Eagle-eyed enthusiasts have discovered a new hidden option in the Settings app that is responsible for shipping some experimental features to Windows 11 Insiders. While the option does nothing as of this moment, it indicates that Microsoft may want to make its A/B testing more clear and transparent.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed in a message to employees that by March 31, 2023, the company will lay off about 10 thousand people, which is approximately 5% of the total number of Microsoft employees.
A number of reports on the web indicate that a regression in the Edge 109 code breaks its printing feature. It affects all supported platforms, including Windows 10 and all versions of Windows 11. Edge 109 was released just a few days ago. Here's what makes is stall when you press Ctrl + P and how to fix it.
In addition to an update for Windows 22H2, Microsoft also updates the original release of Windows 11 with KB5019274. The patch is now available to Insiders on the Release Preview channel, and raises the OS version to Windows 11 Build 22000.1515. It brings with it two new features to Settings, a dedicated "Windows Spotlight" theme in Personalization and a new Microsoft Account page with OneDrive subscription options and storage alerts.
The Mozilla team has released the Firefox 109 web browser, along with a long-term branch update to version 102.7.0. Firefox 110 enters Beta, and is scheduled for release on February 14. Firefox 109 is notable for supporting the third version of the Chrome add-on manifest, a refined look of the Firefox View page, and more. Also, it drops Colorways from themes.
Windows 11, version 22H2, has got a new patch KB5022360 in the Release Preview channel. It raises the OS version to Build 22621.1192. With this update, Windows 11 will require less reboots when upgrading. Besides, .NET Preview updates will now appear as optional updates in the Settings app. Finally, KB5022360 includes a good pack of fixes that improve reliability of the operating system and apps, including Explorer, search, RDP, Edge, and many others.
In our today's tutorial, we will look at how to customize the Windows 11 Task Manager and change columns you see on its pages, and other options.
We recently covered that Microsoft is working on a huge update for the built-in File Explorer app. It will include a new left pane, a new start page with extra details for recently used files. Finally, it will have several new panels, such as "Activities", "Conversations", "Shared Status", and "Insights". The latter can now be enabled.
Microsof's EVP & Chief Product Officer Panos Panay during his session at AMD's CES 2023 mentioned significant changes coming to the next generation of operating system from Redmond. When discussing AI features in the latest AMD chips, he pointed that the new software will heavily use AI and how hardware solutions will help it.
Starting in Windows 11 Build 25276, Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool, or simply MSDT, includes a hidden app deprecation notification with a link to the appropriate support page. The EOL time is set somewhere in 2025 that indicates that next-gen Windows version will not offer it, or may not support it after all.