Windows 10 20H2 October Update Redesigned Taskbar, Start Menu & More

Microsoft Windows 10 is releasing its October update with some new and redesigned features. This is the second Windows 10 update of 2020, which has got some interesting features like Alt-Tab changes, refreshed Start Menu, Taskbar, and much more.

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Windows 10 October 2020 Update is Here

Windows 10 20H2 October Update Redesigned Taskbar, Start Menu

The latest Windows 10 update is called Windows 10 20H2, which is rolling out now. You will see new features like an option to adjust the refresh rate of the computer, a new taskbar, a redesigned Start Menu, and other changes to notifications. And the users of Microsoft Edge will get new features like Price Comparison and Collections before the Black Friday and Christmas season.

The other major change is how Alt-Tab works. Normally, we use Alt-Tab to cycle the desktop apps which are open in Windows, but with the new update, you will see all the tabs which are open in Microsoft Edge. We can say it has switched back to the classic Alt-Tab.

The most important addition to the latest update is to PC gaming. Now, you can switch to a higher refresh rate directly in the Windows 10 settings panel by Settings > System > Display, Advanced display settings.

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Another improvement in Windows 10 October 2020 update is app logos are included in notifications. The taskbar is decluttered for new users of Windows 10, and the tablet mode will not show notification anymore. However, the Windows 10 October 2020 update is out for everyone, but some might not get at present. Keep checking the update.

The head of Windows Servicing and Delivery of Microsoft John Cable says,

“We are taking a measured seeker-based rollout approach to the October 2020 Update. We are throttling availability over the coming weeks to ensure a reliable download experience so the update may not be offered to you right away. Additionally, some devices might have a compatibility issue for which a safeguard hold is in place, so we will not offer the update until we are confident that you will have a good update experience.”

If your device is supporting the update, then check for the update in the Windows Update section of Settings. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. If your device has not received the update, wait for it as you will definitely get it in the coming weeks.


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