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Mozilla Addresses Firefox Crashing Issue with Windows 11 22H2

Mozilla on Monday, October 31st pushed out an updated to Firefox (106.0.3). This update addresses an odd crash/freeze Firefox users were experiencing when copying text using Windows 11 devices where the Suggested Actions clipboard feature is enabled. The issue impacts Firefox users running Microsoft’s latest OS release, Windows 11, version 22H2, where this new feature is enabled by default. “The browser freezes for a period of time (over 20 seconds), during which the entire window (chrome, viewport) is unresponsive to user input,” the user filed five months ago reads. “Video and animation appears to continue playing. After a while, the browser…

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Weekly Round-Up: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Today is Sunday, October 30th: time for the weekly roundup of the good, the bad and the ugly tech news of the week! The Good Samsung has rolled-out a ‘maintenance mode’ feature on their Galaxy S22 phones (other models will get this feature next year). Before handing over their phone to a tech for repairs, the owner will activate Maintenance Mode. This will create a temporary user account for the tech to be able to install diagnostic apps and have full access to the phone. However, the user’s personal information (contacts, photos, etc.) are inaccessible to the tech. Once the…

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Microsoft Issues Out-of-Band Update for One Drive Issues

During the October Patch Tuesday (October 11, 2022)  Microsoft Corporation 245,12 -5,08 -2,03% pushed out the KB5018410 update for Windows 10 users. In true Microsoft fashion, this broke One Drive (“unexpectedly close”). On Friday, October 28, 2022 Microsoft has released an out-of-band update with the emergency KB5020953 cumulative update. Unlike regular updates, you won’t get to install this update via Windows Update. You can only install it manually after downloading it from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The update is available for Windows 10 20H2, Windows 10 21H1, Windows 10 21H2, and Windows 10 22H2. Note: According to Support Article for KB5020953 this update…

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PREVIEW: November 2022 Patch Tuesday – Windows 10 KB5018482

Microsoft Corporation 245,12 -5,08 -2,03% has released the October 2022 “C” Update, a preview of the upcoming Windows 10 22H2 KB5018482 update. This update will be released for all other users on the November 2022 Patch Tuesday (November 8th).  This cumulative update comes with nineteen fixes or improvements. The seven highlighted ones listed below: It addresses an issue that causes an OS upgrade to stop responding, and then it fails. It addresses an issue that affects the font of three Chinese characters. When you format these characters as bold, the width size is wrong. It addresses an issue that affects…

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PREVIEW: November 2022 Patch Tuesday – Windows 11 22H2 KB5018496

Microsoft Corporation 245,12 -5,08 -2,03% has released the October 2022 “C” Update, a preview of the upcoming Windows 11 22H2 KB5018496 update. This update will be released for all other users on the November 2022 Patch Tuesday (November 8th).  This cumulative update comes with twenty-six fixes or improvements. The eleven fixes or improvements highlighted by Microsoft are listed below: New! It enhances search visual treatments on the taskbar to improve discoverability. This is available to a small audience initially and deploys more broadly in the months that follow. Some devices might notice different visual treatments as we gather feedback. To learn more about…

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Microsoft Fixes Printer Issues Blocking Windows 11 22H2 Update

Over the weekend Microsoft Corporation 245,12 -5,08 -2,03% has come up with a fix for user who have been unable to update to the Windows 11 2022 Feature Update (22H2) due to compatibility issues with printers using Universal Print Class or Microsoft IPP Class drivers. This fix however will not be pushed out as part of a Windows Update. Rather, users will be able to use a troubleshooter to resolve the printer drive issues and eventually be offered the update for Windows 11 22H2. Users who want to receive the troubleshooter sooner, should restart their computer then Check for Updates….

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Windows 10 22H2 Update Released

Microsoft Corporation 245,12 -5,08 -2,03% has released the 2022 Feature Update (Windows 10 22H2) for Windows 10. Hopefully, this will go smoother than the Window 11 22H2 update release back in September. Note: In order to get this update your device needs to be running Windows 10 20H2 (October 2020 update) or later (21H1, 21H2 or 22H1) . Not sure which version of Windows 10 you are running? You can check by pressing the WindowsKey +R and typing winver in the run box and pressing enter. This is an optional update, so users will need to manually check for updates in their Settings,…

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Microsoft Rolls Out New Windows 11 Features

As mentioned earlier Microsoft Corporation 245,12 -5,08 -2,03% had teased about new Windows 11 features coming this month.  Today, Microsoft pushed out KB5019509 (Cumulative Update for Windows 11 22H2 for X64-based Systems). Note: if your system is being blocked from getting the Windows 11 22H2 update, this update and the new features will not be offered. If this all feels a bit overwhelming, well, you’re right. Microsoft’s plan for Windows 11 is to return to a single major feature release per year, but to add additional features pretty much whenever it feels like it. Consider this to be a “makeup” release, including…

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Weekly Round-up: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Today is Sunday, October 16th: time for the weekly roundup of the good, the bad and the ugly tech news of the week! The Good The iPhone 15 will be the first to have a USB-C charging port. The next generation iPhone 15 due out in the fall of 2023 will have USB-C charging port. Apple is also transitioning to USB-C charging by the end of 2024 for other devices such as wireless earbuds. This is ahead of European Parliament’s ruling requiring mobile devices with a power delivery of 100 watts or less must use USB-C charging by the end…

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Windows 10 21H1 support ending in December

Microsoft Corporation 245,12 -5,08 -2,03% has announced they will no longer be offering updates for Windows 10 21H1 (May 2021 update) after the December 2022 Patch Tuesday (December 13th): Microsoft said in an update to the Windows health dashboard that systems running Windows 10 21H1 (also known as the May 2021 Update) will no longer receive security updates. Customers using it should upgrade to the latest release as soon as possible to avoid exposing their systems to attacks exploiting unpatched security vulnerabilities. “The December 2022 security update, released on December 13, is the last update available for these versions. After…

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