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Whats new in Windows Updates – September 2019

Microsoft are continually updating Windows 10 to  help you to mange your time, increase security, and get more creative.

Paste from your cloud clipboard

In the May 2019 Update, use the cloud-based clipboard to copy and paste images and text from one PC to another. Select Start  > Settings  > System  > Clipboard , and then use the toggles to turn on both Clipboard history and Sync across devices. You can also press the Windows logo key +V as a shortcut to easily access your clipboard.

Give your apps a sleek new look

Make your apps stand out by switching to Light or Dark mode. Select Start  > Settings  > Personalization  > Colors . Under Choose your color, select either Light or Dark mode.

Add emoji from your keyboard

Express yourself however and wherever you want. Press the Windows logo key +period (.) to open an emoji panel. Use kaomojis to create faces with text, and symbols—like punctuation and currency—to make a statement.

Make your pointer easier to see

If you’re having trouble spotting your pointer on your screen, make it bigger or change the color. Select Start  > Settings  > Ease of Access  > Cursor & pointer.

Makes things larger on screen

To make just the text on your screen bigger, select Start  > Settings  > Ease of Access  > Display , then adjust the slider under Make text bigger. To make everything bigger, choose an option from the drop-down menu under Make everything bigger.

Use Snip & Sketch to capture, mark up and share images

Screen sketch is now called Snip & Sketch. Open Snip & Sketch to take a snip of what’s on your screen or to mark up and share a previous image. In the search box on the taskbar, type Snip & Sketch, then select Snip & Sketch from the list of results to open the app.

To quickly take a snip, press the Windows logo key+Shift+S. You’ll see your screen darken and your cursor displayed as a cross. Choose a point at the edge of the area you want to copy and left-click the cursor. Move your cursor to highlight the area you want to capture. The area you capture will appear on your screen.

The image you snipped is saved to your clipboard, ready for pasting into an email or document. If you want to edit the image, select the notification that appears after you’ve made your snip. Snip & Sketch offers options to save, copy, or share and includes a pen, highlighter, and an eraser, all with variable line widths.