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Windows 10 October 2018 Update - Here is everything you need to know - OUT NOW!

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How is it 2018 and updating to a new release of Windows 10 still requires you to reboot and spend 10 minutes offline patching your system?

 

I guess I'm a filthy casual by this point but I've been super spoiled by A/B partitioning schemes and live system patching. It would be really great if we could see some of these modern conveniences come to Windows.

 

Does MacOS/iOS require an offline patching period after major updates? I know every major OS other than those three has it but I'm not sure about MacOS/iOS.

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51 minutes ago, Sniperfox47 said:

How is it 2018 and updating to a new release of Windows 10 still requires you to reboot and spend 10 minutes offline patching your system?

 

Does MacOS/iOS require an offline patching period after major updates? 

Yup, both still have offline patching.

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9 hours ago, ScratchCat said:

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First they take our calculators, then snipping tools! What next? The Control Panel to be replaced with the abomination they call "The Settings App"?

 

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44 minutes ago, Arika S said:

Photoshop

open file > ctrl+a > ctrl+i > save as

 

edit:

Or

{

Theme: Dark

       If Dark = yes

             then white = black

}

Is this pseudo code or a real script they used to implement it? 

 

Btw I’m not being a fanboy of Apple here, both of them introduced dark mode. Why not grey mode or even light magenta mode? Life isn’t black and white guys come on

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5 hours ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

Wow, it feels like just a month ago we were getting 1803.  Time to run for the hills again I guess xD

Honestly looks like a lot of stuff that, while I very much appreciate, I can't be too happy about since it should have been added 10 or 20 years ago.

Yeah, unix LF support is something that should have been added decades ago :/


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35 minutes ago, RorzNZ said:

Is this pseudo code or a real script they used to implement it? 

 

Btw I’m not being a fanboy of Apple here, both of them introduced dark mode. Why not grey mode or even light magenta mode? Life isn’t black and white guys come on

oh it's absolutely fake, i dont know how to code for shit XD

 

i would prefer to be able to be tied to the theme color picker at least

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this thing

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12 hours ago, NowakVulpix said:

...oh no.

this is also a thing in Safari and some other apps (not sure which one's) on macOS, and for me it works quite nicely. I miss this feature on Windows. 


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Snipping tool replaced with UWP app? OH BOY, can't wait to launch it and then it gets stuck on app icon screen. Then you force close couple times till it actually opens.
oh wait It was faster using Print Screen and old paint .

 

Is UWP apps superior in any aspect to a regular ones? 


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50 minutes ago, JuztBe said:

Is UWP apps superior in any aspect to a regular ones? 

in my opinion no. I don't use any UWP apps for that reason... the interface is just inconsistent and they introduce extra steps for a lot for things. 


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Installed the update this morning, after closing the computer yesterday... Everything looked fine at first glance, it didn't change my privacy settings too much, expect for the new stuff I could configure on first boot.

Then I opened the start menu and it refuse to gtfo. It just stayed there, unmoving... and covering everything...

It took a long 3 minutes for windows to realize I didn't want anything to do that with that startmenu to finally get it out of my life, regardless of where I was clicking on the screen.


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Dark Theme File Explorer

That's neat. I won't use it for now though. If it's not fully done, and some things still use white backgrounds then it will be very jarring and look bad. I'll wait for it to be completely done before enabling it.

 

Your Phone

I read the Verge article and it seems like the app mirroring will not be available until a later date. Here is the quote:

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It’s starting with the mirroring of the Android stock texting and photos apps and iPhone webpage transfer, with more fully featured Android app support coming at a later, unannounced date.

Since this is Microsoft we're talking about I am a bit worried that it might scrape my device for personal info, so I'd rather go for an open source alternative (which already exists) like scrcpy.

 

DirectX 12 - Raytracing

Neat I guess. I don't really care for it now but it's nice that support is starting to get in place for future use.

 

Clipboard History

That's really good. I might uninstall Ditto now. Hopefully it has some of the DItto features too, like being able to delete specific old clips you might not want on the clipboard for others to see (like passwords).

 

Clipboard sync across your Windows devices

Ohh boy... Even if it's disabled by default I feel like I have to monitor my network activity to make sure it actually does't send all my copied things back to Microsoft.

