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Microsoft has included an update in a new preview of Windows 10, so that the installation of the operating system can be restored via the cloud. The Snip & Sketch tool also received several updates in the build of the 20H1 branch, which now appears in the Fast-ring for Windows Insiders.

In build 18950 of Windows 10 there are several improvements, including the possibility to restore the installation via the cloud. The operating system will then probably download the most recent Windows 10 version. This saves a lot of hassle with USB sticks. The Snip & Sketch tool has also been updated, writes ZDNet. The tool already allowed users to take custom screenshots – or ‘snips’ – and then sketch or annotate them on them.

Improvements to Snip & Sketch

In the new preview, the tool also includes a single-screen mode, zoom options and improvements to find the shortcut for the tool. That shortcut is WIN+Shift+S. The canvas space in Snip & Sketch now helps users who haven’t used that shortcut to learn how to create a snip without having to open the app first.

With the so called ‘single window’ mode, everything has to stay neat and tidy when users make multiple snipes, to get the best screenshot. Clicking the ‘New’ button at the bottom left will open snips in the app’s current window. This eliminates the need for users to close multiple screens with unwanted snips.

After making a snip it is now possible to zoom in on the screenshot. This should make it easier to annotate the screenshot. Zooming is possible via Ctrl+Plus, Ctrl+Minus, and via Ctrl+the mouse wheel.

The Windows 10 20H1 update should appear in the spring of 2020. First the Windows 19H2 update will be released this autumn.

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