In Redstone Update 5 scheduled for fall:
Microsoft Edge, the default browser for Windows 10, will also block autoplay media in the planned Redstone 5 update for the fall.
The change was announced as part of the release of the Windows 10 preview build 17692, but is not yet available for the Insiders. Indeed, Microsoft corrected his announcement by explaining that the feature will be included in a planned future forecast in the coming weeks.
Here is what the Windows editor has marked: “Check if the media can be played automatically: A common element of Insiders’ comments about Microsoft Edge is that you want more control over autoplay videos. In this release, we added a new setting in Microsoft Edge to allow you to control whether sites can run the media automatically. You can find a preview of this setting under “Advanced Settings”, “Allow sites to automatically play media”.
With regard to Microsoft Edge rivals, Google Chrome already offers such features since version 66. Mozilla is currently developing similar features for the Firefox browser, although no availability date has been communicated.
SwiftKey arrives on Windows
SwiftKey gives you more accurate autocorrections and predictions by learning your writing style – including words, phrases and emoji that interest you. It is available for Android and iOS, and on Windows 10 from the current build. Microsoft says SwiftKey will now boost the typing experience on Windows using the touch keyboard to write in English (United States), English (United Kingdom), French (France), German (Germany), Italian (Italy) , Spanish (Spain), Portuguese (Brazil) or Russian.
Improvements to WebDriver
Microsoft announced that as of this release, Edge is supporting WebDriver, a new W3C standard that defines a common technology for browser automation.
The feature has been added to the current Edge version of the build released to Insiders and will therefore be available generally from next fall.
WebDriver technology will replace existing tools such as Selenium, used by some applications and server software to automate browser interactions, such as the capture of web pages, click automation, automatic form filling, and more.
Microsoft has also made WebDriver Edge a “Feature On Demand,” which means that Windows will update WebDriver-related files through the usual Windows Update mechanism, keeping Edge automation support always up-to-date.
Improvements to the gamebar
Audio controls. Change your default audio output device and disable or adjust the volume of games and applications running.
Performance visualizations. See the framerate rate (FPS) of your game, CPU usage, use of VRAM GPU and use of system RAM.
Improvements to the mixed reality of Windows
From this version, you can stream audio simultaneously to the PC’s headphones and speakers.