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 2021-10-15T02:09:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:4ca57e8a-17bf-402b-8b16-e6e218e4794b 2021-10-15T02:09:00Z 2021-10-15T02:09:00Z How to enable file versioning on Windows File History lets you go back and browse and restore previous versions of your files and folders. Restore accidental changes and deletions in Windows 11 and 10. <p>Windows comes with many great built-in tools that, unfortunately, are hard to discover and even harder to use. One of these is its built-in file versioning tool called File History. Once set up, it can keep copies of old versions of all your files and documents. It can be incredibly useful to restore a previous version of a file or a folder after you’ve made an accidental change or deletion.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/how-to-windows-file-versioning.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:81ac9c1b-c0f3-4dcf-964b-f55e0379fc32 2021-10-04T14:15:00Z 2021-10-04T14:15:00Z Brave and Firefox to intercept links that force-open in Microsoft Edge Brave and Firefox implement support for the microsoft-edge: URL scheme. Brave to hijack Bing search links. Plus, the history of all this anti-competitive crap. <p>Microsoft has inadvertently re-heated the web browser wars with the company’s anti-competitive changes to Windows 11. It made it more difficult to change the default web browser and has expanded the use of links that force-opens Edge instead of the default browser.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/anti-competitive-browser-edges.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:a99614d0-9dd6-47c3-9110-39a551ce4b3d 2021-09-03T13:14:00Z 2021-09-03T13:14:00Z Why can an ad break the Windows 11 desktop and taskbar? A new promo message for Microsoft Teams broke the Windows desktop shell and the taskbar for Windows 11 Insider users. Why can cloud services break Windows PCs? <p>Earlier today, Microsoft pushed a promotional message to early adopters of Windows 11. The promo intended to promote the upcoming operating system’s integration with Microsoft Teams. Instead, it caused Explorer (the Windows desktop shell) to stop responding and left users without a working Start menu and taskbar.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/windows11-empty-taskbar.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:9e298851-2949-46b4-9aaa-0fc945aa5188 2021-08-30T14:28:00Z 2021-08-30T14:28:00Z Windows 11 gets new and less stressful notification sounds I find the Windows 10 sound notifications loud and stressful. Microsoft has made the new sound themes for Windows 11 calmer and less overwhelming than Win10. <p>CNBC reported last week on how Microsoft has replaced the notification sounds in Windows 11 with calmer and “less overwhelming” versions. I’m someone who gets stressed and a bit overwhelmed by the Windows 10 alerts, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on the new sounds.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/windows-alert-sounds.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:05c72b2d-18f7-4a13-9e72-f2131d511a7b 2021-08-09T13:22:00Z 2021-08-09T13:22:00Z How to make Windows Update prioritize Delivery Optimization downloads How to get Windows Delivery Optimization to download updates from PCs on your LAN network (or the internet). Reduce internet data/bandwidth usage with LAN P2P. <p>Windows Delivery Optimization is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing service for software from Microsoft. It works with Windows Update and updates from the Microsoft Store. The service can help reduce your data/bandwidth usage, and free up limited internet bandwidth for other activities. It can optionally also download from other Microsoft customers over the internet.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/windows-delivery-optimization.html">Read more …</a></p>