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Microsoft discontinues the People Bar feature

Microsoft discontinues the People Bar feature

Starting with Windows 10 build 16184, Windows 10 includes the My People feature. It adds a special icon to the notification area of your taskbar and allows pinning your contacts directly to the taskbar, so you can start messaging, call or compose an email just with one click. It looks like Microsoft is about to remove the People bar from the OS.

Change Cursor Shape in Console in Windows 10

Change Cursor Shape in Console in Windows 10

In Windows 10 build 18298, are a number of changes were made to the built-in console subsystem of the operating system. There is a new "terminal" tab in console option that allows adjusting several new options for the Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL. One of them is the ability to change the cursor shape.

Microsoft is Testing Separate Search and Cortana UI

Microsoft is Testing Separate Search and Cortana UI

Along with a new header for Settings, Microsoft is testing yet another change in Windows 10. In the latest Insider Preview build, developers separated Cortana and search in the taskbar by giving them individual taskbar buttons and flyouts.

Firefox 65: MSI Installer, and more

Firefox 65: MSI Installer, and more

For Firefox 65, the team behind the browser is going to offer MSI installers for Windows. MSI installers will not replace traditional executable file installers (*.exe), they will be additionally offered for download.

Skype UWP now includes a system tray icon

Skype UWP now includes a system tray icon

As you may remember, Microsoft was working on adding a tray icon to their modern version of the Skype app. The latest version 8.36.76.38 of Skype Insider Preview finally features that long awaited change.

Windows 10 Settings App May Get a New Header

Windows 10 Settings App May Get a New Header

Microsoft is working on an update to the built-in Windows 10 Settings app, which may get a fancy header soon. The feature is already available to a small select group of Windows Insiders.

Vivaldi 2.2 is out, here are the key changes

Vivaldi 2.2 is out, here are the key changes

Here is great news for all Vivaldi users. The team behind the browser released Vivaldi 2.2. It is a major milestone in its development history. Let's see what has changed.

Change Offline Files Sync Schedule in Windows 10

Change Offline Files Sync Schedule in Windows 10

Offline Files is a special feature of Windows that allows you to access files stored on a network share locally, even when you are not connected to that network. In modern Windows version, it includes a special "Always Offline" mode, that saves your bandwidth by syncing files between your PC and the appropriate network share periodically. Today, we will see how to change the Offline Files sync schedule.