Get ready for the seventh major refresh of the Windows 10 that Microsoft is planning to release at the end of May with new features and improvements. It is Windows 10 version 1903, May 2019 Update that we are talking about. Also, it will be the first of the two updates that are coming in 2019.
We have got the insight into the changes that are going to be made in the “May 2019 Update” through the Windows Insider Program. In this post, Technographx will let you know the new features and improvements planned for version 1903.
Windows 10 is adding an acrylic effect to the sign-in background which is a part of Fluent Design in this version.
If you don’t like the new experience, you will be able to disable the acrylic effect on the Sign-in screen using the Group Policy Editor. Go to Administrative Templates > System > Logon > “Show clear logon background” for doing this. You can also disable the system transparency effects for removing the effect from the Sign-in screen.
The Start menu will also change and there will be a new simplified default layout that will appear on new installations and new accounts. It has been converted to a sleek one column design with reduced top-level tiles.
You can also right click on the tile folder or the group header to unpin the folder or the group.
The Start menu will now appear on its own separate StartMenuExperienceHost.exe process for simplifying the debugging and isolating the experience from potential issues impacting other services.
Search and Cortana
The company is breaking Cortana and Search into two separate experiences in the taskbar with this new update.
So, when you start a Search, you’ll notice an updated landing page that has better spacing for showing the recent activities and most recent apps. A light theme support will be added with some subtle acrylic effect over all the search filter options.
Clicking on the Cortana button, you will be able to access the experience directly into voice assistant.
There will be a new “disconnected” icon when there’s not an internet connection on your device shown on the taskbar. It will be shown when no connection to the internet is detected for Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or Cellular adapters.
A new microphone icon will be there in the notification area which will be shown when your microphone is in use. On hover, it will show which app is currently accessing the device.
So, here was a brief of the windows 10 version 1903. Get ready to experience the new features when the update is released!