Windows 10 build 16353 is the first Redstone 4 build available to Insiders

By: Ivan Jenic
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Microsoft just pushed the new build 16353 to Insiders on the Fast ring who opted for the Skip Ahead branch. This build is the very first release for Insiders in Skip Ahead and the RS-PRERELEASE branch. This is a branch for the Redstone 4 (RS4) update, which will be the next Windows 10 major update after the Fall Creators Update.

Since this is the very first Skip Ahead build, and the update’s release date is still far away (projected for March 2018 release), it brings no new features to the system. Instead, the update is focused on system improvements and bug fixes.

Here’s the complete changelog of Windows 10 Preview build 16353:

  • “When the Action Center is black (the default option) the “clear all”, “expand”/”collapse”, and “see more” link text will now all use your accent color – making them pop more and improving discoverability.

  • We’ve updated the Action Center to now support a two finger touch gesture to dismiss all notifications. Place two fingers vertically within the Action Center near the edge opposite to the side of your screen. Then slide these fingers towards the side of the screen. You will notice all notification groups following your fingers and then dismissing as you slide your fingers off the side of the screen.

  • We fixed an issue in XAML resulting in text animations appearing slightly blurry in the last flight until the animation had stopped (for example, when loading the main page of Settings).

  • We fixed an issue resulting in the taskbar being unexpectedly thick if you booted up the PC while plugged in to an external monitor with a different DPI.

  • We fixed an issue that caused minimized per-monitor DPI aware windows to miss DPI changes and end up with a mix of DPI scaling upon restoring.

  • We fixed an issue from recent flights where when Slideshow was enabled resuming from sleep a second time might place the Lock screen in a state where it couldn’t be dismissed without pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in an unexpected change in mouse sensitivity in the last flight for PCs using non-default display scaling.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in Asphalt 8 not accepting input in recent flights.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in progress wheels on certain websites in Microsoft Edge unexpectedly moving out of place during their rotation.

  • We fixed an issue where the Windows Hello strings would appear on top of the page when performing a pin reset from the login screen.”

Insiders on the Fast Ring who are not in the Skip Ahead branch will continue receiving Redstone 3 builds, until its official release. After that point, Microsoft will start shipping Redstone 4 builds to all Insiders. So, if you want to receive Redstone 4 builds before other Insiders, make sure to opt in for the Skip Ahead.

Have you already installed the first Redstone 4 build? Are there any issues on the way? Let us know in the comments below!


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