Microsoft have just released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10547. The new build has the ability to have a 4th column of tiles on the start menu rather than the current 3 which you can enable by selecting “Show more tiles” in Settings app/Personalization. This is something many Windows 10 users have been asking for so is good to see Microsoft listen to insiders.

Other changes include you can now turn off the Windows background picture in the sign-in screen and when in tablet mode when to go to task view and snap an app you can replace another app in the view either left or right.

There also the usual bug fixes and a couple of things to watch out for:

Languages packs are being published, but will be rolling out to the update servers throughout the day.

Windows Store apps may not update automatically. To receive app updates, open the Store, click on your profile picture at the top right, choose “Download and updates” and check for updates manually.

Using Notepad.exe from the command line to open files when using only a file name, such as ‘file.txt’, will fail with a permissions error. This will be fixed in a future build, but this can be worked around by using a full or partial path, such as ‘.\file.txt’, or using File->Open options in the UI. Clicking on the system icons in the notification area quickly can result in Windows Shell blocking the launch of fly-outs like Audio, Networking, etc. This can be resolved by rebooting your PC.

You will see a warning message in the Settings app > Update & Security > Windows Update regarding preview builds. Don’t worry about this – It is safe to ignore for now. We’re adding some new functionality to help you diagnose what’s going on if a new build isn’t getting to you, but it’s not fully implemented yet.


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