It is time to catch up with the latest Microsoft news that happened during the last week. We have dead Surface, weird updates, not-so-dead Windows 7, stats, app updates, new builds, and more.
Windows 11 widget monitors CPU, GPU, RAM, and more, here's how to enable
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Windows 11 Beta Channel adds new toggle between Wi-Fi and cellular
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Windows 11 Release Preview adds more live caption languages
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Windows 11 Insider Canary Build 25387.1200 is a small service update
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You'd be forgiven for thinking that Microsoft's focus would be on BUILD 2023 today, but the team behind PowerToys are hard at work bringing new toys, and fixing pesky bugs in this new release.
This week has been quite busy when it comes to Microsoft news. We have a lot to unpack including Windows bugs and their respective fixes, new GPT integrations, and upcoming Windows features.
v0.69 was released last week, since then, bugs that were deemed important enough to fix have been identified and fixed, such as issues with Registry Preview, Awake. and more. Changelog inside.
A new PowerToys utility is in the works, aiming at allowing Windows users to access ChatGPT using a simple search bar-like UI. It will let you ask the AI questions without opening a browser.
Microsoft and the open-source community are working on improvements for PowerToys's built-in launcher called "Run." Future updates may let you use Run to open PowerToys utilities and settings.
This month's release features a fix for PowerToys Run crashes, Quality of life improvements to Awake, and the new Registry Preview utility. PowerToys also now supports per user installation
Microsoft and open-source contributors are cooking a new utility for PowerToys. The Registry Preview will allow Windows 10 and 11 users to preview registry files (.reg) before applying changes.
v0.68 was released last week, since then, bugs that were deemed important enough to fix have been identified and fixed, such as one with PowerToys Run, and a few issues with Paste as Plain Text.
The latest edition of Microsoft Weekly is filled to the brim with news about the latest major update to Windows 11, "Moment 2", a reference to Windows 12, and updates to services like Windows 365.
Microsoft has released a new PowerToys update. It contains a decent list of and improvements and adds two new utilities: Paste as Plain Text and Mouse Jump. There's also a bunch of fixes.
Microsoft is working on a new PowerToys module dubbed "PastePlain." As the name implies, the utility will let you strip any styling and paste the copied text plain and unformatted.
Our latest edition of Microsoft Weekly covers the launch of the OpenAI-powered version of Bing, what's next for Windows 11, and a range of updates for first- and third-party software for Windows.
Microsoft has reverted saving settings to the registry back to the HKLM scope after a bug was discovered with context menus not working in some configs, plus FancyZones fixes, and more.
This week's edition of Microsoft Weekly is jampacked with news about modified versions of Windows 11 and other third-party tweaking tools, a bunch of Teams and Edge updates, and some ChatGPT hype.
Microsoft has released a new PowerToys update. It contains a decent list of and improvements and adds the Quick access system tray launcher. The PowerToys registry was also moved to user scope.
For those that have big screens and are working on Windows, Microsoft's upcoming PowerToys feature, FancyMouse, also called Mouse Jump, could come in extremely handy. The dev has shared how it works.
Join us in the first edition of Microsoft Weekly for 2023 as we recap all the important Redmond-specific news items from the past few days including new builds, app updates, and Bing on steroids.
Microsoft has released a new PowerToys update. Version 0.66.0 is now available to all users with a decent list of various fixes and improvements (no new tools this time, unfortunately).
Here are eleven apps (one paid and ten free) for Windows 11 we consider must-haves. These will boost and polish some of the existing features or add the capabilities Microsoft has yet to implement.
Microsoft has released a new PowerToys update. Version 0.65.0 is now available to all users with a massive list of various fixes and improvements (no new tools this time, unfortunately).
This edition of Microsoft Weekly is jampacked with news about the slow but inevitable rise of Windows 11 in market share, some new builds and associated issues, along with a "Windows 12" concept.
Microsoft is working on a neat tool launcher for PowerToys. The app will soon get a Windows 11 Quick Settings-like flyout, allowing you to open select utilities with a couple of clicks.
v0.62 was released last week, but since then, bugs that were deemed important enough to fix have been identified and fixed, such as Quick Accent causing Keyboard Manager to not work, and more.
This week's edition of Microsoft Weekly is jam-packed with news about Windows 11, including items related to its performance and bugs, growth, as well as some new features that were recently added.
Great news for PowerToys users: Microsoft has released a new major update (version 0.64.0) with two brand-new utilities and all sorts of fixes, improvements, and minor enhancements.
Future updates for PowerToys, Microsoft's set of advanced utilities and extra features for Windows, will soon get settings backup and a new "toy" for editing the hosts file on Windows 10 and 11.
This week's edition of Microsoft Weekly is full of interesting news related to lots of Windows 11 2022 Update bugs, some more details on third-party Widgets, and a bunch of app updates.
The latest feature update for Microsoft PowerToys is now available. Version 0.63 brings a new setting in QuickAccent to select a language and a reduced install size. Bug fixes are a cherry on top.
This edition of Microsoft Weekly recaps a bunch of Windows 11 2022 Update issues, new features introduced to the Dev Channel, recent capabilities added to Teams, and the death of SwiftKey for iOS.
Microsoft is working on a new utility called File Locksmith for PowerToys. It will help Windows 10 and 11 users figure out what processes prevent them from deleting or renaming a file or folder.
Our latest Microsoft Weekly digest is full of interesting news related to a canceled Windows 8 project, a relatively significant Windows 11 Dev Channel build, some enterprise stuff, and lots more!
The latest feature update for Microsoft PowerToys is now available. Version 0.62 brings three brand-new tools: Screen Ruler, Quick Accent, and Text Extractor. Bug fixes are a cherry on top.
Here is another new tool coming soon to PowerToys. PowerOCR will allow users to grab text from any image, screen region, or file and then paste it into any other application for further editing.
Microsoft PowerToys is about to get a brand-new tool called "Screen Ruler." It will let users quickly measure pixels between different objects on the screen using various measuring modes.
Microsoft released v0.61.0 only yesterday, but since then, a couple of bugs that were deemed important enough to fix are included in this patch, fixing the missing Start menu entries and more.
Microsoft has today released PowerToys 0.61 for all users on Windows 10 and 11. The Redmond based company says that this latest version focuses on building on more quality of life improvements.
Microsoft released PowerToys 0.60.0 last week, but since then, a few bugs cropped up that were deemed important enough to roll out a bug fix patch for. This fixes some issues with FancyZones and more.
This week's recap of Microsoft news contains a lot of items related to cybersecurity, botched Windows 11 updates, a leaked OneDrive client, and updates for multiple Office apps and services.
Microsoft has today released PowerToys 0.60 for all users on Windows 10 and 11. The Redmond based company says that this latest version focuses on building on more stability and improvements.