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Weekly Digest: Windows 10 21H2, Surface Duo for gaming, tech tips

In case you missed, Microsoft to talk about the generation of Windows 10, Surface Duo get xCloud support, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft revealed during its Build 2021 developer conference that it plans to host a special event to talk about the next generation of Windows 10, which promises to be the biggest in decades.

The company released an update for the Xbox Games Pass app for Android that brings touch control support for Surface Duo, allowing users to turn the dual-screen device into a portable game console. In addition, Surface Duo also received an update to fix several problems and improve the overall experience.

Microsoft Edge version 91 began to roll out with many exciting features, including improvements to reduce the memory usage footprint, price history tool, and color themes.

Windows Terminal version 1.9 was also released this week with options to make the app the default on Windows 10, Quake mode, Cascadia Code Italic font, and Settings UI improvements.

Windows 10 build 21390 dropped in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program with new icons for Task Manager and MSI installers, and the ability to change whether Windows Terminal or Windows Console Host should be the default app to run Command Prompt and PowerShell.

Windows 10 20H2 received the non-security update KB5003214 as an optional update to add support for the “.hif” extension for HEIF images and fix many bugs.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Scenes from Yosemite to refresh your desktop. Also, the company revealed the next four games that users will be getting as part of the Games with Gold program in June 2021.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned many tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps that allow apps through the firewall and disable the safeguard hold option to install the May 2021 Update if it’s not being offered to you automatically.

You now know the steps to uninstall WSL2 from Windows 10 if you no longer need the experience or need to troubleshoot problems.

If you use Microsoft Teams, you can use these steps to enable the new Windows 10 notification style for a more unified experience.

When you need a color picker, you can use the one built into PowerToys, and here are the steps to enable and use the tool on Windows 10.

Finally, for Windows Terminal users, you can use these instructions to create or duplicate profiles and these steps to make the app the default experience for command-line tools.