Windows 10 preview update comes with faster app animations and more

Windows 10 animations

Microsoft is rolling out a new preview build from the next big
Windows 10 release branch and it comes with multiple
improvements for users. As correctly predicted by our sources,
Windows 10 Build 21277 from the RS_PRERELEASE branch is now
rolling out to the testers as an ‘optional update’.

The biggest highlight of Windows 10 Build 21277 is support for
x64 apps emulation for Windows 10 on ARM PCs. In this preview
build, testers can install x64 apps from the Microsoft Store or
independent websites and run those apps via the built-in
emulator with increased performance.

This build will allow users to run Chrome, Autodesk, Rocket
League and other apps using the new x64 emulation layer.

Faster animations

In case you’ve been wondering, Windows 10 applies animations to
pretty much every corner including menus, notification,
transitions between activities, dialogs, etc.

Windows 10 has always used some hardware acceleration to
improve the animations speed of both desktop and Microsoft
Store apps.

Microsoft has now confirmed that it’s working on a new change
that will make the transition jerk-free. Windows 10 Build 21277
comes with smoother transition feature for the animation that
appears when opening or closing an app window. This change
applies to Edge, Chrome, Store, and other apps.

In addition to faster animations, Microsoft will finally allow
users to remove the built-in snipping tool from the Optional
features page in the Settings

If you use the modern snipping experience, you can now take a
screenshot of your screen and paste it directly into a folder
of your choice in the File Explorer.

Microsoft has also made improvements to the graphs in Task
Manager’s Performance tab and updated the folder logic in Start
Menu’s all apps list to reduce clutter.

Microsoft is currently working on two feature updates –

Windows 10 21H1 (minor update) and 21H2 (major update), but
it’s unclear when these changes will be released to

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