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    GeForce GPUs are slowing down after installing the Windows 11 2022 Update

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Friday, 23 September - 22:44

The GeForce 3080 Ti.

Enlarge / The GeForce 3080 Ti. (credit: Sam Machkovech)

Some users of Nvidia's GeForce graphics cards are noticing severe performance issues after installing the Windows 11 2022 Update (aka Windows 11 22H2) that Microsoft released to the public earlier this week. As reported by Bleeping Computer , affected users have experience stuttering, inconsistent framerates, and slowdowns, even on fast PCs with modern components.

Nvidia says the problem is caused by some new Windows graphics debugging features that are enabled by mistake.

The company publicly acknowledged the issue and released a new beta version of the GeForce Experience software package that it says should fix it. This implies that the problem is with Nvidia's add-on software rather than the GeForce drivers themselves; if you installed the drivers without the GeForce Experience software, you may not have noticed the slowdown in the first place.

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    Windows 11 22H2 : la dernière mise à jour apporte quelques belles nouveautés

    news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Thursday, 22 September - 15:30

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Au menu : une interface repensée, de nouvelles options d’accessibilité, et des applications natives dopées.

Windows 11 22H2 : la dernière mise à jour apporte quelques belles nouveautés

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    Microsoft commits to updating Windows 11 once per year, and also all the time

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 20 September - 17:00 · 1 minute

A PC running Windows 11.

Enlarge / A PC running Windows 11. (credit: Microsoft )

When we reviewed Windows 11 last fall , one of our biggest concerns was that we’d need to wait until the fall of 2022 to see changes or improvements to its new—and sometimes rough—user interface:

Throughout the rest of this review, we'll identify a sizable list of early problems with Windows 11. We can probably expect bugs to be fixed quickly. But when it comes to larger changes—like restoring lost functionality to the taskbar and system tray or continuing to modernize still-untouched parts of the user interface—will we need to wait a year for that to happen?

Any design that shifts as much as Windows 11's has is going to benefit from a bunch of small, quick updates and tweaks to address the most common complaints and pain points. I hope Microsoft leaves itself room to make those kinds of changes without having to wait until this time next year to implement them.

Nearly a year later, it has become abundantly clear that Microsoft isn't holding back changes and new apps for the operating system's yearly feature update. One notable smattering of additions was released back in February alongside a commitment to " continuous innovation ." Other, smaller updates before and since (not to mention the continuously updated Microsoft Edge browser) have also emphasized Microsoft's commitment to putting out new Windows features whenever they're ready.

There has been speculation that Microsoft could be planning yet another major shake-up to Windows' update model, moving away from yearly updates that would be replaced by once-per-quarter feature drops, allegedly called "Moments" internally. These would be punctuated by larger Windows version updates every three years or so. As part of the PR around the Windows 11 2022 Update (aka Windows 11 22H2), the company has made clear that none of this is happening.

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    Microsoft releases Windows 11 22H2, formally dubbed the “2022 Update”

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 20 September - 17:00 · 1 minute

Microsoft releases Windows 11 22H2, formally dubbed the “2022 Update”

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As predicted , Microsoft is formally releasing Windows 11 version 22H2 to the general public today. Also called the "Windows 11 2022 Update," version 22H2 is a major update that brings a plethora of fixes and refinements to the operating system, improving the taskbar and Start menu, jettisoning some more Windows 8-era user interface designs, adding new touchscreen and window management features, and more. We covered many of the new features earlier this year , when the update was still undergoing beta testing.

Users of Windows 11 21H2 may be able to see the 2022 Update in Windows Update starting today, but Microsoft is planning its typical phased rollout to monitor for major problems. The update will eventually be offered to all Windows 11 users, but if you don't see it, you can use the Windows 11 Installation Assistant or download a fresh copy of the Windows 11 install media to trigger the installation manually.

In keeping with Microsoft's promise of "continuous innovation," there are even more updates on the way for people who install the 22H2 update. Microsoft says the tabbed version of the File Explorer (among other as-yet-unannounced things) will be available as an optional update in October and rolled out more widely to all Windows 11 22H2 users in November.

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    Une mise à jour de Windows 11 indispensable à faire pour ne pas perdre de données

    news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Saturday, 20 August - 13:00

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Utilisateurs de Windows 11 et de Windows Server 2022, appliquez les dernières mises à jour de ces systèmes d'exploitation ! Microsoft a en effet détaillé un bug très sérieux qui peut endommager les données.

Une mise à jour de Windows 11 indispensable à faire pour ne pas perdre de données

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    Report: Windows 11 22H2 update will be released on September 20

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 16 August - 17:42

A selection of apps from the Microsoft Store.

Enlarge / A selection of apps from the Microsoft Store. (credit: Microsoft)

Windows 11's first major update, also called Windows 11 22H2, is due to be released to the public on September 20, according to separate reports from The Verge and Windows Central .

The update has been available in near-final form in Microsoft's Windows Insider Preview channels since May, and we've already covered most of its major changes—Windows 11 22H2 will include a few new security features (and new default settings for existing features), a redesigned Task Manager, new touchscreen gestures and window management features, and tweaks for the Start menu and taskbar, among other things. It also continues to replace old bits of Windows 8- and 10-era UI (like the brightness and volume indicators) with rounded Windows 11-style versions, bringing more visual consistency to Windows PCs.

Like all major Windows updates, it likely won't be offered to all current Windows 11 users on September 20. Microsoft usually sends the update to a small number of PCs first and gradually expands availability until all Windows 11 PCs have installed it. Users can manually install new updates by downloading an ISO or using the Windows 11 Installation Assistant from this page .

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    Microsoft open-sources its cute 3D emoji, albeit without Clippy

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Wednesday, 10 August - 16:00

Microsoft open-sources its cute 3D emoji, albeit without Clippy

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As part of its Windows 11 design push, Microsoft also published fun redesigns for all of its emoji characters that added more character and texture than the older Windows 8- and 10-era versions. Today, the company is going one step further, open-sourcing the vast majority of these new "Fluent" emoji designs and publishing them to Github for anyone to modify and use.

Each open-sourced emoji has three iterations: the fully 3D version, complete with texture and color gradients; a flat "color" version that retains the basic color but removes textures and gradients (these are the ones you'll see if you open Windows 11's emoji menu); and a monochromatic "high contrast" version. All files are being made available as .svg vector graphics files so that they can be resized and otherwise manipulated without any loss of quality.

There are just a couple of Microsoft's designs that it hasn't open-sourced, including the paperclip that looks like Clippy (the character is apparently copyrighted). A couple of other emoji were excluded because Microsoft's versions exclude the Windows logo. There is no generic version of the paperclip emoji listed among the emoji Microsoft has published .

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    Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac adds ProMotion support

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 9 August - 19:30

A marketing splash image for Parallels Desktop 18, from the company's YouTube video about the release.

Enlarge / A marketing splash image for Parallels Desktop 18, from the company's YouTube video about the release. (credit: Parallels )

Mac-based virtualization software Parallels launched a new version today. As with most updates to the suite, Parallels Desktop 18 adds support for new Apple hardware features, improves Windows virtualization, and expands compatibility.

The two headlining features of Parallels Desktop 18 are ProMotion support and several new features and optimizations for playing Windows games on Macs.

The first feature is pretty straightforward: Parallels now fully supports automatic refresh rate changes up to 120 Hz, matching the ProMotion feature in the M1-based 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro .

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