New Windows 10 preview build already available, features improved snipping and screenshot taking
Yesterday, Microsoft released a new Windows 10 build for the members of the Insider Preview program. Although the Windows 10 April 2018 Update is a massive build that includes a long list of changes and new features, it looks like Windows 10 will get an entirely new tool soon, although one can easily live without it just as well. The name of the tool is Screen Sketch and the update carries the build number 17661.
Although it may seem like a new piece of code to many, Screen Sketch was originally introduced as part of the Windows Ink Workspace, but now it can finally be updated via the Microsoft Store. Even more, compared to its early versions, this app will also support multiple windows and tabs.
In addition to the new Screen Sketch app, those who work with a lot of screenshots also get to enjoy an updated Snipping Tool. In fact, both apps will now work together. This is Microsoft's description: "WIN + Shift + S will now bring up a snipping toolbar – snip a rectangle, something a bit more freeform, or full screen and it will go straight to your clipboard. If that’s all you need, you can take it from there. Want more, though? Immediately after taking a snip you’ll now get a notification that will take you and your snip to the Screen Sketch app where you can annotate and share away!"
In addition to the above, Windows 10 build 17661 also comes with various minor, but noticeable changes, such as Windows Security (a new name for Windows Defender Security), Focus Assist that turns on automatically when running a full-screen game, Sound settings moved to the Windows Settings area, and much more.