urn:uuid:21ed8707-ddda-585e-9e65-22883b57479a Topic: Microsoft Windows – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/favicon/favicon.svg 2021-04-11T04:23:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:2e3c6189-b7e4-4119-bf0a-3918388584f2 2021-04-03T03:06:00Z 2021-04-11T04:23:00Z Set Store apps as the default for arbitrary file types in Windows 10 Here’s how to make Windows File Explorer open arbitrary files types in apps installed from the Microsoft Store. Includes common troubleshooting steps. <p>Windows won’t let you open arbitrary files with apps installed from the Microsoft Store unless it knows the app can handle the file type. App developers provide information about supported file extensions and protocols when they submit the app to the store. Windows 10 doesn’t make it easy for power users to override this list. Here’s the least painful way to do it.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/win10-store-default-apps.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:9fa1cdcb-2e66-46ec-a316-a8bd52da75d2 2021-02-14T18:15:00Z 2021-02-14T18:15:00Z The built-in Windows 10 web browser you’ve never heard about Windows 10 has a built-in program called Internet Browser (not to be confused with Internet Explorer) that helps you open link files in your preferred web browser. <p>I double-clicked on a <code>shortcut.url</code> file and Windows asked me to choose a program. The dialog listed an unfamiliar program called Internet Browser, not to be confused with Internet Explorer. I’d never seen or heard of this program before.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/windows-internet-browser.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:85f33c7d-02cf-452e-82cf-bf8dbf0025e6 2020-10-08T01:30:00Z 2020-10-08T01:30:00Z How to get Microsoft Edge back into your Windows Timeline The new Microsoft Edge doesn’t currently support Windows Timeline. Here’s an extension that reintegrates the browser with Windows Timeline/Task View. <p>Microsoft has replaced its Edge browser built on its own technologies with the new Edge built on top of Chromium. Chromium is the open-source engine behind Google Chrome, Brave, and now Microsoft Edge. However, Microsoft rushed the new version before it was feature-complete with its predecessor. Here‘s how to restore Edge integration with Windows Timeline / Task View.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/edge-timeline-integration.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:75713e71-5768-4acf-930c-2ead3a34b202 2020-07-01T13:05:00Z 2020-07-01T13:05:00Z How to auto-lock your computer on a schedule (e.g. at bedtime) Get instructions for how to configure your computer lock itself at a specific time (such as your bedtime) for macOS, Windows 10, and Linux. <p>I’m terrible at maintaining a consistent bedtime and often stay up on the computer late into the night. Admittedly, this is usually the time when I’m the most productive. I get so into things that I lose track of time. However, this bad habit makes it hard to get enough hours of sleep; something that’s not too good for the human body. Here's how to get your computer to lock the screen at bedtime and help any of you developer-types maintain a more consistent bedtime.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/lock-pc-at-bedtime.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:c025fb9d-7656-4186-a170-0ea3b8240aa8 2020-02-11T19:48:00Z 2020-02-11T19:48:00Z Lessons learned maintaining EdgeDeflector for Windows 10 A 3-years retrospective of EdgeDeflector. The tiny utility program that lets you take back control over the default web browser setting in Windows 10. <p>Three years ago, I released EdgeDeflector; a tiny open-source utility program for Windows 10. It reinforces the default web browser setting in situations when Microsoft ignores its own setting and pushes you to use its Edge browser instead. It’s a tiny software project that I’ve not had to write any new code for in years. However, supporting it has proven a frustrating experience.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/edgedeflector-retrospective.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p>