Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) has reached version 2.0. The release comes with a good pack of new experimental features, such as auto memory reclaim, automatic disk space clean up, a new Mirrored networking mode, and much more. Continue reading "WSL September 2023 update brings with it a lot of new features"
The FTC's antitrust case against Microsoft and Activision Blizzard has resulted in more internal documents leaking online, revealing confidential information. One leaked document is about the updated Xbox Series X console, code-named "Brooklin," which will have a cylindrical design.
Microsoft is rolling a major update to the inbox Paint app. Starting in version 11.2308.18.0 the app features support for multiple layers and the ability to save transparent PNGs.
It has been discovered that Microsoft has quietly added a new keyboard shortcut for Windows 11 users. The Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Win+L combination opens LinkedIn in your default browser. The latter is not limited to Microsoft Edge.
After 19 years at Microsoft, Panos Panay has announced his departure from the company via a post on X (formerly Twitter). During his tenure, he oversaw the development of Surface devices and led the creation of client versions of Windows, including Windows 11.
You can enable the new Chrome Refresh 2023 appearance starting in Google Chrome 117. It was released on September 12, 2023, and includes the design as a hidden option. The Chrome Refresh 2023 style, also known as "Material you" and "Google Material 3", is an effort by the search giant to modernize the look of the browser by following popular trends in the software world. It remains flat, but now uses rounder surfaces and prominent gradients and animations. Continue reading "How to Enable Chrome Refresh 2023 Design in Chrome 117 and above"
Microsoft started rolling out an updated version of the Snipping Tool to Windows 11 Insiders. It app has received several new features, including the ability to recognize the text in an image and copy it to the clipboard. It has also got deep integration with the Phone Link app and can now edit images captured on the phone. The improvements are available in Snipping Tools 11.2308.33.0 (Dev and Canary channels). Continue reading "Snipping Tool now allows you to copy text from images (OCR)"
Microsoft has announced a major Photos app update on Windows 11 that adds a galore of new features and capabilities. The app now supports options like Background Blur, support search for objects and locations in images stored on OneDrive. Finally, it can read the video portion of Motion Photos captured on Samsung and Google devices. All these features are available starting in Photos app 2023.11090.13001.0 that is gradually rolling out to Canary and Dev channel insiders. Continue reading "Windows 11 Photos app gets supports for background blur, motion photo, and more"
A great user interface update is coming to PowerToys Run, the module that allows you to launch apps, to search for local files and online, work with Registry keys and so on. In the near future, it will get a better look powered by the Acrylic effect on Windows 11. Continue reading "PowerToys Run will soon get a UI redesign with Acrylic"
In Windows 11 Build 23545, which is the latest Dev channel build released today to Insiders, there are two semi-hidden features you can enable. One of them changes the taskbar search box behavior. Instead of opening the search pane on hover, it can now open Bing when you click on the search highlight icon. The other feature is the ability to set a friendly device name for the NearBy Sharing feature. Continue reading "Enable Open Bing from Search and Nearby Sharing Rename Device in Build 23545"