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#1
Im hoping someone might know what exactly is causing this......

On several of my main shell windows,the size of it goes to far to the right,look at my example here and see how the right side is too wide...

The first time this happend I just deleted the shelliconcache but this time it didnt work.... Its been like this for about 3 years and im curious if someone might know??

This is Win98se in case ya dont realise........ Im just wondering if I could fix it somehow??

Some of my other menus are not the right size either..... Ill show one of my WMP menus also........ (Those are too wide (The text itself))

I feel terrible,this poor computer was abused by the people we got it from in 2001 (I think it was around there (I am just grateful 98se was on here (My favourite OS))) I have brought her back quite alot but she still is having some problems which I hope someone here may be able to help me with

Muchos Gracious!!
#2
Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3495 (Beta Channel)

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

[Start menu]
  • Building on top of recent improvements like grouping recently installed apps and showing your frequently used apps, we are now trying out recommendations to help you discover great apps from the Microsoft Store under Recommended on the Start menu. This will appear only for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel in the U.S. and will not apply to commercial devices (devices managed by organizations). This can be turned off by going to Settings > Personalization > Start and turning off the toggle for "Show recommendations for tips, app promotions, and more". As a reminder, we regularly try out new experiences and concepts that may never get released with Windows Insiders to get feedback. Should you see this experience on the Start menu, let us know what you think. We are beginning to roll this out to a small set of Insiders in the Beta Channel at first.

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

[Start menu]
  • Building on top of recent improvements like grouping recently installed apps and showing your frequently used apps, we are now trying out recommendations to help you discover great apps from the Microsoft Store under Recommended on the Start menu. This will appear only for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel in the U.S. and will not apply to commercial devices (devices managed by organizations). This can be turned off by going to Settings > Personalization > Start and turning off the toggle for "Show recommendations for tips, app promotions, and more". As a reminder, we regularly try out new experiences and concepts that may never get released with Windows Insiders to get feedback. Should you see this experience on the Start menu, let us know what you think. We are beginning to roll this out to a small set of Insiders in the Beta Channel at first.

[Desktop Spotlight]
We are beginning to try out some adjustments for Windows Spotlight experience on the desktop to make it easier for Spotlight users to engage with this feature to change images, like or not like an image etc. In addition, these changes will make the Spotlight icon behave like other desktop icons. There will be several different treatments these adjustments that Insiders will notice.

With Treatment 1, if a user right-clicks on the Windows Spotlight icon it will launch Spotlight experience in full screen mode, while double clicking will open the landing page for the image on desktop.

With Treatment 2, if a user right-clicks on the Windows Spotlight icon it will launch the Spotlight experience without any change to the desktop set up, while double clicking launches the Spotlight experience in full screen mode.

[Settings]
  • We are introducing a new Linked devices page under Settings > Accounts that allows you to manage PCs and Xbox consoles that you are signed in to with your Microsoft account. This settings page will only show on the Home and Pro editions of Windows 11 and if you're signed into Windows with your Microsoft account.

Changes and Improvements gradually being rolled out to everyone in the Beta Channel

[Copilot in Windows*]
  • We are beginning to roll out an updated Copilot in Windows experience that adds the ability to switch between the existing "docked" behavior that attaches Copilot to the side of your desktop, and a new mode where it acts like a normal application window which you can resize and move around your screen. As part of this change, we're also introducing some under-the-hood improvements as well. This experience is beginning to roll out to Windows Insiders in BOTH the Dev and Beta Channels. As always, please report any issues you experience to us via Feedback Hub.
#3
Releasing Windows 11 Builds 22621.3520 and 22631.3520 to the Release Preview Channel

This update includes the following features and improvements:

  • [ADDED] New! This update improves the Widgets icons on the taskbar. They are no longer pixelated or fuzzy. This update also starts the rollout of a larger set of animated icons.
  • This update adds a new mobile device management (MDM) policy called "AllowScreenRecorder." It affects the Snipping Tool. IT admins can use this policy to turn off screen recording in the app.
  • This update adds support for Arm64 .msi files using a Group Policy Object (GPO). You can now use the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) to add Arm64 .msi files. You can also use a GPO to install these files on Arm64 machines.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the netstat -c command. It fails to perform effective port exhaustion troubleshooting.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects a low latency network. The speed of data on the network degrades significantly. This occurs when you turn on timestamps for a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connection.
  • This update addresses a race condition that might stop a machine from starting up. This occurs when you set up a bootloader to start up multiple OSes.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects an accelerator backing store management path. A memory leak occurs that affects some devices.
  • This update affects media allocations. It improves their memory granularity for some hardware setups. This lowers overcommitment. Also, performance is more efficient.
  • This update affects Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2). Intermittent name resolution fails in a split DNS setup.
  • This update affects the touch keyboard. It makes the Japanese 106 keyboard layout appear as expected when you sign in.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects universal printers. The system creates duplicate print queues for them.
  • This update makes Country and Operator Settings Asset (COSA) profiles up to date for some mobile operators.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the container networking Address Resolution Protocol (ARP). It returns the wrong Virtual Subnet ID (VSID) for external ports.
  • This update addresses a memory allocation issue in the Host Networking Service (HNS). The issue causes high memory consumption. It also affects service and pod deployment and scaling.
  • This update addresses an issue that occurs when you elevate from a normal user to an Administrator to run an application. When you use a PIN to sign in, the app will not run.
  • This update affects hypervisor-protected code integrity (HVCI). It accepts drivers that are now compatible.
  • This update includes quarterly changes to the Windows Kernel Vulnerable Driver Blocklist file, DriverSiPolicy.p7b. It adds to the list of drivers that are at risk for Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver (BYOVD) attacks.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Protected Process Light (PPL) protections. You can bypass them.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) hardware offload. A stop error occurs on PCs that support it.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Settings. It stops responding when you dismiss a flyout menu.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC). A memory leak occurs when it retrieves mappings.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Windows Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). Its Post Authentication Actions (PAA) do not occur at the end of the grace period. Instead, they occur at restart.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Resilient File System (ReFS). A high load might make the system unresponsive. Also, signing in might be slow.
#4
Linux Help, News and Information / Dynebolic Is Back!
Last post by Corrine - April 10, 2024, 02:51:23 PM
From ZDNET: 

