SDK can be downloaded from developer section on Windows Insider.


Mute & Unmute Audio via Edge

You are playing a YouTube audio or video using Microsoft Edge and like to mute the sound. Just right click on YouTube tab and select Mute tab. When you like to listen to the sound once again right click on YouTube tab and select Unmute tab this time.

This is one of the nice features of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17035.1000.



Shop Surface Hardware from Store

      Now you can buy  Surface accessories, Mixed Reality headsets, and other devices and hardware from Store.

       Steps to follow:      

Navigate to

Check out the product details page of products by clicking the links below

Note the content displayed and the ease of viewing content.

If available, select pre-order or buy now button to launch checkout page (You won’t be charged until you place order on checkout page)

If available, try adding additional products in the “Frequently bought together” page

Enter your payment and shipping information, and take note of the ease of entering your information. (You won’t be charged until select place order button)

If you want your credit card or payment method to be charged, select place order button.

This feature is available on Windows 10 PCs running version 11709.1001.7 or newer version of the Store app.Currently only available for U.S., U.K. and Australia markets, and looking to expand to more markets soon.


Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview ISOs

Sign up for the Windows Insider Program, if you haven’t already.

Select the ISO from the drop down list. Select the language. Finally select 32 or 64 bit version. Kindly note that Links valid for 24 hours from time of creation.


You will need to install the Windows 10 Insider Preview build on a device that has been previously activated with Windows 10 or with a Windows 10 product key.

Details here

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17025

New Features:

Ease of Access

This build adds Ease of Access to the Settings menu making things much easier as far as Display,Magnifier,High Contrast,Color Filters,Narrator, Closed Captions etc are concerned.

Ease of access

Startup Settings:

Microsoft has 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.

New Fonts:

Microsoft Yahei is the font we use to display Windows UI text in the Chinese (Simplified) language.

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More here