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Windows 10 Search Mode
Windows more advanced features – Speaking of research, Windows 10’s integrated search now offers more options. Go to Settings> Search to find them.
In the Permissions and History section, you will find options for filtering explicit content in web search results and content for searches from linked Microsoft accounts. However, the most interesting options can be found on the Windows Search tab.
Here you can select a new advanced search mode. Prior to this, Windows 10 only looked for file libraries and the desktop, where files are often stored. But if you choose this option, Windows Search will scan the entire computer. This is a useful option if you don’t store files in libraries or are just looking for everything.
Apparently, the Windows 10 May 10 update is missing many core features. Most of the changes are changes to existing tools. Below we describe some of the more important ones.
Spectrum speed correction
The grisly Specter and Meltdown exploits were a big topic in 2018. These issues have caused many computers to run slower, but the latest update claims to have improved through optimizations.
Time will tell if it matters.
Improved game bar
Windows 10 Game Bar is a utility that brings together many useful gaming options in one place. In the latest edition of Windows 10, it received an update. Now you can manage Spotify music from the game bar and also create memes.
Remove other default apps
Uninstall other Windows 10 apps
One of the first steps most people take with a new system is to uninstall Windows 10 redistributor apps. With the May 2019 Update, you can uninstall more apps than previously allowed. Now you can send mail, calendar, movies and TV and other applications.
Some of them still won’t be removed in the same way as Microsoft Store and Edge. But the ability to uninstall multiple apps that you will never use is a welcome change.
Login without password
Now you can create a Microsoft login without a password. By providing your phone number, Microsoft will send you a passcode every time you sign in. You can use this method to log into Windows 10 and then use a Windows Hello authentication method such as PIN or fingerprint for future logins. This is supposed to combat password theft, so we’ll see if it gets more widespread.
Refinements in the Start menu
A minor change that only affects new installations or accounts is a cleaner Start menu. It has fewer tiles making it less cluttered. You can now also unblock card groups, allowing you to remove all the hated ads at once.
October 2018 update
If you’re still using an older version of Windows, here are the most interesting features added in the October 2018 Update (version 1809).
After the failed Windows Phone platform, Microsoft adopted Android (and iOS to a lesser extent) with apps and cross-platform compatibility with Windows. The Your Phone app in Windows 10 brings even more.
It lets you send text messages and access photos on your Android phone (7.0 or later) right from your PC. You can even drag a photo from your phone to your computer to open it in the app. IPhone users don’t have all of these features, but they can send web pages from their phone to their computer.
While you have many third-party Android and Windows connectivity options , more and more integrated tools are always welcome.
The basic capture tool handles the needs of simple screens, but lacks functionality for advanced users. In the October update, you can take a look at the new Snip & Sketch tool as a replacement.
Press Win + Shift + S to display the window and take a screenshot. At the top, you can switch between the rectangle and freeform capture modes, or take a photo in full screen mode. Once an area is acquired, it is immediately available on the clipboard.
Click on the notification you received and you can make basic changes to your screenshots, such as drawing and cropping. From there, you can save it, copy it to the clipboard, or open it in another application for further editing.
Windows 10 Snip Sketch (Windows more advanced features)
File manager dark theme
Dark Windows 10 file manager
Windows 10 included a dark theme for some time, but previously it was limited to app stores. Now by enabling Dark mode in Settings> Personalization> Colors, even your Explorer will turn dark.
It’s not surprising how macOS Mojave’s dark mode is, but it’s a welcome option if you love dark themes or use your computer a lot at night. Enabling this also makes the right click menu in File Explorer and on a dark desktop.
Improved HDR support
Windows HD color
As 4K monitors with more powerful display options become mainstream, Windows 10 makes it easier to enable HDR if you have compatible hardware. In the past, Windows 10 supported HDR, but it was not always convenient to configure it.
You can now go to Settings> System> Display and click on Windows HD Color Settings to adjust HDR. You can see if your connected screens support HDR and can customize them if so.
Improved start menu search
Search preview in Windows 10
The Start Menu Search feature has always been a quick way to find apps, files, settings, and more on your PC. With the latest update, it’s even easier to get the content you want quickly.
When you search for something, a preview pane will appear in the menu showing the top results for your search. This could be Bing web search results, options like open as administrator if you’re looking for software, or document previews in Windows more advanced features.
Clipboard improvements and timing
The new clipboard shortcut in Windows 10 lets you copy and paste to all devices without additional apps. Press Win + V and you will see a new clipboard window.