onedrive updatesMultitasking’s great, right? You can be working on a blog post, catching up on the Bachelorette, and keeping an eye on your Twitter feed all at the same time. Computers, it turns out, are really good at multitasking on their own. Regardless of what you’re doing, there can be a ton of different processes going on in the background. There are times, though, when you really don’t want your machine acting with a mind of its own. Microsoft can’t solve all these problems for you, but a new update to OneDrive gives you a little more control over when your computer is going to start grabbing bandwidth with both hands.

The update was first noticed by Ed Bott at ZDNet and allows you to pause uploads and updates to your OneDrive. Uploading files to OneDrive isn’t something that’s likely to grind your computer to a halt when you’re working from the comfort of your home or office, but if you’ve ever been caught trying to tackle some work at a Starbucks (or even on an airplane), you know how annoying it can be to wonder if the public Wi-Fi is really that slow, or if there’s a way you can make it just go faster.

If it seems a little odd that this wasn’t already a feature in OneDrive… it was. Or at least it used to be. Pausing uploads was a feature of OneDrive back when it was called SkyDrive, but it didn’t make the transition when Microsoft updated and renamed the product. Now that it’s back, users have more control than ever on when their files back up (and what they can get done waiting in the Delta terminal).

The update to OneDrive comes packaged with the latest set of Windows patches, currently rolling out to Windows users. If your machine is set up to auto-update, keep an eye out for it in the next few days.