Leaked Windows 10 build 9841 reveals more features and changes (update)

Microsoft Windows 9 (Threshold)

As the end of September approaches, a new leak of Windows 10 (build 9841) surfaced on the internet, detailing more features and changes possibly coming in Windows Technical Preview.

According to a new post from Paul Thurrot, a long-time Microsoft watcher, the latest build is 9841. However, it’s not one hundred percent accurate if this is the exact Technical Preview for the public.


The latest Windows 10 build doesn’t look much different from the build 9834 recently leaked. As previously shown, the new Start menu works in the same way as it did in Windows 7, but it borrows features from the Start screen in Windows 8. Users can pin pretty much anything they want: desktop and modern apps, folders, and contacts. All pins will appear on the right side of the menu as a tile. Users can resize and move tiles around and resize the Start menu, too.


There is also a new Windows Insider Program that users will use to send feedback to Microsoft in a really simple way. The operating system will even show toast notifications to provide feedback when doing certain tasks.


Because Microsoft isn’t drastically changing the core of Windows, Metro-styles apps that work in Windows 8.1 will work in Windows 10 without any problems.

The Charms bar is now moved to the left side of the app’s title bar under the App Commands menu. This feature has changed from build 9834.

Windows 10 build 9841, as I shared before, also includes the virtual desktops feature, but now it is a little clearer how users will access the feature. To access the new custom desktops, users will have to invoke the Task view with a button that appears in the taskbar. In the Task view, users can now easily create new virtual desktops to group applications and tasks.

From the Task view, users can also put apps into snapped views just by dragging the app thumbnail for the preview to either side of the screen.

The File Explorer shows a few more improvements in the Windows Technical Preview build 9841. Now, there is a new Home location in the left pane at the very top. Home replaces “This PC” as the default location, though it’s yet unclear if Home replaces “File Explorer”.

In the new default location, users will find Favorites pinned locations, Frequent folders, and Recent files. If the user needs to browse a drive or network location, they will have to navigate to This PC or Network.

Home location in Windows 9

Also in the Share tab there is a new Share button to share items using Modern apps, just like in Windows Phone.

Share button in Windows 9

Source WinSuperSite

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