This year brought us two different feature updates for Windows 10, but undoubtedly, just one really matters in terms of features and enhancements for that Average person.
This is because unlike Windows 10 May 2019 Update (Windows 10 version 1903), Windows 10 November 2019 Update (Windows 10 version 1909) brought hardly any as far as additional features are concerned, with Microsoft focusing more on under-the-hood and gratifaction refinements.
However, 2020 is expected to witness the development of two major feature updates for Windows 10, as Microsoft explained that rolling out something pack-like update for the operating-system every fall is not part of its long-term strategy moving forward.
The first feature update of the season is already finalized. Windows 10 version 2004, currently codenamed 20H1, has been completed this month and Microsoft uses the time left until the public launch (because of happen in April or May) for further polishing.
Using the feature lineup of Windows 10 20H1 already decided, all eyes are now on the second update of the year for further improvements. And judging from recent user feedback, these three customization options ought to be put into the autumn feature update:
Windows Spotlight for desktop wallpapers
Windows Spotlight is a superb feature, there’s without a doubt. It uses Bing to download and hang high-quality photos as the lock screen wallpaper, whilst displaying a lot of the landscape, animals, buildings or anything you see on the lock screen.
Windows Spotlight can automatically switch the lock screen background with a brand new image every day, and all you need to have is definitely an active Web connection for the feature to download the updated content.
What exactly Microsoft must do is push this selection even further by bringing Windows Spotlight to the desktop. A high-quality background that is refreshed every day would clearly breathe new life into an otherwise dull area of the operating-system where users spend a lot of time when working on their devices.
At this time, this is only possible with more complex tweaks or third-party software, but natively, Windows 10 enables you to use as desktop background a picture, a good color, or a slide show.
Per app volume controls
Among the features missing from Windows 10 at this time is a more complex volume controller that will have the ability to create the amount per each app running around the device.
Once again, you could do thanks to third-party software, but at operating-system level, the amount controller itself hasn’t evolved too much in Windows 10.
Automatic theme changer
Windows 10 presently has both an easy theme along with a dark theme, so why not allowing users to control the way they want these modes to become enabled on their own devices?
While it’s possible to manually enable a theme from the Settings app, Windows 10 requires a feature to automatically activate the dark theme at night and the light mode in the morning. This would perfectly align with Night light, a blue light filter that comes in so handy when working on the pc inside a darker room.
Similar capabilities already are on other platforms and users there like it, so there’s basically no reason for Microsoft to not give a scheduler in the Settings app that will have the ability to enable a specific theme in a user-defined time. Of course, this can be an optional feature that will prove useful not only to those who want their screens to always be easier on the eyes but additionally to users attempting to make their desktops more dynamic.