Windows 10 10041 allows you to pin favorite settings to the Start menu

Yesterday, Microsoft pushed out a new build of Windows 10 to Insiders that contains several new features like transparency for the Start menu. While many of the updates were also present in build 10036 that leaked, if you look deep enough, there are a few new updates too.

One of the new features is the ability to pin a setting to the Start menu. If you take a look at the image at the top of this post, you will see that there is a thumbtack next to the search bar. If you click the thumbtack, the icon will change to a 'pinned' icon and it will add the shortcut into the Start menu on the side where the tiles appear at the bottom.

Also, this feature is quite unstable, by turning pins on and off, this action has caused the Settings app to crash multiple times.

Even though pinning to the Start menu is helpful, it would make a lot of sense if a shortcut were to be pinned to the Settings landing page too. If you open the Settings app, there is a lot of unused whitespace where the pins could be located on the landing panel.

This is another small feature that is coming with Windows 10 when it is released sometime this summer. If you happen to find any new features in build 10041, make sure to send us a tip.

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