Windows Insiders vote for their favorite 19H1 features

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Last month, we asked Windows Insiders to vote for their favorite features that we shipped with Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds for 19H1. The results are now in! As with previous surveys, it appears that a wide range of new Windows features have caught the interest of Insiders around the world.

In our last survey for Windows 10 October 2018 Update, a new security feature topped the list, followed by Notepad improvements and dark theme for File Explorer. This time, the Emoji 12 release came out on top. (This also included an updated picker, which now includes symbols and Kaomoji plus support for the new Emoji 12 emoji.)

In second place, Insiders liked the design updates we made to clipboard history, which gives you access to more entries without needing to scroll the view. In third spot was an update to the Snip & Sketch app which let’s you snip specific windows on your screen.

The fourth spot went to votes for several other feature suggestions that Insiders entered in the ‘open field’ of the survey. Here, the clear winner was the light theme which now extends to all system UI. Improvements to the Windows Subsystem for Linux also received a strong call out by Insiders.

You can get details on each feature in our Top 15 list by clicking on the links below. Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey! As with all your feedback, these results will help shape our priorities for the next version of Windows and beyond.

Windows May Update 2019 (19H1) – Insider’s Top 15 List   
Rank Feature
1 Emoji 12​
2 See more entries in your clipboard history​
3 Snip & Sketch screenshot improvements
4 Light theme (open field)
5 More symbols are available on the touch keyboard​
6 Run untrusted software with greater confidence
7 More language support for SwiftKey’s Typing Intelligence
8 Narrator improvements​
9 Project your Android phone on your PC​
10 Uninstall option for more apps in the Start menu​
11 Find things faster on your PC​
12 Tamper Protection in Windows Defender Antivirus​
13 Get quick access to the apps that you use the most in Search
14 A simplified Start layout​
15 A smarter Windows Update experience​