What's new in recent Windows 10 updates

Applies to: Windows 10

New features in recent Windows updates will help you manage your time, increase security, and get more creative with Windows 10. With this update, it'll be easier to get things done on your PC and across your other devices, including syncing to Android phones (7.0 or later).

Ready to start? See Get the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.

Paste from your cloud clipboard


Paste from your cloud clipboard

In the May 2019 Update, use the cloud-based clipboard to copy and paste images and text from one PC to another. Select Start  > Settings  > System  > Clipboard , and then use the toggles to turn on both Clipboard history and Sync across devices. You can also press the Windows logo key +V as a shortcut to easily access your clipboard.

Give your apps a sleek new look


switching between light and dark mode

Make your apps stand out by switching to Light or Dark mode. Select Start  > Settings  > Personalization > Colors . Under Choose your color, select either Light or Dark mode. 

Set Light or Dark mode in Settings

Add emoji from your keyboard



Shortcut emoji panel

Express yourself however and wherever you want. Press the Windows logo key +period (.) to open an emoji panel. Use kaomojis to create faces with text, and symbols—like punctuation and currency—to make a statement.

Automatically back up your precious folders



a laptop displaying a syncing folder, with a cloud illustration showing a shield over top

Keep your Documents, Pictures, and Desktop folders automatically backed up with OneDrive so they're protected even if you lose your PC. On the right side of the taskbar, select OneDrive  > More  > Settings .  On the AutoSave tab, select Update folders and specify which folders you'd like to automatically sync.

Bring the Microsoft experience to your Android phone


Bring a Microsoft experience to your Android phone with the Microsoft Launcher app

Open the Google Play Store app on your Android phone, type Microsoft Launcher in the search box, and then install it. Once Microsoft Launcher is installed, you can get beautiful Bing wallpapers that refresh daily, sync your Office docs and calendar, and more.

Make your pointer easier to see



Change the size of your cursor or pointer in Ease of access settings.

If you're having trouble spotting your pointer on your screen, make it bigger or change the color. Select Start  > Settings  > Ease of Access  > Cursor & pointer.

Change cursor & pointer settings

Make things on your screen larger



Make text bigger slider

To make just the text on your screen bigger, select Start  > Settings  > Ease of Access  > Display , then adjust the slider under Make text bigger. To make everything bigger, choose an option from the drop-down menu under Make everything bigger.

Make things bigger in Settings

Use Snip & Sketch to capture, mark up, and share images


Snipping part of the screen

Screen sketch is now called Snip & Sketch. Open Snip & Sketch to take a snip of what’s on your screen or to mark up and share a previous image. In the search box on the taskbar, type Snip & Sketch, then select Snip & Sketch from the list of results to open the app.

To quickly take a snip, press the Windows logo key+Shift+S. You'll see your screen darken and your cursor displayed as a cross. Choose a point at the edge of the area you want to copy and left-click the cursor. Move your cursor to highlight the area you want to capture. The area you capture will appear on your screen.

    The image you snipped is saved to your clipboard, ready for pasting into an email or document. If you want to edit the image, select the notification that appears after you’ve made your snip. Snip & Sketch offers options to save, copy, or share and includes a pen, highlighter, and an eraser, all with variable line widths. 

    Pause updates until a convenient time


    Pause updates option in Settings

    To temporarily delay updates for your device, select Start  > Settings  > Update & Security  > Windows Update , and then select Pause updates. Once you reach the pause limit, you'll need to get the latest updates before you can pause again.

    Pause updates in Settings

    Let Microsoft keep your PC healthy


    recommended troubleshooting in Settings

    Keep your device running smoothly with recommended troubleshooting suggestions that find and fix issues on your device. To view recommended troubleshooters, select Start  > Settings  > Update & Security  > Troubleshoot .

    View recommended troubleshooters in Settings

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