Microsoft is now rolling out “Windows 10 build 21313” for devices enrolled in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program. This is the preview number 56 available for testers, and it is a small update with some significant changes.
Build 21313, according to the company, removes the legacy version of Microsoft Edge entirely and replaces it with the Chromium version of the browser. The update introduces new changes for the taskbar news and interests widget. You will also find tweaks for the touch keyboard, voice typing, clipboard history, emoji panel, screen capture, and much more.
Windows 10 build 21313 new changes
Here are all the new changes rolling out with this Windows 10 update:
Starting with build 21313, Windows 10 is stripping out the legacy version of Microsoft Edge, and it is replacing it with the Chromium version of Edge, which means that you will no longer be able to use both browsers side-by-side, nor you’ll be able to bring it back.
The taskbar news and interests widget is now expanding to more languages and markets, which means that “the news content, weather forecasts, sports and finance updates will be based on your location anywhere in the world.” However, at this time, this feature won’t be available in China.
Also, to make it clearer, the option to disable the widget has changed from “Hidden” to “Turn off” in the taskbar context menu.
As part of the system improvements, Windows 10 build 21313 comes with tweaks to the new app launch animation to make it feel faster and smoother.
Input Method Editor
In an effort to modernize the Input Method Editor (IME), Microsoft is introducing a new version of all available IMEs that includes a new modern design using the Fluent Design System, including acrylic background, selection visual, and dark theme support.
There are some font adjustments in the candidate interface to minimize the intrusiveness while securing visibility.
You now have direct access to the emoji panel with a button available in the candidate interface, and there are performance improvements.
The new design is available for Japanese – Microsoft IME, Chinese (Simplified) – Microsoft Pinyin, Chinese (Simplified) – Microsoft Wubi, Chinese (Traditional) – Microsoft Bopomofo, Chinese (Traditional) – Microsoft ChangJie, Chinese (Traditional) – Microsoft Quick, Korean – Microsoft IME, Hindi – Hindi Phonetic, Bangla – Bangla Phonetic, Marathi – Marathi Phonetic, Telugu – Telugu Phonetic, Tamil – Tamil Phonetic, Kannada – Kannada Phonetic, Malayalam – Malayalam Phonetic, Gujarati – Gujarati Phonetic, Odia – Odia Phonetic, and Punjabi – Punjabi Phonetic.
This flight also begins the rollout of the five candidate maximum in a central position for the touch keyboard experience, a new voice typing experience (Windows key + H), and pinning items in the clipboard history interface.
Windows 10 build 21313 ships with search tweaks in the emoji panel, including that programming will now return the three technologist emojis, and RIP will now return the tombstone emoji. The update also updates the search in Russian to search with ё for emojis that starts with e.
There is now a new modern icon design for the Narrator.
Finally, since preview builds in the Dev Channel are not tied to any specific version of Windows 10, Microsoft is updating the display version to “Dev” in the About page to avoid confusion.
Microsoft is listing the complete set of improvements, fixes, and known issues for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 21313 at the Windows Blog.
Download Windows 10 build 21313
The build 21313 preview is available immediately through the Dev Channel, and it will install automatically. However, you can always get it manually from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.
You can learn more about all the changes available in the current development process of Windows 10 in this guide.