What's new in Windows 10, version 1909

The next feature update for Windows 10 (known in the Windows Insider Program as 19H2) will be a scoped set of features for select performance improvements, enterprise features, and quality enhancements. To deliver these updates in a less disruptive fashion, we will deliver this feature update in a new way, using servicing technology (like the monthly update process) for customers running the May 2019 Update who choose to update to the new release. For more details on how we will be releasing this feature update–please read this blog post from John Cable. When 19H2 is officially released, it will be referred to as “version 1909.”
The following new features are being introduced as part of this update.
  • This update will be published to WSUS so that customers can deploy and manage Insider Preview builds alongside their standard ConfigMan/WSUS approach. See this blog post for details.
  • We are offering pre-release support for 19H2 offered to Windows Insider Program for Business (WIP4Biz) customers who face blocking issues that prevent them from feature evaluation or device use. See this article for details.
  • Windows containers require matched host and container version. This restricts customers and limits Windows containers from supporting mixed-version container pod scenarios This update includes 5 fixes to address this and allow the host to run down-level containers on up-level for process (Argon) isolation.
  • A fix to allow OEMs to reduce the inking latency based on the hardware capabilities of their devices rather than being stuck with latency selected on typical hardware configuration by the OS.
  • Key-rolling or Key-rotation feature enables secure rolling of Recovery passwords on MDM managed AAD devices upon on demand request from Microsoft Intune/MDM tools or upon every time recovery password is used to unlock the BitLocker protected drive. This feature will help prevent accidental recovery password disclosure as part of manual BitLocker drive unlock by users.
  • A change to enable third-party digital assistants to voice activate above the Lock screen.
  • You can now quickly create an event straight from the Calendar flyout on the Taskbar. Just select the date and time at the lower right corner of the Taskbar to open the Calendar flyout and pick your desired date and start typing in the text box–you’ll now see inline options to set a time and location.
Create an event from the Calendar flyout on Taskbar
  • The navigation pane on the Start menu now expands when you hover over it with your mouse to better inform where clicking goes.
  • We have added friendly images to show what is meant by “banner” and “Action Center” when adjusting the notifications on apps in order to make these settings more approachable and understandable.
Images to demonstrate banner and Action center when adjusting notifications on apps
  • Notifications settings under Settings > System > Notifications will now default to sorting notification senders by most recently shown notification, rather than sender name. This makes it easier to find and configure frequent and recent senders. We have also added a setting to turn off playing sound when notifications appear.
  • We now show the options to configure and turn off notifications from an app/website right on the notification, both as a banner and in Action Center.
  • We have added a “Manage notifications” button to the top of Action Center that launches the main “Notifications & actions” Settings page.
  • We have added additional debugging capabilities for newer Intel processors. This is only relevant for hardware manufacturers.
  • We have made general battery life and power efficiency improvements for PCs with certain processors.
  • A CPU may have multiple “favored” cores (logical processors of the highest available scheduling class). To provide better performance and reliability, we have implemented a rotation policy that distributes work more fairly among these favored cores.
  • We have enabled Windows Defender Credential Guard for ARM64 devices for additional protection against credential theft for enterprises deploying ARM64 devices in their organizations.
  • We have enabled the ability for enterprises to supplement the Windows 10 in S Mode policy to allow traditional Win32 (desktop) apps from Microsoft Intune.
  • We’re updating the search box in File Explorer to now be powered by Windows Search. This change will help integrate your OneDrive content online with the traditional indexed results. More details here.
  • We have added the ability for Narrator and other assistive technologies to read and learn where the FN key is located on keyboards and what state it is in (locked versus unlocked).



How to download Microsoft Chromium Edge on Windows 10

Microsoft Chromium Edge for Windows 10 has been released, and here is everything you need to know about how you can download and install the browser right now.
Microsoft Chromium Edge is an entirely new web browser and it comes with a series of improvements, including support for Chrome extensions, picture in picture mode and a lot more. It has a new interface, a new faster web rendering engine, improved privacy features, better accessibility options and whole new experience.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the different ways to download and install the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Understanding the channels of Microsoft Chromium Edge:

First and foremost, Microsoft Chromium Edge is available in preview and the company is distributing it through different channels. Microsoft has launched three Edge distribution channels – Beta, Dev and Canary.

