Windows 10 Build 15031 Now Available for Download

Windows 10 Build 15031 Now Available for Download

Developers will be able to build apps that lets media to continually be shown in a small window at the top right-hand corner of the screen, which can't be covered.

This new Compact Overlay feature is available in the latest preview build of Windows released under the Insider Program, build 15031, and is expected to be pushed out to all Windows users with the free Creators Update in April 2017.

Compact Overlay mode is a picture-in-picture type feature that allows you to continue watching a moving or doing video chat while switching to a productivity app like Excel.

To date, all we have seen of Project Neon is a few application previews from certain developers, which seemed to feature much fancier transparency options for the UI, as well as new animations to make everything feel more fluid. Currently, the only universal apps to take advantage of this are Skype Preview and Movies & TV. Microsoft does say, however, that this build has some Bluetooth pairing issues. This feature automatically locks a Windows 10 PC when the user leaves the machine for more than 30 seconds, which the OS determines by detecting the presence of a Bluetooth-paired phone. To enable the feature head to Settings Accounts Sign-in options and check the Dynamic lock box.

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You can read some background about the process of arriving at this new icon over on the Microsoft Design Medium channel.

The feature is now rolling out in preview to Windows Insiders on the fast ring.

Other than that, it's all about bug fixes and performance improvements, and there are plenty of them, and you can check them out in the box after the article. Once it's downloaded a restart will be required to complete the install. If this is any indication, it won't be a major change, but a series of minor updates to make Windows 10's interface a bit more modern.

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