Tell us your favorite feature of Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update is coming soon and it brings a number of changes to Windows 10. You can read all of our articles spanning two pages  to learn what is changing in this release of Windows 10. While there are plenty of new features and minor changes, everyone has his or her favorite feature. What changes do you like about this update?

For me personally, the following features in Windows 10, version 1607 are useful.

1. Combined Start Menu list of recently added apps, most used apps and all apps. Windows 10 start menu layout reset

2. Action Center corner icon with animation whenever a new notification appears: ac1

3. Calendar events integrated into taskbar clock.
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4. Volume flyout that allows switching between multiple audio output devices.
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5. Keyboard shortcut to see taskbar clock and calendar flyout.

6. Full screen Start Menu (Start screen) with apps listed in multiple columns: Windows 10 Full screen start menu 2

What is your favorite feature in this update to Windows 10? Do you dislike any changes they have made? Tell us in the comments.

13 thoughts on “Tell us your favorite feature of Windows 10 Anniversary Update

  1. Bob

    For me, it’s the ability to customize Quick Actions in Action Center so I can hide the stuff I never use. There are far too many buttons there.

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  2. OMC

    Number 4.

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  3. EBIN

    Ability to disable driver updates.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko

      You can use this at this moment:
      How to turn off driver updates in Windows Update in Windows 10:
      http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-turn-off-driver-updates-in-windows-update-in-windows-10/

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      1. EBIN

        I know. I already did that heh. I am following you through RSS so I don’t miss a thing :)

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        1. Sergey Tkachenko

          cool. thank you for reading winaero!

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  4. Gaurav Kale

    Oh yes I forgot about forced driver updates becoming optional. That’s a BIG and important positive change.

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  5. annonymouse

    RemoteFX vGPU guest driver in Pro. (In Enterprise and RemoteFX vGPU host already can use in 1511)

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  6. Geofjh

    I am sick and tired of hearing about the wonderful features of the Windows 10 anniversary update. Many millions of us haven’t received it yet!

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko

      You always can try an Insider build in a VM, on VHD or install it on the separate partition.

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  7. ChicoThorn

    I love the new Calendar events integrated into taskbar clock.! Very cool and a great time-saver!

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko

      yeah. very nice idea.
      But it opens so slow compared with the old Calendar popup.
      I miss it very much.

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  8. Josh

    I love the fact it’ll be released soon and we can move on to more interesting news. Almost everything new I’ve seen about it focuses on things I don’t care about (e.g. calendar events integrated into taskbar clock, which I wouldn’t even see since I use the reg edit to get the traditional, faster and more compact calendar), or stuff about improvements to the Start menu (which I won’t see because I’ve already replaced with StartIsBack++ so I get, you know, functionality that was removed with this abomination that Win 10 comes with).

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