Hands-on with Windows 10 build 21322 showcasing new features and changes

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Battery Graph 21h

What you need to know

  • We go hands-on with Windows 10 build 21322.
  • Showcasing new changes and improvements over previous builds.
  • Plus a first look at a new battery graph feature coming soon.

Windows 10 build 21322 is now out in the Insider Dev ring for testers to submit feedback. And with it, comes a few notable changes and enhancements that we think warrant a video demo.

Today's build video showcases improvements introduced with the last few Windows 10 builds, including an improved app open animation, a new cloud clipboard pasting option, and an as-yet unannounced new battery graph feature.

We also showcase minor improvements to Microsoft's new Build 21322 is available now in the Insider Dev Channel, although you won't get access to the new battery graph just yet.

Microsoft's current Insider Preview builds in the Dev Channel are no longer tied to any specific future release of Windows 10, but we understand that most of the features currently in testing are intended for Microsoft's big Sun Valley update coming later in the year.

We hear that more features, including larger UX changes, will begin showing up in the Insider Dev Channel in the coming weeks and months. We'll be sure to go hands-on as soon as that happens, but in the meantime, what are your thoughts on the Insider Program? Let us know in the comments.

Zac Bowden
Senior Editor

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

  • Edge just popping open happens with the old animation as well. That seems to be Edge's behavior when opening it maximized, for some reason.
  • Edge for whatever reason, don't respect system animation, at least opening animation isn't being used. It just appears on the screen, worse you get this flashing white before the UI appears. I just checked the non-Dev version of Edge, same thing. This is nothing to do with Insider build, just Edge. As much as I like the new Edge now. They don't always align with Windows and even with Fluent Design language, despite how many times they say they do. The lack of Acrylic and context menu animations to name a few. Windows Timeline were not even supported at all.
  • You have to understand that Edge isn't properly using WinUI, just mimicking it, because it's not yet available to Win32 apps. That's why there are no animations; and they have stated already that they're not bringing acrylic effects to it.
    I don't know if, when WinUI 3 comes out, they'll be able to use some of the elements from it. And I don't know if it would even work on the versions for Windows 7 and 8.
  • Too buggy on my Surface Pro 2017: Your Phone, HP Smart for instance. Went back to 21313 because 21318 had the same issues. I did give feedback. The one good thing is they went back to the full sized floating touch keyboards...at least temporarily. I'm not sure why they ditched them in the first place. Well, I hope the next iteration will be better for me.
  • Edge has become interestingly buggy and word will not open sometimes, not even in safe mode.