Everything New in Windows 10’s May 2019 Update, Available Now

A Windows 10 desktop with the new bright theme of the April 2019 update

The latest Windows 10 update is the May 2019 update, which is the 1903 version and was named 19H1 during development. It has a light theme, speed improvements and a lot of polish. There are no new crazy features like My people or Chronology. And it's over now.

Microsoft had previously called this update from April 2019 to Windows 10, but it was delayed. The stable update began to roll out on May 21, 2019 and became available to everyone on June 6, 2019.

How to obtain the update of May 2019

Microsoft is using a batch deployment strategy for this new update, so it will not be available immediately for everyone, but it should be available soon. Here's how to get it.

Open Windows Update and you will see either the "Update Features to Windows 10, Version 1903" option or you will need to click Check for Updates. If you still do not see the option, click Check for Updates, restart your PC, and try the process again.

Update: according to Microsoft Mike Ybarra, everyone should now be able to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1903 via Windows Update.

Even if Windows Update does not offer the update yet, you can download Microsoft Update Wizard Tool to install it manually. This will give you the update even if Microsoft is not sure that it is still ready for your PC.

Choosing to install an updated feature in Windows UpdateMicrosoft

Big changes in Windows Update

Microsoft announced its creation big changes in the way the windows 10 updates. You will have much more control over how Windows 10 installs updates, or not.

Specifically, Windows 10 will no longer automatically install major updates like the May 2019 update and Updated October 2018 every six months without your permission. Now you will see a notification and this is your choice when you want to install the update.

Do not want to install the update? It's very good. You can continue to use your current version of Windows 10 as long as it is supported with security updates, that is, 18 months after it is released. But, once every 18 months, you will be forced to update to continue to get security patches. It's much better than once every six months, and it gives you a lot more control.

In addition to this, Microsoft will now allow home users suspend updates-As business users can – up to 35 days. You have to take a break over seven days, but you can pause up to five times. And, after checking for updates in Windows Update, Windows will not install them automatically. You will have the choice to suspend the updates, if you wish.

RELATED: Microsoft abandons constant forced updates for Windows 10

Speed ​​improvements (thanks to better spectrum corrections)

A snail superimposed on a CPU, demonstrating Spectrum slowdownsVLADGRIN / Shutterstock.com

The Spectrum news shook the industry early 2018. Spectrum is a design flaw in processorsand allows programs to escape their restrictions and read the memory spaces of other programs. Microsoft has corrected Windows to help block Spectrum attacks, but the resulting patches reduces the performance of your PC in some scenarios, especially on PCs in 2015 and earlier, which do not have the necessary processor features to accelerate the fix.

Now a change in the April 2019 update should virtually eliminate these performance penalties and speed up the backup of your PC. More specifically, Microsoft is enable the "retpoline" and "optimization of the import". All you need to know is that your PC should go faster, and you will not even need to think about it. But here is a detailed document from Microsoft explaining how these optimizations work if you are interested in the details.

RELATED: The next update of Windows 10 will make your PC faster, thanks to better specter corrections

7 GB of storage of your PC reserved for updates

Settings showing reserved storageMicrosoft

Windows updates may not install properly if your PC does not have enough free disk space. This can be a problem on inexpensive devices with only a small amount of built-in storage.

Microsoft solves the problem by commandeering about 7GB of storage from your PC and making it "reserved storage. This space is used for Windows updates, but programs can also store temporary files here. When Windows needs space for updates, it deletes the temporary files and performs the update. The space is not completely wasted, because files that would normally use space on your computer will simply remain in the reserved storage space.

The exact amount of storage space used depends on the optional features and languages ​​that you have installed, but it starts at around 7 GB.

RELATED: Windows 10 will soon "reserve" 7 GB of your storage for updates

A light office theme

New Windows 10 lighting themeMicrosoft

Windows 10 now has a bright new bright theme. The Start menu, taskbar, notifications, the sidebar of the action center, the print dialog box and other interface elements can now be clear instead to be dark. The latest update of Windows 10 even offers a new default screen background that matches the new theme.

