Windows 11 new default browser option

Weekly Digest: Office new UI, Windows 11, tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 11 brings back some good old features, Office new UI rolls out, Microsoft Edge releases with more bloatware, and more tech tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Windows 11 build 22509 was released in the Dev Channel with two noticeable improvements, including allowing users to control the number of recommended items in the Start menu, and the system once again will show the clock across all monitors. Furthermore, the latest preview of Windows also quietly adds an option to make it easier to change the default web browser settings.

Also, Microsoft began the rollout of Microsoft Edge 86 that introduced a new controversial “Buy Now, Pay Later” feature that allows you to make purchases and pay later. However, users aren’t happy with it because it’s unnecessary and enables people to spend money they don’t have.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows, including the different ways to customize the Taskbar on Windows 11.

You now know the steps to enable the new modern design of Office 2021 and the version of Office from Microsoft 365. If you are new to Windows 11, you can use these steps to check whether your device is running the Home or Pro edition of the OS. If it’s running the Home edition, you can also use these instructions to upgrade to Windows 11 Pro without reinstallation.

We looked into the steps to perform a full virus scan on Windows 11 using Microsoft Defender Antivirus. In addition, you now know the steps to set a Windows Spotlight image as the new desktop wallpaper, create parity volume with Storage Spaces in the Settings app, and install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware.

As part of the Windows 10 coverage, we looked into the steps to download the ISO file for version 21H1 now that version 21H2 has been released.

You also now know the steps to create a local account on Windows 10 through the Settings app, Command Prompt, and PowerShell. You can install updates on Windows 10 using PowerShell, and in this guide, you’ll learn the steps to complete this task.

Finally, we looked into the steps to check the version of WSL installed on Windows 10 and the instructions to install Microsoft Teams on Linux.