A new build hits the Dev Channel. Windows 11 Build 22538 comes with a pack of good fixes, along with a number of new features. To name a few, there are the weather in the taskbar available to all Insiders. Also, Alt + Tab has got a nice visual refinement, and Voice access now supports the touch keyboard.
Microsoft allows you to disable Widgets in Windows 11 by using Group Policy. For editions of Windows 11, such as Home, Group Policy is not available. But here is a bit of good news - you can also turn off Widgets with a Registry Tweak instead.
Phil Spencer has been named CEO of the new Microsoft Gaming division. It includes all of the company's gaming assets. This means that now all the heads of Microsoft's gaming business will report directly to Spencer. Phil Spencer also announced the changes in an email to Xbox employees.
Microsoft has released the first Edge 98 build to the Beta channel. The browser version is 98.0.1108.23. It is notable for having the overlay scrollbars feature, and includes a number of security improvements that can protect users against zero-day attacks.
Today, Microsoft announced its intention to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. The deal is set to close somewhere between July 2022 and June 2023. Obviously, the acquisition will require approval from both the boards of directors of both companies and from regulatory authorities.
Today, we will review an easy way to disable Modern Standby in Windows 11 and Windows 10. Modern Standby is a modern power mode that has certain advantages and disadvantages.
Microsoft has announced its intention to buy Activision Blizzard, one of the world's leading game developers. The acquisition will reportedly accelerate the growth of Microsoft's gaming business across mobile, PC, consoles and the cloud. The transaction amount will be $68.7 billion. The Redmond firm plans to complete the purchase in the 2023 financial year.
Microsoft has released out-of-band updates for affected Windows versions of Windows. They resolve various problems caused by Cumulative Updates issued on January 11, 2022.
Windows 11 is likely to get support for third-party widgets pretty soon. The widget panel is one of the major innovations in Windows 11. But its current set of features is very limited. It only supports widgets made by Microsoft. Currently, the panel can only display the weather forecast, traffic information, as well as the Outlook calendar, photos and to-do list from Microsoft To-Do. However, the situation may change soon.
You can enable the classic Classic Alt+Tab dialog in Windows 11, which doesn't show window thumbnails but only shows app icons. It is less distractive than the default one, and more compact. Hence it has a lot of fans, despite its age.