Test build Windows 11 removes obstacles to changing default browser

Microsoft is going to make it easier to set a default browser in Windows 11. Now users still have to set that change for the file types and protocols in question, while Windows 10 has a simpler ‘all in 1’ setting. Currently in Windows 11 it is still very easy to set Edge as the … Read more

Microsoft rolls out visual update for Microsoft Office

Microsoft has started rolling out a visual update for Office 2021 and 365. This will give the ribbon design a more neutral color palette, the quick access toolbar will be hidden automatically, and the theme settings will be aligned with the operating system. Thanks to the update, Microsoft Office apps will now be loaded in … Read more

Microsoft extends Start and taskbar settings in Windows 11 preview build

Microsoft has expanded the Start settings in the test version of Windows 11. The layout can be changed to show more pins, or more recent files. Users with multiple monitors can continue to see the clock and date on the taskbar on all screens in this version. Users can go directly to the Start settings … Read more

Microsoft wants to improve boot performance of xaml apps Windows 11 by 2022

Microsoft will focus next year on improving the performance of UWP-xaml applications on Windows 11. The company said during a question session on Reddit. Work will mainly be done on startup performance, Microsoft reports. Microsoft answers a question from a Reddit user who claims to be experiencing slow UI elements of apps running on Windows … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 11 virtual machine for developers

Microsoft has made a free Windows 11 Enterprise virtual machine available. The VM allows software developers to develop and test applications for the new version of Microsoft’s operating system. Microsoft has published the Windows 11 Enterprise VM on its website and it is available for free download. Although it says at the top of the … Read more

Lenovo device with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 appears in Geekbench database

Benchmark results have emerged of a Lenovo device with an unannounced Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 processor. According to the statement, the chip has eight cores and a clock speed of 2.69GHz. The device has a single-core score of 1010 in Geekbench 5 and achieves multicore results of 5033. Devices with the Gen 2 version of … Read more

Hacker publishes Windows Zeroday after Microsoft patch malfunctioning

A security researcher has released a proof-of-concept for a bug in Windows that could allow local privilege escalation. The bug derives from a vulnerability that was patched earlier during Patch Tuesday. The leak was discovered by security researcher Abdelhamid Naceri. He has posted a working proof-of-concept on GitHub. He calls the bug InstallerFileTakeOver. It is … Read more

Microsoft brings x64 emulation on Arm to Windows 11 only

Microsoft has made x64 app emulation on Arm64 widely available but only for PCs with Arm chips running Windows 11. The preview of x64 emulation ran on Windows 10 on ARM from December. Microsoft has announced the wide availability of x64 emulation for Windows 11 and the company emphasizes that it requires a PC running … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 21H2 and promises annual feature updates

Microsoft is starting the general availability of the Windows 10 November 2021 Update, aka Windows 10 21H2. The company will continue to provide Windows 10 with feature updates in the coming years, but annually instead of twice a year. Users running Windows 10 version 2004 or later can expect the November 2021 Update from Wednesday … Read more

Windows 11 gets a new media player

Microsoft comes with a new media player for Windows 11. The Media Player App is available this week for Windows Insiders who are in the Dev Channel. The media player plays music and videos. In a blog post, Microsoft shows the new design of the media player for Windows 11. The app will replace the … Read more