Windows 10 Update October 2018 now available to the public and from now on you can also get the new update. But you must know about this update, the update is reportedly only available for a small number of devices such as Microsoft’s Surface and some PC OEMs such as Lenovo, Asus, Dell, HP also others whose devices are already using Windows 10 and has since been activated.
Then this update can only be received if you manually update it. That is, Microsoft will not release the update directly to all PCs automatically via Windows Update, so you have to manually update. Press Windows key + I > Update & Security > Check for updates. Or also via the Update Assistant and Media Creation Tools applications.
Also this update presents many new things for Windows 10 such as Dark Mode in File Explorer, Clipboard History, Your Phone and others. But, even though it has been tested first in the Windows Insider program, it does not mean that these features will run smoothly on your PC. So, if you find a problem on your PC, Microsoft hopes you report the problem via the Feedback application.
If you has updated to Windows 10 Update October 2018, don’t hesitate to give your opinion about the update in the comments column.
New Features Windows 10 Update October 2018
Microsoft release Windows 10 Update October 2018 with many new features. If you are curious about what Windows 10 October 2018 updates and what are the new features, here are 21 New Features Windows 10 Update October 2018!
1. Dark File Explorer
The first new feature is Dark Mode in File Explorer. If you activate Dark Mode, then the File Explorer follow-up appears dark. In other words the Dark Mode experience of Windows 10 becomes more complete in October 2018 Update.
2. Clipboard History
Windows 10 October 2018 Update now has a Clipboard History that can be synchronized between PCs. So what do you copy on one PC, can you paste it directly on another PC. For Clipboard access history you just have to press the Windows + V key combination, then the Clipboard list popup will appear before you copy, and just select which one you want to paste.
By default this feature is non-active, so first activate Clipboard History via Settings. You can also activate the Sync accross devices option, so that you copy on one PC you can paste on your other PC. Next, Microsoft will embed this feature in Swiftkey, so what you copy from your cellphone, tablet or PC can all be integrated and integrated into one.
3. Snip & Sketch
Windows 10 is now equipped with Snip & Sketch. So if you press Windows + Shift + S, you can immediately take a screenshot, and just click the floating window to edit the mark up. Here you can doodle, give a sign, do cropping, even draw with the help of a ruler and bow. This feature is optimal if your PC touch screen, but if not you can still use it with a mouse or trackpad.
4. SMS from PC / Laptop
With this application you can to read and send SMS directly from the PC. Then continue browsing from the mobile to the PC, even viewing the 25 most recent photos that you take on your cellphone, to be accessed and used directly from your PC.
But for now, on my Windows 10 Update October 2018 RTM, my Phone feature cannot be used yet.
To be able to use this feature, Microsoft Launcher or Your Phone Companion must be installed on your Android phone. And for iPhone users, because there are limitations from Apple, then not all of your Phone features that can be enjoyed on Android, you can enjoy on the iPhone.
If you use a Windows tablet or Windows 10 Tablet Mode, the default touch keyboard for Windows 10 October 2018 is SwiftKey. So, SwiftKey has been purchased by Microsoft since 2016, and now it’s also embedded in Windows 10. With Swiftkey you can type with typing swipe on Windows, but for Text Suggestion and the autocorrect is still limited in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Russia.
6. Search Preview
Now the look of Windows Search is overhauled by adding previews. So if you search for certain keywords, the Bing preview will appear. Likewise, if you search for installed applications, some menus will be displayed. And if looking for an application that has not been installed, the Install App menu will appear to install it through the Store.
7. Microsoft Edge Browser
There are many changes in the Edge browser. First, if you notice, there are some new touches on Edge’s browser design, such as the shadow that makes the depth effect feel more pronounced, then if you open the menu settings, the settings are grouped into categories, so it’s easy to make settings, and now settings You can set media autoplay. If you select Allow it means that autoplay media is still running, if you choose a limit, it means that only the media autoplay that is mute will still run, and if you select block it means that there is no media autoplay that will run.
You can also do this autoplay setting on the website by clicking the icon on the left of the website URL, then managing it via manage permissions. Later the media autoplay permission will be custom, for each of these websites.
