Category Archives: Windows 10

Windows 10 Build 18841 (Skip Ahead)

Windows 10 Build 18841 (Skip Ahead)

Microsoft is releasing a new build from the development branch. Insiders who opted in to Skip Ahead are getting Windows 10 Build 18841. For a specific reason, this build is coming from the 20H1 development branch, and not from 19H2, as was expected. Let's see what's new in this release.

Windows 10 Build 18343 (Fast Ring)

Windows 10 Build 18343 (Fast Ring)

Microsoft today released yet another build from the development branch (the next Windows 10 version, currently known as version 1903, April 2019 Update, or 19H1). Windows 10 Build 18343 is released shortly after build 18342, so it comes with a couple of bugfixes only.

Turn On or Off Sticky Keys in Windows 10

Turn On or Off Sticky Keys in Windows 10

Windows 10 inherits a useful feature from previous versions of the OS. It is called Sticky Keys. When enabled, it will allow you to press and release a modifier key (Shift, Ctrl, or Alt) and then press the next key in the shortcut sequence instead of holding it.

Set Default WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10

Set Default WSL Linux Distro in Windows 10

A default WSL Linux distro is a distro that runs when you issue the "wsl" command without parameters. Also, it opens from the "Open Linux here" context menu command. Today, we will see how to change this distro.

Windows Sandbox Introduces Simple Config Files in Windows 10

Windows Sandbox Introduces Simple Config Files in Windows 10

Windows Sandbox is an isolated, temporary, desktop environment where you can run untrusted software without the fear of lasting impact to your PC. Windows Sandbox now has support for simple configuration files (.wsb file extension), which provide minimal scripting support. You can use this feature in the latest Windows Insider build 18342.

Backup and Restore Font Settings in Windows 10

Backup and Restore Font Settings in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with TrueType fonts and OpenType fonts installed out-of-the-box. They either have TTF or OTF file extensions. They support scaling and look sharp on modern displays. OpenType is the more modern format, which can support any writing script, has advanced typographic "layout" features which prescribe positioning and replacement of rendered glyphs.

Find Running WSL Linux Distros in Windows 10

Find Running WSL Linux Distros in Windows 10

Even if you leave your WSL Linux session, it remains active. This allows you to quickly return where you left off (requires a terminal multiplexer like screen or tmux), or run a daemon/server. Here's how to find WSL Linux distros you have running in the background.