Windows 10 Build 14342 Available For Download

Miracles do happen! All signs pointed towards Microsoft launching a new build today, but Windows 10 build 14342 unexpectedly started appearing for download for some Insiders late yesterday.

Apparently, the software titan preparing to release this version today, but unintentionally began pushing this build to some users — with the rollout underway, Redmond decided to keep going and make this new version available for everyone.

The company announced the availability of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14342 for PCs yesterday, while confirming that Language Packs will follow today.

This version brings along some nice additions to the platform, including improved extensions support for the Edge web browser along with real-time web notifications. A popular feature has been restored too, the ability to swipe left and right to navigate backwards and forwards through browsing history.

You may recall this being available in the Modern version of Internet Explorer in Windows 8.

As for extensions, all currently installed add-ons will be removed when updating to this new build, and since they are now available in the Windows Store, they can be downloaded easily.

Notifications, as noted above, are now displayed in the Action Center. Clicking or tapping on these web notifications takes users directly to the websites that sent them.

Ubuntu Bash is another feature that has picked up some improvements, and now includes support for non-Latin Windows usernames. The Skype universal app now also comes with a dark theme and options to let users switch between accounts.

Another option that Microsoft has confirmed is the ability to associate apps with websites, and while this build does come with improvements in this regard, there are no applications support this feature.

Check out the entire lists of improvements at the link above, and let us know if you upgrade.

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