Adding a shortcut to a UWP app on your desktop is very easy to do in Windows 10. UWP apps are modern apps designed for Windows 10. Most, but not all, UWP apps come from the Windows Store. When you install an app, you do not get a shortcut icon on your desktop by default.Continue reading “How to Create a Desktop Shortcut to a Windows 10 App or Game”
Summary: This is not like the Mac App Store. In the mac, if I make an app, I can distribute it both on the app store and other places. YOU CAN’T DO THAT IN WINDOWS 10. I can’t make a UWP game and put it on Steam! UWP is the way forward. It’s the foundationContinue reading “Tim Sweeney is right about UWP apps being closed, thus bad for Industry”
This is an open call for Microsoft to begin being more descriptive with their error messages in Windows. First, a quick history. Back in the old days of command line computing, errors had to be short and to the point. Most error messages were fragmented sentences but were short and concise. Example: “File not found”,Continue reading “Microsoft, Enough with “Something’s Wrong” Error Messages”
I played with a build of Windows 10 for Phones using only a keyboard and mouse interface. I had no touch screen available to me at my disposal. During the process, I noticed some interesting things. Here’s a video demonstration of Windows 10 Mobile with just a mouse and keyboard.
Earlier today, I spotted a news article by Newoin, which you can see here, that showed new leaked screenshots of Windows 10 for phones and small tablets. I noticed something very interesting on one of the screenshot.
Here’s a demo showing how Cortana responds to fun queries. This video demonstrates mostly chitchat. I also tried to demonstrate the “Hay Cortana” feature, but, sadly, I had no luck. Anyway, enjoy! Can’t see the video? Click here.
Microsoft is about to reveal its true vision of Windows 10, in their Windows 10 event slated for January 21, 2015. We expect Microsoft will cover the updates to Windows 10 desktop since the last build release in November 2017, with Windows 10 build 9879. We also expect Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 for phonesContinue reading “Watch Windows 10 The Next Chapter Event Live!”
We have a quick public service announcement to let you all know that a new Windows 10 Technical Preview build is due in a few weeks. The information comes from Microsoft’s Gabe Aul, who works in the Windows Division to help make Windows 10 a reality. He notified one user via reply that a newContinue reading “PSA New Windows 10 Build in few Weeks”
In Windows 10, Microsoft seems to be extending the modern media playback controls to desktop apps. In Windows 8, if you changed your PC’s volume using a hardware volume button on you device or on the keyboard, you got an on-screen volume control display. If you had a modern (Windows Store) application playing a mediaContinue reading “Windows 10 Media Controls for Desktop Apps”
Windows 10 comes with an updated version of Internet Explorer that includes a new rendering engine, and in Build 9879, we can switch between the old and new rendering engines. Brad Sams from Neowin notes that, according to his sources, Internet Explorer in Windows 10 will ship with two different engines. One will be theContinue reading “Enable the New Engine in IE in Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9879”
With Windows 10, Microsoft will bring dynamic context menus to the desktop. In Windows 8.x and earlier, context menus on the desktop and desktop apps are too small to tap with the finger comfortably. In modern apps in Windows 8.x, the context menus were large enough to tap, but some might have found it tooContinue reading “Windows 10 Will Bring Touch Friendly Context Menus to the Desktop”
After seeing a note on an MSDN article, we are assuming that the change in the Windows 10’s kernel version number of 10.0 is, indeed, real. I learned of this through Neowin’s post. Basically, until now, the NT kernel version number of Windows 10 was 6.4. Now, Microsoft is changing it to 10.0. Here’s whyContinue reading “Why I Think Windows 10 Kernel Version is Set to Become 10.0 Instead of 6.4”
Microsoft has removed the placeholder files (aka “smart files”) from OneDrive in Windows 10. This article will help you get back many of its features. Solution I have found a way to bring much of the functionality of placeholders back to Windows 10. It is not a perfect solution, but it can get the jobContinue reading “Browse all your OneDrive Files from File Explorer in Windows 10 (Build 9879)”
Windows 10 preview build 9860 was released to the public for testing on October 21, 2014, and it includes a lot of hidden gems. Today, I’ll talk about a couple of neat features that people might have not yet discovered. There are new touch features in Windows 10 that makes the desktop much easier to use withContinue reading “New Windows 10 Touch Features in Build 9860”
Microsoft had released Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview on October 1. The build number was 9841, which was compiled sometime in mid September. If you are running the Windows 10, prepare to het a newer build any day, now.