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Build 18305 is a relatively large update that introduces new features, such as Windows Sandbox, Safe Run unsafe applications and password-less authentication using a Microsoft account. This aircraft also provides improvements for the Start menu, Windows Security, Task Manager, File Explorer, and Settings app. And you can now use the emoji panel to insert symbols and kaomoji.
In this Windows 10 guide, we will highlight the most important changes Microsoft has been working for the next major release that will be in 2019.
Windows 10 build 18305
Here are the most valuable improvements the Windows team has been working on on the last preview of the year of Windows 10 19H1:
Starting with Windows 10 build 18305, the Start menu introduces a New Default Layout that simplifies the elements in a single column of lower-level tiles.
The new setup appears when you configure a new device, create a new account, or after a clean installation. (If you upgrade from an earlier version, the setup will be held as it was before.)
In previous buildings, File Explorer presented a new folder selection to display dates in a conversation format. For example, "12 minutes ago," instead of "12/20/2018 10:38," which makes it harder to understand. In this plane, the option has been renamed "Use friendly dates", and it is not only available in folder options settings, but also when you right-click on a column while using the detail view.
According to the company, the new View will provide consistency in Windows 10, apps and online.
This preview also introduces Windows Sandbox, which is a new feature designed to run safely on unknown applications without affecting the installation.
The feature uses Microsoft Hypervisor technology and hardware virtualization to create an easy environment to install and run an application, but it is not necessary to create a virtual machine.
It's also very efficient with integrated core scheduler, smart memory management and virtual graphics. And it's a one-off, which means when you're done using the app, the environment and app will be discarded automatically.
The new security feature will be available to Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise through "Turning on the Windows feature on or off" Experience with the "Windows Sandbox" tag.
To try it, search for Windows Sandbox on the Start menu and select the top score to begin using it.
Windows 10 also updates the clipboard experience interface (Windows key + V). The new interface is similar to the previous version, but now each item in the list is significantly smaller, giving more room to display even more listings.
If you have a Microsoft account associated with your phone number, it is now possible to use an SMS to log in and continue to configure your Windows 10 account.
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After signing in, you can configure Windows Hello Fingerprint, Face, or a PIN as your authentication method, instead of creating a password that is complex and easy to forget.
Along with the enhancements to log in without the need for a password, the Windows 10 build 18305 also adjusts the experience to reset the PIN by customizing the interface design with the same appearance available on online and mobile, instead of windows look.
While the company did not mention, you will also notice the same interface design through the OS, including when you need to verify your account, create a new user account and another situation that requires authentication.
As usual, Windows 10 build 18305 provides some important changes to the Settings app.
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In this release, the Settings app introduces a new website with a new header design similar to the Microsoft account home page online. The new website transfers user information along with useful details to complete the installation of the installation and quick access to frequently used settings. Some of these settings include Windows Update, Phone, OneDrive, and Microsoft Rewards status.
This feature slowly rolls out, meaning no one (including me) will get it right away.
Although there is a smaller tweak, if the Search category is available on your installation, it appears before the Update and Security category.
Power and Sleep On Settings > System The Power & Sleep page now contains a slider to set the correct power mode, including:
- Best Energy Savings .
- Better performance.
On Settings > System The multitasking page has been updated to show snap settings as checkboxes instead of swap switches.
Fonts On Settings > Customization Fonts The page now contains a drag and drop option to quickly install fonts with a file.
Troubleshooting On Settings > Update and Security Troubleshooting the page has no new changes, but the new feature to fix certain critical issues on your device is fully operational.
This means that Windows 10 will be able to restore default settings for certain services automatically. It will adjust the feature settings depending on your hardware configuration, and it will make changes to keep your device even.
In addition, you will also get recommended troubleshooting suggestions like toast alerts for issues that are not critical. For example, you can see recommendations to disable a setting that causes a feature or program to crash for no apparent reason until the next update becomes available.
If the system detects that you can use other settings, you will also find a list of other recommended troubleshooting that you can apply for or delete.
Although it is not possible to disable this new functionality, you can customize its behavior on Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics and Feedback under the section "Recommended troubleshooting ".
Available alternatives include:
- Ask me before resolving issues.
- Tell me when issues are resolved.
- Solve problems for me without asking.
In this preview, the emoji panel is no longer an experience just to search and insert emojis. Now the panel will also contain Kaomoji (faces consisting of text) and symbols.
After upgrading to this new version, you can use the Windows key + period or Windows key + semicolon to open the panel, now containing three buttons. This first is to access emojis, the other ":-)" lets us access Kaomoji, and the third button using the omega icon gives you access to symbols such as punctuation, currency, geometric, math, latin and language symbols . 19659006] Task Manager
If you always open task management and immediately jump to another tab, you will appreciate that with this large update, you will be able to set the default tab that will open when you start Task Manager
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] The new option is available by clicking the Options menu and selecting your preferred default tab.
As part of the 19H1 development, Microsoft Threats History Windows Security > Virus and Threats > Updating Windows Security Experience with a redesigned protection history page.
Starting with this plane on the page will continue to show you anti virus detections, but you will now see more details, which are also easier to understand.
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Additionally, protection history now shows history of blocks made by controlled folder access.
are some pending recommendations, you see them in red or yellow condition throughout the experience in the history list.
Additionally, Windows Security > Virus and Threat Protection > Virus and Threat Settings Find a New Tamper Protection Settings to provide a new layer of protection against changes to your security settings, including blocking of changes not made in the app.
Along with the significant changes, the Windows 10 build 18305 also comes with some minor but important improvements. For example, as part of the gradual floating design rollout, you will notice that the shadow effect of the menus is back.
If you've followed the development of Windows 10 19H1 closely, you've probably already heard that Microsoft is planning to split the search function from Cortana, and with Build 18305, more users may notice the taskbar with a search box and another button to get access to Cortana on the desk.
This aircraft also activates the Japanese IME for testers. If you use this functionality, you'll find some customization enhancements and improved candidate window more reliable.
Windows 10 build 18305 comes with the new Office app that is preinstalled. The new app is based on the Office.com experience, and it offers similar features to the My Office app, but it is updated to provide an easier experience.
If you are using the Microsoft To-Do app and Cortana, now you can use the digital assistant to help you make reminders and other tasks in the To-Do app.
Finally, the application tool now points to users to use Windows key + Shift + S shortcut key to enhance discoverability.
Packing up stuff
Windows 10 build 18305 packs lots of new changes and a few new features that will help improve overall experience and security. However, it's not a perfect release, in a short while I tested this preview, I've come across installation issues, trouble signing in to my account, and forced me to create a new account and I had to handle the Settings app and crash several times.
If you plan to run this and upcoming preview of Windows 10, it is strongly recommended that you use an additional computer, virtual machine, or at least make sure to make a full backup of your files before jumping. You can not see the same issues as I had, but you're likely to get into trouble and other issues.
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