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 2021-07-28T15:51:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:53b05fd6-40cd-4cd2-9095-80bf94c40f65 2021-07-28T15:51:00Z 2021-07-28T15:51:00Z Windows adds two new monospace system fonts Microsoft to include Windows Terminal by default in Windows 10 and 11. The Terminal app bundles new Cascadia Code and Cascadia Mono fonts as new system fonts. <p>Windows 10 and 11 will soon get two new monospace system fonts. System fonts are the default installed fonts that are available to use in any apps and website. This is the first time since Windows Vista that Microsoft is adding new system fonts to Windows.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/cascadia-system-font.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:65ac1d6f-f3e1-43fb-b317-b8a1c42dfddc 2021-04-23T07:58:00Z 2021-04-23T07:58:00Z WSLg simplifies running Linux desktop apps on Windows <abbr title="Windows Subsystem for Linux GUI apps">WSLg</abbr> simplifies running Linux desktop apps on Windows Microsoft has added support for running Linux desktop programs through WSL and Wayland on Windows 10 through the new Windows Subsystem for Linux GUI apps (WSLg.) <p>The latest Windows 10 Insider build (21354.1) introduced support for Windows Subsystem for Linux GUI Apps (WSLg). Microsoft Windows can now run Linux desktop apps natively. Let that sink in for a bit.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/wslg-desktop-apps.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> 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>