New features in the Windows 10 October or late September of 2018 Update (version 1809) Are you ready for the next Microsoft Windows 10 major update (version 1809) and new features included in the late September or October of 2018 release of Windows 10.
Screen Sketch is now an app: Easy snipping is only a single step away. WIN + Shift + S will now bring up a snipping toolbar
Windows Defender Security Center is now called Windows Security.
Focus assist improvements when gaming: Now Focus assist will turn on automatically when you’re playing any full screen game.
Dark theme comes to File Explorer: is available under Settings > Personalization > Colors, and if you switch from the default "Light" theme "Dark" any apps and system UI that support it change for example; Black text on a White background to White text on a Black background.
Extended line endings support for Notepad: In addition to the traditional Windows (CRLF), Notepad now supports Unix/Linux line endings (LF) and Macintosh line endings (CR)!
Windows Security Improvements: The Windows Security Center (WSC) service now requires antivirus products to run as a protected process to register. Note: Products that have not yet implemented this will not appear in the Windows Security UI, and Windows Defender Antivirus will remain enabled side-by-side with these products.
Sets Improvements: Updated the new tab page to make it more obvious you can launch apps. When you click the plus button in a Sets window, you will now see apps included in your frequent destinations list.
Privacy Improvements: If access to the microphone has been disabled in your privacy settings, we’ll now pop a notification the first time an attempt to use the microphone is blocked so you can review the settings if desired.
Ease of Access Improvements: Make Text Bigger: You now have the ability to increase text size across the system is back and better than ever! When you go to Settings > Ease of Access > Display in today’s build, you’ll find a new setting called “Make everything bigger” – this slider will adjust text across the system, win32 apps, and UWP apps.
Display Improvements: A new Windows HD Color page is now available under Display Settings! Windows HD Color-capable devices can show high dynamic range (HDR) content, including photos, videos, games, and apps. This depends on your display and your PC.
Microsoft Edge browser: Tabs now show in Alt + Tab, use Alt + Tab to quickly switch back and forth between Microsoft Edge tabs. Menu options are now organized into groups, with icons for each entry
Redesigned “..." menu and Settings - Microsoft Edge settings were getting a little complex for a single page. Microsoft Edge settings will be easier to navigate, put commonly-used actions front and center, and allow more customization than ever.
Learning tools get richer - Under learning tools available on Reading View, you can now see additional themes. These let you choose the theme color which is best for your eyes.
Per-site media autoplay controls - You can now control autoplay permissions on a per-site basis under the “Website permission” section of the Website Identification pane – just click the information icon or lock icon on the left side of the address bar and click “manage permissions” to get started.
Improved toolbar options - The toolbar available on a PDF document opened in Microsoft Edge will now show text descriptions for the icons to make them easily understandable. by the users. New options like “Add notes” are now available in the toolbar so that these tools are handy when you need them.
Notepad: Wrap-around find/replace - Improved to the find/replace experience in Notepad. We added the option to do wrap-around find/replace to the find dialog and Notepad will now remember previously entered values and the state of checkboxes and automatically populate them the next time you open the find dialog. Additionally, when you have text selected and open the find dialog we will automatically populate the search field with the selected text.
Text zooming - We’ve added options to make it quick and easy to zoom text in Notepad. There is a new menu option under View > Zoom to change the zoom level and we display the current zoom level in the status bar. You can also use Ctrl + Plus, Ctrl + Minus and Ctrl + Mouse Wheel to zoom in and out and use Ctrl + 0 to restore the zoom level to the default.
Line numbers with word-wrap - A long outstanding request has been to add the ability to display line and column numbers when word-wrap is enabled. This is now possible in Notepad and we’ve made the status bar visible by default. You can still turn the status bar off in the View menu.
Windows Defender Application Guard Improvements: Windows Defender Application Guard introduced a new user interface inside Windows Security in this release. Standalone users can now install and configure their Windows Defender Application Guard settings in Windows Security without needing to change Registry key settings.