Microsoft is planning to kill off 'Paint' after 32 years


Microsoft is planning to kill off 'Paint' after 32 years

That had Microsoft waving the white flag, saying it wanted to "set the record straight, clear up some confusion". Starting life as a 1-bit monochrome licensed version of ZSoft's PC Paintbrush, it wasn't until Windows 98 that Paint could save in JPEG. This can be done following the steps: go to Settings = Phone and link your phone.

According to Microsoft's "features that are to be removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators" list, it seems Outlook Express, Reader app and Reading list weren't so lucky, and will be cut completely from the autumn update. If you use Cortana, you may order Cortana to change the power state of the PC. Select either "Continue now" for the website to open on your linked PC or "Continue later" for the website to display under Action Center for later enjoyment.

Apart from link feature, the new preview build also enhances Cortana's ability to show Web search results without opening the browser.

Some considerable tinkering has been done with Cortana, too, with the digital assistant getting new voice commands enabling you to sign out of your PC, lock it, or indeed restart or shutdown the machine.

It will help you sign in faster, however, if you are concerned about security, you can opt-out of this feature under the pRivacy section of the Sign-in Options page.

Note: This functionality is now only available in English. When asking certain questions the Cortana pane will automatically expand, providing you with a quick answer to your question.

Only Android users can test this functionality out right now.

So while home users will be free to download Microsoft Paint from the Windows Store and put it back where it belongs, office workers around the world will be deprived of their impromptu creative sessions once Paint is severed from Windows as standard.

Now to the feature that you may not find uber-useful just yet. Microsoft has also fixed the bug which was causing Caller ID mismatch problem in Japan or Denmark. Still, if seamless document syncing can be integrated in time for mass-market release, then Windows 10's mobile integration could be very welcome indeed.

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16251 is not overly spectacular when it comes to new features because of that.

Microsoft Edge will no longer re-scale sites when in Tablet Mode with narrow viewport width (such as in a snapped view or portrait orientation).



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