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Microsoft's Windows 10 'Redstone 5' build introduces cloud clipboard

Microsoft's Windows 10 'Redstone 5' build introduces cloud clipboard

Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update starting rolling out to the general public on April 30 but has since been halted for some users.

Also arriving in the preview build are some additional hints of Microsoft's Fluent Design System such as the acrylic title bar in Sets. If you're running Insider build 17666, turning on Windows 10's dark theme will enable it across all the apps and system UI that support it, including File Explorer. It's not exactly everyone's favorite browser, but in theory other apps should be able to do so by sending your data to the Microsoft Graph. You can find it here. Now, Windows will save text and files to the cloud, so you can cut from one device and paste into another (that you're signed into).

After the "Your Phone" presentation, some developers and consumers wanted to know the status of the similar functioning Cloud Clipboard feature, especially since it was announced during Build previous year and has seen little public engineering attention beyond a skeletal prototype offering in an Insider build last October.

As I noted above today's build also includes a number of enhancements to the Sets window-management feature. Be it YouTube, Apple for iPhone and iPads, and Microsoft's dark mode for Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update. Currently, within Sets, typing Alt+Tab flips back and forth between apps. The new cloud-based Clipboard is viewable with the shortcut keys WIN + V and can be accessed across any PC with this build of Windows or higher.

After a ton of feedback, Microsoft states, a dark theme is finally making its way to Windows 10 and will initially be available on File Explorer, File Explorer context menu, and Common File Dialog menu.

Microsoft has added support to Windows line endings (CRLF) during Build 2018 and this new version brings support for Macintosh line endings (CR) and Unix/Linux line endings (LF).

"Browser bugs are again in the spotlight with 17 critical- and seven important-rated browser vulnerabilities patched this month", wrote ZDI researchers in the company's Patch Tuesday commentary. All you need to do is highlight a word or phrase, and right-click.

There is also a notable fix for a vulnerability in Exchange server you may want to review and deploy as well. Microsoft said the search window will now open wider to allow a broader range of content to display.

Updates helping you support the Fluent Design System so that you can create immersive, deeply engaging experiences with Microsoft's updated design language.