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What’s New In the Windows 10 May 2020 Update?

Windows 10 May 2020 Update

Windows 10 Minor Additions

Minor new additions in May 2020 Update

Like previous Windows 10 feature updates, you’ll find that there are plenty of small changes sprinkled throughout the May 2020 Update. None of these are blockbusters, but go a long way in refining the overall usability of the operating system.

  • DirectX 12: The May 2020 Update includes developer previews of new DirectX 12 features like DirectX Raytracing Tier 1.1, DirectX Mesh Shader, and more. These will be used to improve games on Windows 10.
  • Game Bar: Microsoft already turned the Game Bar feature into more of a full-screen overlay with options like quick volume control, performance graphs, even Spotify integrations. It now got better with an achievement overlay and an FPS counter.
  • Notepad: Surprisingly, Notepad has picked up a bunch of new options, like the ability to zoom in and out, file change notifications, and line and column numbers when word warp is enabled.
  • Paint and WordPad: You can now uninstall Microsoft Paint and WordPad programs, if you like.
  • Optional features: The Optional Features pages under Settings got a better interface. You can select and uninstall multiple features at once, and sort them in different ways. It is also possible to see the date when each feature was installed and view their status up top.
  • Network cameras: It is now possible to add a network camera to Windows, which can then be used with the built-in Camera app, or other program. No more using third-party software to find and configure network cameras.
  • Bluetooth pairing: Connecting Bluetooth devices got a lot simpler. When there is a Bluetooth device within reach of your PC, you’ll get a notification for easy pairing. Only a limited number of devices support this feature at this moment, including the Microsoft Surface keyboard and mice, but more will eventually.
  • Sign-in: You can enable or disable apps each time you sign in.
  • Automatically open apps: There’s a setting to automatically open UWP applications after you restart your machine.
  • Notifications: There are a few new notification options that allow you more control over what apps can pop notifications, hide the content, and so on.
  • It is possible to add events to your calendar directly from the time and date flyout.
  • WiFi: The WiFi list has been updated with a refreshed UI and better iconography.
  • Snip & Sketch: Snip & Sketch now supports single-window mode, zoom, and improved discoverability.
  • Calls in the Your Phone app: The Your Phone app on Windows 10 now lets you make and receive calls from your PC, as long as you have a phone running Android 7 or newer.
  • Touch keyboard: The touch keyboard now features an additional 39 languages, powered by SwiftKey.
  • Dictation: Dictation now supports 12 additional languages.
  • Cursor speed: Mouse cursor speed settings are now available in the modern Settings app.
  • Narrator: Narrator is now more efficient when reading tables, and can now tell you the title of the page. It also automatically starts reading webpages and emails, and provides a more efficient reading experience when reading messages in Outlook or Windows Mail.
  • Drag and drop with your eyes: Windows 10 already had an Eye Control feature that worked with certain specific eye tracking devices. This accessibility feature got a fair bit more powerful in this version, letting you perform the mouse drag and drop action just by moving your eyes around.
  • Profile pictures: A new profile picture sync system now updates your profile pictures across devices and Microsoft services at a much quicker pace.
  • Kaomoji: Microsoft has added a number of kaomoji like ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°) to its keyboard shortcut.
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