Windows 10’s latest preview includes major improvements to Microsoft Edge, new emoji, and more

Microsoft is today releasing a major new preview of Windows 10. The company is today releasing build 16226 of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring with a lot of new features throughout the operating system. The update mainly focuses on Microsoft Edge, but there are some other notable improvements on other parts of the OS.

Here’s a breakdown:

  • Microsoft Edge:
    • Closing tabs on Edge is now much easier as the close button on tabs will now show up even when there’s a dialog or alert open
    • Microsoft Edge can now import your cookies and settings from Google Chrome when migrating
    • You can now add ink notes on the book reading experience, and the Ask Cortana feature is also now integrated into the book reading experience
    • You can now edit the URL for favorites
  • There are a bunch of new emoji and improved emoji, including the new Zombie emoji and hedgehog emoji. Yes.
  • The emoji picker in Windows now has a search feature, and it also now supports the dark theme
  • Modern Windows 10 apps now work nicely with the new OneDrive Files On-Demand feature
  • You can finally track your GPU’s performance on the Task Manager
  • You can now share a file right from the File Explorer’s context menu now
  • The Calculator app now has a built-in currency converter feature
  • General improvements to the new touch keyboard improvements, including shape writing support for more languages

As per usual, you can get the latest build from Windows Update if you are a Windows Insider. And you can find the full changelog for the update here.

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