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Winaero Tweaker On Windows 11

Winaero Tweaker

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. Continue reading

KB5014668 optional update enables Search Highlights on stable Windows 11

Microsoft has released new "C" updates for Windows 10 and Windows 11. While for Windows 10 the patch reveals the existence of Windows 10 version 22H2, for Windows 11 changes aren't so drastic. KB5014668 brings with it Search Highlights to the production release of Windows 11, and fixes the annoying Hotspot issue introduced in the latest Patch Tuesday. There are several other improvements and fixes. Continue reading

Microsoft Edge will soon get calculator, unit converter, and other tools in the sidebar

Microsoft is actively adding advanced tools to its browser. Currently, they are testing Quick Commands, and the ability to close tabs with a double-click. But you will find more interesting stuff in the browser's roadmap. According to it, Edge will soon have a calculator, unit converter, translator, Internet speed test and other mini-apps right in the sidebar. Continue reading

Microsoft Edge has finally received Quick Commands

It took Microsoft a while to bring this useful feature to their browser. Quick Commands is an input box that allows you to directly launch a specific feature of the browser by typing its name. The idea isn't new, and was first introduced in the classic Opera browser. Its ideological successor, Vivaldi, was first of the Chromium-based apps to implement it. In March 2021, Chrome has got something similar called "Commander". It is 2022 and Edge now follows the suit. Continue reading

Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 Build 25145 to Dev channel insiders

The Redmond firm today released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25145 to the Dev Channel. It adds a number of new features to the OS, including OneDrive storage alert and its subscription management options in Settings, local admin password solution as part of Windows, Narrator improvements. It also includes a good set of general improvements.

What’s new in Windows 11 Build 25145, Dev channel

Narrator Braille Driver Solution

Braille devices will continue working while switching between Narrator and third-party screen readers as narrator will automatically change Braille drivers. Check out the official documentation here to learn how to configure it.

OneDrive storage alert and subscription management in Settings

Earlier, Microsoft added the ability to manage payments methods in Settings > Accounts for the Microsoft 365 subscription. Now, the same is possible for OneDrive Standalone 100GB subscription.

This will allow you to view your recurring billing, payment method, and OneDrive storage usage within Windows 11. Additionally, if you are close to or above your OneDrive storage limit, you will see it on the same Settings page. The company is rolling out this change gradually, so it will be initially available to a small group of Insiders.

Local Administrator Password Solution

Starting with this build, Microsoft ships the legacy Local Administrator Password Solution product bundled with Windows 11. It has also got a number of new features and improvements. You can now manage it with the Local Group Policy Editor tool. It also comes with a built-in event logging.

Other changes

  • The new App usage history gives users a 7-day history of resource access for Location, Camera, Microphone, Phone Calls, Messaging, Contacts, Pictures, Videos, Music library, Screenshots and apps through the Settings experience. You can find this new information under Settings > Privacy & security > App permissions.
  • Suggested Actions are now available to all Insiders in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
  • You can now middle-click on a folder in File Explorer to open it in a new tab.
  • The tab row in File Explorer now receives keyboard focus when you move it with Tab or F6. Once you set focus to the tabs, use the left and right arrow keys to switch between them.

Windows 11 Build 25145 also includes fixes for BsoDs, black screen on Surface Pro X devices then they return from hibernation, Start menu appearance, and more. There is also a list of known issues that you will find in the official announcement.