Technically, Windows 10 now has two distinct options: Windows mode and application mode. The old default theme, which combined a dark taskbar (dark Windows mode) with clear applications (light application mode) is still an option. You can choose any combination of the two parameters.

The File Explorer icon has been changed to have brighter colors, and it now looks better with the new light theme.

RELATED: The next version of Windows 10 includes a lightweight theme

Windows Sandbox for Business Users

Windows Sandbox

Windows 10 now has a built-in "Windows Sandbox". That's all we've always wanted: An integrated and isolated desktop environment where you can run software in a container without affecting your host operating system. When you close the sandbox, all sandbox software and files are removed. He uses a material virtualization to keep the software confined in a container just like Hyper-V from Microsoft. Available hardware for the sandbox (for example, GPU, networking, or shared folders) and other settings can be customized via configuration files.

The sandbox is only available on the Professional, Enterprise and Education editions of Windows, so home users will have to pay to switch from Home to Pro to install and use the sandbox.

RELATED: How to use the new Windows 10 sandbox (to test applications safely)

A default boot menu less cluttered

The new default layout of the Start menu for the April 2019 update

Microsoft is clean the default Start menu. The default Start menu is now just a single column and is much simpler. Yes, it's not perfect, and there's always Candy Crush Saga – but at least this game is buried in a "Play" folder.

You will not see these changes on an existing PC. But, when you start using a new PC or start using a new user account on your current PC, you will see a cleaner Start menu.

RELATED: The next update of Windows 10 makes the Start Menu less terrible

You can also unpin the default tile groups faster if you prefer to have a cleaner Start menu. Windows now allows you to unpin groups of mosaics by right-clicking on them and selecting the "Detach group from the beginning" option. You no longer need to remove the tiles one by one.

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Windows 10 allows you to uninstall more built-in applications

Shortcut menu from an application tile in the Windows 10 Start menu

If you want completely uninstall more built-in applications, now you can. Windows 10 still allows you to uninstall some built-in applications like Solitaire, My Office and Skype, but now it also allows you to uninstall built-in applications like 3D Viewer, Groove Music, Mail, 3D Paint, etc.

This does not extend to all applications. There is still no way to remove the Edge browser or the Store application, for example. But you can delete most applications.

RELATED: The next version of Windows 10 will allow you to uninstall more built-in applications

Cortana and the search bar separate

Cortana and the search bar separated in the taskbar

Windows 10 has a built-in search bar in Cortana, but they are separating. In the update of April 2019, the search bar functions as a normal search field and there is a separate Cortana icon in the Windows taskbar. You can leave the search box in the taskbar and hide the Cortana icon or hide the search field and leave Cortana. Of course, you can also hide both.

The search interface has a new startup design and offers options such as "All", "Applications", "Documents", "Email" and "Web" after clicking on it. This is different from previous versions of Windows 10, which showed Cortana each time you clicked the box and waited for you to type a search to present these options.

Unfortunately, the standard Windows search bar always incorporates online search results with Bing, so it does not just search your PC. There are also other options: you can even disable SafeSearch for results in the search bar and Windows will show you previews of adult content, for whatever reason.

But that indicates an interesting path and a diminishing relevance of Cortana: you can now leave the search bar on the taskbar and disable the Cortana icon, putting Alexa in her place.

RELATED: Cortana leaves the search bar of Windows 10, but Bing remains

The Start menu searches all the files on your PC

New file search interface of the taskbar on Windows 10 1903

The Start Menu search box, however, becomes much more useful! The file search function of the Start menu can now search for files anywhere on your PC with the help of the Windows search index. In previous versions of Windows 10, he searched only for libraries such as Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos, and your desktop. The search will always be fast thanks to the index.

It is an elegant solution and that makes a lot of sense. The Windows Search Indexer has been around for a long time and has always been ignored by the Windows 10 Start Menu for some reason, but Microsoft has finally emerged. You can configure the indexed and searched locations from the Settings application.

