Windows 10's File Explorer could get a Dark Theme in Redstone 5

Windows 10's File Explorer could get a Dark Theme in Redstone 5

Windows 10's File Explorer could get a Dark Theme in Redstone 5

The Cloud Clipboard is finally ready for beta testing and Microsoft today in a blog post announced this new feature for Windows 10. The new clipboard experience in Windows 10 is powered by Microsoft's cloud technology which means that you can access your clipboard across any PC.

The Cloud Clipboard is now available in Windows 10 Build 17666 for the Windows Insiders enrolled in the Fast and Skip Ahead rings.

The new Acrylic feature is also there on the list which will add transparency to the transient UI such as pop-up menus. The roamed text on the clipboard is limited to content less than 100kb.

With the release of today's build, though, the Dark Theme looks much nicer in File Explorer and just has a few areas where the shading is off. "This exploit was detected by several AV vendors including Kaspersky, specifically by our generic heuristic logic for some older Microsoft Word exploits", the researchers say.

The other vulnerability is a privilege-escalation flaw in the Win32k element of Windows, which could allow attackers to run arbitrary code in kernel mode - opening the door for them to install programmes, view and delete data or build new user accounts. However, there is no clarity on whether this feature applies to the browser tabs within a specific Set only, or if it will include all tabs in the browser.

Fluent Design System updates have also been deployed. Users can choose whether apps and websites open in a new window or a new tab, and they also can opt to mute a web tab in Sets, like they can do now in Edge.

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 past year and has seen little public engineering attention beyond a skeletal prototype offering in an Insider build last October. At the moment, it is apparent the Redmond-based software creator is reaching out to its Windows developer community to see themselves as Microsoft 365 developers. There is also a list of known issues for Sets and Office for those who are using Office Win32 apps with Sets. As such, Microsoft is blocking some Intel SSDs from installing the April 2018 Update.

Redstone 5 is expected to begin rolling out to mainstream users around October 2018.

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