Microsoft's latest Windows 10 S Insider Preview is password killer: Here's how

Feb 10, 2018, 02:54
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 S Insider Preview is password killer: Here's how

Keep in mind that Microsoft is yet to officially announce the dates for Build 2018, and although WalkingCat's leaks are nearly never inaccurate, you are probably better off waiting for the official announcement before making any bookings. The most recent build includes all kinds of new features for power users and regular Joes alike, so let's just dive right in.

These apps will run in a sandboxed AppX container in Windows 10 and won't carry any browser window.

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Microsoft has announced that the next major update to Windows 10 this Spring will add Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) to the Store.

Eye Control improvements: This feature introduced with the Fall Creators Update has been improved with easier controls for scrolling, quicker access to common tasks and the ability to pause (hiding the launchpad) when you need to.

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The Privacy Settings navigation pane has got unique levels. There is also an innovative calibration tool - "Change calibration settings for HDR video on my built-in display - that allows you improve the system HDR video looks on your machine based on a chosen balance among features in dark scenes and features in bright scenes". Make sure it uses the discrete GPU. The main events are some new graphics options and, for Windows 10 S users, a way to go completely password free. Microsoft says that "applications are always allowed to have the ultimate choice of which GPU to use", and thus you might still be able to / want to adjust preferences within some specific applications. Just like other native Windows 10 apps, PWAs will also appear in places like Start and Cortana search and would be able to access local calendar and contacts data after taking permission. The company first made their anti-password goals clear back in 2015 with the release of Windows 10 which launched with the "Windows Hello" facial recognition system for logins. In Settings Apps Video playback "if the "Stream HDR video" toggle can be switched to "On", your device can be calibrated for HDR video," explains Microsoft. And there's a new "clutter-free printing" option in the print dialog for Microsoft Edge.

Another improvement under the graphics banner involves enabling HDR video on more Windows PCs.

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