Windows 10’s Latest 20H1 Build Introduces a Number of New Features

Posted on August 16, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows, Windows 10 with 8 Comments

Microsoft is releasing a new build of Windows 10 20H1 to Insiders in the Fast Ring. Today’s build introduces a number of new features, and there’s a lot to cover.

With build 18963, Microsoft is introducing the ability to rename your virtual desktops within Task View. This feature has apparently been much requested by users, so you will now be able to give custom names to your virtual desktops instead of just calling them Desktop 1, Desktop 2, etc.

Microsoft has also made some server-side improvements to make Windows Search work better in Windows 10. The company has updated the search feature with an improved spell correction tech that can now detect small typos like when you type “powerpiont” instead of “powerpoint” or “exce;” instead of “excel”. Windows Search also now better clarifies why certain results that may not seem to have anything in common with your query with a new “related” field that will explain exactly why that result has popped up.

Task Manager is also being updated with a new feature. Those with a dedicated GPU card will now be able to see their GPU’s temperature from within Task Manager. It’s not clear if Microsoft plans on expanding this feature to all GPUs, though. Oh, and, if you use Fahrenheit, you may be disappointed to know that the feature only supports Celsius for now. And that’s ok.

In Settings, Microsoft has updated the Optional Features page with the ability to multi-select and install different optional features at a time, and it’s also adding new search and sort features to find things quickly. The page is being updated to show more information about optional features, too, and the whole UX has been updated to make it easier to navigate. Elsewhere in the Devices page, you can now control your mouse cursor speed.

Microsoft is also splitting up Notepad updates from the OS updates, so that will now be delivered by the Microsoft Store — more on that here. You can find the full changelog for the build here.

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8 responses to “Windows 10’s Latest 20H1 Build Introduces a Number of New Features”

  1. RickEveleigh

    Celsius definitely OK!

  2. pargon

    Weird comment about Celsius being okay, they definitely should have Fahrenheit displayed as well.

    • evox81

      In reply to Pargon:

      Completely disagree. Look in the bios, any application that senses temperature, any technology forum post, and spec sheet for a peripheral or computer... It's all in Celsius.

      Temperatures for technology are quoted in Celsius... What good is knowing your GPU is running at 190F if the acceptable range is 20-100C?

  3. ndragonawa

    Totally anecdotal but,

    Even though as an American I can read Celsius for the weather/room temperature, I can not understand Fahrenheit for anything computer or science related.

    Also, why the GPU first and not the CPU? At least everyone has a CPU.

  4. dontbeevil

    Love the notepad in the store, they should mive everything as possible there

  5. Grant

    Agreed on Celsius. It's a mystery that such an outdated system like the imperial is still in use.

  6. rbwatson0

    I wouldn't even know what my temps should be in Fahrenheit anyway. I always use Celsius for electronics. I just know what the temps need to be, it's not like I'm converting Celsius to Fahrenheit in my head. Same way with my 3D printer, everything is Celsius, your brain justs quicky learns what the new numbers are.

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