With Windows 10 version 1809 Microsoft has introduced a number of new features and Additions to the OS. Some of these features are SwiftKey integration, improved File Explorer with Dark Theme, Cloud-based Clipboard, Re-designed old Text editor ( Notepad) with Bing Search engine Integration, Many and more improvements on Edge browser, New Snipping Tool, Improved search experience and more. Here let’s take a look Top 5 New features Introduced on Windows 10 Version 1809.
On 02 October 2018, Microsoft revealed the second major Windows 10 update this year. October 2018 Update also know as Windows 10 version 1809 will be available to all Windows 10 users today, and the rollout begins on 09 October via windows update for free. But from today users can force windows update to install windows 10 version 1809 now. Also you can use official windows 10 upgrade assistant and media creation tool to perform manual upgradetion. Also Windows 10 Version 1809 ISO files are available for download you can get it from here.
New improved File Explorer with Dark Theme
With Windows 10 October 2018 update Microsoft is finally bringing Dark theme to File Explorer to match the rest of Windows 10’s dark aesthetic. Not just the background, but the context menu in File Explorer also features dark theme. The file manager will be available in both dark and light themes, matching your PC settings. And users enable/Disable the dark mode in Settings > Personalization > Colors -> Dark Theme. Which applicable in all support applications and interfaces, including in File Explorer.
Cloud Powered Clipboard
Clipboard feature exists on all operating systems but with Windows 10 version 1809 The Clipboard featue getting better and more advanced as Microsoft Added the much awaited cloud-powered clipboard feature. The new clipboard experience in Windows 10 is powered by Microsoft’s cloud technology which means that you can access your clipboard across any PC. Which will be really helpful when you often paste the same content multiple times a day or want to paste across devices.
The experience works just like before, using the Ctrl + C to copy and Ctrl + V to paste. However, now there is a new experience that you can open using the Windows key + V keyboard shortcut that allows you to see your clipboard history. In addition, the experience includes a button to clear all your history or enable the feature if it’s currently disabled.
Your Phone app
With the Windows 10 October 2018 Update Microsoft is also releasing its Your Phone app that designed as a companion app to more closely align Android and iOS devices to Windows 10. Most of the features are Android-only right now, though. You’ll be able to quickly sync photos taken on an Android device, or send and receive text messages with Windows 10 connecting to your Android phone. Currently, Android users get the most benefit, but iPhone owners can send links from the Edge iOS app to open on Edge on your PC.
Microsoft is also integrating your mobile activities into Timeline, feature it rolled out with the April Windows 10 update. Timeline already offers the ability to scroll back, almost film-strip-like, through previous Office and Edge browser activities. Now, supported iOS and Android activities like recently used Office documents and Web pages will show up in the Windows 10 desktop, too.
SwiftKey integration on windows 10
SwiftKey, the popular keyboard solution is finally committing to Windows 10 operating system. The software giant purchased SwiftKey in February 2016, at a time when the company was still committed to Windows 10 Mobile, and ever since then, the company is improving SwiftKey on Android. And now with Windows 10 version 1809 Company explains the new and revamped keyboard experience will give you more accurate autocorrections and predictions by learning your writing style on your Windows 10 device.”
The keyboard includes autocorrections and predictions just like on iOS and Android, and it will power the touch keyboard when Windows 10 devices are used in tablet mode. In other words, SwiftKey is mostly useful to those with a tablet or 2-in-1 device that supports touch keyboard.
Automatic Video brightness feature
An automatic Video Brightness Feature has introduced that automatically adjusts video brightness depending on the ambient light. It uses the light sensor on your device to determine the amount of surrounding light, and then based on a predefined algorithm, it adjusts video brightness in order to improve image quality and make it possible to view objects on the screen even in direct sunlight.
Also In the Display settings, there’s a new Windows HD Color page for devices that can show high dynamic range (HDR) content, including photos, videos, games, and apps.
In addition, the page reports your system’s HD Color capabilities and allows HD Color features to be configured on supported systems. Also, there’s an option to adjust the brightness level for standard dynamic range (SDR) content.
Improved Screen Capture Tool
This tool that already exists in Windows 10 will be improved with a modern experience that works much better for the user. Windows 10 Redstone 5 snipping toolbar can open by pressing the Windows key + Shift + S hotkey. You can select to capture free-form, rectangular or full-screen snapshots.
It will also include an application to edit the capture, add annotations with Windows Ink or text. In this way, Windows 10 will have a more powerful and integrated remodeling and screen capture tool.
Some other changes include
Edge browser improvements: With Windows 10 October 2018 update Microsoft Edge receive a huge number of additional features. A new Redesigned “…” Menu and Settings page has been added for Microsoft Edge for users to easily navigate and allow more customization to put commonly-used actions on front. When clicking on “….” in Microsoft Edge toolbar, Insiders will now find a new menu command like “New tab” and “New Window”.
Media autoplay control that allows control whether a site can autoplay videos on a per-site basis.
Dictionary option integrated in edge browser, that explains individual words when reading View, Books, and PDFs.
line focus feature that lets you improve reading of an article by highlighting the sets by one, three or five lines. And more you can read the complete Microsoft Edge changelog here.
Improved search previews: Windows 10 will bring a new search experience, which removes Cortana as the protagonist and puts a new user interface for the search. 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.
NotePad improvements: Windows Old Text editor ( notepad ) getting huge improvements such as Microsoft Added the Notepad Text Zoom in and Out option, Improved find and replace with the word-wrap tool, line numbers, Bing Search engine integration and more.
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