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The new features in Build 16257 include a beta of Microsoft's eye-tracking feature, which the company introduced this week, improvements for Microsoft Edge, the Console and Windows Defender Application Guard, as well as support for 3D in Office applications. Support for other Tobii products is in the pipeline, namely the Dynavox PCEye Mini, PCEyePlus, EyeMobile Plus, and I-series.

The current preview build is the ninth of the upcoming Windows Fall Creators Update that is expected to make the touchdown in September. Gleason asked the company in 2014 to work on eye tracking technology because, for most people with ALS, the eyes are the only muscles not affected by the terminal illness.

The Insider Preview also includes a view goodies for those less interested in Eye Control.

Windows Console: The new build of Windows 10 has also accompanied new color scheme for the Windows console. A few visual improvements have been made to the Edge browser in line with Microsoft's new Fluent Design language. This is a top priority we are focused on at Microsoft - to deliver streamlined platforms, readily available to all classrooms, so teachers spend less time focused on technology and more time doing what they love: "inspiring students". The latest preview build also allows participants of both the Windows Insider and Office Insider programs to incorporate 3D objects into their Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. That is what Tobii was initially developed for in fact.

"To interact with the UI for "Eye Control", simply look at the UI with your eyes until the button activates". You'll need a compatible eye tracker so that you can accomplish tasks normally done with a mouse and keyboard. It will also feature predictive text.

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We have just received on of these trackers today to try out the eye tracking features of Windows 10 as they develop.

Setup requires that you install the Tobii's Core eye tracking hot fix release and run calibration after installation.

If you are a Windows Insider and an Office Insider you can get access to 3D support in Office apps. As for launching this on stable Windows version has not been decided yet. Some colors in the console were designed for PC screens 20 years ago.

Background preparation of the WDAG container has been optimised to improve its launch time.

As always, make sure you check the known issues for PC on the official Windows Blog before you run the update.

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