Microsoft have released a new skip ahead build of Windows 10 Redstone 4. Build 17004 is available for Windows Insiders on the fast ring with the skip ahead option, and it sees the build number jump up to the 17xxx range something Microsoft do at the start of each development cycle. The main change in this build is fluent design in the start menu, items have a reveal highlight as you move over them.

Other changes includes Microsoft Edge improvements and some minor fixes:

Microsoft Edge Improvements:

We fixed an issue where typing a web address into the address bar from the New Tab and Start Page and would sometimes clear the text and not result in any page navigation

We fixed an issue resulting in keyboard layout changes potentially not being applied when using Microsoft Edge after setting focus to the address bar.

We fixed an issue where the tab previews for PDFs were black with a white bar on each side.

We fixed an issue where the first time you pressed Ctrl + F to open Search, the search box doesn’t get focus. We also fixed an issue where you might be unable to type in the address bar after clicking on CTRL+F text field.

We fixed an issue where “Open with previous pages” wouldn’t recover tabs after dragging a tab between two Microsoft Edge windows.

We fixed an issue resulting copy/paste and the print dialog not working for those using the updated website design.

We fixed an issue where Ctrl + Click on a link in a PDF wouldn’t open the link in a new tab.

We fixed an issue resulting in PDFs potentially rendering blank after panning down a few pages and back up.

We fixed an issue from recent flights where Alt + D wouldn’t bring input focus to the address bar when certain keyboards were active.

Input Improvements:

We fixed an issue resulting in the enter key not working properly in Facebook Messenger.

We fixed an issue resulting in the Delete key on the full touch keyboard layout unexpectedly inserting a period in UWP apps.

We fixed an issue resulting in a stutter when selecting long strings in certain single line editable text boxes (for example when naming favorites in Microsoft Edge).

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

RS4 builds include many of the same fixes included in the latest RS3 builds.

We are introducing a new color wheel to Color & High Contrast Settings to help you get a feel for the effect of each of the different available color filters.

You may see a Microsoft Edge shortcut on your desktop after upgrading to this build. You can delete the shortcut, upgrade from this build and it will not return.

We fixed an issue resulting in Mod Organizer no longer load mods into Skyrim in recent flights.

We fixed an issue resulting in the last flighted build sometimes green screening with a SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION in win32kfull.sys.

We fixed an issue resulting in the WIN+X menu sometimes unexpectedly missing the accelerator key underline hints.

Lookout for my hands on video soon.


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