Windows 10 users on the Insider Program Fast Ring and Skip Ahead are being treated to a new preview build today. Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 Build 17025, a PC update that comes with some important changes to the platform.
Alongside the preview build, Microsoft confirmed it will be launching RS4 RS_PRERELEASE branch previews to both Fast Ring and Skip Ahead at the same time.
Looking at Windows 10 Build 17025, Microsoft has added Ease of Access Settings, new controls for Startup tasks, and improvements to the Yahei Font.
Starting with Ease of Access, Microsoft has overhauled the Settings so control for seeing, hearing, and interaction are now grouped together. Microsoft has also updated the individual setting descriptions. The company says the accessibility features are now more easily understood.
Startup settings seem to be a focus of early Redstone 4 builds. We have already reported on the Settings app taking over startup apps in the build. In Windows 10 Build 17025, Microsoft is making changes to startup settings.
For example, Advanced Options in App & Features now shows developer task specifications for UWP apps set to run on start.
Windows 10 Build 17025 Changelog
“Revamped Ease of Access Settings: This build adds new Ease of Access settings to make your device easier to use and fit your needs. We also grouped related settings together which help you see, hear or interact with your computer to assist in discovering settings more quickly. Additionally, we heard your feedback and improved setting descriptions to help you more easily understand the available accessibility features. Go to the Ease of Access section in Settings to see what's available to make your computer easier to use!
Controlling your Startup tasks: Continuing our work from the previous flight, with today's flight we've updated the Advanced options under Settings > Apps & Features so that UWP apps that are configured to run at startup will now have a new option to see all available tasks specified by the app developer and their status will now have a new option to see all available tasks specified by the app developer and their status.
Evolving the Microsoft Yahei Font: As our Insiders from China likely know, Microsoft Yahei is the font we use to display Windows UI text in the Chinese (Simplified) language. We've heard your feedback, and with this build we're updating this font to improve the legibility, symmetry and appearance.
Notable improvements include:
- We've added three additional weights for Microsoft Yahei: Semilight, Semibold and Heavy. The additional weights will be installed by default in ZH-CN builds, and available as an optional feature to download for non-ZH-CN builds.
- We've scaled the glyphs to improve inter-character spacing. This makes reading easier and increases character recognition.
- We've tuned the fonts with our new hinting algorithm so that the glyphs will be less jagged at small sizes.
- We've redesigned all punctuations and symbols in the new fonts per customer feedback.”