Windows 10 Update 9860: Action Center
A new build is available for Windows 10 , and it brings the Action Center notification feature from Windows Phone make its way to the desktop. Windows 10 now lets you move windows between monitors with a keyboard shortcut. Switching desktops has received an animation in response to user feedback.
Microsoft again warned users that the Windows preview is still in a rough state. Known issues include a complicated WiFi UI design, garbled items in Internet Explorer and on the Start menu, problems waking up machines and putting them back to sleep, potentially broken Solitaire and Mahjong games and a blue screen when disconnecting multiple external monitors.
You can also manually check for the update by going to PC Settings > Update and recovery > Preview builds. Microsoft said the update should be between 2-2.74GB.
Microsoft first announced Windows 10 late last month ahead of a scheduled mid-2015 release. More than 1 million customers have already signed up for the Windows Insider program
- Action Center for Windows PCs. As we shared when we announced Windows 10 in September, we aren’t limiting our view to one specific device type. We are looking across our entire product family to look at ways to bring great experiences to our customers across different devices. So with this build, we’re bringing “Action Center” from Windows Phone over to the PC as the place where you can see and follow up on all actionable items. This build is focused ONLY on enabling basic notifications – quick actions and cleaner UI will come later. You’ll see notifications from the system and apps – from new emails and invites to IMs, Facebook posts and more – all in one place, so you don’t miss a thing. Click on the new Action Center icon in the notification area of your taskbar to check it out.
- Move apps easily from one monitor to another. When you’re working on multiple monitors, use WIN+SHIFT+<arrow> to move the active app to another monitor. You can find a list of new keyboard shortcuts for navigating and managing your multiple desktops here in this blog post.
- Animation for switching desktops. One of the pieces of feedback that you gave us was that it was hard to know when you were switching desktops. We addressed your feedback by adding an animation to make it clear that you are switching. Check it out by creating some new desktops and moving between them.