Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 17040 with Several New Features

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 preview build for the Redstone 4 update coming in the spring, and this time users in the Fast and the Skip Ahead rings are the ones that can give it a try.

Windows 10 build 17040 comes with several new features, including new options in the Settings app where you can adjust the brightness of SDR content on HDR displays.

“Starting with Build 17040, Windows now lets you adjust how bright SDR content appears when running in HDR mode on the desktop. On an HDR capable system, you will see a slider in the ‘HDR and advanced color settings’ page under Settings > System > Display. This is one of the improvements to HDR image quality that we have planned based on feedback from Insiders,” Microsoft explains.

Additionally, Microsoft is also introducing a new section in Settings that allows to configure cursors, pointers, and touch feedback from the Ease of Access category.

Touch keyboard improvements

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.