Windows 10 Team is rolling out insider Preview Build 17083 which brings a lot of new features including Font Settings and Fonts in the Microsoft Store, Diagnostic Data Improvements, Timeline Improvements, Windows Shell Improvements, Windows App Permissions, and more. The first two are probably one of the biggest changes in this version which will make it to the RS4, but here is a bummer, Quite Hours is being renamed to Focus Assist!!
Font Settings and Fonts in the Microsoft Store
The news of this came in last week, and probably after 3 major updates, Fonts now have left from the classic UI to a UWP UI as it is going to be available right in the Settings App. You can also download new fonts from the store, and get a life preview of how it will look, especially when you are resizing, and web developers can also check on OpenType variable fonts in a separate variable-font details page that allows you to explore the continuous, variable-design capabilities of the font.
Diagnostic Data Improvements
Windows 10 will be more transparent on how it collects the data, which data is being collected, and how Microsoft is using it. This is all made possible through a dedicated Privacy Dashboard. You will be able to change the privacy settings to opt-out of certain things and check your Microsoft Account privacy settings as well.
- Now you can delete everything from a given hour or day from the context menu. The option is available when you are in the default view, you will see a new “clear all from day” option when right-clicking on an activity. It is also possible to clear something from an hour if you clicked “see all” to see activities for just one day after confirming.
- You can choose to sync your timeline across devices. You will need no enable this from the settings app or you can enable it via an option provided at the bottom of the timeline.
Windows Shell Improvements
I personally don’t like it, but seems Microsoft is renaming it because it’s going to be more than just Quiet Hours. It will now be called as Focus Assist. You can now also switch between the three Focus Assist modes by right-clicking the Action Center icon in the taskbar.