Here’s what’s changed in Settings with Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Costea Lestoc By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

The long-awaited Windows 10 Anniversary Update will come with a number of changes and new features. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Settings User Interface

Once you open the Settings app, you will notice the user interface is changed. First, the search box is now front and center, which means that users will be able to find and configure Windows settings with ease. Before this update, the search function was located in the top-right corner.

Settings: What’s New Inside

If you head to Settings->System->App & Features, you will now find a new Advanced Options link which informs you about the storage each application is using. In addition, if an application is not functioning properly, you can always reset it with a single click. Keep in mind that the reset button will permanently delete data from the application, which includes sign-in details or preferences.

If you access Settings->System->Notifications & Actions, you will notice that you have a little bit more control over the “Quick Actions” buttons. You will be able to rearrange all the Quick Actions Buttons by just pressing and holding an icon (button) and dragging it to the desired location. You can also disable all quick action buttons or disable/enable a particular one.

On Settings->System->Battery, you will notice that the Battery Saver is now “Battery”. The Battery saver options have also been moved to the main page, allowing you to configure battery parameters without having to jump between pages.

On Settings->System->Storage, while accessing the storage usage for the main hard drive, you will be able to select the files that you want to delete from Temporarily Files.

While in Settings->System->Tablet Mode, you will notice a new option called “Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode”, which means that you will be able to take full advantage of the screen while in tablet mode (as the taskbar will be hidden).

RELATED STORIES TO CHECK OUT:

For various PC problems, we recommend this tool.

This software will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Fix PC issues now in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download this PC Repair Tool rated "Excellent" on TrustPilot.com.
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues with Patented Technologies (requires upgrade).

Discussions

Next up

Dutch Regulators catch Windows 10 breaching GDPR

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
3 minute read

Two years in the offing and GDPR is still being breached. It will come as no surprise to many that a big, American tech company […]

Continue Reading

Microsoft was just playing with Mail ads and turned them off

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
3 minute read

The symbiosis of the internet and advertising has long been understood. Everyone understands that if you have access to something that is ‘free’, inasmuch as […]

Continue Reading

Mozilla adds alerts about recently breached sites into Firefox browser

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
3 minute read

Firefox has announced that it will start to warn users if they visit any breached sites. This is in an attempt to not only make […]

Continue Reading