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 the 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.)
In second place, Insiders liked the design updates we made to clipboard history, which gives you access to more entries without needing to scroll. 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 you entered yourself. 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.
Thanks to all who took this survey! As always, these results help shape our priorities for the next version of Windows and beyond. Select each feature below to learn more, and if you haven’t already explored these updates, start flighting Insider Preview builds today.
Your top ten 19H1 features
- Emoji 12
Emoji 12 was released with an updated picker, which also includes symbols and kaomoji now.
- Clipboard history redesign
Use clipboard history to save multiple clipboard items to use later. Improvements also let you see more without scrolling now.
- Snip & Sketch screenshot improvements
Improvements include a delay snip option and window snip mode.
- Windows light theme
Try out the new light theme option and improvements to make it consistent throughout your UI.
- Touch keyboard improvements
Type faster with more accuracy now, plus check out further improvements.
- Windows Security improvements
New Protection History and Tamper Protection experiences to further protect you.
- Expanding SwiftKey
SwitKey is expanding to support more languages.
- Narrator improvements
Improvements like Narrator Home, fixes for working with Chrome, Narrator Braille, a more consistent reading experience, and much more are now available, so your Narrator experience keeps getting better.
- Your Phone photos
Further connect to your Android phone through your PC on Your Phone with new photo features.
- Simpler Start menu
Make the most of an updated Start layout and the option to uninstall more default apps.