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Dark Mode Extended To More Applications, New Search & More Coming In Windows 10 19H1

Microsoft’s last Windows Update has been in the headlines ever since launch. The October 2019 Update, got off to a pretty bumpy launch. Even after months of release, there are bugs popping up frequently for users. Microsoft, on the other hand, is gearing up to drop its next major Windows Update. The Update, codenamed 19H1 or the April Update to be precise is all set to arrive soon. Today, some information was revealed about the latest features in the upcoming update.

In a blog post today, Microsoft announced the latest build 18329 for the Windows 10 19H1 Update, for Insiders. There are a number of interesting features coming in the build. First of all, we have the top apps in Search functionality. This feature will show the most used apps on the search menu itself so that users can quickly access them. Microsoft also mentions that this is a server sided change so people not using the Build might see it as well.

Moving on, we have Windows Mixed Reality(WMR) support for Desktop (Win 32) Apps. Users can now use apps such as Paint.Net, Visual Studio and Spotify in WMR, similar to how one uses the Store Apps. The keyboard gets more language additions as well. ADLaM script and Osage language are now supported by the keyboard.

Finally, we have the extension of Dark mode to Mail and Calendar, and the addition of default font. The earlier dark mode was restricted to only the UI of Windows. But now, Mail and Calendar apps support dark mode as well.  Speaking of the default font, users can now set a default font with various attributes for their emails. Once they select the style, size, and stuff, it’ll type out on the same attributes the user has selected as default next time they send an email. Finally, the update also brings some general fixes and improvements.

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 Update looks pretty much less ambitious than the previous ones. However, users would still wish that it has a better and much more stable rollout than the October Update. Given Microsoft’s record with recent Windows Updates, we should keep fingers crossed.


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