To enable it, go to Settings> Search> Search in Windows and select "Enhanced (recommended)" to have the indexer search your entire PC. The "classic" indexing mode, which only searches your libraries and your desktop, is always available as an option. You can also customize search locations to choose specific folders indexed by Windows.

This interface now offers the "best apps" as well as the recent files you open. When you open the search box, you will see a list of the "Best Apps" that you have used the most at the top of the pane for easy launch.

RELATED: The next version of Windows 10 will finally correct the search for Start menu files

Login without password

Reset PIN dialog box on the Windows Welcome screenMicrosoft

Microsoft continues "a world without passwords". You can now create a Microsoft account without an online password. This account is linked to your phone number and Microsoft will send you a security code via SMS when you try to connect.

On the latest version of Windows 10, you can now log in to Windows 10 with these accounts without a password and set up a Windows Bonjour PIN or other login feature to secure your computer. The account does not have a password that you must type.

Of course, this is not mandatory. It is simply a new type of optional account that you do not have to create.

RELATED: Microsoft wants to kill passwords, from Windows 10

A system tray icon for Windows Update

Windows Update icon in the notification area

Windows Update now a notification icon (system tray) for updates. You can go to Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update> Advanced Options and enable the option "Show notification when your PC needs a restart to complete the update" to enable it.

After that, you will see a Windows Update icon with an orange dot in the notification area of ​​your taskbar when you have to restart your PC for updates. This is a better way to be alerted of a restart required than a full screen message; it's safe.

RELATED: The Windows 10 System Tray Gets a Restart Icon for Updates

Desktop Applications in Virtual Reality

Desktop application running in Windows Mixed RealityMicrosoft

Microsoft "Windows Mixed RealityThe platform provides a virtual reality environment for mixed reality headsets. Previously, it allowed you to run Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications from the store in the virtual environment. Now, an improvement means that you can launch any standard Windows desktop application, also known as the Win32 application, and use it on a virtual reality headset.

This is not very practical today, but could be a great feature when very high resolution virtual reality headsets arrive.

A new naming scheme update (for the moment)

Captain America shield on a Windows 10 screen backgroundVankherson / Shutterstock.com.

Microsoft keeps changing the naming scheme of the Windows 10 updates. The October 2018 update of Windows 10 was named Redstone 5 during development, and the previous four were also "Redstone" versions with different numbers. Now, to make things even simpler, the April 2019 update was named 19H1, as its release was scheduled for the first half of 2019.

This sounds simple, except that Microsoft has already abandoned the new naming scheme and is about to change the denomination next time. Versions after 19H1 would be codenamed "Vanadium" and "Vibranium" because the Windows 10 team aligns its name with the Azure team.

RELATED: Get ready for Windows 10 "Vanadium" and "Vibranium"

Zoom (and more) in the console

Parameters of experimental terminals in PowerShell

The Windows 10 console now allows you zoom in and out. Just hold down the Ctrl key and scroll with your mouse or trackpad. With the default Consolas font, the text in the console is well scaled and does not look pixelated, no matter what zoom you make. The aspect ratio of the frame remains the same so that the text does not overflow on different lines either.

There are also new features of the experimental console you can adjust. Right click on the title bar of a console window, select "Properties" and then click on the "Terminal" tab to find them. For example, you can configure the color and shape of the text entry cursor.

RELATED: The next Windows 10 update brings a "Zoom" feature to the console

More automatic troubleshooting

Troubleshooting options in settings

Windows has been out for some time, but you need to know what kind of problem your PC was having, and then go to the right troubleshooter. Now you can simply go to Settings> Update & Security> Troubleshooting. You will see a list of recommended convenience stores that, according to Windows, could solve your problem.

In fact, Windows is now trying to automatically fix some problems in the background. This is what Microsoft said about that:

Microsoft can automatically fix some critical issues on your Windows device to keep it running. For example, we can automatically restore default settings for essential services, adjust feature settings to match your hardware configuration, or make other specific changes required for Windows to function normally. Critical troubleshooting occurs automatically and can not be disabled.