Beta Channel
Microsoft says the beta channel will offer the most stable and less buggy Edge preview experience. In the beta channel, the browser is updated every 6 weeks. The beta builds are not available at the moment. Microsoft has promised that a stable beta build will be published soon.

 Dev Channel

The dev builds of Edge is a step ahead of Canary, but it is more unstable than Beta. The Dev builds are updated weekly and are generally more stable than Canary. The dev build is available at the moment.

 Canary Channel

Edge Canary is the most unstable build of all the versions and it is updated regularly with fixes or major changes.

 Compatible devices

At the moment, only Windows 10 devices are compatible. It’s worth noting that you can run Edge browser in any latest version of Windows 10 and you don’t have to download Windows 10 Insider builds. Microsoft has also confirmed that Chromium Edge will be released for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and macOS soon.

 How to download and install the Microsoft Chromium Edge

Visit Microsoft Edge Insider Preview webpage from here.
Tap on ‘Download for Windows 10’ option below the Dev/Canary section.
Read and agree to the terms and conditions.
Download of Microsoft Edge installer will begin.
Open Microsoft Edge Setup.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the browser.

The browser will launch automatically after installation is complete. It is worth noting that installing Chromium Edge won’t replace the old Microsoft Edge. In a future version of Windows 10, the old Edge will get replaced by Chromium Edge.



Location Of Themes In Windows 10

Desktop themes were first introduced with Windows 7, and the feature is part of the latest Windows 10 as well. A desktop theme generally includes one or more wallpapers. Besides that, a desktop theme might also contain sound schemes, icons, screensavers, and window color scheme.
There are hundreds of beautiful themes available to download from Windows Store as well as the official Windows personalization gallery. You will find plenty of excellent quality third-party themes as well.
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One can find all installed themes in Windows 10 by navigating to Settings > Personalization > Themes page. The Themes page lists all themes, including built-in themes.
As you might have noticed, when you right-click on a theme on the Themes page, it offers you only the Delete option to delete the selected theme. There is no option out there to save a theme. You might want to save a downloaded theme (a theme installed from Store) or might want to save only the wallpapers from a theme.
Users who download themes from the Microsoft personalization gallery or third-party websites won’t come across this situation as they first download the themes before applying it. If you want to extract the desktop backgrounds from a theme file, please go through the directions in our how to extract wallpapers from Windows 10 theme guide.
If you are looking to save a theme or want to save wallpapers from a theme file, you can follow the given below directions.
Method 1 of 2
Location of installed themes in Windows 10
Step 1: Open the Run command box, copy, and paste the following path in the box.
Press the Enter key to open the Themes folder.
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Step 2: The Themes folder contains all installed themes. You can double-click on a theme’s folder to see the desktop theme file as well as the Desktop Background folder which includes all the wallpapers of that theme.
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You may double-click on the desktop theme file to apply the theme.
If you want to backup or save a theme, copy the themes folder. Paste the theme’s folder in the %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes folder on any Windows 10 PC and then double-click on the desktop theme file located within the folder to apply the theme.
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Method 2 of 2

Save an installed theme in Windows 10

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Personalization > Themes.
Step 2: Apply the theme that you want to save by clicking on it. Make sure that the theme is applied.
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Step 3: Click on the Color icon and change the default color to something else and then select the original color again.
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Step 4: Now, you should get the Save theme for sharing option when you right-click on that theme.
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Our how to install and delete a theme in Windows 10 guide might also interest you.


Location of Win10 Lock Screen Wallpapers

Windows 10 downloads some beautiful start up wallpapers. Below is where you can find them.

The images are hidden deep, so you will need to change settings before you can view them. To do this, open File Explorer and go to the View tab. On the far right is an Options button, click it.
In the window that opens, select the View tab. Under Advanced Settings, select Show hidden files, folders and drives, then click Apply and then OK to close the open window.
Now it is time to navigate to the following directory (which was hidden before).
This PC > C: > Users > [Your User Name] > AppData > Local > Packages > Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy > LocalState > Assets

In this directory you will see a bunch of files without extensions. These are the incognito image files. These are jpeg images of various resolutions to meet the needs of multiple devices screen sizes. You can copy the files to another location and rename them to have the jpeg extension, then you can open them with your default image viewer.



Download Windows 10 ISO Without Media Creation Tool

Everyone knows that it’s possible to download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft using the official Media Creation Tool. There are some other tools also available to download Windows 10 ISO, but the Media Creation Tool is better than third-party tools for obvious reasons.

