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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.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft has updated the Slow Ring of Office on macOS, bringing a number of new features to Insiders, including a new for Excel sheets, animated GIF support in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and several other new features.
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.
Microsoft's PowerToys project for Windows 10 is receiving a new app. Color Picker is a new 'power toy' module that will allow the user to get the actual color that is below the cursor.
Project Freta is a new Microsoft Research project introduces a virtual-machine (VM) forensics platform that stops malware. Users will be able to utilize Freta to find malicious software in the cloud.
Microsoft has published a minor update to the recently released version 0.19 of the PowerToys suite. It doesn't include new tools or new features, but further focuses on stability and quality fixes.