List of Windows 10 October 2020 Update feature

Microsoft has finally started rolling out the Windows 10 October 2020 update to earlier testers on October 20 after testing the feature update. The update will only available to download to those who want to look for it through the Windows Update tab by clicking on the “Click for updates button”.

You can download and install Windows 10 October 2020 Update using Media Creation Tool either Setting app through Windows 10.

Windows 10 October 2020 Version 20H2 features

Theme-aware Start Menu

The Windows 10 version 20H2 is dropping solid accent colours for the live tiles on the Start Menu. Microsoft says it will interoducing a new feature called a them-aware that aims to replace the block of colours with a partially transparent background that matches your theme preference.

You can choose the light or dark theme under Setting > Personalization > Colors only in the background of the Start Menu respects the theme preference.

Microsoft is brining theme support to the individual tiles within the Start menu. It looks great, especially in dark mod but there’s still need for some improvements.

Microsoft has also replaced tiles in the apps list with favicons to help you discover your apps more easily. These new icons are supported to give Start Menu a fresh feel and they look best with theme-aware titles only.

Chromium Edge is now mandatory

Microsoft has made the Chromium-based Edge browser regular in all Windows 10 versions. In the newest Windows PC & Laptops , The Chromium Edge browser is replacing the “old” Edge with the “new” Edge and Microsoft says it will help users in shifting from the old Edge to the new.

If you want , you can open Edge and import Favorite, password and other information from Chrome Browser.

The Classic Edge, The new version come with three different layouts for the new tag page – focused, inspirational and informational.

Since, You may missed the Wins 10 October 2020 Update, you will also notice these improvements to the Edge browser

  • Smooth scrolling
  • Chrome themes and extensions
  • Regular updates
  • PDF feature
  • Window 10 integration
  • Support for Collections: A collaboration and shopping tool.
  • Better performance and privacy control.

Taskbar Tweaks

Windows 10 20H2 comes with a cleaner and more personalized experience for the taskbar when you ready to perform a clean install of the OS. Based on your activity, Windows will automatically pin your favorite apps to the taskbar when setting up the device.


Microsoft is adding a new “X” button in the upper right corner of notification bar. This allows you to quickly dismiss a notification and you can also click on the settings cog icon to manage the app.

Setting app gets better

Microsoft is only removing one Control Panel page with October 2020 update and replacement is better. The About System page in the Settings app comes with all information and options available in Control Panel.

Microsoft is also making your system information capable of the About page. The update adds on a big “Copy” button under the device and system specification.

The Control Panel is expected to stay around for another year or two, it appears that Microsoft is serious about Control Panel mitigations plans.

Refresh rate

Microsoft has added a new option to the Setting app that lets you change the refresh rate of your display.

Starting with Windows 10 build 19042, the feature is now available under Settings > System – > Display > Advanced display setting.


If you don’t make changes to the Windows Update setting, it can deal with serving stack and cumulative updates automatically. However, it was observed that Windows might not install the required SSU before the cumulative update is installed.

ALT+ Tab apps switcher gets Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Windows 10 October 2020 update is the new Alt + Tab. After the update, you can allow Windows 10 to show your Edge browser tabs in Alt+ Tab apps switcher.

Microsoft says users can manage the Edge integration in Alt +Tab task switcher under the Alt + Tab heading in the setting > System > Multitasking menu.

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