Microsoft started to roll out its first feature-packed update of the year last week. Dubbed May 2020 Update, the latest version of the operating system is slowly hitting laptops, two-in-one gadgets and desktop PCs worldwide. As well as the usual bug fixes and security tweaks, there are plenty of shiny new additions to get excited about too.
Windows 10 May 2020 Update contains changes to the Search menu, chatty voice assistant Cortana, and boasts an all-new option to go password-free – handy if you’re always having to hit the Forgotten Your Password? button for your online logins. As long as you’re not one of the PC users that Microsoft is warning not to install Windows 10 May 2020 Update, there’s a lot to like here. Below we’ve outlined some of the headline features. But if you’re ready to take the plunge – and your PC hasn’t automatically updated yet – you can find out how to download Windows 10 May 2020 Update here.
Windows 10 May 2020 Update: Some Of The Most Exciting Features~
Faster, Easier Connections: Microsoft says it’s making it easier and faster to pair your Bluetooth devices to your compatible Windows 10 PC. Until now, Windows 10 users had to head to the Settings app to pair new Bluetooth headphones or peripherals. With May 2020 Update installed, you’ll be able to take care of everything in the notifications slide-out window with fewer steps.
Go Password-less: This is one of the stand-out features in the latest Windows 10 update. The new feature brings improved security and a simple sign-in experience – you sign-in with your face. Windows Hello already allows PC owners to login to their device with a quick glance, but now you can use the same technology for third-party accounts too. After the update, head to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options on your Windows 10 PC and select On in the new Require Windows Hello Sign-In For Microsoft Accounts.
Memory Improvements in Microsoft Edge: This recently-overhauled Chrome rival is the most used application and where people spend a large portion of their time on Windows, Microsoft says. As a result, Microsoft has made sure that one of the first Win32 applications that will take advantage of segment heap capabilities is Microsoft Edge. The early internal testing results of devices on the May 2020 Update are showing a memory usage reduction of up to 27 percent when browsing with Microsoft Edge. Individual device performance will vary based upon configuration and usage, but the lower memory usage could provide a better device experience because more memory would be available for apps to use.
Name Your Desktops: Now instead of “Desktop 1” or “Desktop 2” you can give your Virtual Desktops more descriptive, clever, amusing, or rude names. Using Virtual Desktop in Windows 10 allows you to expand your desktop beyond the physical limitations of the space, organise groups of related tasks, and easily switch between them. Tackling what you want to –when you want to – should now be a little easier.
It’s A Numbers Game: Keep the calculator close by at all times – now you can choose to keep the Calculator app on top of every other window. That means you’ll be able to have multiple windows open without worrying about losing your calculator among all the other apps.
Notepad Newness: The beloved 30-year-old text editor has some small but mighty improvements. There’s now wrap-around find/replace, quick text zooming, and when you see an asterisk in the title bar you’ll know you have unsaved changes.
Bringing Smartphones and PCs Closer Together: With the Windows 10 May 2020 Update installed on your machine, you’ll find some of the most popular features from Microsoft’s companion Your Phone app on the PC. The ability to make phone calls from within Windows 10 will now be found on all ARM-powered PCs from Microsoft and third-party device manufacturers.
No Need To Cursor, It’s Right There: Windows Magnifier has a new ability in the latest update – it will keep the text cursor in the centre of the screen, making it easier and smoother to type. That should mean you’re not.
If you’d like to check to find out whether the Windows 10 May 2020 Update is ready and waiting to be installed on your PC, here’s what you need to do. Open your Windows Update panel – which you can found by heading to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update – and then hit the Check For Updates button. Once the update appears, you can select Download and Install.
If you can’t see the update in settings then this means it’s not arrived on your machine quite yet. While patience is undoubtedly a virtue, Microsoft does offer an option for those who cannot bear to wait until Windows 10 May 2020 slowly reaches them. You can head to the following page and hit Download to get the disc image of the latest version of Windows 10 and install that onto your machine.