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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17666 ( RS5 ) New Features and changes

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Microsoft today released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17666 (RS5) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring with a number of new features such as Sets improvements, cloud-powered clipboard experience, a finished Dark Theme for File Explorer, Linux & Mac line ending support in Notepad, Notepad Search with Bing, Search Previews, custom Tile Folder names and more.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17666
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17666

Here we have collected a brief of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17666 ( Redstone 5 ) new features and changelog. You can read the entire release notes on Microsoft blog post.

Cloud-powered clipboard

New cloud-powered clipboard This is the biggest addition in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17666 that will let Windows 10 users share their clipboard contents across devices, and presumably eventually to Android and iOS devices. The cloud clipboard includes a history of what has been copied, and it will sync in the same way Sets and Timeline does, so you can copy from one PC and paste on another.

Cloud-powered clipboard
Cloud-powered clipboard

To access this new Clipboard interface simply press WIN+V and you’ll be present brand-new clipboard experience!” You can manage the new clipboard by heading to Settings > System > Clipboard.

Note: Roamed text on the clipboard is only supported for clipboard content less than 100kb. Currently, the clipboard history supports plain text, HTML and image less than 1MB.

Sets Improvements

With this release, Microsoft is once against focusing on Sets. As part of this update, Sets now have an acrylic title bar and the borders have been changed to gray.

Other improvements include:

  • Recent Microsoft Edge tabs now show in Alt + Tab:
  • Multitasking Settings now lets you choose whether new windows are opened in a tab or not.
  • You can now mute tabs that are in a Set. means When a webpage in Sets starts playing audio, you’ll now see a volume icon on the tab. Simply click it and the audio will mute, just like in Microsoft Edge.
  • Tabs will now restore with better performance.

Dark Theme for File Explorer

Another Big update is that File Explorer is getting a dark theme to match the rest of the Windows dark user interface. This latest Windows 10 Preview 17666 also brings a partial dark mode that applies a black background to the File Explorer, general user menus within the app and the pop-up open/save dialogs. The dark theme is meant to match Windows 10’s black taskbar and start menu. You can turn it on by heading to Settings > Personalization > Colors. Now, with the Dark Theme, the overall Windows 10 experience should be more uniform – if you like the look of it that is.

Dark Theme for File Explorer
Dark Theme for File Explorer

Notepad Search with Bing




Microsoft added a “interesting” feature to Notepad where a user can highlight text and search for it on Bing.  This feels more like a push to get people to use Bing rather than providing a useful feature for everyone.

Notepad Search with Bing
Notepad Search with Bing

Also Microsoft has finally updated Notepad to support End of Line characters used by Linux, Unix, and Mac. This allows you to open files created in Linux or on a Mac in Notepad and have them render properly, rather than being displayed on a garbled single-line mess.

There is a new search preview that supports apps, documents, and more, helping you to double check you’ve found the files and programs you’re actually looking for. You can name tile folders on the Start menu. And you’ll notice improvements to Settings as Microsoft continues to tweak it as it shifts away from the classic Control Panel.

You can now add a custom name to Tile Folders in the Start Menu. You can do this by expanding the Tile Folder, where you will see an option to give it a name.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • Microsoft fixed an issue with dll from the previous flight that could result in explorer.exe crashing every few minutes.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in VPN potentially not working after updating to the previous build.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue from the previous build where apps may appear to be missing in secondary accounts after receiving app updates from the PC’s primary account.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue from the previous flight resulting in a bugcheck with the error IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL in tcpip.sys.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where a border would be visible when you maximized windows in the last few flights.
  • Microsoft updated the design of This PC so that there’s no longer space displayed for the cloud files state icon (which isn’t relevant on this page).
  • The snipping toolbar (with WIN + Shift + S) will now follow your desired theme, light or dark.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in the Emoji Panel and the touch keyboard not displaying correctly if invoked immediately after restarting explorer.exe.

Also, Read Windows 10 version 1803 Cumulative Update KB4103721 OS Build 17134.48 changelog

Source Microsoft
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