Highlights of the Windows May 2019 Update

The Windows May 2019 update is rolling out. Here are all the new tweaks and changes!

Update: A vulnerability has been found in this update. Be careful before updating!

Microsoft released the new update through its Windows Insider Program. The update is now slowly rolling out to the public. It might take some time for you ti receive the update however, as Microsoft is rolling it out in a “throttles and measured” manner.

The update contains bug fixes, tweaks, and performance enhancements as usual. Here are some of the highlights of this update.

Windows light theme

The light theme is basically the opposite of the existing dark theme. It changes the UI elements to a white-based theme. This also becomes the default option for Windows 10 Home edition.

Windows Sandbox

Sandbox is a new feature where unknown executable files (.exe) can be run on an isolated desktop environment. Once done, the “sandbox” can be closed and no trace of its actions or applications run on it will remain. This is a very welcome feature as now users are better protected by unwanted “.exe” files. Developers can even use the feature to test their apps without putting their computer at risk.

Other highlights

  • Ability to kill integrated apps
  • Kaomoji (Japanese Emoticons)
  • Ability to run desktop applications in Windows Mixed Reality
  • Sign-in with Microsoft accounts without a password
  • Separation of Cortana (voice assistant) and Windows search
  • Ability to pause updates
  • More clean and appealing “start menu”

Be careful before updating, as recently a “zero-day vulnerability has been found in this update!

Comment Below

Featured Stories

MIT scientists create system to defend against killer asteroids

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a system that can be used to protect Earth against killer asteroids. The...

The coral reefs of planet Earth could be extinct by the end of this century

According to researchers, climate change could destroy almost all coral reef ecosystems around the world by 2100. The increase in water temperature...

Recent Stories

iPhone Xr, not the iPhone 11, was the best selling smartphone of 2019

according to new data from Omdia's Model Tracking Report, Apple sold 9 million more units of the iPhone XR than it did the iPhone 11, effectively making the iPhone XR the best selling smartphone of 2019.

Amazon Go grocery store has no cashiers and is run by cameras

After a couple of years of Amazon launching its very first convenience stores, the company decides to go grocery. The name of...

10th Democratic Debate: A lot of chaos and disorganization

The 10th Democratic Debate, the last debate before Saturday’s South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday, saw a heated argument throughout the event. Early...

Katherine Johnson: A hero for women in STEM careers

NASA’s most notorious “female computer,” Katherine Johnson, made famous by Taraji P. Henson in the 2016 Oscar-nominated movie Hidden Figures, passed away...