THE NEWS AT WINDOWS 10
Microsoft has found its mojo again with Windows 10. Wondering what you can expect from the new OS? Wonder no more...
1 WHERE TO START
10 brings the much-missed Start menu back, and it’s not the compromise found in the Windows 8.1 update.
2 ACTUAL WINDOWS
The new OS treats apps like desktop programs, with menu bars, taskbar icons and proper resizing.
3 QUARTERED SCREEN
You can have Word in one quarter, whatever you’re plagiarising in another, and still see movies and music.
4 TASK LIST
Alt and tab lets you switch between open programs. The task view button lets touchscreen users do it too.
5 DOUBLE DESKTOPS
Task view also adds the ability to create a more virtual desktop – one for business, one for pleasure.
6 UPWARDLY MOBILE
Microsoft says Windows 10 will look just as good on your phone as it will on an
7 FLAT AS A PANCAKE
8’s bolder, flatter design remains, but gradients make empty spaces look
better on big screens.
8 FIND FILES FASTER
You’ll now find recent files and oft-visited folders in File Explorer, so you can
dive straight back in.