Windows 10 build 9879 screenshots reveal new changes to the taskbar, File Explorer and more

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New screenshots leaked today of an internal build of Windows 10 has revealed a number of new changes and additions to the operating system which we can expect to see in the next public build of the Windows Technical Preview. These new screenshots come from build 9879, which is a fairly recent build.

Build 9879 was compiled around November 2nd, and includes a number of small improvements over the last public Technical Preview build being 9860. According to the screenshots published by IThome, Microsoft is fine tuning certain elements of the UI, as well as adding more options for the user.

One option which users have requested is the ability to hide the Search and Task View buttons on the taskbar. In build 9879, you now have that ability by right clicking the taskbar. The Home area in File Explorer has also seen some additional changes, now with the ability to pin things to the Home area.

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IE11 now has the feedback smilys in the top right hand corner of the window, which allows for submitting feedback directly from IE about IE. In Modern UI apps, the charms bar button drop down menu available in the top left has changed from three dots to the familiar hamburger-style button. It still functions the same, but it now has a more universal look to it.

There are a few smaller changes in this build too, which is to be expected as Microsoft is constantly adding and improving things. Build 9879 isn’t expected to reach the public as it isn’t labeled as a low flight build, however considering the stability of the most recent builds (being 988x), it’s likely that we’ll see a new public preview build very soon.