On new accounts, Windows 10 splatters fewer icons than in previous versions, and it groups some of them into ready-made folders. Microsoft has long tried to offer different modalities pen, voice, touch, etc. This version introduces support for Microsoft accounts based on a phone number, with no email address required. However, there are still a number of apps and games that come pre-installed, and there are probably some that you don't want to use. With Quiet hours, the feature was either on or off. That's so you aren't using Photoshop or playing a 3D shooter with integrated graphics, while your GeForce chip sits idle, for example, but you can take more control of such decisions.
The translucent texture helps you focus on the login task by moving the actionable controls up in the visual hierarchy while maintaining their accessibility. Improvements in Notepad Restore Unsaved — If you happen to keep notepad open and computer restarts during update, Notepad will re-open automatically after the reboot. Tamper protection settings for Windows Defender Windows Defender Application Guard Windows 10 version 1903 also includes an updated version of Windows Security, which introduces new Windows Defender Application Guard options that allows you to manage access to your camera and microphone while browsing using this security feature for Microsoft Edge. The Indexing Status section shows the items that have been indexed, and the pending items yet to be indexed. This new interface has search categories, a section to return to where you stayed from recent files and the classic search bar of the search. Recent Windows 10 feature updates, such as the April 2018 and May 2019 Windows 10 Updates, add more Pro-specific features.
The 19H1 codename gave us a clue to the release date and possible name, as it suggests the update will be released in the first half of 2019. So, read on to find out all the latest news, features and release date details about the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. But the security is worth it. There are, of course, a number of new and useful features coming your way with Windows 10 April 2018 Update. SwiftKey keyboard Microsoft purchased the keyboard back in 2016. SwiftKey learns your writing style to make better predictions about what you're writing. Over time, depending on how you use the device and based on diagnostic data, the amount of reserved space may increase in the future.
A better Start menu Image: © TechRadar Microsoft has continued to tweak the Start Menu, and the changes it's made in the Windows 10 May 2019 are definitely welcome. Phone calls settings on Windows 10 version 1903 Windows Update In the Windows Update settings page, the available options are not longer links, they are buttons with new icons and descriptions. There are some fresh apps in the Anniversary Update, too. Windows 10 Sandbox makes it possible to run a program or file as if it is inside a different computer. Microsoft has also added over 30 new animated 3D models to Word and PowerPoint for all to use. Dark mode for Microsoft apps Similar to , Windows 10 gets its own dark mode with Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Microsoft had initially set the date of 29 th July, 2017 but the date was extended to 31 st December, 2017 due to previously unknown reasons.
Get it for the flexibility Moving to Windows 10 Professional makes sense for people who could use its more advanced features—and adding more of them, over time, makes it more appealing. Windows 10 Home will suffice for the majority of individual or family users. Sandbox Feature Windows 10 will have an inbuilt Sandbox where you can test any software or run suspicious file in a container. Most importantly, Microsoft is finally using machine learning to. You can now right-click any of those icons or folders to remove them instantly.
There are quite a few more minor updates, not even included in this list, that should help with security, accessibility, and productivity features. If a drive is encrypted, BitLocker will encrypt other files that are added to it. It simply blurs the wallpaper when you are logging into Windows. Power usage in task manager Task Manager has been gradually improving with Windows 10, and now Microsoft will let you see what apps are draining your battery. Accurate Touch Typing You will now be able to type faster and more accurately, as Windows 10 will now detect your typing behavior and dynamically adjust the hit target of each key. Notifications hidden during Full Screen Focus assist has been improved in May 2019 update. Best of all, you can mix and match parts of the Light and Dark theme to get a look that best suits your tastes.
Storage Sense gives users the option to clean up temporary files as well as files in important folders with a single click. Chrome used to offer this option, but now the lords of search advertising think they should decide for you. Touch keyboard key press prediction mockup Also, Windows 10 is making some changes to reduce the number of times in tablet mode where the touch keyboard ends up occluding the text field when docked. This guide was originally published on September 4, 2018, and last updated on May 8, 2019. Now, you have even more control because Windows 10 October 2018 Updates adds a separate control for scaling the size on fonts, but it's not quite where you'd expect to find it in Settings.
Start menu with unpin option for group tiles and folders Feature no longer available When you hover over the navigation pane in the Start menu, after a short period it will now automatically expand. We did the research and , which was an unnecessarily confusing process. Previously, the search box served as an entry point to your day, tapping Cortana to summarize your calendar when you clicked on the empty search box. Under the Use Narrator cursor the Show the Narrator cursor on the screen option has been renamed to Show the Narrator cursor, and the Have the text insertion point follow the Narrator cursor when on editable text option has been renamed to Move my cursor wit the Narrator cursor as Narrator reads text. Playing to its productivity strengths, Microsoft bakes numerous inking improvements into the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. If you must hear the content of a particular tooltip, you need to use the Narrator + 0 command.
The presentation isn't the most straightforward, but it's all there in the app if you want to sift through it. The Read Current character phonetics adds Narrator + 5 twice command to render current character phonetics. Windows 10 Professional offers an option, as our tutorial in. If you click the notification, the Settings app will open in the Troubleshoot page, where you can choose whether to run the recommended troubleshooter or ignore it. The current plan is to have the Windows 10 May 2019 Update roll out at the end of May, as its name suggests, avoiding some of the awkward problems of the last update. The Focus Assist option hides these when you're trying to concentrate, but it's easy to forget to turn it back on or even on in the first place.