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Winaero Tweaker


Winaero Tweaker 1.62Winaero 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. Continue reading "Winaero Tweaker"

Windows 11 Build 22635.3785 (Beta) adds Jump Lists to pinned apps in Start

Windows 11 Build 22635.3785 is a new release for Insiders on the Beta channel. With this update, the Start menu shows the jump lists for pinned Start menu apps. It also allows you to directly share your files to the linked Android smartphone. Finally, Microsoft is again testing various Spotlight UI variants on the desktop. Continue reading "Windows 11 Build 22635.3785 (Beta) adds Jump Lists to pinned apps in Start"

Windows 11 Build 26120.961 (Dev) is available to Insiders

Windows 11 Build 26120.961 (KB5038575)  is now available in the Dev channel. It is a minor update, with no feature changes. It only comes with reliability improvements, and also includes an updated Store app.

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Microsoft Edge 126 stable introduces AI theme generator

A new stable version of the Edge browser is available for Windows users. It adds a new feature - the AI theme generator. It allows creating browser themes from a text description provided by the user. Edge will also offer to create a page summary with Copilot for websites with text articles. Finally, there are new policies. Continue reading "Microsoft Edge 126 stable introduces AI theme generator"

Microsoft delays the controversial Recall feature

Microsoft will be releasing its new Copilot Plus PCs next week, but without the controversial Recall feature that captures screenshots of user activities. The company has decided to hold off on including Recall in order to test it with the Windows Insider program. Initially, Microsoft had intended to offer Recall as an optional feature with enhanced security measures, but has now chosen to delay its launch. Continue reading "Microsoft delays the controversial Recall feature"

Chrome 126 released with OCR in PDF and Google Lens on Desktop

Google has released Chrome 126 to everyone running the stable version of the browser. It features a new "Extract text from PDF" option in the integrated PDF view, a new option to search with Google Lens for anything you see on the screen, the ability to fine grain tune Memory Saver, and "Reactive prefetch" for embedded resources to speed up their loading. Also, there are a number of improvements made to its Dev Tools. The latter includes the ability to emulate PC slowdown. Continue reading "Chrome 126 released with OCR in PDF and Google Lens on Desktop"

Windows 11 to get new Generative AI page in Settings and Logon Animation

Windows 11 Build 26236 (Canary)  includes a few hidden features that aren't enabled by default. There is now a new Generative AI page in Settings that allows you to allow or deny applications access to generative AI introduced in Windows 11. Another change is a new logon animation that also says "welcome back" instead of just "welcome". Continue reading "Windows 11 to get new Generative AI page in Settings and Logon Animation"

Windows 10 Build 19045.4593 (Beta & RP) improves the Windows Backup app

A new Windows 10 preview, Build 19045.4593 (KB5039299) is coming to Insiders on the Beta and Release Preview channels. Insiders on the Beta and Release Preview channels will receive the same builds of Windows 10, but the Beta channel will test new features that are in development and not yet ready for public distribution. Continue reading "Windows 10 Build 19045.4593 (Beta & RP) improves the Windows Backup app"

Windows 11 Builds 22631.3807/22631.3807 allow creating Tar and 7z archives

Microsoft rolls out a couple of builds to Windows 11 insiders on the release preview channel. Windows 11 Build 22621.3807 is coming for those who run version 22H2, and Build 22631.3807 applies to version 23H2. Both allow creating Tar and 7z archives, convert Copilot into a non-docked window, restore the show desktop taskbar button in the right corner, and more. Continue reading "Windows 11 Builds 22631.3807/22631.3807 allow creating Tar and 7z archives"

Firefox 127 makes it easier to close duplicate tabs

A couple of days ago Mozilla released the Firefox 127 web browser, and its long-term support branch counterpart, version 115.12.0 . Firefox 127 includes a new option to close duplicate tabs from the all tabs list, HTTPS is now force enabled for images, audio, and video embedded via HTTP, and a minor user agent change on 32-bit devices. In addition, on Windows, Firefox now supports preloading. Similar to Edge, it will run in the background to start instantly when you need it. Continue reading "Firefox 127 makes it easier to close duplicate tabs"

Windows 11 Build 26236 (Canary) ships new Account Manager to more users

Microsoft today released Windows 11 Build 26236 to Insiders in the Canary channel. It continues the rollout of the new Account Manager in the Start menu, fixes the Edge sound level in the Settings app, and includes several more fixes. Continue reading "Windows 11 Build 26236 (Canary) ships new Account Manager to more users"

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