Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Hidden Features on Windows 10 May 2019 update version 1903

Finally Windows 10 May 2019 updated Started rolling out to the compatible Devices, With new improvements and features. May update adds a long-awaited light theme to Windows 10, along with changes to the UI, Windows Sandbox and a separated Cortana search blank, among other improvements. We already discussed windows 10 version 1903 features.  Here This post we discuss Some Hidden Features on Windows 10 1903 update which you probably have yet to discover.

Hidden Features On Windows 10 1903 Update

Windows 10 May 2019 update is the seventh big update, to promote Windows as a service released by Microsoft since Windows 10 first came to market in 2015.  Every Update has equine features and improvements include Windows 10 version 1903 update. However, sometimes, the best additions are those hidden features and small enhancements that make the real difference.

Windows Reserved Storage

With Windows 10 1903 Reserved Storage is a new feature that changes the way the OS manages disk space for smoother upgraded processes.  It will reserve around 7GB of storage space on your drive for updates, temp files, apps, and system cache. This feature will be enabled by default on PCs that come with Windows 10 1903 preinstalled, or after you do a clean install of 1903.

Windows 10 reserved storage

Well, you can follow below workaround to enable and disable Windows 10 reserve storage.

  • Open registry editor, navigate
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ReserveManager
  • Double-click ShippedWithReserves key and change the value to 1 to enable it or 0 to disable it.

Brightness control on Action center

With latest Windows 10 1903 Action Center now includes a slider to quickly adjust the brightness of the screen.

Action center brightness adjustment

Time sync is back

The latest update also brings the ability to manually synchronize the clock with the time server. This will help in scenarios where you think the clock might be out of sync, or if the time service has been disabled.

Quick insert symbols and kaomoji

Starting with Windows 10 version 1903, the emoji panel (Windows key + ;) features a new option to quickly find and insert symbols and even kaomoji (face characters).

Problematic update automatically get removed

Now onwards After installing a recent update, if your PC experience startup failures and automatic recovery attempts are unsuccessful, Windows may try to resolve the failure by uninstalling recently installed updates.

Also, the company says that Windows will also automatically block the problematic updates from installing automatically for the next 30 days. During these 30 days, Microsoft and its partners will investigate the failure and attempt to fix the issues. When the issues are fixed, Windows will again try to install the updates.

Enhanced Mode for Search Indexer

introduced Enhanced Mode for Search indexer that enable the operating system to search all your folders and drives, instead of only your documents, pictures, videos, and desktop.

introduced Enhanced Mode for Search indexer that enable the operating system to search all your folders and drives, instead of only your documents, pictures, videos, and desktop.

Enhanced Mode for Search Indexer

Raw image support

With Windows 10 1903 Microsoft has delivers a new Raw codec package to support Raw files from your camera natively, including thumbnails, previews, and camera metadata of previously unsupported raw files right in File Explorer.

“By downloading the new Raw Image Extension (Beta) package from the store, you can now view image thumbnails, previews, and camera metadata of previously unsupported raw files right in File Explorer. You can also view your raw images – at full resolution – in apps such as Photos or any other Windows app that uses Windows Imaging Component framework to decode raw images,” Microsoft explains.

Raw Image Extension

Support for dot at the beginning of file

If you’re a web developer or use another operating system (such as Linux), it’s not uncommon to work with configuration files that use a dot at the beginning of the name, which is not supported on Windows 10.

However, starting with version 1903, File Explorer finally brings support to rename files using a dot at the beginning of the name (for example, “.htaccess”).

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