Windows can also perform the recommended troubleshooting in the background. To check if this happens, go to Settings> Privacy> Diagnostics and Comments. Under Recommended Troubleshooting, select "Ask Me Before I Solve Problems", "Tell Me When Problems Are Resolved", or "Solve Problems Without Asking Me." By default, Windows 10 is configured to ask.

Hidden notifications in full screen applications

Notification Focus Assist in the Action Center

The next update of Windows 10 can also hide notifications while watching videos or use any other full screen application with a Focus Assist enhancement. Focus Assist can already hide notifications when you play a game in full screen, but it can now work when you use an app, whether it's a video player, a full-screen spreadsheet, or a web browser after pressing F11.

RELATED: The next update of Windows 10 will hide notifications when you watch videos

Easy access to Linux files

Access Linux subsystem files in Windows File ExplorerMicrosoft

The Microsoft Windows subsystem for Linux seems a few changes, but the most exciting is the ability to access Linux files from the File Explorer or any other application. You can simply type "explorer.exe" in the Bash shell and the File Explorer will open with the current Linux directory.

Unlike old methods of accessing your Linux files, this provides full read-write access without the fear of breaking anything. Just go to the following address in Explorer: \ wsl $ . In other words, for Ubuntu, go to \ wsl $ Ubuntu .

Notebook improvements, again

Notebook presenting the new features of 19H1

Yes, Microsoft is still working on Notepad even after all the improvements of the October 2018 update. If Notepad quits when Windows restarts for updates, Windows will reopen Notepad and restore unsaved content after reboot.

Microsoft has also made changes to the way that Notepad handles encodings. The status bar now shows the encoding of the open document. Notepad can now save files in UTF-8 format without any byte order mark, which is now the default. This makes Notepad more compatible with the Web, where UTF-8 is the default, and it is also backwards compatible with traditional ASCII.

The notebook will now have an asterisk in the title bar when the current file has been edited and not saved. For example, if you are working on a file named Example.txt and making changes, the title bar will say "* Example.txt" until you save the file.

New shortcuts are also available. Press Ctrl + Shift + N to open a new Notepad window, Ctrl + Shift + S to open the Save As dialog box, or Ctrl + W to close the current Notepad window. Notepad can also save files with a path longer than 260 characters if you set a larger MAX_PATH on your system.

There is also a new Help> Send Feedback option that will open the Comment Hub to the Notepad category so that you can provide comments to Microsoft.

Blue screens of death in some games

Green screen of death on Windows 10

This update contains a change that causes some games Windows crash with blue screens of death (BSOD) because of their anti-cheat software. Most games, but not all, have solved the problem. This was known as a "green screen of deathOr bug GSOD because these error screens are green and not blue in the Insider versions of Windows 10.

If you launch a game that has not yet solved the problem in the final version, it will freeze your system with a blue screen. Anti-cheat programs were probably doing terrible things to the Windows kernel and this change probably makes Windows 10 more stable and secure, but it's a pity that some players are falling on blue screens of death.

We hope all anti-cheat software developers clean up their game and fix this problem quickly. According to what Microsoft has said, this problem will be rare.

RELATED: The "stable" update of April 2019 of Windows 10 will cause some BSODs in some games

More improvements and changes

New emoji in the update of April 2019Microsoft

The official version of Emoji 12 arrives in March 2019 and Microsoft has added new emoji to Windows 10 in preparation. As always, you can press Windows +. (period) to open the emoji panel anywhere in Windows 10. They are also available on the touch keyboard.

Kaomoji in the emoji panel on Windows 10

Windows 10 now also supports kaomoji in the emoji picker. Kaomoji is a Japanese term that translates to "face characters. For example, (╯ ° □ °) ╯( ┻━┻ is a popular kaomoji.

And, when you open the emoji panel, you can now click or tap and drag to move it.

New game bar with Xbox social widgetMicrosoft

The Windows 10 game bar is also becoming more powerful. It turns into a full overlay bar with Spotify integration, a performance widget with system resource usage graphs, an integrated gallery for screen captures and videos, a widget Xbox social with a list of friends and a voice chat, and a customizable user interface. Microsoft's Xbox Blog has a lot more information about it.

