Microsoft’s newest Insider build improves Timeline and Focus Assist

Microsoft has announced the release of Windows 10 build 17083 to the Fast Ring for insiders.

Microsoft is responding to feedback here and renaming White Hours to Focus Assist. The firm had previously expanded the list of features offered by  Quiet Hours in the previous build. and will now make it easier to switch modes by right-clicking on the Action Center’s taskbar icon.

You can also now delete activities from the Windows Timeline view which replaces today’s multitasking views. Again, in response to Insider feedback, users can now close old activities where the initial implementation allowed users to only close activities running on the current build.

Finally, Microsoft is giving you more privacy, and allowing you control over which apps access your photos, videos or documents folders.  This works for UWP apps at the moment, so if an app needs access to your files, you’ll be able to control which files it can access, or restrict its access entirely.

There’s a lot more in the build, in regards to bugs and improvements and you see the full list of updates and changes here via the Windows Insider Blog.

You can download the new update from the Windows Settings app for Fast Ring insiders. The user disclaimers about Insider builds apply here.

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