Microsoft Weekly: Return of IE, Windows 11 build 25174 and app previews

It is Saturday, which implies it is time to assessment all of the vital issues which have occurred in Microsoft verse over the previous few days. This was one of many busiest weeks ever by way of information and we had gadgets on Web Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Home windows 11, app previews and a continuing stream of leaks. With out additional ado, try our weekly recap from 30 July – 5 August!

The return of Web Explorer

A tombstone for Internet Explorer that says it's a good tool for downloading other browsers


Web Explorer (IE) is lifeless and never even anticipated to be bundled in Home windows 11. Nevertheless, some web detectives have managed to search out it deep inside Microsoft’s latest working system. It seems that the GUI for IE continues to be obtainable in Home windows 11 and may be triggered fairly simply. Heck, you possibly can even set a shortcut for it. Apparently, Microsoft remained silent on the problem, regardless of a transparent public notion earlier than this week that Home windows 11 was the primary model of the working system to come back with out the IE package deal.

Coming to Microsoft’s newest browser, nonetheless, Edge has additionally obtained a couple of notable updates. Edge Dev 105.0.1336.2 launched Narrator, a brand new administration coverage, and a bunch of efficiency enhancements. The corporate additionally enabled Superior Safety mode (previously Tremendous Duper Secure Mode) by default in Edge 104.0.1293.44 Beta, after which rapidly rolled out the configuration with a brand new Primary choice for everybody on Edge Secure by way of model 100.0.1293.47.

Talking of browsers generally, Edge is approaching 11% of the desktop market share. That is nonetheless far behind Chrome’s present 66.19% share, however it’s a begin. In the meantime, DuckDuckGo has now dedicated to blocking Microsoft scripts in its browser and extensions. Microsoft additionally acknowledged that it’s going to not profile customers from DuckDuckGo on advert clicks, despite the fact that the adverts on the location are made in partnership with Microsoft.

Home windows 11 construct 25174

Windows 11 logo with stock wallpaper in background

Microsoft launched Home windows 11 Dev Channel construct 25174 this week. Most significantly, this construct introduces the Recreation Move widget, so you possibly can try new arrivals, upcoming departures, and extra. It has a protracted listing of identified points in addition to a lot of bug fixes for File Explorer, Settings, and Taskbar. Additionally, a service construct 25174.11010 (KB5017214) was launched yesterday.

There have been additionally a couple of attention-grabbing issues about Construct 25174. Though it was a bug, there are hints that Microsoft has modified the icons within the Shut dialog. Equally, some Home windows 11 customers managed to set off a floating, rounded Taskbar. Nevertheless, Microsoft later identified that this was a mistake and dissatisfied many.

Then again, Beta Channel obtained builds 22621,450 and 22622,450. As traditional, the previous has new options disabled by default, whereas the latter is on. There have been some enhancements to File Explorer, however there are additionally varied identified points. Since we’re speaking about points, Microsoft has additionally fastened a show bug in Home windows 10 affecting the login indicator and language bar.

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