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UPDATE 6/19: The Copilot changes documented in the release post are now rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview Channel on Windows 11, version 22H2 and 23H2.
Mozilla sent Firefox Version 127.0.1 to the Release Channel.

  • Fixed an issue where users with a primary password set on their profile could lose their previous session of tabs upon upgrading if they dismissed the primary password prompt (bug 1901899).
  • Fixed an issue where Linux users with accessibility.monoaudio.enable set to true were experiencing slow audio speeds (bug 1900972).
  • Fixed an issue where, in some circumstances, the Firefox installer on Windows failed to complete the installation (bug 1896868).
  • Fixed an issue causing Firefox to incorrectly reject cookies for certain websites (bug 1901325).

Update: To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu, then pick "About Firefox".  Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu.  For non-English versions, Fully Localized Versions are available for download.

Release Notes
General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: CCleaner Updates
Last post by ky331 - June 19, 2024, 11:38:12 AM
General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: 7-zip
Last post by ky331 - June 19, 2024, 11:36:06 AM
7-Zip 24.07          2024-06-19

The bug was fixed: 7-Zip could crash for some incorrect ZSTD archives.
Security Alerts & Briefings / Pale Moon Version 33.2.0 Relea...
Last post by Corrine - June 18, 2024, 01:43:53 PM
Pale Moon has been updated to version 33.2.0.  This is a development, stability and security release.

New features:
  • Implemented the missing parts of the html5 <dialog> element, including modal handling and custom backdrops.
  • Implemented courser, user-configurable granularity for the canvas poisoning anti-fingerprinting measure. See implementation notes.
  • Implemented new CSS viewport units svw, svh, svmin, svmax, lvw, lvh, lvmin, lvmax, dvw, dvh, dvmin and dvmax.
  • Implemented new CSS logical viewport units vb, vi, svb, svi, lvb, lvi, dvb and dvi.

  • Removed the archaic and wholly outdated FIPS security module code.
  • Removed the archaic DBM support code for storing of passwords in DBM format files.
  • Removed the -moz prefix from -moz-fit-content, aligning with the current CSS standard fit-content value.
  • Updated our build system by adopting parts of the old autoconf 2.13 as maintained code. autoconf 2.13 is no longer a build requirement. If you build from source, you may want to review your dependencies with this change.
  • Fixed issues when building with GCC 14.* and Clang 16.*.
  • Fixed issues with emoji sequence clusters causing incorrect rendering of emoji glyphs in some cases.
  • Made some arguments to the legacy XPathEvaluator/XPathExpression interfaces optional for web compatibility.
  • Fixed a crash when reporting JavaScript module exporting errors.
  • Updated checking of special cookie prefixes to be case-insensitive in accordance with the current RFC 6265 (bis-11+).
  • Fixed issues with external protocol handlers.
  • Fixed an issue where autocomplete pop-ups would stay open in some circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue with potentially bad file names being entered by the user to "Save As...".
  • Fixed several crashes and race conditions.
  • Security issues addressed: CVE-2024-5699, CVE-2024-5702 DiD, CVE-2024-5690, CVE-2024-5698 DiD, CVE-2024-5688 DiD, CVE-2024-5692 and several other security issues (some more DiD) that do not have CVE numbers assigned to them.

Pale Moon includes both 32- and 64-bit versions for Windows: Pale Moon for Windows downloads.

Update: To get the update now, select "Help" from the Pale Moon menu at the upper left of the browser window.  Select About Pale Moon > Check for Updates.

Release Notes
Web News / FTC Takes Action Against Adobe
Last post by Corrine - June 17, 2024, 06:48:01 PM
From FTC Takes Action Against Adobe and Executives for Hiding Fees, Preventing Consumers from Easily Cancelling Software Subscriptions:

QuoteThe Federal Trade Commission is taking action against software maker Adobe and two of its executives, Maninder Sawhney and David Wadhwani, for deceiving consumers by hiding the early termination fee for its most popular subscription plan and making it difficult for consumers to cancel their subscriptions.

A federal court complaint filed by the Department of Justice upon notification and referral from the FTC charges that Adobe pushed consumers toward the "annual paid monthly" subscription without adequately disclosing that cancelling the plan in the first year could cost hundreds of dollars. Wadhwani is the president of Adobe's digital media business, and Sawhney is an Adobe vice president.

"Adobe trapped customers into year-long subscriptions through hidden early termination fees and numerous cancellation hurdles," said Samuel Levine, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "Americans are tired of companies hiding the ball during subscription signup and then putting up roadblocks when they try to cancel. The FTC will continue working to protect Americans from these illegal business practices."

