Windows 11 Build 21996 with new user interface leaked online

Windows 11 and its refreshed user interface found their way to the Internet just a few days ahead of the June 24 presentation. Today, the pre-release version, Windows 11 build 21996 from the co_release branch, has become available online. It has been already confirmed to be a genuine build by a variety of sources.

How to Open the Classic System Properties dialog in Windows 11 and 10

It is still possible to open the classic System Properties dialog in Windows 11 and Windows 10 that is part of the Control Panel. As you may remember, since Windows 10 'October 20H2 Update' the System Properties applet that shows generic information about your PCs, has been replaced with the Settings app, making it harder to access it from anywhere in the GUI.

Change Where to Keep Mouse Cursor in Magnifier in Windows 11 and 10

How to Change Where to Keep Mouse Cursor while using Magnifier in Windows 11 and Windows 10

Magnifier is an accessibility tool bundled with all modern Windows version, such as Windows 11/10/8.1/7/, etc. You can launch it directly with the magnify command. When enabled, Magnifier makes part or all of your screen bigger so you can see words and images better. In recent Windows 10 builds, Magnifier has an ability to keep the mouse cursor in the center of the screen, or within its edges while using it in full-screen view.

Change Icon Cache Size in Windows 11 and 10

In Windows 11 and Windows 10, you can change the icon cache size that can be of help if Explorer opens slowly. To show icons faster, Windows caches them into a file. This special file contains icons for many apps and file types, so File Explorer doesn't need to extract the icons for known file extensions and apps. This allows File Explorer to work faster.

Activate Hidden Features in Windows 11 and 10 Insider Builds

As you may already know, Windows 10 Insider Preview includes a set of "hidden" feature which are not accessible to regular users. Usually, the OS includes features that are not finished or can cause some unexpected behavior. Here are two tools we can use to unblock such features, both free and open source.

Add PowerShell file (*.ps1) to New Context Menu of File Explorer

In this article, we will see how to get a useful context menu item to create a New -> Windows PowerShell script. It will save you time if you need to create them from time to time. You get a new file with the PS1 extension instantly with one click.

Show BSOD details instead of the sad smiley in Windows 11 and 10

Microsoft changed the design of the stop screen (also called the BSOD or Blue Screen Of Death). Instead of showing technical info with white letters on a blue background, Windows 10 shows a sad smiley and just the error code. But if you want to turn on the old style BSOD, need to edit the Registry and change two parameters. The methods works in Windows 11 and Windows 11.

How to enable NumLock on startup and login screen in Windows 11 and 10

In this post, we will review how to enable NumLock by default in Windows 11 and 10. So it will be turned on startup when you sign in to or restart the OS. It is very useful when your username or password has numbers that you type on the numeric keypad. But by default, the keypad is off and works as navigation keys. Luckily, there are several methods to change this. It is important to note that all of them also work in Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7 and even older versions of the operating system.

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