The Win10 v1909, codenamed 19H2, is expected to be released on 13 November. There has been a lot of speculation about this version. Because its naming rules and the previous 19H1 are very similar, many netizens think this version may add a lot of new features, but this is not the case, 1909 is not a substantial feature update, does not contain too many new features in it, but is based on the previous 1903 to do some minor repair.
That is, Win10 1909 is a bug-based version, while the previous Win10 update was mostly feature-based, and Win10 1909 is probably the most stable Win10 update in recent years.
Recently we have obtained a preview image of Win10 v1909, what are the changes? Let’s see it!
Taskbar panel creates a new schedule directly
Small partners who like to use the Win10 calendar should be more interested in this change below.
The new calendar adds a small feature that allows users to create schedules directly in the taskbar calendar panel.
The process of creation is also very simple, open the panel will see a reminder add box, after entering the text the next time will be automatically filled in, if there are no other places to modify, just click the “Save” button to complete the establishment of a new schedule.
At the same time, a well-established schedule will automatically sync to the cloud, all devices using the same Microsoft account can be directly accessed.
Close notifications faster
The new notification banner adds a close button to close the current notification more quickly.
Let’s say when you’re in a meeting, a banner appears in the lower right corner.
To close it, the old version needs to go to the settings panel or notification panel, which is cumbersome, and the new version simply clicks on the “gear” icon in the upper right corner of the banner.
In addition, 1909 also made some improvements to the settings panel, no longer default to the name sorting (first alphabet), but according to the frequency of use of the app, more convenient for users to find.
Quick close button added to new notification panel
The notification list in the Settings panel is sorted by recent use by default
More intuitive notification settings panel
In addition to quickly closing notifications, 1909 also optimizes the previous notification settings panel.
As can be seen from the comparison chart below, the new version adds a notification style schematic on the basis of the text narrative, and also optimizes the copy of the lock screen display notification.
Although there is no change in functionality, it is more intuitive than before.
Two-version notification settings panel comparison (left: Old version Right: new version)
1909 Explorer adds a search bar real-time display feature, which automatically displays search results when you enter keywords.
Compared to the older version of 1903, the new features help users find what they need faster.
OneDrive is also integrated in this location, which can be found directly here if the user has files in OneDrive.
Performance optimization and power saving
In addition to stability, a performance update was added to the 1909.
The new version uses a new load rotation mechanism that distributes workloads more evenly among the cores with the best processor performance.
In layman’s terms, the core (CPU) utilization of 1909 would be more reasonable than 1903 for better computing performance than 1903.
In addition, in notebooks and 2-in-1 computers, the battery life of the new version has also been improved, compared with those of previous functional changes, these two points actually attract the vast majority of users.
Performance optimization for Intel processors
Lock screen is no longer Xiaona special
Win10 v1909 has updated some open interfaces to allow other voice assistants to use the lock screen.
In other words, win10 will give users more autonomy in the future, allowing them to choose their preferred voice assistant over Xiaona.
But this is more for the voice assistant manufacturer’s bonus, for us ordinary people, wait patiently!
Optimised for OneDrive
In addition, the new version has some optimizations for OneDrive users.
For example, you can see a time threshold for automaticcleaning of local caches under storage awareness, or call a camera or album through Explorer for the UWP app.
Combined with the previous new search bar, OneDrive’s user experience is even better.
Under UWP, you can use Explorer to access camera and album content directly
Start menu expand in real time
1909 adds an auto-expand feature to the Start menu, which automatically displays the menu content when the mouse hovers over an icon in the Start menu.
This step is also to facilitate those new Win10 users, by adding text prompts, new users can get familiar with each icon in the menu more quickly.
Write at the end
Overall, Win10 19H2 has not changed much in terms of new features, and some of the content has been ported directly from the previous 20H1, with a focus on improving system stability and some details.
In particular, the performance optimization for Intel processors is still attractive.
However, because the trial time is still short, whether the new version still has some hidden problems is not yet known, about this information, the Pacific software will be the first time to share with everyone.
To follow the line, before the VMWare compatibility problems in 1903, still not finished, the need for small partners do not want to fantasize!