Then when you use to read PDF, now you can add notes and annotations too. This is interesting if you want to enter certain graphics when reading an ebook or other PDF file.
And if you open reading view, now there are Learning Tools with Text Options that you can set, what kind of look and color you want to look at. Then there is also Line Focus, to focus text on just one, three, or five lines according to the settings.
From Display, you can find some minor changes such as the border window now no longer in the form of color, but shadow, to give depth effects, according to the concept in Fluent Design. Popup menus and context menus also have shadows, but unfortunately the shadow design is still not aligned between the application window and menu context, so if in the application window you will find a soft shadow like this, in the context of a hard shadow menu like this.
You can also touch the acrylic design on several other Windows 10 corners such as the Timeline and other Windows default applications. Please explore and you will find display updates here and there.
9. Notepad Update
Notepad is overhauled with lots of new features. Like Line Breaks support from Linux and Mac, so text files from Linux and Mac used to be messy when opened in Notepad because they don’t detect Line Breaks, now they look neat as they should.
Then now you can search for words with Bing in Notepad, just right-click it and select Search with Bing.
10. Power Usage in the Task Manager
If you open the Task Manager, Power Usage and Power Usage Trend are now added. You can check to monitor power usage, to know what applications consume a lot of battery, and how the power usage trend by the application.
11. Install Font
If you install Font, now you can install it for that user account or for everything. So now to install fonts doesn’t have to be from an administrator account. Even from a regular account, you can only need administrator access to install a user account.
12. Text Size
On Windows 10 October 2018 Update, you can make the text display in all parts of Windows bigger. You can set it in Settings > Ease of Access > Display > and set the slider to change the text size.
13. RIP Disk Cleanup
Disk Cleanup, which has been a Windows clean-up tool for a long time, is now officially abandoned. Disk Cleanup is still included but the status is deprecated, and only exists for compatibility purposes. This Disk Cleanup is completely replaced by Storage Sense, which has been embedded with various features for automatic cleaning, including by utilizing OneDrive cloud storage to clean up local storage.
14. Regedit autocomplete
This feature is useful for those of you who like Windows, because the Registry Editor is now added to the Autocomplete feature to make it easier for you to find the registry string that you are looking for.
15. HDR support
This feature is useful for those of you who use a large resolution screen, for example 4K with HDR support, Windows 10 now has special options for this HDR setting in Settings> Display> Windows HD Color. Here you will be shown a screen to support HDR for anything, from video streams, games, applications, etc.
You can also set when Windows plays HDR content, whether it is more focused on battery life or image quality.
16. Windows Security
Windows Defender Security Center was renamed to be more simple, namely Windows Security. There are a number of new security features added, one of which is if you activate the anti-ransomware feature, Controlled Folder Access, you can easily manage any applications that can have access to the folder.
This makes it easy for you to keep protecting data from ransomware, but still allows certain applications to access it so that the application’s functions are not interrupted.
17. AI Restart
On Windows 10 October Update, Microsoft added AI to predict when the right time to restart the update. So Windows will restart the update when you are not active using a PC.
18. Automatic Focus Assist
Focus Assist or the name for the Do Not Disturb feature on Windows, will automatically activate when you play any full screen game. So you won’t be bothered by various notifications when playing games on Windows 10.
19. New Emoji
Windows 10 October Update has included 157 emoticons from Unicode 11, and some of them are new emojis that did not exist in the previous version. You can just press Windows + point to open the emoji panel on Windows, and explore various new emojis, including superhero emojis, teddy bears, etc.
20. Linux Shell menu in Explorer
If you install bash Linux on Windows 10, now from File Explorer you can directly run Linux Shell. Just hold down Shift + right click, then the Open Linux Shell Here option will appear, and Linux bash will open in that folder.
21. Copy Paste Bash
Now you can copy paste in Bash Linux Windows 10. But this feature is not active by default, so just activate it by right-clicking the title bar > properties > and selecting the Use Ctrl + Shift + C / V as Copy Paste option.
After that you can copy the command by pressing the CTRL + Shift + C shortcut and pasting the command with Ctrl + Shift + V.