While downloading Windows 10 ISO using Media Creation Tool is easy, the method is tedious as you need to make about a dozen clicks to download the ISO image.

Microsoft has designed the official Windows 10 ISO download page URL such that the page shows different content depending on from what device you are accessing the download page.
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When you visit the download page from a PC running Windows 10/8/8.1/7, the download page URL gives you a link to download the Media Creation Tool which in turn allows you download the ISO. The same URL, if you visit from a Mac or Windows Phone, you get direct Windows 10 download options instead of options to download the Media Creation Tool.

A small section of PC users download Windows 10 ISO whenever a new version of Windows 10 ISO is available so that they can perform a clean install of Windows 10.

For users who often download Windows 10 ISO, downloading the Media Creation Tool and running it on the PC is a time-consuming job. Because of this, many PC users want to know if Windows PC users can download Windows 10 ISO without the Media Creation Tool.

Yes, you can download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft without the Media Creation Tool. To do so, all you need to do is disguise your PC as a Windows Phone or Mac machine. Wait, you don’t need to install any software to disguise your Windows 10 PC as a mobile device. You just need to change the default user agent in your web browser. Here is how to do just that.

Complete the given below directions to download Windows 10 ISO image files from Microsoft without using the Media Creation Tool.

Download Windows 10 ISO without Media Creation Tool

Step 1: On your Windows 10/8/7 PC, launch Internet Explorer browser. Head over to Windows 10 ISO download page to see the following page.
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Step 2: When you are at the download page, press F12 key to open Developer tools. Don’t worry. It’s easy.
Step 3: Now, in the Developer Tools, switch to the Emulation tab. In the Browse profile, select Windows Phone from the drop-down dialog, and then select Windows Phone 10 from the User agent string drop-down dialog. You are almost done!
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Step 4: Internet Explorer will automatically reload the page. If not, refresh the page (URL) now to see Download Windows 10 Disc Image page. Choose your edition of Windows 10 (Creators Update is the latest one) and then click Confirm button.
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Step 5: Next, you will see Select the product language page. Choose your language and then Confirm button.
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Step 6: Finally, click either 32-bit Download or 64-bit Download (depending on what type of Windows 10 you want to install and run on your PC) to begin downloading your Windows 10 ISO image file.
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Once the download is complete, you may close the tab or browser.



Everything New in Windows 10’s April 2019 Update

A Windows 10 desktop featuring the April 2019 Update's new light theme
Windows 10’s next update is the April 2019 Update, which is version 1903 and was codenamed 19H1 during development. It features a light theme, speed improvements, and lots of polish. There are no crazy new features like My People or Timeline.
This article includes everything new as of Insider Preview build 18323, released on January 24, 2019.

Speed Improvements (Thanks to Better Spectre Fixes)

A snail superimposed over a CPU, demonstrating Spectre slowdowns
The news of Spectre shook the industry at the start of 2018. Spectre is a design flaw in CPUs, and it allows programs to escape their restrictions and read other programs’ memory spaces. Microsoft patched Windows to help block Spectre attacks, but the resulting patches reduced your PC’s performance in some scenarios—especially on PCs from 2015 and earlier, which don’t have the CPU features needed to speed up the fix.
Now, a change in the April 2019 Update looks set to practically eliminate those performance penalties and speed your PC back up. Specifically, Microsoft is enabling “retpoline” and “import optimization.” All you need to know is your PC should get faster, and you won’t even need to think about it. But here’s a detailed document from Microsoft explaining how these optimizations work if you’re interested in the details.

7 GB of Your PC’s Storage Reserved for Updates

Settings showing reserved storage
Windows Updates can fail to install properly if your PC doesn’t have enough free disk space. This can be a problem on inexpensive devices with only a small amount of built-in storage.
Microsoft is solving the problem by commandeering about 7 GB of your PC’s storage and making it into “reserved storage.” This space is used for Windows Updates, but programs can also store temporary files here. When Windows needs the space for updates, it deletes the temporary files and performs the update. So space isn’t completely wasted, as files that would have normally used space on your computer will just sit in the reserved storage space.
The exact amount of storage space used depends on the optional features and languages you have installed, but it starts at about 7 GB.

Home Users Can Now Pause Updates, Too!

