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Windows 10 build 16237 (Fall Creators Update) releases with new features

Microsoft delivers a new preview of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update with high-DPI improvements and a slew of minor tweaks.

Microsoft is now pushing to testers Windows 10 build 16237 for PCs enrolled in the Fast ring. The new update is part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and it brings a small batch of new features and a slew of new improvements.

Windows 10 build 16237, according to Microsoft, expands the read aloud feature to websites and PDF files on Microsoft Edge. The Windows Shell introduces tweaks to better handle scaling on high-DPI displays. Action Center and Notifications, Emoji, Task Manager, Hyper-V, and other parts of Windows 10 also receive a number of small tweaks.

What’s new on Windows 10 build 16237

Here are all the new features and improvements included in this new pre-release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update expected to arrive later this year.

Start menu and Cortana

Start menu has been updated on build 16237 so that when you press and hold on an app in the all apps list, the context menu will now appear after a moment.

In this rollout, Cortana includes a new option to enable or disable showing your cloud content in the search results.

Notifications and Action Center

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update also introduces a number of tweaks for Notifications and Action Center.

In this release, the first notification in each notification group in the Action Center will expand automatically to make easier for you to take action.

Notifications no longer show a X to dismiss banners. Instead, now there is an arrow button that makes it clear that the notification will get pushed to Action Center.

Notifications batter on Windows 10 build 16237
Notifications batter on Windows 10 build 16237

My People

Notification badges for people pinned to the taskbar will now be consistent with the color of your theme if you’re using colors in Start, Action Center, and other places on the system. And emojis to receive through My People, now are referred as “pop”.

Touch keyboard and Emoji panel

In the touch keyboard nothing drastically has changed, but as you type with the touch keyboard, you’ll now hear a sound with each key press.

Since Windows 10 now relaunches the keyboard where you left it, the left and right docked modes had been removed from the one-handed keyboard.

On this test version of Windows 10, type to search is supported for Emoji version 5.0, and hovering over an emoji now shows the Unicode character name.

Task Manager

Windows 10 recently introduced the ability to track GPU performance using Task Manager, and on build 16237, the interface has been updated, and now adds more details, such as DirectX version and the physical location of your GPU.

Task Manager new GPU UI
Task Manager new GPU UI

Windows Shell

Starting with build 16237, Windows 10 add improvements to better handle scaling on high-DPI displays. This means that for applications that become blurry after connecting or disconnecting an external display, you simply need to relaunch them in order to render correctly.

Also, this update brings a new message box for traditional desktop applications that are per-monitor DPI aware. This simply means that you should no longer see the box blurry when you’re in mixed DPI environments — or when changing DPI settings.

Microsoft Edge

In this flight, Microsoft Edge is expanding its read aloud functionality previously only available of epub ebooks to text you select in web pages and on PDF files.

The Share experience has been tweaked to open at the bottom, rather than in the center of Microsoft Edge. In addition, saving a favorite now shows a subtle animation indicating the link has been saved.

Additional improvements

The Game Mode icon in the Game bar has been updated with a circle icon.

Using Hyper-V, you will see a new “virtual machine gallery” under quick create, but it’s a feature under development, which means that you won’t see anything just yet.

The VM Name and networking options have been moved to “More options”, and Hyper-V now provides a default network so your virtual machines share networking with your computer using NAT.

Hyper-V gallery
Hyper-V gallery

How to download Windows 10 build 16237

Microsoft is listing the complete set of fixes and known issues for Windows 10 build 16237 at the Windows Blog. In case you missed it, you can read all the changes for Windows 10 build 16232 in this article.

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Windows 10 build 16237 for PC is available immediately through the Fast ring. It’ll download and install automatically on your device, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.