Published on:

3 June 2019


Rachael Adams

Recent Windows 10 updates allow you to do so much more

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The latest major Windows 10 updates will soon (if not already) be hitting your PC, helping you manage time, increase security, and get more creative. Here we highlight some of the new features:

Paste from cloud clipboard

The new cloud-based clipboard allows you to copy and paste images and text from one PC to another. Go to System, Clipboard in the Windows Settings and turn on both Clipboard history and Sync across devices. Use the Windows + V shortcut to easily access your clipboard.

Insert emojis from your keyboard

Add creative flair to your emails and documents. Press Windows + . (period) to access the emojis panel.

Keep files safer with automatic backups

Go to OneDrive, More, Settings. On the AutoSave tab, select Update folders and specify which folders you’d like to automatically sync.

Bring the Microsoft experience to your Android phone

By Installing Microsoft Launcher from the Google Play Store you can get beautiful Bing wallpapers that refresh daily.

Increase pointer visibility

You can now make your pointer bigger or change the colour. Access Windows Settings and Ease of Access, Cursor & pointer.

Make things larger on screen

To adjust text size go to Ease of Access, Display in Windows Settings and move the slider to make text bigger. There is also a drop-down menu to make everything on screen bigger.

Snip images

Snip & Sketch now replaces Screen Sketch. Press the Windows Key, Shift and S and select the area you want to copy. The image you snipped is saved to your clipboard ready to paste.

Make apps look different

The new-look light theme allows you to switch between colours. Switch to dark mode to make your apps stand out. Go to Windows Settings and choose Personalisation, Colours to select your colour mode.

Keep your PC healthy

If something on your device isn’t working, you can run the troubleshooter to try and fix the problem. Access Update & Security, Trouble Shoot from the Windows Settings.

Remove built-in apps

Reduce the bloat of your system by removing unused apps such as 3D Viewer, Calculator, Groove Music, Mail, Calendar, Movies & TV, Paint 3D, Snip & Sketch, Sticky Notes, and Voice Recorder. To uninstall go to the Apps page in Windows Settings.

Pause updates

Now you have even more control over updates with the ability to pause for up to seven days. To delay updates, access Update & Security in Windows Settings.

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