The Windows Update Settings page with updates paused
Microsoft says it’s “[made] the Pause Update feature easier to find” by placing it directly on the main Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update page.
However, that’s not all. Microsoft didn’t announce this officially, but the Pause Updates feature now works on Home editions of Windows 10—at least in Insider builds, so this could easily change. Home users can now pause updates for up to seven days. It’s a great feature if you need a temporary reprieve from updates. However, as in the Professional version of Windows 10, Windows Update will immediately check for and install updates after it unpauses. Windows 10 Professional users can still pause updates for up to 35 days at a time.

A Light Desktop Theme

Windows 10's new light theme
Windows 10 now has a shiny new light theme. The Start menu, taskbar, notifications, action center sidebar, print dialog, and other interface elements can now be light instead of dark. Windows 10’s latest update even features a new default desktop wallpaper that matches the new theme.
Technically, Windows 10 now has two separate options: Windows mode and app mode. The old default theme, which combined a dark taskbar (dark Windows mode) with light apps (light app mode) is still an option. You can choose any combination of the two settings.
File Explorer’s icon has been tweaked to have some brighter colors, and it now looks better with the new light theme.

Windows Sandbox for Professional Users

Windows Sandbox
Windows 10 now has a built-in “Windows Sandbox.” It’s everything we’ve always wanted: an integrated, isolated desktop environment where you can run software in a container without affecting your host operating system. When you close the Sandbox, all the software and files in the sandbox are deleted. It uses hardware-based virtualization to keep the software confined to a container, just like Microsoft’s Hyper-V.
The Sandbox is only available on Professional, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows, so Home users will have to pay to upgrade from Home to Pro to install and use the sandbox.

A Less Cluttered Default Start Menu

The April 2019 Update's new default Start menu layout
Microsoft is cleaning up the default Start menu. The default Start menu is now just a single column and is much simpler. Yes, it’s not perfect, and it still has Candy Crush Saga—but at least that game is buried in a “Play” folder.
You won’t 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’ll see a cleaner Start menu.
You can also unpin the default groups of tiles more quickly if you’d rather have a cleaner Start menu. Windows now lets you unpin groups of tiles by right-clicking them and selecting the “Unpin Group From Start” option. You don’t have to remove tiles one by one anymore.

Windows 10 Lets You Uninstall More Built-in Apps

Context menu from an app tile in Windows 10's Start menu
If you want to uninstall more built-in apps completely, now you can. Windows 10 always let you uninstall some built-in apps like Solitaire, My Office, and Skype, but now it also lets you uninstall built-in apps like 3D Viewer, Groove Music, Mail, Paint 3D, and more.
This doesn’t extend to all apps. There’s still no way to remove the Edge browser or Store app, for example. But you can remove most apps.

Cortana and the Search Bar Are Separating

Cortana and the search bar separated on the taskbar
Windows 10 has a search bar that’s integrated with Cortana, but they’re separating. In the April 2019 Update, the search bar functions as a normal search box, and there’s a separate Cortana icon on the Windows taskbar. You can leave the search box on the taskbar and hide the Cortana icon or hide the search box and leave Cortana. Of course, you can also hide both.
The Search interface has a new start design, and it features options like “All,” “Apps,” “Documents,” “Email,” and “Web” after you click it. This is different from previous versions of Windows 10, which showed Cortana whenever you clicked the box and waited for you to type a search to present these options.
Unfortunately, the standard Windows search bar still integrates online search results with Bing, so it doesn’t just search your PC. There are more options, too—you can even disable SafeSearch for results in the search bar, and Windows will show you previews of adult content, for some reason.
But this does point to an interesting way forward and a decrease in the relevance of Cortana—now, you could leave the search bar on the taskbar and disable the Cortana icon, putting Alexa in its place.

The Start Menu Searches All Your PC’s Files

New taskbar file search interface on the Windows 10 1903
The Start menu’s search box is getting a lot more useful, however! The file search feature in the Start menu can now search for files anywhere on your PC using the Windows search index. In previous versions of Windows 10, it only searched libraries like Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos, and your Desktop. The search will still be quick thanks to the index.
This is an elegant solution and makes a lot of sense. The Windows search indexer has been around for a long time and was always ignored by Windows 10’s Start menu for some reason, but Microsoft has finally seen the light. You can configure which locations are indexed and searched from within the Settings app.
To enable this, head to Settings > Search > Searching Windows and select “Enhanced (Recommended)” to make the indexer search your entire PC. “Classic” indexing mode, which just searches your libraries and desktop, is still available as an option. You can also customize search locations to choose the precise folders indexed by Windows.

