Before the October 2018 Update, you could get a dark Start menu, Taskbar, Action center, Settings app, and Store. You can download and install Windows 10 version 1809 by following any of the methods outlined below. At an event in New York yesterday, Microsoft not only unveiled and a new noise-cancelling headset, but it also announced that the next version of Windows 10, the October 2018 Update, would be immediately available. Second, you can sync your clipboard across your other Windows devices. For example, in single-app Assigned Access mode, you can set up Edge to always display a specific website in full-screen mode for use on a digital sign or set up a public browsing mode with minimal features available for a public browsing kiosk. Also: You have two options: First, you can opt into the , instead of the Semi-Annual Channel Targeted.
In fact, based on historical trends, it will take several months for that update to reach the full installed base. And speaking of hardware, the first generation of graphics cards with native raytracing support is already available and. This ability to update at night when plugged in and not on battery power will help hide update activity and minimize user disruption from updates. Hopefully, these will one day be able to eliminate passwords. New and potentially improved screenshot tool Windows 10 October 2018 Update introduces a new way to take screenshots. For comparison's sake, it took more than six weeks for the , or about 36 percent of the then-current installed base, and that was a record pace. Its sports clear tiles for Apps, Settings, Documents, Photos, and Web.
I don't mean to sound alarmist, but hackers target Windows with greater frequency than other platforms for the simple fact that they get more bang for their buck. There, you'll see the details for the currently installed version and build. Read on for our picks for the best new features in Windows 10 October 2018 Update. My biggest complaint is that each screenshot opens another instance of the app. Microsoft Edge is now an everyday browser Many initially characterized Edge in the same way they saw Internet Explorer: as a vehicle to download Chrome or Firefox, then ignore forever.
And you feel that installing updates lies somewhere between inconvenient and laborious. You can sort by each column to see your most power-hungry processes. Algorithms reference was not correctly loaded on. Make text bigger across Windows 10 Windows 10 now lets you increase the text size you see in apps across the whole operating system now. This clipping tool appears when you press Windows+Shift+S to open it.
Screen Sketch, previously bundled in Windows Ink, is now a separate app that can take screenshots and provide options to annotate them. If you use a laptop or a tablet, make sure that its power cord is plugged in. With the October 2018 Update, the native app within Windows is receiving the—and, quite frankly,. I have no evidence yet that Microsoft's new predictive model for scheduling updates is working, but I also have no evidence to the contrary. These columns are designed to help you understand which apps and services on your system are consuming the most power. Read more about business features like Web Sign-in and Fast Sign-in in. Given that is officially running on more than 700 million monthly active devices, that mass upgrade won't take place overnight.
The installation takes around 30 minutes but it could be longer as the entire process depends on your hardware and internet speeds. Assuming, that is, that you're running a business edition of Windows 10. This should encourage antivirus developers to adopt protected processes. After verifying the download, the assistant will start preparing the update process automatically. 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.
Its virus and threat protection has been improved, and made more understandable in the redesigned Fluent interface. This enables more granular control of your inking and typing personalization data by managing it separately from your online speech recognition data. With each update, Microsoft patches known security vulnerabilities. Microsoft is addressing one obstacle to large Windows 10 rollouts with a new x64-only option coming this month. We are now enabling each new account on a device to personally tailor the main privacy settings, instead of only the initial user who sets up the device.
If you do nothing, the new feature update will eventually download and install automatically, based on your Windows Update settings. However, is available for both iPhone and Android users. A good argument can be made for delaying an update for a few days or weeks to make sure Microsoft is able to iron out all the kinks. This notification only appears the first time an app is stopped from accessing your microphone. Because true-to-life lighting is a natural consequence of raytracing, DirectX Raytracing will allow games to get much closer to crossing the uncanny valley, allowing developers to blur the line between the real and the fake.
New policies can control full-screen mode, printing, saving browser history, the home button, and whether users can override security certificate errors. Behind me is a dark figure, face covered, his only identifying feature a large white M on the back of his hoody, who is gently but firmly pushing me in…. Skype also now lets you record calls, integrates with To-Do to create tasks, offers encrypted calls and messaging, and lets you customize your chat bubbles. Just tap a text area, and you can write in it with your pen. You can access a full history of your clipboard by using the Windows + V keyboard shortcut, and this will sync clipboard data across all your Windows 10 devices.
By leveraging machine learning we were able to safely rollout quickly, and as a result the April 2018 Update is now the most widely used version of Windows 10. The October 2018 Update is a pretty big release with a bunch of new features and improvements for Windows 10. Conversely, if you'd prefer to hold off for a few months, you can defer the upgrade by up to a year, but only if you're running a business edition of Windows 10. The new utility, which takes over from the Snipping Tool, pops up a window in the lower-right corner after you use Shift-Windows key-S to take a screenshot, asking if you want to mark up the screenshot. .