As you may already know, several days ago Microsoft paused updates for built-in UWP apps for Windows Insiders in the Fast and Slow rings. According to the Windows Insider team, they decided to improve the quality of the inbox apps for the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
Windows 10 features a most used section of apps in the Start menu similar to previous versions of Windows going as far back as Windows XP. The operating system tracks apps that you launch to build the list of most used apps in the Start menu and in search. Here is how you can manage this useful feature.
Ever since Windows 8, Microsoft has shipped a set of Universal (UWP) apps with the OS which are not really suitable for use with the mouse and keyboard. When you first sign in, Windows 10 installs those apps for your user account. If you have no use for those UWP apps, here is how to remove them.
When you double click a file in File Explorer, it will be opened with an associated app. Apps can handle not only files but also various network protocols like HTTP (your default browser), BitTorrent or protocol handlers like tg: (a Telegram link), xmmp: (Jabber links) or skype: for the popular VoIP app. Here is how to set Default App Associations in Windows 10.
In this article, we will see how to move apps to another drive in Windows 10. If you use Windows 10 on a tablet or some other mobile device, your main drive may not have enough capacity. If you use lots of Metro/Modern apps, they can occupy considerable disk space so you might want to move them to another partition (such as an SD card) or to some external drive. Let's see how to configure Windows 10 to install apps to another partition or hard drive and save space on your system partition.
In Windows 10, Microsoft has added a number of Universal apps which replace classic Desktop apps. The Photos app has replaced Windows Photo Viewer, Calculator has its modern counterpart, Groove Music is intended to replace Windows Media Player. Here is a list of commands to run Universal Windows 10 apps directly.
If you are a Windows 10 Insider on the Fast Ring, then Microsoft has prepared a surprise for you. Two built-in apps, Sticky Notes and Skype Preview, got updates today.
If you're a Windows Insider on the Fast Ring of Windows 10 Mobile, then the Camera app should be updated for you. A new version of the app is out for Fast Ring Insiders with HDR improvements.
Today, new information got released about Microsoft's plans for the Universal Windows Platform. Windows 10 will get a more secure encrypted appx format so no one will be able to modify these apps.
Out of the box, Windows 10 is configured to download and install updates for Store games and apps automatically. You might want to stop this and change the operating system's behavior to save your disk space, PC resources and bandwidth so that apps are always updated with your permission and never automatically. Here is how it can be done.