Storage settings on Windows 10

The storage settings page has also been slightly redesigned. Go to Settings> System> Storage to see a breakdown of how your space is used. You can click on each category to find actions that will help free up space.

Date and time options in the settings

The Settings> Time & Language> Date & Time screen has a "Sync Now" button to immediately synchronize your clock with an Internet time server. It also tells you the latest time synchronization and the current Internet time server address of your system. It helps if your time is bad for some reason, like, for example, if Windows does not change your clock correctly for the summer time.

Manual IP Configuration in Windows 10 Settings

The Settings application can now configure advanced IP settings for Ethernet connections. For example, you can configure a static IP address or set your preferred DNS server. Previously, this required the use of the Control Panel. Go to Settings> Network and Internet> Ethernet, click your Ethernet connection name, and then click "Edit" under IP Settings to find these options.

Active hours options in settings

Windows Update had "Active hoursSince the birthday update. You can tell Windows when you use your PC, and it will not restart your PC automatically during these hours.

In the April 2019 update, you can enable a new setting "Automatically adjust active hours for this device based on activity" and Windows will automatically set your active hours, so that you will not have to. Do not have to think about it. This option is available in Settings> Update and Security> Windows Update> Change Active Times.

A new globe icon now appears when your PC does not have an Internet connection. This replaces the previous individual icons for Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and cellular data connections.

The microphone icon in the Windows 10 notification area

Windows now also has a microphone status icon. This icon appears in your notification when an application uses your microphone. You can mouse over to see which application uses your microphone. Click on it to open the Settings> Privacy screen> Microphone.

Protection History in Windows SecurityMicrosoft

The Windows security application – the Windows 10 antivirus and built-in security application – now has a redesigned "Protection History" pane. It shows you more information about detected threats and available actions. For example, in addition to the threats detected by the Windows Defender antivirus, it also shows you the locks initiated by Controlled access to files.

Anti-tamper protection in Windows security

Windows security now also has a new "tamper protection" option. When enabled, this setting protects important security settings. For example, it limits changes to many options controlled by the Windows security application unless you open the application and make the changes. This prevents programs from modifying them in the background. To enable this setting, go to Windows Security> Virus and Threat Protection> Virus and Threat Protection Settings.

The menu of the Set As Default tab in the Windows 10 Task Manager

You can set a default tab in Task Manager. This tab will open each time you start the Task Manager. To do this, use Options> Set Default Tab in Task Manager.

Task Manager displaying the DPI Awareness column

Task Manager now displays the DPI high sensitivity of processes on your system, so you can see more information about which applications will work properly with high resolution screens. To find this option, open the Task Manager, click the Details tab, right-click on the headers at the top of the list, click on "Select Columns", check "DPI Awareness" in list, then click "OK".

Microsoft active également l'option «Fixer la mise à l'échelle pour les applications» par défaut. Cela aidera à corriger les applications floues sur les écrans à haute résolution. Cela a été ajouté à Windows 10 dans le Mise à jour d'avril 2018, mais Microsoft l'a laissé désactivé par défaut pour être conservateur.

Écran de bienvenue de Windows 10 avec un fond acrylique

L'écran de connexion dispose désormais d'un arrière-plan «acrylique» pour se fondre dans le nouveau «Fluent Design System» de Microsoft. Auparavant, il avait plus de flou – c'est un effet visuel différent.

En parlant de Fluent Design, Microsoft ajoute également des ombres aux menus contextuels de Microsoft Edge et à d'autres parties du système d'exploitation.

Options d'alimentation dans le menu Démarrer

La conception du menu Démarrer a également été légèrement modifiée. Il a plus de touches et d'icônes «Fluent Design» dans les menus. Par exemple, les options Veille, Arrêt et Redémarrage du menu comportent désormais des icônes.

La page des options de connexion dans les paramètres

Les options de Windows Hello dans Paramètres> Comptes> Options de connexion ont été repensées. Toutes les options de connexion disponibles sont désormais dans une seule liste, et chaque option a une explication en dessous.

