Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Redstone preview build 14267 which includes not much on features, but does include a few welcome improvements to Microsoft Edge. This build is rolling out to Windows Insider right now via the Insider Fast ring, so if you can’t see it yet give it some time.
From here, Windows 10 Redstone builds should start seeing more and more features get implemented as weeks go by leading up to release in June/July, with Edge improvements being the first of many new features expected to show up in Redstone. Up until now, the company has been focused primarily on the OneCore subsystem, which is why so few features were showing up.
Here’s what’s new in Build 14267
Search for music easier in Cortana: We have made it easier to invoke music search in Cortana by adding a music search icon to the top right of Cortana. You can now open Cortana on your PC and click on the music search icon to have Cortana listen and search for the song that’s playing.
Favorites bar improvements in Microsoft Edge: If you have the favorites bar enabled in Microsoft Edge, you can now right-click on the favorites bar and choose to have it only show the favicons only. You can also right-click to add new folders in your favorites bar as well.
Clear browsing data when you exit Microsoft Edge: You can now choose to have your browsing data cleared when you exit Microsoft Edge. Just click on the three dots at the top right in Microsoft Edge and go into Settings, click on the “Choose what to clear” button under “Clear browser data” and enable “Always clear this after I close the browser” after choosing what data you want cleared.
Improved Download Prompts in Microsoft Edge: You can now configure Microsoft Edge to show a prompt when you start a download, allowing you to choose where to save the file. Just open the Microsoft Edge settings pane (the three dots at the top right) and look for the option under “Downloads settings”.
Messaging + Skype improvements: You can now attach photos to your Skype messages by clicking or tapping on the paperclip icon at the lower left as you’re composing a new Skype message to a contact. Additionally, you can also invoke the Camera app to take a photo to attach to your Skype message too or send along your location.
Here’s what’s fixed
- Choosing “Reset This PC” under Settings > Update & Security > Recovery should now work as expected.
- You should no longer see a WSClient.dll error dialog after logging in.
- The front-facing camera should be usable again on PCs with Intel RealSense cameras and you should be able to use Windows Hello again.
- We fixed an issue where incorrect storage capacity was provided for the system volume (the hard drive in which Windows is installed on) under Settings > System > Storage.
We have only one known issue for this build. If you’re using Hyper-V and upgrade to this build with more than one vswitch or have multiple virtual networking adapters (including legacy), you may lose networking connectivity after upgrade. To get network connectivity back, there are two workarounds available:
- Remove all the virtual network adapters connected to the vswitch, delete the vswitch and recreate it, then reconnect their virtual NIC to the new vswitch.
- Admin command prompt, do “netcfg -d” will wipe-out all the vswitch settings so that you can start from scratch.