Windows 10 Build 17682 brings new Wireless Projection experience

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17682 has brought improvements to the wireless projection experience for Windows 10 users.

The update addresses difficulties in disconnecting from the screen you are projecting to, especially if you started from file explorer or from an app.

The new build brings a control banner at the top of your screen when you’re in a session, as can be seen in the screenshot above. The banner keeps you informed of the state of your connection, allows you to quick disconnect or reconnect to the same sink and allows you to tune the connection based on what you are doing. This tuning is done via the settings gear, which optimizes the screen to screen latency based on one of the three scenarios:

  • Game mode minimizes the screen to screen latency to make gaming over a wireless connection possible.
  • Video mode increases the screen to screen latency to ensure the video on the big screen plays back smoothly and without glitching.
  • Productivity modes strike a good balance between game mode and video mode where the screen to screen latency is responsive enough that typing feels natural while ensuring videos don’t glitch too often. By default, all connections start off in productivity mode.

Microsoft is hoping to bring even more functionality to the banner in the future.

Insiders in the Fast Ring can download the new update by checking for updates in Settings.

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