The Greatest Features From Windows 10’s May 2020 Update

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Microsoft’s May 2020 big update for Windows 10 is now available.

The update includes a bunch of new changes and features. If you’re still doubtful about the update, here are a few of the most noteworthy features you’ll be able to enjoy after updating. 

Force PINs, Fingerprint, and Face Unlocks

It might sound awkward, but utilizing a PIN to access your Windows 10 device is safer than a password. According to Microsoft, a PIN is attached to the specific device on which it was set up. If someone knows your Microsoft account password, they won’t be able to log into your actual system, if you have a PIN.

Go to Settings, Accounts, and then select Sign-in options. You can use a PIN, a face, or fingerprint recognition to log into your system. 

Goodbye Microsoft Paint and WordPad

Remember, Paint or WordPad? Well, now you can choose to uninstall them from Windows. Many free alternatives can stand in for these popular Windows app, so you don’t have to worry. 

If you want to uninstall Paint or WordPad, go to Settings, Apps, then select Optional features

FPS Game Bar

You can now track whether your favorite games are pushing your system to the edge by checking the newest frames-per-second option into the Xbox Game Bar.

Try Windows Key + G to pull up the game bar and enable the Performance widget. 

Launch Windows Platform Apps on Restarts Automatically

This one is a little trick, but handy. Go to Settings, Accounts, then choose Sign-in options, and scroll down until you notice “Restart apps.” 

Activate this setting and any UWP apps that were running when you shut down your system should automatically start when you power the system again. 

Invoke Cortana Without Talking to Her

If you don’t want to disturb your roommates by chatting with Cortana at all hours at night, you might want to try this trick: type all your requests to Microsoft’s digital assistant. 

Cortana’s question-and-reply tab isn’t attached to your Windows taskbar anymore. You can place it anywhere you want and resize it. 

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