You can finally disable news in the Widgets pane in Windows 11 to make it show only widgets you really need. This is possible due to changes Microsoft made to the OS to comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in the European Economic Area (EEA).
Microsoft Copilot, previously known as Bing Chat, has completed its preview phase and is now available to the public. In November, Microsoft announced the rebranding of Bing Chat and Bing Chat Enterprise to Copilot. Continue reading "Microsoft Copilot is now generally available"
Microsoft is about to add an Advanced Windows Settings pane to the Dev Home app for Windows 11 that will be aimed at advanced users and developers. A discussion on about this idea is on GitHub. While Advanced Windows Settings don't offer anything exclusive or extra, the page places all important options in one place, making it faster change them. Continue reading "Dev Home will soon get Advanced Windows Settings to manage Windows 11 options"
Mozilla has launched the Firefox for Android add-on website, prior to the public release of the extension support on smartphones. The public rollout is expected to happen on December 14, 2023. Firefox for Android will allow users to install any extension marked “Compatible with Android” on their mobile devices. Continue reading "Firefox for Android extension store is now live"
Some Windows 11 users experienced that when updating Store apps, the HP Smart application for managing HP printers and other peripheral devices was suddenly installed on their PCs and virtual machines. The OS installs it despite the lack of printers and other HP products. A Microsoft spokesperson said the company is aware of the complaints and is looking into the situation. Continue reading "Windows 11 and 10 may install the HP Smart app without user consent"
The newest version of the Phone Link app for Android includes bits of code for streaming your phone's camera video to Windows. Apparently, Microsoft will eventually allow you to use your smartphone's optical sensors for video calls on your PC.
Microsoft has introduced a new compact mode in the user interface for the Xbox PC app, specifically designed for Windows portable gaming devices. It is the same update that was initially rolled out to Xbox Insiders in late October and is compatible with devices like Asus ROG Ally and Lenovo Legion Go, as well as other portable PCs. Continue reading "Xbox PC app introduces compact mode, useful for portable consoles"
With the newly released Windows 11 Build 26002, Microsoft is testing the ability to completely kill the now-legacy taskbar inherited from Windows 10. The code is still present in the OS and can be used by third-party apps to restore the classic look. Microsoft must be not happy with the situation and wants to change it. Continue reading "Microsoft is finally killing the Windows 10 taskbar code in Windows 11"
Microsoft is currently testing a new power saving feature in Windows 11 that allows users to extend the battery life of their PCs. This feature is currently available to Canary Channel insiders who have installed Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26002. The power saving feature offers advanced options for reducing power consumption and system performance. Continue reading "New Energy Saver can greatly extend Windows 11’s battery life"
A new release for the Dev channel, Windows 11 Build 23595, comes with a number of changes made to Copilot. As earlier spotted, it is now resides in the system tray. It is also support multi-head configurations. There are also Ink, sharing, and Task Manager improvements. Continue reading "Windows 11 Build 23595 (Dev) moves Copilot to the notification area (tray)"