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About Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer from Russia who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Clear Startup Cache in Mozilla Firefox

Clear Startup Cache in Mozilla Firefox

How to Clear the Startup Cache in Mozilla Firefox

To start faster, Firefox caches some internal data related to your software and hardware configuration. If the startup cache is corrupted, Firefox may fail to start, or start silently without displaying the GUI. There are two methods you can use, including a new option Mozilla has added to the about:support page.

PowerShellGet 3.0 Preview 6 released

PowerShellGet 3.0 Preview 6 released

PowerShellGet is a PowerShell module with commands for discovering, installing, updating and publishing the PowerShell artifacts like Modules, DSC Resources, Role Capabilities and Scripts. Microsoft has released a Preview version of the module that interested users can finally try.

PowerShell 7.1.0 Preview 5 is out

PowerShell 7.1.0 Preview 5 is out

The PowerShell team has introduced a new preview version of PowerShell.  Here is what to expect in the upcoming PowerShell 7.1 platform, and what has already changed in Preview 5.

Disable Continue Running Background Apps when Microsoft Edge is Closed

Disable Continue Running Background Apps when Microsoft Edge is Closed

How to Disable Continue Running Background Apps when Microsoft Edge is Closed

Microsoft has introduced a couple of new options in the latest Canary build of the Edge browser. One of the options allows preventing web apps from running in the background when you close the Edge browser. By default, this behavior is enabled, and apps may remain active and continue to consume computer's resources.

Disable Preload New Tab Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Disable Preload New Tab Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium

How to Enable or Disable Preload New Tab Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has introduced a couple of new options in the latest Canary build of Microsoft Edge. The app now allows disabling preload of the New Tab page contents, which is enabled by default.

Your Phone app now allows deleting photos from the phone, more

Your Phone app now allows deleting photos from the phone, more

Microsoft has updated the Your Phone app with a couple of new features. Now the app allows you to directly delete photos stored on your linked smartphone. There's also a minor change in the UI that now allows pinning the app to the taskbar with one click.

Microsoft has updated Excel with new data types

Microsoft has updated Excel with new data types

If you remember, Microsoft, when announced its Office app rebranding, had also mentioned new data types for Excel. This has finally happened. The company today announced 100 new data types available in Microsoft Office Excel, starting in version 2007 (Build 13029.20006), currently in BETA for Windows and in the Fast Ring on macOS.

Office.com gets a new design

Office.com gets a new design

Microsoft's online Office suite hosted on Office.com is getting a new appearance. A redesigned home page is gradually becomes available to users, including business users that already see the change.