I can see why some people might want this, but it scares me.

 

Updated Game Bar

Does anyone even use that?

 

Onscreen keyboard now supports swiping

I thought this already was a thing. I mean, Microsoft bought SwiftKey 2.5 years ago. You'd think that they would be in a bit more hurry to integrate it. Not something I'll end up using but for those people who has a Windows 10 machine and use the onscreen keyboard it's probably a great improvements.

 

Snip & Sketch

Oh for fuck sake... Why is Microsoft going in and ruining perfectly good programs? It's like when they started replacing Paint with Paint 3D. More features is not always better. I want the snipping tool to do one thing and one thing only, let me save a part of my screen as a picture. Hell, I even think the drawing tools, email option and all that stuff is overkill in the current program. Just give me something simple.

 

Storage Sense Improvements

Don't use it so I don't really care.


Auto-Correct for Physical keyboard

Gonna have to try this out. It might be fantastic, or it might be horrible.


Typing Insights

Let me guess. This AI is located in the cloud so Microsoft has to collect everything you're typing to analyze it. Correct? No thanks.

 

Start Menu Search Experience Improvements

Might be neat. I very rarely click in the search field though. I usually just type a few letters and press enter.

 

Notepad and Edge improvements

Don't care since I don't use either. I use Notepad++ and Firefox instead.

 

Further improvement and implementation of the Fluent Design langues in the OS. This is still not done, Microsoft is continuing to work on this.

Microsoft really needs to get their act together when it comes to UI consistency. There was some screenshot posted on Reddit a few days ago where it showed how in Windows 10, you still got XP UI elements being used in some places, Vista things in some places, Windows 8 in other places, and then even a mix of different stages of Windows 10 elements. I get that Windows is big and has lots of stuff in it, but just hire someone and give them a week to look through everything and note down all the UI inconsistencies. Or better yet, ask the community for help.

 

With the above, you can also now rename input and output sourced of the system: Ability to rename Sound inputs and outputs (Settings > Devices > Sound > Device Properties) 

If that means what I think it means, then that's fantastic. A really good improvement.

 

You can now install Font without administrator privileges.

Hmm... Windows have had major security issues with fonts before (somehow). Hopefully they have tested this from a security standpoint.

 

Battery status on supported Bluetooth devices displayed in “Bluetooth & other devices” section under the Settings panel. 

That's really good.

 

Settings panel shows suggestions on the right side pane. Can be disabled in Settings > Privacy > General. 

I think it is a really bad sign when I now react to "suggestions" with disgust because I associate it with ads.

Are these "suggestions" in the settings panel legitimate suggestions, or are they ads?

Since it's apparently a privacy feature to turn it off, my guess is that it's ads.

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16 hours ago, GoodBytes said:
  • Dark Theme File Explorer
    File Explorer now support Dark theme. If you set your color option from Light to Dark, File Explorer will now be dark. Not every panel will change to Dark theme yet, so if you open some panels and they show white, then it’s not broken. It is coming later.
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Now if only they gave us dark theme Office apps (Specifically outlook because thats what my company uses) Gray theme is about as good as I've got right now


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16 hours ago, GoodBytes said:

Ability to name and rename folders in the live tile section of the Start Menu.

but... we can already do this. This has been out since i got win 10

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Installed on my desktop (custom built in 2015) and Surface Pro 4. Things feels a tad snappier on both systems and it didn't recent the vast majority of my settings during the upgrade process. The new Office UI, which is tied to 1809 (I think?) is only available on my desktop though and I've still got the old Ribbon UI on my SP4. I've got Office 365 University and I'm using the latest monthly update of Microsoft Office 64-bit on both systems.


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5 hours ago, RorzNZ said:

Is this pseudo code or a real script they used to implement it? 

 

Btw I’m not being a fanboy of Apple here, both of them introduced dark mode. Why not grey mode or even light magenta mode? Life isn’t black and white guys come on

did some one say magenta??? 


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29 minutes ago, Arika S said:

They do? We use office 2016 at work and it has a black theme

:( 

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Edit* apparently this is a Office 365 subscription thing only, and even them sometimes it doesnt work

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_other-mso_win10-mso_o365b/black-theme-unavailable-in-office-2016/58f43278-ce14-4ea3-b6d8-19898a7a0acb


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