Everything indicates that it will disappear in future versions of Windows

Surely you’ve heard of Timeline. It’s sort of a timeline that users can scroll down to see which app they’ve used and what for on a specific day. A utility that arrived with the Spring 2019 update, Windows 10 May 2019 Update, and which may now disappear.

The so-called Timeline or Windows Timeline is a function that collects our use of the various applications and documents that we have used over the past 30 days and in a post on the Microsoft blog, it suggests that it will go away. . in subsequent versions of Windows 10.

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That’s what they warn in Thurrott, echoing the note that appears in the latest version of Windows 10 Insider Preview. When it comes to talking about the synchronized activity between different computers, it’s striking how bold they refer to the fact that the timeline is still active in Windows 10.

“If your activity history is synced across your devices through your Microsoft account (MSA), you will no longer be able to upload a new activity to the timeline. Note: The timeline and all of your local activity history will remain still on Windows 10 “.

News refers to news that can be found in Build 21359. In the paragraph it warns that from now on no new activity will be loaded in our team timeline, although it will always remain active. If you’re using a Microsoft account, the timeline will only be available locally on that machine.

For now, this change only affects users who are part of Microsoft’s test program, although a Microsoft support page warns that synchronization between devices in the Timeline will end in June.

A news that comes with Build 21539 with which Microsoft adds a series of changes and improvements that we know now.

Changes and Improvements

An option is added to the Power menu in the Start menu to restart applications after connection when you restart the device. When this setting is checked, activate the option in Settings> Accounts> Connection options> Restart the applications presented in 20H1. Added an option in the Power menu of the Start menu to restart apps after login when you restart the device. If the activity history is synced across your devices through your Microsoft account (MSA), you will no longer be able to upload a new activity in the timeline. Accounts connected to AAD will not be affected. To view web history, Edge and other browsers have the option to go back to recent web activity. You can also view recently used files with OneDrive and Office. Note: The timeline and all the history of your local activities still remain in Windows 10. The Ease of Access category in Settings has been updated to be called Accessibility. The Ebrima font has been updated to now support Bamum characters (Unicode block U + A6A0 to U + A6FF). The Nirmala UI font family has been updated to improve the display of Chakma characters when combined based on comments. Fixed a bug that caused an issue when activating HDR, where SDR content was changed when the computer was locked or resumed from sleep. Fixed an issue where in some cases Auto HDR might not be enabled correctly for all qualifying titles. If you’re still having issues, contact us through the Feedback Center, on our Twitter (@ DirectX12), or on DirectX Discord. Fixed an issue in the previous version where in some cases the user accounts were migrated during the upgrade, but the user profile was not. This issue would occur if a device was abruptly restarted during the update process. Fixed an issue where some cameras did not support the settings on the Camera Settings page when the camera was also in use by another app. Fixed an issue where the Camera Settings page would crash on ARM devices. Addresses an issue where Windows Update settings may unexpectedly display two separate strings indicating that updates are managed by your organization. Fixes an issue where some unmanaged devices would display “Some of these settings are hidden or managed by your organization” on the Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update page. Addresses an issue affecting WSUS users where the “Check for updates online from Microsoft Update” option in Windows Update settings was grayed out. Fixed an issue that caused some Insiders to notice frequent crashes in wuauclt.exe. Fixed an issue that caused window frames to lose their shadows after locking and unlocking your PC. Addresses an issue that caused some users to see an ms-resource: AppListName entry in the Start menu apps list due to changing the Contacts app to no longer appear in the apps list. Fixed an issue that could cause a toast notification to appear at the top of the Action Center. Fixed an issue on recent flights where the UI would crash if you quickly use the touchpad gesture to switch between virtual desktops. Fixed an issue that affected the ability to use Miracast with some devices in recent versions. We fixed an issue that could cause the network connection to hang on some Ethernet devices and configurations in an “Identifying …” state recently. Fixed an issue where after upgrading to recent versions you could not log in using Remote Desktop before restarting your PC. Fixed an issue that caused the brightness controls to behave erratically on some devices in recent versions. We fixed an issue that affected some Insiders when playing some fullscreen games in recent releases, resulting in an unexpected drop in frame rate. If you continue to have issues in this space, please save your feedback by following the steps here. Fixed an issue that caused some games to launch when Auto HDR was enabled. Fixes an issue for some devices that could make the screen black with only the mouse displayed. If you continue to experience black screen issues after updating, press WIN + CTRL + Shift + B, then report it in the comment center under Display and Graphics> Black Screen, including as much detail as possible.

Fixed an issue that caused some videos to appear distorted and pixelated in recent versions.

Fixed an issue where some devices would receive the error messages “The following things require your attention …” when attempting to install a new version.

Fixes an issue where getting and configuring your international settings did not work with PowerShell 7.1. Addresses an issue where updates to your language list using PowerShell commands would not sync with your other devices if sync was enabled. Addresses a race condition when using Pinyin IME that might prevent you from writing to some apps (until app restart) if you’ve typed quickly and selected IME candidates. Fixed an issue that affected the migration of shortcuts to the new Windows Tools location where this PC appears with the display name “computer”. Fixed issue where virtual GPU was broken for Windows and Linux guests.

Known issues

They are investigating reports of the update process hanging for long periods of time when trying to install a new version.
[ARM64] Insiders who have pre-installed Qualcomm Adreno graphics driver on Surface Pro X may experience reduced screen brightness. This issue is resolved with an updated version of the graphics preview driver at https://aka.ms/x64previewdriverprox. If you are experiencing this problem, see the Comments collection for more information. They are investigating an issue where search items (including the search box in File Explorer) no longer display correctly in the dark theme. Some non-administrative applications, such as 3D Viewer and Print 3D, which were previously in the Windows Accessories folder, are now found in Windows Tools. These app shortcuts will be moved to Start with an upcoming bug fix. In the meantime, they are still searchable and accessible via Windows tools. The Windows Camera app is currently violating the default brightness settings set through the new Camera Settings page. Virtual GPU access is interrupted for Windows and Linux guests, adding a vGPU to a VM will have no effect and the VM will continue to run with software rendering. REPAIRED. Splash screens that support themes are not visible in this release. A fix is ​​coming to reactivate it during a next flight. Split screen mode for Auto HDR does not work in this version; Please look at the following version for a solution. They are working on a fix for an issue that prevented some USB connected printers from working after upgrading to version 21354 and above. They are working on a fix that causes WSL users to find that File Explorer launch performance has decreased after upgrading to version 21354 and above.

If you are a member of the Insider Program Dev Channel, you can download the update by following the usual route ie “Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update”.

Via | Thurrott
More information | Windows Blog

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