Vous pouvez aussi maintenant configurer Windows Hello pour travailler avec une clé de sécurité physique (comme une YubiKey) directement depuis l'application Paramètres.

Le curseur de luminosité dans le centre d'action de Windows 10Microsoft

La vignette de luminosité sous Actions rapides dans le Centre de maintenance est désormais un curseur, ce qui facilite considérablement la modification rapide du niveau de luminosité de votre écran. Vous pouvez maintenant cliquer avec le bouton droit sur une vignette d'action rapide et sélectionner «Modifier les actions rapides» pour modifier rapidement vos vignettes directement dans la barre latérale sans ouvrir également l'application Paramètres.

La nouvelle page de symboles dans le clavier tactile de Windows 10

Le clavier tactile vous permet désormais de saisir plus de symboles. Pour les trouver, appuyez sur l'ancien bouton «& 123» pour voir les symboles et les chiffres, puis appuyez sur le nouveau bouton «Ω» pour voir des symboles supplémentaires. Ces symboles sont également intégrés dans le sélecteur d'emoji.

Le clavier tactile montrant l'adaptation des cibles tactilesMicrosoft

Ce même clavier tactile vous permet désormais de taper plus précisément en ajustant dynamiquement les cibles autour de chaque touche. Donc, si vous tapez fréquemment une lettre en tapant un peu vers la gauche ou la droite, cela apprendra. Cela se passe de manière invisible, sous le capot.

Page Paramètres du curseur et du pointeur de Windows 10

Windows vous permet désormais de choisir une couleur et une taille de curseur. Vous pouvez agrandir le curseur et changer sa couleur, ce qui le rend plus facile à voir. Dirigez-vous vers Paramètres> Facilité d'accès> Curseur et pointeur pour voir les options disponibles.

Boîte de dialogue d'installation de Windows 10 avec boutons de désinstallation, liens vers des articles d'erreurWebinaire Windows Insider

Windows 10 les messages d'erreur de configuration et de mise à niveau deviendront enfin plus utiles, offrant des informations spécifiques sur les problèmes et les solutions plutôt que des messages d'erreur cryptiques tels que «Quelque chose s'est produit» et «Pour plus d'informations, consultez KB0000000». Si des applications ou des paramètres de votre système posent problème, vous verrez des messages d'erreur descriptifs avec des actions suggérées.

RELATED: Quelque chose s'est passé: les messages d'erreur d'installation de Windows seront enfin utiles (peut-être)

Encore plus de changements!

Il y a toujours des tonnes de nouvelles modifications dans ces versions de Windows 10. Même ce n'est pas une liste complète! Mais voici quelques autres:

