Microsoft on Wednesday released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21343 (RS_PRERELEASE) to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel that brings several improvements and changes.
The most prominent change is the addition of all-new icons in the Windows 10 File Explorer.
“Several changes, such as the orientation of the folder icons and the default file type icons, have been made for greater consistency across Microsoft products that show files,” wrote Microsoft in a blog post.
“Notably, the top-level user folders such as Desktop, Documents, Downloads, and Pictures have a new design that should make it a little easier to tell them apart at a glance. And yes, the Recycle Bin icon has also been updated!”
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Besides the addition of new icons, there are some other updates in the build too. The build improves Windows Sandbox and Microsoft Defender Application Guard, which brings a new runtime that is designed and optimized for container scenarios.
It is lightweight and allows faster launch times for both Windows Sandbox and Microsoft Defender Application Guard.
Below are the other changes and improvements within Windows 10 Build 21343:
- We’re changing the name of the Windows Administrative Tools folder in Start to Windows Tools. We are working to better organize all the admin and system tools in Windows 10.
- [News and interests] Update on the rollout: following our last update on languages and markets, this week we’re also introducing the experience to China! We continue to roll out news and interests to Windows Insiders, so it isn’t available to everyone in the Dev Channel just yet.
- We are now rolling out the new IME candidate window design to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel using Simplified Chinese IMEs.
- We’re updating the “Get Help” link in the touch keyboard to now say “Learn more”.
- We’re updating File Explorer when renaming files to now support using CTRL + Left / Right arrow to move your cursor between words in the file name, as well as CTRL + Delete and CTRL + Backspace to delete words at a time, like other places in Windows.
- We’ve made some updates to the network related surfaces in Windows so that the displayed symbols use the updated system icons we recently added in the Dev Channel.
- Based on feedback, if the Shared Experiences page identifies an issue with your account connection, it will now send the notifications directly into the Action Center rather than repeated notification toasts that need to be dismissed.
The blog post also lists out the fixes Windows 10 Build 21343 will be bringing with it as well as known issues in the build. Those interested in getting the Windows 10 Build 21343, can get it if they are a Windows Insider in the Dev channel.
Starting last year, Microsoft started updating the icons in Windows 10 beginning with the built-in apps. Since then, the company has continued updating icons throughout Windows 10 including the icon for Windows Security, the Narrator icon, and most recently the icon for Notepad.