After 2012, Adobe shifted principally to a subscription model, requiring consumers to pay for access to the company's popular software on a recurring basis. Subscriptions account for most of the company's revenue.

Additional information in the referenced article.
Adobe is releasing an optional hotfix patch for Acrobat and Acrobat Reader that addresses some important bug fixes.

Update or Complete Download

Adobe Acrobat and Reader were updated to version 24.002.20854.  Updates should become available via the internal updater or checks can be manually activated by choosing Help/Check for Updates.

Reader DC and other versions are available here:

Note: UNcheck any pre-checked additional options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.

Release Notes
Dev Channel update to 127.0.2638.2 is live

This includes numerous fixes. For more details on the changes, check out the highlights below.

Announcing Dynamics 365 Contact Center - a Copilot-first cloud contact center to transform service e...

Added Features:
  • Introduced an icon for shared links.
Improved Reliability:
  • Resolved an issue causing workspaces to crash when exiting the hover menu.
  • Fixed a browser crash on android.
  • Resolved an issue where the links were unresponsive after selecting 'submit' in Copilot on android.
Changed Behavior:
  • Resolved an issue where the toolbar would vanish upon using the back button.
  • Fixed an issue where the close button was absent on the 'Find on Page' bar.
  • Fixed an issue where the 'Profile Preferences' page had incorrectly defined heading levels.
  • Fixed an issue where the history search results on the edge://history page were displaying incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue where the '+' icon was not displayed following the installation of a theme.
  • Mac: Fixed an issue where the UI dropdown was malfunctioning, displaying a black background instead of grey.
  • iOS: Resolved a functionality issue with the Copilot toolbar that prevented it from operating correctly on iOS.
  • Android:
    • Fixed an issue where the 'Open downloaded page' displayed a blank page on Android devices.
    • Resolved a problem that prevented switching to AAD after opening a URL from Outlook on Android.
    • Fixed an issue where the number of comments in the extension hub was displaying ellipses ('...') on Android.
Adobe is releasing an update with new features and bug fixes for Acrobat and Reader.

Update or Complete Download

Adobe Acrobat and Reader were updated to version 24.002.20854.  Updates should become available via the internal updater or checks can be manually activated by choosing Help/Check for Updates.

Reader DC and other versions are available here:

Note: UNcheck any pre-checked additional options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.

Release Notes
Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26120.961 (Dev Channel)

Changes and Improvements gradually being rolled out to the Dev Channel with toggle on*

  • This update includes a small set of general improvements and fixes that improve the overall experience for Insiders running this build on their PCs.
Microsoft Store Update
Windows Insiders in the Canary, Dev, and Beta Channels running version 22405.xxxx.x of the Microsoft Store and higher will see the following improvement rolling out:

Fast, safe checkout with Microsoft Wallet: Make quick and easy purchases in Store using Microsoft Wallet. Not only can you earn Microsoft Rewards points in the Store, but you can also easily redeem your points for a gift card during checkout to apply towards your purchase. Wallet is fast, safe, and easy to use!

FEEDBACK: Please file feedback in Feedback Hub (WIN + F) under Microsoft Store.

Reminders for Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel
  • Updates released to the Dev Channel are based off Windows 11, version 24H2.
  • Features and experiences included in these builds may never get released as we try out different concepts and get feedback. Features may change over time, be removed, or replaced and never get released beyond Windows Insiders. Some of these features and experiences could show up in future Windows releases when they're ready.
  • Many features in the Dev Channel are rolled out using Control Feature Rollout technology, starting with a subset of Insiders and ramping up over time as we monitor feedback to see how they land before pushing them out to everyone in this channel.
  • Some features in active development we preview with Windows Insiders may not be fully localized and localization will happen over time as features are finalized. As you see issues with localization in your language, please report those issues to us via Feedback Hub.
  • Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel who want to be the first to get features gradually rolled out to you*, you can turn ON the toggle to get the latest updates as they are available via Settings > Windows Update. Over time, we will increase the rollouts of features to everyone with the toggle turned on. Should you keep this toggle off, new features will gradually be rolled out to your device over time once they are ready.
  • Because the Dev and Beta Channels represent parallel development paths from our engineers, there may be cases where features and experiences show up in the Beta Channel first.
  • Check out Flight Hub for a complete look at what build is in which Insider channel.
  • Copilot in Windows** is being rolled out gradually to Windows Insiders across our global markets. Customers in the European Economic Area will be able to download the Copilot in Windows experience as an app from the Microsoft Store (coming soon).