A glimpse through the new Windows; Edge goes full Clippy
Subject: General Tech | September 12, 2018 - 12:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: microsoft, windows 10, onedrive, edge, Storage Sense
Ars Technica posted a look into some of the new features offered in the upcoming Windows October update. The first feature Microsoft will offer you is a nag screen when you try to install another browser for the first time, reminding you of the existence of the Edge browser and what Microsoft would like you to think about the program.
The second feature is every bit as useful as the previous one and will help you with those pesky storage space problems you have been experiencing. Storage Sense is a feature which will automatically remove various files, from your temp directories, downloads folder and even OneDrive files you haven't recently used, thus ensuring that 1TB drive you have will have a few extra megabytes of free space. This will replace the current Disk Cleanup tool, though hopefully cleanmgr.exe will still be available for those who would rater choose what files are removed. They have more details as well as a way to keep your OneDrive files handy and modify your cleaning schedule in this post.
"Because, of course these users know Edge exists; they're explicitly choosing not to use it. Why is Microsoft being so invasive and telling them something that they already know and don't care about?"
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