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Microsoft brings Auto HDR to Windows


Microsoft plans to add Auto HDR support to more than 1,000 PC games.

The software giant is now testing the new Auto HDR feature via Windows 10, which works just as it works across the latest Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X gaming platforms.

Enabling Auto HDR adds high HDR dynamic stake to a large number of DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 games, as long as you have a compatible HDR display.

Hannah Fisher, Microsoft's DirectX program manager, says: While some HDR gaming studios are evolving by making the game hdr, Auto HDR PC takes only DirectX 11 or DirectX 12 SDR games and intelligently expands the range of colors and brightness to HDR.

"It's a seamless platform feature that gives you an amazing new gaming experience that takes full advantage of the capabilities of your HDR display.

Auto HDR can be enabled in the latest test version of Windows 10 with the 21337 version number that was released for Windows Insiders users today.

It must be enabled automatically, or you can activate it in the display part of the settings, and the feature is still being previewed, and not all DirectX 11 or DirectX 12 games will support it yet.

Microsoft is also working to improve performance and fix some problems, and the company recognizes that Auto HDR requires some GPU computing power to implement.

Besides Auto HDR, the latest trial version of Windows 10 also includes improvements to Virtual Desktops, updated File Explorer layout, and even some changes to built-in apps, such as Notepad.

Windows 10 will soon include custom wallpapers for every virtual desktop, with the ability to easily rearrange desktops.

Microsoft also adds extra space between items in File Explorer, and there is now a compressed mode with the classic File Explorer mode, and the new display is more touch-optimized.

Notepad also has a new code now and is updated via the Microsoft Store.

The software giant is also updating the applications it combines with Windows 10, to include Windows Terminal and Power Automate Desktop.