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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: Windows 11 Insider DEV Channel
« Last post by Corrine on December 01, 2021, 04:17:18 PM »
Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22509

This build includes a set of improvements that make browsing the web in Microsoft Edge with Narrator easier.  It also includes new layout options for Start, clock and date that will now show on secondary monitors, and Settings changes.  See the blog post for details.


  • The Start, Search, Task View, Widgets, and Chat icons in the Taskbar should no longer be unexpectedly large when the system scaling is set to 125%.
  • Pressing the Windows key plus (the number corresponding to an app icon’s position in the Taskbar) should cycle now through the app’s windows if you repeatedly press the number instead of stopping at the last window.
  • When Narrator focus is set to the Task View button and the Desktops flyout appears, Narrator will now let you know information about the Desktops.
  • Fixed an explorer.exe crash some Insiders were experiencing in recent flights related to updating badges in the Taskbar.
  • Handwriting should be working again now when the language is set to Chinese.
  • Mitigated an issue related to the mouse that was causing some Insiders to experience a bugcheck during hibernation sometimes in recent flights (making it appear as if the computer had rebooted).
  • Updated the Chinese Simplified IME candidates to be center aligned with the candidate window height has been customized.
  • Fixed touch keyboard invocation in PowerShell so it should work now.
  • Hovering your mouse back and forth between different desktops in Task View will no longer result in the displayed thumbnails and content area unexpectedly shrinking.
  • CompactOverlay should be working again in this build (aka the option that some apps use to create a small always on top window).
  • Fixed a race condition that was causing explorer.exe to crash sometimes when closing a snap group of 3 or more windows in Task View.
  • Removed the unexpected tilt animation when clicking down on a corner of the New Desktop button.
  • Made a tweak to address an underlying issue that was causing the context menu to animation down to the mouse instead of away from the mouse when right clicking a Desktop in Task View.
  • Fixed a high hitting DWM crash in recent flights.
  • Fixed some overlapping text for certain languages on the Installed Apps page in Settings.
  • Clicking the Uninstall button when using the Installed Apps page in grid view will now show a confirmation dialog.
  • Changed the new ms-settings:installed-apps URI to now be ms-settings:appsfeatures, to address scenarios where existing links expect the latter to lead to the list of installed apps, for example, when selecting the App Settings option after right clicking a UWP app in Start.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing some Insiders to see error 0x8007001f when trying to upgrade to recent Dev Channel builds.
  • Fixed an issue where some PCs are unable to install new builds, or other updates with an error code 0x80070002.
  • Fixed an issue causing some devices to roll back with error code 0xc1900101-0x4001c when installing new builds.
  • Did some work to help address an issue leading to the Wi-Fi connection getting lost after resuming from sleep.
Linux Help, News and Information / Re: Show Us Your GNU/Linux Desktop
« Last post by V.T. Eric Layton on December 01, 2021, 03:44:11 PM »
It says that you're a techie fellow who really likes monitors. ;)
I have a problem with my work's computer.

I'm trying to run a work application which it crashes with the following error when trying to do some specific actions:

microsoft.practices.unity.resolutionfailedexception occurred

I don't have the same problem with my home computer.

The IT person thinks that it is a region issue, but I have the same settings on both the computers so I don't think so.

Is it something anyone can help?
Testing / Preview test
« Last post by plodr on December 01, 2021, 12:10:08 PM »
For some reason, preview is not working.
Let's try some different browsers.
Well today it worked!
Linux Help, News and Information / Re: Major Geeks Linux Perspective
« Last post by securitybreach on December 01, 2021, 01:48:08 AM »
Well what I try to explain to people distro hopping is.. Over the years of trying many distros and testing a lot of others, you come to realize that any distro can be made to look and feel like any other distro. Most of the differences are simply default theme and defaults applications. The package manager choice is really the most unique thing about any Linux distro. You can even change that on some distros (apt-get is available on arch via the AUR). I could literally take any distro and make it look and act like pretty much any other distro. I can build from source like slackware or have a full blow gui package manager like Synaptic or others.

That is one of the major appeals to me with Archlinux, I can set up the system the way I want out of the box instead of changing and removing things afterwards. To each their own though, any Linux distro is better than the alternative.  8)
Linux Help, News and Information / Re: SysVInit vs SystemD
« Last post by securitybreach on December 01, 2021, 01:28:30 AM »
Good explanation:

There are four layers in this abridged explanation of the audio stack.

    The hardware.

ALSA has all the hardware support. It's great at talking to a whole load of different stuff but it's relatively rubbish at talking to more than one application or providing network-aware features like Pulseaudio.

In this sort of stack, PulseAudio is the only thing that interfaces with the main ALSA devices so if you want to make a sound, you either have to kick PulseAudio off, or interface with it.

PulseAudio can accept connections from clients that only speak ALSA (it pretends to be an ALSA device) for legacy reasons which allows things like Wine, Skype, et al to work (most of the time).

ALSA is the kernel level sound mixer, it manages your sound card directly....PulseAudio is a software mixer, on top of the userland (like you'd run an app). When it runs, it uses Alsa's channel and manages EVERY mixing stuff, devices, network devices, everything by itself
Linux Help, News and Information / Re: SysVInit vs SystemD
« Last post by securitybreach on December 01, 2021, 01:22:57 AM »
I've been using SystemD primarily since Archlinux moved to it back in 2012. I've gotten used to it but that was the only time that an upgrade broke my Arch install to the point of not being able to fix it. The update that switched Arch from SysVinit to SystemD was a major change that a lot of installs didn't make it past. BTW Alsa and Pulse are not an either/or thing, I actually use them together on my arch install.

PulseAudio is a general purpose sound server intended to run as a middleware between your applications and your hardware devices, either using ALSA or OSS.
Linux Help, News and Information / Re: SysVInit vs SystemD
« Last post by securitybreach on December 01, 2021, 01:17:14 AM »
Oh no, this is as bad as an Vim versus Emacs thread (Vim FTW!)
Linux Help, News and Information / Re: Trouble at Scot's?
« Last post by securitybreach on December 01, 2021, 01:16:23 AM »
Good deal. I have switched emails quite a few times but I still have access to about 99% of them and check them. I did stop using my gmail accounts though because I was tired of google cancelling popular projects (dropping my almost 90k member G+ community was the last straw).
Linux Help, News and Information / Re: Show Us Your GNU/Linux Desktop
« Last post by securitybreach on December 01, 2021, 01:12:54 AM »
It's like looking at someone's actual desk/work area. It tells you something about people by the way the set things up. ;)

So what does mine say about me?? I love terminal apps and don't care for aesthetics?
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