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New Windows 10 feature helps improve battery life

Ahead of the upcoming major Windows 10 Creators Update in April, Microsoft is letting the Windows Insider signees test out all the new features and improvements that are expected to roll out to the general public soon.

Last week, the Windows 10 preview Build 15002 dropped an extensive array of new functionalities to the Edge browser, Cortana, Windows Ink, the Start Menu, Settings, and Accessibility, among others.

This week, a new preview build just hit the Insider Fast Ring and it includes more new features that aim to improve Windows 10’s efficiency and performance.

New in Windows 10 Preview Build 15014 is the Power Slider on the taskbar for a quick way to adjust your power settings on the fly. Currently, the power options are still buried deep in the classic Control Panel section. The new power slider will be easily accessible directly from the taskbar without the need for going through multiple settings menus. Hopefully, this easier way of managing Windows 10’s power will help your laptop’s battery performance.

Preview Build 15014 also includes Microsoft’s eBook store, customizable accent colors and a new setting that allows Windows 10 to automatically delete temporary files and items that have been in the Recycle Bin for 30 days.

If you want to take advantage of these early sneak peeks of upcoming Windows 10 builds, you can sign up for Microsoft’s Windows Insider Program.

Important: Be forewarned that Insider builds are beta versions of Windows 10 and can be unstable. We don’t recommend installing them on your main computer. Also, make sure you have a complete backup of your machine before installing any Insider build.

To join the Windows Insider Program, make sure you already have a Microsoft Account, then sign up for the program here.

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