  • After a 10-year hiatus, Dynebolic is back and can be downloaded and used for free.
  • Dynebolic has everything you need for multimedia creation and runs as a live instance, so it's portable and doesn't make any changes to your default operating system.
  • With Dynebolic, it's WYSIWYG, so you don't need to install any other applications.

More information at the linked article.
#5
UPDATE 4/9: The below update for Notepad (version 11.2402.22.0) that introduces spellcheck has begun rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels.

See the above post, Spellcheck in Notepad begins rolling out to Windows Insiders, for details.
#6
Security Alerts & Briefings / Microsoft April 2024 Security ...
Last post by Corrine - April 09, 2024, 06:13:20 PM
The Microsoft April 2024 security updates have been released and consist of 147 new patches to Microsoft products. In addition, 8 third-party CVEs are documented, bringing the total number of CVEs reported to 155.

Of the Microsoft CVEs released, 3 are rated critical,142 are rated important and 2 are rated moderate in security. At the time of release, none of the CVEs are listed as being publicly known or under active attack.

The security updates apply to the following products, features and roles: Microsoft Windows and Windows Components; Office and Office Components; Azure; .NET Framework and Visual Studio; SQL Server; DNS Server; Windows Defender; Bitlocker; and Windows Secure Boot.

See the list of KBs at the bottom of the page at April 2024 Security Updates - Release Notes - Security Update Guide - Microsoft for information regarding known issues with the security updates as well as the CVEs with FAQs, Mitigations and/or Workarounds. For specific information on Windows 11, versions 23H2 and 22H2, see KB5036893. For Windows 10, Version 22H2 see KB5036892.

Recommended Reading: See Dustin Childs review and analysis in Zero Day Initiative -- The April 2024 Security Update Review.
#7
Dev Channel update to 125.0.2492.1 is live.

Added Features:
  • Introduced the feature of pinning to the taskbar within Site Pinning campaigns.
Improved Reliability:
  • Resolved a problem that was causing the browser to crash when using the favorites feature.
  • Fixed a browser crash on android.
Changed Behavior:
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the focus from being set to the tab search input field when the menu is opened.
  • Resolved a problem that caused the "Show Shopping toolbar" option to appear on the shopping page after signing in with an AAD account.
  • Resolved an issue to prevent retrieval of hashtags from hidden videos on YouTube.
  • Resolved an issue that allowed a website to be repeatedly added to the block list and displayed multiple times.
  • Resolved a problem where the speaker icon indicates sound on the site icon, even though there is no audio output following the closure of the media tab.
  • Resolved an issue where the speaker icon remained in the unmuted state even after opening the side panel and muting the application via right-click.
  • This resolved an issue that clicking 'Share' to print resulted in a brief blank screen for one second.
  • iOS: Fixed an issue where browser would crash after the share button was clicked in the downloaded PDF file on iOS.
  • Android:
    • Resolved an issue when activating the 'Find on Page' feature in landscape mode caused two toolbars to appear on android.
    • Resolved a problem that prevented file uploads on the Android version of browser Mobile.


#8
Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3430 (Beta Channel)

REMINDER: All Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel will now be on the same build (Build 22635.xxxx) via an enablement package. For Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel who want to be the first to get features gradually rolled out to you, you can turn ON the toggle (shown in the image below) 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.

Going forward, we will document changes in Beta Channel builds in two buckets: new features, improvements, and fixes that are being gradually rolled out for Insiders who have turned on the toggle to get the latest updates as they are available and then new features, improvements, and fixes available to everyone in the Beta Channel.

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

[Copilot in Windows*]
  • Starting with Build 22635.3286, we began rolling out a new experience for Copilot in Windows that helps showcase the ways that Copilot can accelerate and enhance your work. We're making an improvement to this experience. Now when you copy both text or image files, the Copilot icon will change appearance and animate to indicate that Copilot can help. When you hover your mouse over the Copilot icon, it will provide a menu of actions that you can take, such as creating a similar image or analyzing an image. If you select an action on the menu, it will launch Copilot with the action ready-to-go.
[Windows Share]
  • We are beginning to roll out again the ability to share directly to specific Microsoft Teams Channels and group chats directly within the Windows share window if you're signed in with a Microsoft Entra ID. This originally rolled out with Build 22635.2776 but was temporarily disabled to fix some issues.
#9
Security Software Programs / Re: SpywareBlaster Updates
Last post by ky331 - April 04, 2024, 10:22:01 PM
SpywareBlaster database update 4/4/2024


12 NEW items (IE/ActiveX)

11 NEW items (Edge/Scripts)

for a total of 19,178 items in database

After updating, be sure to manually enable all protection.
#10
via X/Twitter at https://twitter.com/SergioPedri/status/1775637317778341954:

QuoteWe just started rolling out a new version of the #MicrosoftStore to #WindowsInsiders featuring some major performance improvements. The splash screen can now be entirely skipped in most cases and launching the app feels a lot faster! Try it out and let us know what you think!