As Microsoft promised to provide significant updates to Windows 10 every six months, this season’s update is right around the corner. The company made an announcement regarding Windows 10 April 2018 Update. It will arrive on April 30. If you are running Windows 10 Insider Program, you may be aware of the features coming, as they have been in testing for months. For everyone else, here is everything you need to know of the biggest changes.
The most notable change is ‘The Timeline’ which replaced the old Task View. This mode is accessible by pressing Win+Tab. It allows you to see the apps and documents you have used in a Chronological order. You need not recall the name of every single file to resume the work on an old project, and can easily resume previous array of Windows. Also, you can resume work on mobile devices you have been using in the way you resume works on Microsoft apps like Office and Edge. Timeline is quite useful since it was first showed up on the Insider Program, but you can disable it if you don’t like the idea of your computer remembering your activity. The old ‘Quiet Mode’ is replaced by ‘Focus Assist’, muting notifications temporarily. You can also set it turn on automatically during certain times of the day. You will see a summary of the notifications you missed after turning the feature off. Also, you can allow specific notifications to go through the filter if you want receive some important notifications.
Microsoft Edge will get a bunch of new features. One is, you can finally mute tabs. Books, PDFs, and Reading view will now be available in full screen, and the browser can now save your payment details for autofill process. One of the most amazing features is ‘Dictation’, which makes it easy to enter text without typing. You can just press Win+H and start woofing. It is really useful when you need to make quick memos while your hands are occupied or if you like to type without using your hands.
- Earlier, the update was known as the Spring Creators Update, but Microsoft decided to go with dates as they are simpler to name the updates. It probably makes sense as Windows 10 gets older as keeping track of biannual updates named after seasons could get features messy.
- You can try the update yourself next week. Microsoft always tends to roll out big updates slowly, but is also provides an option for those who want to try their hands on the software as soon as possible.