Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 build in anticipation of the Redstone 4 update coming in the spring, and just like before, users in the Fast and Skip Ahead rings can give it a try right now.
Windows 10 build 17083 introduces several substantial changes, and one of them is the transition of font settings from the Control Panel to Settings. Microsoft has made it a priority to discontinue the classic Control Panel and make Settings the one destination for all configuration options in Windows 10, and this new build brings the company closer to this goal.
Additionally, fonts are now available in the Microsoft Store as well. While at this point there are only a few of them listed for download, Microsoft says the collection will grow over time with new fonts.
With this new build, Microsoft is also focusing more on improving privacy, and build 17083 is the first version to introduce access to diagnostic data that the company typically collects from a Windows 10 PC.
A new section in Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & feedback allows users to enable a feature called “Diagnostic Data Viewer” and which offers quick access to diagnostic events.
Windows 10 build 17083 comes with Timeline refinements as well, and Microsoft says these are based on feedback received from insiders.
There’s now a new option called “clear all from day” to delete all activities from a specific day, as well as a new setting baptized “Let Windows sync my activities from this PC to the cloud” in order to sync all activities to cloud for cross-device experience.
“Until new users enable this setting, Timeline will only show four days of activities. (If you are upgrading from an earlier WIP flight, you may not see this option as the setting is already enabled.)” Microsoft says.
Quiet Hours is being renamed to Focus Assist with this build, and there are now three modes in the Action Center, namely Set focus assist to priority only, to alarms only, and to off.
Also new in this build is an option to control access to pictures, videos, and documents folder, a feature that we’ve already described a few days ago and which is expected to go live in Redstone 4.
There are several several other changes, improvements, fixes, and known issues in Windows 10 build 17083, and you can find them all in the box after the jump.