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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One of the lesser known features of Windows 11's Out-of-Box-Experience are hotkeys. Perhaps everyone knows that pressing Shift + F10. But only a few people know that there are more of them. In Windows 11, there are keyboard shortcuts to open hidden secret Autopilot information and Developer Console screens.
The Redmond firm has officially announced a new feature in Windows 11: The ability to use your smartphone's Camera as a webcam in desktop apps. Being part of the most recent "Moment 5" update, it is gradually coming to Insiders on all channels.
Today on February 29, Microsoft started to release Windows 11 Moment 5. The new version of the OS adds several new features and quality of life changes, including Snap Layouts, sharing, and accessibility improvements. Copilot now resides in the system tray, you can rename your PC in the Settings app and use your smartphone's camera as a webcam.
Microsoft has officially introduced the DirectSR API, which aims to simplify the integration of image scaling technologies into game development projects. This API serves as a unified solution for utilizing upscaling technologies from various vendors such as NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel, allowing developers to use one set of code for different technologies.
Microsoft has recently started force-updating PCs running Windows 11 version 22H2 to the latest version 23H2. Windows 11 version 22H2 nears its end of life. But here is a bit of good news. Non-security updates will continue to be available for Windows 11 22H2 as optional downloads until June 26, 2024.
Android users can now set Microsoft Copilot as their default assistant instead of the one from Google. This follows the suit of the ChatGPT app, which was previously spotted as having the same capabilities.
But it is still a work in progress, so Microsoft is testing the new option among Copilot Beta users.
Microsoft has confirmed that KB5034765 fails to install on some PCs with error code 0x800F0922 Windows 11 22H2 and 23H2.
With the latest Edge 122 release, Microsoft has added a new button to the Edge toolbar. It allows hiding the sidebar with a single click. But it only appears when you turn off the Copilot.
Microsoft releases a new Beta channel build of Windows 11 23H2. Build 22635.3212 comes with a few fixes, and also includes a new set of weather icons for the taskbar. The Widget pane itself includes now a special section to show the recent notifications you may be missing.
Microsoft, after numerous user complaints, promised to soon fix a bug in the latest Windows 10 updates with system applications not working on PCs with older processors, for example, Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon. As some of you could expect, the issue is related to the missing SSE 4.2 instructions, which are now a mandatory thing to the upcoming Windows 11 24H2. The raise of Windows 11 system requirements has accidentally affected Windows 10.