Microsoft released major update Windows 10 Fall Creators Update after six months of preliminary testing. Latest version acquired the support of proprietary headsets mixed reality for Windows, contacts integration with the task bar, the new design of the Fluent UI Design and other options. We offer you to familiarize with all innovations Fall Creators Update.
Most of the changes in Fall Creators Update — minor, and some of the new features Microsoft has postponed until next updates. Now the list 10 most important features Creators Fall Update looks like this:
1. Design Fluent Design
Microsoft introduced the Fluent design Design with new animations, effects and textures. For example, in the start menu as the background is now used “acrylic” and not translucency. Changes are also visible in the notification center, where there is a clear dividing line, and the notifications appear more smoothly.
In addition, the developers are preparing another redesign of the interface by 2018.
2. Improve the sound and works with headphones
In Fall Creators Update new feature of Windows Sonic that activates surround sound and Dolby Atmos. New volume control panel supports individual volume values for each of Windows store apps: the innovation is useful, for example, to make it quieter game, but to listen to music at the usual volume. All sound settings are available by right-clicking on the loudspeaker icon in the system tray.
3. The task scheduler of the accelerator and improve DPI
PC-gamers will like the new tool to control the performance graphs in task Manager Windows 10 have a separate paragraph for the graphics card, which displays the current load on the chip and amount of video memory.
For PCs with high resolution displays Microsoft optimized the DPI values, so that now users will not encounter the blurred UI elements with old apps. However, some programs still may not work properly with large screens.
4. Microsoft Edge
Brand browser by Microsoft will be allowed to consolidate the bookmark sites directly to the Windows taskbar, will offer a new full-screen mode and change the built-in module for reading the documents — now users can add annotations to electronic books and to read PDF in a modified viewer.
Of other small changes — the ability to transfer cookies from the Chrome Edge, the option to edit addresses in the favorites list, improved performance and a more reliable function of copying and pasting text.
5. The mixed reality Windows
For the work of the mixed reality PC owners need to buy a compatible headset Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo or Samsung. After plugging in the accessory and run special applications, most programs will run in VR mode. Note that for correct operation of the selecting will need a powerful computer.
In addition, Microsoft has created a separate area for fastening applications, games and holograms in mixed reality. The new panel will serve as the center to start all of the VR content, such as games from SteamVR, which will be released for beta testing by the end of 2017.
6. The file in OneDrive
New option cloud service gives you remote access to any file on the computer, and the Explorer now refers to local and cloud files. Third-party apps also have access to OneDrive and learned how to show loading progress in the notification panel. We will remind, earlier for offline access to OneDrive files on Windows 10 had to sync the whole folder.
7. Contact integration
Static task bar in Windows 10 has become more personalized: there now you can pin contacts from the address book. In addition, the opportunity to call and send messages in Skype directly from the navigation bar or drag files onto bookmark to quickly share them.
8. Pen and touch input
The owners of the Surface devices will appreciate the new functions and touchscreen input with a stylus. Microsoft has added touch keyboard with support for predictions of the swipe input mode of one hand and quick access to the Emoji. It also has a button for voice text input, which handles the commands for navigating around Windows 10.
The stylus is now used for handwriting in real-time and supports gestures for text. Lovers to lose this accessory will also be able to quickly find it using the utility “Find My Pen”, which will show you where the last time I used a stylus.
9. New Emoji
The developers of Windows 10 has integrated the latest changes for Unicode with Fall Creators Update now available keyboard Emoji with dinosaurs, fairies, zombies, and other characters. The panel of emoticons has also undergone design changes, got the search called shortcut in Windows and point/comma.
10. Improve Cortana
Cortana now displays notifications for messages and missed calls, if the user establishes a voice assistant for Android smartphone. Moreover, send SMS and reject incoming calls directly from a PC. Menu, Cortana moved to the main settings of the system and a virtual assistant has learned to log out, shut down or restart the computer using voice commands.
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