5 Great New Features in Windows 10
With the new Windows 10 on its way we thought we would share a little bit of our research, by giving you 5 great features that are going to be in Windows 10
1. There’s loads of stuff for touch, but it’s different stuff
Designed to appeal to experts and novices alike, Microsoft was at pains to point out that it hasn’t given up on touch with the new OS. The Charms bar remains for the moment although we expect it to die if you’re using a non-touch PC (check out Continum below).
Microsoft says it wants to support touch users who have persevered with Windows 8 and “evolve” the touch UI. (Translated: That means it is changing quite a bit.) The task switching will no longer work on the left. So with that and the charms going, that’s goodbye to most of the problem with Windows 8 – and a whole philosophy down the pan.
2. It’s BACK!
The wonderful start menu has made a return!
3. Another new Task View (the Windows 8 flippy thing has gone)
Now the Windows 8 task switcher has been unceremoniously dumped, there’s a new Task View in Windows 10, too, so users can switch between virtual desktops.That’sause Microsoft now recognises that novice users use the taskbar rather than switching in other, cleverer, ways such as Alt+Tab (which also now switches between desktops).
4. Snap Assist helps you snap windows
A new Snap Assist feature also helps users work out which way is best to snap apps to. You can snap windows into new screens and tile Windows – just as you’ve been able to since Windows 2.0 or maybe 3.0.
5. The Command Prompt enters the 21st Century
Another quite amazing feature for those of us that use it is that the command prompt is now getting keyboard shortcuts! So you will be able to paste in your commands! Hardly groundbreaking, but actually pretty exciting.