Windows 10 (version 2004) New Features

Today we will discuss Windows 10 New Features. Two of the notable changes are removal of the colored fills in the Start menu tiles, and a new File Explorer. Now, let’s take a look at some more new features.

New CORTANA

Windows 10 (version 2004) New Features

Cortana is now a standalone application. You can un-dock it from the taskbar, and the window behaves like any other Windows application. In the Settings, you can change the default input to be voice or text, and you can summon Cortana with Windows Key+C on your keyboard. You can also use Cortana to launch apps, and change settings by again, speaking or typing.

SEARCH

Another one of Windows 10 New Features is the new search. Quick searches now appear at the bottom of the panel, and there’s a cool reverse search button, which is also available in the photos app. Click it, and you can drag a marquee selection around an image, then Bing will automatically display visually similar search results. Windows 10 (version 2004) New Features.

GAME BAR

The game bar has a new performance overlay. You can pin this to your game so you can monitor performance, without having the rest of the game bar UI open. It will also display frame rate, except for some reason it doesn’t work in any of my games.

CALCULATOR

The calculator now has a new button, which makes it float above other apps, it’s pretty neat.

Windows 10 (version 2004) New Features
Windows 10 (version 2004) New Features

DATA LIMIT SETTINGS

Windows 10 (version 2004) New Features
Set data limit

You can now set data limits under the Data Usage setting. You can set the size of the limit and have it reset monthly, or you can have it reset after a certain amount of time. Additional bandwidth limits for downloading updates in the background can also be set now.

POINTER SETTINGS

mouse and text cursor settings

Under the Ease of Access setting, you can change the mouse pointer color, including an inverted option, and you could enable a new feature called Text Cursor Indicator. This makes the text cursor easier to see, and you may also adjust its size and color too. And yes, you can adjust the mouse pointer speed in settings without having to summon the classic Control Panel.

RESETTING YOUR PC

Here’s another handy feature, you can now reset your PC with a cloud download. So if your system is full of junk and you need to reinstall, you can download a fresh copy of the OS, without having to restore ISO files, or carry physical media with you.

NOTIFICATIONS

notifications

When you get a notification you’ll notice a new gear icon. If you click it, you’ll see options to instantly turn off all notifications for an app, or you can use it to jump right to the notification settings. All right, we covered a bunch of new settings, and a bunch of new features

WINDOWS FOR LINUX SUBSYSTEM

Let’s jump over to Windows for Linux Subsystem. WSL was originally released on August 2nd, 2016, and version two was released to Windows Insiders on June 12th, 2019. So it’s been around for a while. Go ahead and play with it if you haven’t already.

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