The major upgrade to Windows 10 started rolling out to PCs, laptops and should be available to download. With the new update, you'll have a few important new features that'll give an advantage over the new operating system.

As soon as you upgrade to this update, the computer life will be easier and more secure. As we spend our enough time at home on PC, Laptops for different work purposes, including work or play and other smaller things to make your experience better. It'll also make your system ready for Windows 10 spring 2021 update.

In version 20H2, you can try these three best new features –


1- New Start Menu Customization

In the October 2020 Update, the classic Windows Start menu gets a modification. It features an arranged design and replaces the color backplates with partially transparent backgrounds of logos in the apps list to stand out the icons more. The colors will additionally change according to light or dark mode.

How to customize your new Start menu?

  • Add an accent color to match the tiles and desktop theme, so follow next.
  • Open Settings.
  • Click Personalization.
  • Open Color option.  
  • Now on Start, taskbar, and action center, you can enable the accent color.


2- Privacy improvements in Microsoft Edge browser

It's the first time when Windows 10 Version 20H2 included the default installation of revamped Microsoft Edge browser. The browser is designed on Chromium which makes it compatible with a larger number of sites than the old version.

There are different advantages, as well. The new Edge browser comes up with a privacy feature to block sites that track you, and so features is named Collections. It allows you to more easily collect info from other websites. 

How to use the new Edge browser privacy settings?

Using a new Edge browser is almost similar to the same way of any other browser.

To start with, use your start menu or Taskbar to Navigate to the logo (showing similar to the old blue Internet Explorer "e" symbol). For setting up the privacy features, open Settings, then go to Privacy and services where three options are available fotracking prevention-

  • Basic (allows most trackers),
  • Balanced (prevent from sites you haven't visited)
  • Strict (Block all sites' majority trackers)


You can also check the privacy settings on the fly when the browser in use, for it;

  • On the left side of the search bar, click the Lock icon.
  • If your connection is secure, a box will display with the options to see the certification, site permissions, and cookies in use.

There's also off or on Tracking Prevention toggle, and you can manage the setting for any of site your visit : microsoft365.cpm/setup.


Use the Edge browser Collections feature:

After you navigate to a page you want to save, tap on the icon with "+" in a box from Tab's right. Then, click Start new collection, and name it something you want to. Add Current page option will save the current webpage. Additionally, there is an option to drag images and text, or you can add notes as well.   


3- Open all of your tabs at once

The update allows you to open all of Edge's tabs with one command rather than each window's active one. You'll have an easy option to open a full view of each window that's opened. The configuration can be done for the last three tabs, or you can turn it off.   


How to customize your tabs?

Press Alt + Tab to open all tabs at once. If you want to turn off the feature or configure the tab settings, open Settings > System > Multitasking.


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