Winaero Tweaker is a free app for all versions of Windows that lets you adjust (i.e. tweak) hidden secret settings that Microsoft does not let you adjust from the user interface. In addition, it allows you to add extra value to existing Windows apps and tools with advanced context menus, options, and handy commands.
It is a powerful system utility that supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 11 and includes hundreds of settings. It also includes many options that were earlier available exclusively in my standalone applications.
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Microsoft just updated the Dev channel of the Edge browser with a new build. Edge Dev 99.0.1135.5 is a minor update that is now available to Insiders. The most notable change in this version is Web Capture in PDFs, and a policy to disable the Games feature.
Microsoft today released a fresh Windows 11 preview build 22538. The new version does not bring significant new features, but enthusiasts quickly uncovered something unexpected: a new Task Manager. Windows 11 build 22538 has a hidden Task Manager with a fresh design and even dark mode support.
Mozilla Foundations plans to change how the Firefox browser handles downloads. The current stable version of Firefox displays a download prompt when the user attempts to download a file. The prompt lets you open the file in a specific app or save it to the default directory. Future Firefox updates will ditch this long-standing technique in favor of the idea found in Chrome, Edge, and other Chromium-based browsers.
Google recently released an updated Chrome browser with one questionable change in settings. Users no longer can remove default (preinstalled) search engines, such as Google, Bing, Duckduckgo, and others. More importantly, the change is universal to all Chromium-based browsers, which means Edge, Opera, and other similar browsers received the same "upgrade."
A new build hits the Dev Channel. Windows 11 Build 22538 comes with a pack of good fixes, along with a number of new features. To name a few, there are the weather in the taskbar available to all Insiders. Also, Alt + Tab has got a nice visual refinement, and Voice access now supports the touch keyboard.
Microsoft allows you to disable Widgets in Windows 11 by using Group Policy. For editions of Windows 11, such as Home, Group Policy is not available. But here is a bit of good news - you can also turn off Widgets with a Registry Tweak instead.
In September 2021, Microsoft made a surprising announcement about upcoming feature and design upgrades for Skype. Despite continuous efforts to make every Windows user switch to Teams, Microsoft does not plan to ditch Skype any time soon. Moreover, the company keeps supporting the services with fresh features and capabilities. The latest Skype Insider preview brings an option that allows connecting a second camera to your feed during a video call.
Every month, Microsoft publishes a feedback summary for the Edge browser, highlighting the most notable ideas and suggestions. The company uses those posts to notify users about changes and new features coming soon (or not coming soon or ever) to Microsoft Edge.
Phil Spencer has been named CEO of the new Microsoft Gaming division. It includes all of the company's gaming assets. This means that now all the heads of Microsoft's gaming business will report directly to Spencer. Phil Spencer also announced the changes in an email to Xbox employees.
Microsoft has released the first Edge 98 build to the Beta channel. The browser version is 98.0.1108.23. It is notable for having the overlay scrollbars feature, and includes a number of security improvements that can protect users against zero-day attacks.