A new build of Windows 10 has just been released to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. The latest build of Windows 10, build 14951, is a fairly minor update from the last Windows 10 Insider Preview (build 14946). There are a couple of improvements in the latest build, though. With Build 14951, Microsoft is refining the new precision touchpad experience which was introduced recently — the company is letting users hook up keyboard shortcuts with the mouse gestures, and they have also updated the Reset button with some UI improvements.
More importantly, the update includes some nice improvements for Windows Ink. In build 14951, users can now change the pen colour and width on Windows Ink without having to open the pen dropdown twice. The update also introduces a new feature called Stencils for Windows Ink which is described below:
We are also introducing Stencils. Windows Ink protractor tool combines functions of both protractor and compass into one – now you can draw an arc or a complete circle of an arbitrary size with little effort. A familiar two-finger pinch gesture resizes the protractor to the desired size and a degree readout follows your pen, mouse, or finger as you draw along the side of the protractor displaying arc degrees. In this preview build, ruler also got a small update – its degree readout shows a numerical value of the angle, making drawing angles even easier.
There are some other improvements for developers too — Windows 10 no longer requires devs to restart their PC after enabling Developer Mode, and Microsoft has also updated the Windows Subsystem for Linux with Ubuntu 16.04.
These are some quite nice improvements, and I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot more updates like this over the coming months as Microsoft has finally started adding features to Windows 10 Redstone 2.
As usual, there are a handful of other minor bug fixes and improvements throughout the OS. In case you are wondering, the new build is available to both Windows 10 PCs and Mobile devices. If you are a Windows Insider in the Fast Ring, you can get the update from Windows Update in the Settings app on your Windows 10 device.