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Winaero Tweaker on Windows 11

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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Besides Winaero Tweaker, there are a number of other useful freeware tools created by Winaero. Check them out here: Winaero apps.

Microsoft has removed two upgrade blocks for Windows 11 22H2

If you wanted to upgrade your device to the latest Windows 11 22H2, but your device coulnd't get it due to an upgrade block or compatibility issues, you should try right now. Microsoft has resolved two major bugs in the OS. One of them was related to printing, and another one was related to game performance.

Microsoft has confirmed the bug with UDP in RDP on Windows 11 22H2

As you could remember, several users reported a bug in Remote Desktop Protocol in Windows 11 version 22H2. It causes freezes and disconnections. Sometimes RDP simply fails to connect to the remote computer. Microsoft has officially confirmed the bug, but doesn't provide any new workaround besides the disabling UDP for RDP, that affected users already use.

Windows Subsystem for Linux is generally available in Microsoft Store

The Windows Subsystem for Linux in the Microsoft Store is now generally available on Windows 10 and 11. Microsoft has announced the availability in the official blog, noting that it is now longer has a Preview tag. So, Windows 10 and Windows 11 can install the first stable release of the tool right from the Store.

Windows 11 Settings now includes a new “Trade-in or recycle your PC” section

The recently released build Windows 11 Build 25247 contains plenty of hidden gems. There is a new VPN overlay icon, Search Suggested Action with Google Chrome support, updated pages in the Settings app, and more. There is also a small update to the System > Display > About page that now lists links useful when you sell your PC.

Search Suggested Action in Windows 11 supports Chrome, here’s how to enable it

With Windows 11 Build 25247, Microsoft introduced a new Suggestion Action that allows you to search online for a selected text. The feature is limited to those who lives in the US, and is locked down to Edge. But it was quickly discovered that it may work with any browser, and has several other options. All of them are hidden, but you can enable them with ViveTool.

There is a new VPN overlay icon in the notification area in Windows 11 Build 25247

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Windows 11: Enable updated “Startup” and “Go back to earlier build” Settings pages

Microsoft continues to polish the inbox Settings app by adding more consistent dialog. The app is getting more solid appearance of the Fluent Design style. The most recent Windows 11 Build 25247 released to the Dev channel contains two updated pages, Startup and Go to the earlier released build. Both are hidden, but you can activate them to learn how they will look in the near future.

Windows Subsystem for Android November update is out with several improvements

Microsoft has released a new version of Windows Subsystem for Android for Windows 11 (2210.40000.7.0) to Windows Insiders on the Dev and Beta channels. This update improves the stability and performance of the subsystem, and fixes security issues.

Windows 11 Build 25247 (Dev) includes improved Task manager, tray clock seconds, and more

Microsoft has released a new preview of Windows 11, build 25247 to Windows Insiders in the Dev channel. It features Windows Studio Effects from the Quick Actions Menu, Energy Saving Recommendations in the Settings app, Task Manager with search for processes and a better dark theme. Besides, there is a new "Suggested action" that allows directly searching for selected text in Bing. Also in Settings you will see a reminder if you are running out of free OneDrive space. For the clock in the taskbar, you can enable seconds. Finally, the Start menu now shows recently visited websites in the Recommended section.

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