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.
Yet another interesting feature is spotted in the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The user will be able to pick a different drive to install large apps and save space on the system drive.
Previously, I showed you how to remove all bundled Windows 10 apps at once, or remove them individually. You can also remove all except the Store using my PowerShell script or reinstall the Windows Store app if you removed it. In this article, I will cover an additional way to get rid of all bundled apps but keep the Windows Store installed. A single PowerShell command is all you need to perform this task. Let's see how it can be easily done.
As you may already know, Windows 10 allows the user to install Store apps to an SD card so that free space on the drive where the operating system is installed is not used up. Some users who turned on this option faced the issue that their SD card apps do not update from the Store any more. Windows Store shows updates are available, but when installing, it gives an error. Here is how to fix this.
With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has added a new feature to Universal Apps - now the apps can have badges on their taskbar buttons. This feature is an additional way to notify the user about something new requiring his attention. The feature works similarly to classic Destkop apps: just like Skype for Desktop draws a badge to show unread events count, the Universal app, "Mail" bundled with Windows 10 can show you the number of unseen new messages. If you would like to disable taskbar badges for Windows 10 apps, here is how it can be done.
If you have multiple user accounts in Windows 10 and you have installed some Universal apps for all users, you may face an issue that such apps do not start. While the apps work for the user which installed them, they may fail to launch for other users, and the Start menu cannot be dismissed. Here is what to do in this case.