And days pass by while we start hearing news about the next Windows 10 Update called the Redstone 4 also known as the Spring Creator’s Update. This is interesting and we will also make sure that you will get the minimum specs required for the update and if your computer has the capability for accepting it.
Updates over new releases:
As you know, Windows no longer has plans to release newer versions of its operating system but rather updates. Noted many times in the past in our articles, Windows has plans to just release standalone updates and charge for them. Windows 10’s last feature update was 1709 Creator’s update which changed many features within Windows 10 and here we have news about the next update from Windows which might be another game change when it comes to Operating System Standards.
The latest update as mentioned is called as the Redstone 4, this update will be rolled out soon and a preview build is already out for many customers and is in the beta testing. Feedbacks are submitted and received in reference to the update and each and everyday, we hear new stuff on it. Let’s discuss about what major features it is going to yield for its users.
Timeline: A cool feature which will track of all the recent things that has happened throughout the day from news to your activities on the computer for you to track and get a hold of.
Microsoft Edge Revamp: Lot has been told about how Edge will surely be revamped in Redstone 4. Feature from Google Chrome named Mute Tab has been quoted. EPUB books can now be saved and the overall look has been majorly changed. One other major change is the addition of Extensions in InPrivate browsing. This has been requested by the community. Honestly, all of these features have been.
Cortana: Cortana has been re-worked here as well. She will now listen to you more efficiently, not just that, she will now have a Lists/Collections feature and will be better at helping you open apps as you closed them. She will also have a notebook UI which is also a major request.
Other changes include improvements in the keyboard area and touch screen area. Many improvements in the settings area where you can add and remove few settings option as displayed below.
Here’s a list of major changes that are not listed above:
Fluent Design reveal effects have been softened
Fluent Design Acrylic and Reveal effects are now showcased in more areas of the Shell.
The Start menu now features Fluent Design “reveal” effects in tiles and the apps list.
The “clear all”, “expand”, “collapse” and “see more” text in the Action Center now uses your chosen accent color.
You can now use a two finger swipe gesture to dismiss all notifications in the Action Center.
Windows will now show you your personalized lock screen when selecting your account on the login page.
The Calendar fly-out on the taskbar now features reveal effects.
Contacts pinned to the taskbar now show a list of connected apps rather than tiles.
The Taskbar now features the Acrylic blur effect.
Action Center notifications now feature Fluent Design reveal effects.
The “clear all” text in Action Center now says “clear all notifications” instead.
Nearby Share is now present in the Share UI and lets you share content between nearby devices.
Right-clicking a live tile will give you the option of jumping straight into that apps Settings.
Task View now includes Timeline that allows you to go back and resume apps you had open in the past up to 30 days.
Virtual Desktops has moved to the top of the Task View UI.
Fluent Design effects will be disabled when in battery saver mode.
The My People Hub now features Reveal and Acrylic effects.
You can now drag to reposition contacts pinned to the Taskbar.
You can now drag contacts between the Taskbar and the My People Hub.
Quiet Hours has been renamed to Focus Assist and has been updated with new features.
Documents and Pictures are now listed in the Start menu hamburger menu by default.
On devices with Windows Hello support, users can now setup Hello directly from the login screen.
The Xbox Gamebar has been updated with a new Fluent design UI.
Users on Windows 10 S can now use the Microsoft Authenticator app to log in to their PC.
Eye Control has been updated with more functions in the eyebar.
The system requirements stay the same as well which has always been the same. What do you think about these updates? Are these intriguing for you to get the updates rolling or are you going to wait to avoid that major Microsoft tradition of updates causing troublesome? Let us know in the comment section below.