Windows 10 is the latest operating system created by the software giant Microsoft. Microsoft created Windows 10 by combining the touch with old classic desktop mode, tablet features of windows 8 and classic Start menu from previous Windows. However, Windows 10 creates an environment of workplace, gaming and internet.
With all new well furnished features, Windows 10 touched the hearts of people. As a result, upon its release people did not hesitate to adopt this new Windows. Furthermore, Windows 10 has some features which are greatly praised all around the globe.
Here are the top Windows 10 features
The Start Menu
One of the good features of Windows 10 is its Start menu. This start menu is similar to windows 7. In this start menu, Microsoft combines the full-screen start screen of windows 8 and scrolling start menu of windows 7. This start menu is restricted to a single column, with jump lists and flyout menus for extra options, divided into frequently used and recently installed programs, with the option to switch to a scrolling view of all your applications, sorted alphabetically.
This start menu also has an extra pane where anyone can pin Windows 8 style tiles with live animation. Size of start menu can be manipulated by drag the start menu to a larger or shorter size. However, size of the start menu also can be set to full screen.
Previously Cortana was only an windows phone assistant but Microsoft has included Cortana on windows 10 as search pane on the taskbar. Cortana can be activated by saying ‘Hey Cortana’- and when start searching the start menu.
Cortana gets you apps that you have installed in your hard drive, the documents you have access to, apps you could install from the Store, search results from the web and a range of other information. You can set reminders for different event and programs as well.
Microsoft Edge is the new browser implemented by Microsoft in windows 10 to catch up with fast-moving browser like Chrome and Firefox. Microsoft Edge has several unique features including a text-only reader mode, an annotation tool, and even Cortana integration.
The Xbox app
This is a good news for gamers with Xbox One that window 10 has Xbox app. This Xbox app has ability to control the Xbox One and a DVR capture for any Windows games. Furthermore, gamers are able to play cross-platform games between Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Also, by the help of this app Windows 10 has the ability to stream games from the Xbox Box.
This feature of windows 10 can be very helpful for those users who work with multiple windows but do not have larger monitor or multiple monitors. Users can easily arrange their windows by putting them on multiple virtual desktop. User can use Alt+Tab to move between apps and then Windows+Ctrl and the left and right arrow keys to move between desktops. This feature is handy if users working on more than one project and they want to group things together so they don’t get their works mixed up.
Universal app is good news for those users who use more than one Windows device. Lots of apps including Photos, Videos, Music, Maps, People & Messaging and Mail & Calendar will look and feel the same across different devices and screen sizes. The data will also be saved and sync automatically via OneDrive. OneDrive is a whole new integration to Windows.
Continuum Mode works with 2in1 devices (hybrids and convertibles), Windows 10 made life easier with a ‘Continuum Mode’. This means the operating system moves easily between laptop (keyboard/mouse) and tablet (touch) modes automatically. It changes its mode if it detects the loss or addition of a keyboard.
One of coolest feature of modern operating system is Notifications, with popup reminding you of all sorts of useful information. Windows 8 had this feature but those notifications disappeared forever as soon as they faded from your screen. Windows 10 fix this problem in its new Action Center. The Action Center also provides quick-action buttons for common functions, like activating Bluetooth or connecting to a VPN, as well as an option for shifting the interface to Tablet Mode.
In previous windows if there is an update which will need restart windows decides when to do that. In windows 10 if you want to have certain times off-limits for restarts, you’ll need the features in Windows Update for Business which lets you block restarts so they don’t happen in working hours, or on certain dates.