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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Build 16257, with one big unexpected change

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update isn’t too far off being ready for release,
which should mean that the new builds we see are pretty unexciting, with bug fixes and minor improvements the order of the day.

But it appears Microsoft didn’t get that memo, as there’s several big changes in new Build 16257, including one that no one saw coming, and which won’t be visible to most.

The Windows Console (or the Command Prompt if you prefer) is getting a new color scheme in this build. The legacy blue is being tweaked a little to make it more legible, and there are brighter, more vibrant color changes across the whole scheme. Given Microsoft hasn’t updated the console colors in more than 20 years, that’s a big deal.

What’s interesting about this change though is you’ll only see it if you do a clean install of the new build. If you’re just upgrading your existing Insider installation, as per normal, nothing will change. You can find out more about the update here.

Microsoft does plan to release a tool in the near future that will allow users to get the new color scheme without having to perform a clean install, as well as some other alternative schemes. 


That’s not all that’s on offer in this new build though. The Eye Control feature we reported on earlier, which allows people with disabilities to operate an on-screen mouse, keyboard, and text-to-speech system using only their eyes, makes an appearance in this build. To make use of it you’ll need a compatible eye tracker, which is currently limited to select Tobii hardware. 

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Build 16257, with one big unexpected change Microsoft releases Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Build 16257, with one big unexpected change Reviewed by ThankGod Okoye on August 04, 2017 Rating: 5