Mise en miroir d'écran pour les téléphones Android: La fonction de mise en miroir de Microsoft promis en octobre 2018 fait maintenant son entrée dans l'application Your Phone. Vous pouvez mettre en miroir sans fil l’écran de votre téléphone Android sur votre PC et le visualiser sur votre bureau. Désolé, pas d’iPhone en raison des restrictions d’Apple. Il est actuellement a besoin un modèle spécifique de téléphone Samsung Galaxy et un «PC Windows 10 avec une radio Bluetooth qui prend en charge le rôle périphérique à faible consommation d'énergie», ce qui signifie que la plupart des gens ne peuvent toujours pas l'utiliser.
Mises à jour de l'application: Diverses applications incluses avec Windows ont été mises à jour, comme d'habitude. Par exemple, l'application Snip & Sketch a plus d'options pour travailler avec des captures d'écran, y compris la possibilité de leur ajouter une bordure et de les imprimer. Il peut désormais prendre des captures d'écran retardées sur une minuterie et des captures d'écran de fenêtres individuelles également. Sticky Notes 3.0 est disponible et enfin synchronise vos notes entre les ordinateurs. L'application Mail & Calendar dispose désormais d'un bouton de navigation pour ouvrir Microsoft To-Do. L'application Office a été repensée pour être basée sur la nouvelle expérience Office.com. Il vous aide à lancer des applications Office sur votre ordinateur, à installer celles qui ne le sont pas et à rechercher les documents Office récemment utilisés.
Cortana + Microsoft à faire: Cortana ajoute désormais vos rappels et vos tâches aux listes dans Microsoft To-Do. Ainsi, lorsque vous dites à Cortana d'ajouter du lait à votre liste d'épicerie, le lait apparaît sur la liste "Épicerie" de l'application Microsoft To-Do.
Luminosité d'affichage constante: La luminosité de votre écran ne change pas automatiquement lorsque vous le branchez sur un chargeur. Auparavant, vous aviez peut-être réduit la luminosité de votre écran, et il pouvait devenir plus brillant lorsque vous le branchez. Maintenant, il se souviendra automatiquement de votre luminosité préférée, même lorsque vous le branchez.
Télécharger le tri des dossiers: Le dossier Téléchargements de Windows 10 sera trié par "le plus récent" par défaut, ce qui place vos derniers dossiers téléchargés en tête. Cela a toujours été une option, mais ce n'était pas la valeur par défaut. Si vous avez choisi une méthode de tri par défaut, votre paramètre existant ne sera pas modifié.
Avertissement de nettoyage de disque: L'outil Nettoyage de disque affiche désormais un avertissement lorsque vous cliquez sur l'option «Téléchargements», avertissant qu'il s'agit de votre dossier de téléchargements personnel et que tous les fichiers qu'il contient seront supprimés.
Redémarrages de Windows Update: Windows Update peut maintenant redémarrer votre PC immédiatement après l'installation des mises à jour plutôt que d'attendre un moment plus pratique. Il s'agit d'un paramètre facultatif que vous pouvez activer si vous le souhaitez, et Windows Update sera plus attentionné par défaut.
Améliorations de la fiabilité du menu Démarrer: Le menu Démarrer devient plus fiable. Start faisait auparavant partie du processus ShellExperienceHost.exe mais est désormais son propre processus: StartMenuExperienceHost.exe. Si un problème se produit avec le processus principal ShellExperienceHost.exe, le menu Démarrer doit toujours être réactif. Cela permettra également à Microsoft de déboguer plus facilement les problèmes avec le menu Démarrer.
Prise en charge native de RAW: Microsoft ajoute un support natif pour le Format d'image RAW souvent utilisé par les photographes professionnels pour Windows 10. Ouvrez le Microsoft Store et installez le package «Raw Image Extension» pour l'utiliser. Cela activera les miniatures, les aperçus et les métadonnées d'image des fichiers RAW dans l'Explorateur de fichiers. Vous pouvez également afficher des images RAW dans des applications comme Photos après avoir installé le package.
Gestion des polices dans les paramètres: La gestion des polices est améliorée. Vous pouvez maintenant faire glisser et déposer des fichiers de polices dans la page Paramètres> Polices pour les installer. Vous pouvez cliquer sur une police sur cette page pour afficher ses faces et ses détails ou désinstaller une police à partir d'ici. (Cela installe la police pour un seul utilisateur. Pour l'installer à l'échelle du système, cliquez avec le bouton droit sur un fichier de police normalement et sélectionnez «Installer pour tous les utilisateurs».)
Refonte de l'historique du presse-papiers: The Visionneuse de l'historique du presse-papiers ajouté en arrière dans le Updated October 2018 a une nouvelle conception plus compacte. Appuyez sur Windows + V pour l'ouvrir.
Réinitialisation simplifiée du code PIN: Lorsque vous vous connectez à Windows 10 avec un code PIN, vous pouvez cliquer sur le lien "J'ai oublié mon code PIN" et vous verrez une nouvelle interface simplifiée pour réinitialiser votre code PIN directement à partir de l'écran d'accueil.
Colors in the Task Bar’s Jump Lists: If you tell Windows to show your accent color on the taskbar from Settings > Personalization > Colors, the jump lists that appear after you right-click an icon on your taskbar will also be themed with your chosen color.
Folders in Their Own Process: The “Launch folder windows in a separate process” option in File Explorer now seems enabled by default. This option has been present for a while, but was disabled by default. Now, even if a folder stops responding, Windows won’t have to restart the taskbar, desktop, Start menu, and any other folders you have open—it just has to restart that folder window. This will probably use a bit of extra RAM, but it makes the desktop experience more reliable.
Windows Subsystem for Linux: Windows Subsystem for Linux’s wsl command-line tool now has new options, including the –import and –export options for importing and exporting Linux distributions using tar archive files. Microsoft is also consolidating things—the wsl command now includes options from the  wslconfig command, and Microsoft plans to only update the  wsl command with command-line options in the future.
File Names Beginning With Dots: Windows Explorer will now support file names beginning with dots. Prior to this update, File Explorer makes this difficult: You can’t create a file named .htaccess but you can create one named .htaccess. with a period at the end. However, you can copy a .htaccess file from a Linux system and use it normally. With this new version of Windows, you can just name a file .htaccess or any other name beginning with a period in the normal way.
FLS Slot Limit Increase: Microsoft raised Windows 10’s FLS (Fiber Local Storage) slot allocation limit. This is particularly useful for musicians, who will be able to load more unique plugins into their DAWs (digital audio workstations.) This will also aid any other application that wants to load hundreds or thousands of unique DLL files.
Narrator Improvements: Narrator has a “Read by Sentence” feature that you can instruct to read the current, next, and previous sentences. The Narrator also works better with Google Chrome, too—which makes sense, as Microsoft Edge will one day be based on Chromium, the open-source software that forms the basis for Google Chrome. Narrator will now even warn you if the Caps Lock key is on when you start typing, too. It also has a new “Narrator Home” interface that appears whenever you turn on Narrator.
Reset This PC Redesign: The “Reset This PC” interface that resets your PC to its original state was redesigned a bit, and now requires fewer clicks to go through.
Insider Settings Redesign: The Windows Insider settings at Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program have also been streamlined and simplified, but all the same options are still there.
Sound in the Notification Area Stays the Same: In earlier Insider builds of 19H1, Microsoft experimented with making the sound icon system tray open the Sound page in the Settings app. This change has been reverted, and the option in the volume icon’s context menu will now open the classic desktop volume mixer window.
My people: Microsoft may kill Windows 10’s “My People” feature at some point, but this hasn’t been officially confirmed. It’s still there in the final build, but it may get the axe by next release.
Xbox One Games on Windows 10 (Experimental): Microsoft ran a test with State of Decay, offering it for insiders to play for free for a limited time. The game appeared to be downloaded from Microsoft’s Xbox servers as an .XVC file, so it’s possible Microsoft is experimenting with letting Xbox One games natively run on Windows 10. Keep an eye on this for the future.

