Microsoft Will Soon Allow Anyone to Make Windows 11 Widgets

Microsoft Microsoft Build took place earlier today, and one of many announcements was that Microsoft will soon allow third-party developers to create widgets for Windows 11. Windows 11 introduced an (optional) widgets button in the taskbar, which opens to reveal a customizable panel with weather, traffic information, to-do items, news, …

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Microsoft Just Leaked Windows 11’s New Media Player

Microsoft via Windows Latest Microsoft recently held a Windows Insider webcast, and the company accidentally showed off a new app called “Media Player,” which was first spotted by Windows Latest. It could replace the current Windows Media Player, the Movies & TV app, or even both. At this point, we can …

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How to Always Open an App as an Admin on Windows 11

When you open an application on Windows 11, it opens with standard permissions by default. If you find yourself constantly opening an app as an admin, you can skip those extra steps by making it always open with admin rights. How to Run an App as Admin by Default on …

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Microsoft Is Testing a New Task Manager for Windows 11

Usually, Microsoft publicizes significant changes in Windows Insider previews, but the company tucked a brand new task manager into Windows 11 Build 22538 in the Dev channel. However, you have to jump through some hoops to enable it. Gustave Monce first spotted the feature on Discord and shared it on …

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Windows 11’s Black Screen of Death Is Turning Blue Again

Dmitriy Domino/Shutterstock.com Microsoft has made a lot of changes in Windows 11, and a lot of them make sense. One that made almost no sense, though, was changing the blue screen of death (BSOD) to black. Thankfully, Microsoft is changing it back to blue, so when your PC crashes, you’ll …

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Windows 11 Will Speed Up PC Games Running in Windowed Mode

Microsoft Microsoft announced a massive new update for Windows Insiders, and it gives us a massive peek at what’s coming to Windows 11 in the future. While most features apply to general PC use, gaming is getting some upgrades, including better performance in windowed mode. The new feature is called Optimizations, …

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How to Open Windows PowerShell as an Admin in Windows 10

Almost everything you need to do in Windows PowerShell you can do in a normal window. However, you’ll occasionally have to open PowerShell as an admin to run certain commands that require you to have elevated privileges. Here’s how. Use Windows Search You can quickly launch Windows PowerShell as an admin …

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How to Replace Any Character with Newlines in Notepad++

If you have a list of values in a text file separated by a character (such as a comma or pipe) but would rather have each item on its own line, you can do the newline conversion automatically in Notepad++. Here’s how. Convert Any Character into a Newline with Notepad++ …

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