During this one-hour webcast, my colleague Nic Fillingham and I will walk you through the changes in this feature update, the logic behind them, and, most importantly, how to use these improvements to speed up your deployments and more easily manage your devices. Speaking of Cortana, she will be separated from the system search box, so when you tap the circular icon, the voice assistant will start listening. While OneDrive does a great job syncing Office documents and personalization settings, and Skype is a very rich communication tool, there's still some work for Microsoft to do in integrating them with Windows 10. A summary of new features is below. Do check for updates, install latest updates, reboot and check your version with 'winver' command.
In the automatic video choice, you can designate someone in your video as the Star. Good examples include Fluent Design's appearance in several stock apps, updated Family controls, and new Photos app features. As mentioned, the April 2018 Update added a Tap to Ink feature that lets you instantly start writing in any text field. You can now hit Windows key-Shift-S to select a section of the screen that will be sent to the clipboard. OneDrive still boasts the very useful Fetch capability: If you enable this, you can browse any folders remotely form OneDrive's web interface. One of the coolest inking capabilities is the pen keyboard.
Starting with 19H1 , when your device has an update requiring a reboot including new builds released , you will see the Power button in the Start menu with orange indicator alerting you to restart your device. Extension support came to Edge with the Anniversary Update, but now its extensions are more capable and somewhat more abundant. Another interface feature I've come to cherish is File Explorer's Quick Access section. Edge Web Browser Gets Sharper The Edge web browser that comes with Windows 10 is fast and standards-compatible, and it offers unique tools like Set Aside Tabs, Web Notes for marking up and sharing webpages , a clean ad-free Reading mode, and a built-in Cortana search sidebar via right-click. If neither option is available, follow the additional steps provided in the pop-up window that appeared after you chose Check for Updates.
All of your applications are verified by Microsoft for security and performance. The Internet Connections troubleshooter can find no problems either. The Set Aside icon at top left lets you send the currently open group of tabs to the background. When you are asked to enter a key during the install, click Skip button. I have not tested it yet, but it sounds like it should work and achieve what you are trying to do.
Step 2: Run Media Creation Tool as administrator. The Windows Ink Workspace offers sticky notes with extra smarts , as well as Sketchpad and Screen Sketch options. Click update and the update will begin downloading and installing. In all, I counted 23 such stock apps and utilities. Still, the app isn't as powerful as the Office 365 desktop version and still has some quirks, though I must admit that it's now good enough to be my everyday work email client. Double-clicking the pen button or choosing Screen Sketch from the Ink Workspace snaps a screenshot of your desktop and opens it in Sketchpad so you can annotate and draw on top of it with any of the aforementioned tools.
I find this a great convenience at the end of the day, when I just want to tell the computer to shut down, rather than tap more keys. For consumers, the Defender Settings panel offers an option for protection against ransomware, with the Controlled folder access option. I installed version 1809 the first day it was available and it has worked perfectly ever since. You can even install apps to external memory—something tablet users will appreciate. Any one had similar issues? It also prevents your own internet service provider from collecting your browsing data to profile you.
Because you create it directly in our service, you can access it from all your devices. This is a technologically cool feature, but it will only be of interest to owners of tablets and convertibles like the , the Surface Book, or the. When searching log files, SetupDiag uses a set of rules to match known issues. The e-book reader and store functions once included with the browser will be discontinued as of July 2019, Microsoft announced. You would need to jump back into your Group Policy setting.
When I created a movie based on a recent weekend trip, the video's recipients were impressed with the results. If you don't have a touch screen, the same functionality is possible with a mouse. You can turn off the feature's icon if you don't expect to use it. Type the following commands in the Command Prompt for this. Acceptance to the Windows Store also means an app has been vetted by Microsoft for security.
Microsoft pulled this feature from Preview versions prior to the 1809 release, and the project seems on hold for now. You can chat with someone or call the company's support line. To make it available, we need to collect the content of that file to send it to storage, show it to you in storage, and make it ready for you to download again. So, for example, you can have icons for File Explorer, Downloads, Documents, and so on appear right above the start button. Info on flight status for such notes appears at the bottom of the sticky.
You can also use third-party biometric login devices, such as the Eidon Mini fingerprint reader, and a wristband from Nymi that identifies you by your unique heartbeat signature. AdBlock and Adblock Plus are also in the store, but I find those less effective. Family settings like site blocking now take effect across Windows, Xbox, and mobile Microsoft apps such as its Android Launcher and Edge browser. You can use Cortana from the lock screen—useful for things like playing a music playlist, asking about the weather, or asking for points of information. This feature automatically removes temp files and downloaded installers.