Microsoft continues to improve the Windows operating system. Work is underway on the way the OS manages applications.
Thematic resource WindowsLatest drew attention to a new feature that has become available on some systems with test builds of Windows 10 from members of the Windows Insiders program. According to the source, it resembles one of the “most useful” features of iOS, Apple’s mobile platform used on the iPhone.
At the moment, if a Windows user wants to free up space on the computer, he will have to completely uninstall the application, including all accompanying data. As a result, if the user changes his mind and decides to return the application, then he will have to find it in the Microsoft Store or on the website, download it and go through the entire installation procedure. In this case, work usually starts from scratch, without previously saved data.
A fresh innovation, Windows provides a way to manage iPhone-style applications. Test builds have a new Archive apps setting that is enabled by default.
When activated, Windows 10 automatically archives apps that you rarely use, keeping app-related files and settings. If the user wants to return to such an application, the system will automatically download and install it, and then launch it as if it had not been archived.
The description says:
To save space and traffic, applications that you don’t use often will be automatically archived. Your files and data will be saved. The next time you run the archived application, the system will connect to the Internet to restore the full version (if available). “
If desired, the function of automatic archiving of applications can be turned off.