Microsoft uses AAC support to update Windows 10 and fixes the problem of rearranging applications when using multiple monitors

Windows 10 users are expected to get new features through a major update later this year.

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Microsoft is improving the Bluetooth audio experience in Windows 10 by providing support for Advanced Audio Codec (AAC). This will allow users to get better audio from Bluetooth headphones and speakers that support the AAC codec. 

Redmond also brought a unified audio endpoint to Windows 10 to provide a seamless interface when connecting to various audio devices. When using multiple monitors, Windows 10 also solves the annoying app reorganization problem. 

This problem affects many users who often work in a multiscreen environment. Windows has supported Subband Encoding (SBC) and AptX format over Bluetooth for a long time. 

This limits manufacturers to provide a full audio experience with their headphones that can be used with Windows 10 devices. However, since streaming music online today is becoming a trend, Microsoft seems to have decided to start support AAC codec natively in Windows 10. 

Specifically designed to provide high-quality audio streams in smaller files. The decision to adopt AAC by default will allow companies, including Apple, to start paying attention to the Windows user base when designing new software and hardware. 

In 2019, Cupertino was an early adopter and promoter of AAC, replacing iTunes with dedicated Podcasts, Apple TV, and the Apple Music app for macOS. However, it did not introduce this change for Windows users who still use the iTunes app as their primary solution for streaming audio from Apple services. In addition to AAC support, Microsoft also introduced unified audio endpoints in Windows 10 to improve methods. 

You can select the Bluetooth input on the PC. The company blogged: “It is no longer necessary to click multiple audio endpoints for the sound and microphone of the Bluetooth headset to work.” “Now we only expose an audio endpoint in the user interface and it will automatically switch for you. To the appropriate audio terminal to provide a seamless experience.”

The changes made will essentially allow the system to switch from one audio source to another. For example, it can help you control the volume of your headphones without having to manually switch profiles when you have a team call while listening to music through Spotify or any other audio application.

Windows 10 is moving from its multiple existing audio endpoint (left) to a unified audio endpoint (right).

Initially, AAC and Unified Audio Terminals support for testing Windows Insiders was provided through Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21370. However, despite this, it is expected to be available to all Windows 10 users through a major update later this year. 

Resolved an issue for Windows 10 users where when resuming their computer from sleep, applications were unexpectedly rearranged on the external monitor. The company calls this frustrating problem Rapid HPD (Rapid HPD), which affects most users almost every time the system goes to sleep. 

“This behavior will affect the configuration of multiple DisplayPort monitors, resulting in an unnecessary rearrangement of the desktop.” Microsoft has tried to solve this problem by reducing the reorganization of the desktop when Rapid HPD appears. 

It is currently available to Windows Insiders running build 21287 or higher. However, the patch is also expected to be part of the next big Windows 10 update later this year.

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