What’s New with the Windows 10 Update?

What’s New with the Windows 10 Update?

Microsoft has introduced the latest version of it's Windows operating system. As of 2019, it's the first major update of Windows 10 and the updated features are worth taking note of.

Find out what to expect and how these features can help you be more productive today.

So, what is different?

Light theme

If Windows 10’s dark mode is just too dark for you, then get ready for the new light mode. The light mode can be activated on your Windows 10 computer by tweaking the Colors settings.

In the Settings app, click on Personalization > Colors, then select the Light option from the “Choose your color” drop-down menu. Another option is that you can enable light mode by changing your PC’s Themes settings. In the Settings app, by clicking on Themes > Windows (light).

A cleaner Start menu

The May 2019 Update features an easier to view and less cluttered Start menu. Instead of two default columns, the tiles and shortcuts are now arranged in just one accessible column.

In addition, for those using a new Windows computer or user account, the number of pinned apps on the Start menu has been reduced and grouped together in a single section. This way, you can quickly unpin all of them without having to remove tiles one by one.

Access to uninstall built-in apps

Have you been annoyed by built-in applications that cannot be deleted? Paint 3D, Groove Music, and Mail are just some of the built-in applications that can now be uninstalled from your Windows 10 device.

To uninstall one of these apps, go to the Start menu and right-click on the app’s shortcut and select Uninstall. If you change your mind, don't fret. The app is always available for free from the Microsoft Store.

Separate Cortana and search box

The May 2019 Update separates Cortana from the search box. The Windows 10 digital assistant now has its own icon on the taskbar. The search icon keeps it's original place right next to the Start menu. Settings and group policies for these two functions have also been split up.

The separation means you can use the search box for text queries and Cortana for voice queries. Previous Windows 10 versions showed Cortana every time a user clicked the search box. The new search interface also lists your most used apps as well as recent files and activities along with options to filter search results by apps, documents, email, and web results.

Automatic backup for folders

Backing up your folders has never been easier with Windows 10’s new OneDrive option. You can now specify which folders you’d like to automatically sync to Microsoft’s cloud file storage service. To enable this option, click the OneDrive icon on the right side of the taskbar, then go to More > Settings. On the AutoSave tab, click Update folders and choose the folders you’d like to automatically sync.

Space for updates

Installing the latest updates ensures that you get the most out of your Windows 10 device.

When updating your PC, these files will be automatically deleted to free up space for downloading the update files. Note that reserved storage depends on other features and languages installed on your computer. If there are more of such on your system, more space will be reserved for temporary files.

For more information on the latest Windows 10 updates and features, give Cavu Networks a call today.