11 Features In The Latest Microsoft Windows 10 Creator Update

Good day Trinidad and Tobago and the rest of the internet. Today I want to demonstrate 11 useful features of Windows 10 Creators Update. This is how this update was described in their announcement

“We believe that everyone is a creator at heart and that creativity is an essential human trait. And, no matter who you are, Windows 10 is built to empower the creator in all of us.”

• Picture in Picture Mini View

For apps that support this feature (like the video player), you can minimise that app in a mini window that stays above your active windows.

Windows 10 Tip: Watch a video while using another app with mini view

• Night light

Search for night light in settings. Night light is designed to show warmer colours and reduce blue light to reduce eye strain and help you sleep better. You have the option of scheduling when night light comes on. Created this illustration to give you an idea of what it looks like because screen recording does not capture this.

Windows 10 Tip: Lower the blue light emitted from your PC with Night light

• Paint 3D

Search for Paint 3D in the start menu. Create 3D objects and scenes with a simple to use interface. With the Remix 3D community you can share your creations or repurpose shared creations.

Windows 10 Tip: Five ways to get started with Paint 3D

• Custom colours under personalisation

We are no longer limited to specific colours for the desktop background or window accents.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17144/windows-10-change-desktop-background

• Privacy dashboard

Setup now includes a privacy dashboard that is simple and easy to understand. These settings can also be changed later in Settings. This is designed to make us comfortable that we have control of what we share with Microsoft and third parties.

Windows 10 privacy journey continues: more transparency and controls for you

• A new Windows Defender Security Center

This is described as a new experience that is easier for you to view and control the security protections you choose

Introducing Windows Defender Security Center

• Dynamic Lock

For dynamic lock to work you need to first pair your phone with your pc. Once your phone is not within bluetooth range your pc automatically locks within a minute or so. You can test this by turning off bluetooth on your phone and waiting.

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-10-windows-hello-and-privacy

• Start menu folders

You can now group tiles into folders just like you could have on windows phone

Windows 10 Tip: Organize your Start files with new tile folders

• Storage sense

The options are limited but I expect it will be expanded in the future. This allows Windows to automatically free up disk space.

• Troubleshoot menu

Now you have access to the troubleshooting dialogs from settings without being prompted to run them.

• Windows + G and screen capture

Not new to Windows Creator but worth a mention here. Simply press the Windows key and G and the Gaming Bar appears. You can use it to quickly video record a screen with mic audio although it does make you check that it is a game being recorded.

Windows 10 Tip: Get started with the Game Bar on your Windows 10 PC

I have links to Microsoft’s website for most of these features in the description below. Remember you can easily find settings by doing a search in settings.

Software used to create video – Vegas movie studio
OBS Studio for screen capture

Side note – Wanted to record some screens in Virtual Box but discovered that there was no option to boot from USB. You have to hack it.

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