While the Windows 10 October Update was halted due to the potential data loss witnessed by early adopters, Microsoft has left everyone in limbo as to new features expected in its future releases.

The next version of Windows 10 expected in spring of 2019, which is known by the code name “19H1” has provided some hints with build 18277 as part of the 19H1 release, and there are many tweaks on various aspects of the operating system.

And these early builds offer a way to gauge the direction of Windows 10, thus we will be highlighting some of the major revamps from the Focus Assist, together with some other minor tweaks.

The Focus Assist feature works by turning off notifications about new emails and appointments, allowing you to be free from distractions and to focus on more important works.

Microsoft has improved upon the Focus Assist feature in Build 18277, as the feature is now automatically turned on when launching full-screen apps, and it can be found within the Notification tiles in the Action Center — located in the bottom right-hand corner of the display.

The improvements in Focus Assist allows it to turn on in certain conditions, like while playing a full-screen game, or watching a movie with video player, the feature is expanded that the full-screen app can automatically turn it on.

Albeit, some features are mere cosmetic, like the Acrylic look and feel of the new Windows sign-in page, but there are those that are more substantive, like the Search Indexer.

The new “Windows search settings” allow you to index the entire drive and make it available in the search box. Though a power-intensive operation and cumbersome on slower PCs, as such not recommended for all users. But if you’re constantly on the lookout for misplaced files, this enhanced Search Indexer is perhaps the solution.

And finally, Microsoft has arrived at a universal symbol for “disconnected” PC, which you’ll find on the Windows taskbar; when a PC is not connected to a Wi-Fi or a cellular connection, the icon will be displayed.

The Major Revamps on Windows 10 as revealed in early '19H1' builds



While the Windows 10 October Update was halted due to the potential data loss witnessed by early adopters, Microsoft has left everyone in limbo as to new features expected in its future releases.

The next version of Windows 10 expected in spring of 2019, which is known by the code name “19H1” has provided some hints with build 18277 as part of the 19H1 release, and there are many tweaks on various aspects of the operating system.

And these early builds offer a way to gauge the direction of Windows 10, thus we will be highlighting some of the major revamps from the Focus Assist, together with some other minor tweaks.

The Focus Assist feature works by turning off notifications about new emails and appointments, allowing you to be free from distractions and to focus on more important works.

Microsoft has improved upon the Focus Assist feature in Build 18277, as the feature is now automatically turned on when launching full-screen apps, and it can be found within the Notification tiles in the Action Center — located in the bottom right-hand corner of the display.

The improvements in Focus Assist allows it to turn on in certain conditions, like while playing a full-screen game, or watching a movie with video player, the feature is expanded that the full-screen app can automatically turn it on.

Albeit, some features are mere cosmetic, like the Acrylic look and feel of the new Windows sign-in page, but there are those that are more substantive, like the Search Indexer.

The new “Windows search settings” allow you to index the entire drive and make it available in the search box. Though a power-intensive operation and cumbersome on slower PCs, as such not recommended for all users. But if you’re constantly on the lookout for misplaced files, this enhanced Search Indexer is perhaps the solution.

And finally, Microsoft has arrived at a universal symbol for “disconnected” PC, which you’ll find on the Windows taskbar; when a PC is not connected to a Wi-Fi or a cellular connection, the icon will be displayed.

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