Well, well, well. Hell HAS frozen over. Microsoft has finally moved away from the, umm, basic desktop default background offerings once and for all. Worker bees have been forced for years to upload nifty cat or dog images, or even pictures of their children, to serve as the default desktop background image. But now Microsoft has blessed their customers with a sleek array of 6 themes to choose from. I chose “Captured Motion” and I really dig it. You can still upload your lovely dog images and yes, slide shows are still there as well as lock screen options etc. Right-click on your desktop and personalize away!
Have you upgraded recently from Windows 10 to Windows 11? Did you notice that the new Snipping Tool gives an error when you first try to use it on your new Windows 11? I tried a bunch of hacks to fix it, but it turns out it was an acknowledged Microsoft bug and MS needed to provide a fix. This is the error:
The key/fix is to aggressively update your recently upgraded Windows 11 PC. No, really. Go to the search magnifying glass in Windows 11, type ‘update’, and proceed to run as many updates as possible. After restart, go back and try to update again until KB5008295 is installed or your snipping tool is fixed.
Here are the details to that bug fix / KB (Snipping Tools is mentioned right away in the highlights) … a few other minor bugs are fixed as well:
All in all, nice job Microsoft.
Upgraded my Windows 10 Home Edition for free last night via Windows Update. It is very appealing and fresh. So far, so good.
Transparency, rounded corners, more efficient Windows updates (40% size drop!), new Start menu, snap groups, improved docking, integrated Teams, side-by-side snap layouts, project to TV, and more.