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.
You can quickly find if your PC is compatible with Windows 11 version 22H2 just by looking in the Registry. There, you will the reason for which it isn't eligible for installing the update. On the other hand, it may show you that everything is fine.
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 →
Looks like we will see a new version of Windows 10. References to a newer release have been discovered by enthusiasts in the latest cumulative patches. After tinkering with them the user ends up with Windows 10 version 22H2 installed on his computer. Continue reading →
Quickly after Google, Microsoft today released a new stable version of the Edge browser. It doesn't offer much on the consumer side, and is coming with a few policy updates and general improvements. However, with its release, Microsoft names it the best browser for gamers. Continue reading →
Xbox Cloud Gaming, also known as Project xCloud, is getting support mouse and keyboard. Microsoft recommends all devs to update their products where required. Besides, the company offers new API to improve streaming latency. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
Xiaomi introduced the Book S 12.4 tablet, which is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor and runs Windows 11 on ARM. This chip comes with eight Kryo 495 cores that run up to 2.84 GHz, and a Qualcomm Adreno 680 GPU. Continue reading →