Hands-on with the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update (video)
Let's go hands-on with the upcoming 'Windows 10 Spring Creators Update' to showcase the best new features and changes
Microsoft is about to release a new feature update for Windows 10, known as the "Spring Creators Update" (that name's not official yet, but we're confident it's right), that has lots of new features, enhancements, and changes. Microsoft likes to release two major updates to Windows 10 each year, and the Spring Creators Update is the first release for 2018.
As always, we went deep into the upcoming Windows 10 update and made an in-depth video walkthrough showcasing all the noteworthy new changes and features that are coming in the update.
The biggest noteworthy changes include updates to Task View that add a new feature called Timeline, which lets you resume apps and documents across devices up to 30 days in the past. There are also lots of improvements to Microsoft Edge, the UI of Windows, and the Settings app.
The Spring Creators Update isn't a huge one, but it has enough small improvements that it feels really well rounded. This is an excellent update to Windows 10 that improves things a lot, and users are going to appreciate it.
What are you most looking forward to in the Spring Creators Update? Let us know in the comments.
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if you have transparency effects on you will definitely notice all of the acrylic/reveal especially tablet users using the on screen keyboards. then there's task view icon change and timeline and setting changes. the performance improvements over FCU are worth it alone :)
I do and now I'm screwed. It seems more like a case of they couldn't figure out how to make it reliable enough and so just chucked in the towel. It worked most of the time though. So now I'm going to have to find an alternative, sigh!
And if you don't use Edge, there's not much to look forward to in this update. How about a new Volume Mixer, Microsoft? We need a smarter way of managing audio streams on a PC than the old awkward mixer. Something that is easier to access and has better organisation of audio sources. If you want to silence a particular program now you have to sometimes scroll to the right, because every extra program you start seems to overflow outside of the boundaries of the volume mixer, instead of just making that window auto-size itself based on contents. There's no fast way of silencing only one particular application on Windows 10, which for me would be an important feature that would be very helpful.
Not to mention that I think the last update (the Fall Creators one) removed the "minimize" button from the title bar, if I'm not mistaken. You can't even minimise it anymore if you need to get it out of the way, but still keep it open. Audio management in Windows 10 seems like an afterthought, anyways, which is why so many professionals use macs for music production. This is one practical area in which Microsoft has a lot of things it needs to improve, but it doesn't seem as interested as in making all sorts of UI sprinkles and fluff that don't have much of an impact on practical things.
And so is that dumpster fire Microsoft calls a browser. Maybe the Autumn Creators Update 2018 will bring something better (like the cloud copying they keep delaying)