Windows 10 build 10061 hands on video

Windows 10 build 10061: Hands-on with the Start menu, Settings app, new apps

Microsoft recently released a new preview of Windows 10 (build 10061) to the fast ring and it’s a new version of the operating system that brings significant updates since the previous build (10049), which was also made available through the fast ring of updates.

If you don’t want to go through the trouble on setting up a virtual machine to see what’s new in build 10061, I just created a new video tour that highlights all the new improvements and features in this new release of Windows 10.

The new video uploaded to the Pureinfotech YouTube channel goes through all the changes Microsoft is adding to the new build, including:

Start menu

  • Power options located above the “All apps” button
  • Users can now resize menu
  • Live Tiles drag and drop capabilities to the desktop and taskbar

Taskbar

  • New dark theme
  • Transparency
  • New clock and calendar in the Notification center
  • Virtual Desktops
  • New Task View icon
  • Users can now create unlimited desktops

Tablet Mode

  • Pinned and running apps now no longer appear in the taskbar
  • Taskbar buttons now have been streamlined for “touchability”
  • Snap mode gets a new divider similar to the same feature in Windows 8.1

Project Spartan

  • The EDGE rendering engine receives a new update
  • Downloads now appear in the download manager
  • New option to open websites with Internet Explorer within Spartan
  • Users can now save PDF files
  • Microsoft enables the “about:flags” page
  • “Add to” get new refinements
  • Selecting text in the address bar doesn’t work
  • Fixes will arrive through Windows Update

Settings

  • Desktop right-click menu replaces the “Screen resolution” option with “Display settings”
  • Personalization gets new Background, Colors, Lock screen, and Themes options
  • Microsoft enables offline maps download
  • Tablet Mode gets new options to customize whether to enable Tablet mode after signing into Windows
  • Devices includes a new Printers & Scanners section
  • Privacy includes a new Radios and Account info sections
  • Update & recovery now includes “For developers” option

Apps

In Windows 10 build 10061 users can try the new Mail and Calendar, Weather, News, Sports, and Money apps, and Microsoft introduces a new version of Solitaire.

Wrapping things up

As you can see there are a lot features and improvements going on with Windows 10 build 10061, but it’s worth pointing out that many of the changes we’re seeing today, we have seen them on previous leak version operating system including in build 10051 and build 10056.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.