windows 10 1903 features

Windows 10 version 1903 May 2019 update released for everyone. After testing a number of a new features on the 19H1 development branch Microsoft has made them public with the latest windows 10verion 1903. And all compatible devices connected to Microsoft server receive the feature update for free. This is the seventh feature update that adds a long-awaited light theme to Windows 10, along with changes to the UI, Windows Sandbox, and a separated Cortana search blank, among other improvements. Here in this post we have detailed the best features introduced on Windows 10 may 2019 update.

Note: If you are still running Windows 10 1809, you can follow the instructions from here to upgrade the latest Windows 10 version 1903.

Windows 10 1903 Features

Now come to the topic, Here are the Best New and Notable Features in Windows 10 Version 1903

New Light Theme For Desktop


Microsoft has introduced the brand new light theme for the latest Windows 10 1903, which brings lighter colors for the Start menu, Action Center, taskbar, touch keyboard, and other elements that didn’t have a true light color scheme when switching from the dark to light system theme. This gives the entire OS a clean and modern feel, and the new color scheme is available in Settings > Personalization > Colors and selecting the Light option under the “Choose your color” drop-down menu.

Windows Sandbox

Windows Sandbox Feature

Microsoft adding a new feature to Windows 10 1903 called “Windows Sandbox,” which gives users the ability to run untrusted applications in an isolated environment without harming their device. This is a great feature for those who want to run a program that they’re not so sure about, without putting their entire system at risk. Once you finish using the app, closing the session will delete everything automatically.

The company says Windows Sandbox works very efficiently using an integrated kernel scheduler, smart memory management, and virtual graphics.

Windows sandbox feature uses hardware virtualization and the Microsoft Hypervisor technology to create a lightweight environment (using around 100MB of space) to install and run an untrusted application. It’s a virtualized environment, but you don’t need to create a virtual machine manually.

The new feature will be available for Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise, and it can be enabled using the Turn Windows Features On or Off experience, and enabling the Windows Sandbox option. Read How to enable Windows Sandbox on Windows 10.

Separate Cortana and Search

Microsoft is breaking Cortana and Search into two separate experiences in the taskbar. As a result, when you start a Search, you’ll notice an updated landing page with better spacing to show recent activities and most recent apps, adding light theme support with some subtle acrylic effect over all the search filter options.

And clicking the Cortana button, you’ll access the experience directly into the voice assistant.

Start Menu improvements

Microsoft also tweaked the windows 10 start menu, which has been updated with Fluent Design improvements, and the Power button in the Start menu now shows an orange indicator if the installation of an update is pending.

If you clean install the update, create a new account or buy a new device, you will notice a simplified default Start layout (see above image). The company says that this simplified Start layout is part of an ongoing effort to enhance your Start experience

Starting with version 1903, the Start comes with its own separate StartMenuExperienceHost.exe process that should result in reliability improvements and better performance

7 GB Reserved Storage

Here another controversial feature that Windows 10 May 2019 Update brings is that it will now reserve 7GB of space on your hard drive which will be used to store temporary files.

Company says

The idea is that this will make downloading Windows 10 updates easier in the future, and will prevent people from experiencing an error where an update fails to install due to lack of space.

Pause updates for 7 days

Pause updates for 7 days

Windows 10 allows you to delay automatic updates in Professional and Enterprise licenses. But there was no such delay option for home users, the latest windows 10 1903 now allows “Pause updates for 7 days”. The company added the “Pause updates for 7 days” option right at the top of the list of options in Windows Update Settings.

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