Computer Know How!
The first thing to note about the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Windows 10 version 1809) is that it is now the Windows 10 November Update, as Microsoft have re-released it on November 16 after putting it on hold for a few weeks while they fixed a bug.
Here are some of the new features & updates you can expect when you apply the update:
- Your Phone App
Let’s Android users view their phone’s photos on their PC and access them with drag-and-drop ease.
Go to Settings > System > Clipboard and toggle on Clipboard history and Sync across devices.
Hit the Windows key and the V key to see your clipboard history, where you can paste any of the items or pin them or delete them.
- Snip & Sketch App
Snip & Sketch is a new app which is replacing the Snipping Tool. In addition to taking screenshots, you can then annotate the image and share it in the cloud.
- Dark Mode
Go to Settings > Personalization > Colors, scroll to the bottom and for Choose your default app mode, choose Dark.
This changes Microsoft apps including File Explorer, Settings and the App Store black.
- Edge Browser updates
Learning Tools: Microsoft Edge is the only browser with Microsoft Learning Tools built-in that help improve reading and focus.
Themes: Select a theme or choose custom colors that work best for you.
Grammar Tools: Identify parts of speech with different colors.
Line Focus: Like a reading ruler, this feature highlights lines of text, which helps focus your eyes and attention.
Offline dictionary. Highlight a word and the definition automatically pops up.
Although none of these features are likely to set the world alight, MIcrosoft still need you to apply the updates to maintain supported status (and to get the important security updates that they release).
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