Top 10 Hidden Features On Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

On 17 Oct 2017,  Windows 10 fall Creators update v1709 Started rolling out to the compatible Devices, With new improvements and features. Fluent Design System that aims to improve the user experience and makes the OS and app much prettier. The windows Settings app continues to improve with new tweaks. The new My People feature will make easier to connect with those closest to your circle. You’ll be able to create new video collages using Story Remix, and a lot more. We already discussed New Features and Improvements on Windows 10 Fall creators update. Here This post we discuss Some Hidden Features on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version 1709 which you probably have yet to discover.

Hidden Features On Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 Fall Creators update is the fourth big update, to promote Windows as a service released by Microsoft since Windows 10 first came to market in 2015. The other three updates were November Update, Anniversary Update, and Creators Update. Every Update has equine features and improvements include Fall Creators update. However, sometimes, the best additions are those hidden features and small enhancements that make the real difference.

Reset Password On Lock Screen

In windows 10 Previous builds, If you forget or lost login password it required to use your phone or another device to make the reset online. But With Windows 10 fall Creators update Microsoft includes Cloud Self Service Password Reset (Cloud SSPR), which simply means that you’ll now see an option in the Lock screen to reset your password or PIN. So That If you Lost or forget your password, you can now click the I forgot my password link in the Lock screen, which opens Cortana’s assistant to quickly recover your password. Once you completed the reset, you’ll be back in the sign-in screen to get into your account.

Reset Password On Lock Screen
Reset Password On Lock Screen

Reset Microsoft Edge Browser

To Fix Microsoft Edge Browser problems, on the previous Version we use Command  Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose} to reset Edge Browser.

With Fall Creators update you can Reset Edge Browser from Settings > Apps > Apps & features click on Microsoft Edge in the list of installed apps. While you can’t uninstall the browser, you go to the advanced options where you’ll find two options, including one to repair without affecting your data, or a reset option that will delete all your browser data and then reset the application.

Reset Edge Browser on windows 10 V1709
Reset Edge Browser on Windows 10 V1709

Also Windows 10 Fall Creator update bringing back pinned sites on the taskbar, which allows you to pin your favorite site (google.com) to the taskbar for quick access. There’s also a new full-screen mode (F11) that lets you use most of your monitor to fully display a website fully.

Windows Defender Controlled folder access

With Fall Creators update Version 1709 Windows Defender introduces “Controlled folder access” to make it easier to protect your data from malicious programs and threats like ransomware. The Windows Defender Controlled folder access is a new feature that monitors the changes that apps make to your files. So If any app tries to modify the files inside a protected folder, and the app is blacklisted, you’ll get notified about the suspicious activity.

This is a hidden feature that is disabled by default, but you can enable it on Windows Defender Security Center > Virus & threat protection > Virus & threat protection settings.

Windows Defender Controlled folder access
Windows Defender Controlled folder access

Once you turn on Controlled folder access, you can allow trusted app on ‘Controlled folder access’ From Windows Defender Security Center -> Click on Virus & threat protection -> Virus & threat protection settings link -> Allow an app through Controlled folder access link. And Click the Add an allowed app button to locate and white list the app you want.

To add new folder locations on ‘Controlled folder access’ Open Windows Defender Security Center ->Virus & threat protection -> Virus & threat protection settings link -> Protected folders link, And Click the Add a protected folder button to locate and include the folder locations you want to protect.

Automatic clean Download Folder

Previously on Windows 10 Creators Update Microsoft introduced Storage sense feature that allows Windows 10 to delete temporary files and those files that have been in the recycle bin for over 30 days to free up space automatically. With The the Fall Creators Update, Windows 10 now adds a new option to automatically delete files in the Downloads folders that haven’t changed in 30 days.

Automatic clean Download Folder
Automatic clean Download Folder

Volume Control for Windows Store apps

With Windows 10 Fall Creators updates the Volume Mixer now includes volume controls for Windows Store apps, such as Groove Music and Microsoft Edge. This new feature allows you to control volume without impacting the system volume.

Volume Control for Windows Store apps
Volume Control for Windows Store apps

Pen Finder ( Where is my pen ?)

While digital pens don’t include GPS, Windows 10 can now tell where you used it last with your computer, which can be useful information to pinpoint its location whenever you lose your pen. This new feature is available on Settings > Update & Security > Find My Device.

windows 10 Pen Finder
windows 10 Pen Finder

Reset data usage Stats

Windows 10 track network data usage over a month period that passes through your Wi-Fi and Ethernet adapters. With The fall creators update, you can now easily reset data usage for your Ethernet and Wi-Fi network adapter in the case your monthly quota starts at a different date.
You can find the option To Reset Data usage stats on Settings > Network & Internet > Data usage, and on View usage details, you’ll now see a Reset data usage button.

Reset data usage Stats
Reset data usage Stats

Windows Update bandwidth optimization

Windows 10 dynamically optimizes the bandwidth to download and upload updates, but with the fall creators update version, you’re also getting the ability to control the speeds your device dedicates for system and apps updates.

On Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Advanced options > Delivery Optimization. You’ll now find two links, including Advanced Options and Activity Monitor.

Delivery Optimization adjusts the bandwidth automatically for updates to prevent interruptions while you use your device. If you have a slow connection (or data cap) and you want to minimize the impact, you can now use the Download settings to throttle your download speed for background downloads.

If you enable the option to download updates from other devices in the internet, you can also restrict the use of your upload bandwidth by throttling the upload speed. Additionally, you can even set the total amount data to send to other devices using the Monthly upload limit option.

Windows Update bandwidth optimization
Windows Update bandwidth optimization

Color filter Feature

Windows 10 version 1709, includes color filter Feature to make it easier for users with color blindness to see the difference between colors like green and red. The new feature can be found in Settings > Ease of Access > Color and High Contrast. You only need to turn on the Apply color filter toggle switch, and choose a filter from the drop-down menu.

Color filter feature on Windows 10

Emoji native support

Windows 10 now has a dedicated keyboard shortcut that takes one into the world of Emojis. You turn on the Emoji panel in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update using Windows key + “.” or Windows key + “;” keyboard shortcut. Earlier, users accessed the Emoji panel using the touch keyboard. New additions include emoji dinosaurs, genies, fairies, and even zombies in time for Halloween.

Emoji native support windows 10
Emoji native support windows 10

Also Windows 10 brings the Windows 10 Mobile touch keyboard experience to the desktop, which also enables a new one-handed keyboard experience, very similar to the one available for mobile devices. You can use the new one-handed keyboard by clicking the settings button on the top-left corner of the touch keyboard and selecting the smaller keyboard icon from the context menu.

These are some Best collected Hidden Features on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. I hope You enjoy this Features while using. If you found any new Hidden Feature while using Windows 10 Fall Creators update, Share with us on comments. If still didn’t upgrade to fall creators update check how to get fall creators update right now. Or if you face any problem while upgrade to fall creators update check some troubleshooting steps. Also Read from our blog We couldn’t install windows 10 Fall Creators update 0x8007002C-0x400D.