Passwordless Login

Reset PIN dialog on the Windows welcome screen
Microsoft is pursuing “a world without passwords.” You can now create a Microsoft account without a password online. That account is linked to your phone number, and Microsoft will text you a security code whenever you try to sign in.
On the latest version of Windows 10, you can now sign into Windows 10 with these passwordless accounts and set up a PIN or other Windows Hello sign-in feature to secure your computer. The account doesn’t have a password you ever have to type.
Of course, this isn’t mandatory. It’s just a new, optional type of account you don’t have to create.

A System Tray Icon for Windows Update

Windows Update icon in the notification area
Windows Update now has a notification (system tray) icon for updates. You can head to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Advanced Options and enable the “Show a notification when your PC requires a restart to finish updating” option to enable it.
After you do, you’ll see a Windows Update icon with an orange dot in your taskbar’s notification area when you need to reboot your PC for updates. It’s a nicer way of getting alerted to a required reboot than a full-screen message; that’s for sure.

A New Update Naming Scheme (For Now)

Captain America shield over a Windows 10 desktop background
Microsoft keeps changing Windows 10’s update naming scheme. Windows 10’s October 2018 Update was named Redstone 5 during development, and the previous four were also “Redstone” releases with different numbers. Now, to make things even simpler, the April 2019 update was named 19H1, as it was scheduled for release in the first half of 2019.
This sounds simple, except Microsoft has already abandoned the new naming scheme and is about to change the naming next time around. The releases after 19H1 will reportedly be codenamed “Vanadium” and “Vibranium,” as the Windows 10 team is aligning its naming with the Azure team.

Zoom (and More) in the Console

Experimental terminal settings in PowerShell
Windows 10’s console now lets you zoom in and out. Just hold the Ctrl key and scroll with your mouse or trackpad. With the default Consolas font, text in the console scales nicely and doesn’t look pixelated, no matter how much you zoom in. The aspect ratio of the frame stays the same so text won’t overflow onto different lines, either.
There are also some new experimental console features you can adjust. Right-click any console window’s title bar, select “Properties,” and click the “Terminal” tab to find them. For example, you can configure the text entry cursor’s color and shape.

More Automatic Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting options in Settings
Windows has had troubleshooters for a while, but you had to know what type of problem your PC was having and then navigate to the correct troubleshooter. Now, you can just navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot. You’ll see a list of recommended troubleshooters that Windows thinks might fix your problem.
In fact, Windows automatically tries to fix some problems in the background now. Here’s what Microsoft says about that:
Microsoft can automatically fix certain critical problems on your Windows device to keep it running smoothly. For example, we may automatically restore default settings for critical services, adjust feature settings to match your hardware configuration, or make other specific changes required for Windows to operate normally. Critical troubleshooting happens automatically and can’t be turned off.
Windows can perform recommended troubleshooting in the background, too. To control whether this happens, head to Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & Feedback. Under Recommended Troubleshooting, select “Ask me before fixing problems,” “Tell me when problems get fixed,” or “Fix problems for me without asking. By default, Windows 10 is set to ask.

Notifications Hidden in Full-Screen Apps

Focus Assist notification in the Action Center
Windows 10’s next update can also hide notifications while you watch videos or use any other full-screen app thanks to an improvement in Focus Assist. Focus Assist can already hide notifications while you’re playing any full-screen game, but now it can work when you’re using any app, whether that’s a video player, full-screen spreadsheet, or web browser after you pressed F11.

Notepad Improvements, Once Again

Notepad showing new features in 19H1
Yes, Microsoft is still working on Notepad—even after all the improvements back in the October 2018 Update.
Microsoft has also made changes to the way Notepad handles encodings. The status bar now displays the encoding of the open document. Notepad can now save files in UTF-8 format without a Byte Order Mark, which is now the default. This makes Notepad more compatible with the web, where UTF-8 is the default, and it’s also backward compatible with traditional ASCII.
Notepad will now have an asterisk in the title bar when the current file has been modified and not saved. For example, if you’re working on a file named Example.txt and make some changes, the title bar will say “*Example.txt” until you save the file.
New shortcuts are available, too. Press Ctrl+Shift+N to open a new Notepad window, Ctrl+Shift+S to open the Save As dialog, or Ctrl+W to close the current Notepad window. Notepad can also now save files with a path longer than 260 characters if you set a larger MAX_PATH on your system.
There’s also a new Help > Send Feedback option that will open the Feedback Hub to the Notepad category so you can provide feedback to Microsoft.