Other new features include support for additional languages throughout the operating system. For example, SwiftKey’s typing intelligence now supports languages like English (Canada), French (Canada), Portuguese (Portugal), and Spanish (United States). If you write in Vietnamese, the touch keyboard now supports Vietnamese Telex and Number-key based (VNI) keyboards. Windows now also contains an Ebrima font that supports ADLaM documents and web pages, which is the language of the Fulani people, who predominantly live in West Africa. The touch keyboard now supports the ADLaM language as well as the Osage language spoken by Oklahoma’s Osage Nation.

Removed: Friendly Dates

Until May 1, development builds of Windows 10 version 1903 displayed “friendly dates” in File Explorer. So, rather than dates like “1/23/2019”, you’d see dates like “Yesterday,” “Tuesday,” “January 11,” and “February 16, 2016.”

These were enabled by default. You could disable them by right-clicking the top of the columns in the File Explorer window and unchecking “Use friendly dates.” However, Microsoft removed this feature completely. It may return in a future Windows 10 update.

Removed: Account Banner in Settings

Windows 10's Settings app showing the new banner at the top of the home page

In development builds, you’d see a banner at the top of the Settings app’s “home page” with your Microsoft account and links to common tasks like Your Phone, Windows Update—and Microsoft Rewards, for some reason. This feature appears removed from the final builds—but, as always, it may return in the future.


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