Microsoft updates screenshot tool for Windows 10 test version test

Microsoft has provided build 17661 of the Windows 10 Insider Preview, codenamed Redstone 5, to testers of the OS. The software includes new features for Screen Sketch, the program to take and edit screenshots.

Screen Sketch has been part of Ink Workspace with Windows 10 so far, but from the next update of the OS, which will be released in September or October, it is a separate app, which must also receive updates via the Microsoft Store. Microsoft is positioning the app to complement a new snipping toolbar. Users can call up that toolbar with the key combination WIN + Shift + S and save the entire screen or part of it as an image to the clipboard.

You will then receive a notification that the image can be edited in Screen Sketch. Also buttons of a stylus can be linked to taking a screenshot. It also works via the Print Screen key and a ‘Screen snip’ button that Microsoft adds to the Action Center.

Also new in build 17661 is that Task View, including Timeline, gets a Fluent Design view and therefore displays a semi-transparent background. Furthermore, Microsoft renames Windows Defender Security Center to simply Windows Security and automatically turns on Focus Assist when a gamer starts a full-screen game. This function ensures that the player is not bothered with notifications.