Despite promising not to ship new features for Windows 10 anymore, Microsoft released a surprising update for File Explorer. Although not earth-shattering, it makes backing up files a little easier.
Windows 11 build 23545 fixes a number of File Explorer bugs and more
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Microsoft is testing a new feature for Windows 11 to allow customers to pin the widget board to the desktop permanently. The new option is now available for Windows insiders; here is how to enable it.
Windows 11 build 25926 contains a new Settings page for managing "System Components" or stock apps and extra features. The new page is hidden by default, so here is how to enable it.
The latest Microsoft Weekly issue is here. Learn about Edge taking screenshots of websites you visit, new features for Windows 11, gaming news, and several look-back articles remembering old products.
A now-removed quest published in Microsoft's official Feedback Hub app revealed an internal app the company uses to manage hidden features in Windows 11, surprisingly similar to the ViVeTool program.
Here is a guide showing how to remove the Bing logo from the taskbar in Windows 11, restore search highlight images, and make the search box transparent for a more subtle and less distracting look.
Windows 11 build 23506, recently released for testing in the Dev Channel, contains a new (hidden) Power & Battery section with more details about your PC's energy consumption and battery status.
The recently released Windows 11 preview build has a small hidden new feature for the Start menu: a special badge to indicate stock system apps. Here is how to enable it for testing.
The latest Windows 11 preview build offers a neat improvement for the Snap Layouts feature, allowing you to arrange several apps with a single click. Here is how to enable it for testing.
Your weekly Microsoft Weekly recap is here, bringing you the most interesting stories about new Windows 11 features, gaming announcements, controversies, bugs, and other developments from Microsoft.
This week, Microsoft announced a redesigned File Explorer for Windows 11. It is now available for testing with a gradual rollout. If you do not want to wait, here is how to turn it on.
Microsoft recently announced a new method to end processes and close apps, and it is now available in Windows 11 preview builds. Here is what you need to know about it and how to turn it on.
Microsoft is finally addressing one of the most popular taskbar-related complaints from Windows 11 users. Here is how to enable taskbar labels and ungrouping in the latest Windows 11 preview builds.
The latest Windows 11 build from the Dev Channel contains much-needed improvements for File Explorer's tabs. It is now significantly easier to move and drag out tabs between different windows.
Last week, Microsoft announced a redesigned widget picker for Windows 11 in the Canary and Dev channels. The new iOS-like experience is rolling out gradually; here is how to enable it.
Newly discovered feature IDs in Windows 11 preview builds allow enabling virtual desktop switching animations and a new indicator that can show a desktop name. Here is how to turn them on.
The latest Windows 11 preview build from the Dev Channel has a hidden upgrade for the Snap Lyouts feature. Enabling two feature IDs with the ViVeTool app lets you try smart window snapping.
The latest Windows 11 Dev build contains a new settings section for search, and it has a hidden option that lets you open Windows Search (Bing) by hovering over the search button on the taskbar.
Microsoft understands that not all users like the recently introduced Microsoft Account notifications in the Start menu, so future Windows 11 updates may allow disabling them in Settings.
Microsoft is working on adding a bit more order to the somewhat chaotic Windows Widgets space. The latest Canary build lets you try a much better-organized layout, so here is how to enable it.
Microsoft is getting closer to making Windows 11's taskbar more like the one found in Windows 10. The latest Canary build has a hidden feature that lets you move Widgets to the right.
Microsoft is working on adding a bit of motion and subtle animations when you interact with the taskbar in Windows 11. Here is how you can enable those animations in the latest Canary build.
ViVeTool 0.3.3 is now available for download from GitHub. The latest release adds several notable changes, such as ARM64 support, fixes for the /fullreset command, and other improvements.
The latest Windows 11 preview build from the Dev Channel contains a new hidden feature that lets you enable a dedicated key sequence (shortcut) for screen recording using Snipping Tool.
The latest Windows 11 Canary build has a hidden ID that lets you toggle on a new option in Windows Update settings and receive new feature updates significantly faster "as soon as they are ready."
The latest Windows 11 preview build from the Dev Channel contains a questionable yet hidden option responsible for showing even more recommended content in the system's Start menu.
Users and enthusiasts continue digging out new hidden features in the latest Windows 11 preview build. The Settings app will soon let you create VHD/VHDX, rearrange keyboard languages, and more.
The latest Windows 11 preview build contains a few changes for Snap Assist, a feature that makes it easier to arrange apps on your screen. Here is how to enable the updated version to test it.
Windows 11 build 25300 from the Dev Channel contains an interesting feature that allows ending a process from a jump list on the taskbar. You can enable it using the Vivetool app and a hidden ID.
The latest Windows 11 preview build from the Dev Channel has revealed that the recently introduced (albeit hidden) new volume mixer has a dedicated shortcut key that lets you invoke it much faster.
Windows 11 build 25295 has a hidden feature that lets you personalize Suggested Actions. You can enable or disable suggestions when highlighting phone numbers, date and time, and addresses.
The latest Windows 11 Dev build contains several neat hidden features. One of those allows you to control RGB lights in your peripherals without installing third-party apps. Here is how to enable it.
The latest Windows 11 build from the Dev channel brings one important change: you can finally drag a tab to create a new File Explorer window. However, the implementation is a little rough.
In addition to the upgraded volume mixer, Windows 11 build 25281 brings a redesigned activation UI with more modern layouts, buttons, and support for dark and light modes. Here is how to enable it.
The latest Windows 11 preview build from the Dev channel has a significantly upgraded volume mixer. Although Microsoft has yet to announce it, you can enable it using the ViveTool app in build 25281.
One of the recent cumulative updates for Windows 11 introduced a redesigned pill-shaped Search button on the taskbar. Not everyone is a fan of this change, so here is how to restore the old variant.
Windows 11 preview builds have a hidden desktop stickers feature. As it turned out, Microsoft recently upgraded it with a new capability. You can unleash your creativity and draw your own stickers.
Windows 11's auto color management allegedly coming soon to more users. Windows 11 build 25262 allows enabling the feature on more devices, even if they do not support 10-16 bit precision.
Microsoft released an optional non-security update for Windows 11 2022 Update (22H2) today. Besides changes mentioned in the changelog, it introduces some of the upcoming "Moment 2" features.
Windows 11 build 25252 has a new search box on the taskbar with one controversial quirk called search highlights. Here is how to disable those Windows 10-like search highlights in Windows 11.