Windows 10 October 2018 Update

October 5, 2018

Microsoft has released a major update to Windows 10, code named Redstone 5. As far as we are concerned, there isn’t really anything very interesting in this update. Here’s a very brief list of some of the more interesting changes:

  • Clipboard history
    A history of what you copy and paste instead of only remembering the last one.
  • Dark mode for Microsoft Apps
    As you know, there are two types of apps on Windows 10. Desktop apps, and “Microsoft” apps. This update gives Microsoft apps a Dark mode meaning you can choose a color scheme with dark colors.
  • Swiftkey for touchscreens.
    Swiftkey is the best touchscreen keyboard. I use it on my phone. Now it’s available on Windows if you have (and use) a touchscreen.
  • New Snipping tool
    Most of you have probably never used the snipping tool. But for those of you who do, it’s being phased out and replaced by Snip & Sketch starting with this release of Windows 10
  • Fewer Windows Updates Restarts
    I’ll believe that when I see it.
  • Your Phone app
    Lets you grab photos from your phone via the internet. Only works with Android phones right now.
  • Make Text Bigger
    The option to make text bigger.

See what we mean. Nothing mind blowing or exciting.
And now for the bad news. It’s been reported that this update has deleted some user’s documents.

As we have said about every major update that has been released, wait at least until November before you install it. Let others experience the problems and wait for Microsoft to fix those problems before you install it.

Those of you whose computers are on our Security And Maintenance (SAM) plan don’t have to worry about it because we control the updates on your computer and will install it when the time is right.

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