What’s New In Windows 10 Creators Update

As you may already know, Windows 10 Creators Update reached the production branch. Microsoft has started to release it to everyone via Update Assistant, Media Creation Tool and ISO images. You might be wondering what is in this feature update. Here is the most complete change log.

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If you are following Winaero, you must be already familiar with all the changes introduced in Windows 10 Creators Update. Here is the complete change log which covers everything new in this update.
If we forgot something, please let us know in the comments.

Key features and major changes

User Interface improvements

  • New Share pane. See how to disable Suggested Apps in Share Pane in Windows 10.
  • Improved HiDPI scaling in Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and Disk Management.
  • Inline progress bars in the Action Center.
  • Desktop wizards like "Map a network drive" and "Extract from zip" will now scale properly when moving from one monitor to another.
  • The "Taskbar settings" entry in the taskbar context menu which opens the Settings app.
  • The "All apps" button in Start will now show a badge with the number of new apps.
  • New per-application enhanced scaling mode.
  • Lunar calendar support in the Taskbar-Calendar flyout.
  • You can now connect to a VPN from within the Network fly-out after selecting it.
  • New default tile layout for clean installs.
  • Behavior of the scrollbar has been improved for apps using the Creators Update SDK (Apps targeting 15063+).
  • Improved the system tray logic to be more robust when bad data is presented.

UWP apps

Settings app

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge will now open the Connect pane when clicking "Cast media to device".
  • Improves the behavior of the "Find on page" feature to show the found result more central in the page.
  • eBook Reader (incl. reading books aloud).
  • Automatically blocks flash.
  • Full color emoji.
  • WebRTC 1.0 now on by default.
  • H.264/AVC is now enabled by default for RTC.
  • Re-deferral support.
  • Chakra JIT is not out-of-process by default.
  • Support for SharedArrayBuffer and WebAssembly behind the Experimental JavaScript Features flag.
  • Web Notes has a new icon and works like Ink Workspace now.
  • A new feature - Set tabs aside.
  • New PDF toolbar with search.
  • Improved performance, reliability and support for todays and tomorrows web standards and new technologies.
  • You can now import and export favorites from and to a file.
  • In addition to "Alt + D" and "F6" You can now also use "Ctrl + O" to move focus to the address bar.
  • When using the "uBlock Origin" extension, Edge won't prompt to download websites instead of opening them any more.

Other changes

Cortana

  • You can now set Cortana to not listen when Windows + C is used.
  • When searching for an app in Cortana, it will now show you commands that work within that app.
  • (Cortana) Time-based reminders can now be recurring every month or year.
  • Cortana can now shut down, restart and lock your device.
  • Cortana can now change the volume of your device.
  • If the device is idle, saying "Hey Cortana" will show a full screen UI optimized for long distance reading.

That's it. Many thanks to this Reddit.

13 thoughts on “What’s New In Windows 10 Creators Update

  1. EBIN

    Thanks for making such nice in-depth list!

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    1. Gary Roussell

      Where’s the font customization that used to be in the personalization control panel Windows 7 has?

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      1. Gary Roussell

        You have everything else but……!

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  2. pink girl

    Narrator can now be ran during the windows setup / installation process

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  3. Phil

    i heard many people haven problems using the Windows 10 Creators Update after upgrade!

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    1. John

      One of the biggest annoyances on this new build is the Defender Security Center app. Hope someone finds a trick disabling this function completely.

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  4. Olle

    Hallo! A future request for Winaero Tweaker, if possible. Being able to disable or remove the set tabs aside “pinned tabs” and the Show tab previews drop-down. Edge had such a clean interface, now it looks very cluttered. I think the set aside tabs feature is cool, not useful to me though, but I think it could have been more discreet in the UI.

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  5. Alicia

    stay away from creators update!

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  6. MDJ

    I installed Creators Update to spend half a day searching for why File Explorer wouldn’t start and ESET SS after install would fail to launch after next system startup. Finally, after fixing the issues mentioned above I was welcomed with even less customization than before (disabled Console Mode sign-in, removed classic Personalization menu, etc.) On the positive side, this update brought back network icon to the taskbar (it’s been mysteriously disappeared for like half a year).

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  7. Davin Peterseon

    I see that Display and Personalization – Themes apps were removed from the Control Panel and moved into settings. Luckily, someone at Winaero has created a software to put the personalization app back intro Control Panel. http://winaero.com/download.php?view.1822

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  8. Rich Shear

    Unfortunately the window’s 7 version of Hearts is gone again when I was upgraded to Creator. I hope someone is working on a patch to allow me to reactivate it???

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      This can be fixed easily. Uninstall Games and install them once again. They will work for you.

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  9. George

    Thank you for Winaero Tweaker! Since Windows 7 we lost all the visual modification like the Font, size and color in the Apparence and Display. The only element that is still missing in the Winaero Tweaker is : change the color of the “selected item”, tool tips and hyperlinks. IT would be great if it is possible for the next version. Thanks again!

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