Microsoft is today releasing Windows 10 Build 17639 to the Windows Insiders in the Skip Ahead Ring, and build 17639 is from the Redstone 5 update projected to arrive this fall. Windows 10 Build 17639 comes with new changes, major improvements and a long list of bug fixes.
Windows 10 Build 17639 improves the Sets interface with drag and drop tabs support and more. Sets in Windows 10 operating system is a new feature that helps you keep documents, apps, web pages and files connected. In other words, the Sets interface groups and combines multiple apps into one window.
Microsoft is today adding support for drag and drop tabs feature in the Sets windows, you can now drag an app tab within the Sets’ window to combine tabbed apps. It is worth noting that Microsoft Edge within Sets isn’t supported yet but the company is working on this feature. In Build 17639, if you attempt to drag and drop Microsoft Edge into Sets’ window, the browser could crash.
Alt + Tab keyboard shortcut is finally supported by Sets, you can now navigate between the tabbed apps such as OneNote and File Explorer. Microsoft is also adding a configuration page for Sets and it can be accessed via Settings > System > Multitasking. You can easily get two File Explorer windows grouped together for multitasking and Microsoft has also added new keyboard shortcuts such as Ctrl + T to open a new tab when a File Explorer is in focus, and Ctrl + N to open a new window, while Ctrl + W would close the window.
New Bluetooth improvements
While the focus of this build is Sets feature, Microsoft is also making some changes to other important elements of the operating system. Microsoft has added an option to check the battery level of your devices connected via Bluetooth in the Bluetooth & other devices settings.
Improved Windows Calculator
Microsoft is also updating Windows Calculator to version 10.1803.711.0 and it can finally calculate square roots for perfect squares correctly. Microsoft explains that the square root calculation is updated to recognize perfect squares and return the correct value.