With lot of expectations and hopes, Microsoft has released its new version of Operating System 'Windows 10'. Though it is going through some hiccups, some of the features gained attraction from the normal and power-users.
Some of them which I found worth discussing are listed below.
All New Start Menu
One can say it is the 'return of start button' which became one of the major reasons for Windows 8 failure. Moreover, we can re-size the start menu now. We can make it tall or wide or can keep it to the extreme left right, bottom, make it flat etc.. You can even re-size the tiles on the right side. One can get the old Metro UI from Windows 8 by enabling it which is disabled by default.
Universal Search in Start Menu
A combination of computer search and internet search which started with Windows 8 now integrated as a new feature to the start menu.
If you have some hands-on experience with Linux based OS and Mac desktops, they have one thing in common. Virtual Desktops!. One can shift between different desktops having different applications running on them. A good feature for people working with different moods.
Task View Multitasking
It is a new way to have a glance at windows which were opened. It is not a new feature because one can slide them using Alt+Tab but now you can see a one page view of applications.
Quadrant-style Split Screen Multitasking
Officially called as 'Snap Assist' where one can split the screen into a maximum of four screens to multitask their works. When one window adjusts its position, it suggests you to place other applications in left over area.
Command Prompt got new features
Keyboard shortcuts were implemented. So now you can copy the whole path of a folder/file instead of typing the whole stuff. A new tab called 'Experimental' was added in the Properties section where you can find features like adjusting opacity, line wrapping and control shortcuts usage.
One feels a bit uneasy when they saw an app occupies the whole screen when clicked in Windows 8. With Windows 10 you can view all windows apps from market place in a windowed mode.
This feature attracted a huge crowd because Microsoft tried to make an operating system that runs same for all platforms like laptops, tablets and smart phones.
With a slight investigation, one can find out the 'Home' tab on the explorer. In addition to recent files and favorites, one can view the 'recent folders' section along with them.
You can now pin the recycle bin to the task bar and start menu. It will be helpful for those who open a lot many windows and want to see what is in recycle bin.
Now notifications that appear on the top right corner come up with icons of programs that are installed or updated.
With some searching and goggling one can find out that windows developers are trying to induce "Cortana", voice based digital assistant in the final version or may be in the next version of windows.