One of the many changes in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is that the OS now automatically reopens apps that were running before shutdown or restart. If you shut down Windows 10, next time some of previously running apps are relaunched. This behavior could be unwanted for many.
Microsoft Edge is a new browser in Windows 10. It shows a speaker icon on tabs that are producing sounds.
With default settings, the Photos app in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is set to view next or previous item with the mouse scroll wheel. In previous Windows versions, Windows Photo Viewer was configured to zoom in or out the opened image. Even in early builds of Windows 10, Photos included the behavior of scrolling prev/next photos with the scroll wheel. If you are not happy with this change, you can change the Mouse wheel action back to zoom in or out the current picture.
When you click on the Wi-Fi network icon in the system tray (notification area), you will see the network flyout with the list of Wireless network broadcasts available for your place. In most cases, you will see many SSIDs from your neighborhood which are absolutely useless. You can create a filter to hide those unneeded SSIDs from the list.
Users who upgraded to the recently released Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version 1709, faced with an issue with the login screen. When they start the computer and sign in, the login screen may appear a second time, forcing the user to sign in in again. Many users report that the issue occurred even when locking and unlocking the workstation.
Windows 10 replaces the classic balloon notifications with a new notification toasts. If you like balloon notifications and are not happy with toasts, you can restore balloon notifications back in Windows 10.
If you have some issues in Windows 10 which you cannot resolve in the normal mode, there is a way to start it in the Safe mode. Safe mode is a special startup option designed for advanced troubleshooting.
Windows 10 inherited the boot options from Windows 8. It features a graphical environment for various recovery related tasks. There is a way to reboot the OS quickly and launch the troubleshooting options directly. This is very useful if you have some issue that you cannot fix in the regular Windows 10 environment.
In Windows 10, there is a delay to improve startup after you log on so that startup programs don't open all at once. When Windows 10 is started, it delays the loading of apps from the Startup folder. You can reduce this startup delay for desktop apps with a simple Registry tweak.
Like Windows 8, the Windows 10 operating system includes a secret hidden Aero Lite theme, which can be easily enabled. It changes the appearance of Window 10 in a special way.