Windows 10 Preview adds support for Linux files, and Chrome extension for timeline

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In the latest preview version of Windows 10, Microsoft has added support for Linux files, improved gaming, a new Chrome extension for timeline, and made improvements and fixes for PCs.

These changes are coming with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18342 (19H1) and will be available to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.

One of the most significant changes coming with this version is the addition of Linux files inside Windows apps like File Explorer and VSCode. It will allow users to access Linux files in a WSL distro from Windows.

“Access your files by navigating to \\wsl$\<distro_name>, or see a list of running distributions by navigating to \\wsl$,” explained Microsoft in a blog post.

Improvements have been made to gaming technology in Windows 10 that will allow games to run well with parental controls. The installation process of games has also become stable with a fix made for the game being stuck in ‘Pending’ rather than downloading.

Microsoft has also released an extension that can collect activities from Google Chrome browser and add them to Timeline in Windows. The new Web Activity extension is now available for download in the Chrome Web Store.

To do this, users will just need to login to Chrome extension using Microsoft account, visit any website, and then see the activities appearing on Windows Timeline.

Your Chrome activities will also sync with Timeline on Android devices using the Microsoft Launcher app. Give the new extension a try and let us know what you think in the Feedback Hub. This is just one of many updates inspired by Insiders to make Timeline even better!” added Microsoft.

Also read: Windows File Manager now available for download on Microsoft Store

Additionally, the tech giant has fixed a number of Windows Sandbox issues, improved error reporting in Windows Sandbox, and added ability in the Sandbox to capture hotkeys in full screen. The Windows Light theme will now be referred as Windows (light).

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