Microsoft is preparing to release the new update for Windows 10, known as version 1809, codenamed Redstone 5. According to Microsoft, the new version will carry many advantages, some of which were added for the first time, some of the improvements to the advantages or applications old.
In this article, we will show you the most important features and features that will be included in the October 2018 Update for Windows 10.
Apply Your Phone application
A new application that Microsoft will add to the October update. The app lets you send messages and media between your phone and your computer. For Android phone users using Android 7.0 or later, the app lets you send text messages from your PC to your phone. For iOS users, the feature is also available but with fewer features due to Apple’s system limitations on third-party applications.
Record folder and sync
A powerful feature of the update is to add a folder to synchronize and save your data. You can open it by pressing Windows + V. The folder synchronizes your data between your devices. Microsoft has added the manual synchronization feature to prevent synchronization of important information such as passwords and credit card numbers.
Dark mode for the file manager
The update includes adding the dark mode to File Explorer, where you can enable it through the settings and then customize the colors, the update adds dark support to the File Explorer context menus, including the context menu that appears when you right-click the desktop. There is also a new dark appearance for standard dialog windows and file saving.
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SwiftKey keyboard up Windows
After years of making it available for smartphones Here is the famous SwiftKey panel up to Windows 10, the touch panel supports only seven languages, namely English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.
The search feature in the Start menu
The Start Menu Search feature is an old feature but Microsoft has added another feature in the new update which is the Search Preview feature, when you start typing to find something that is displayed in a preview pane that contains more information about your search result, for example, if you decide Searching for something You’ll see the best and closest results for a search term, but if you decide to search for a particular app, you’ll see the first result of installing the app directly.
A new tool for screen capture
Windows 10 now has a new screen capture tool that you can use to take pictures of a portion of your screen, a single window, or the entire screen. After taking a picture, the new Snip & Sketch lets you draw and annotate, including highlights and highlights.
Support HDR technology
A new feature in the new update, where Microsoft Tab allows you to see if your computer screen supports HDR and Wide Color Gradient (WCG) content, where these features are available in 4K screens.
In addition to providing information about HDR and WCG capabilities for your system, this feature lets you configure HDR features on your system, and also shows you HDR content such as photos, videos, games, applications, and more.
Improve cellular communication
In the new update, Microsoft has moved to a new “Net Adapter” window in Windows, which will improve the reliability of the connection to mobile devices (LTE), whether using a SIM card or a USB modem.
For computers that have a cellular network data connection, they can now go to Settings and then Network, then use the data to see how much data you used during the connection.
More protection against security threats
Since the release of Windows 10, Microsoft has redoubled procedures against security threats. In the new update, Windows Defender has changed to Windows Security, becoming more flexible and more intelligent in handling viruses and suspicious behaviors, and has added many new features such as: Block Suspicious Behaviors, as well as the ability of Windows Security to handle threats coming from the browser, reducing the severity of pop-ups and others.
Installing new fonts is easier
In older versions, only hardware managers were able to install the new fonts, now even users without administrative privileges can do so easily by pressing the right mouse button, then selecting Install for All Users and then installing the font, and you can choose between installing the font for you only Or for all users of the system.
New tools in Task Manager
The new update included important additions to the Windows Task Manager, where two new columns were added that were designed to help you understand basic applications and services in the system that consume the most power, as well as display statistics on CPU status, GPU, , And disk usage activity to estimate the amount of energy each process uses, which will show you how much each operation affects the battery.
Increase text size
The new update allows you to maximize the size of the system’s application font, and to maximize the size of the text that the system contains, including the taskbar, start menu, file manager, and more.
You can do this through Settings, then Accessibility, then Display, and then through the slider, maximize or reduce the text size.
Choose the best time to install updates
In earlier versions, the system installed updates directly. At any time, Windows 10 now uses automated learning techniques and is, therefore, smarter to handle new updates. The system predicts the right time to install updates when the device is not in use. It will not install any updates.
New features for the gaming bar
Diagnostic Data Viewer or Diagnostic Data Viewer Displays information about system usage in general, problems that may occur during installation or work to improve user experience and improve system usage. The new update also got new features such as Problem Reports Some developers face it and send it to Microsoft, or to application developers to fix the problem, it also displays information about the report creation time, the sending time, and the application that caused the problem.
Other features in the new update
The new update included many other features, which generally improve the system such as:
Privacy notifications: If you’ve blocked privacy settings from accessing your microphone in a particular app, you’ll see a pop-up notification letting you know.
Adjust video based on lighting: The system uses the brightness sensor in your device to automatically adjust video playback to make it more visible based on the ambient light. For example, it may make the dark scene brighter if you are viewing in a light-lit room.
Storage improvements: The system can now remove unused files in the OneDrive application to save space for the device, and the system will re-download them if you try to open them again.
The Disk Cleanup utility stops Disk Cleanup even though it is still included in the system. Microsoft considers it outdated and inefficient, and until Microsoft replaces or improves it, you can use the Free Up Space utility that performs the same task.
Calendar Search: You can now search the calendar for anything, and this feature works only with Outlook and Office 365 accounts.
Magnifier Enhancements: Magnifier has also been improved, with some new zoom levels of 5% or 10%.
After update: After updating, you will now see a new Setup screen that provides information about new features in the system, and the options you may want to configure.