More Improvements and Changes

Windows 10's Settings app showing the new banner at the top of the home page
You’ll 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.
New emoji in the April 2019 Update
The official release of Emoji 12 is coming 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’re also available on the touch keyboard.
Kaomoji in the emoji panel on Windows 10
Windows 10 now supports kaomoji in the emoji picker, too. 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 touch and drag it to move it around.
File Explorer showing the "Use friendly dates" option
File Explorer now shows “friendly dates” by default. So, rather than dates like “1/23/2019”, you’ll see dates like “Yesterday,” “Tuesday,” “January 11,” and “February 16, 2016.”
You can disable this by right-clicking the top of the columns in the File Explorer window and unchecking “Use friendly dates.” This will give you the old format back.
Storage settings on Windows 10
The Storage Settings page has been redesigned a bit, too. Head to Settings > System > Storage to see a breakdown of how your space is used. You can click each category to find actions that will help free up space.
Date & time options in Settings
The Settings > Time & Language > Date & Time screen gains a “Sync Now” button to immediately synchronize your clock with an internet time server. It also shows you when the time was last synchronized and the address of your system’s current internet time server. This helps if your time is wrong for some reason—like, for example, if Windows doesn’t correctly change your clock for DST.
Manual IP configuration in Windows 10's Settings
The Settings app can now configure advanced IP settings for Ethernet connections. For example, you can configure a static IP address or set your favorite DNS server. Previously, this required using the Control Panel. Head to Settings > Network & Internet > Ethernet, click your Ethernet connection name, and click “Edit” under IP settings to find these options.
Active hours options in Settings
Windows Update has had “Active Hours” since the Anniversary Update. You can tell Windows when you’re using your PC, and it won’t automatically restart your PC during these hours.
In the April 2019 Update, you can enable a new “Automatically adjust active hours for this device based on activity” setting and Windows will automatically set your active hours, so you don’t have to think about them. This option is available at Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Change Active Hours.
The "internet disconnected" icon in Windows 10's notification area
There’s now a new, globe-shaped icon that appears when your PC doesn’t have any Internet connection. This replaces the previous individual icons for Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and cellular data connections.
The microphone icon in Windows 10's notification area
Windows now has a microphone status icon, too. This icon appears in your notification when an application is using your microphone. You can mouse over it to see which application is using your mic. Click it to open the Settings > Privacy > Microphone screen.
Protection History in Windows Security
The Windows Security app—Windows 10’s built-in antivirus and 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 threats detected by the Windows Defender antivirus, it also shows you blocks initiated by Controlled Folder Access.
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 of the options controlled by the Windows Security app unless you open the app and make the changes. This prevents programs from changing them in the background. To enable this setting, head to Windows Security > Virus & Threat Protection > Virus & Threat Protection Settings.
The Set default tab menu in Windows 10's Task Manager
You can set a default tab in the Task Manager. This tab will open whenever you launch the Task Manager. To do so, use the Options > Set Default Tab in the Task Manager.
Task Manager showing the DPI Awareness column
The Task Manager now displays the high DPI awareness of the processes on your system, so you can see more information about which applications will work properly with high DPI displays. To find this option, open the Task Manager, click the Details tab, right-click the headers at the top of the list, click “Select Columns,” check “DPI Awareness” in the list, and click “OK.”
Microsoft is also enabling the “Fix Scaling for Apps” option by default. This will help fix blurry applications on high DPI displays. This was added to Windows 10 back in the April 2018 Update, but Microsoft left it disabled by default to be conservative.
Windows 10's welcome screen with an acrylic background
The sign-in screen now has an “acrylic” background to blend in with Microsoft’s new “Fluent Design System. Previously, it had more of a blur—it’s a different visual effect.
Speaking of Fluent Design, Microsoft is also adding shadows to Microsoft Edge’s context menus and other parts of the operating system.
Power options in the Start menu
The Start menu’s design has been tweaked a bit, too. It has more “Fluent Design” touches and icons in the menus. For example, the Sleep, Shut Down, and Restart options in the menu now have icons.
The Sign-in options page in Settings
The Windows Hello options at Settings > Accounts > Sign-in Options have been redesigned. All available sign-in options are now in a single list, and each option has an explanation under it.
You can also now set up Windows Hello to work with a physical security key (like a YubiKey) directly from the Settings app.
The brightness slider in Windows 10's action center
The brightness tile under quick actions in the Action Center is now a slider, which makes it a lot easier to quickly change your display’s brightness level. You can now right-click a quick action tile and select “Edit Quick Actions” to quickly edit your tiles right from the sidebar without opening the Settings app, too.
The new symbols page in Windows 10's touch keyboard
The touch keyboard now lets you input more symbols. To find them, tap the old “&123” button to see symbols and numbers, and then tap the new “Ω” button see additional symbols. These symbols are integrated into the emoji picker, too.
The touch keyboard showing adapting touch targets
That same touch keyboard now helps you type more accurately by dynamically adjusting the targets around each key. So, if you frequently mistype a letter by tapping a little to the left or right, it’ll learn. This happens invisibly, under the hood.
Windows 10's Cursor & pointer settings page
Windows now lets you choose a cursor color and size. You can make the cursor larger and change its color, making it easier to see. Head to Settings > Ease of Access > Cursor & Pointer to see available options.

