Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21354 To Dev Channel Windows Insiders

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Microsoft has rolled out Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21354 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. After the installation of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21354, the desktop watermark located at the lower right side will be changed to CO_RELEASE. This is similar to that of the FE_RELEASE branch in October 2020.

Microsoft is planning to prioritize work being done in a specific branch as the Redmond engineers work in development cycles internally. The Windows Insiders will be moved between branches depending upon the requirement. These builds are being treated in the same manner as the RS_PRERELEASE branch releases.

The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21354 has added new personalization options for news and interests on the Taskbar. The new feature has been added based on the feedback gathered from the Insiders. You will view a new “Manage interests” button at the top of the windows when you hover on the weather on your Taskbar.

You will be able to choose the topics you are interested based on your requirements. This will give you a full-page personalization experience. The personalization card will help you to get started with the new feature and will appear for new users.

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The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21354 displays the search box located at the top of the My interests page. You can search for the topics or publishers you would like to follow. It’s also possible to discover interests by navigating over a dozen categories such as news, entertainment, and sports.

When you select a specific topic, you will view more stories about that particular topic inside your feed. However, the stories will display only when they are available. Alternatively, you can manage the topics that you are following by selecting “Followed interests” in the left navigation.

The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21354 has added Tune your feed option available on the left navigation panel on the My interests page. With the help of this feature, you will be able to explore and follow the publishers from our partner ecosystem and pick articles based on your requirements.

You can select your desired publisher and stories to get started with the new feature. You can keep track of the publishers by selecting “Followed Publishers” located on the left navigation. You can also click on the X located on the top right of the card to remove the article and providing feedback from the pre-defined options such as Not interested in this story, Don’t like the source, and Report an issue.

The new personalization experiences are available in the US, UK, India, Canada, and Australia. Microsoft will roll out the new feature to global markets soon. The news and interests module is currently rolled out in a phased manner to Windows Insiders. Hence, it will take some time for the new feature to appear on your PC.

The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21354 brings in improvements to display settings. You can now disable Content Adaptive Brightness Control (CABC) directly in the Display settings by navigating to Settings | System | Display. The main purpose of the CABC is to improve battery performance on PCs with decreased image quality. However, creative professionals have experienced that the decrease in the brightness had affected the image quality.

You will view an option captioned “Change brightness automatically when lighting changes” depending upon your PC. You can navigate to the GPU control panel to find out whether your system supports CABC or not. The latest update has introduced HDR certification and can be located under Settings | System | Display located under “Advanced display settings” option. The HDR certifications of the display will be visible inside the dashboard. Microsoft is rolling out the new feature in a phased manner starting with Dolby Vision and VESA DisplayHDR models.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com

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