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Windows 10 Gets an Upgrade Aiming to Advance the Search Button

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Upgrades are always welcome but only if they bring us more convenient tools that make life much easier. According to data from AdDuplex, half of Windows 10 users use the May 2019 version which is the latest Windows 10 version.

As for the other half of all the users, they are still clinging to the April 2018 version and not the October version which was its successor. The reason for this consumer behavior is the fact that the October 2018 version was packed with bugs forcing users to stay put and not upgrade.

Microsoft had announced earlier this year that users will be issued with a compulsory update for users who are still holding to the older version. This forceful updating is to ensure users enjoy device security.

If you are a user with the old Windows 10 version, don’t be shocked when you notice your PC updating to the May 2019 version as it is just part of the deal. In fact, Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue support for the April 2018 version by November 12th which is just around the corner.

On this date also Microsoft will roll out the next version of Windows 10 and we do hope it will be something we’ll be glad to have.

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that it has made a few tweaks to the Windows 10 search function. And according to them it will make it easy for users to access information even faster.

With the few touchups, the Search Home will have extra tabs for news, weather, movies and “today in history” which is pretty amazing. This will definitely help you to catch up with everyday updates. These tabs will appear at the bottom of the window.

Another change that will likely catch your eye is the change in the design of the web review. Instead of seeing the column of other similar search results, there will be an additional column that shows a preview of what you’re searching for.

If you are searching for today’s weather instead of being sent straight to the browser, you will get to see a glimpse of what the weather is like in a diagram format. It is also detailed that you can as well ditch browsing the weather forecast altogether.

These changes coincide with Windows 10’s latest version. However, it will still be available for both versions 20H1 and 1809.

For now, Microsoft has made the quick search only available to American users but has hinted that it will be available internationally as well. This means that you should be on the lookout because you don’t want to miss out.

Since Microsoft has advised its users to always stay updated with new upgrades, remember to do so. It is understandable if you have rescheduled it to update later, but make sure you allow the updates to run.

This way, your device will always be safe from malware and other threats that would arise if you still cling to older versions of Windows.

Update to stay safe!

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/06/microsoft-tests-quick-search-buttons-in-windows-10/

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