What’s new in Win­dows 10

Windows 7 Help & Advice - - WINDOWS 10 -

1 Edge sup­ports ex­ten­sions

One of the big­gest turn-offs for Win­dows 10’s new browser was a com­plete lack of sup­port for add-ons and ex­ten­sions. This was rec­ti­fied from the An­niver­sary Edi­tion on, and be­cause ex­ten­sions are only avail­able through the Mi­crosoft Store, you can be sure they’ve been prop­erly vet­ted.

2 Tablet-friendly fea­tures

The An­niver­sary Up­date also took steps to make Win­dows friend­lier on touch de­vices, such as 2-in-1 tablets. This saw the in­tro­duc­tion of a ded­i­cated Win­dows Ink workspace with sketch­pad, sticky notes, an­no­tated screenshot tool and dig­i­tal ruler, all de­signed to play nicely with touch­screens and sty­luses.

3 3D up­dates

The Cre­ators Up­date in­tro­duced wide­spread sup­port for 3D, from a brand new app (Paint 3D) to sup­port for 3D con­tent in other Mi­crosoft tools, in­clud­ing both Edge and Pow­erPoint. This was ac­com­pa­nied by sup­port for VR head­sets and other Aug­mented Re­al­ity (AR) fea­tures.

4 OneDrive on de­mand

The Fall Cre­ators Up­date can now re­duce the size of your OneDrive folder by mak­ing files only avail­able ‘on de­mand’. To en­able this, right-click the OneDrive Taskbar no­ti­fi­ca­tion area icon and choose Set­tings, then se­lect ‘Save space and down­load files as you use them’.

5 More con­trol over pri­vacy

You’ll see more gran­u­lar pri­vacy op­tions be­ing of­fered to you when you next re­in­stall or up­date Win­dows, but why wait? Go to Start > Set­tings > Pri­vacy to work your way through a com­pre­hen­sive list of op­tions. Too much has­sle? O&O ShutUp10 (www.oosoft­ware.com/en/shutup10) makes it easy.

6 My Peo­ple

The Fall Cre­ators Up­date has made it eas­ier to quickly stay in con­tact with your favourite con­tacts – in­di­vid­u­als can be pinned to the Taskbar en­abling you to mes­sage them via Skype or email without hav­ing to open a sep­a­rate win­dow. Right-click the Taskbar and choose ‘Show Peo­ple but­ton’ to get started.

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