Windows 10 19H1’s Latest Build Brings Improved Focus Assist, Improved Action Center, New Emoji

Posted on November 7, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows, Windows 10 with 16 Comments

Microsoft is releasing somewhat of a major new Windows 10 build today. The company started rolling out build 18277 to Insiders in the Fast Ring that brings a number of new features.

First up, Microsoft’s updating Focus Assist in Windows 10 with a new option: Windows can now automatically enable Focus Assist and mute your notifications when you are using an app in full-screen mode, so if you are watching the new House of Cards on Netflix, you won’t get distracted by the random notifications from Twitter or anything else.

The bigger update is the improved Action Center experience. Microsoft is completely revamping the way Quick Actions within the Action Center work, now letting you edit and remove actions on the fly. So once you go into the new Edit UI, you can remove actions, and rearrange them by dragging and dropping them around. You can also add new actions right from the Action Center without having to manually open the Settings app. And remember the brightness action? It’s no longer a button — instead, it’s an actual slider. Yes, finally.

The update brings a lot of the new Emoji 12 as well, though Microsoft says the design is yet to be finalized, so things you could change before the final release. Either way, if you want to get a look at everything else that’s being added and fixed today, make sure to check out the full announcement post here.  

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