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.
You can now set Firefox to remove trackers from URLs automatically by changing one of its settings. It will erase GET arguments known to be used for spying purpose. There are several companies on the that add such params to links, including Meta (Facebook), Yandex, and Microsoft (Bing).
Microsoft is working on a new OneDrive app that receives a design overhaul. It gets a touch of Windows 11 appearance, which is mostly notable when you open its settings. The company has already added such settings to several built-in apps, e.g. Notepad.
Microsoft is considering using an ARM64 processor in the next generation of the Surface Go tablet. The company exposes its interest in the ARM platform, so there is a chance for Surface Go 4 to have an ARM64-based consumer version.
Microsoft is reportedly working on a "lite" version of the Outlook app for Android. The lite version could eventually replace the current Outlook for Android client. However, it seems much more logical for Microsoft to have both applications simultaneously.
MSEdgeRedirect is a must have tool for everyone who aren't happy with Bing integrated too much in Windows 11. The app allows you to use alternative search engines where possible. Also, it makes it possible to open links in your favorite web browser instead of Edge. This affects all links in all apps, including apps from the Store, and links in the Settings app. Version 0.7 of MSEdgeRedirect further expands its capabilities to image searches, and includes reliability fixes.
According to a new AdDuplex report, Windows 11 now has 23% of market. Their stat info on the use of different versions of Windows is based on information from 5000 applications. The apps are using the AdDuplex SDK, and serve as the only data source. So the actual numbers must be different, but Microsoft never shares its own stat on the OS usage.
A new update KB5014958 ships build 22621.169 to Insiders in the Release Preview channel. The channel hosts Windows 11 version 22H2 that will become generally available this fall. Today's update includes a few new features and several fixes.
Here's how you can enable the new "Open with" dialog in Windows 11, which is available starting in build 25151. Actually, it was first introduced back in build 22567, but Microsoft later excluded it from the OS. Now it is back.
Today's Dev channel update is pretty boring. There are no new features included. Windows 11 build 25151 comes with several fixes.
Microsoft has released a new optional "C" update to everyone running Windows 11 version 21H2 and 21H1. The patch KB5014666 raises the OS version to builds 19042.1806 and 19043.1806. Besides traditional general improvements and fixes, it also resolves the infamous Hotspot bug. Surprisingly for a cumulative update, it adds new printing and networking features.