What To Expect In Windows 10 Feature Update 1809

Windows 10’s feature update 1809 was rolled out on October 2 but was stopped on October 6th after some major problems. It was re-released on November 13 and is being sent to Windows 10 users in phases, so it might be some time before you see it arrive on your computer. It is the company’s sixth feature update since Windows 10 was released in 2015.

Here is a look at the most notable new features can expect to be seen for improving user experience:

Clipboard History and Cloud Sync
The new Clipboard can keep multiple clips, store clips permanently, let you preview clips and choose which ones to paste into a document, and share clips across Windows 10 devices.
*To enable this feature: Go to Settings > System > Clipboard and toggle on both Clipboard history and Sync across devices.
*To copy to the Clipboard highlight what you want to copy and press Ctrl + C, or use an application’s menu, such as Insert > Copy in Office applications. Another way would be right-clicking an image on the web and selecting Copy Image from the menu that appears.
* To view Clipboard history, hit Windows key + V.
* To clean off the Clipboard, clips can be deleted individually or deleted all at once.
Dark Mode for File Explorer
With 1809 users will get a more unified dark color scheme throughout the OS when you opt to turn it on. Enabling it can be done by going to Settings > Personalization > Colors and select Dark under the Choose your default app mode section.

Edge Improvements
Edge includes a new sidebar Options menu for organizing Favorites, Reading list, and History. There are also improvements to Edge’s built-in PDF Reader and several other performance improvements. Edge users will now be able to stop autoplay videos, music, and other media.

Enlarged Text Option
1809 users will have an easier way to make things larger by simply going to Settings > Ease of Access > Display. Use the slider to adjust the size of the text, and hit Apply

Screen Snip Tool Change
The favorite Screen Snipping Tool will be improved and will now be called Snip & Sketch to combine the Snipping tool with Windows Ink Workspace into a modern experience. That will enable users to take a screenshot and immediately edit and annotate in order to share the shot within the same interface.

Search Menu Improvement
1809 will include recent documents, tasks, quick answers from the web, and more. The user interface (UI) is also wider and allows easier access to info and other items.
Storage Sense Is Smarter
Storage Sense automatically cleans your hard disk to free up disk space. In the Windows 10 October 2018 Update Storage Sense works with OneDrive Files On-Demand to clean out files that you don’t use on your local PC. In order to use Storage Sense go to Settings > System > Storage and move the slider in the Storage Sense section to On > Click “Change how we free up space automatically”. Scroll to the “Locally available cloud content” section. In the OneDrive section, select the time period for how long you would like the cloud files to remain on your computer before you want them deleted ( Never, 1 day, 14 days, 30 days or 60 days).

Your Phone App Feature
For Android owners after linking a phone to Windows 10, they will be able to share web links and sync texts and photos between their phone and computer. Pictures will automatically sync when the phone and PC are connected. Fewer features are available to iPhone users because of Apple’s platform restrictions. While Android users will benefit most, iPhone owners can send links from the Edge iOS app to open on Edge on their PC. Phone owners will see a shortcut to this app on their desktop.

Additional Resources:

Born’s Tech and Windows World


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