A bug makes Windows 10 show “Open with” randomly from inbox apps

Microsoft has warned about a bug that causes Windows 10 apps to display an "Open With" dialog box with the notification "How do you want to open this file?". It appears when you right-click on the app icon in the taskbar and select one of the available direct actions from that menu. Continue reading "A bug makes Windows 10 show “Open with” randomly from inbox apps"

Hidden in Windows 11: Build Expiration in Settings, Jump lists in Start, and Spotlight UI

Windows 11 Build 22635.3785, the latest Beta channel build of version 23H2 released to insiders, comes with a few hidden features. For example, the build expiration date can now be visible in the Settings app, while earlier it was exclusively shown in the winver app. The Jump lists in Start and a new user interface for Desktop Spotlight are two officially announced features. But both are available to a limited number of Insiders, as Microsoft is collecting feedback before making them available to wider audience. Here's how to enable these features in your Windows 11 Build 22635.3785 Beta instance right now. Continue reading "Hidden in Windows 11: Build Expiration in Settings, Jump lists in Start, and Spotlight UI"

You can now pin apps to the taskbar by dragging them from Start’s pinned section

Microsoft gradually improves the Windows 11 shell, and makes it more convenient and effective. One of the recent additions in this area is the ability to drag icons from the pinned section of the Start menu to the taskbar. It is new to build 22635.3785 (Beta), so if you are a Beta channel insider, you can try it right away. Continue reading "You can now pin apps to the taskbar by dragging them from Start’s pinned section"

Windows 11 Recall will analyze the screen content on demand

The AI-powered Recall feature in Windows 11 will analyze desktop content at the user's request, rather than in a default mode, as the company previously demonstrated. It is getting several user interface improvements that include the ability to organize them with tags, search them using advanced filters, and more. Continue reading "Windows 11 Recall will analyze the screen content on demand"

Microsoft has resumed Windows 11 24H2 rollout to insiders

Last Saturday, Microsoft resumed the earlier suspended rollout of Windows 11 version 24H2. It is again available to Insiders in the Release Preview channel. Microsoft has issued Build 26100.863, but didn't provide the list of changes. Continue reading "Microsoft has resumed Windows 11 24H2 rollout to insiders"

Windows 11 Build 22635.3785 (Beta) adds Jump Lists to pinned apps in Start

Windows 11 Build 22635.3785 is a new release for Insiders on the Beta channel. With this update, the Start menu shows the jump lists for pinned Start menu apps. It also allows you to directly share your files to the linked Android smartphone. Finally, Microsoft is again testing various Spotlight UI variants on the desktop. Continue reading "Windows 11 Build 22635.3785 (Beta) adds Jump Lists to pinned apps in Start"

Windows 11 Build 26120.961 (Dev) is available to Insiders

Windows 11 Build 26120.961 (KB5038575)  is now available in the Dev channel. It is a minor update, with no feature changes. It only comes with reliability improvements, and also includes an updated Store app.

Continue reading "Windows 11 Build 26120.961 (Dev) is available to Insiders"

Microsoft Edge 126 stable introduces AI theme generator

A new stable version of the Edge browser is available for Windows users. It adds a new feature - the AI theme generator. It allows creating browser themes from a text description provided by the user. Edge will also offer to create a page summary with Copilot for websites with text articles. Finally, there are new policies. Continue reading "Microsoft Edge 126 stable introduces AI theme generator"

Microsoft delays the controversial Recall feature

Microsoft will be releasing its new Copilot Plus PCs next week, but without the controversial Recall feature that captures screenshots of user activities. The company has decided to hold off on including Recall in order to test it with the Windows Insider program. Initially, Microsoft had intended to offer Recall as an optional feature with enhanced security measures, but has now chosen to delay its launch. Continue reading "Microsoft delays the controversial Recall feature"

Chrome 126 released with OCR in PDF and Google Lens on Desktop

Google has released Chrome 126 to everyone running the stable version of the browser. It features a new "Extract text from PDF" option in the integrated PDF view, a new option to search with Google Lens for anything you see on the screen, the ability to fine grain tune Memory Saver, and "Reactive prefetch" for embedded resources to speed up their loading. Also, there are a number of improvements made to its Dev Tools. The latter includes the ability to emulate PC slowdown. Continue reading "Chrome 126 released with OCR in PDF and Google Lens on Desktop"

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