How to get rid of “Organize Your World” in Outlook

When you will open Outlook in Windows 10 you will find the following blue banner “Organize Your World”

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This is really annoying and as it is controlled by a Manifest stored on Microsoft’s servers so as such we can’t control it.

But there is a workaround.

1. Right click on a blank space of your desktop.

2. Select  New > Shortcut.

3. In the blank box type the following:

https://outlook.live.com/owa/?nlp=1

4. Give a name to the shortcut.

5. Click Finish.

6. Now this shortcut will open in your default web browser and take you directly to your. webmail

7. If you have more than one browser, you can also just type or paste: https://outlook.live.com/owa/?nlp=1 into its address bar then press Enter

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Mouse issue: Copy-Paste Problem

Very recently I was facing a huge problem when trying to copy-paste. I observed that selecting text with  mouse was giving me a real headache. I was trying, retrying but it seemed that something was trying to slip away. After a number of attempts I was able to select the text followed by copy and paste.

So I started to investigate, it was happening in Edge, Firefox…so no luck. I searched in Bing and Google but this issue was not matching with their database.

And then I suddenly discovered the mouse was missing the posterior pad (red area)

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Very simple and basic but makes a huge difference.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17025

New Features:

Ease of Access

This build adds Ease of Access to the Settings menu making things much easier as far as Display,Magnifier,High Contrast,Color Filters,Narrator, Closed Captions etc are concerned.

Ease of access

Startup Settings:

Microsoft has updated the Advanced options under Settings > Apps & Features so that UWP apps that are configured to run at startup will now have a new option to see all available tasks specified by the app developer and their status will now have a new option to see all available tasks specified by the app developer and their status.

New Fonts:

Microsoft Yahei is the font we use to display Windows UI text in the Chinese (Simplified) language.

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More here

Fixing missing apps after installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Problem:

After installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update there are reports that some apps are missing from the Start Menu on some devices.  The missing apps are no longer pinned in the Start Menu and they are also missing in apps list.

Resolution:                                                                                                                                             Here are the temporary workarounds until Microsoft comes out with a permanent solution.

  1. Repair or Reset the missing apps
    • Open Settings, and select Apps
    • On the Apps & features tab, find the name of the missing app.  Click the app and select Advanced options (if available).
    • If a Repair option is available, click Repair.  If this option is not available, or if Repair does not resolve the issue, you may also try the Reset option, though you might lose any app data that was saved.
    • Once the repair or reset is completed, the app should again appear in the app list and can be pinned to the Start Menu.
  2. Uninstall and reinstall the missing apps
    • Open Settings, and select Apps
    • On the Apps & features tab, find the name of the missing app.  Click the app and select Uninstall.
    • Open Store and then reinstall the missing app.  Once installed, the app should appear in the app list, and can be pinned to the Start Menu.
  3. Re-register the missing apps using PowerShell – If you have a lot missing apps, advanced users can instead attempt to restore all of them at once using the following PowerShell commands.  Note, however, that if Steps 1 and 2 were already attempted and did not restore your missing apps, this PowerShell solution will also likely not succeed.
    • In Cortana, type PowerShell.  In the search results, right-click Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.
    • In the Powershell window type the following commands.  These steps may take a few minutes to complete.
      • reg delete “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\TileDataModel\Migration\TileStore” /va /f
      • get-appxpackage -packageType bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}
      • $bundlefamilies = (get-appxpackage -packagetype Bundle).packagefamilyname
      • get-appxpackage -packagetype main |? {-not ($bundlefamilies -contains $_.packagefamilyname)} |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmanifest.xml”)}
    • Once the PowerShell commands are completed, the apps should appear in the app list, and can be pinned to the Start Menu.

 

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Windows Sonic & Dolby Atoms For Headphones

One of the important features of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is the presence of Windows Sonic and Dolby Atoms for headphones.

To get these features right click on Volume icon present in the taskbar and select either Windows Sonic or Dolby Atoms.

You can start a free trial of Dolby Access for Headphones by enabling a limited-time trial within the Dolby Access app. You can also purchase Dolby Atmos for Headphones from within the Dolby Access app. The price is displayed within the Dolby Access app at the time of purchase and depends on the customer’s chosen currency.

Dolby Atmos rendering works with all headphones. Any set of stereo headphones, including earbuds, that you connect to your Windows 10 PC or Xbox console will give you the full Dolby Atmos effect. Over-the-ear headphones will provide the best listening experience.