Microsoft has pushed a more stable and refined build of Windows 10 i.e. Build 10130 for Windows Insiders who have chosen the Fast ring. This build has just come as a surprise, just nine days after the 10122.
As usual, the new build can be downloaded via Windows Update and the whole process of downloading and installation takes up to several minutes depending on the Internet connection and the power of your PC.
Although, the new Insider Preview of Windows 10 doesn’t include any pioneering feature, however, it comes with a plethora of bug fixes, performance improvements, and various aesthetic refinements. This means that the vast work of development of Windows 10 has been completed, and the company is on the track to release Windows 10 this summer.
What’s new in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10130
In Build 10130, users now have full control over Start/Start menu customization. They can alter and tweak its appearance from Settings apps > Personalization > Start.
In addition, Microsoft has been hearing Insiders’ feedback over the months and has introduced a new set of modern icons to make Windows 10 experience more consistent and appealing.
For desktop users, Jump Lists now seems more in-line with the new dark theme and provides more space to tap on touch-enabled devices.
With Build 10130, the Continuum mode has been improved with the universal back button on the taskbar. Like Google Chrome browser, the Edge browser has now Advanced Settings too, and you can also dock or pin the Cortana pane, Favorites pane, Reading list pane, or any other pane in the browser.
Moreover, virtual desktops will show opened windows on the desktop in use only. However, you can change the behavior through the Settings app > System > Multitasking > Virtual Desktops. The build 10130 has also introduced a shortcut to Cortana (Ctrl + C) and the ability to print directly to PDF, rebranded Video app as ‘Movies & TV’ with full-screen mode.
Known issues in this build
- Sometimes, Wi-Fi connectivity is dropped, and you may have to reboot your computer to recover from this state.
- Mail app may crash due to a memory error, and may not sync your messages while running in the background.
- Flyouts from the Taskbar (including Start, Cortana, Network, Battery, and Action Center) don’t pop up due to some transient issue.
Microsoft has plans to fix all these issues with an update via Windows Update. In addition, the Windows maker has no plans to push the build 10122 to the Slow ring due to some known issues, meanwhile if the build 10130 turns out to be a stable release in the Fast ring, the company may push this build to the Slow ring and release ISOs as well.
@BleachNerd1432 Awesome! Running 10134 on this PC (HP Spectre x360) and it's even better imo. Fast ring may get this one too.
— Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) June 1, 2015
At the same time, Gabe has replied on a tweet saying that he is running build 10134 on his HP Spectre x360, and the build looks good for the Fast ring. So if you have limited internet connection, you can wait for the build 10134 that’s likely to be released this week.