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Those who mostly work with the Windows Task Manager, be it the "Processes", "Performance", "Users" or "Details" tabs, opening the Task Manager and then navigating to the specific tab is few clicks away. Microsoft now improved the Task Manager by adding an option to set the default tab.

 

The feature is yet to release to general public, but Microsoft has already previewed it to the Windows Insiders. Checkout to know how you can set the default tab.

Published by on under Windows | Windows 10

Windows Sandbox is a new lightweight, virtual desktop environment for Windows 10. It allows safe space where you can run any applications that you feel unsafe. Once you have finished running the app, you can dispose the entire sandbox without any worries.

 

With the Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 18305, Microsoft previewed this feature that demonstrates how easy it is to keep your system safe from applications that is untrusty.

Published by on under Windows | Windows 10

Earlier this month, Microsoft said that the company will now move its Edge browser from EdgeHTML to Google's Chromium based open-source rendering engine to improve website compatibility and support Chrome plugins.

 

And now Microsoft has opened-up the signup page for beta testers to test Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Join the "Microsoft Edge Insiders program" today to know when preview builds are available.

Published by on under Internet Browser | Microsoft Edge

Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 (19H1) Insiders Preview Build 18305 to the insiders in the Fast Ring. This build includes Windows Sandbox, a new containerized desktop environment feature targeted to be release in Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

 

This new insiders preview build 18305 also includes a numerous improvements to Windows 10. Continue reading to know whats coming up in the next feature update.

Published by on under News | Windows

Microsoft on their support site announced that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) is now available to all users who manually select "Check for updates" via the Windows Update page.

 

But in case Microsoft detects an application incompatibility on your device, the update will not install on it to safeguard you against any miserable issues.

Published by on under News | Windows

Windows Defender Application Guard is designed for Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge to isolate enterprise-defined untrusted sites to help you protect your system from malicious attacks. Using this hardware isolation approach, you can destroy the loophole that attackers use.

 

Where security is key concern, you should enable the Windows Defender Application Guard on your Windows 10 system and safely browse the internet using Microsoft Edge browser.

Published by on under Microsoft Edge | Security

After a recent turnout of Windows 10 Insiders Preview ISO images from the Microsoft download site, Microsoft now pushed a new ISO image of Windows 10 Build 18290 for the Windows Insiders. This build was rolled out to Fast Ring insiders on November 28th and not rolled to Slow Ring.

 

Insiders, who are looking for a fresh installation from a DVD/USB can now download Windows 10 19H1 build 18290 ISO and proceed next.

Published by on under News | Windows

During the Microsoft Connect(); 2018 Conference, Microsoft announces that the Windows Presentation Framework (WPF), Windows Forms and the Windows XAML Library (WinUI) are now open source and hosted on GitHub.

 

That means that, you can now contribute to these projects in their respective Git repositories. Are you ready to start contributing?

Published by on under News | WinDev

If you are using Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809), Microsoft Edge now supports password less authentication to sign-in to MSA accounts using WebAuthn and FIDO2 specifications. This makes Microsoft the first company to support password free authentication.

 

Let's discuss about password-less authentication and how to configure your Microsoft account to sign-in using Windows Hello and/or Security Keys.

Published by on under Microsoft Edge | News

During //BUILD/2018 event, Microsoft announced a set of new features and capabilities for the Windows developers. Microsoft now releases an updated version of the Windows 10 SDK, which brings the new capabilities to Windows apps.

 

The latest version of Windows 10 SDK comes as part of the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 (v15.9.1). Here's the key features included in this build.

Published by on under News | SDK

Have you ever wanted to copy some text or images from one device and use that on another device? Microsoft now added this cross-device functionality to latest version of Windows 10. With the power of clipboard cloud-sync, you can now easily perform copy-paste across your synced devices.

 

Here's how to enable clipboard history and clipboard cloud-sync feature on Windows 10, so that, you can copy text/image from one device and paste it on another device.

Published by on under Tips | Windows

Mady Marinescu, from the Windows Defender Engineering team, in an official blog post announced that the Windows Defender Antivirus can now run in a sandbox to provide you extra security layer. With this development, its the first Antivirus solution which can run in a sandbox.

 

To know more about this capability and to learn how to enable this feature in Windows 10, continue reading this post.

Published by on under News | Security

How many times this happened with you that you need a bootable USB device to boot into your PC and/or to do a fresh installation? You can easily get an ISO/DVD image of the Windows 10 installer but to use this you required to create a bootable USB/DVD device.

 

Earlier we have covered many articles building bootable drive with many tools. Today, we will learn how to create Windows 10 bootable device using Rufus.

Published by on under Tips | Windows

If you are unable to boot into your Windows 7/8/10 operating system due to corrupted Boot Configuration Data (BCD) file or your boot menu is not showing all the installed operating systems, you need to repair the BCD config file.

 

In case your Boot Configuration Data file has been already corrupted, this article will help you to repair it by using the appropriate commands.

Published by on under Solution | Windows

After releasing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on 2nd October 2018, Microsoft stopped distributing the update over the Windows Update channel as well as via Media Creation tool, due to users reported personal data files missing issues.

 

If you are one of the affected user, STOP using your system immediately and contact Microsoft support as mentioned below to help you recover those lost files.

Published by on under News | Windows

Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version: 1809), which was released by Microsoft on 2nd October, has been pulled from Windows Update and Microsoft site due to some critical issues reported by the first set of users.

 

The rollout has been paused for some time while Microsoft investigates the isolated reports of users missing some files after updating to the latest version.

Published by on under News | Windows

Microsoft released the next major feature update (version: 1809) of Windows 10, which is known as Windows 10 October 2018 Update The key feature list includes: Dark Theme for File Explorer, new snipping experience, cloud clipboard and more.

 

If you haven't receive the upgrade notification, head over to: Settings | Update & security | Windows Update | Check for updates.

Published by on under DZone | News

If you didn't hear about Windows in-built ReadyBoost feature, it's a disk caching software component which enables flash drives and SD cards to act like a memory cache. In most slow performing systems, ReadyBoost improves the overall system performance.

 

In this article we will learn about ReadyBoost, its minimum requirements and how it works to increase system performance.

Published by on under Tips | Windows

Data privacy and anonymous browsing were once luxuries that people, despite having the possibility to afford them, opted to ignore. However, times have changed, and those "optional" traits quietly became necessities because hackers and cybercriminals have developed innovative ways to steal identities, data, and money.

 

Setting up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) using a Windows 10 PC is very straightforward. In this post, we will learn how to set up and run a VPN.

Published by on under Tips | Win10Tips

Microsoft had one of the most promising mobile operating systems ever... but it failed. Back before the days of the smartphones as we know them (let's call it the pre-iPhone era), Microsoft's Windows CE was the operating system that powered a vast variety of pocket-sized computers and PDAs.

 

But when it came to smartphones, Microsoft's mobile platform never gained the traction it needed to even have a chance to make its presence felt in the world's mobile operating system market.

Published by on under Android | Mobile