Windows 10 Detailed Review – Apps, Menus, Improvements, Features and More
Isn’t your Windows computer already flashing the Windows 10 update at the bottom menu?
The pop-up message is already prompting you to upgrade. In late 2014, Microsoft had unveiled the technical aspects of the next Windows OS, which was surprising enough. What we did not expect was that the next generation release of the Windows operating system would be called Windows 10. So, here we have the next Windows OS: Windows 10 for running the latest version on your PCs, laptops, Smartphones and tablets.
The tech giant professionals indicated that Windows 10 has been designed from the perspective of mobile and cloud computing. They have strived to ensure that the operating system is ideal for mouse and keyboard users as well as for touch. So, what we have is a completely user-friendly interface that absolutely brings all features under one store. In fact, Microsoft Windows 10 was the most beta-tested product with over 4 million people doing the initial screening prior to its launch!
The start menu is back again! The OS comprises of standard Windows software and Windows apps all of which can be attained at one place on your desktop itself. So, the Windows 10 interface feels quite similar to that of Windows 7. Here are some of the changes and upgrades that have been made in the current installment of the operating system.
Windows 8 universal search is an undervalued feature as it navigates into various apps and file systems. However, Windows has worked on this as we can find a search button added to the taskbar. This is one of the most exclusive features of Windows 8 start page that is now added to your desktop folders that displays both the search and file explorer. Instead of pinning things to the taskbar or adding folders to the favorites manually, finding recently used files gets faster. Essentially, you just don’t have to get back to the column ‘last modified’ to be able to find and explore files used recently; now known as ‘Quick Access’.
Windows 10 comes with a snap assist feature that resizes every app in a window dramatically. The difference is that unlike Windows 8 in which such snapped apps take up half the screen space, Windows 10 allows snapping up of up to four apps on screen. Hence, the effect makes the app super-productive.
Snap Assist’s smart feature prompts you with other app suggestions you may want to open. So, when you snap an app there is a recommendation to open another in this Windows feature.
Start menu is back!
Here is the news as big as the Windows 10 launch itself. The start menu is back and how! It is an improved feature that makes the Windows apps useful. When you look at the left of the screen you will find some PC settings apps and frequently used shortcuts. An “All Apps” shortcut can be found at the bottom menu.
The customizable menu can be resized and tabs can be rearranged. The tiles feature is a fabulous addition just like Windows Phone where you can actually reach out to specific features in the apps instead. It adds to the convenience while saving you a lot of time.
Microsoft Edge Browser
There’s a new browser to this Windows 10 OS that lets you to focus on the content itself. Also, a new annotation feature allows for highlighting of things, adding notes prior to sending it to others.
Alt-Tab, Virtual Desktops, Task View
Create a series of viewing monitor panels within a single screen! With the previous version of Windows you can use the Alt-tab to shuffle in quickly within windows. The new task view button is third from the left that you can use Windows+Tab to display several virtual desktops at a glance.
Many more updates are still doing the rounds and creating the maximum ripples for this Windows release. There were certain problems with Windows 8 and given that, we believe this one’s going to make the users happy!