Windows 11 will soon receive an Experimental Features option

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.

Special characters in the printer name break printing in Edge 109

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.

Windows 11 Build 22000.1515 (RP) adds Windows Spotlight theme to Personalization

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.

Firefox 109 released with Manifest V3 support, Firefox View improvements, and more

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 Build 22621.1192 is now available in Release Preview channel

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.

How to enable the new File Explorer in Windows 11 Build 25276 and above

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.

Panos Panay reveals that AI features will soon enhance Windows 11 and Windows 12

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.

Microsoft plans to retire Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT)

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.

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