Windows 10 build 10130: Hands-on with the Start menu, new icons, features and UI changes (video)

Here is what's new in Windows 10 build 10130.

On May 29, Microsoft released a new preview of Windows 10 (build 10130) to the fast lane. This new build offers a number of improvements over the last official release, including a new set of icons, tuning, tweaking, and overall the operating system seems more stable and polished.

The company also noted that we will continue to see changes, but they won’t be so significant, as the Windows team is focus on fixing bugs and making Windows 10 stable for the July 29 release date, instead of introducing new features.

If you still patiently waiting for the official release instead of trying Windows 10 on a virtual machine or on a spare computer, and you still want to see what’s news in build 10130. Then you should watch the new video tour I have published on YouTube highlighting all the changes in the new build since Windows 10 build 10122, including:

Start menu

  • New customization options for the Start menu on the Settings app
  • Jump Lists on the Start menu and taskbar
  • New grid of letters to jump right into a specific app

Virtual Desktops

  • By default running apps are shown per desktop

Cortana

  • Cortana has a new initial friendlier setup UI
  • Users can now open the voice recognition UI using the Windows Key + C keyboard shortcut

Movies & TV

  • Microsoft renames its Video app to Movies & TV

Continuum

  • In Tablet mode users can now swipe from the top to get access to the app commands

Desktop

  • There is a new set of icons, including new icons for File Explorer, devices, Network, This PC, Quick access, and throughout the operating system
  • New animation for downloads and moving files
  • Action Center gets updated and Microsoft removed the ugly borders
  • Volume controls and Network flyout pane are now transparent
  • Microsoft renames Windows 10 feature to print PDF to “Microsoft Print to PDF”

Microsoft Edge

  • Microsoft still refers to its new web browser as “Project Spartan”
  • Version jumps to 15.10130.00
  • Users can pin Cortana, Favorites, Reading list, and other panes while browsing
  • Users can play videos from sites, such as YouTube and Hulu on full screen
  • Reading view get updated
About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, 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.