Windows 10 build 10547: Hands-on with Start menu, Lock screen, Tablet mode, and changes (video)

Build 10547 brings many great changes to Windows 10 including for the Start menu, Lock screen, improvements on Tablet mode, and Settings app gets several new options.

Microsoft recently released Windows 10 build 10547 for PCs to Insiders via the Fast ring of updates. The new build includes a number of changes and improvements over build 10532, changes that will hopefully be part of the Windows 10 Threshold 2 update, which should be rolling out sometime in November.

Today, I’m adding a new video to the Pureinfotech channel in YouTube highlighting all the new changes and improvements for build 10547 including:

Start menu

  • The ability to add a fourth column of tiles in Start menu by enabling the “Show more tiles” option in Personalization.

Lock screen

Taskbar

  • On this build, Microsoft is also improving Snap by enabling the ability to resize the adjacent window at the same time you resize another snapped window.
  • On Tablet mode, when you use Task View, you can snap apps and you can now replace apps already snapped.
  • Windows 10 build 10547 also introduces new icons for many of the default built-in apps

Desktop

  • Tweaks on the desktop include new icons in Control Panel, Device Manager, Devices and Printer, and other areas of the operating system.
  • The video also highlights improvements on the context menu. Now right-click on the desktop or on file will show a gray color context menu, instead of white.

Settings

The Settings app is perhaps the single place where you’ll find the most changes:

  • Multitasking now includes new options for the Snap feature.
  • Devices includes a new USB notification option.
  • Personalization includes the “Show more tiles” option, in addition to “Occasionally show suggestions in Start”, and the Lock screen has a new option for “Windows spotlight” and “Show Windows background picture on the sign-in screen”.
  • Privacy includes new “Call History” and “Email” settings
  • Update & security, under the “Advanced options” for Windows Update, users can now change the Windows Insider account.

How do you like all the new changes in this new build of Windows 10? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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.