Microsoft added a new "light theme" for Windows 10 through preview build 18282, which it released today. Wasn't Windows 10 already light? Microsoft has typically argued that this faster update release pace is necessary, both for innovation purposes and for ensuring security. This re-release follows incidents that Michael Fortin, a corporate vice president at the Windows team, classified as "a small but serious issue", otherwise known as data loss.
On the Windows Update side, Microsoft has made two changes to Pause Updates and Intelligent Active Hours. It appears that the updates didn't end there as the Windows maker has also rolled out a cumulative update to those testing Windows 10 19H1. The update was originally released in October, but the company was forced to pull it from its servers after some users found that it was causing files on their computers to disappear and data to be lost. Microsoft is also bringing in a brand new system wallpaper to better match the aesthetics of the light theme.
The update is set to be released soon on Windows 10 PCs.
"For those advanced users seeking to install the update early by manually using "Check for updates" in settings, know that we are slowly throttling up this availability, while we carefully monitor data and feedback".
The Settings app now has separate options for "Default Windows mode" and "Default app mode". Microsoft has taken note to the feedback provided by users who use the narrator and have chose to turn this feature off by default.
Even a multi-element detection process will miss issues in an ecosystem as large, diverse and complex as Windows. That date gave users slightly more than 18 months of support. Be careful and think twice about installing them on a device you rely on for something important.