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I have a weird issue with Restart/Power-Off/Log-out/ background color does not follow Accent color from Personalization settings + when the PC starts and loading into Log-in screen there is a Blue-flash (same happens each time I lock PC), and when I set accent to some other color there are two flashes (always blue, and the one I chosen).
I'm 100% sure it wasn't like this before. And everything was consistent with what Accent color I chosen: ex.: If gray Accent is chosen, then Restart/Power-Off/Log-out/ background color become gray and as well as transition to lock-screen flash color.
What I have tried:
1. Boot in Safe mode and Clean boot - issue persists.
2. Boot in Safe mode under another user account - issue persists.
3. Update to the latest version of Windows (20H0) - issue persists.
4. Reinstall Video card drivers/disable Video Card and make Windows to use generic video driver - issue persists.
5. Rolling back to default Aero theme through WinAero Tweaker and uninstalling UXthemepathcer - issue persists.
6. Reinstalling UXthemepatcher and changing to another graytheme - issue persists
7. Replace default boot SSD with one from another machine (both laptops, same OS, same build) - issue doesn't persist.
8. DISM and SFC checks - issue persists.
From point 7 I think it is safe to assume that the issue is purely OS/Software in nature.
Win 10 Pro 20H0
I find this issue to be super annoying, since I like to my OS theme to be in dark colors, and mere fact that Restart/Power-Off/Log-out/ background color does not follow Accent anymore makes me supper irritated so I am willing to pay 25 USD to anyone who can help me to solve the issue without need of reinstalling or resetting my system (do not want to reinstall apps, drivers, system anew etc.)
Please find additional context below:
Here is an example of two flashes during transition to lockscreen (blue is a stuck accent color, and red is the accent color that I have set)
Same thing, but with accent color to be set as gray (stuck blue + custom gray)
Here are all the settings in registry that are related to themes in OS which I found:
Personalization settings for gray Accent color:
In Safe-Mode when I try to access Themes category, I get this, not sure if it is related to my issue:
This does not happen when in regular Boot mode and I can open Themes category without any issue.
By Usama Jawad96
Apple pulls iCloud 12 update from Microsoft Store
by Usama Jawad
Yesterday, Apple released the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension along with the iCloud 12 update on the Microsoft Store. Together, these would allow you to utilize your Safari-generated passwords on Chrome and also sync new Chrome passwords with iCloud so you can seamlessly use them across other Apple devices. However, just a few hours after release, it appears that Apple has pulled iCloud 12 from the Microsoft Store.
As can be seen below, downloading iCloud now results in version 188.8.131.52 rather than version 12 which was available yesterday:
It is important to note that the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension is still available but now points to Apple's support page when launched.
It is currently unclear why Apple pulled the update from the Microsoft Store but news outlet The 8-Bit notes that multiple users had cited issues with two-factor authentication and the "plugin not working altogether". Apple has not yet confirmed that if this is the reason it removed the update, but we have reached out to the company for more information.
Support for iCloud Keychain on Chrome is important for users who shift interchangeably between Apple and Windows devices so it's likely that iCloud version 12 will return to the Microsoft Store as soon as the aforementioned issues are patched, but it remains to be seen how long that process will take.
Source: The 8-Bit
By Usama Jawad96
Microsoft pauses Windows 10 Team 2020 Update for Surface Hub 2S after complaints
by Usama Jawad
In late October, Microsoft released Windows 10 Team 2020 Update for Surface Hub 2S devices. For those unaware, Windows 10 Team is the Windows 10 flavor for Surface Hub hardware, and it doesn't get updated too often. Before the release of the 2020 Update a month ago, devices were stuck on version 1703, which is over three years old.
While Surface Hub devices finally received the 2020 Update a short while ago, Microsoft is now pausing the rollout following customer complaints.
Microsoft states that as a part of its phased rollout, 70% of eligible devices in Phase 1 and 2 were updated successfully, but it has received complaints from a "small number" of customers who are complaining of issues following the installation of the update.
While the Redmond tech giant has not disclosed the scale of the problem and the issues encountered by organizations, it has stated that it will be taking two major steps following these complaints. Firstly, it has created a list of currently known issues and workarounds so customers know what to do if they encounter problems. Secondly, and more importantly, it has paused the rollout for Phase 3 and 4 devices for the rest of the year.
Customers with updates available can continue updating their Surface devices through the regular methods, but Microsoft has encouraged that they have a look at known issues before deciding to pull the trigger.
As Microsoft continues to work on fixing known bugs, it is extending support for version 1703 until March 16, 2021. The company says that it is committed to providing an "update experience of the highest quality" and will publish the next progress update on December 18, 2020.
By Abhay V
Some Apple Watch SE users in South Korea are reporting overheating issues
by Abhay Venkatesh
A new post on Reddit has collated a few users' reports from South Korea about the latest Apple Watch SE overheating and causing impressions on users’ hands. The post lists six cases where the device – all 40mm variants of both the GPS and LTE models – overheats during or after charging.
Most users report that the watch became too hot after being charged and worn on the wrist. Some images of users’ wrist show off marks left by the watch, on the skin. In other cases, the device itself exhibits a bright, burnt spot on the display, suggesting that the heat is intensive enough to have caused a mark on the display from the bottom. The position of the burn is similar in all the images.
Images collated from u/cozyplanes (Reddit post) It is not clear how widespread the issue is. Some responses on Reddit suggest that users have experienced other problems with Apple’s latest offering in North America that has resulted in them claiming replacement devices. It is also not known if the problems have to do with the battery. Since there are no teardowns of the smartwatch on the web, it is difficult to guess how similar the Watch SE is in design internally to the previous generations, and if any re-used parts are to blame.
It will be interesting to see if more reports emerge in the coming days and if the Cupertino giant provides a statement about these reports. While it could just be a batch of faulty devices, the risks posed by these issues warrant some form of response from Apple.
Source: u/cozyplanes (Reddit)
By Usama Jawad96
Sony denies reports of PlayStation 5 production issues
by Usama Jawad
Yesterday, a Bloomberg report made the rounds claiming that Sony has reduced PlayStation 5 production by 4 million units due to yield issues with the console's SoC. It alleged that the company was now targeting 11 million units produced by March 2021, down from the 15 million originally anticipated.
Sony has now vehemently denied these claims, stating that the report is false.
In a statement to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony had the following to say about the purported PlayStation 5 production issues:
In light of this statement, it would appear that avid PlayStation gamers who plan to buy the console within one year do not have to worry about being unable to get their machine in time. That said, as the firm does not release details related to manufacturing, it would not be surprising to see high demand but limited availability due to the pandemic situation in most countries.
At the end of the day, the potential demand of the PlayStation 5 still boils down to how much it will cost for consumers. Sony is yet to reveal the price of the console, but it does have a showcase event scheduled within the next few hours, where it is anticipated that the firm will finally reveal the price tag and availability of the machine, pitting it against the $499 Xbox Series X and the more competitively priced $299 Series S, both of which launch on November 10.