Windows 10 Spring Creators Update & a Cloudeight Poll

By | February 18, 2018
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Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Is Microsoft running out of names or are they fixated on the word “Creators”?  Whatever the reason is, the next Windows 10 version update (version 1803) looks like it will be called “Spring Creators Update” and will be released sometime in April 2018.

Windows 10 Spring Creators update will bring as many (or more) new “improvements
and features to Windows 10 as Windows 10 Creators Update brought with it when it as released in April 2017.

We list some of the new features here, but the biggest of them is the Timeline feature.

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update’s Timeline Feature (Microsoft’s words):

Timeline introduces a new way to resume past activities you started on this PC, other Windows PCs, and iOS/Android devices. Timeline enhances Task View, allowing you to switch between currently running apps and past activities.

The default view of Timeline shows snapshots of the most relevant activities from earlier in the day or a specific past date. A new annotated scrollbar makes it easy to get back to past activities.

It pulls in all your activities across your devices up to 30 days and allows you to pick up exactly where you left off in any app that supports it. It stores browser history, opened documents, locations visited in the Maps app, articles read in the News app, and more.

It syncs across all your devices, meaning you can resume what you were doing on one computer on all your other computers logged into the same Microsoft Account. It lives in the Task View area and is one of the more helpful features being implemented into Windows, especially if you have multiple Windows 10 devices.

Cloudeight Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Above: Timeline settings

Other new features in Windows 10 Spring Creators Update include:

Font Settings and Fonts in the Microsoft Store

Fonts are moving from Control Panel to Settings. You’ll also be able to get new fonts from the Microsoft store . Control Panel’s font settings have not been able to show off newer font capabilities, such as color fonts or variable fonts. Microsoft thought Windows users needed a refresh. Actually, Microsoft seems bent on getting rid of the Control Panel and in Windows 10 Spring Creators Update they continue to move things out of Control Panel and into settings.

Cloud Clipboard

In Microsoft’s continuing attempts to make it easier to work and share across different devices they’ve come up with Cloud Clipboard. Cloud Clipboard allows users to copy images, text, documents, links, etc. between Windows 10 PCs and Android and Apple Phones.  In one early version, Windows Key + V brings up the Cloud Clipboard.

A new look

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update will reveal the “Reveal effect”. In this new version of Windows, the apps on your start menu will glow and borders will be highlighted when the cursor moves over them. The Reveal effect will be used on other features like the Calendar fly-out.

Cloudeight InfoAve Microsoft's Reveal effect Windows 10 Spring Creators

Above: The “Reveal effect” on apps menu.

Control Startups and Sounds from Settings

The Settings app in Windows 10 Spring Creators Update features a new page to turn on and off apps that load at startup, Sounds will also be moved from Control Panel to Settings.

Start Menu

In Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, you’ll be able to access settings for a particular app by right-clicking on its live tile.

Microsoft Edge improvements

Mute Tabs in Microsoft Edge

In other browsers, like Chrome and Firefox users have been able to mute tabs for quite some time. Microsoft Edge catches up.  In Spring Creators Update Microsoft Edge will get the mute tab feature.

Clutter-free Printing

Microsoft Edge will have a new feature that will allow you to print web pages more cleanly without ads and other clutter. Microsoft Edge in Spring Creators Update will offer you the option to enable the “Clutter-free printing” option in the print dialog – you can choose to print only the web page content you want. This option will be available for certain kinds of web pages.

More to come…

There are a lot more feature updates and operating system changes coming and we’ll feature them as we get closer to the release date of Windows 10 Spring Creators update.

All features seem certain to be included in Windows 10’s next version update… but we have to make mention that, until Windows 10 Spring Creators Update is released, everything – including its name – is subject to change without notice. We will keep you updated.

What are your thought’s about Windows 10  Spring Creators Update coming in April 2018? Take our poll!




7 thoughts on “Windows 10 Spring Creators Update & a Cloudeight Poll

  1. Carolyn Sheetz

    I am looking forward to this update but I want to see what Cloudeight says. I trust you all.

  2. Janice M

    Not sure until I actually use and see all new changes in action! If I don’t like any or all of them, will MS allow me to “go back” to before the update??

  3. Bill

    Why do the remove programs that we like to use on a regular basis such as movie maker windows essential and outlook express? Wish I had kept windows 7.

    1. infoave Post author

      Because the world constantly changes and the young are more important than the old people like me. Movie Maker has been replaced by the Photos App, which can make videos from your pictures and add music – much like Movie Maker did. And Outlook Express was fine in its day, but it lacked modern security features – besides Microsoft couldn’t figure out how to make money from it like they can with Windows Mail app 🙂


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