Even More Changes!

There are always tons of new changes in these Windows 10 builds. Even this isn’t a complete list! But here are a few more:
  • App Updates: Various apps included with Windows have been updated, as usual. For example, the Snip & Sketch app has more options for working with screenshots, including the ability to add a border to them and print them. It can now take delayed screenshots on a timer and screenshots of individual windows, too. Sticky Notes 3.0 is available, and it finally syncs your notes between computers. The Mail & Calendar app now has a navigation button for opening Microsoft To-Do. The Game Bar has a built-in gallery so you can see view screenshots and videos, right from the Game Bar interface. The Office app has been redesigned to be based on the new experience. It helps you launch Office apps on your computer, install ones that aren’t, and find recently used Office documents.
  • Cortana + Microsoft To Do: Cortana now adds your reminders and tasks to lists in Microsoft To-Do. So, when you tell Cortana to add milk to your grocery list, you’ll see Milk appear on the “Grocery” list in the Microsoft To-Do app.
  • Consistent Display Brightness: Your display’s brightness will not change automatically when you plug it into a charger. Previously, you may have lowered your display’s brightness, and it might become brighter when you plug it in. Now, it will automatically remember your preferred brightness—even when you plug it in.
  • Download Folder Sorting: Windows 10’s Downloads folder will be sorted by “most recent” by default, which puts your most recently downloaded folders on top. This has always been an option, but it wasn’t the default. If you’ve chosen a default sorting method, your existing setting won’t be changed.
  • Disk Cleanup Warning: The Disk Cleanup tool now displays a warning when you click the “Downloads” option, warning that this is your personal downloads folder and all files inside it will be removed.
  • Windows Update Reboots: Windows Update can now reboot your PC immediately after installing updates rather than waiting for a more convenient time. This is an optional setting you can enable if you like, and Windows Update will be more considerate by default.
  • Start Menu Reliability Improvements: The Start menu is becoming more reliable. Start was previously part of the ShellExperienceHost.exe process but is now its own process: StartMenuExperienceHost.exe. If a problem occurs with the main ShellExperienceHost.exe process, the Start menu should still be responsive. This will also make it easier for Microsoft to debug problems with the Start menu.
  • Native RAW Support: Microsoft is adding native support for the RAW image format often used by professional photographers to Windows 10. Open the Microsoft Store and install the “Raw Image Extension” package to use it. This will enable image thumbnails, previews, and metadata of RAW files in File Explorer. You can also view RAW images in apps like Photos after installing the package.
  • Font Management in Settings: Font management is improved. You can now drag-and-drop font files into the Settings > Fonts page to install them. You can click a font on this page to view its font faces and details or uninstall a font from here. (This installs the font for a single user. To install it system-wide, right-click a font file normally and select “Install for All Users.”)
  • Clipboard History Redesign: The Clipboard History viewer added back in the October 2018 Update has a new, more compact design. Press Windows + V to open it.
  • Streamlined PIN Resets: When signing into Windows 10 with a PIN, you can click the “I Forgot My PIN” link, and you’ll see a new, streamlined interface for resetting your PIN right from the welcome screen.
  • 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.
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux: Windows Subsystem for Linux’s wsl command-line toolnow 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.
  • 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.
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.