Here’s what’s new with Windows 10 build 15042, EPUB and Flash improvements

Kareem Anderson

Windows 10 Creators Update

Looks like the Windows team wants to go into the weekend offering eager Fast Ring Insiders a little present in the form of build 15042 for PCs. As with all builds, here are a list of items for Insiders to look out for after downloading and installing the latest build.

What’s new in Build 15042

New Cortana animation in OOBE (PC): We know how much you love animations, so we wanted to share with you our updated Cortana persona that you’ll see when you land on the Cortana page in OOBE:

Cortana intro Cortana speaking Cortana Outro
Prompt to enable Flash in Microsoft Edge (PC): Back in Build 15002, we introduced click-to-run Flash by default in Microsoft Edge, for better security and performance across the Web. In today’s build, we’ve added a new dialog in the URL bar to make it clearer when Flash content has been blocked. Just click the puzzle icon to allow Flash once or every time you return to the same site.

Improved reading experience with Microsoft Edge: You loved the new Edge reading experience and gave us a TON of feedback. Here are some we implemented:

  • When reading a locally saved EPUB book in Microsoft Edge on PC, a book icon will now be used in the place of the previous generic in the tab bar.
  • If you switch pages while an EPUB book is being read aloud in Microsoft Edge, the reader will now jump to that new location in the book.
  • If you’ve changed the read aloud settings when reading an EPUB in Microsoft Edge, those settings will now be preserved for subsequently opened books.

There seem to be lots of tweaks and improvements to Edge for those using the underdog web browsers.

Happy downloading, Insiders!