The latest Windows 10 Insider Build 18282 features a new ‘Light Mode’ feature

The Redmond tech giant has a released a new variant Windows 10 Build 18282 for its Insider community to test. The new operating system is a Preview of features Microsoft intends to one day incorporate to its stable version of Windows 10.

This Build 18282 comes with a new twist, to what seems to be an opposite move to the general industry direction. You have probably realized that lately, most tech companies producing either operating system or application software have been including the dark mode. Where the ‘whiteness’ is toned down for a more grey-to-blackish lumination that makes it easy to view in dark rooms and at night.

However, Windows 10 Build 18282 comes with the exact opposite, called ‘Light Mode’ where things are brightened up.

Ever since we introduced the ability to choose between light and dark in Windows 10, we’ve heard feedback asking for a truer separation between the two options,” says Microsoft.

Light Mode, according to Microsoft makes for a complete opposite the dark mode, and thus suitable if viewing the screen in a daylight (very well lit space, possibly even outside). The current version of Light Mode available in the stable version of the OS does not quite make everything lighter, and the new feature will really make them brighter.

Now, if you choose Light under Settings > Personalization > Colors, all system UI will now be light. This includes the taskbar, Start menu, Action Center, touch keyboard, and more…” further explained Microsoft.

However, the proposed new Light Mode will not be the default setting when you upgrade to Build 18282, though it will have its own default wallpaper to match all the ‘lighting up of things.’

Users can activate the Light mode by going to ‘choose your own color’ under the drop-down menu in the Color settings, or by simply setting a new wallpaper.

Other features coming with Windows 10 Build 18282

The Snipping Tool has been improved and will be rolling out to all Window Insiders

The printing screen has been modernized to include support for the new light mode, optional descriptions, and printing icons.

And for those irritating Windows Updates, Build 18282 comes with ‘pause update’ and ‘active hours’ that will give the user better control on how Microsoft pushes updates onto your PC.

There is a disclaimer for all new features we have mentioned above. They are, after all, Insider Build features, which Microsoft is simply testing out, and there is no telling if they will ever get to the Stable version of the OS for the general users.

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