Windows 10 Preview Build 17035 Adds Near Share Function, Edge Improvements

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Near Share allows PCs which are near each other to share files (or web links) via Bluetooth, so there’s no need to bother with clunkier solutions like putting the file on a USB stick.

We’re getting off to a slow start with Redstone 4, but Microsoft has just released a new build to the Fast ring and it is chock full o’ new features. You can simply click on the audio icon to mute a tab in question; clicking it again will restore audio.

The Windows 10 users have been waiting for the Mute Tab option to be made available for some time now, and finally the company has obliged the Windows Insiders by releasing the option in the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build. Moreover, default apps such as Photos, Microsoft Edge, and File Explorer will have a Share icon that gives wireless transfer access with one click.

There are some additional feature enhancements, including a new Mute-a-Tab feature in Edge and support for saving EPUB books. You can limit the bandwidth that’s used in manually started downloads. Head on over for a preview of how sound settings are moving out of the legacy Control Panel and into the Settings app. New sections on Display, Audio, Speech Recognition and Eye control (beta) have been added to group related settings.

Microsoft also is enabling testers with 17035 to shop for Surface hardware through the Microsoft Store (the app formerly known as Windows Store). However, Microsoft said that eye control functionalities are not enabled in this build, but they are coming soon. If you’re using the (also touch-based) handwriting panel, you should see a new button layout and animations on the panel.

Activate Near Share in the Quick Settings Pane.

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