Windows 10 build 9879 is here, brings improvements to animations, new options and more

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Microsoft has officially begun pushing out a new preview build for Windows Insiders running the Windows Technical Preview. The new build, being build 9879 includes yet even more fixes and changes to the operating system over the last publicly available build, which was 9860. Microsoft has listed a few of the important updates, so let’s get started.

There are a whole heap of new changes in this build. The basic ones being options to remove the Task View and Search buttons from the taskbar, and the charms ‘button’ in Modern UI windowed apps has changed from three dots to the hamburger menu.


More changes include Modern UI popups being in a window too now, which is awesome for desktop users. Improvements to the home tab within File Explorer are also apparent, and OneDrive gets a tonne of new options too. You can now turn off OneDrive on Startup, plus a number of other options for the service.

There’s a few new icons and a whole number of other changes and features which you’ll have to find yourself. Make sure you check out the source link for the complete change log from Microsoft.

The build is being pushed out right now, so get downloading! To do so, open the PC settings app, navigate to Update and recovery > Preview builds > check for updates. Make sure you’re in the fast ring to get the update.