Microsoft is finally killing the Windows 10 taskbar code in Windows 11

With the newly released Windows 11 Build 26002, Microsoft is testing the ability to completely kill the now-legacy taskbar inherited from Windows 10. The code is still present in the OS and can be used by third-party apps to restore the classic look. Microsoft must be not happy with the situation and wants to change it.

New Energy Saver can greatly extend Windows 11’s battery life

Microsoft is currently testing a new power saving feature in Windows 11 that allows users to extend the battery life of their PCs. This feature is currently available to Canary Channel insiders who have installed Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26002. The power saving feature offers advanced options for reducing power consumption and system performance.

Windows 11 Build 23595 (Dev) moves Copilot to the notification area (tray)

A new release for the Dev channel, Windows 11 Build 23595, comes with a number of changes made to Copilot. As earlier spotted, it is now resides in the system tray. It is also support multi-head configurations. There are also Ink, sharing, and Task Manager improvements.

Paint CoCreator is now available in Windows 11, stable versions

Windows 11 users running the stable OS version now have access to the CoCreator in Microsoft Paint, an image generator powered by the DALL-E 3 neural network. It has been available in the Canary and Dev channels since September and recently made its way to the Release Preview channel. Now, it is available to the public. Sadly, it is locked down to select countries.

Just a JSON file in Windows 11 enables Edge, Bing, and Search ads removal

Microsoft announced last week that it will allow uninstalling Microsoft Edge in the European Economic Area (EEA) in compliance with the Digital Markets Act (DMA). Even more, Microsoft has done more drastic alterations to Windows 10 and Windows 11. In the near future, EU users will have the ability to remove Microsoft Edge, deactivate Bing in taskbar search, and eliminate the MSN news feed from the widget panel, among other changes.

Windows 11 will allow removing Edge, Bing and disable ads for EU users

According to Microsoft, Windows 11 users in the European Economic Area (EEA) will have the ability to deactivate the built-in Bing search, disable the Microsoft News feed and ads in the Widgets pane,  remove Microsoft Edge, and add third-party search engines, including Google. The changes are part of reforms the company is making to its operating system to comply with the EU Digital Markets Act, which comes into force in 2024. Under the new rules, Microsoft will be required to comply with many regulations, including making it easy to remove pre-installed apps and change default settings.

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