Build 19577 installed overnight. Going through my usual reconfiguration today, I finally noticed something: new build installs don't re-enable the Windows 10 lock screen (IMO, a pointless feature on single user immobile desktop PCs), but they do reset shortcuts to display the shortcut arrow overlay. A small inconsistency, but if one can be left untouched, why not the other? Actually, there are a dozen changes I make which need to be remade with each new Insider build.
I moved my God Mode item on my desktop to Quick Access in Explorer, and it does something odd. God Mode backfills the classic menu.
Normal Explorer window with ribbon.
Odd Explorer window showing God Mode with menu.
Fascinating that Explorer supports both UIs. Also direct evidence MSFT employees lie in effectively official comments. While Office 2007 was under prerelease testing, Excel developers claimed it was impossible to provide both the ribbon and the traditional menu. This seems to prove that was pure BS.
Installed the latest Insider Build and am running my reconfiguration script yet again. [Tangent: also just upgraded Linux Mint from 19.2 to 19.3, which took less than 10 minutes.]
I understand that MSFT needs to reset a lot of things when installing new builds, but one in particular has become REALLY ANNOYING. Every time I need to change the registry NOT to show shortcut arrows. Why is this an ALL USERS setting rather than each user being able to change this setting just for themselves? Not that there aren't pointless reversions to individual user settings, so that with every new build I have to pick my personalized theme yet again.
A small thing, a very small thing, but sometimes those are the most irritating.
For me, it's MapFight (https://mapfight.appspot.com/), to compare areas of various parts of the world to each other.
There are going to be a lot of special purpose systems running Windows 7 after next January.
I'm using Waterfox 22.214.171.124 for Linux.
The 3 buttons to the right of Recent Stories near the top of the front page of the site no longer change the layout persistently. If I select one of the non-default layouts, the layout changes. Then if I close my browser and relaunch it, the default layout appears again.
This isn't a problem with Opera, Chrome or Firefox, only Waterfox. Since this appears to be specific to Waterfox, a fix may be needed in Waterfox. I'm asking where I should start looking to find the setting in order to report it to Waterfox.
Some discussion of Chrome OS updates.
I own a Chromebook which is now 6+ years old. Last summer, when it hit 5 years, it displayed a notification on the last 2 updates I received saying my Chromebook had reached end of support. I don't recall whether it said I should buy a new one, but it definitely hasn't received an update since then.
FWIW, it doesn't have all the latest features, but it still works well enough for how I use it. That said, I won't be replacing it with another Chromebook. Mine is so old it predated the now standard keyboard layout, and I can't stand that keyboard layout.
For me since Build 17666 I've had to use Powershell commands to be able to launch the MSFT Store app. Many threads in Feedback about this, and I've upvoted a few.
Perhaps not surprising, Office Insider builds aren't MSFT Store desktop apps.
I had the MSFT Store version of Office 365 installed in the VM in which I run Windows 10 Insider builds. Then I opted to receive Office Insider builds. That automatically converted Office to installed the old-fashioned, non-Store way. Interesting that given the frequency with which Office would be updated, MSFT doesn't use their Store to do so. Then again, maybe there's enough Windows 7 and 8.x Office Insiders that that would be impractical.
For me it’s a joystick pointer. I’m just not used to trackpads, and I don’t like them anyway. I also couldn’t get used to trackball mice placed on the side of a laptop.
Second is inverted T cursor keys, meaning Up/Down keys the same size as Left/Right keys, so no HP or MSFT laptops for me.
I’d love more 3:2 or squarer display options, but I’m not holding my breath.
I've seen reviews for voice translation apps for Android. I've found less information on translation apps for written stuff. Presumably one takes a picture of some writing, and through the magic of OCR and online apps, it's translated into English (or whatever).
What do others here use on Android for translating writing?
Either the beginning of the beginning or the beginning of the end. MSM writing about Chromebooks.
Y'all seem to have a broken link to a site graphical image. Not a big problem, but a slowly growing irritant.