The wonderful transportable privacy device, WPD, has been up to date to model 1.three.1532. It adds support for the May 2020 Update which is often known as Windows 10 2004 and rumored to return out this week.
The replace adds Ukranian localization for Windows Privacy Dashboard’s interface. The blocking guidelines of this system have been up to date to May eighth,2020.
The WPD change log mentions that there are some new UI changes, although it did not point out what these had been. I used the earlier model of this system, i.e. WPD 1.three.1323 to match it with the latest construct. As far as I might inform, there are 4 major changes within the interface.
WPD previous begin display screen
The pad-lock icon for the Privacy part has been changed with a fingerprint icon. However, the beginning display screen now not has the bell icon on the high, which used to point the variety of settings you’ll be able to change. Instead, the Privacy tab on the beginning web page shows a badge representing the variety of obtainable settings you’ll be able to apply.
WPD previous blocker web page
The Blocker web page now not has an choice to “Copy guidelines”. There is a new button known as “Restore level” on the proper fringe of WPD begin display screen. Technically it is not new, the restore icon which was once within the high proper nook, has been shifted to the aspect.
WPD new blocker web page
New privacy settings
The launch notes additionally state that the latest model of WPD brings some new settings to reinforce your privacy. Again, they do not say what’s new. After digging round a bit, I discovered 4 new choices in WPD 1.three.1532. All of those are underneath the superior settings of this system. Let’s check out them one-by-one.
Local Group Policy
Allow Clipboard History
Remember the Clipboard History choice which we wrote about final yr? The one which saves snippets that you simply copied to the clipboard. Well, should you’re not a fan of this function, you should utilize WPD to disable the Windows 10 Clipboard History.
Windows Defender SmartScreen
SmartScreen as makes use of data reported by different customers on the web, to find out if a file you downloaded is secure or not. But this additionally signifies that Windows shares some of your information by importing them to its servers. The good news is now you can disable the choice utilizing WPD. The unhealthy news? It disables SmartScreen for all customers on the pc.
Windows Update Medic Service
This is the Windows 10 service that the working system makes use of to repair any points associated to Windows Updates. If you do not replace Windows, you’ll be able to toggle this feature from WDP’s Services settings.
Update Orchestrator Service
Want to show off Windows Updates utterly? Disabling the service that manages Windows Updates is an effective manner to make sure that. Don’t overlook the opposite “Windows Update” service, you could wish to disable that as effectively.
Misc – Let web sites present domestically related content material by accessing my language listing.
This is the ultimate new choice within the WPD Update. Windows 10, by default shares the language that you simply use on the pc, with web sites that you simply go to. This is finished so web sites can show content material (which they assume are related to you) in your language.
That’s it for the new options in WPD 1.three.1532. The UI design changes are refined, and the privacy settings are fairly welcome. Use them with warning.