Highlights

  • The preview build is available only to Insider members
  • It brings Flash blocking and tab previews to Edge browser
  • It also introduces the ability to create tile folders in Start Menu

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Preview build for Windows Insider members, and the update brings hoards of new nifty improvements. The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC introduces a new blue light filter, Flash blocking and tab previews on Edge browser, and the ability to make tile folders in the Start Menu among other incremental changes.

Beginning with the Web, the new build improves the Edge browser experience by introducing tab previews – a nifty feature that removes the need to go through all tabs to find the one you’re looking for. You can even ‘set aside’ tabs for later use to not clutter your browser with too many open tabs, and have a dedicated space to keep important tabs and look at them only when the need be. As mentioned, Microsoft has finally come down on Flash and is blocking all Flash-run sites by default. You will have to click to play all Flash websites moving forward.

Furthermore, the Start Menu will now allow you to make tile folders of shortcuts in the menu. This feature is already seen on Windows 10 Mobile, but this preview build brings it to PC as well. Just drag and drop a tile on top of the other to make a tile folder. One other important change is the newly introduced ability to pause or defer all updates for up to 35 days. Furthermore, you also are allowed to choose if you want to update drivers in these Windows 10 updates or not. This means, no more annoying force automatic updates. Also, restarts won’t occur sporadically as before, and the system will understand if the display is being used or not, to avoid restarts mid-task.

There’s also the introduction of a new blue-light reduction feature (aka Night Mode) that’s similar to F.lux. This means that when it gets dark, the PC’s display will gradually shift colours to ease the strain on your eyes. This update also makes switching resolution easier, and brings support for very high resolution displays as well. There’s a whole lot more that comes with this preview build, and you can read the full changelog here.

We reiterate that the new Windows 10 build has only been rolled out to Windows Insider members, and to be a part of the Windows Insider Program, you can register here. A word of caution though, preview builds are generally full of glitches and unknown bugs, so download at your own risk.

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