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Windows 10 Build 10130 adds Cortana button, new icons, Start improvements

Mark Hachman | June 2, 2015
On Friday, Microsoft released its latest Windows 10 build 10130, which adds further refinements as Microsoft hastens toward a summer launch.

Don't expect things to remain the same, though--Microsoft plans to iterate new icons even as it tweaks other features. 

Likewise, Microsoft also tweaked the new "jump lists" on the taskbar, which explode out with options when you click on them.

 Finally, there's the new Cortana button: the WIN key + C. Microsoft positioned this as an option for keyboard users, and that's plausible. It might also be an option for those who lack modern PC hardware and an active mic--or an acknowledgement that the "Hey Cortana" active-listening feature needs some tweaking. 

Other improvements include allowing movies to be played back in the Movies & TV app in full screen, as well as a new Print to PDF function.

Are there bugs? Sure. Wi-Fi connectivity issues have been reported, Aul wrote, and may require a restart. The Mail app may crash and not sync mail properly. Aul also said that the recent Build 10122 won't be pushed to the Slow ring, due to a bug (which I experienced) that gave some users fits when trying to upgrade to the new build.

In all, however, Windows 10 continues to become more refined. Aul said the company is still on track for a summer launch, which is looking more and more like July.

 

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