Microsoft releases Windows 10 20H2 with multiple changes as the October 2020 update
Microsoft has finally gotten around to releasing Windows 10 20H2, now called the Windows 10 October 2020 update. Announced via the company's Windows Experience Blog, Microsoft has been testing the update as Windows 10 20H2 for a while now. The October 2020 update is available to download on devices running Windows 10 1903 or later, although Microsoft notes that it will take longer to upgrade from 1903 than it will the May 2020 update.
The October 2020 update is smaller than the one that Microsoft announced in May, but it still features some notable changes. Most of these have been consigned to the Start menu and the taskbar, which have been given a new lease of life. On the one hand, the Start menu has a fresh look, with greater emphasis on making it match the theme of the rest of Windows 10. Microsoft has made large tiles partially transparent, too.
On the other hand, the taskbar has been tidied. Windows 10 will put fewer things on the taskbar by default, while it will now also remove the search bar when you switch to tablet mode. The October 2020 update integrates Xbox Game Pass within Windows 10 too and brings Microsoft Edge tabs within the Alt+Tab shortcut.
It is also now possible to change the fresh rate of your display from within the main Settings menu, rather than having to dive into third-party programs. Microsoft has outlined all the changes that the October 2020 update introduces in its Windows Experience Blog post.